Wednesday, October 15, 2014

full house

Yesterday I got to watch our friends two children.  That meant 3 kids 4 and under during school hours and 5 kids 7 and under after school.  They played all day with almost every toy in our house and had a great time doing it.

It was seriously the easiest and messiest parenting day I've had in quite awhile!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

sunday song


All I Have is Christ
Sovereign Grace Music

I once was lost in darkest night 
Yet thought I knew the way 
The sin that promised joy and life 
Had led me to the grave 
I had no hope that You would own 
A rebel to Your will 
And if You had not loved me first 
I would refuse You still 


But as I ran my hell-bound race 
Indifferent to the cost 
You looked upon my helpless state 
And led me to the cross 
And I beheld God’s love displayed 
You suffered in my place 
You bore the wrath reserved for me 
Now all I know is grace 


Hallelujah! All I have is Christ 
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life 


Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone 
And live so all might see 
The strength to follow Your commands 
Could never come from me 
O Father, use my ransomed life 
In any way You choose 
And let my song forever be 
My only boast is You 

Friday, October 10, 2014

phone pic friday


Started off last Saturday with open windows letting the fall air in, muffins, hot tea, my bible, prayer journal and three blonde boys watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  Perfect morning :)


Park time  with the boys while Zach finally got to kayak the Yellow River!  We will be going on a kayaking date there soon. 




Logan made a nutella mustache to be like Ryan


 Zach bought a book off of my Amazon list.  So far so good.  Just like having a conversation with a friend.


Sweet old girl


11 tags down, 39 more to go!


A 'new' milk glass pedestal bowl from Leslie.  It fit in perfectly on my fall mantle!


Breakfast with my crazy baby



 And apparently Connor gets really grumpy when it has to eat dinner.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

field tripping

I seriously had a great time this morning on Connor's walking field trip to the pumpkin patch.  It's hard for me to get to be alone with any of my boys, well besides Logan, to just have fun.  While we were in the midst of 100 Kindergarteners and there were lots of buddies he mixed in and out of, he was so content to just walk with me and check in on how I was doing.  I think he's been missing alone time too.  I took it upon myself to bust him out when we got back so we could both just relax the rest of the day.

What a great morning with my middle man!















Tuesday, October 7, 2014

a little basketball

Tuesday is piano day and when Zach isn't working from home I need to fill up an hour with Connor and Logan while Micah is at practice.  Today we went to a random park down the street from his teacher's house and somebody had left their basketball under a table so we borrowed it for bit.

Connor and Logan were hilarious to watch and they had a blast!










Monday, October 6, 2014

Mr. September

Our sweet Connor'connor' was chosen by his Kindergarten teacher for student of the month from September.  He wasn't quite sure what that meant but when his big brother informed him that he'd get a goody bag of candy out of the deal he was super pumped.

Last Friday we went to the ceremony that recognized the September SOMs from all the classes at school.  He did such a great job of sitting right up front looking way too big for this mama heart to handle.





The teacher and/or class write up something about the student for the principal to read during the ceremony.  For the visually impaired, you know who you are, this says...

Connor is very attentive during class which is reflected in his excellent work.  In addition, Connor can be counted on to be kind and well-mannered to his classmates.  I am proud to have Commor in my class!  Mrs. Willis



Before the students went back to their rooms they could share refreshments with their families.  We took the opportunity to get pictures as well.

Here is an adorable one of Zach with Connor.


Here is the first attempt at a picture of me with Connor and Logan who insisted on taking a picture too.


This is attempt number 2.  I love my babiest boy but the closest he gets to a SOM ceremony might just be in the audience ;)


So proud of you Connor!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

phone pic friday


My second set of IKEA chairs bit the dust recently so I snagged four chairs from a new junk store I found.  I will definitely be going back!

The currently orange but soon to be spray painted chairs fit perfectly under our coffee table.


Logan and I got to hang out with Ella for three days this week!!  So much fun having a playmate and a girl at that!


This is the first grasshopper, like not just a little grasshoppery cricket, that I've ever seen.  It was massive and so pretty and it could fly.  What?!


We also found a big ol frog behind the grill and were watching it sweetly until Logan stomped on one of it's legs and it slunk back under the house :(


Every year we visit a pumpkin patch to play, but we ALWAYS buy our pumpkins at first methodist in covington.  We got a big daddy pumpkin, a mommy pumpkin, three little boy pumpkins, three gorgeous white pumpkins, and three baby pumpkins.  They had Cinderella ones too which I LOVE but always catch flack for from the gentlemen in my life because they "don't look like a real pumpking."  I'll probably go back and get one anyway ;)


Logan and I went to help Zach pick out new frames.  Logan wanted to try some on too.  He is so stinkin cute!


After the eye doctor we had lunch at Firehouse.


Then went to buy me some lifting gloves for my pullup present!  I did one real pull up this past week!  Hopefully I'll be able to do another one one day :) My goal was one and now my new goal is two consecutives.  They didn't have cute girl ones but I'm planning on getting these monogrammed.  You know southern girl crossfit style.


First Friday night in October called for a Halloween Family Movie Night.  We watched the boys' favorite Curious George Halloween BooFest


Logan loves scary movies ;)