How did these two hand-holding babies...
turn into these super sweet six year olds?!?!?
Today our sweet friend Jewell turns 6! She and Parker are only two months apart and it seems like just yesterday that we were gathered in the hospital welcoming them into our families. Time sure does fly!
We were able to help Jewell celebrate her birthday this past Saturday with a fun party at the skating rink. Parker had already been skating at another friend's party, so I knew he would love it! He laced up his skates as soon as we arrived and was off!
Eden was another story. I knew she would like it if she would just give it a try, but she wouldn't even think about it. She was happy to watch Parker make his laps around the rink, but quickly said "I don't want to skate" anytime I asked her if she wanted to join him. Even Parker begged her to come try (which I thought might make her change her mind), but she stayed firm with her "No!".
I have learned over the years that if I will just sit back and be patient, my kids who are not risk takers will eventually come around and give things a try. The less I push them, the more likely they are to try something new.
Just as I thought, right before pizza and cupcakes, Eden looked at me and said, "After I eat a cupcake, I want to skate.".
We had so much fun and were so glad that we were able to help Jewell celebrate her special day! Happy Birthday, Jewell! We love you!