My Boys

My Boys

Saturday, October 18, 2014

1st Sleepover....

Yes we just had our first sleepover last weekend and no I'm not ashamed to say that.  Life is busy and my kids are easily entertained with us.  Maybe I'm just lazy!  So on to the sleepover...Landon asked his cousin Christian to stay the night and Christian was super pumped.  We met aunt Brooke about 4:45 and then came to the house.  I got the boys a goody basket and fun snacks because I thought they'd like it.

They loved their new pjs and I have no clue what's up with Bennett's face.  He's so silly!
They showed me their new suckers.

Lance brought home pizza.
They played downstairs (I think they got every possible toy out) and fought like girls!

And then finally it was bedtime.  I had Landon and Christian in our bed and Lance took Bennett to Landon's room.  We watched tv for a little and then I shut it all normal people do...right?  Ummm....NO!  Apparently Christian doesn't like the dark and started to get upset.  I told him I'd turn on a closet light but it wasn't good enough and by this point he just wanted to go home.  So Landon cried because he didn't want Christian to leave AND I cried because I had to drive him home.  I didn't really cry.  Luckily it was only 9:15 so it wasn't too bad.  

What I learned from this is that sleepovers aren't for me just yet, never turn the lights out on Christian, and having 3 boys would be hard if they fought like these boys did.  

Guess I can't call it a sleepover.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Boys Lately

Landon is doing great in school and he seems to be enjoying it!  He is reading and writing so good and he's everyone's little helper.  He got picked to say the pledge the other morning and was a rock star!  He knocked on my door one day and showed me his journal writing.  I was very impressed!!
It says "I am going to the football game with my dad!" He was excited about the Bomber game that night.  They watched them lose to Jonesboro but he still had fun.
He earned his first bookit pizza coupon so we cashed that in.
I think school wears him out though. Sometimes he falls asleep in the car & the shirt always comes off.
He lost his 2nd tooth.  
He got a new haircut and said he really looked like John Cena now.
We both got a flu shot/mist this week and he did good but I think it messed up his allergies.  His nose was horrible a couple days that he even came to see me at nap time.
This was fire truck visit day and his eyes were all puffy and just looked miserable.

He fell asleep in the car and didn't wake up till 5:30 and continued snuggling after that.

When he finally woke up and was somewhat happy (we had to miss blast) he was ready to make his fire plan.  
And speakinf of flu shots...mine didn't hurt but it left a good mark on me.  I even felt bad for a couple days after so I'm assuming that was the reason behind Landon's sickies.
Here is a cute apple art project he made the other day.
Bennett is growing a ton and doesn't seem like a baby to me.  I think he needs to be kept in a bubble though because he is straight up wild.  He's gonna cause me to have gray hair and wrinkles.  Last weekend Lance took the boys down to the river and Bennett decided to touch the side of the cooker.  So he had some blisters on both hands.

The next day we went for a ride around the house in our new side-by-side.  We just got this a week or so ago.  

Saw two green snakes on the road. 
When we got back Lance took the boys to swing and I ran inside.  It wasn't no more than 5 minutes and I hear them crying.  I figured they got in trouble but it turns out Bennett jumped off a step and fell.  He hit his head on a landscaping brick and boom...blood starts going.

Luckily it stopped bleeding and we didn't have to make a visit for stitches.  We watched him closely and he seemed fine.  He's definitely my tough guy!
I love these boys so much and I'm blessed to have them.  I can't believe they are almost 3 and 6.  It goes so fast!  

Branson Run

Who doesn't love Fall?!?  We've had a few cool days, we bought a mum and planter for our front porch, and I turned on the heater already.  That tells me it's FALL.  And because of that I recently made a quick trip to Branson in search of a few things.  Plus this momma needed a time out.  I always have good luck at Banana Republic so that was my first stop.  I got a couple pairs of pants and a some new sweaters.  Here is my sweater in gray that I paired with my GAP always skinny cords and my new black Tieks!  Comfy and I hope stylish!
I went to Bath and Body for some Fall smells.   I'm so sensitive to smells but I always try to make something work.  I ended up getting leaves, fireside, and mahogany teakwood.  I also bought some fall hand soaps which I think most had pumpkin in the title!

I then drove to Target and just walked around for a bit.  Of course my basket got full by the time I was done but who can leave target with nothing.  I found a mat for our front door and yes it has red in it so it works with the door.  
I found a few clothes for the boys and I always check to see what maternity tanks they have in because those are my favorite for layering.  BINGO...they had a cream and light gray that I don't have so those got tossed in!  
I then found a new Fall nail.  It's darker for me but I love it!
Fun day but I have to admit that I like shopping online better!  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Little Shorter

So I've been wanting to cut my hair short for some time now.  My sister always tells me I won't do it...which she's usually right.  But on Monday I called my man Adam and luckily he squeezed me in after school.  I told him it was too long and all I ever do is sleep on it wet and throw it up in a nappy ponytail.  BORING!  So here is a few pictures of it before.

And the after.

It isn't anything to drastic but it helped my itch for short hair (for now).  I think it looks and feels so much better.  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Oh Lordy!!!

Well Landon had his first day of Top Flight.

And I think it's safe to say we also had our last day of Top Flight.  I hate that he cried and didn't enjoy it but I'm not going to force him to go if he doesn't want to.  There was a lot of people in the gym at first but they split them up and a bunch of them went to the other gym.  He had his cousin Christian there and a few kids he knew from daycare but he still wouldn't participate.  We sat and watched and he finally said he wanted to go.  He made it about 10 minutes but started crying again.  He thought it was hard which I tried explaining to him that it's just fun and all kids were there to learn.  My sweet Landon is just like me.  I like my routine and I am not a big crowd person.  So I need to remember not to sign him up for stuff anymore.  Maybe he'll eventually like things like this but until then...NO MORE!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

School is in Session!

Well we've made it through 12 days of school and so far it's going great!  I started back on August 13th for fun in-service and we had open house on the 18th.  I got to meet all my new kiddos BUT another exciting thing was introducing my baby to his teacher.  

Lance brought him since I was working but I did get to walk around with them.

He seemed to be comfortable and super excited.  

We had our first day on August 20th.  Landon's first day of Kindergarten and my 10th year teaching.

He picked out a wrestling backpack and lunchbox (of course) so he was ready!  When we got to school he wanted to go in the morning room with the kids and watch the show.  It made me a little sad since he left me but it was a good thing.  His teacher is Mrs. Kasinger and we love her.  She's on my POD so I get to see him all day.  I tell him he's lucky to have his momma with him!  He usually takes his lunch but he's ate a couple school lunches, he has a good friend named Luke (must be a special name for him since he has Luke B. already), and he really likes PE.  Next week we have our first field trip which is walking to the fair.  His daddy will come walk with him since I'll have my class.  And I thought school would wear him out but he's done pretty good...except on this day!  And I have no clue why he took his shirt off.

I love this time of year!  The fair is coming to town, we are getting closer to fall, football has started, and the days are busy.  Tomorrow Landon is starting Top Flight which is a basketball camp.  It's last for 4 weeks and he's really excited!  They practice Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.  We also start back with Blast at church which him and his dad do.  I don't want to send Bennett to nursery after being at daycare all day so we are not going this year.  

Bennett is doing good!  He's so funny and just a little delight.  This age is fun to me.  He loves stealing my headbands and this is the pose he gives me.

I'm doing T25 again and trying to stick to the schedule (I usually jump fromT25 to Jillian).  I've completed two weeks so far and I sometimes have a workout partner.

We had the Benton's over last weekend to watch the first HOGS game and the boys enjoyed playing.

The boys went over to Nana's house last Monday to do some things and on the way home they were out before Lance got to Viola! clue why he took his shirt off.

My sweet boys!

I also decided to give the essential oils a try.  I love Thieves but I'm kind of scared of some.  One I diffused gave me a major headache so I'm being careful.  I'll see how it goes.

This afternoon Landon went with his dad and the guys on a dove hunt.  He was super excited and I can't wait to hear about it.