Monday, January 16, 2017

Welcome Home Daddy!

Jeremy was away from home in China for 10 nights, 11 days for work!  We missed him so much and we are sooooo glad to have him home now.  He arrived back late Sunday night.  A friend of mine's husband has been away also, so we decided to hire a babysitter for our five kids so that we could go out to dinner and enjoy some kid-free time!  It was so good to get out for a night!

5 kids + 1 babysitter = 2 happy mamas


Today we headed to the park to play with Daddy since he was back and getting over jet lag!  Three little boys were really glad to have their daddy home!  Mommy was pretty thrilled, too!  


Playing hide and seek...


Found!


Helping Daddy count...



"I want to jump rocks like Kyle!"







Friday, January 13, 2017

18 Months

Today marks 18 months since we held Paxton in our arms for the first time!  We are so thankful for all 18 of those months and for each day we get to spend with him!  He has brought us so much joy and laughter and we cannot imagine our lives without him!

We celebrated with homemade Chicken Fried Rice for dinner as well as lots of outside playground time today!






Boys at the Playground

One of the greatest joys as a mom is watching your children play together.  Although they definitely fight sometimes and need space sometimes, these three LOVE each other and LOVE to play together!  With a playground full of other kids, they are drawn to each other.  So drawn to each other that all three thought they had to be on this ladybug together when they weren't laughing and wrestling on the ground!  



Paxton's looking at his brothers here...





Thursday, January 12, 2017

Everyday Life

Yesterday, I let Paxton snack while we took Connor and Kyle to school.  When we were done, this is what he looked like!  And, his seat was even messier!


The Auburn jersey is his favorite.  He picks it every time he sees it in the closet!

Being silly in car line waiting to pick Kyle up at school...



Target run...

 
After school playground fun...










Monday, January 9, 2017

The Last Few Days

At Connor's basketball game on Saturday...




CFA after the game...

"Stop messing with me while I eat ice cream.  This is serious business!"




Hot chocolate and cookies make three little boys very happy!


Back at speech after a three week break...


I think these three weeks were good for him.  He needed a little bit of a break from formal speech (even though we are constantly working with him at home) and I'm seeing so much improvement in his speech.  The little things like ending sounds or two syllables give me hope!



Today was the last day of our Christmas Break.  I'm so sad to see our boys go back to school tomorrow.  We have had such a great break!  We saw family, we celebrated Christmas and a birthday, we traveled, we were lazy, we played, we enjoyed each other!  It was just a really good break from the routine of school and activity.  I'm going to really miss it!

Friday, January 6, 2017

This Week In Pictures


Our view the whole way home from Hunstville on Monday...RAIN and ROADS...


Sleeping Baby...


Considering which book to choose...


Bedtime Routine Reading...


Nerf gun war with friends...


Playing with the coding caterpillar...