Wednesday, July 30, 2014

STORING NUMBERED CANDLES

 WEDNESDAY,  JULY 30, 2014


Hello friends!
I'm back with a super simple tip.

Maybe a given for most of you smarty pants
 but for my delayed-brain self, not so much lol

We've had lots of celebrations recently.

Hubby's 41st birthday was last week,
my son's 11th was a bit over a month ago 
and my little love's monthly celebrations, including his upcoming 7th
had/has us using fun numbered candles. 

Hubby is so no-fuss, low key, laid back, whatev's, about his birthdays.
I've had the privilege a few times to go "big",
this was not one of them haha
It feels like nothing really happened even though something did.

He kind of likes it that way.

birthday candles, numbered candles, storing candles


Saturday, July 26, 2014

TAKING WINTER ONESIES INTO SUMMER!

SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014


How has summer treated you?
Any fun activities or lazy days enjoyed?

We've had a little of both.
Since my initial post on summer activities
the kids have gone roller skating, swimming multiple times, summer VBS camp,
zoo, state fair, birthday parties, bowling a few times, Chuck e Cheese,
movies, Sky Zone & arcade.
They proudly earned a few of those with their summer work,
the others were just blessings & Groupon deals!

It feels like summer is flying by and my kiddos will be back to school
before we know it.
I don't think I'm ready for that organized chaos hahaha.

What I am ready for is a break from the heat!

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Since most of us are dealing with that,
including the little one,
I thought I'd help him out.

It wasn't until a month ago that I finally decided
to stop the delay and get to these onesies.

fixing onesies, making short sleeve onesies, diy short sleeeved onesies



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

6 MONTHS & A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014


Born 1.02.14

We're half way through friends!

can not
 believe
I delivered my baby boy 6 months ago.



MY BIG BOY TURNS 11!

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014


June 27th, 2014

Today is the day my firstborn was expected to arrive,
11 years ago.

I remember praying to the Lord and asking him to PLEASE
have him be born way before the 8th.
  I didn't want any of my babies 
having to compete with a holiday, 
special day or anyone else's birthday.
I wanted them to have their own day.
The 8th was TOO close to the 4th.

I was born a day before my own dad,
a close friend of ours on Valentine's day
my sis a day after Christmas
and others who've had to share with a parent, sibling, etc.

Just doesn't seem fair.

Friday, July 4, 2014

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014

independence day 2014


The kiddos and I have spent a few mornings at our church's fireworks booth.
It's been much nicer and way cooler than most afternoons,
which I was desperately avoiding with my kiddos in tow.

It's not as easy to work a booth with an infant either
but a few adjustments like:
bringing ice packs in an insulated container for bottles
& cooling off baby 
(wrap in thin blanket or as is over clothes, NEVER directly on skin)
waters & snacks for kids,
books & toys,
their own seating,
and one I forgot this year; mini spray bottles to cool off,
make hanging out at a booth a lot more bearable.

Slower mornings
AND 
GREAT Jr. helpers....um, sissy, brother and a few others,
 have allowed  me to actually be useful in a booth hahaha.

It's been fun!