Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Pictures 2017...

The boys have already taken their Fall pictures at school and gotten them back. I just love looking at these and comparing them with previous years.

It is amazing at how much Remi has changed. He has zero baby fat left on his lean little body and I feel like he just won't quit growing! The minute I buy him clothes, they look too short!

And then you have Roen who still has those squishy little cheeks and remains a tiny little thing in his group of buddies!! I always thought he would catch Remi but I am not so certain anymore!





Here are their Fall pictures from last year (click here)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Our Weekend...

We had no plans all weekend. I love weekends like this, where we can just fly by the seat of our pants!

However, Roen ended up with Strep, so he had to miss homecoming and the Flag Raising... the only two things we had on the agenda at all. But, even with one sick, our weekend at home was pretty great!!


Re-inacting "Dude Perfect"- Remi loves this show!


Showing off his new hat and sunglasses


Getting a little practice in between resting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Remi and Pops...

Today, Pops came to visit Remi at school for Grandparent's Day!

Remi absolutely adores his Pops!! He loves all the things Pops can build, fix and figure out! They remind me so much of each other and I am so thankful that they get to spend special times like this together!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Blackout Pep-rally...

Friday, was the blackout pep-rally we have every year. The boys get so excited when this rolls around. All the students got glow sticks and once the lights went out, the students went crazy! It was so cool!



Friday, September 8, 2017

Grandparent's Day...

Yesterday, was Grandparent's Day for the 1st Grade. Roen felt super special having his Pops up at his school!!!



Next week will be Remi's turn!!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dove Season...

This past week, the boys have been going out to the back field and doing a little dove hunting. There is not much Remi loves more than hunting... only fishing ranks as high, and he has loved getting to run out back around 6:15, right when the dove start flying, to shoot with his daddy.

I think what makes it even better is that they can hop straight from the pool and do it in their swimsuits...



Monday, September 4, 2017

First Flag Raising...

Friday night was our first football game of the season. Which meant it was the first flag raising for the Cub Scouts. This was Roen's very first time to participate and I think he was pretty excited!

Roen has such an advantage because almost always he has Remi by his side and Remi has done it before him. I remember Remi being so serious about his first flag raising and having a sense of importance. Roen just ran around with all his scout buddies smiling and being silly!

But when the time came to watch the older scouts raise the flag he put his hand up to his forehead respectfully and while I stood behind him watching, he just seemed so tiny.

My little ball of sunshine, following in his big brother's footsteps, who has not a care in the world and who often makes me wonder if God put him on Earth to spread happiness. As much as he needs his big brother to follow behind, I think he helps his big brother take life a little less serious.


Roen is on the far right and Remi is 5th from the right



When big brother punches little brother while I am trying to take a picture...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Birthday Getaway...

When it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, holidays.... well, Micah pulls out all the stops.

For my 34th Birthday, Micah took me to Las Vegas. We dropped the boys off at school on Friday morning and headed to the airport. We didn't return until late Sunday. It was a fast little getaway, but it was absolutely perfect. Being with Micah, away from the chaos of the kids, is one of my favorite things. It's like we can just breath- talking without being interrupted and listening without kids fighting in the background- it is glorious!

Once we arrived, we took our bags to our room and I was greeted with champange, flowers and a birthday balloon- I think I squealed!



After a quick lunch at LemonGrass, we headed to the casinos to play a bit BlackJack. Later that night, we had dinner in the Wynn at SW's and it was the best steak we have ever had... and the creamed spinach.... it was amazing!!!!







The next day was my actual birthday! We slept in and then headed to the Venetian (because they have the best shopping) for brunch at Morels and shopping!! There is no better way to start your 34th birthday than with a mimosa...



And they had one of my favorite dishes on the menu- Huevos Rancheros...







Later that evening, ready for a night out...



On this trip, we fell in love with the Wynn. We have never been inside before, but it was full of color and whimsy!! Isn't this flower carousel so pretty!!!



This has to go in the books as one of the best birthdays ever!!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

In the Swing of Things....

Well, we have finished our second week of school and we are definitely in the swing of things. Baths every night, early bedtimes, the smell of bacon in the mornings, spelling tests, laying out clothes the night before and homework! 

Aren't these two the cutest, sitting up there, immersed in math homework...




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

After School...

I wasn't really sure how much swimming we would get in after school started, but everyday after school so far has looked something like this...