I have to admit, I’m sooo ready to dive into a pumpkin pie!
Now that the younger kids are, well- just a year little older we plan on doing more this fall -well actually “I” since the ideas usually come from me and he just follows LOL. Reality is that going out with little ones can be challenging at times. Honestly there are times when I rather NOT go certain places because of it.
Our schedule has pretty much fallen back into place, excluding the last minute casting calls for Alexander. Kids are usually in bed by 8:00 pm, husband is usually working on emails while I enjoy the cool night with a book in hand. I’m actually reading a really good book (I’ll share that later).
I created a Bucket List this Fall as last year things didn’t go as planned. I’m all about planning, schedules, routine and I wanted to do so much more, which didn’t happen. This year I have 12 things in my bucket list as I want to be realistic this time around and not stress. Our schedules are busy and I want to keep things fun and simple for the kids as we also want them to embrace simplicity. I want them to learn and enjoy the little things that money can’t buy.
Here we go in no specific order…
1. Make a leaf craft
2. Roast Marshmallows
3. Visit a pumpkin patch
4. Eat Pumpkin Pie
5. Eat Candy Corn
6. Go Apple Picking
7. Jump in a Pile of Leaves
8. Bob for Apples
9. Play Hide and Seek with Glow sticks
10. Visit a Farm
11. Star Gaze
12. Family Photoshoot
Remember the most important thing is, have FUN and MAKE MEMORIES. Do what works for you and your family.
Have you ever prayed so hard to only feel as though you are not being heard?
Years ago I recall praying fervently morning, day, night and -well pretty much every second of the day, thinking that if I prayed “a lot” God would respond sooner. That wasn’t case.
-Everything will come in its due time according to His will.
I prayed for a daughter. I dreamed of putting bows in her hair, playing dress up, shopping, getting a mani-pedi and the list goes on. Fast forward 13 years and 4 handsome boys later, God blessed me with a girl. She’s almost the big TWO and well she has a lot of P•E•R•S•O•N•L•I•T•Y
Glad I didn’t lose faith in prayer, so I dare you not to lose faith!
“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you -Mark 11:24
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Alexanders first week of school was a success!.
Every morning on our way to school I remind him of how he needs to be a good listener, show respect for others, eat his food before the Oreos (I’m hoping he actually does), and we say a prayer.
As he unbuckles his seatbelt he says “Bye Mom”
He’s closing the door “Bye Mom!”.
He’s walking away and his “Bye Mom!!” gets louder. Finally, one final “Bye Mom!!!” off the top of his lungs as he walks through the front gate. The other moms and staff just look at him and smile. Oh the joy he brings me. I take in every minute of it because the day will come when things will change. Trust me that day WILL come!
Bed time has been a breeze! I actually thought we were going to have a hard time as we didn’t start the routine weeks prior as recommended. Bed time routine starts at about 8:00 pm and he’s usually asleep by 9:00pm (excluding church nights). Oh and I’m all about routine and writing on a physical calendar as we have so much going on over here.
Next week is “Meet the Teacher Night” though I did get to meet and chat with her a bit this week as I purposely picked him up a little late. She tells me he has a lot energy (all my kids have lots of energy LOL) is eager to learn, and participates. I can see the love she has for teaching and children, though I don’t think Alexander quite saw that. He told me his teacher is mean because she didn’t let him eat his candy. I’m pretty sure he got it out of his lunch box during class time, which is why I explained that there is rules we have to follow. Needless to say he loves recess and let’s not forget he loves to have lunch at the “Cafe” is what he calls it.
Gladly I’m adjusting to the drive just fine, as we do have a 15 minute drive to school. We decided to transfer him out of our school district and enrolled him in a charter school that offers a Dual Language Immersion Program where he will learn to speak, read, and write Spanish. Well one week down and many more to go!
So here we are! 5 kids, a full heart and strangers commenting, “your hands are full!” Little do they know I left 2 at home (teenagers don’t go grocery shopping with mom) Lol
My husband and I have been married for 19 years! High School Sweethearts. Statistics said we wouldn’t make it this far but we’ve showed them other wise.
I always get asked questions such as…
How do you do it? (Which is one of the reasons I started this blog) Well the answer is quite simple, “I don’t know, I just do it!”
Yes, my hands are full but my Heart is definitely fuller!
I always knew I wanted to be a Mom. We had our first born when I was 17, I’m 36 now. Always dreamed of having a little girl, buying her clothes, shoes and bows galore! Little did I know I would have 4 boys before God would grant the desire of my heart. Annabella is now 20 months young and as girlie as can be, BUT though she is little, she is fierce! I mean she has 4 older brothers. I wonder how she will ever date? Lol Our boys are 18, 15, 5, and 3. College, Highschool, and Kindergarten. Though the days are long, the years are definitely short.
I decided to start blog about our crazy and energetic bunch, tears and tantrums included. Id love to share parenting tips, and things I’ve learned through the years, as motherhood doesn’t come easy (though I’m no expert but have managed to raise great teens). Having a successful marriage has played a big role in our lives and would love to share how we’ve gotten this far. And of course lots of fun girl stuff as I FINALLY get to shop for a Girl! (Some of our favorite shops are smallshops on Instagram) And oh is that FUN!
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