Thursday, July 27, 2017

That Face...

That face when you are eating a homemade pickle juice popsicle...



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shark Week...

My little Scientist and Sharkologist have been thoroughly enjoying Shark Week! Last night, they sat on the couch learning about Killer Whales, the 'kill zone', and mini subs. Remi has promised when he grows up, he will build his own mini sub where he will take me down deep into the Kill Zone.

So yesterday, when they started playing Sea Snake VS The Great White, the cuteness just had to be documented...





As Remi fell asleep last night, he quietly and excitedly shared his thoughts on learning to scuba dive... I promised him when he was old enough, we would take the class together and then go explore the ocean blue! He also asked Micah if next summer we could go shark fishing- Remi's little heart for exploring makes me smile!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Football Camp 2017...

This morning, the boys were off to their very first football camp. They were sweaty, happy little boys when I picked them up...

Friday, July 21, 2017

Losing Teeth...

The day we got home from San Angelo, both boys lost teeth.

Remi has had one loose on the bottom for quite some time now- in fact, the permanent tooth is already half way in. Roen has had two bottom teeth loose for several weeks now- one was only hanging by a thread!

I think he was just waiting for his daddy to be there because once we got home, he had Micah pull it out!

Remi could not stand that Roen lost a tooth and he hadn't. So even though his wasn't quite loose enough for an easy pull, that little booger ripped it out!!

They were both very excited about the tooth fairy visit! However, later that day, Remi asked me is we were the tooth fairy... it's only a matter of time!





I got some really cute videos of the boys pulling their teeth, which means I didn't get many pictures, but I did get one of sweet Roen the next morning. Just like big brother, he decided he wanted to keep his first tooth!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Family Reunion...

While we were in San Angelo, we popped on over to Junction for our annual family reunion.... that I haven't attended since 1994!! Thankfully, I have seen most of this extended family at various times, but I was still way overdue for a good ole visit to the Llano River!

We arrived Friday afternoon, laid out in the river while the kiddos reconnected with cousins, caught minnows and skipped rocks.

Saturday morning, we filled our bellies with bacon, eggs, biscuits and homemade plum jelly. From here, 28 of us loaded up for a day of adventure on the river kayaking. This was by far the highlight of the trip for the boys! Remi rode with Kim and Roen rode with me- both getting their fair share of rowing in.

Remi and his older cousin Barrett were thick as thieves with little Roen tagging along. Friday night, they hunted down rocks and sticks and then created their own little campfire where we roasted smores later that night... it was most definitely as fun as it sounds!






















The kayaking group...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Family Time...

The boys and I have been off in west Texas for the past week, soaking up every bit of family time we can get before the Fall brings 'too busy for anything'.

The boys love their sweet little cousins and I love that no matter how many miles seem to separate us, they seem to grow closer and closer every time we get together.

There is just something about growing up with cousins... not siblings, more like best friends, but still family so you know they will always be there. Some of my favorite childhood memories contain my cousins and seeing the boys make memories with their own brings back nostalgia full of care-free days and little bits of mischief.

I have been blessed with family all around me that is full of fun and good people... this is a blessing that makes my life so much fuller!



We went swimming...



We went to the park, where to boys had the best time feeding the little ground squirrels goldfish. Those tiny little critters took food right out of their hands!!







The kids did some painting...





They played with some kind of magic sand in the play kitchen- because the pretend food is just too boring- which ended up all over the floor and rug... my mom is so much nicer than me!!!



The kids got to visit with their great grandparents! Papaw brought them bags full of quarters and they had the best time counting them- except Kase- he had his own fun flinging them across the rug...













We took the circus out to eat for breakfast...





The boys introduced their little cousins to Sharknado...



Of course, we played on Snapchat...









Ipad time before bed is always the best way to get these four kiddos in bed and quiet...





And when they are all four away in dreamland, we can't decide if we want to go to bed too or turn up the music and jump for joy...



...we usually end up staying up way too late working puzzles. We did two, but this was the hardest ...



And here we are telling Anne and Mallorie good-bye before we take flight to Dallas...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

As Predicted...

We have been out of town for the past 7 days, but we are back and catching up... on sleep, laundry, cleaning and everything in between!

Right before we left, we had a family get together with Micah's family and everyday before that, it seemed we filled with swimming or friends or both!

So, as predicted, pictures from this summer seem to always contain goggles, swimsuits and friends...





Friday, July 7, 2017

4th of July Weekend...

Our 4th of July weekend was jam packed full of parties, friends and fireworks!

On Sunday, we headed out to Lake Texoma to do a little fishing and swimming with friends. The boys love being out on the boat and in the water!


Remi has gotten to where he likes to drive the boat at all times... anyone else getting a turn is almost completely out of the question

In case you didn't know, little Roen has a slight obsession with cleaning. He loves sweeping, mopping and especially vacuuming. He cleaned the boat nearly non-stop while Remi fished...











On the 3rd we attended the annual Fourth of July party down the street and on Tuesday, we had a little swim party at our house. We are all exhausted with so many late nights in a row, but that is the thing about summer- there is always times to catch up on sleep!!