My Three Amigos

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Sarah Ann and Reece drive each other crazy, but can’t stand to be apart either…

They have always had this sweet bond, being only 17 months apart…

They are the best of friends…

They have loved their baby brother from the beginning…

But they are now, slowly but surely, letting him into their little world…

He loves to chase them and play with them…

He loves to give them goodnight hugs and kisses…

And even when he tries to mess up all their legos, they love him being around…

And it is such a sweet blessing to watch their relationships grow…

And to happen upon sweet moments when they are all happily playing together…

I’m so glad that they have each other!

And I’m so thankful for my three amigos!

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social saturday and sunday

a sweet birthday for a friend from preschool, a special visit from aurora, and lots of yummy icing…

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cooking out, swimming, and playing badminton in the rain at nanny and pops’ house…

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free kona ices, thanks to 2,00 likes on facebook! such a sweet treat on this humid afternoon…

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swimming, eating pizza, and hanging out with dear friends at the pool this evening–6 adults and 8 kids make for quite the exciting evening…

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jeffrey says that the kids and i like to keep our social calendar busy, but we sure do have lots of fun! and we especially love it on the weekends when daddy gets to have fun with us!

now let’s bring on monday! it’s going to be a great week!

Sweet Spirit Summer, Week 7

I cannot believe that summer is halfway over! I’m sure I say this every summer, but this season has been flying by! And it’s been so much fun!

This week we talked about goodness and God’s creation, and our fruit was one of our favorites: watermelon!

Monday: Storytime at the library was all about superheroes! We also had a picnic in the living room, gymnastics and dinner with our sweet friends, the Leviners, at McAlister’s!

Tuesday: Charlie came to play with us Tuesday morning and then we all went to McDonald’s after we picked up Anna Claire from art camp. The kids had so much fun playing together, especially Carson–he wants to do everything the big kids do! We did school on Tuesday afternoon, lots of fun this week with geoboards, graphing, letters and counting!

Wednesday: We had church on Wednesday morning, and the kids thought it was so much fun to paint with kook-aid and eat lots of watermelon! We also had lunch at Moe’s with some of my small group friends, did school, and made dinner for our neighbors and friends who recently had a new baby. Sarah Ann loved seeing that sweet baby girl!

Thursday: We took another wonderful trip to the IOP on Thursday! The weather was great, and I don’t think the kids have ever been covered in so much sand! They were a mess! When we got back AC and Charlie came over for dinner and to play so that Devin and Kathy could celebrate their 10th anniversary!

Friday: This morning we went to story time at Chickfila, and we made marshmallow Olafs! We had breakfast, played with friends, and made a trip to Target before having Sarah And Maria over for lunch and to play! After quiet time and nap time, we finished up school for the week, painted our watermelon pictures and then Daddy took us to Krispy Kreme tonight before bed! It was a sweet ending to a good day and great week!

a worthwhile weekend

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friday afternoon sarah ann, reece, and i loaded up the mini and headed towards atlanta. we met uncle jeremy and aunt melanie half way for sarah ann and reece to go spend the weekend with them in georgia! sarah ann and reece were so excited, and they had an absolutely wonderful time! friday night they went to the varsity for dinner, played, and watched “the pirate fairy” before bed. saturday they took a trip to kennesaw mountain (and reece was so excited about riding the bus to the top), ate lunch at stevi b’s, and then stayed at the pool the rest of the day (which sarah ann absolutely loved)! sunday they went to the park and had mcdonald’s for lunch before getting back on i-20 to meet me. they both had so much fun and couldn’t wait to tell me all about it! thank you, uncle jeremy and aunt melanie, for loving on our bigs all weekend! they can’t wait to do it again!

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and while the bigs were in atlanta, carson got to spend the weekend with nanny and pops. he loved having all of nanny’s attention, even in the middle of the night! he played and colored and ate and loved on nelson all weekend long. and he’s definitely spent the last couple of days catching up on some sleep!

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jeffrey and i enjoyed going out to dinner at antai and carrabba’s, sleeping in, and cleaning out the garage and attic. i’m always thankful for sweet alone time with my man, but i sure do miss all the noise and chaos when the babies are gone. they were all so excited to see each other on sunday! i love how much they love each other!

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it was definitely a wonderful and worthwhile weekend! thank you, sweet family, for loving on our babies all weekend long!

Sweet Spirit Summer, Week 6

And now we’ll be all caught up…

And this Mommy and her Type A personality will be able to sleep peacefully tonight…

This past week was all about kindness. It was been so sweet to see the kids intentionally putting the fruits of the spirit into practice, especially with each other. I can also see the pride they feel when I compliment them on being kind, showing peace, or having a joyful heart and so on. I love seeing them learn and grow!

Our fruit for the week was blueberries. Yum! Yum!

Monday: We have really been enjoying our structured but laid back Mondays. We get to start the morning off slow and steady before heading to story time. The kids had so much fun dancing last week! We also had a picnic at the park with Anna Claire and Charlie. We did school on Monday too before going to gymnastics.

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Tuesday: We started off the morning going blueberry picking with some sweet friends. Sarah Ann and Reece did a great job picking, while Carson just preferred to eat as many blueberries as possible. We also took our weekly trip to Target and had ices and popcorn. After doing our school work that afternoon, the kids spent the evening with the Hensons while Jeffrey and I went to dinner for our anniversary! The kids had so much fun playing, and they definitely did not want to come home!

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Wednesday: Wednesday morning brought our preschool play date at church which the kids always look forward to! And so do I! It was a fun morning learning and playing. After church we had lunch and played at Burger King with Lucy Mills and McClain. Carson crashed on the way home, and everyone else was ready for quiet time after a busy morning. Wednesday afternoon we finished up school for the week and then played in the pool and rain until Daddy got home from work.

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Thursday: Praise the Lord for the Isle of Palms! We had such a perfect day at the beach! There was a group from M-Fuge on the beach and the kids had so much fun building sandcastles and playing with them and Sarah Ann got to get her face painted too! The weather was absolutely beautiful, and I might be crazy for saying this, but it really is pretty easy to take the three kiddos for a day trip!

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Friday: We were actually almost on time to story time at Chickfila on Friday morning. The kiddos were so excited to wear their white and black and show off their cow masks and signs to get free food for cow appreciation day! It was such a fun morning eating breakfast, crafting, and playing with friends. We also went to Publix to pick up a few things, ate lunch and colored our blueberry pictures for the week, and packed up for the kiddos’ weekend away!

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And that’s another week in the books! I’m loving this sweet summer with my babies!