Yesterday's Summer FUN Challenge event was a special time with daddy and the kiddos so no pics to post for that! I've recently started a bible study on the book: Created To Be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl so on Tuesday nights my living room is filled with amazing ladies that have been called to take part in this study with me so my awesomely sweet husband chooses to take the kiddos out of the house to give me a chance to focus on the study and not have to worry about someone wanting me for something or messing with our books or what not. So super dad took the kiddos out to dinner at McDonalds and then headed to...WALMART! Wahooo! LOL They spent time looking at video games and toys and just enjoying their time together.
Today we were blessed with some visitation time with my stepson, Taylor! We were supposed to have more time with him but that's a big ol' can of worms that I don't feel like opening at the moment! Let's just say that it happens A LOT and it's not something hubby or I really appreciate or like very much...but, what can ya do? This is the hand we've been dealt and we do the best with what we get! I've learned to REALLY lean on God to get me through the aggravations! Anyways, since our time was cut down to just a 7 hour visit, we wanted to be sure to include Taylor in on the fun stuff. We decided to grab some McDonalds (wow, this just shows how unhealthy we are, huh??? McD's two days in a row! OOPS) and we headed to the park to enjoy the gorgeous day!
The boys thought these signs were hilarious so I HAD to take a picture of them with the signs! LOL Boys and potty humor go together like cookies and milk! :)
The kids had fun playing on the tire swing and even hubby joined in on the fun!
We bought this shirt for Taylor's 13th birthday (see previous post about the FarmVille party) and we think it's pretty rockin! :) It says "I'm kind of a big deal on FarmVille"
And since we don't get a whole lot of time with Taylor, I have to take every chance I get to snap some pics of all our kiddos together! So, here are some of the pics of our photo shoot! LOL
I wasn't sure what today's "special plan" was going to be and the day got away from me pretty fast! I was just going to have us play board games or something but then we decided we wanted to order Little Caesars for dinner and then the idea got brought up that we should call my sister-in-law, who happens to work for Yellow Cab Taxi. Keegan was BEGGING to take a ride in her taxi so that became the fun plan for the evening! LOL Keegan seriously was squealing with excitement and bouncing off the walls while we were waiting for Jessie to come and pick him up! He was even sitting on the window ledge, staring out at the driveway and he kept checking his watch to see how long it'd been! At last, Jessie arrived and Keegan booked it out the door! Of course I had to take a million pictures to commemorate this special occasion! LOL Keegan's first taxi ride! :)
Today I also ordered Keegan a Snuggie that he's been begging for for months. I joked with my husband that we're raising the next generation of white trash...a kid that gets excited about taxi rides and Snuggies! LOL Oh and sorry for the funky picture coloring, I didn't realize it until later that I had the setting all wrong on the camera!
WAHOO, IT'S SUMMER!!! So we homeschool all year long but we're really laid back about it, especially during summer months. I'm so excited about everything that goes with summer...bbq's, camping, 4th of July, picnics, beach days, hiking...adventure!!! I have a mission this summer, that I'm hoping will become such a normal part of life that I do it all year long. My mission is to do at least one fun project or activity everyday this summer with my kiddos. I'm going to try to take pictures during each special event but as you know, sometimes you can't take the camera with you. Yesterday we had a BBQ at a local lake but it was so windy at first that right after we ate, we loaded our stuff up so it wouldn't blow away and then went over to the water, where the kids splashed and played for awhile. It amazes me that no matter how windy or cold it is, kids don't care, they'll jump right in and play around! I love it!
So far this past week we've had a picnic at one of the elementary schools with a friend of ours and her kiddos, where the kids got to ride around on bikes, eat our picnic lunch and play on the playground for 3 hours.
**FYI, mom wasn't using her brain properly and neglected to administer sunscreen on herself (she did however get the toddler covered) and dear ol' brainiac mom has a RAGING sunburn on her back, shoulders, arms and shins that hurts even 3 days later! Yes...lesson learned! LOL
We had a fun lunch of english muffin pizzas one afternoon, where Keegan got to pick what toppings he wanted and make his own pizza. He loved being in charge! :)
We just bought a new tent that fits our family a whole lot better. It's like 18x10 and can fit both of our queen sized air mattresses, Tatym's playpen and still have plenty of room for our stuff. My hubby, who happens to be the world's BEST dad (and husband), was itching to set the tent up to check it out so it's been up in our backyard now for like 4 days so the kids have been having a blast playing in it. Hubby even had a campout with Keegan the night before last. I love our new tent!
It's been raining a lot here lately so one day this past week, I took the kiddos on a puddle jumping walk! We walked around the neighborhood on the hunt for massive puddles which we found some great ones! I couldn't take the camera along for obvious reasons! LOL Tatym was soaked from head-to-toe by the time we got done and Keegan was soaked up to his waist! It was a blast and definitely something we'll do a lot more now that Tatym is getting older...but hopefully it won't rain like that very much this summer! *Wishful thinking!*
We went on a walk around the neighborhood on a sunny day. We walked down to my grandparents house to check on our garden and then we stopped at the park and played for a little while.
Have I mentioned how much I love being a mom?! I feel so blessed to be able to stay at home with my kiddos! It's the best "job" I could ever hope for and I'm cherishing the time I have with them!! <3>
Well, today marks the end of my son's baseball season! Today was Jamboree day which consisted of us having to be at the field by 7:45am where Keegan's team played 3 mini games over the span of 4 hours! Praise the Lord, He blessed us with sunshine which is a very welcome change to the massive amounts of rain we've been getting! On a side note, who in the world thought of giving baseball players, especially young players, white pants??? Obviously someone that didn't have to try to keep those things looking clean! LOL It's been a LONG day and thankfully it's nap time for the wee one and I'm getting us packed up to go see my sister, to celebrate her birthday!
Thought I'd share the little treat I made for the BBQ today, yellow & green cupcakes (team colors):
Hello! First and foremost I'm a christian. My relationship with the Lord is the biggest part of my life. Close behind that is my amazing family. I'm married to a wonderful man and the lucky mom to two fabulous children. The Lord has blessed me beyond anything I deserve!!