One thing we try to be very intentional about is spending time with the kids alone, or 2 at a time. Kevin generally does a Costco run 2 or 3 Saturdays a month and often takes a couple kids with him while I do whatever else needs to be done with the others. I often take the girls with me to do "girl things" while the boys will do "boy things" with Kevin. Sometimes they get one on one time with us as well. Besides Tate, who had me to himself all school year last year, we rarely get to talk to them one on one and spend quality time where they are allowed to have us all to themselves. So we take time out to do that occasionally. Something like a trip to the market can be special if you make it that way. :)
I remember this trip to Target was just Lily and I. I let her pick out whatever she wanted at Starbucks. The lady put lots of extra carmel swirls in it for her too! She sat in the cart and we browsed around at whatever she wanted to besides getting the things we went for. Can't you just see the sparkle in her eyes? :) I love that!
Our sweet Lily Grace. We love you so much! You are super silly, sassy, full of spunk, love to have a good time, and can be very quiet if it suits you. Most people who spend time with you will comment on your contagious laughter. You have the most awesome laugh! (It was one of the first things we noticed about you.) You love to read, shop, play with your dolls, drink Starbucks, and help around the house. You are a very good listener and an awesome helper. You will make a fabulous mom some day. I can't wait to see what life holds for you!