We were blessed with four new cousins this year. The kids have enjoyed cuddling three of the four. Over Thanksgiving we got to spend time with two of them. There was never a shortage of arms willing to hold babies. By the end of the week even Beau was asking for a turn.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
We went to Michigan for Thanksgiving and the kids were thrilled to play in the snow again. We didn't pack appropriately so we layered and wore wrong gender and wrong size clothing but it didn't lessen the fun. Beau and Anna were out the longest and wrestled and laughed, they remember so much fun in snow inMontana that they jumped right in. Luke took a little longer but took a snowball dead on from his brother for $5 and Beau came thru giving him the money when we got home. Boys are strange. Owen loved it his first time that he could remember.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
It's the first Saturday in a long time where we have nothing on the schedule. Of course all boys were up by 7 and Anna slept in. I didn't really get to sleep in but I did stay in bed and Beau entertained Owen. As a thank you I made scones for everyone, but it was also a gift for me because they were all in the kitchen area with me. No TV no computer noise just laughter and littles begging for dough while big ones kept peeping in the oven (I've been known to burn a thing or two.) Memories like these make long weeks like this one seem distant and makes the long week ahead of me bearable.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Good thing he was this cute once. Luke had to disguise a turkey for homework. I suggested leaves or flower petals. He went to the rose bush without me, there is now a bare section but he has a very pretty pink turkey although it is very well disguised as a rose bush. Such is life in our crazy house.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Tonight we went to Georgia Tech to enjoy a family fun fest for Ben's MBA program. The kids had a fantastic time getting something from the GT bookstore and seeing where Ben went to school. They had ice cream sundaes, cotton candy, snow cones and lots of other little treats. Then there was face painting and balloon animals. The boys both had swords made at least two each and right before we left Ana got a white Werner dog. My favorite part was that Ben stood in line and got me a ballon flower, the kids thought it was silly to get a flower and wouldn't do it, but Ben did. One of the greatest flowers he's ever given me. Then it popped, oops. It was fine the fact he had done it was enough for me. But my great fortune wasn't over, we sent Beau to do something and he took forever we thought he had gone to the restroom. When he finally came back he had stood in line and got me another flower. It was so thoughtful and I'm just so thankful and filled with joy that my main man and my almost man would go out of there way to make me happy because its the little things like balloon flowers that are my greatest gifts because it is so much more than ballon. Love family moments like today, my cup overflows.
Friday, November 1, 2013
My picture taking was minimal. We went with a huge group of people and there were a lot of crazy kids. I dressed up as bat mom for the first time in a long time. Luke was Captain America Beau was James Bond but mistaken for a waiter Anna was spider girl (our version and super cute I thought) and Owen was Spider-Man to the rescue. It was a fun night for all and today we are in a sugar coma.