Sunday, September 29, 2013

Serenity Now!

So how was YOUR weekend?
Oh you didn't wake up Saturday morning with your kids painting their toys?
Lucky you!
 


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Up to Speed

This will be a hodge-podge post if there ever was one! 
(I feel like all my posts are just recaps.  Oh well.)
 
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Last week we ate lunch with Jacob.
He loves that!  Meme is in town and we're going to surprise him today.
He has no idea! :)

My niece Kate is taking tennis lessons.
Is she not the cutest thing in a tennis skirt?!?!

In Jacob's Tuesday folder was this letter to my mom, Meme. 
It made me laugh!  

Yes I know, more sleeping pics, but this one takes the cake!
He is holding "The Story of Jesus" book. 
My prayer is he always holds Jesus close to his heart!
 
Nutella and some sneaky boys were found in our bed.  No bueno!!

He loves wearing rain boots!  Even on the wrong feet!!

I finally put a passcode on my cell.
Never knew what the boys were doing on my phone!
However, it was always a fun surprise to see what pics (and videos!) they took :)

While Kris ran inside the store to get one thing, the boys jumped out of the car and I took their pic.
Levi wasn't having it though!  Jacob wants one of these in our yard :)  

Kris and I joined our first small group at church.  Us and six other couples are doing a study together.  It's been great to meet new people and develop new friendships.  And I love that we're both in The Word!

Sorry, couldn't help myself!
I always show Jacob these the following morning and he gets a kick out of them :)

 
 


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Our Weekend

Hope you had a nice weekend.  Ours started off with Jacob bringing home an award from school.
We are so proud of him!  He's definitely come a long way since last year. ;)
 
Saturday morning he had a soccer game. 
 
Afterwards we headed out to the lake where Beth and her family were camping. 
 
The weather was gorgeous!
 
 
Our friend Leslie made Beth a cute little football wreath that fit perfectly on the camper door.
 
 
Luke had a soccer game too.  Then it was back to the campsite.
He sometimes reminds me of an old man ;)
 
We walked down to the lake and the boys threw rocks into the water.
 
Can't you hear his sweet little voice saying, "here Mommy."  Love him!
 
Today was church then lunch with these monkeys.
 
Have a great week!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Night Night

I know I said I would keep Instagram Photos separate from the blog, but I lied.
All of these I posted on IG, so I apologize in advance if you've already seen these. 
 
I'm posting for family/friends who don't use IG and also because I print the blog, so I wanted to capture these Key Moments.  Too cheesy?  :)
 
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Kris does not understand my fascination for capturing the boys asleep. 
I just so happen to think it's precious.
 
I think we all know by now that Jacob does not sleep, for the most part, in the traditional position.
I thought he would grow out of it by now, but he's proving me wrong. 
Hope his wife won't mind ;)

Levi usually skips his nap.  Mainly because he would be up till 10pm otherwise.
And I must brag and say, he's still a rather mellow kiddo at 5pm.  So naps aren't something he needs.
But if we know we're going to be out late, we'll put him down for one. 
On this particular day I had to wake him up.  He was pushing 3hrs. 

One day he asked me if he could watch Monsters Inc.
After about 10mins of trying to figure out what he was saying, I obliged.
Shortly after I found him like this. 
This was mid-day, but I guess one gets tired when they wake up at 5:30AM!!


Even though it looks like he's sleeping, Levi just got comfy to watch Jacob practice soccer.
 
Speaking of, when did he turn 12? 
 


Monday, September 9, 2013

Levi's First Day of KDO

Today was a first for both myself and Levi.
He attended and I worked KDO (Kids Day Out) at our church.
 
It's only 2 days a week, and the hours work great with Jacob's school schedule, so we are home in time to welcome him off the bus.
 
I got this backpack at a thrift store for $1!  It looked brand new. 
I have never had anything monogrammed of the boys before, but I knew I had to get this! 
 
He loves wearing it!  Even though I couldn't get a smile out of him.
 
I took a quick video of us walking in this morning.
video
 
Did I mention I'm working in the 2yr old room? 
Pray for me ;) 


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Soccer Saturday

Today Jacob had his very first soccer game!
 
He got hit in the side his first block.  :)
He looked over at me and said, "ouch!"  HA :)
 
Kris had to work but took an extremely early lunch - game started at 9am.  ha! :)
(and I just realized he and Levi are in the background)
 
He had a smile on his face the entire time he was playing.
He said he had fun, so I was happy to hear that.
 
After his game, we stayed to watch Luke play his.
 
He scored a goal! 
 
Fancy footwork Luke!
 
So fun!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Weekend Recap

Friday we went up to our town's square with Beth and her family for some ice cream.
Isn't this kid-size booth so cute?!  They serve the tiniest cones for the kiddos called cuties. 
 
It was so hot and you could cut the humidity with a knife, but that didn't stop us.
And truth be told, Jacob ended up in the fountain to retrieve a couple of pairs of flip flops that someone whose name starts with an L and ends with an I threw in.
 
Saturday I spent a big chunk of the day making a football burlap wreath. 
I've seen them all over Pinterest and wanted to make one. 
My friend Melody recently made one so I need to thank her for giving me the nudge!  :)
 
After Levi was dressed today for church, I remembered Jacob wearing the same shirt when he was 3.
Unfortunately I didn't get Levi's picture until after lunch, so he has a ketchup stain :)

 
Hope you had a great weekend!