Meow meow

Gayley loves kitties! I mean absolutely adores them, talks about “her” kitty even though we don’t have one of our own. Our neighbor however has a mama cat that is constantly having a litter and recently one of mama’s offspring had kitties a few weeks before mama cat had another set so there have been multiple kitties of various sizes running around which truly delights this little girl! This tabby is an older sibling to the new ones and not the one that had kitties. I missed taking pictures of Gayley laying in the driveway with her first face to face then beside her then with her arm wrapped across her and eventually Gayley laying on her because she just can’t snuggle enough! All the while she is talking away to kitty and telling her how much she loves her and giggling! She just loves them! Oh and this girly of mine is sporting a painted on princess crown from the movie in the park and wearing older sisters too big dress and a bracelet as a choker necklace. 

Pump It Up!

We went to the Grande Opening of the new Pump It Up and they along with a couple other hundred guest had a blast! So much fun climbing, jumping, sliding and bouncing!

Truth Be Told

I went to my first ever painting class the other night. It’s like those Sips and Strokes classes but with a Christian focus. All of the paintings are scripture based and a portion of the fee you pay to paint goes toward ministry. It was a fun event in honor of Mrs. Mindy, our babysitter, that all of us moms did together. Mrs. Mindy is phonominal  and loves our little ones so well and speaks the name of Jesus over them as well as change diapers, doing art, playing outside, rocking, holding and feeding them 8x a day! We are so greatful for her. Many of us had never painted like this and so it was quite intimidating but our instructor was so great! We had so much fun and we suprised ourselves with our end results. I’m super happy with mine and would love to do it again. 

Summer Jam

Trey let me take a mini vaca by taking Morgan to his lacrosse tournament this weekend. It’s so much fun getting to spend one on one time with this fella. It’s also a whole lot easier doing these hot weekend events without hauling loads of little siblings along. So Trey was Super Dad and held down the fort so I could go with Morgan. He did really well even while dealing with an injured thumb. He got 80% plus of his face offs and even scored off of a win. He also got to play a lot of attack this tournament and had several assist. He was able to make more connections with college coaches that came to watch him and had lots of praise about him. I know God has the path laid out for him, it’s just so hard not knowing what and where that will be. Praying for continued healing and restoration of his knee and protection over him as he continues with more showcases and tournaments this summer. 

Wipeout

Poor Joseph was just casually gliding on his board at the park when he took a sick digger and face planted! Ouch!!!! Elijah drove him home and after we triaged his scraped with hydrogen peroxide and got most bleeding stopped we concurred that his hamburger meat chin needed stitches or super glued shut. Trey, our designated hospital parent, took him up to the urgent care where they cleaned out gravel then glued his chin closed. They said it wasn’t deep enough for stitches but obviously gaping nonetheless so glue it was. Hopefully it won’t scar but if it does he’ll have one like his Daddy and younger brother. Don’t mess up the money maker Joseph!

Hanson’s PJ Mask Birthday

 The long awaited day finally arrived for Hanson’s PJ Mask 5th Birthday!!!!!

He was so excited and happy and had the best time getting wet on the slip-n-slide and pool with his friends. Even though he kept saying he didn’t want to get wet! 

After fun time in the sunshine they  devoured the super sugary treats of jello, cupcakes, blue juice, candy, chips and popcorn.
His friends were so sweet and blessed him with so many nice gifts. He is one very loved little boy, son, brother, grandson and friend! Happy Fifth Birthday Hanson๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Free Friday Flix

 Every Friday night there is Free Friday Flix in the park. It’s great family fun watching movies outdoors while lounging on blankets or lawn chairs. Our office is a sponsor and so we get to have a table and tent with a balloon artist and us applying our logo tattoos to sweaty kids while we talk to parents about pediatric dentistry. So happy to be working with a fantastic caring dentist and super sweet co-workers. Sure does make going to work enjoyable!

8th Grade Banquet


Joseph said so long to middle school after the 8th grade banquet. It was held at a nice wedding barn venue in town and catered by Joe’s Italian which is so delicious! He and his posse of friends met up at the coffee shop then carpooled to the banquet. He escorted his friend Kirsten. They looked so lovely together all dressed up. Joseph was super dapper in his ‘new’ suit and shoes he got at ATS all for under $21 and she was so pretty in her new dress. All of the kids looked so handsome and beautiful, they clean up nice! They had a fun filled night out together and made lasting memories. Farewell middle school and hello high school for these guys!

End of School Celebration

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We’ve been doing this celebration for 10 years now and they still love it. This year I ย  was working on the official last day of school so I did it two days early so when they got off the bus they would be suprised. ย It’s a time to spoil them with sugar layered sugar after they have taken all their exams and sat in classes doing nothing for the last few days. This year they had brownies, chips, cookies, donuts, pizza rolls, candy and bottled root beer to feast upon! Another school year in the books and next year we will have one in college, two in high school, two in middle school, one in elementary and one in pre-school! I may need a lot of sugar and coffee to get through next year!!! Oh check out Mary and Jordan taking their own pictures to put on their Instagrams and other social media spots! They all gave me such sweet shout outs!ย