Friday, October 31, 2014

School Halloween Party....

Today, the boys had their school Halloween Party. It was a little different this year bouncing from class to class, instead of dropping Roen off with Micah and Remi having me all to himself, but the boys didn't seem to mind. They played games, decorated pumpkins, had morning Halloween snacks with their class and got all sorts of goodies. It was a very fun morning for us all (minus the part about being late and me yelling at them on the way to school and then Remi throwing the biggest fit ever about his balloon flying away, lol)!





Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hat Day...

Today, was Hat Day for Remi's class at school. They are studying the letter 'H' and get to have an adorable little hat parade. I wish so bad I could have been there to see that sweet little parade of kids in their hats :)

Remi is my confident, no-fear little man, but for some reason he told me he didn't want to wear a hat in a parade in front of everyone. The boys have a million hats to choose from (fireman, police, safari, cowboy...) but this is the hat Remi chose...


On the way to school, doing 'important work'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween at Church...

Tonight we threw a little Halloween carnival at church for the kids. Instead of going to class, they headed to the fellowship hall for fun and games!

Once again,  Roen did not want to wear his rocket costume, so he ran around in his Superman shirt all night.  Roen was all about the candy. Once he won a piece he would eat it and only play another game to get another piece to eat. This little hammer game was a favorite...







Even though this picture is blurry, it makes my heart happy :)



Remi and his little buddy, Dawson...



Roen had eaten so much candy and was so tired that this is the point he got to... lol...



Of course, Roen is always REALLY HAPPY about cupcakes...



An attempt at a group shot. I told Roen to squat down in the front and for some reason this really upset him. I gave up trying to get him to stand up!



Monday, October 27, 2014

ZooBoo 2014...

Every year, our local zoo has a little Halloween celebration where the kids can trick-or-treat with the animals. The boys loved going with two of their best buddies and of course, loved getting candy. Roen only lasted about 5 minutes in his costume but Remi stayed in his the WHOLE time! Most of my pictures didn't turn out, but I did get this sweet little shot on our way in...



Remi really wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween and of course, Roen said that he wanted to be one as well. Remi was NOT happy about Roen being the same thing as him, so I talked Roen into being a rocket. Once the rocket costume came in, he was all smiles and happy to be my little rocket man :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Patch 2014

Yesterday evening, we headed out to a sweet little pumpkin patch in Celina. We went about an hour before it closed and we nearly had the place to ourselves... it was so nice! The boys LOVED feeding the cows and goats. The goats kept trying to eat their cups and they thought it was the funniest thing ever! We went on a little hayride and then they got to pick out their very own pumpkins. This was the first year that they even cared about getting a pumpkin. They were so excited and took the task of finding the perfect pumpkin very seriously. They love their pumpkins so much that they won't even let me set them on the front porch... they both wanted them in their room :)




















These are the pumpkins they picked out


Three boys and a tractor... they were in HEAVEN!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Broke It In...

Well, these little boogers got to use my tub before I did! They seem to like taking baths in the morning before school, so if we all get up early enough, this is how I like to start our day...



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Still Alive Over Here...

Well, moving has taken a toll around here. We are moved and about 98 percent of everything has been unpacked and put away. Now to the fun part... DECORATING!!

I got so excited about moving that I never took final pictures before moving in, so I will post pictures once things are decorated a bit more.

Anyways, today, the boys and I were at Wal-mart getting some house things and I told each of them they could pick out a prize. Here they are holding up their new found treasures...



The funny part is what they picked. Roen got a package of rubber bands and Remi got a laminated catfishing chart. I think it is pretty cute how 'boy' they are but I just had to laugh because they had whole section of toys to pick from and they picked this!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Weekend...



Sweet little Claire spent the day with us on Tuesday, and the boys were so sweet. It's funny how different they are with girls.... even at this age. Remi loved making sure there was nothing she could choke on and Roen loved having a quite playmate to sit down and play cars with. Here we were going on a walk and I couldn't help but wonder how our family would look if we added a little 'Claire'.

Side Note: wondering is as far as it will go.... we are done having children- Our hands are 100 percent full of the chaos and blessings our two rascals bring us :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In A Few Hours...

In a few hours, we do our FINAL walk-through of the house..... can I get an applause :)

The plan is to actually start moving some things tonight and then hit it hard tomorrow. Both boys are extremely excited - especially Remi. In fact, he has been begging me all day to spend tonight in our new house... probably not happening since we won't have mattresses until tomorrow!

In the 8 years that we have been married, this will be our 8th home to live in. We are both so very ready to put our roots down in this house and hang up our Nomad lifestyle. Roen's first move was at 6 weeks old and Remi had lived in 4 different places by his 3rd birthday. We have made some very special memories that make each home special, but this home will hopefully be where we raise our toddlers into teens, a place they will come back to after they move out and where Micah and I can grow old, cute and grey together.

The barn won't be finished for several more weeks and the flower beds and trees still have to be planted, but who in there right mind would wait on all of that :) Plus, the boys will LOVE getting to watch them plant the bushes and trees!

Here are some little updates on the barn...

All the stain, paint, and countertops have been installed. Next will be eletricty and plumbing.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Depot Day...

Saturday, was Depot Day in downtown Gainesville. Lots of crafts, food, booths and things for the kiddos to do...


Can you tell he was in Heaven wearing a REAL fireman hat!?


Rock climbing... they didn't get too far but they sure did like it!


This is what the boys did while we ate... climbed the trees lining The Square... such boys!


Meeting Sparky the firedog


Carriage ride through historic Gainesville... Remi had to miss this because of bad behavior, but Roen and Dawason sure had fun!