Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

So proud of THIS GUY!!! He has been trying hard lately to bring up his math grade just a tiny bit to get to an A, and yesterday we found out he did! He now has straight A's!!! I am so proud of his hard work and I hope it keeps up so we can see him get an award for the A's on the next awards day! Brooke is still struggling with math and stuff but she did make 2 A's and is trying hard. Rachel made all 3's (they don't get real grades yet) and is doing well except the teacher says she gets bored a lot and hates doing the work, haha. 

Over the weekend the kids spent the day at Bo's with their Grandparents and Arnold and I got to have some time alone. The time fell where we didn't get to make it to a movie but we did do a few things. We had a yummy lunch at Applebee's. I shopped around for the kids (like usual) and we ended up at SAMS CLUB!!! Lame, I know. But it was actually pretty great to be able to shop without the kids in the way and begging us for everything. And Arnold wins an award for awesome husband because we had a little bit of time left before we picked up the kids and he sat at the nail place while I got my old nails taken off and a manicure! 

We had a pretty great Sunday at church this week. Lots of kiddos.. and they all behaved well and we had a great time. I am so thankful for my hubby who steps up and helps me out anytime I am short volunteers. This Sunday will be interesting also, because we are starting to split up rooms some to make more room for all the kiddos and I am heading up the baby room, so that should be fun. Lots of kids is chaos but a great problem to have!!! 

This past Sunday it was gorgeous outside! Warm and sunny and we couldn't pass up the day. So we went to get some lunch after church then headed to this huge park that is local to us. I think I read it's the biggest park in this part of our state... and they recently added a new addition. Well everyone else had the same idea-- it was PACKED! But the kids had a great time. They have a huge playground, walking trails, disc golf, and a zip line! Brooke was dying to try it but the line was so long so I told her another day. Arnold and I walked around a bit and hung out while the kids played. We even ran into some friends from church there. 

Isn't the playground awesome? There were kids everywhere! 

I love looking through old pictures and posting on "throwback thursday." This is one I found recently. I love it! I love us all being silly and crazy, and us all being patriotic. Rachel was so chubby and cute, and I can't believe the kids have grown that much! Don't blink! 

The other morning I met up with my BFF Joanne at Ihop and we had breakfast. She even surprised me and bought my breakfast! She is the best! We went back to her house and started to binge watch Fuller House! We watched the first 4 episodes at her house. I have been watching more at home with the kids, and trying to drag it out so it doesn't end so quickly! Yes it is corny and yes cast members have changed and yes there were a few adult jokes, but for the main part I really like it. It brings out the kid in me. I hope they might consider a 2nd season-- I heard they might??

I got to go see all 3 of the kids for lunch this past week, thanks to my new free time. They were so happy and they got to bring a friend on the stage to sit with us. This is Rachel and her bff Emmaline. I bought them icecream while we were there, so they loved that. 

I ordered 3 new books from barnes and noble the other day with a giftcard I had gotten, and they showed up at my doorstep and I've already read this one! I love the Little Couple! Does anyone else watch their show? I love this book because it goes more into detail about their childhoods and lives. I love watching their family on Tuesday nights. And everytime I see Will and Zoey my heart about explodes and I wish I could adopt a sweet little one! (although I don't think Arnold is going to go for that!) 

It is officially march! I am loving it and hope the sunny weather stays! Rachel and I put up some of our spring/easter decor around the house yesterday. I love the new egg dishtowels I found at Ross. 

I found Caleb's easter shirt at Crazy 8 the other day. I love the yellow. The girls already have their dresses, and I was going to make them all match again this year, but I couldn't find anything I liked for Caleb. Now to find him pants to match. I can't decide on gray... or yellow, or blue... or what???

This week is the best week of the whole school year-- the book fair!! They had family night last night so we took the kids in to pick some new books out. Arnold had to hold me back because I wanted to buy so many books but I didn't... we just let the kids pick out 2 new books each. I miss the days where I could persuade them to get cute books I liked but now they have their own opinions, LOL! Caleb got some creepy Goosebumps book and keeps trying to scare me by showing me pictures of clowns... haha. At least they are getting into reading and they were even reading last night without me asking them to! 

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