Sunday evening we had an all church picnic at our neighborhood park. It was such a fun time with something for everyone. We ate food, played basketball, football, bocce ball, bag toss, Frisbee, flew kites, and many just sat and chatted. We also had a time of prayer. It was a lot of fun and such perfect weather!!
Monday is grocery shopping day. Couldn't believe it when I saw there was a prize in the Corn Pops box!! We had planned to get them anyway because Daddy likes them (well, so do the kids!) so we got three boxes so each big kid could get a prize. And it worked out nicely that there was a different prize in each box! They were spoons--Elsa, Nemo, and Mike from Monsters Inc. They didn't work so well to eat with so the kids play with them in the dirt outside:) It was just so fun and brought back childhood memories of digging through the cereal to find the toy. And can you believe they even packaged the spoon to be on the outside of the cereal bag?!
Brent's birthday was this week. Raelynn helped me make the cake by opening up all the Reeses's cups for me. We had all the family over for Someburros and cake on Tuesday. On Wednesday, his birthday, we were able to go out to The Keg for a date night to celebrate.
So many helpers! So fun celebrating daddy!!
Mimi treated the kids to the carnival at Freestone this week. It has now been a month since this event took place, and I can say that my kids still thank God for the "boats" every time they pray. It was a special time for them!
The boys are playing so much more with one another all the time. Declan sure makes colt laugh and enjoys doing so. They really enjoy being with each other, which is so fun to see!
We were having a rough morning at home. We were all short on patience and had forgotten about giving one another grace. Sometimes a change of scenery helps---so we went to Target. The kids needed some new shoes so I thought it was a great idea to take them all shoe shopping at Target. haha. It started off really fun with this picture--whenever we are at Target the kids want a picture with this dog and I find it something I can say "yes" to and let them enjoy the moment. But then it was not so fun after this. As we traveled on to fill up on diapers and move along to the shoe aisle, the kids had had about enough of Target. One child trying on shoes at a time because they need mama's help leaves the other kids in the shopping cart just sitting there. That is never a recipe for quiet, calm, fun. And ya know those carts at target that have the big red seats...yeah, I will always buckle them up from now on because after Elliana had got her shoes I just set her back up in the seat and next thing I know she is bending over to pick up the empty water bottle (because water just spilled everywhere) and falls face first down on the cart. Enter in the tears. And if you have heard her tears, you know they aren't quiet. We had lots of looks...we were those people. Life happens, not one of our best moments, but surely not going to be our worst.
We continued Friday Night Meatballs this week and had another full house. It is so wonderful to see the kids' excitement to set the table and serve our guests. Every week Raelynn asks "who will be coming over for guests?" and we have been so blessed by the friends gathered around our table.
|This week happened to be March Madness so the guy enjoyed the basketball game after dinner while the kids ran wild in the backyard. Usually we put a movie on for the kids...it was a fun time by all!|
|the sign of a great night!|
|Saturday we had a couple's game night with our small group. SO fun!|