Friday, February 27, 2015

Recent Reads....



The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood: I have been looking forward to reading this book for quite sometime now. Although, it was beautifully written, it left a little something to be desired. I felt like it built up and built up and built up and then ended with a lot less excitement than I had anticipated.

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks: This was my favorite of the four. Of course, Nicholas Sparks rarely disappoints, but this is some of his better work. I think I saw Micah and myself in these characters a bit and so I got pretty attached to the story emotionally. This is one I would recommend to anyone... just an all around good book with a great ending!

When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde: I loved this book. It was a close second to The Longest Ride. The writing style was pretty cut and dry compared to most other authors I have read, but it was a nice change. Although it was written by a woman, it almost felt like I was reading it from a man's point of view.... probably because this main characters were men. This book shows unconditional love at it's finest... a true inspiration for me as a parent.

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers: I have to say, I was a little disappointed by this book as well. I liked it A LOT, but with Francine Rivers, I always expect to be blow away. I was not blown away. In fact, there were several parts that came across unrealistic and far fetched. Don't get me wrong, it was an awesome story and I would definitely recommend it as a good read, but it didn't hold a candle to some of her other work.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mom's Night....

Every February, the boy's school has a special night for mom's and dad's to come spend time with students at their school. This weekend was Mom's Night.

Roen's class was from 6-7 so I took him first. He LOVES having special time with his momma :) At 7, Micah dropped Remi off and picked up Roen... Roen did not want to leave me and cried and cried... broke my heart.

The kids took us around to their different work centers and then we got to do a craft together.

My time with Roen was really quiet and sweet. My time with Remi was really silly and fun. It amazes me at how different the boys are and how I love them both so very much but in such different ways.



Monday, February 23, 2015

That Time Of Year...

With Spring rolling around, T-ball is getting close. Roen has waited two years to finally get to play t-ball with his big brother. The only problem is that Remi doesn't want to play. This doesn't surprise me, but really makes me sad. I heard Roen tell Remi the other day that he wanted him to play on his team. I think without Remi, Roen will be really nervous. We signed Remi up and Micah is going to make him play anyway I think.

One of Roen's favorite things is when Micah practices with him... it's really sweet to see him so passionate about baseball...






Friday, February 20, 2015

Teddy Bear Day...

Yesterday, Remi had Teddy Bear Day at school.

Honestly, he wasn't really very excited. First of all, he doensn't own a teddy bear and the only thing he wanted to bring was a puppy dog (have I mentioned how much Remi LOVES puppy dogs!?). I took him to buy a little brown fuzzy teddy bear the day before and OF COURSE, there were tons of little puppy dog stuffed animals right beside the teddy bears. Both Remi and Roen started crying because they couldn't get a puppy dog... so the lady who worked that area gave them free balloons. Nothing better than children being rewarded for terrible, embarrassing behavior, right? lol!

By the time we got back to the car, Remi had found some love for his bear and after he dressed him up in some of his Build-A-Bear clothes, he was excited.

He woke up and tied his balloon around the bear saying it was his birthday.

He named him Teddy...



I know they had a Teddy Bear Parade around the school - Ron said he saw Remi parading with his bear - and I think they did some other activities with their bears, but I couldn't get it out Remi.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Some New Art....

As you know, I am an art lover. I got my degree in art and some of my greatest memories are of painting in my art classes. Even though I have put my paintbrush away (for now) I still fully appreciate the art from other artists.

I am convinced I live in one of the coolest little towns in Texas. We have so many things to do and see around here. Yesterday, I had a little time to spare before picking up the kids so I popped into one of my favorite stores downtown.

I went to inquire about some sweet little paintings that will be exhibited this weekend (which I won't be able to attend). While I was there, I laid my eyes on these little sweeties and couldn't leave without them. They will go in my dinning room and I am considering framing them in a lighter wood to match the framed art currently in that room. I have deiced to fill my dinning room with food art.

I can't wait to show you the other pieces I purchased... but you'll have to wait until the exhibition opening is over... so perhaps early next week!

Don't you just want to pick one up and eat it?!


Art by the talented Paige Davidson - Gainesville, Texas

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Little Micahs....

It is crazy to me how much these little squirts can look so different from each other, yet both look just like Micah! Remi talks like micah, makes the same faces and has all the mannerism as his daddy... it's pretty cute!



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Riding Rangers...

Sunday afternoon, it was beautiful. We decided to take the Rangers out and go for an afternoon ride with friends. I think we drove about 40 miles and it was the perfect weather on our way out. However, on our way back home it started raining and got pretty cold.... we were soaked and frozen by the time we made it back!


How we started...


Little came too which made her and Remi extremely happy!

We took breaks along the way to stretch our legs. Here are all the kiddos throwing rocks into the creek...



And this is the boys on the way back. I was so glad I threw in their blankets because they literally rode like this for the entire way back to avoid the cold rain pelting them in the face...

Monday, February 16, 2015

School Parties...

Friday, the boys both had their Valentine Parties. They are both in the same big room, so I get to go back and forth. Halfway through, Roen ended up in my arms, clinging and refusing to be set down. So, I carried him around and loved every minute!










Thursday, February 12, 2015

School Days...

This what happens when I try to get a picture of the boys.... first Roen demands to wear this silly hat, then they stick their hands in their sleeves because it's too cold and then they end up fighting....



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My Name...

This is the very first time Remi has written my name. He was taking my pizza order :)

I don't think my name has ever looked so sweet....