Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday

This is just a picture I took one morning before school. She is quite the little fashionista. She LOVES to put her outfits together every day.

He's just been up to his usual silliness.  Something funny he said a couple of weeks ago that I want to remember. We were driving at night and he says, looking up at the full moon "MOM, LOOK- the moon is fully charged!!"  HA! That makes me smile every time I think about it!
 We are really proud of Rhett lately at school. He was Leader of the Month for January, then today I got a note from his teacher saying he was chosen to be on the the student leaders at Leadership Night at the school next week!

We had two really fun days sledding a couple of weeks ago when we had the snow days. I have several pictures I'll post soon.

He went on his first ever hunting trip at the end of January. He went with some guys at work to a place near Salina, KS.  He had a great time!
They had REALLY cold weather while they were there. I think he said it was -5 degrees on day they were out. Then they had snowy, icy roads on the way home. We were so glad to have him home- safe and sound!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Leader of the Month

Rhett was chosen as one of the Leaders of the Month for his school for January. 
He got to invite all of us to attend a special breakfast and award presentation in his honor one day before school.

 Rhett with his sweet teacher, Mrs. Hart

It was so cute and we were really SO proud of him!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Just Another Day

We are not huge Valentine's Day "celebraters".  It seems a little cheesy and commercialized to me.  We get the kids a little something, but don't really do gifts for each other. We don't even usually go out to eat on actual Valentine's Day. The restaurants are always crowded and I'd just rather go another night. Tonight we all went to Rhett's basketball practice, then had pizza with the kids. Maybe not too romantic, but I didn't cook so that's good enough for me.

We do try to have "date nights" on a fairly regular basis and I thought today would be as good a day as any, to post a few pics of my "sweetheart" and I, that I've been meaning to post.

This was in December at the Mercy Foundation Gala. It was a really nice event and was fun to get all dressed up. Isn't he handsome?!?

This was just a fun night out with some friends just before Christmas. 

 These two couples have been so good to us since we moved. They have gone out of their way to help us get settled and plugged in.
They're lots of fun too!

 This was on New Year's Eve. 
 We went out for a nice dinner before going back to relieve the sitters and ring in the New Year with all the kiddos. 

There is one thing I love about Valentines Day......
Getting these sweet notes and cards from our three sweethearts-
LOVE seeing and reading these!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Birthday Gifts, Cake, and a Trip!

As you know, this big boy turned 5 a couple of weeks ago. 
Here he is on his way to preschool with cupcakes for his class.
He had been asking for a "puffy vest", so he got one for his birthday and has been wearing it often since.

He chose a baseball cake again. I'm pretty sure this is almost identical to the one he had last year, and the third year in a row he's had a baseball theme, but it's what he wanted.

 Here's the birthday boy with his new bike! 

....talking to one of his fans who called to wish him a Happy Birthday.

Thad has been talking about going to a water park for months. For Thanksgiving at school they made a poster and had to tell their favorite memories from Thanksgiving. He said "when we go to the water park".  Well, of course we've never been to a water park on Thanksgiving, but he wasn't giving up on the idea. 

We decided to give him the choice of having a "friends" party, or going to a little resort place in Branson that has an indoor water park. He chose the water park!

So the weekend before his birthday we took a little trip to Branson.
It was really cold, but we had some indoor fun at the water park, playing laser tag
blacklight golfing.......
Playing at the arcade.........
and watching a really silly Amazing Pets show.......

 I guess I didn't take many pictures, and not a single one at the water park!
Here's one last silly picture at the black light golf place.  Apparently this was for a really tall family. Look at how Brent and Hollace can barely reach! We were all on our tiptoes.