i’m linking up wy weekly phone pics with jeannett again!
this week was one of those epic weeks. we celebrated and loved on each other and just had so much fun!
silas saved his pennies and bought himself 2 sets of pegs for his bike. he’s been watching “flat land rider” videos with sean and truly thinks he can do all the bike tricks the big boys do.
breakfast: granola with milk
sean had a men’s retreat last weekend so i had the kids on friday night and saturday. and saturday morning i woke up on the wrong side of the bed! i could not get rid of the grumps. i tried crafting (making pinwheels for my mantle), but then the kids wanted to learn how too, and i didn’t have the patience for teaching them. so that didn’t work.
next i tried sewing, making jammie pants for gracie’s little upcoming slumber party with a few girlfriends. that didn’t help either.
so i decided to get out of a grump i actually had to GET OUT. a walk downtown was in order. and it worked! i was able to walk and enjoy them, and take in all their goodness.
we started with a little lunch from chipotle. we ate out side and enjoyed the amazing weather and a tiny little bird stealing dropped food.
then we walked down to the creek and just played – hopped on rocks, threw stones, explored paths. i stopped saying no for a little while.
i finally got a picture printed of the kids for my mantle. it only took me a year or so! photo taken by our friend cameron.
and then i was wiped out and had to put my feet up for awhile.
we have a birthday tradition – opening gifts in our bed first thing in the morning. sean came home late saturday night so gracie would wake up in the morning with him home… to celebrate her NINTH birthday!
next on the birthday tradition list – marking their height on our growth chart. (wearing her birthday headband from allora handmade)
and then she grew up. right in front of me, as she crossed the street all by herself.
gah. love these 2.
it also happened to be our 12th anniversary, which we haven’t really been able to celebrate properly for oh, about 9 years.
after church we headed for the beach. and decided to bring this goofball along.
gracie’s birthday request: to learn how to surf. we borrowed our neighbor’s boards and sean went in with the kids. while i sat in my beach chair. and did not put a toe in the water.
and she was a pro! sure the waves were teeny and the water was ankle deep, but she got up!
monkey see, monkey do.
poor kid didn’t last past his first spill since his little teeny spring suit did nothing for keeping the cold out.
lily was the most fun to watch. she did not want to get out of the water. she would get completely dumped, stand up, wipe out her eyes, and go out again.
this is her applauding herself after a good wave! she was so excited! i was dying over her cuteness.
gracie requested breakfast for dinner for her birthday. and i shoved in the candles, which immediately began to melt at the base and start tipping over. we set a world record singing the fastest happy birthday ever.
another request was treats for her classmates. supermom consulted pinterest…
and scored! trix crispies were a hit and will be made again soon!
on monday, we celebrated our anniversary while the kids were at school. i surprised sean by borrowing a girlfriend’s road bike and we went for a ride together.
we ended up going about 20 miles! (and my buns still hurt, 4 days later.)
at our halfway point, we stopped for a super yummy lunch. it was a great way to celebrate us.
and then this happened to the boy.
and reading through the wiww links helped to pass the time in the e.r.
this is what our homeschool mornings look like: me setting up the kids’ work boxes while my coffee cools off to quickly.
lunch time: fresh pineapple and caprese salad – mmmmmm!
after i finished the jammie pants for the gracie’s slumber party, i made a ruffly pair for lily.
full, fun week!