Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Waiting For This Day...

Well, we finally got to play our FIRST t-ball game Monday night. We have had 6 games be canceled due to rain. But it was all worth waiting because getting to see my boys out on the same field made me so proud.

This picture is my favorite of the night. It shows exactly how Roen followed right behind Remi the whole time. He puts so much trust in his big brother. I really think Roen had the time of his life. He has waited so long to finally get to play ball. Remi ended up having a great time and after the game ended decided 'I like t-ball'. It only took him two years, but I think maybe this will be the best season of t-ball yet!













Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cousins...

This past weekend we celebrated Roen's 4th Birthday. The boys LOVE it when family comes down to stay with us. They had lots of time with their sweet cousin, Mallorie. Here they are all attempting to sleep on a palette in Anne's room (it didn't last long)...



Mallorie just adores the boys and LOVES wearing their clothes! Here she is wearing some of Roen's old pajamas...



Monday, May 18, 2015

Preschool Graduation...

Thursday, was the boy's last day of school. They celebrated by graduating that night. They each sang a few songs and then were given their certificates. Roen has one more year of preschool, but this was Remi's very last day... in the Fall he will start Kindergarten. Remi did great on his sign language to Jesus Loves Me and sang off and on through out his performance. Roen participate very little. He mainly stood there but he loved putting his finger in the air for This Little Light of Mine.

The boys had lots of special people come to watch their achievement...











Friday, May 15, 2015

School's Out For The Summer...

Yesterday, was the boy's last day of school. To say they were excited would be an understatement...





Thursday, May 14, 2015

On The Day Roen Turned Four...

We started the morning off with sprinkle donuts.... this has kind of become a tradition that we do on both boy's birthdays. Micah always gets up early and has an assortment of colorfully sprinkled donuts waiting for the boys when the get up... and chocolate milk, of course!



Then, we headed to swim lessons. Roen has been anticipating the day he could ride in a booster car seat like Remi for a very long time. It was such a thing to be celebrated that I vacuumed out the car the day before and had his brand-new blue booster in his seat waiting. He was very proud...



After swim lessons, we picked up Chick-fil-a (this is something the boys and I do after every lesson) and headed to the bowling alley. Originally, we were going to take the boys fishing but the rain has been non-stop so bowling was a nice indoor solution. The boys had a blast bowling and I am not a bit surprised that they both beat me... have I mentioned how incredibly bad at bowling I am? If you knew me in high school, this would not come as a surprise... I think anything that requires aim is a bit out of my league!







After bowling, we ate pizza at The Mellow Mushroom (a family favorite) and headed home so that Micah could go to work for a few hours. We ended the night with friends and burgers (Roen's dinner request).

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mother's Day 2015...



On this Mother's Day, we headed to church on a very stormy, rainy morning. We decided to eat Mexican food at a local place in town in hopes of avoiding crowds. We successfully avoided crowds, had a quick little lunch with just my three boys and headed home in pouring rain. Micah took the boys out to the mancave so that I could have the house to myself... ahhhh... time to myself while the boys are gone, but not really gone.... perfect day!



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Roen is 4!!!

Today, my sweet little RoRo is FOUR! I cannot tell you where the time has gone, but I can tell you that Roen is my squishy little sunshine.

Roen still loves his trucks and trains. He loves for me to build him a track and will push his trains around on it for days. He also loves his trucks and will play upstairs with them for hours.

Roen also loves riding his bike. He is finally big enough for his 'big boy bike' and started riding it several weeks ago.

He loves his big brother. They love to make messes, get each other into trouble, fight and just be boys. There is no greater joy than seeing their brother relationship grow everyday. There are times that having them be so close in age has been hard, but it has also been the best thing we ever did. I love that they will always be going through the same stages of life at the same time, together.

Roen loves sweets! Candy, donuts, fruit rollups, cake... if it's sweet, he loves it!

He loves everything, camo, hunting, fishing and four wheelers.

Favorite TV shows are Curious George and Tom & Jerry.

Favorite colors are blue and green.

Roen is extremely shy. He tends to get a bit nervous around people he doens't know but LOVES being around friends and family. He is still a major momma's boy and prefers for me to do most things for him. However, he thinks his daddy hung the moon. When it comes to being outside and doing 'boy' stuff, he is glued to Micah's side.

Though, Roen radiates with sweetness most of the time, the older he gets the more ornery and sneaky he seems to be getting. He is very sensitive and rarely requires anything more than a time out for punishment. Roen likes everyone to be happy!

Here are some pictures of my little man on his big day. He is holding his new knife (a birthday gift) in most of them... don't worry it's not real, but it can in fact, 'get the bad guys!'













Happy Birthday, Roen!

He went to bed as a three year old...


And I woke up with a 4 year old in my bed!



We have a very busy morning of birthday fun planned but stayed tuned, I will be doing Roen's birthday post later this afternoon!



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Thankful For Shelter...

Thursday night, we finally got to break in the good 'ole storm shelter. With pouring rain, hail and tornados bouncing all around us, we headed to the shop around bedtime. I made a palette for the boys in the floor of the shelter and they fell asleep watching Curious George. The wether was bad most of the night so we spent all night in the shop. Once the boys were safe in the shelter, they felt safe and Remi told me the next morning it was like an adventure!

Being right at the tail end of Tornado Alley, I have gotten a fair dose of the severe weather this area produces... and the storm shelter will forever be the best part of our new house!





Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Haircut...

Although, I love Roen's hair a bit long, I love him with short hair as well, because I feel like I can see his sweet little face better. With the temperatures rising outside, I started feeling sorry for him every time he came inside with hair matted to his forhead with sweat..

So I gave him a little haircut...