Reid & Grace's Birthday Party

Yesterday we had a joint party for Reid & Grace!  I loved having their party together and they did too.  Since they love playing in bounce houses so much we went with that theme and rented one from our neighbor.
I tried to go simple this year with food because I knew the kids just want to play.  I found the invite on Etsy & my very talented friend Angelyn made the cake.  

We served sausage biscuits, yogurt, & bananas along with cake & ice cream.  

We were surrounded with our family and best friends who love our kids.  The weather was perfection and they had the best time!!

The sweet babies of the party: Keller, Bo, Sam, & Arlie.

Reid told Job "I love you.  Thank you for my party dad."  Sweet boy.

Their gifts:

It was a perfect day.  The Lord is good.

Week Recap

Sunday we went to church & home for the rest of the day.

Monday & Tuesday we were around the house doing our usual playing & cleaning.

Early morning snuggles....

Superman watching a movie.

Wednesday we got some house projects done, siding repaired, etc.  My favorite thing we did was install these!  We had one on one wall but added 2 more.  I love having all this stuff off the garage floor.  It's made by Rubbermaid & super affordable.

Thursday we were at home until evening. We ran errands & then Reid had a make-up soccer game.  Aunt Brooke & her girls came to watch.  Reid scored a goal!  

Little sis cheered him on.

And sweet Sam loves to smile these days.

Friday we ran lots of errands & I finished cleaning for the party.

Saturday we had the kids joint birthday party.  (see separate post)  After we all rode with Job to an open house he needed to stop by then we made a Goodwill run.  I found several cute things.  We headed home & wrapped up our evening.


Sam is Smiling & Sleeping!

Sam started smiling at me a few nights ago & he has slept through the night for the past 2 nights!  This makes for a happy mommy! :)
I can't believe my sweet boy will be 7 weeks tomorrow.


Week Recap

Another week has flown by!  Truly this time of year seems so busy.  I cut out a few things this week to be home more.

Sunday we had church then a members meeting.  Instead of our usual lunch we had a baptism & dinner together that evening.

Monday after a day at home & a quick Target run for diapers we had dinner with my sister's house.  Her husband grilled a perfect steak & everything to go with it.  She finally got me to watch Fixer Upper since we don't have cable.  I loved it!

Tuesday I took Job to the doctor because he had been feeling poorly since Thursday night.  Entertaining kids for over 2 hours in a doctors office is a lot of work!  We left just in time to make it to soccer practice.  Sam had a nap during supper.

Wednesday we stayed in again.  I tried to catch up on some chores. This chubby baby sweetness makes my heart flutter.

Thursday morning Job went with us to Kroger before he headed out for a meeting then I got everything put away, chores done, & had lunch before naps.  That night we went to Elton's 2nd birthday party.

Friday Reid didn't feel well.  We played with Lincoln Logs.  I paid $1 for this set!

I cooked dinner but the chicken wasn't done in time, the fresh asparagus had spoiled, & I forgot sweet potatoes were roasting in oven!  So we grabbed take out and came back home.

Saturday morning Brooke & I hit yard sales for an hour.  I found cowboy booties for myself, a RLP sweater for Sam, & 6 pairs of Old Navy pjs for Reid.  I spent $11.

Reid's soccer game was cancelled due to rain so we headed to his cousins joint birthday party.  

Then his aunt cooked everyone lunch.  We ended the evening making a hospital visit to see the Strouds new baby girl! 


Week Recap

Monday we were home most of the day. I did the exciting task of cleaning out kids closets & getting winter clothes out.  That afternoon I made food for Amelia's baby shower that was later that evening.  Job took the big kids to the park for a picnic and to Chickfila for ice cream.

This is the "I'm starting to notice ceiling fans face."

Tuesday we were at home playing and doing chores.  That night we went to soccer practice.

Wednesday we went to Bible study. 

After Hillary came over for lunch.  We ended up talking til 7pm! Ha.  Our boys are about 6 weeks a part. I know they will be buddies.

Thursday my mom spent the day with us. I cooked breakfast and we hung around my house until lunch time.  Then we went to check out the new Aldi and to Kroger.

Friday we spent at the zoo for Grace's birthday.  See previous post.

Saturday was Sam's first time to wear shoes. I can't believe Reid wore all this stuff. Where has time gone?!

Saturday morning Reid had a soccer game.  They won & he scored a goal!

Next up was a family reunion.  It was such a perfect day to be outside.

Next we took dinner to the homeless shelter and Job preached there.  That wraps up our week!


Grace is Two Years Old

Grace you are two years old!  Somehow you've grown from my little dark headed baby girl into a sassy, sweet two year old.  You make us laugh all the time.  You could trip in an empty room and fall down.  You LOVE your brothers.  You are talking more everyday.  You wear 2t clothes, a size 5 shoe, & a size 5 diaper.  At your recent well check up you were 2'9" and 25 pounds.  You sleep around 10-12 hours at night and take a 2 hour afternoon nap.  You love your blanket and paci.  You love to try on shoes and have a bow in.  You follow me around and always want to help whether it's with Sam, drying clothes, or unloading the dishwasher.  You are always right with me.  You don't have much interest in a certain toy or show yet.  I guess if I had to pick your vtech lap top is your favorite thing.  You normally just do or fight over whatever Reid is doing or is playing with.  As much as you and Reid love each other yall also fight a lot and you have a scream that is loud!  You will eat or drink just about anything.  You are a joy and I love having you as my side kick.  I look forward to so many more years with you sweet girl!
(Can you tell my letter 'R' is missing?)

Grace's 2nd Birthday

Grace started the day by getting a balloon & flowers from her daddy. 

I then cooked breakfast & then we were off to the zoo.  Job tried out the Ergo with Sam.

I packed us a picnic lunch & we enjoyed the perfect weather.  We also rode the train & carousel. 

Sam's first zoo trip & ride in the double stroller. (I can't say enough great things about this stroller!)

After naps all 3 kids had their first bath together.

We ended the day with all 5 of us snuggled in bed for a movie.

Happy birthday sweet girl!