Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fun Run and Tot Trot

The kids' school had a fundraiser on a rare cold Saturday! The kids were pumped for the fun run and i think they liked being so bundled up!

With their race numbers, the kids were ready to play before the race.

Sissy ran off with her friends, but Charlie hung around with us.

I love how comfortable she is with her friends.

Starting line for preschool tot trot.

Every kid received a medal and Char was very pleased.

We knew she runs pretty fast, but when she got second place for kindergarten girls, I was quite surprised!

 Very excited for her!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Choral Debut

Sissy made her choral debut at church for the Ingathering service. She was very excited!
The director led them in some warm ups.

I think it was a good experience for her and she felt proud of herself, which is what really matters. Those little voices are sweet to hear.

Here she is practicing after school. I think she is so darling up there!

Li'l Swimmer

Charlie keeps working hard at swimming. He almost has freestyle down but he doesn't want o keep his face in the water. Once he does that, he can move to level 2! He has done well with Coach PJ who has a lot of patience with him!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Football & Family

We got together at Mom and Dad's to watch LSU play Alabama. The food and the company were great, even if the game wasn't the best.

Friday Night Dinner

We had a fun dinner out at Rio Bravo with the whole family! The mariachi band, tortilla dough, and lively atmosphere make it a top choice for the kids. The food is great which helps too! The band played Des Colores, a song we like from Music Together and the kids enjoyed hearing a song they know well.

I am so grateful that we are near my parents and sister and get to spend a lot of time with them! I am very grateful they choose to spend so much time with us!


Sissy loves gymnastics so much and has been working hard to improve her skills. She was asked to come on a Saturday and show what she knows as they work to identify the right class for skill sets.

This was her first try climbing that pole! With a little practice, she will be able to climb all the way up to ring the bell.

She paid attention well and worked hard, which thrilled me! She isn't quite ready to move up, which is just fine.

Mystery Reader

Sarah Graves' class has parents and grandparents come as Mystery Readers. Aaron recently volunteered and boy was she excited! Her face lit up when he came in the classroom!

I think all the kids enjoyed hearing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. There were lots of questions and they imagined the meals they would like to have falling from the sky.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Spooky Halloween!

Charlie dressed as Catboy from the PJ Masks, Sarah Graves was Princess Jasmine, and Olivia was a Cabbage Patch doll!

We went to our neighborhood block party before going to trick or treat. Our neighbors put together an awesome haunted house in their garage. SG was nervous at first, but once she did it, she was a pro going through it a bunch!

The kids love going door to door to get candy!

Livy was happy to be along for the ride.

We walked a good ways and Sissy fell asleep on the way home.

Charlie was excited!

Sissy perked up when it was time to sort candy.

Everybody was excited to look at the candy!

We had a fun Halloween and I am so grateful we were all healthy and had good weather to enjoy it.

Pumpkin Carving

Halloween day Sissy and I got down to carving pumpkins. I was so proud of her doing it. Scooping out the insides was very gross to her and she did not like the smell at all, but she kept with it. She is very sensitive to smells and usually chooses to get away from it, but she hung in there and enjoyed carving the pumpkin! 

She made the bat and I did the face. Charlie decorated his in a funny face!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Nine Years

In the midst of the Halloween excitement, Aaron and I celebrated our 9th anniversary. Nine years have flown so quick and we are still have a good time!

Mom and Dad gave us a huge gift and kept the kids overnight. That is the first time we haven't had a child with us overnight since SG was born! I slept in until 8:30 completely uninterrupted! It felt as good as I dreamed it would all those long nights awake with Charlie.
The kids had an awesome time going out to dinner, window shopping for toys, pitching a tent in the den, making s'mores, telling ghost stories (Charlie's all started with a long, long day ago :) ), sleeping in the tent, and a pancake breakfast! I know Lovie and Pops were exhausted!