Thursday, July 30, 2015

Their First Sleepover...

Tuesday night, the boys had their very first sleepover!



I made them a palette in the playroom and the boys started off with some Paw Patrol and Tom & Jerry. I think I heard them up there laughing and playing until around 11:00. It was at that time that everything got really quite and this is how I found them...



They woke up the next morning and headed straight outside to ride bikes and only came in to fill their bellies with cinnimon rolls. The boys LOVED having their friend over, but when asked if they would like to spend the night with him, they both said no... my little mamma's boys, home bodies still have quite some time before I think they could last all night at a sleepover!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A New Toy...

'Toy' is extremely relative, because a toy to some would be a new car, to others it would be a boat, but to me... well, the treasures I truly love are not usually big, but small enough that I can retreat with them into my own space and create little pieces of my imagination.

So, when the idea of a making buttons for party favors at Remi's upcoming birthday popped into my head, I went out and got me the cutest little button machine. And of course, I have already started thinking of all the sweet little goodies I can make!

Although, being a stay at home mom has been a gift I will cherish forever, I still have an intense need to imagine, create and make things with my hands. This little toy has a very special spot on a shelf in my office and as you can see, we have already broken it in!









Of course, Remi was extremely excited to learn how to make buttons, so after showing him the pieces and how to do everything just right, he was a pro. Roen didn't quite get it, but no worries there because Remi felt very important showing Roen how to do everything. Remi had a blast and probably made about 30 buttons!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Snuggles...

I sure am gonna miss laying in bed all morning with these monkeys when school starts...





Thursday, July 23, 2015

Little Green Thumbs...

You remember those seeds the boys planted last Friday afternoon? Well, those little seeds are sprouting like CRAZY! I took these pictures on Tuesday, so there are even more now!

The one that is sprouting the most is Remi's...





Roen's isn't doing quite as good but he is pretty excited nonetheless...



Considering that the cilantro I planted has yet to do anything, I'm pretty proud of their little plants!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Little Spaces...

I recently stumbled upon a piece that I just adore. It found it's perfect home right above my beloved clawfoot...





It's always these little spaces with tiny details that I love the most. One day, I am going to actually get in that clawfoot tub... with bubbles... and a good book!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Planting Seeds...

Last week, we took a trip to Home Depot to get some new plants for the back porch. The boys LOVE picking out seeds and planting them in their little planters.

Roen picked out pumpkins, sunflowers and peas. Remi chose pumpkins, carrots and green beans.

I always just let them pick whichever ones their curious little hearts desire and though, I know they most likely will not survive, I love to see what they chose!





Thursday, July 16, 2015

July Reads...

So, I haven't gotten to do as much reading as I'd like, but here are a couple of books I just finished. I really enjoyed both books and in a weird way, even though the were completely different, they were also very similar.

My favorite of the two was 'Take Me With You'. This is actually the second book I have read by Hyde. There are a lot of pieces of this book that really just hit home for me. Young brothers, death, adoption, alcoholism... this book was a very 'to the point' simple read but really touched my heart.

Dancing With the Top Down was great. It also focused on a young life with no suitable role models. As you are taken through the 'rock bottom' of the lives of three different women, the reader gets the happy ending when they all come together to create their own happiness with a single road trip. I have to mention, that this book was pretty vulgar. Lots of language, a pretty detailed sex scene and issues that real life teenagers would face. I was personally was not offended by any of these, but just thought I would let you know in advance.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

VBS 2015....

This week, we are hosting VBS at our church! I love VBS.

Isn't there just something so very honest and pure about watching your children get excited about Jesus?!

I am in charge of helping with snacks at the end of the morning, so I really have a pretty relaxing time just walking around, snapping pictures here and there and then retreating to the kitchen until the kiddos come to eat.









I LOVE this picture! See Remi with that big 'ole smiling singing his heart out... that is what I love!


Monday, July 13, 2015

The Difference...

You see, I have two VERY 'boy' boys. They are both so boy, I almost always find the things they find fun, pretty intriguig.

The other day, they were both 100% in their own world, absorbed in independent corners of their little boy imaginations, that I decided to document how my boys can be so much the same, yet, so very, very different...

Remi had been outside for most of the morning when he came running inside with his bug cage. Inside was the biggest caterpillar I have ever seen. Remi was so proud that he had found it that his eyes sparkled. He found it in the neighbor's flowerbed and after catching it, let it go. Of course, Roen had to go check out the discovery.







At the very time Remi was outside exploring, Roen was upstairs playing with all his wooden trucks and street signs. Roen will do this for hours. All I ever hear out of him are the sounds of sirens and trucks roaring while I work on my computer. This little guy has been in love with trucks for as long as I can remember...







I am a 'boy' mom and you know what... God gave me exactly what I never knew I wanted. My boys fulfill my heart in ways I could have never imagined and every time Remi runs in with dirt on his face and a critter in his hand with the sweetest truck sounds coming from Roen's mouth in the background, I realize that my life couldn't get any better.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Roen's 4th Birthday...

PThis year, Roen had a hunting birthday party. It originally started off as a Paw Patrol birthday, but at some point, he decided he wanted a 'camo birthday'. Roen is very much into 4-wheelers, hunting, guns and being with his daddy... I think Micah has at least one hunting partner for life! Roen loved his party and had a big 'ole grin on his face in almost all his pictures! His day was so special and so 'Roen at 4'!!




The little basket was full of coonskin hats for the guests

































Now onto planning Remi's 6th birthday... he NEVER fails to challenge my party throwing abilities with creative party themes :)