This year we will have children in FIVE seperate levels of education. We have a college sophomore that starts later this month, a high school Senior and Freshman, two middle school seventh graders, an elementary kindergartener and a pre-schooler!!!!! Hanson was super excited about starting kindergarten and did just fine taking Mommy to his class. He is going to do great in K-5, he even has a pre-school pal in class with him. Mary and Jordan were a bit embarrassed for some reason with Mom taking pictures of them at the bus stop and yelling, “Best day ever, thank you!!!!” to the bus driver who laughed and gave Mom a big thumbs up! Ah Middle Schoolers! Joseph was Mr. Joe cool and chill about his first day of High school. Our Senior, Morgan asked if the holding the grade signs was still a thing but willingly complied to amuse this mom. Praying they all have a great first day, like their lockers, find their classes and teachers in a timely manner, remember their lunch numbers, meet new friends in classes and reunite with old ones and get on the right buses to come home!
It’s that time of year again for Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A! Hooray!! This year getting ready was super easy. All I did was go to the attic and pull out all of our cow print costumes, divide them out and away we went. We even had a shirt and sign for Joseph’s friend Tanner who’s spending the night with us. We love this day, it’s so much fun to go there and see all the other people in their cow costumes and attire and getting free food is always a bonus. Thank you Chick-fil-A I fed my entire crew for $5.10!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Hanson🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈