Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween.

A couple of my kids are almost too old for this, but not yet...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Family Staycation.

This past weekend we decided to take a family staycation.  We have been so busy this year, especially with the work I have been doing at our other house, so taking a weekend to just be a family was so needed.

We only left the house twice.  Once to go to the pumpkin patch and once to go to church.  Other than that we played games, did a few chores, watched a movie, made caramel apples...Anthony and I even went for a walk together while the kids played in the front yard!  (Can I just tell you how amazing it is to be able to be gone for a little bit together like that?!)

It was simple.  It was restful.  It was just what we needed.

yeah, he is definitely NOT bashful

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Days with the "baby".

Okay, so he's not a baby anymore, but he will forever be the baby of our family and I am soaking up every moment of my days with him.

I really do love having a lot of kids.  And having only three and a half years between the oldest 4 is actually really great.  But having some extended one on one time with the little man has actually made me love all of them more.  It reminds me why I adore being a mom, even on the bad days.  And having Matthias as our caboose has been such a gift because this guy is a hoot!

He's a bright little booger who understands humor and whit and pretty much anything we put in front of him.  He is so funny and chatty and helpful and cuddly.  Don't get me wrong, he has his moments, but I have no doubt that God knew I would need this little man to make life a little whole lot sweeter. He even tells me throughout the day that I am "the best mom in the whole wide world".  Heart melting.

It's been 4 amazing years so far with him and I know that our time together like this is limited.  In less than two years I will have all of my kids in school all day after more than 14 years of being a mom.  How crazy is that?!  I have to be honest and say that I am seriously looking forward to it.  I'm ready.  But with it still a little ways away, I am truly enjoying this time with my little buddy by my side.

I mean, how could I not!