Friday, October 28, 2016

Family day at the park

I love this time of year. I love fall...love the weather...love the leaves...just love it all. Today, we decided to go to the park and spend the day together. Well, some of us anyway. My two bigger boys don't much hang out with us anymore. They work all the time and are just getting their own lives and friends (sigh). But it's a new season for them as well and I'm happy for them. Anyway, my mother in law came with us today and we grilled burgers, the boys fished, and we just had a good time. The weather was perfect.
Well, lookie there...Ryder DID decide to spend a few minutes with us before he went to work lol...he and Gunner are big buddies :)
Ok, so you're prolly wondering...what is that thing floating in the water? Well, those were the worms Gunner threw off the deck. Zek threw his hands up in the air and said, "Well, there goes the worms...no more worms." lol Yep, that Gunner can sure be a mean one.
Such a beautiful day
Oh will my boys ever know how much I love them!!
My precious husband...I just don't know what I'd do without him!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Birthday, Colt...the big 7!!

Today, Colt is 7! He has become one of the sweetest 7 year olds I have ever known. And no, I don't say this simply because I am his mother, but because so many others say it of him as well. He is truly a sweetheart. He is such a good boy...always helping...always doing something. It doesn't matter what it is. If it needs doing, he'll do it. He's never idle. He's always busy. That's why he goes to sleep first and sleeps the hardest haha He is truly a gift from the Lord and a real blessing to this family. We love him so much.

Here he is the day he was born. They had to take him via c-section after being in labor for several hours. He simply would not come out. It was the worst labor and recovery ever, but he was so very worth it!


Happy Birthday, man...we love you so much!!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Dollywood

I love Dollywood...love it even more this time of year.  They decorate so beautifully for fall. I enjoy just walking around and seeing the sights.  We went today but it turned out to be a bad day to go. I think everybody in the world was on fall break lol Seriously.. an hour and a half for the Lightning Rod. We're not used to that. Most of the time when we go we hardly wait at all.  Still to this day we have not gotten to ride the Lightning Rod. But we will go back in a few days when folks are back in school. Can't wait to finally ride it :) but it was a beautiful perfect day regardless. I just love taking off and being with my family. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This is how we spend our recess time. haha
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Monday, October 10, 2016

We have found an awesome science curriculum called superchargedscience.com The lady that does it is a NASA scientist. She has dedicated her life to helping kids love science. She offers tons of free science videos, experiments, and lessons to give kids the knowledge they need. I get an email from her almost daily so that I will have all the lessons I need for my kids. She has geared it so that Gunner learns, as well as Braden. We love it. It's awesome. Here's a video from one of their first experiments...a flying contraption that mathematically is not supposed to fly, but it does ;) And we are super pumped about tomorrow. She is doing a live online class in the morning. We can't wait to watch.
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