My Loves

My Loves

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


McRae either will not 100 percent don't care what you try to do will not wear shoes...or
110 percent will not go outside unless he is wearing shoes.....
he has quite the personality blooming
So far he is a true mixture of Samantha and McRae
I do not think there is another Bo out there
He is one of a kind...
the other three have nicley inherited my 
OCD stubborn competitive personality
sorry guys
As for Bo...as just gave him my dyslexic ways and he ran with it....

Here we have McRae on a no shoe day...determined to catch up with Bo and Baylen and shoot them
It is so funny when he hides under the bed....you can see little feet sticking out 



 
Bo got to bring home Geroge the monkey....love this tradition that teachers keep up....he quickly showed him his room and all his buddies
Wii game night...special treat
Family camp out....being silly
Number three and four are getting to be good buddies
All personalities truly shine out here....


So proud of Smantha and her determintaion. I love love love to watch her run. So excited she has that drive. I will promise not to get too crazy in the future when she runs more and more....I said too crazy
She looks so good running and I love to watch her

BO after his last game....request...Grind House for a burger....check! He ate it in about two bites

Dinner when daddy and Samantha are not home....
Bo got to fill in for someone at a baseball game...so proud of him stepping up...things never phase him :)
Just a little note of how Bo's brain thinks....can't imagine being trapped in there....
Really enjoying making sticker stories with this little man.....he is loving it
Harvest Festival or Festibal as Bo says....was EPIC

making butter and and hay rides
Way to go Bo! Getting his trophy
This pic shows a little glimpse of what happiness this little boy brings me
Very excited....its the little things yall!

I am thankful for my daughter...she is my one and only
I feel so connected to her
I enjoy watching her grow into a young lady
with such a kind heart and sweet spirit
I love how she laughs
giggles 
and is super silly
I love that she loves princesses...Chirstmas and family time
I love that she thinks like I do...like just like I do
We get eachother
I love her
She is a soulmate for life

I am thankful for Bo
For our walks everymoring as the sun comes up
I could write a 100 page book everyday with our converstaion
I tresure is soooo much
For his quesions
How he stands
How he dreams....thinks and his willings to try just about anything
and everything and basically have not care or fear int he world

I am thankful for the time I get to spend with just Baylen everyday
To play memory...legos...draw or watch curious George
He loves to be cuddled and read to
I love his big eyes and huge dimple
I love that as whiny and impatient as he maybe
He is my biggest cuddler of all
He actually rubs my back when I hold him
and yes it melts me every time

I am thankful for my little miracle baby
I prayed for them all...
but this one truly was a gift I thought I may never get...
Thank you God
I love your bowl haricut
Your happiness
How you dance all the time
And how you are just so darn smart
You go and get anything and everything and understand things that blow my mind
I love that you still have little hands and little feet
You are the last one left
I love getting you out of a car seat
Putting you in a crib and lugging you on my hip.

I have the four most awesome kids I could ever dream of...
I enjoy every moment I am with you
You bring me more JOY then you will ever know

Friday, October 17, 2014




Wow 
What a fun filled weekend at the beach....
I am flying high...with memories fun and love

 and we are asleep with about 20 minutes left in the trip

 Oh my..I woke up next to super man!
 Scary ....yet funny
 This is what I get to greet every day around 3:10....one lucky mommy
 and then he has this other side to him....but I love it too
 yes it is october and yes I want to move there

 best friends
 sweet boy
 perfect
I love love love this little girl and that she still loves to play in the sand :)
Did not capture this...but we all six played some intense football games on the beach!





Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sweet morning time....inbetween barrow drop off and CMS drop of the littlest and the biggest share some time together....

 ahh....third "dr bag" I have gotten in my lifetime from a preschooler...love it when they talk about community helpers :)
Bo's second gerogia game....a hotdog...sprite....nachos and 106 questions later....he loved it!

 and then off to the Halloween store inbetween scouts and baseball....love this time of year!
 good thing he is sleeping in his chest armor...I love it that at least one of them is in my bed each night...
 For some reason Baylen wanted to wear a winter hat while he played the wii
 Don't let the sweet smile deceive you...this was one cranky little wii playing boy!
 Bo you amaze me
 Baseball Playoffs here we come...if it is an opportunity to make a chart....I am on it!


So....I love that Samantha is into so many things and loving each of them
I don't love that Bo is entering a time in his life that boys bring him down and don't make him feel good about himself....
I tell you what if anyone trys to put my little boys light out....watch out
I love time with Baylen during McRaes nap and the bigs are at school
We had a card playing marathon going
I love that McRae pats the floor when he wants me to sit...
and how he laughs uncontrollably when we line up cars and I make a face
and when I chase him through the house and tickle him
its the little things :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Samantha....age 11.4
     I love your braces smile and how you smile with  yours eyes. You love to be with family and work on projects. You stress and have anxiety that makes you who you are. Your worry about the same things that I do....just with your own little twist. You can go from 0 to 100 and back in about 1.2 seconds. You have style, class and lots of sass. You are innocent, sweet and spicy all in one. You admit your wrongs, often. You are a perfectionist. You love to win. You are a leader. You love soccer, running and crafting. I love going on camp outs with you, getting our nails done and talking at night. I love our deep talks. I love that you want to do good and know the value of a dollar and hard work. You are a very picky eater that could live on Mac n Cheese and pizza...with a side of cheese sticks and ice cream. You have a heart for animals and love to organize. You still stick lovie up your nose and even though you are sweet you can really let your brother Bo have it. You make the silliest faces and act crazy. You are easily frustrated and have a drive like no other...when you feel like it. You are highly emotional and get attached easily. Even if it is candy wrappers that I often find hoarded in your room

Bo....age 8.6
   Where do I begin....my baseball batman Halloween loving boy. I love how you stand. It is unbelievable. You put your feet completely opposite of each other lined up against each other.  You have just out grown all of your clothes and the pants you wear look like you are waiting for a flood. You ask questions like no other. They are good ones. Ones as if you thought super deep yet you didn't. Because that is what is so great about you. You don't think too much. You just do it...go with it...enjoy it....and live it. You wonder like nobody I know. You eat anything. You catch frogs and have a vein in your neck that pops out when you laugh cry or yell. You get focused on something and don't let up. You sell popcorn like a machine. You have conversations with people like I could only dream about. You love to go to Halloween stores..hit baseballs in the yard..walk to school....decorate...make lego creations and organize your baseball cards. You learn your own way and beat to your own drum. People flock to you. You hate the sight of blood. You are funny, cute and perfect. You do not think you are....but you are....the mold was broken when you were born. I can't wait to watch how you hit a home run and knock whatever you put your mind to out of the park!

Baylen....age 4.4
    A thick boy...my husky. I love footie pjs on you. I love your long hair and dimple. You wear converse like no other and always look sharp. You want to dress nice to look snazzy. You are a junkie as in love to eat chips cookies and candy. You love to talk about bobby joe and any and everything that will make your big brother laugh. You are super athletic but a tad bit on the lazy side...I love your little face when you sleep and how you already have a receding hairline. You make silly faces and noises. You are such a smart boy and love to work puzzles, build trains and play games like "old lady" aka ol maid and rummy. You are aslo pretty stuburn. You will let someone know if you do not want to do something. You will argue the point. I also know in about one minute after you awake if you will be in a good or bad mood for the day....you taught yourself to swim and love the color pink. I love your giggle.

McRae....age 1.9
   My little miracle. I love that you have broad shoulders and a tiny waist and legs....I never want to forget how you run off and your physic is the cutest ever! You have the whites hair I have ever seen. your eyes disappear with you smile just like Samantha's did. You are talking up a storm now, finally. You are starting to cut up at the dinner table to make your brothers and sister laugh. You dance by bouncing up and down when you hear music. You love your ba ba and passy and blankie. You run into body plex...on your toes. You are a happy boy...or a very not happy boy. You are a biting boy and a throwing my body back boy. You are SUPER sensitive and put your fingers together when you are nervous. You startle easy and run through the house scared often. This morning I went into your room and you were laid back...blankie and passy reading a book. I could have watched you all day. Sweet. I love reading to you at night...in the rocking chair...as you flip pages....under a dim light. I may be rocking you until you are 40 :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

So I am simply posting this because one day I want to look back and remember what a day with four kids was like. Granted today was a little more hectic then usual...I wanted to document it....I reminded myself numerous times to breath and enjoy.....Even though we zoomed around town there were still lessons learned and smiles.....Here goes...

The day starts with the 6:00am alarm to make waffles....
A kiss for Bo to wake him up as he slips on his batman robe
"Waffles Again" Ok....with a smile...there is bacon too?
Shame on me for making homemade waffles!
As lunch is being packed Baylen stumbles in...hair is everywhere!
"I want my brek-fist"
As I put a tray on his lap in front of his show show curious George I hear
I gotta go potty
Of course you do....
Once we are settled Bo gets dressed...well kinda
Forgetting the boxers and needing to turn his shirt around he is ready
I hear from a distance moooooommmmmmmy
That would be McRae
Who is soaking wet
Like really wet
Like PJ's wet
A quick change and all is well
Did I mention Kevin is out running?
I go into Samantha's room and wake her with a kiss on the forehead  and let her know her breakfast is ready...after a few I's so tired and do I have to get ups.....I am on my way
To one of my most favorite parts of the day....
Walking Bo to school
Hand in hand I am ready for the most entertaining part of my day
He talks and talks and talks
We talk about everything
I do a lot of the listening and try to answer questions as best as I can
He asked about road kill
and if they are in heaven
He picks up fuzzy leaves and asks if they can be his pet hamsters
He runs into cars....as he walks...and acts as if the cars are in his way
My favorite is when he asks questions like what major league baseball team he will play for
I love that he has such goals in life and wants so bad to reach them
I love that Boy
As we walk into Barrow I love that he wants a hug and a high five
and a smile
and a "I'll see ya soon"
I run home to see what I have missed
Kevin is usually come and gone by now...
Samantha is dressed and her brothers are usually climbing on something
She feels really good about being able to keep them just for that little bit
Days like today she was doubly blessed with her cousin
I was greeted by Samantha and a hair brush letting me know that baylen and Hudson repeatedly told her that she was not there mommmy as they jumped on the beds and raced screaming through the house.....
We had about 6 minutes to discuss it as I threw the boys clothes in the car and we were off to the orthodontist....
As Samantha was in there I dressed the boys in the car
I glanced up to see Samantha in tears
It was one of those painful appointments
So it was time to swing through to get a milk shake
Not that I felt judged getting a milk shake at 8:00 in the morning....I am over that drive through lady
Samantha was not ready for school so we went to preschool first
I love waling baleen in...and it was double fun walking Hudson in too!
Lots of skipping and smiles
Back to the car to take Samantha....an Advil and a big hug seemed to suffice her...and a whisper that she could call me anytime and I would be right there....
So I had a hour or so to get some chores done and some one on one time with Mr. McRae
Which was spent mostly getting a train to stay on a track
We were back in the car to pick the boys up
We played
I drank coffee for lunch
and we played
Bo got home....
We worked on homework
There was no time for the gym today so McRae enjoyed being my weights as I incorporated him into a little circuit training....
We then got in baseball gear, gathered Samantha's play book and piled in the car
Back to get Hudson
To Clarke Middle to get Samantha from Art Club
To Church
To praise the Lord
That is what the focus is right?
By the time I dropped four kids at choir and bible study and picked up the dinner upstairs it was time to circle back around to pick them up....
So I with the double stroller that does not like to fit through doors....went up and down the elevator about a dozen more times.....
Forget the fact that by this time of day the kids do not know how to stay with me
I promise you all five of them were going down a different hall....
For the record I was still keeping my cool
Did I mention I peaked my head in a room to wave at my husband as he ate his dinner at a church recreation meeting....I am thinking about doing the recreations part this year and letting him run the "Sidelines"
Tonight was just beginning...unlike last night when me and the kiddos got to spend three hours at the ballpark...we got to play taxi cab
It was off to baseball practice....as I ran though my head if Bo had all of his gear I yelled to the back if he was wearing his cleats....for a moment I thought he may be barefoot
All good
As Bo ran in to practice...I was down to four
I thought
I had a mild panic as I yelled back to baylen....Hudson is in the car right?
Check
Ok....that was a close one
For a moment I thought he may still be at church
So we headed to take Hudson home...
As there was was discussion over what movie to watch...a few dropped passy's and Samantha eating her taco in the car....which mind you had a speck on meat on it that she was not having.....forgot to mention I had the same conversation  just thirty minutes before when Bo swore he saw a piece of cheese.
We made it to play practice with 1 minute to spare...YES
So it was eat....quick bathe (the tub did overflow)....dessert and back in the car to get Samantha from Play practice...
Now don't  let me forget to tell you that Kevin was helping....he offered to pick Bo up from practice....just making sure you did not think he spent the night at the ball field
Samantha was in and were were back home...
After Baylen swore he had not had dessert yet I coaxed him into a book and it was a cozy read ....McRae at our feet.....
As I was in Samantha's room having some girl talk I could hear Baylen crying that he did not want to be alone.....
So he went to the couch and Mcrae got a quick version of rocking to bed.....
Back to Samantha for another kiss and when I got back to the den Baylen was out....
Right about then in enters Bo and daddy
After to cleats came off and the very dirty practice pants were in the hamper another shower was in the making a dessert scooped....
A read about Halloween and baseball....a good night prayer and tuck in all snug as a bug in a rug....
I sit down not to type this....
So....again...it was a busy day...but not too far off from a normal day
I feel good because I really did enjoy it and was in the moment as much as I could be
there were a couple sighs and some hey guys lets try to serve others rather then just wanting to be served...but hopefully the kids knew that that were loved...and that I enjoyed what I was doing every moment. It is my payer everyday that I take in every moment...the good and the bad. I don;t have to like it all....but I do want to remember it all.....
So again...I wanted to document
...so I can look back when there is not a million places to go...diapers to change and clothes to iron....a remember the days of a 11 8 4 and 1 year old.....oh and piper go fed today...I think?



watching the grass cutting


Baylen wrote this all by himself!

looking sharp...not he does not have an extra leg...that would be Baylen

 Samanthas awesome first progress report as a middle schooler
storytime rocked today! Cute Cute

 Bo do you know where to go....yes coach left field...as he trots out to right....oh boy!
 Soooooo sweet...no sure who is enjoying it more....
just like walker....lets the kids do anything

 why is McRae never clothed
 Love these from the park last week







Samantha can also benefit form a dvd from the library :)

who wants popcorn

 besties!
 and sweet brother carrying all the load!
somebody looks sharp!