|Ava and Maddox (age 5 here) one year ago having a picnic outside with their then-2-yr-old baby sisters. Cuties!|
|Learning-to-read notes to & from Kindergarten friends.|
|My sweet girl’s little rain boots that she wants to wear every single season right now.|
|Maddox’s sweet school projects that make me chuckle. : )|
|Little adorable sleeping angels that I can still carry in my arms.|
Hmmm…so much to talk about from this past week. I’ll stick to my tidy list for this morning and post some fun things later in separate posts. : )
1. Yesterday, we attended our very first Pine Car Derby at Maddox’s school and even though it was 6 hours long, we had a great time! Watching his face light up as he watched his car succeed was so fun for us and even more priceless was how he accepted the cheering and trophy. He is his father. Humble, yet quietly confident. Love you, baby boy.
2. Chad finished reading The Hunger Games last night and when I came to bed, I saw it on my night table where he left it for me and my turn with it. I’m excited to start this series! Is anyone else reading it or read it already? I’ve heard it’s really great.
3. Magdalen is talking a LOT. It has amazed me. Apparently, it has impressed Maddox because this morning at breakfast, as his sister was jabbering away, he looked at me and said “Maggie is really talking all the time now, isn’t she?” with a huge grin on his face. He’s so proud of her. : )
4. We ate lunch with my dear friend Ashlie and her family on Saturday after a long time of not seeing them. Every single time that happens, it makes me chuckle inside. Ashlie and I spend the entire time talking as fast as we can and jumping from topic to topic because we can’t catch up fast enough. She’s one of those amazing friends who gets me and we can always pick up where we were last time. I think I have a post on that whole idea coming soon.
5. We are thankfully safe from any storms we had this past week, although we did hide out in our storm shelter for a little bit. Unfortunately, my hometown was hit hard again less than a year after the original tornado destruction. Please keep all of the people affected in your prayers.
6. Chad and I woke up yesterday morning to the sound of our babies playing together in the hallway and in their bedrooms back and forth. Laughing and giggling and teamwork. A most beautiful sound. We have finally made it! ; )
7. My dad won this amazing award recently at a big event. He won the Man of the Year Award at CASBA (Cookie and Snack Bakers Association) Conference in Orlando last month. It is a huge honor and he was totally surprised, which is a hard thing to do with my dad. ; ) This group has been around since 1970 and Dad has been a part of it for 10 years. I’m proud of him and the hard work he does and the success he has achieved in his own business. Way to go, DAD! (Thanks to my stepmom, Donna, for the photo.)
8. I have been asked to do a guest post by one of my favorite bloggers. I am pretty excited about it and obviously, will share the link after I submit it and she publishes it. A cool post on something she has written is coming soon here, as well.
9. I’m thinking today on all the posts I need to catch up on. Some randomness, some deep thoughts that were triggered from attending Blissdom, and some PARTIES!!! I have slacked on posting some of the parties I’ve done or have co-planned. So many great ideas and photos to share. I’m thinking of doing a week of party posts. How does that sound? ; )