New addition for a New School Year

We welcome little Zelie Therese on October 16th. She was 8lbs 6ozs and 19 3/4 inches. She certainly made a place in the family with her robust cries. Max seems to be mesmerized with her presence and signs baby when she cries and greets her every day with a kiss. He likes to see that she has toes just like him, she has ears, just like him, and his favorite, she has a nose, just like him!
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Opie and Max here at our back to school picture time. Opie desperately needs a new blog name. I am thinking of changing it now that he’s a Freshman in Highschool. He has continued to thrive with the Maryland Conservatory of Music and has worked diligently on Beethoven, Bach, and Chopin all summer. He has also decided to join the Ice Hockey team and has been practicing his skills weekly. Max is adorable and I love to see him communicate with us. He signs about 40 words and is in love with the ABCs and Numbers! At any given moment, he busts out singing his version of the ABCs and chanting two, nine, zero, two…etc…
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MM entered the third grade this year. She’s been enjoying soccer and just can’t wait for each Saturday game to come along. She is a ball of energy every day!
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Bluebelle entered the fifth grade and has been enjoying all of her subjects. She is the first one awake and half the time tells me she’s half way finished with school before I’ve even had coffee.

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Moonbeam is now in the 7th grade. She worked with the Home School group over the summer taking several parts in the Romeo and Juliet play they filmed. We look forward to the viewing of the movie in the Winter once it is edited. She also decided one day to climb up a tree 7 feet and then fall down… sort of like Pooh Bear, hitting every branch on her way down and breaking her collarbone. She has been healing for weeks now and is ready for a thumbs up from her Doctor next week.
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Cookie, who also needs a new blog name, is now a Senior! She’s added many new things to her school year. She has taken on her first job and is saving money towards college. We’ve been very proud of her ambition to not spend any of it. She is also dual enrolled with the local community college picking up a few credits towards college while completing her High School credits.

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FALL BONUS to POST:
To add to the fun, some of the kids went to the pumpkin patch yesterday. Our house is full of pumpkins.
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5 thoughts on “New addition for a New School Year

  1. It’s so good to see you all again! Congratulations on your precious little girl! Love her name. I can’t believe how much the kids have grown. Cookie is gorgeous and Opie… wow, what a handsome young man! And yes, they need new nicknames! 😉 Miss you guys!

  2. I’ve been eagerly waiting for your blessed announcement!! Congratulations!! I am in tears to imagine all the Martin family smiling down on you from heaven…….

  3. Emily, thank you so much for sharing the updated photos of your children. Zelie is a doll! I have been wondering about her and her appearance into the world. Max is too cute and growing like a little weed. I know you are so very proud of all of your children. It is always good to read your posts and hear from you. May God continue to Bless you and your beautiful family!!

  4. Congratulations to you and your whole family on the birth of baby Zelie! She’s breathtaking! I can’t wait to meet her. It has been such an honor getting to know you and your lovely family. You’re such a sweet and gentle soul, just like Therese 😉

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