Monday, December 14, 2015

Birthday Boy!

This Buster just had his big day. More about it to come...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Thanksgiving Festivities!

So much to be thankful for! We enjoyed a really nice Thanksgiving season. Our star performers are below... Jackson looking very handsome during his class performance and Ivy, the cutest singing turkey girl there is!
Our Thanksgiving break was so enjoyable. The kids and I spent a couple days having some fun and a couple days prepping the house for our Christmas decorations. We did some cooking, a lot of eating and plenty of decorating. It was relaxing, fun and productive. 
Our Thanksgiving day was low key, just 4 of our families around to share it with. It was nice being on the smaller and quieter side. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

This and That

Of course I'm going to post this picture!
Ivy's preschool was visited by the police!
Spending a beautiful evening at Jackson's football practice. 
 Sophie's birthday party! 
 A few minutes early to church and I tried to get a quick pic. Someone wasn't having it.  
 Fall Break = Day off School = Trip to Wild Florida
 Grocery shopping with all 3 :) 
End of the year team party pics... Ivy's soccer team, Jackson's football team
 This before church picture turned out much better. Until the kissing began. 
 Spending the cool evenings outside these days! 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fun Runner!!

Any chance I have to hang with this kid at school I'm there! Watching him run his little heart out was so fun! And I had a pretty cute sidekick with me. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

24 Hour EEG

This kid had a 24 hour EEG done. He was such a champ! One of the nurses declared him the happiest baby they have ever had! Of course he is! He didn't cry once, was only sweet and smiley to everyone. He ate just fine, slept just fine. We were hoping that the result would come back normal and we could start taking him off his meds but unfortunately that was not the case. He is still having misfirings (in the middle of the night) so we will keep him on his medication and repeat in 6 months. He sure looks cute all wrapped up!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


We painted pumpkins for Family Home Evening this year. It was a combination of Walmart not having any pumpkins and a mom fail because I refuse to drive all over town (I'm a one stop kind of gal). The kids were really good sports and still enjoyed it. 
 Our next Halloween event was our church's Trunk-or-Treat. Ivy was a spooky ghost and even won a prize at the costume contest! Next up a vampire and finally our cutest clown!
 Ivy couldn't wear her ghost costume to her storybook parade at school (too scary!) so after options like Princess Elsa, a ballerina, a fairy she decided on a bat! Of course. 
Jackson had to be a Dr. Seuss character for his school parade. After carefully examining all of his options (looking through each Dr. Seuss book we own) he decided (maybe with a little encouragement from me) on the GOX. "I box my Gox in yellow box Gox socks"
 Halloween Night! I really enjoy trick-or-treating on our street. It's a perfect distance, perfect amount of houses, right amount of time, great group of trick-or-treaters! The Pratts always  make sure it's done right with a hay ride! This year, complete with lights!
Before we met up with everyone at the Pratt's at 6:30 I sent the kids across the street and down the few houses on our end of the street first. I watched them from our driveway while I let Boo get a little more sleep. I absolutely loved watching their costumes billow behind them as they walked together from house to house. And I just felt overwhelmingly grateful for these little people of mine. They bring me so much joy and happiness. Stuff like this is so fun - for them yes - but maybe more for me. I am such a lucky mama!