I must say much of this month has been HARD. Physically and emotionally I have been spent many times than I can count! There were a few brief highlights...
like making coffee with my man! We don't do many weddings, as the weekends are usually a busy family time (and catch up around the house time) but when we do, coffee bars are a major hit and joy! The night of the 1000 year flood, it began the heavy raining (after doing so for a couple of weeks) and we were glad to make it home safely!
Getting through the week of the floods (and loss of electricity, clean water, no school - all while fighting my own illness) was difficult on so many levels and my heart ached to help while my circumstances said "No!"
My mom took the kids one morning so I could attempt to get some rest, and they went to the zoo with the cousins! Danielle always takes fun pictures!
We love our tradition of popcorn and movie nights on Friday! The littles watch little TV...so this is a special treat! What a joy to have all my littles close.
When you find out that there is a free dinner at a new restaurant....you must try it....even with the craziness in toe. Luckily we found back-up there!
Why oh why is she in this silly open your mouth when you take a picture phase? Dates with Shi to the library!
Beach escaped for a whole weekend away on a men's retreat.....this momma survived! There were many tears over their missed daddy. I tried to make some special moments with the kiddos. They wanted to walk the golf course after school....so we did. The girls held hands, giggled and often hurried on ahead of us.....which lead to chasing of Ezra for over 30 minutes attempting to keep up!
May they always be the best of friends!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
While mommy got her hair done my littles had some Russell time!
Including hugs when Lydia was not looking...
Teacher story time...
And Ezra making his own blocks!
This little was so excited when she realized I had finally gotten a pumpkin. When she was going to help me with the groceries, I heard, "Take a picture of me mom!" and found her in the back hugging it.
A Grandpa and Grandma Loveland visit was way overdue!
An open house around the corner had a few fun things to explore!
Our attempt at a family picture...Ezra just wanted to head to the water the whole time.
Another evening we went out to dinner.
I spent most of the time outside attempting to keep the littles entertained and out of trouble! But took a break for a funny picture with daddy's drink.
Another day we had a fun date complete with a trip to the library...
(I think this was my favorite picture!)
and out to eat!
A trip is not complete without a batch (or two) of Grandma's cookies!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I was so blessed to be able to help at Zoe's school at their fall fair! Little Ms. Fancy Nancy and I had a good time. Although I mostly just got to watch her from a far, as I helped out!
Not the best picture of us...but glad to have it none the less!
Fun rides from daddy when he got home!
With all the excitement it was a much needed creative restful night at home...
Dress up time! How adorable is this!!! Some Loveland Coffee costumers (and now good friends) had this amazing idea!
Seriously there is nothing sweeter for this momma than seeing the love between her children and their daddy!
Loving all this LOVE!