I am not for sure why in the world I cannot keep this blog updated like I used to. I should have more time since the kids are in school. I guess I used to do this during that nice peaceful 2-3 hour nap that the kids used to take.
One day in April, we loaded up tons of limbs from the yard and ended up with a big bonfire. Who says that you can't have smores in springtime!
The boys played baseball with several of their friends from church including Colton. Claire, from their school, surprised them by coming to one of their games!
Callie and Kylie have enjoyed hanging out during their brothers' baseball games. Who wouldn't with all of the snacks they get from the concession stand.
I cannot believe these two are getting close to completing Kindergarten. One morning I looked out the door before school and the boys were just sitting talking about life I guess.
Charley's birthday party
I have really enjoyed car rider pick-up line with this sweet little thing. I am definitely going to miss these times when she joins the boys next year.
FIELD DAY at CCES
Kylie turned 5 on April 15. We celebrated by taking 9 girls to the movies, pizza and cake after at our house, pinata, then one big slumber party. Ryan and I lived to tell about it :-)
This is how we roll at our house. There is NEVER a dull moment. Reed came into our room with blood dripping down his head with no tears in his eyes. I calmly said "what did you do?" and the boys said "we were just spinning in circles in our room". My response simply was "I guess that you should have stayed in your bed like I told you to" then we proceeded to clean his head up. In the words of a surgeon when he saw his head at church, "He probably needed staples to close it but he doesn't HAVE to". Thanks to my skills, it healed perfectly ;-) The pillow is where Reed laid down after it happened until Braden told him he was bleeding.
I cannot resist taking pictures of the boys' "artwork" and "sweet" letters that they create at school and home. When you read these, you have to really think about phonics and how they learn to spell words. Some of these make me laugh out loud even though they include potty humor:-)
"I am so sad that our baby has a broken leg because Reed pushed her head" - Braden
I am with Claire playing soccer. Claire scored a goal" - Reed
Braden's work above at school is much neater than at home!
"Reed you better tell your mom that I pooted in your face" - Braden
"Hey Keeley. You are the best mom I had. You are really good taking care of me. " You cook good. It is yummy." - Reed
Trip to Kentucky to see the grannies
Nanny reading Kylie a bedtime story. I cannot believe she is almost 90!
What happens at home
This is the result of Braden thinking that tripping is a good idea.
What happens when you mom tells you to not go out the front door because the steps are covered with ice.
Kylie loves to play dress up so I always buy her cheap clothes at the consignment sales that she loves. She wears these 5 inch wedges around the house and walks better in them than I do.
I kept Sawyer the other day while Tina, Craig, Charley and my dad went to the SEC tournament. She is so good and easy to keep!
The boys had a spring party the same day as their book character day. This was just an excuse for them to dress up as a superhero!
Yesterday we met up with some friends from church and played at the park for 4 hours then walked across the street for Popsicles. They were worn out when we left there.
We finally got a good snow/ice storm! This week has been so fun sledding with the kids every day. I am so thankful for Ryan working so hard so that I can stay home with the kiddos and enjoy weeks like this!
I don't fully understand people that are so ready for their kids to go back to school. I miss this time with them and I love having them home. Don't get me wrong, there are times during each day that I am ready to send them off:-) Monday was the first day of the snow and ice, and it was a wet day to sled, but we stayed out there for hours in the drizzling rain and sleet.
These sleds that I bought for dirt cheap three years ago sure did come in handy this year!
On Tuesday, we decided to head over to some of our friends houses in a subdivision a couple of miles from our house. That is one thing about not living in a subdivision is that our kids don't get the fun of having friends right next door but I guess there are pros and cons both ways. This is the view out my window of how I drove to Chad and Meghan's house. There was a 2 inch thick sheet of ice that I did not have the patience to get off. I know this is so not safe but we made it!
Having three kids so close in age is SO much fun!
I knew it wouldn't be long before someone got hurt. I think that the ice won the battle with Braden!
On Wednesday, we headed back over to play with some of their friends from church and school. Reed, Braden and their sweet friend from school, Claire. We stayed all afternoon and played in their subdivision then enjoyed lunch at their house!
Wednesday afternoon, we went to Craig and Tina's to play. I figure that we better soak up all of the time we have while the snow is here!
Can you say Redneck sledding! Craig got a chainsaw and cut off the top of this huge water thing for the kids to ride in.
Craig gave me this new ear warmer that I love! Yes, I totally took a selfie which I rarely ever do!
Thursday, Reed had to go in for his regular blood draw then we went to my parents to sled and eat lunch. It was really cold but the sun helped out a lot.
Thankful for my parents who are always excited when we come over and brave the freezing temps for us! Love them and their amazing example that they are to me!