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My Wild Boy

You know, as wild and crazy, stubborn and outspoken as my son is I truly do have to brag on him! He is the most helpful little boy I know - almost to a fault b/c at school he tries to help so much instead of doing what he's supposed to be doing I end up with a note from his teacher! LOL! She's praising him and getting him in trouble in the same sentence!! And he is generous - ask him for anything and it's yours! If he's getting something he says, "And I need one for Emma!"

And now - I have to brag about his reading. Both my kids do really well in math and Emma loves to read, too but just very recently Aaron has started reading!! Not just seeing and recognizing letters and sounds, but really putting it all together. Yesterday when I got home he and mother were snuggled up reading his library book and while she was helping him on the big words he was still sounding them out and getting pretty close. But the rest of it he was doing on his own! I was really so pr…

What a great weekend!

We started off this weekend with a girls' night out - I was invited out to a friend's house for a girls' night and I took Emma along with me. We've needed some mommy/daughter time and she felt like a big girl being with all of us!!

Saturday was BEAUTIFUL and we spent a lot of time out in the backyard. We are about to start a big home project so we were getting some preliminary work done first and though the temps were low, the sun was out and there was no wind so it was amazing!! The pups definitely enjoyed the playtime, too and we even had some pretty rose blooms!!
That evening we met up with friends for an early dinner and then headed to Monster Jam! Their little boy is Aaron's best friend since like the age of 2, so it was awesome to get together. These two little boys don't get to spend near as much time together as they'd like! Monster Jam was fun and exciting and loud - we had a blast!! Sunday was a very blessed day for us! My big girl was baptized Su…

The fish weren't biting...

but that didn't keep us away nor keep us from having a good time! Michael had us up very early Saturday morning to go fishing. His brother and his two oldest met up with us & off we went. Honestly, I don't think any of us realized just how cold it was going to be, though - we were freezing!!! It wasn't that bad when we first arrived and the sun was coming up; however, it took a turn quickly and the clouds moved in and blocked out any sun we had. I made a run to the store and got hot chocolate for all the kids - they were pretty grateful!!
These girls were troopers, too! We had a lot of visitors, too and after a while of no fish, the kids turned to feeding the fowl! Well, can't way it wasn't productive because we all had fun! I mean - look at those smiles! The rest of the day was pretty wet and dreary, but we still got out and about and enjoyed our Saturday together and capped it off with a movie - what's better than that when it's raining out!?!

Happy New Year

We rang in the New Year with a bang...my how times have changed! These days ringing in the New Year with a bang means hanging out at home with your kids and friends! Many moons ago it meant something totally different! LOL I would not have it any other way now, though!

Michael was our chef - he fried up a bunch of catfish and boiled up shrimp & potatoes for us all! It was all amazing! We did get a little rain that drove us indoors, but only for a short time and we had fun playing games while we waited for our window to do fireworks!

And surprisingly everyone made it to midnight, too - we watched the ball drop in New York, then counted down the time again an hour later! Ha ha! Caught some video of the kids having their own party. I bought them some sparkling grape juice to ring in the New Year and some party poppers for midnight!
Here are just a couple other snaps I took of the evening - was too busy enjoying the company to have my camera out much honestly!! I made some yummy cocoa…