Dear Family and Friends,
Happy Holidays! We have had a pretty much perfect 2008 and can't wait to share what our family has been up to over the past few months.
Camber started school this year, but her time in kindergarten was short lived. She is really mature for her age and wasn't really being challenged academically (she can read chapter books), so school officials moved her up to first grade after the first week of classes. In addition to taking piano, oil painting, horseback riding, ballroom dance, and Chinese language lessons, Camber also plays the violin on a third grade level.
Kellen and Cortlen are five years old and are twins, as in they were both in my belly together and were born at the same time and have the same birthday. Even though they are two different people with radically different personalities and interests, I like to talk about them as if they were one entity because it's cute and I get a lot more attention as a mother of multiples instead of a mother of multiple children. KC as I like to call them, is the smartest kid in preschool, as evidenced by the fact that he is given double the amount of work as his classmates. When he's not ripping through alphabet worksheets and linear algebra equations at the speed of light, you can find KC getting a head start on his Eagle Project or inventing ancient civilizations on the Internet.
Cameron ties with his three older siblings as THE BEST BABY EVER!!! He slept through the night on his first day home from the hospital and never cries. He also inherited the family genius genes. You would hardly know that he's only 11 weeks old just by looking at him; he's that advanced for his age.
I was one of the lucky few to have an easy pregnancy and even easier labor and delivery. I only pushed three times and out he came! Within a week after delivery, I was back into my skinny jeans and skintight see-through sweaters. My doctors call me a medical marvel because instead of shriveling up and drooping down like most women's breasts do after pregnancy, my boobs miraculously blossomed into the perfectly perky specimens that they are today. I can't explain why I have such a large and buoyant rack, but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with God rewarding me for being such a good mom and perfect wife.
My hubby loves his job more than ever, especially now that he can work from home 4 days each week. While the kids are at school (and Cameron sleeps of course), we take long walks on the beach, cuddle on the couch, and go grocery shopping together.
We hope but highly doubt that your 2009 will be as good as ours.
With love and a great big group hug,
The Mathews Family