Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hanging out

We had a good long Easter weekend. Went to a Good Friday service with my parents, went to local Easter celebration, watched 10,000 eggs being dropped from a helicopter, dyed eggs (and their bodies) and had our own egg hunt. Now we are back into the school routine but with added benefits of CC and Papa being able to go on field trips, pick up the kiddos from school and have extra playtime at home.

Ribbit has made some grand observations likes "papa has more hair on his belly than Daddy" and "Uncle Chris was not here as long as CC and Papa are staying here".

Goober has told them they can't move close to us because then the visits wouldn't be as special!

Baby Boy has charmed them by grabbing their face and saying "tag your it" and asking them to "nuggle him" every night before bed.

Having fun at a birthday party!
Always on the move.
Getting some air!
Hanging out with his buds....he can play dodgeball for 2 solid hours, come home and pass out for 2 solid hours :)
Getting all the girls attention!
Playing around outside...one of their favorite things to do is ride the skateboard down our driveway!

The rest of the school year is full of award ceremonies, concerts, end of the year parties, testing, birthday parties and field trips. The kids are still getting excited about Disney...slowly :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Both of my parents on their way here!!!!...That means some extra sleep for MOM AND DAD ;). Maybe even a date night :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, we get to see our family :).

Here is my post from yesterday...

I was hoping to post the video of my kids reaction to finding out that we are going to Disney World on facebook today.
However, no one wants to see Goober drop to his knees and sob "but I don't want to drive that far", while Adam sarcastically says "bud, ill take one for the team and drive", while Baby Boy screams "tell diggers outside" as he yells at the men putting in our sprinklers to "stop tearing garden up", while Ribbit gets in a fight with her brother over whether Mickey or Minnie are the best, gets spanked, then has a fit, falls off the couch backwards, smacks her head and screams like a banshee.
It was truly a magical moment.

So that is that..maybe they will get more excited as the time gets closer. Who knows?

This is a ceramic set I made for our schools musical "Beauty and the Beast". They auctioned it off and it made $500!!!!

Here we are at the musical...Ribbit was dressed as Belle. Baby Boy had a babysitter because he has a hard time sitting still :)

Here we are at the Tea with Belle and friends afterwards. Goober wanted to come so he could meet Gaston!
Ribbit and Mrs. Potts!
Gaston analyzing Goober's muscles :)
Goober and Lumiere
Goober, the prince, Belle and Ribbit...Ribbit got onto the prince for being mean to Belle when he was the beast!
Fun times for all and good food!

Maybe having this experience will make them super excited to see Belle and the Beast at Disney...maybe?

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Since so much happened in two weeks I'll post pictures and maybe let that jog my memory!

Selfies in the tent with momma!

Our campsite....complete with field for running/ long driveway for scooters/ christmas lights for mood :) and a few extra kids!

This is only 5 of the 10 kiddos who were waiting for dinner!
Hanging out in the hammock!
Drinking some YooHoos! They always remind me of my Papa Coleman and they all the fun trips into town we took! We ALWAYS got Yoo Hoos and sang songs!
Nobody posed this child for this picture....he is just that stinkin cute on his own!
Looking for birdies!
Skipping rocks on the beach area.
Finding shapes in the clouds with Daddy.
Chilling in the hammock with Daddy!
Storytime with Mrs. Sarah...thats my kid with the bike helmet on. This was right after our kickball game and everyone needed some down time and drinks!

Someone really enjoyed her smores!
too tired to even worry about looking pretty!

Countdown to Summer

I wrote this about 2 weeks ago and never remembered to post it...WOOOPPSS

You can definitely tell its almost summer...especially at our school. The kids wear uniforms and by the end of the year all the boys pants are too short and the girls skirts are too tight. BUT, no one is going to buy a new $50 skirt or $40 pair of pants for 7 weeks...so we all just grin and look the other way.

You can also tell by how many days the fine arts teachers are missing. We go to several competitions, some of them lasting 2 days and we try to sneak in those field trips now that the weather is nice and we can paint/ draw outside.

You can also tell because the teachers are counting down the days, maybe not out loud but definitely in our head. I'm actually counting down to Disney, but same thing.

Our Uncle Chris is on his way here right now! Its his spring break and once again he is coming to spend it with us. The kids don't know but hopefully he will be here when they wake up from their naps..if they ever actually fall asleep.

Adam and I are plugging away at the house. I have made our foyer my personal project and so far I have painted all of the wood trim semi-gloss bright white and have 3/4 of the walls painted Cincinnati Cinnamon Beige....something neutral since I have lots of the kids painting and a bright green cubby in there. I also found an awesome 70s looking YELLOW chandelier at a antique store today that we are going to hang. Oh, and I have scraped 3/4 of the ceiling..its recessed so there are two levels but some of it is giving me a hard time. Hopefully I can have it all scraped, sanded and painted in the next 2 weeks.

Adam is still plugging away on the bathroom...I feel like it will never be done. Nothing against Adam but he does work full time, we do have lives on the weekends and there are sooo many tile cuts to be made. I think his most productive time will be this summer when the kids and I are in Alabama and football/basketball season isn't upon us :).

Ribbit continues to do pretty well at school, getting 3 stickers this week. Goober is ready to go to school every day since they are hatching chicks....we get an update daily of which eggs are cracking and which ones are shaking. Baby Boy is still plugging away on potty training, doing well most of the time but still loving to tell us he has pooped after the fact.

I have been a part of the "Keepers" bible study for women at our church and so far I have loved every bit of it. However, I started to develop an attitude of resentment towards it two weeks ago as it was giving me all kinds of challenges towards my husband. Things that I should make time for for him, things that I should do for him daily, things I should do without him asking me to do for him. I thought to myself "well when is he gonna take a bible study and learn what to do for me?". I know, super christian right. However, the last two Sundays are pastor has BROUGHT IT. He is preaching towards the men of the church and is boldly challenging them to be biblical men.....demanding them to step up and leave their needs at the door. I promised God I would stop being such a diva and let him deal with Adam now :).

Check out Mr. Man saying "War Eagle" in his new Auburn outfit from Lolly and Captain!
We never go to this grocery store so when we ran in real fast he begged to ride the "big truck".
Sister wanted to be fashionable for our camping trip so we put two glitter tattoos on. Those things lasted the whole trip, through showers, wind, bedtime...I had to scrub them off for school!
A little snack with friends while Daddy finishes up inside. Why yes we do bring our Auburn doormat with us :)
Singing and dancing in the tent, you know to break it in!

I'll post more pictures later!