Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Latest Reading....

Here are my latest reading adventures. All four of these books are from the children/teen genre.

The first book I read, and probably my favorite of the group, although, not by much was The Awakening of Sunshine Girl by Paige Mckenzie. This was actual the sequel to The Haunting of Sunshine Girl that I read back in October. I just love this author and these books. They are not really scaring but a bit suspenseful at times. There will be a third book coming out and cannot wait!!! In fact, I hope she makes this into one long series!

Bridge to Terabithia is a book I have been wanting to read for a very long time. It is a very short and quick read. This book was also my favorite... it's ok to have two favorites, right?! This book made me cry like a baby. It is just so heart wrenching and in the most beautiful way. Children going through tragedy is something that just doesn't seem fair and never will. But the author put the most beautiful bow on this ending that made me cry bittersweet tears. For me, there is nothing better than a book that can take you so far into another world that it makes you cry- not tear-up, but a good uncontrollable cry. This book will be an all time favorite!

I remember reading Lord of the Flies back in junior high. I didn't really remember much about it except that it was mildly disturbing. Because of this, this book has also been on my 'to-read' list for quite sometime. Though this book is quite short, the author's writing style took me a bit of time to get a knack for. This book is disturbing and it honestly made me so mad at times.... but, I like a book that can get my feather's ruffled, so all in all I was glad I revisited this little book!

Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos is actually a book I picked up at Remi's book fair. This book was a cute and sweet take on time travel. Of course, it could have been taken so much further, and part of me wished for that, but being a children's book, it was perfect. Not an all time favorite by any stretch, but a fun read.



And I just got a book in that I AM SO EXCITED about. It's one I read way back in 8th grade... can't wait to share!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sick Boys...

Having sick kids is no fun. This was our Sunday....





Remi still didn't feel great by Monday morning for school. Bless his heart, he really just wanted to stay home but didn't want to ruin his perfect attendance... at about 9:45 he decided he want to go... so to school he went!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Kitchen Helpers...

The boys LOVE LOVE LOVE helping me in the kitchen. Any job I give them, they gladly take. They like pouring, mixing, stiring, grating and even pushing the buttons on the oven. I love cooking for my family and since I don't have any girls, maybe one day my boys will love cooking for their families too. For me, there is nothing better to gather for, as a family, than over food and conversation.

Here is my 'fresh from the tub' helper last week....

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Best View...

After eating supper, when I was cleaning up the kitchen, I had the sweetest little view of this. Bedtime stories with Daddy...



And yes, they were learning all about snakes... a house full of boys almost always has something to do with a creepy, crawly critter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lads To Leaders...

Our church participates in a leadership training program centered around Christ called Lads To Leaders. There are many events the kids can sign up to participate in depending on their age. This year, Remi and Roen spent a year working to be a Good Samaratian (differnt acts of service count as different points) and learning the books of the bible. This year, we focused on the New Testament and the boys worked SO HARD learning the books. I was pretty proud of them!

Here they are getting their must anticipated awards for their hard work...

Monday, April 18, 2016

There Are No Words...

Ya'll, this picture!

That ornery, little Remi- bless his heart- he couldn't hide his feelings if he tried!!

Although, his attitude about t-ball has come along way from the days of laying on the ground in the outfield, complaining about not having a chair to sit in.... he is still a child who doesn't like to remain idle for long. Waiting for some of these younger players to finally hit the ball is sometimes a bit more than he can handle. In fact, I can almost see his little imagination churning up there about all the things he could be building/creating/exploring instead of standing in one place waiting for the ball to come his way!



Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring Pictures....

Roen just had his Spring pictures taken at school.

Roen is such a sweet, sweet little booger and these pictures really do bring out his kind, sunshiny heart...





Last year of Pre-school... Kindergarten, here we come!! I can't believe Roen will start Kindergarten in the Fall, but he SO excited about it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Brothers....

I had no idea that they had a photographer taking pictures at the games! Now, I can put my camera away and just enjoy the rest of the games!

When I saw these pictures, my heart melted.

There are many, many things that make having children very close in age challenging... especially two boys. But there are also things that make it so special. I got pregnant with Roen when Remi was only 10 months old. Micah and I did this on purpose- wanting our kids as close together as God chose fit. And like I said, it isn't always easy, but for us, it has been the most amazing blessing to our family.

I cannot tell you how wonderful it is that Remi and Roen are best friends (best friends that bite, hit and name-call every SINGLE SECOND OF THE DAY). They are only one grade apart which means they also share friends. But so far, one of the very best parts of these boys being so close is getting to see them play sports together. I know they may not always be on the same team, but this year they are, and right now, at this very point in their little boy lives, having their brother on the field is a security blanket even momma in the stands can't compete with.

These two boys.... they have my whole heart and it is such an honor getting to watch them do the whole 'brother' thing...





Monday, April 11, 2016

T-Ball 2016...

This year, the boys moved up to the all boys baseball league. It is always so fun to see how much better they get every year. So far, we have had three games and I have had so much fun watching and rooting for the boys! I just love seeing the smiles on their face when they do something good!

I am also LOVING seeing these cuties in their little t-ball outfits!!



Isn't this every daddy's dream...



Remi is pretty good at getting the ball. He is still a bit unsure of what to do WITH the ball, but this Momma is proud anyways!





Here is Roen barely making it to home plate...



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WaCkY WeDnESdaY...

Today, at Roen's school, was Wacky Wednesday. As expected, he was very concerned about looking silly. For some reason, neither Remi or Roen really embrace dressing up silly for school!

However, when he woke up this morning, I let him pick out anything he wanted to wear and he was silly and full of giggles all morning!

Here is my Wacky Roen...



He wore different socks, different shoes, a hat, his shirt on wrong side out, his batting glove and what he thought were wacky shorts!