What day is it?
Honestly - I have been confused all weekend what day it is. Sunday, I was totally convinced it was Saturday - so Monday, I was of course thinking it was Sunday. Now? I totally have no clue that day it is. I feel like time has gone & done a topsy turvy thing on me.
Did you all enjoy your Memorial weekend?
I cant even begin to wrap up my 3 days. It was full of busy, fun, family, a full house & lots of love.
I had a photo session on Saturday right before our Nashville gang came up & that was just a great way to start off the weekend. This young lady, I've known her since a tiny tot in church. She was in my youth class & I even got to baptize her long long ago... & now, she's working in surgeries as a nurse, getting ready to marry herself a fireman... a real adult. I told her that I don't care how 'adult' she is, she'll always be one of my kids. All of my youth kids are like that.
I can't wait to get her pictures edited & to share. She's just a stunning girl - inside & out.
But I warned her that the editing would be a little bit because my weekend was going to be full of 3 little boys that get all my attention.
Yep... we had a great weekend with the boys. I hate that Ricky didn't get to enjoy it all. He's got a hernia that is BADDDDD. Like, its going to need surgery bad. Like, its sticking out & if he coughs or even laughs, its like he's got an alien sticking out.
The hard thing, he had to remind little boys that love to jump on him & tackle him & hug & love on him, that they had to be careful with him. I know that bothered Ricky a little bit. He tried as much as he could to do what he could with them though.
So I'm just going to sum up parts of the weekend because it was wonderfully crazy.
... Luke wore a camo shirt & jeans with holes just for his Pappy. It's not like they don't look enough alike anyways.
... Ticks. Ticks seemed to be part of our weekend. Someone was constantly picking ticks off of them.
... Will (Grand #3) basically couldnt keep his hands off of Harvey. LOVED him. & he wouldn't call him by his name. He just called him "Pappy's Doggie"... & Bruno was "Nanny's Doggie"... & Zoe? She runs when the kiddos are here so he probably forgot all about her :)
... Harvey was so good with Will. It was so cute to see.
... I love how much the boys love their Pappy.
... Ricky had to go to the Immediate Care Center on Saturday so I got to hang with the gang to go visit the local orchard & little kid zone. It really was a great day of hanging out. I know Ricky would have loved to have been there with them.
... Julie & Steve introduced me to Sangria & brie cheese. OH WOW. Delicious
... my parents had a cook out for us all. The boys love going over to their house with all the land to run on & all the cowboy fun stuff & they even got to get up close & personal with the horse this time. I think there are cowboys in the making now.
... move nights are a fun way to close out a day.
... Julie brought some fresh pasta from Nashville. One of them was a mushroom sort of pasta? I'm not on the hunt to see if they mail that stuff & if not, if we can find some around town. It was AMAZING!
... The weekend was sponsored by chocolate for the grands (& Bean Street cafe for the grown ups) I told Ricky that as a kid, you know going to a grandparents house is all about fun & sweet treats. We can't disappoint, right?
|Chocolate on his face no less then 15 minutes after he woke up
... but to be fair, Julie said he has chocolate on his face about 90% of his life
... There really is nothing cuter then going over colors & animal sounds & fun songs like The Wheels on the Bus with a little 2 year old.
... My heart really can't handle how big the boys are all getting. Seriously - where is time going?
|Refueling after a coffee stop
There's so much I could comment & write about the weekend... it really is non stop with the fun things the kids say & the memories that they give us when we get to see them.
I'll just wrap it up by saying they are a blessing. To get to know them as they grow up. To get to see the magic of life in their eyes. To get to love them & to hug them & to have them love us in return.
Life just doesn't get any better than that.