Monday, June 19, 2017

Getting Ready

Today I am doing lots of laundry, packing and getting my home organized. Tomorrow morning Nik and I take off to Indianapolis for NYI Global Convention and General Assembly. I am thankful for my in-laws who have graciously agreed to keep our boys while we are gone. I know they will be in good hands - but I also know I am going to miss them like crazy!

All that to say - the blogging may be put on hold a bit :)

But here are some pics from our last week….

This little guy is growing up so fast!

We all went to Jaxen’s Tee Ball last week and it was so much fun 
watching him do this thing!

This particular night, they threw and caught water balloons.
Jaxen loved that.

Then they played a little “game” where each person got a chance to hit and run.

When it was time for Jaxen’s team to be in the field, he was on 3rd.
You could tell it was not his favorite…but he had fun talking with the kids who ran by!

One night this past week, Jaxen asked if I would put streamers on his door again.
(We did this for Christmas).
I told him I would do it at some point in the next few days.
So that night - I just pulled out some leftover streamers and went to town.
And it put a big smile on his face the next morning!

Zane and I love hanging out outside (when it’s not raining).
He just plays and plays
and then stops for a snack and drink break every so often.

So Russell and Kay are here - staying in a camper nearby.
The boys have enjoyed hanging out over there…
it’s a fun new place to play and explore!

Thursday night we had a Ladies Night Out 
and had the best time!
Good food, good friends and an amazing view of the lake.

Friday night we hosted a cookout for the young adults at church.
It was super laid back and we had a great time.
My favorite part?
The campfire.
The first (of many) we plan on having in our backyard this summer!

Jaxen loves to cuddle up next to Zane in the mornings :)

Saturday, the boys and I got ready to go to our town’s 
Strawberry Festival!

Jaxen pulled Zane in this wagon most of the way there!
Guess who pulled that wagon all the way back home?
Me…and it had about 65 pounds in it at that point.

Sunday night we ordered Chinese with some friends and just hung out at the house.
Zane loves Eric (and his phone - haha!)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bits and Pieces of Life

Here are ton of pictures - basically bits and pieces of our life the last few weeks…

Nik took this picture of our monitor to show me that after Zane woke from his nap
he put his blanket in the laundry basked and then was lifting and moving the basket.
He is pretty funny.

Our church  is hosting an Upward Soccer Camp this year!
We are in the throws of planning, registering and finding volunteers.

I forgot to include this picture in the “Birthday Countdown” post.
This is Jaxen, looking at the computer, and writing all the kids names on their invitation.
He did so good! And was so excited to help!

Playing after school.

Cool kid.

I’m not even sure why Jaxen is eating ice cream in our car…
I normally don’t allow that! Haha!
This must have been a day that we had a bazillion errands to run and so I just went with it.
Sometimes you have too, right?!

Nik got to enjoy this today :)

Zane was helping me work at the church one day last week.
After this picture I had to take him off the table no less than 7 times :)
He is a climber! Haha!

I posted this on social media last week…
Jaxen’s Tee Ball.
How adorable.

Last Thursday, we attended the PreK Music Concert.
It was pretty much what you can imagine…lots of cute kids, singing silly songs.
It was pretty short - but the kids did a good job.

Here is Jaxen before the concert.

And this was taken in the middle of all the kids running around like wild animals before it began.

They started out sitting, and singing. 
Jaxen is in the middle of the bottom row.

After that song, they stood for a few more.

And please notice that my kid is so tired, he had to sit down. Ha!
His friend, Ashton followed suite.
There was also a point where Jaxen was lifting his shirt, and elbowing Ashton.

But him and Ashton are buddies (most of the time)!

Then on Friday, I got to join Jaxen on his first ever Field Trip!!!
They went to the Rochester Museum of Play.
And it was fantastic.
I have a ton of pictures…but will only show a few.

Jaxen was super pumped to ride the bus.
He has been wanting to ride the bus since the first day of school -
remember that mishap?!

His riding & play buddy for the whole day…

Basically, they had a ton of fun playing and running walking around this entire place!
Jaxen’s favorite place was the mini-Wegmans market.
He loved buying food, and then checking himself out on a real cash register and getting a receipt!

I was tired from chasing these two around all day - but it was fun!

These kids were worn out when it was over!
And at least one kid shed a tear or two…
guess who?!
Poor Jaxen. He was having so much fun he didn’t want to leave!

The best Sunday Selfie I got on Sunday.

This kid is loving all the time outside -
He is ready for a ride!

Playing a game of peek-a-boo!

And that’s a little bit of life lately :)