"a portrait of each of my children, once each week, in 2014"
Cruz: I love this boy's big personality and fiery spirit, but his soft heart is what makes mine melt. He watched Frosty the Snowman for the first time this weekend on one of our many trips to Cedar Falls. And soon after Frosty melted and I heard Karen crying in the greenhouse, I looked back to see big tears all welled up in Cruz's eyes. His mouth was all tightened up and he was trying so hard not to cry. We had a little talk about magic and before too long, well, "he'll-be-back-again-someday." :)
Mila: We spent some time on Grandma's porch yesterday, smoked ribs and baked potatoes on the Big Green Egg, and even had the windows cracked in the kitchen a bit. If it wasn't for the Christmas tree, you would have thought spring was just around the corner. Mila is working on two molars and was a little out of sorts on Sunday. But she loved it on the porch and thought she was pretty cool waving to all the birdies.