5/13/15 – Day 472: Dance Parties Are What I Live For!

If the kids wouldn’t have freaked out, I would have taken a video or a picture of their dancing extravaganza last night to Maggie’s ‘Dove Cameron Radio Station’ on Pandora.

I mean, the boys… who knew they could rave like that!

It was a moment of sheer joy and sweetness. You and I were talking at the table.

The kids were dancing their hearts out.

The music was mildly uplifting at best, fun and harmless at worst.

It was a sweet, perfect, beautiful midweek moment.

These little things… these times when the kids dance so hard, it makes them want to come in and give us hugs and kisses and makes them laugh and smile with each other.

And you and I talking about what’s going on.

These things? That’s what I live for.

I love you.

5/9/15 – Day 468: Probably More Like Mother’s Day

This was probably more like Mother’s Day:

  • Sam’s baseball game.
  • Brunch at Cuzi with my parents
  • Playground time at our new pool
  • Roswell Arts Festival
  • Chocolate chip cookies somewhere in there.

It was one of those nice, fun, outdoorsy, sweaty, but sweet Saturdays.

Baseballin'

Baseballin’

Happy Day Before Mother's Day!

Happy Day Before Mother’s Day!

4/5/15 – Day 434: Easter Sunday!

He is risen! (He is risen indeed!)

Glad to celebrate with you and are little hunters.

Thankful that you and I have experienced the truth of the Resurrection. I pray that we live in it and grow in it. And we can lead these three young hearts and minds in it.

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Designer Eggs

Designer Eggs

Church time!

Church time!

 

9/1/14 – Day 218: Labor Day Apple Picking

I can honestly say that without you, I don’t know if I would have ever gone up to B.J. Reece Orchards to pick apples. It’s not because I wouldn’t have wanted to. I just wouldn’t have thought about it.

You keep us in good ideas and good family outings. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s always worth repeating.

Pickin'  Apples

Pickin’ Apples

Day 175 – Rainbow Looms

Day 175 – Sunday July 20th, 2014

I wish I knew how to edit and upload videos on Youtube.

Today, while you were driving back from Charleston, I shot more video of our daughter’s attempts at instructional videos for her rainbow loom designs.

I love that she wants to do that. I’ve been thinking that if we can teach our kids how to learn to solve problems and put themselves out there for people, then we will have been successful parents.

Below are some of her former designs (since you can’t upload video to these WordPress sites):

The Rainbow Looms...

The Rainbow Looms…

Day 172 – The day our kids started eating real food

Day 172 – Thursday July 17th, 2014

We went to the great City of Roswell, GA’s ‘Alive after Five’ this evening.

As you know, the downtown area has two distinct sections. There’s the southern ‘Roswell Square’ and then there’s ‘Canton Street’ a few blocks north.

Our kids wanted to take the trolley, so we parked near the courthouse and caught the trolley/shuttle to the square where food trucks and a more family friendly atmosphere awaited.

I got this thing called the Pork Cheezy from the Ibiza Bites Food Truck. Unfortunately, it’s not on the menu, but this picture should show the glory.

Yes. It's good.

Yes. It’s good.

Well, usually it’s fun getting that type of food because we get to eat all of it. Our kids just want plan mac and cheese or a hot dog or whatever.

But we let them have a bite. And then they took another. And another. And another. And I was left hungry. But it’s good. I’m glad their palates are expanding to appreciate other food. Of course, how hard is it to like pulled pork over mac and cheese?

Kids gnoshing on food truck food