My children have been quite cooperative with picture taking. It is such a blessing to be the one looking through the view finder. I am incredibly thankful to be a part of each of my children's lives.
Anna is a true beauty. She possesses so many qualities that she doesn't even realize. Not only is she incredibly gorgeous with her strawberry blonde hair and baby blue eyes, but she is dependable, bold, and energetic. She can spark up a friendship much easier than most. Give Anna a piece of fruit and a cup of hot tea and she is content. Anna is taking guitar lessons, and I hope that one day she is brave enough to play in front of a crowd because I think she would do great!
Sveta is sixteen years old. She cares deeply for those who are in pain. She has the prettiest twinkle in her eyes and a great sense of humor. She keeps a very neat room, and is proud that she doesn't keep tons of stuff. Every night Sveta asks me if I would like a glass of tea. It is very sweet of her. Sveta is diligent to get her school work done, no matter what is going on. She loves ranch dressing and Chinese food. She enjoys listening to music and singing along.
This is how Caleb really smiles. Wink, wink.
Caleb is a senior this year. It is hard to believe that he was once a little boy with the cutest little voice and silly smile. He sure has grown up. He is very responsible and outgoing. He is loyal to his family and friends. After years of Caleb not wanting to eat raw fruits and vegetables, we have finally figured out why. Each time he eats them he has severe chest pain and a burning mouth and after some research it appears that he has Oral Allergy Syndrome. Thankfully, he has no problems eating cooked vegetables. Caleb is hard working. He is well rounded. And he gives the best foot massages ever!
Jonny goes by Jonathan at school but I think he will always be my Jonny. He is smart, funny, and never fails to give me hugs throughout the day. He has a great memory and often reminds me of things that I need to do. Jonny is a bit accident prone-- two scars on his forehead, two chipped front teeth, and numerous bee stings-- but he does not let that stop him. He is an inspiration! Jonny is a great student too.
William is one of a kind. He has a strange sense of humor, but is able to make us all laugh. He is springy, energetic, and fearless! He is a stuntman. He is determined. He can do anything he puts his mind to. He likes things in a particular order. William is a literal thinker. He takes everything at face value. William would be happy to live on hamburgers, chicken nuggets, and cereal for the rest of his life. In all honesty, William can be difficult to understand, but once you really get to know him it makes it all worthwhile. Recently, I was given the book, Look Me in the Eyes. Let me just say that it was a very therapeutic read.