Monday, October 10, 2016


There are days when being a mom to three children is flat out exhausting. It is relientless, tiring and just flat out nasty sometimes. There are plenty of days where I desperately want to hide away from all of the work. The discipline the homework helper,the meal planner,the driver, the washer of clothes and the vitamin giver, the brush your teeth reminder-er, the use self control advice giver-er. Sometimes it's too much. 
And then there are moments like today that make me stop in my tracks and I look at all the work and I am thankful. Oh so thankful for these 3 precious beings that need me for everything. That require guidance from me, because I am the one that gets to capture moments like these:
A moment when the 8 year old promised his 4 year old sister a 'birthday tea-party for elmo'. A moment that made me so honored to be their mom. A moment that didn't need discipline or guidance, but needed praise as I stood, teary eyed, watching these two together. 
Sure, parenting is hard, but moments like these remind me that it is all worth it. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Field Trippin'

Paxton had a super fun field trip to the corn maize/pumpkin patch! He had a great great time with his classmates!

Going for a ride on the cow train!

Reading the signs as they go through the corn maize. 

Getting to pick a pumpkin!

Pumpkin Picking

Harper's school had a mini pumpkin patch and the kiddos got to pick a pumpkin that was set outside on the playground lawn. It's so sweet and such a fun time to get sweet pumpkin pictures with the class!

Here she is with her sweet friend Kate. These two girls are so silly and have so much fun together. I'm so thankful they've had each other in class the last two years!
She really has such a sweet class and it's been really fun getting to some of the momma as well!!

Tiny Dancer

It was observation week in Harper's dance class. Yippee. We were able to watch her dance, and if I'm being completely honest, it was the cutest thing I've ever seen. She loves tap dance the most and she listens and follows directions really well. She is still not all that coordinated but by golly she is adorable to watch!
Her dance class is right after lunch time, and Brad just happened to be on that side of town when her class started, so he was able to come and watch as well!!

I love this next picture so much. The struggle is real trying to get those feet to do what you want them to!!!
I'm excited to watch her have a great time in dance class!!