Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mother's Day 2018...

For Mother's Day this year, everyone came out to the lake. The guys gilled burgers and hotdogs, refilled our drinks while we visited and took us all on a boat ride. The kids swam, kayaked, tubed, and had the best time just being with cousins and outdoors! I have been so blessed to be surrounded by so many mothers- all different, but all very special in their own unique ways!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Roen's Birthday Weekend...

Since Roen's birthday is in the middle of baseball season, we aren't doing his party until the beginning of June. However, his actual birthday fell on a Saturday this year, so we let him have some friends over for a sleepover at the lake.

I picked him and his sweet little buddies up from school on Friday, and then we headed out to the lake. We had an afternoon of tubing, boating, fishing, and ended the night with pizza, TV and a house full of boys. As the boys all decided where they wanted to sleep for the night, three boys ended up in the bunk room, but Roen decided he wanted to sleep with Remi in Remi's bed. They fell asleep together and I woke hearing their sweet little voices the next morning as they played Minecraft together in the early hours of the morning. They are rarely in close quarters where they don't argue and fight- so this was such a treat to my mommy heart!

We woke the next morning with eggs, bacon and cinnamon rolls. After filling our bellies, we let Roen open his presents from his friends and then let the boys do some fishing. Micah and I sat on the porch with hot tea and coffee watching them catch fish, untangling fishing poles and enjoying the morning. After we took the boys out on the boat for a bit, I made Roen lunch- he requested spaghetti (his favorite) and then we took friends home. Once it was just us four again, we let Roen open up his presents from us and Remi. Remi got him a frisbee, baseball cards and some new fishing lures. His birthday really was the most perfect day!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

First Grade Field Trip...

Last Tuesday, was Roen's First Grade Field Trip. Every year, the first graders take a bus to Ardmore and then ride the train back to our little train depot. From there, the kids have lunch at the park, followed by a visit to our local zoo. Roen was so excited to ride on a train for the very first time!!

BIG shout-out to Micah who- for the second year in a row- has driven a car full of people up to the train station in OK, dropped us off and then picked us back up in TX so that we could ride the train with our kiddos. There is no way I could do life without him!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Roen is Seven...

Saturday, Roen was SEVEN!! I can't even fathom the thought of my baby being this old!

From the very day Roen was born, he had the most pleasant disposition... and that has never changed. He is still a boy full of smiles, giggles and toothy grins. He doesn't always have much to say outside of home and his very closest friends, but his little eyes sparkle at everyone he meets. Roen is a pleaser. He likes to make everyone in his little circle happy and does his very best to do what is asked and expected of him. He is not a child that I have to ask a million times to do something, he doesn't push buttons, he simply doesn't like to rock the boat. Roen is my sweetheart. He still prefers his momma to anyone else, thinks his daddy hung the moon and thinks his big brother has all the answers.

Roen loves tacos, spaghetti, broccoli, cucumbers, cookies, cake, candy, orange juice, chips & hot sauce, zebra cakes and fruit snacks. He loves to swim, hunt, fish, baseball and doing anything that Remi is doing.

Roen already has a handful of girls that chase him around the playground trying to steal his kisses. I can't say I blame them- he does have some pretty sweet kisses. Roen wants nothing to do with that at this age, and runs as fast as he can from them. I'm glad I still have all his kisses to myself!

Sometimes I think about Roen and what he will end up doing in life, and though I can't pinpoint exactly what I think he might do, I always picture him doing it with Remi. Those two just go together- they are perfectly balanced opposites who find their deepest friendship in each other. He likes nothing more than to have Remi by his side as he goes through his days- bouncing ideas off each other, fighting about anything and everything and knowing that Remi would do anything in the world to protect him.

My boys are getting older and as their birthdays seem to be coming faster every year, I am so proud of the little men they are becoming. I see little pieces of Micah in them both and I love that. I see little pieces of me in them too, and that makes me smile. But, they are also their very own special person and for me, watching them grow into themselves is one of the best things in life!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Basketball Pictures...

I am just now getting the boy's basketball pictures back, and although that was months ago, they were too cute not to share...

Monday, May 7, 2018

Weekends With Friends...

The weekends have been sunny, full of friends and have made us very ready for summer days!

We started our weekend off, with some tubing out at the lake, then we danced the night away at the Make A Wish Gala and ended our weekend getting some sun and having diving contests at the pool...

Monday, April 30, 2018

A Weekend With Family...

This weekend, my mom, sister, aunt, nephew and niece came to visit. Originally, they planned to watch the boys play baseball on Saturday, but the game was cancelled- so we spent the weekend outside, fishing and relaxing on the water.

Like I always say, these weekends with family go by way too fast, but they are ALWAYS worth it!!