Sunday, June 12, 2016

Goodbye May, Hello June!

We have had a busy couple of weeks with May coming to an end and summer fast approaching. Mommy was able to stop babysitting towards the end of May, and it has taken some adjusting as we figure out our new normal...again. Here's a sneak peak at what we've been up to. 
 Caleb is such a joy. He is a light in our home and family and we just can't get enough of him. He loves being outside and playing with his toys, but he also loves to just chill out in front of the TV with his favorite shows. Star Wars, Land Before Time, or Winnie the Pooh are his regulars. 

 We have had such beautiful weather. The kids have loved playing in the backyard in the evening. Adam and Daddy have been playing a lot of catch and the girls and Caleb love to play "Steam Roller" with their Daddy. 
 We've all had our check up's with the dentist in the last 2 weeks. Tessa was the only one to have any cavities. It was Gwen's first dentist visit and she was so excited to be there! She liked them tickling her teeth. 
 I never posted anything from Mother's Day. We had a nice day at home and I basically got to lock myself in my room and take the day off, which is exactly what I needed. I am so grateful to be their Mommy!!
 Adam and Tessa got to participate in their Memorial Day assembly as school. It was such an awesome experience!
 Tessa and I snapped a picture together on World Redhead Day.
 Bedtime Stories with my kids is something I love. The older 3 kids and I just finished reading the Pippi Longstocking series. We love our reading time together. 
Mommy's first week off of babysitting was a busy one. We had a special assembly at the kids school early one morning. Gwen and Caleb were happy to be fed pancakes afterwards. 
 We finally got to go to the park. Gwen has been asking for weeks to go, but with all the extra kids I had all the time, we haven't been able to. We stopped on the way home from the assembly and these 2 had such fun!!

 We celebrated National Doughnut Day with an early morning doughnut run before school. That's no small feat since we have to be ready and out the door by 7am!
 Early morning doughnut runs means nap time occurs while we grocery shop after dropping the kids off at school. 
 Tessa had her cavities filled. She said it didn't hurt one bit and she thought the laughing gas was funny. 
 For FHE last week, we made some summertime teepee's for the backyard. They are so fun!
 Adam auditioned for his school talent show, made it, and did an excellent job performing his song on the piano. He said he was pretty nervous, but then he just pretended like he was just practicing and his nerves went away. 
 Tessa's art work amazes us. She is so talented!
 The end of the school year means Mommy has a lot of paperwork to go through. 
 Adam stays up way too late reading most nights. He almost got in trouble the other night when I went in to check on the boys and saw his light still on. He as fast asleep though. 
 Tessa has been so excited to start piano lessons and this week it was finally time! She loves their teacher and she can't wait to learn.
 We had Mommy's car break down and Daddy's car get a flat tire all in the same day. We got the car started and Mommy got it into the shop and then walked home as fast as she could (Adam was babysitting), Kristin had to save us and go pick Adam and Tessa up from school, and Daddy was able to get his tire fixed after work. Not our lucky day, but thankfully, everything worked out and got fixed, and we felt blessed it happened while we were at home and not on some trip or out on some family adventure. 

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