THINGS THAT DIDN’T WORK:
Corbin accidentally injecting himself with an Epi Pin! He was going through an old bike saddle bag and somehow he hit the end of the needle and it auto injected. Of course we weren’t home and he was shaky while his heart was racing. A huge thank you to Beth Collins for resting our worries. Corbin is presently fine and back to normal.
Completely sleeping through tornado warnings. Good thing all was well. We got a great nights sleep. 🙂
Watching Hadley and Royce’s last soccer games (for us). We have LOVED cheering them on and getting a little too into the games. 🙂 We are so sad to have them end next week.
Realizing that I often get caught up in correcting and teaching my children too much. I was prompted to look at one of my kids and list off all the wonderful things about that child. We decided to take a seperate day to list off what we love about that person. One is coming your way Bryson and Addisen…. So this was a thing that “didn’t work”, that turned into a thing “that worked”. 🙂
Kevin feeling a bit stressed by everything he has going on. They are great things, but he left for meetings tonight feeling a little overwhelmed. Sweet Tessa decided to get the kids to do a “Heart Attack” on his office door and computer.
THINGS THAT WORKED:
School in hammocks. The house was so quiet while the kids were outside reading for hours. The weather was perfect and they set it up all by themselves.
Kevin stepping in for Royce’s soccer coach. He and Royce had so much fun!
Ward temple night! The adults, youth and primary children all met at the temple. Kevin and I got to help with the children. WE LOVED IT! The little kids say the cutest things and we were so impressed with how sweet they were with each other. We drove down with all our kids and it was fun to hear them joking around (until it wasn’t fun…). Tessa and Corbin have been doing Family History work, so that made the evening even more special. Thank you to the fabulous leaders who organized this great activity!
General Conference weekend! We loved getting to hear from our prophets and leaders. It’s wonderful to get an entire weekend with our little family. Homemade biscuits, donuts and playing at a park (during the break), Dixon falling asleep on me, the Elders joining us for a session and dinner, Fruit Loop necklaces, M&M Bingo, a sticky note wall with good quotes. We were feeling renewed and ready for the next week.
Watching Mom’s Night Out! Tessa, Corbin and I laughed so hard at this movie. It was good, clean fun and had some great, stressful moments. I loved her quote at the end: “I am a mess, but I am His mess”. She went on to explain that as we see other people doing great things, we might worry that our kids don’t have that or experience specific greatness. She realized that Heavenly Father gave us these specific children because we are the best mom for them. We are enough!
Watching Goonies (on Clear Play) with the Kevin, Hadley, Merritt, Tessa and Corbin. It was so fun! Seeing the Oregon Coast was the best for me!
The love that surrounds Addisen in Rexburg. It truly warms my heart to hear of long time friends taking her to lunch, helping her as a guest speaker and offering love and support. The love travels all the way to Alabama! I imagine this as a bit of what Heaven will feel like.
Fall Break! We went and saw Planes II: Fire and Rescue, met Kevin’s cousin Amy and her family in Cullman for dinner and played at the Botanical Gardens. We are only half way through and loving it. The slow schedule is more my pace! I am loving that I don’t have a baby schedule to work around. But they are growing way to fast and it’ll be sad in a couple of years. I’m still working on freezing them at these ages.
Dixon moving to a bigger bike. He thought he had to be six to ride it so he wouldn’t even try. I lowered the seat and convinced him he could do it and off he went. He can go so much faster now! I love watching my big three year old.
Going out to the driveway to check on Dixon riding his bike. I found it at the end of the driveway….. I looked across the street and found him sitting on a riding lawnmower with our fabulous neighbor Russ, helmet and all. It was so cute.