Thursday, August 25, 2016

First Day of School 2016-2017

First Day of School: August 22nd 2016

Aidan Riley, 9th Grade

Breslyn Claire, 3rd Grade

Owen Brady, 1st Grade

Finley Patrick, 5th Grade

Mhm....Aidan's eyes are closed, Finn's holding in a laugh from me asking them to "model" their backpacks...and then of course you can always count on Owen to make the funniest faces, even though he swears he is smiling.  ;)

One more day and the first week of school will be complete!! 

Day in the Life

5:45...morning walk/jog

6:45...making lunches for 5

7:45...first day of school pics

8:45...drop the big one off at high school...cry all the way home

9:45...Quiet time in the prayer closet

10:45...laundry and more laundry 

11:45...lunch with Daisy

 12:45...sweep and mop all the floors

1:45...lesson plan, snack and check my to-do list

2:45...dinner in the crockpot...chicken salsa pick up line (which was insane- like I've NEVER seen it so bad, not even on past first days)

4:45...pick the big one up early because football practice was cancelled due to bad weather...

5:45...dinner life and too busy to take a pic...apparently. :(
7:45...bedtime, books, singing and prayers

8:45...turned his unibrow into two brows

9:45...watching tv and too tired to get up and take a good all you get is this


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

JULY 2016 Round Up

Since the kids are starting school this coming Monday, I should probably post about our July!!
There was a lot of dominos and UNO played this month!  Too stinking hot to do much else!  

I highlighted my hair....and loved it!  It's about time to put this box stuff back time for school!

We celebrated the 4th with the Szymanski's again!!  They rented an amazing waterslide that the kids absolutely loved (as well as some of the mommies...that is Ashlee on the top right!!!)!  

The actual 4th we watched fireworks at a church friend's house!  They are always so gracious to provide an amazing show!!  

 Aidan was at camp the week of the 4th....I only have pics I could steal off FB.  They weren't allowed to take their phones.  But here Aidan is leading his team in a basketball discussion...

When he came back it was time to see the orthodontist.  And yes....he does have to have braces.  :(  

My sweet friend, Ashlee, brought me these GORGEOUS sunflowers!!!  I loved them.  

Daisy was very loving this month...she thinks she's a lap dog, but her girth proves otherwise!!

Mom and dad took the kids to Lake Whitney during the third week of July.  While they were gone I relaxed and enjoyed the quiet....with the exception of painting our island.  I didn't like it at first, and neither did Joey, but it's grown on me now!  :)

During the last part of June and first part of July I FINALLY started and completed many gallery walls in our house!!  Whohoo!!  Here are some shots I posted on Instagram...

The LR:

 The Foyer:

My office:

My office:

I wasn't feeling so great the last week of July...and Obug helped sort the laundry!!  It was so cute watching him determine who owned the clothes, what stack they went into and how to fold underwear!!

Here is Finn and the birthday boy Josh, the last Saturday in July!!  Ashlee rented the same waterslide from the 4th and the kids had a great time.  Thanks mom for taking all the kids to the party!!

Big sister "teaching" Owen....she is so sweet and so patient with him.  

July was great...lot of things were accomplished and I am happy!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

JUNE 2016 Roundup

The kids finished their last day of school....time to go..with end of year presents in tow.

We LOVE Ms. Dean.  Finley had her for 2nd and 3rd.  And now B has had her for 2nd and will have her next year...unless her singing career takes off!!  Oh, her voice!!  It's raspy and country and amazing!  I'm hoping at some point this summer to hear her in concert around town.

Finn and Mr. Caldwell...what a duo!!  Science fiction lovers, silly singers and class crackups!

My goodness we LOVED Ms. Hunter so much!  Owen just adored her....and has talked about her this summer.

In the midst of the last week of school we had more ballet practice.  And finally we had her spring recital!!!

Oh, she looks like shes getting big air...and she did, but the cartwheel that, well.  Not so much!!  Haha!!  Love you sweet girl! 

THE day of B's recital we adopted our new dog!!  Meet Daisy Mae Taylor Tremaine.  Her name was already Daisy from her previous owner and we gave her the name Taylor after my brother.  She is so sweet and gentle and loving and crazy all in one!!  And the cutest part of her?  Her heart nose!  You will see it in other pictures.

Also before B's performance we met with Memaw and her two best friends.  We celebrated PaPaw's (Joey's dad) birthday.  It was delicious food and great company!!

 That Sunday, June 5th, we handed out flyers for our church VBS program.  We brought Daisy along for the action!  A little story....I am so proud of Aidan....while in this neighborhood Aidan put up a flyer and started walking away from a front door.  The owner arrived home, yelled (so loud I could hear her 4 houses down) and told him to get that off her door.  Mind you she did not have a no soliciting sign.  Ohhhhh I was HOT!!  I wanted to scream back at her for yelling at my baby.  But I figured that wasn't the proper reaction.  BUT Aidan quickly turned around, picked up the flyer, listened to her get on to him again and calmly walked away.  I'm sure she thought he was an adult, he is 6 feet tall....but he's just a boy of 14, and didn't deserved to be yelled at.  :|

 That week the two littles had checkups!  All was good with both!!  Easy peasy!

Tuesday night, even though I was supposed to be serving at VBS, we went to see The Wizard of OZ at Bass Hall!!!  Joey won tickets on a local radio station!!  It was great...the special effects, the scenery and the company!!

But back to VBS...Joey ran security at our site (our church has 3 sites in our area), Aidan and I ran crafts and the littles attended!!

Our anniversary was Friday, June 10th and we celebrated at Cheesecake Factory!!  It is tied for my favorite restaurant...right up there with Chuy's!!  It was quiet, and we just enjoyed each other's company. :)

The following week I had the bug to really, finally get more decorations up!!  I took this pic, sent it to Ashlee for encouragement and accountability and she didn't let me down!!  (I did end up getting a lot done and will share those pics later!)

This week all the kids had dentist appointments!!!!  What was I thinking!  But no cavities for 4 kids?  Not bad!!  However, 2 out of 4 will definitely need braces.  Yikes!

That Friday night Joey's whole family came over....and here are all the grandkids (minus one).  Big BIG grounp!!!  Haha!

 That weekend we laid around and then packed.  Finn was headed for kid's camp and Aidan and B were headed for vacation with my parents and Gma.

{heart nose!!!}

Finley was off that Monday!!!!

And I coordnated all of Breslyn's clothes...I am not OCD, I just thought this would help B and Gaga. ;)

That afternoon we played some Chicken Foot...I never win!

Tuesday morning I took the kids to mom and dad's house and we said our goodbyes.

A few pics from camp....

While all the others were gone Owen and I just hung out!  It was very nice...he can talk a lot. :)))   One day we went over to Ashlee's pool and had a great time.  They have a huge kiddie pool which Owen LOVED!

Sunday, the 26th, the four of us cleared out the trash bags from my brother's room.  I really appreciated Joey and Finley's help.  It was hard, looking at his things, but overall it was a productive afternoon and I'm glad we were able to get it done!

The following week Finn, Owen and myself went and saw Finding Dory, met Ashlee for DQ ice cream, went to multiple doctor appointments and then had a sleepover!  Finn stayed with Josh and Keegan stayed with us!  I think fun was had by all...

The kiddos got home late June 30th..and looking at this picture from vacay they had a pretty good time!!  

Wow, I cannot believe June is over!!  Hello July!!