Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
This weekend was so pretty! Perfect weather for what is probably the last nice weekend of the year... and until like May or something. Sad! Josh and the kiddos went out and raked/swept leaves on Saturday. I vacuumed inside and did some laundry and watched them as they worked. It makes me smile just to watch them.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The children went to Papa and Grandma's house on Friday night for a Halloween party and sleepovers. They had a costume contest and won awesome prizes, like mustaches. Awesome. Then, they carved pumpkins, ate pizza, watched movies and eventually dozed off. They love having sleepovers with Papa and Grandma and the dogs. Parents normally aren't invited, so the only pictures I have are from the pumpkins that they brought home. They are pretty rad!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Last night was my last night of service learning... at least the last night that I HAD to be there to complete the required hours. I cried the whole way there. I have fallen in love with these kids! They melt my heart. They have so many talents and strengths that we could never have because they are just simply closer to the Spirit. These pictures were taken during our karaoke hour. They LOVE to sing. Even those who can't speak will at least make noise with their voicebox. They sway to the music. Some of them just close their eyes and listen. You can tell it calms their soul. They are happy and kind. They are patient and compassionate. They love to snuggle and be loved on. They have a spot in my heart forever. The coordinator asked me to keep on coming back. I think I will, thank you. I won't keep going every week, just because it's too hard. My boys need their Mama home at night. But we will definitely stop in and cook and sing with these angels as often as we can!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Friday was a ROUGH day for me. Like, ROUGH. Crappy! Josh drove down with Brooklyn and informed me that we were getting dinner and going to a movie. Best medicine for a horrible day! We took the kids to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. I took a picture of the kiddos before the movie, and then Brooklyn took the camera and laughed hysterically every time she snapped a picture and the flash went off... blinding the boys! The movie was adorable. The night was perfect.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Done. This baseball season is over. Braxton really loved playing baseball. He was finally getting the hang of hitting the ball and now the season ends. I'm proud of him. He is such a great teammate, a great cheerleader for his teammates, and he is just a joy to watch. He makes everyone laugh and giggle and smile. I'll miss watching him play under the lights twice a week. What I won't miss is the four days a week commitment. Yikes! Until next year!