Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Their First Rangers Game...

Saturday afternoon, the boys got to attend their very first Rangers Game.

This is something Micah has looked forward to for so very long!! They were invited by another dad and his son, so I had to sit this one out, but Micah said the boys loved it! They had hot dogs, cotton candy, got a souvenir bat and loved every minute!!



Remi brought his glove in hopes of catching a ball...



See those sweet little hands holding tight to a new stack of baseball cards? Remi was super proud of those baseball cards!!



This is how I was greeted Sunday morning... Roen with Cowboys jersey on (that is way too small, but that he refuses to quit wearing) new Rangers hat on, showing me his little wooden bat. He even managed to get Micah out of bed to go hit balls with the bat!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Easter Sunday...

Easter Sunday, we all woke up, got ready and realized the Easter Bunny forgot to hop by our house... oops!! There was so much excitement about Easter egg hunting, that the boys honestly, didn't even think twice about it.

Of course, we were in a hurry to get out the door, so we ended up with some pretty rushed pictures before church.

This is what happens when you tell brothers to put their arms around each other...



After threatening them, they were able to fake it for a few seconds...



And this is the picture Micah took of me and the boys, lol...



But after church, we were able to get some better pictures...





After church, we went home to change and headed out to Gran's for a little backyard baseball, lunch and Easter egg hunting...



















Our day was very blessed with family, food and lots of fun!!!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Day Off...

Friday, we had no school!! Besides anticipating Micah getting home from his fishing trip, we had no plans. I love days like that, where we can just let the day take us where it may.

We ended up at Home Depot, helping Pops pick out paint colors and buying plants. Then we headed to the store to let the boys pick out goodies with their Easter money. Roen picked out a remote control jeep and a new Lego set and Remi picked out a new walkie talkie set. After we got home, the boys ran around for the rest of the day playing 'spies' with the walkie talkies while I planted succulents. It was the perfect day off... I wouldn't trade my days at home with the boys for anything in the world.

While I was checking out at Home Depot, I looked over and saw these two squirts perched up in this shelf...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter Parties...

Thursday, the boys had their Easter parties at school. Micah was out of town, so I was busy running from Roen's egg hunt, to Remi's party and back to check on Roen at his party.

The boys were so excited about their parties, and I was too, but mainly, I was excited to have my boys home with me for an extra long weekend.

Even after almost a full school year of having both boys in school for the first time, I still find my eyes tear up at drop-off from time to time, wondering where my days of having toddlers went to. I love having them home with me, my house full of their sweet little voices as they play... and fight. I cannot wait for Summer!!!













Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Knighthood Award

Last week, Roen recieved his very first Knighthood Award. One child from each grade gets this award every six weeks for showing good behavior.

I am pretty proud of this little sunshine who fills the halls of his elementary with that big 'ole smile!! His happiness is pretty contagious!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Series Complete...

Well, I just finished up some pretty amazing books!

For Christmas, Micah got me the Little House on the Prairie book set. I could hardly wait to get my hands on these beautiful books! I love long series like this because it gives me so much more time with the characters.

I remember reading Little House in the Big Woods as a young girl and loving it. I am always on the hunt for beautiful sets that spark my reading interest. When I stumbled on this set, it instantly went on my Christmas list.

These books take you to another place and time where things are simple, hard, dirty and pure. I found myself wishing I was a prairie girl back in time with Laura time after time. I love that I got to follow her from a young child all the way up to her very own motherhood. Though each book captured my heart in different ways, my favorite of the series was book 3, 6, 7 and 8.

I think what I loved most about these books though, was Laura's dad, Pa. From the very first book, he reminded me so much of Micah. From his calm nature to the way that he always found a way to provide for his family, to the way he interacted with Laura and her sisters- Pa was one of my favorite characters. There were so many times I wanted to underline his words and didn't have a pencil!

I will admit, that when I finished the very last book, I cried. In the last book, I also found out some exciting information! Laura and Almanzo's house still stands today, and it is a museum full of special items she writes about in her books. Micah has promised he will take me up to the Ozarks to visit what has become a very special place in my book heart.

If I had a daughter, this would be the very first set of books I bought her. There are lots of good series out there, but this has to be one of the very best!!


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Little Baseball...

Lately, when I do the laundry, it is full of baseball pants, jerseys and sunflower seeds! We are up at the fields more nights than not and dinner almost always consists of sandwiches or take-out, but being busy together as a family is something I wouldn't trade for the world.

The weather has been amazing so far, and I just love all the smiles on these boy's faces! They truly are having the time of their life out on that field!








Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Church Easter Egg Hunt...

Sunday, our church held it's annual Easter egg hunt. Because I sometimes forget to check my calendar before saying yes to things, I acidentally committed Roen to a birthday party at the same time as the egg hunt. Micah took him home early for the party, and I stayed with Remi for the egg hunt.



This was them from last year...



It's crazy how fast these kiddos have grown-up!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekend Visitors...

This weekend, my mom, sister, nephew and niece came to visit and see the boys play baseball. Remi's game ended up getting canceled, but they got to watch Roen play twice! Besides baseball, we played, had a little Easter egg hunt and had lots of fun! I think everyone is ready for summer when we can spend a lot more time together!!







Little reminded me of my Grannie as she sat on the front porch, happy as a lark, watching all the fun...



After they each found their own color of eggs, we went upstairs to let them open their eggs. Each egg had a different number which match a goody from the goody bucket. The kids LOVED this! They ended up with books, bubbles, play-dough, silly putty, swimsuits, goldfish, candy, toothbrushes and lots of other goodies!





My mom also brought her old coin collection to pass down to the boys. They loved going through all the old money!





Remi and Anne outlasted everyone. In fact, Remi has not quit looking through his money since they left!



The visits are always way too short, but these days, we have to fit them in whenever we can!!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Perfect Friday...

A folder full of great grades on a super duper hard Spelling Test and two Reading Tests, makes my heart proud! I guess despite all these late nights of baseball practices and games, Remi is hanging strong!

This is exactly my idea of a perfect way to start the weekend...