Friday, May 29, 2015

Lego Lovin' Gentry

Gentry loves Legos. He loves to build all kinds of things. Mostly, he builds "castles" & "guns". The other night I got in the playroom floor with him to help him, or rather watch him build a couple of things.  He never did build anything specific, but we had a good time playing together anyway.



This sweet boy of mine will be three on June 8.  He is a mess.  He talks so well, and acts so grown.  He's potty trained by day, but still has accidents at night, hence the diaper.  A Pull-up just won't hold what this boy is likely to put in it overnight.  He pee pees.  A lot.



He has this new thing he does often.  It's so cute and I was able to get a couple of pictures of him doing it while we were playing.

It's his "Omg" face.  He gets tickled when he does it, too.  He throws his hands up over his mouth, kicks his head back a little, and says, "Oh my gosh!", then giggles like there's something so funny. :)



I love this boy more than I ever imagined possible.  He is my baby.  We are so much alike.  He's so easy to love, too.  He's such a good boy.  Don't get me wrong, he can throw one heck of a fit, but overall he's a cool kid.

I still can't believe he'll be three in less than two weeks.  Wow!


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

We spent our Memorial Day weekend at the river. On Saturday, after I got home from work, we took the boys out to Long County to the landing for them to swim awhile, then went over to Adamson's Fish Camp where they could play with my BFF's daughter, Olivia. They enjoyed swimming all afternoon, and I was more than happy to get home that evening so I could chill out (in the AC) for awhile myself.

On Sunday, we went to Old Camp in Tattnall, which is where I grew up.  My daddy actually had his work detail clean the camp up almost 30 years ago, and that is where we always went to swim & camp.  Now, my boys get to do the same.  I love it there.



The river stage was perfect.  My boys were able to get out in the water without me being worried about the current taking them under, or it being too deep.  Even in the middle of the water, it only came up to about their thighs.  Gentry prefers to stay on the sandbar, but does go in for a cool down every now & then.  Jubal likes to stay in the water.




After Jubal's friend, Alex, arrived, I wasn't able to get any motionless pics of him.  Ha! He had the best time playing with all of the little boys down at the river that day.  Larson grilled some pork chops.  We had drinks and snacks, and watermelon.  It was a good day.




I thought surely the boys would go home and take a nap, but they never did get tired until their normal bed time.  I was exhausted.  Thankfully, I was off Monday so we slept in until 9, then it was more playing outside.  It was hot, and when my boys ask to go inside because of the heat, you know it is.

Larson took off at lunch and we spent the rest of the day together, grilling hamburgers and going to Darla's house for some much needed adult talk time.  I always love getting to sit on her porch and just talk for awhile.

All in all, it was a good weekend.  Needless to say, we didn't forget why we were celebrating.  We are all very thankful for the men and women who have given their lives for our country.  Hope everyone had a safe & happy holiday.



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Long Summer Days

Now that summer is here, we've been outside more than ever.  These boys of mine are full of energy, and would rather be outside than inside on any given day.

The days run into each other since so much is packed into each one now that warm (hot) weather is here.

I'll just post some pics of our daily/weekly randomness.

My boys love frogs, crickets, lizards, or any other bug they can catch.
Jubal caught this frog and put it in his swimming pool for awhile
to play with before we released it later the same day.

My super heroes.
Larson found these masks at some dollar store & these
 boys couldn't have been happier.

I called Larson on my way home from the grocery store to tell him
to let the boys see the rainbow.
They were in the bath tub, but Larson got them out to see it.
A huge, beautiful double rainbow.



School days with Gentry.


This little boy can collect more dirt in 30 minutes than any boy I know.
He sweats so bad that dirt seems to just stick to him.
There's nothing like a dirty little boy.
Just goes to show he had a fun-filled time.


My BFF, Amanda, had her new baby girl, Remi Kate, and she came by for a visit.
My boys couldn't get enough of her.
I got to hold her all of maybe 10 minutes before they took over.
They both would make excellent big brothers, but this mama is DONE! Ha!



We had a small little birthday party for Addy at our house.
We put the slide up, and the kids played for almost 4 hours on it.


This is what playing on the water slide for hours does to my boys.
They were some tired little fellas.
I'm almost positive that after I snapped these pics, I followed suit.
Naps are awesome!!!

I think this about covers the past two weeks.  Maybe.  I just know that I like to keep up with the ordinary days as much as the extraordinary ones.  It's always the little things that mean so much.  I love documenting our random days.  They're important to me, too.  I don't want to miss a thing. :)


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

First Day vs Last Day


I didn't realize until I put these two photos side by side 
how much older my baby looks.
Where is my baby going?
I look at him every day, and in my eyes he's still
that itty bitty, baby-faced toddler.
Now he's a kindergartner, not even a pre-schooler anymore.
What?!?
I'm also beginning to notice how much more mature he is becoming.
I'm very proud of him, and glad he's growing into
a fine little gentleman, but time can stand still for awhile 
at any time now.
It's true what everyone say:
Don't blink.


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jubal's Pre-K Graduation

My big boy graduated Pre-K yesterday!  Soon, he will go to kindergarten, and the next thing you know, he'll be graduating from high school.  What?!


Both Larson & I were able to get off of work for awhile to be able to attend the graduation program.  It was so sweet to watch the slide show of the year, and even sweeter to hear them sing their songs.  I got some videos of some of my favorites to share.  First, though, let me share some pictures.

He was so proud to see us. :)



Getting ready to go get his certificate.



So proud of himself.  

We are so proud of him.  He had somewhat of a hard time adjusting to new rules at "big school", but his teacher's kept reminding me that he was one of the youngest ones in his class.  Most of the students were already five, and Jubal had just turned four when Pre-K started.  Over the school year, he has learned so much.  I can't wait to see what the coming kindergarten year has in store for us.

After the program, we were able to go to his classroom and get some pictures of him with his best buddy, Garrett.  I like being able to save things like this for him.  I hope he enjoys looking back on these one day.



Now, for the videos.  My favorite song was Oh, What A Miracle Am I.  



Next up, If Your Happy & You Know It.



Larson got a short video of them singing The Alphabet Song.


And last, but not least, Larson was able to get a video of him receiving his certificate since my camera battery died.  I totally forgot to charge it the night before.  Mom fail.  We managed to get this anyway.


I am so proud of Jubal.  I'm so glad I have these memories to share with him one day.  I pray the good Lord lets me live a long life, so I can see both of my boys grow, and enjoy all these precious times with them.




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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day Weekend

This weekend didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to, but it was still spent with my boys on Sunday, so I guess that's a winner anyway. :)

 Saturday was the Glennville Onion Festival. My place of employment usually has an entry in the parade and we get to ride in it, but this year my boss didn't participate. So, I had to work while Larson took the boys to see the parade from the other perspective. Instead of them being in the parade, they got to watch it from the sidelines.

They loved it!  Larson sent me pictures throughout the parade and kept me updated on how much fun the boys were having, so that helped my feelings some.  I so wish I could have been there.

Getting ready for the parade to start.  They found them a good shady spot.

The boys got a whole plastic grocery bag full of candy.  They just thought that was the best thing ever.  They got to see people they don't get to see every day, and got loved on by several.

Ms. Jordyn & the boys.  She was both of the boys' K-2 teacher before she went on to bigger things.

My BFF, Darla, and her bunch riding in the parade.  She is the Mrs. Toombs County CARES Queen.

As bad as I wish I was there with them, I know they had fun  because I got to hear all about it when I got home.  They were so tickled about getting to watch it this year.








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Sunday, all I really wanted to do was lay around and be lazy, but once again, duty calls.  I don't get breaks.  Ha!  I got up and started washing clothes and picking up the house.  We set the water slide back up and let the boys play again. Larson's mama, sister, and her little boy, as well as my mama all came over and we grilled some hot dogs and ate some watermelon.  I eventually went inside to kick back in my recliner.  I just needed some rest, and besides, it was "my" day, too, and that's what I wanted to do.

Everyone started going home, and the boys came inside around 4:00.  We all took a wonderful nap, and ate leftover hot dogs for supper so I didn't have to cook or clean the kitchen.  Yay for me! :)

Even though I was still busier than I would have liked to be, I was with the two little boys who made me a mama, and that's really all that Mother's Day is about, right? :)


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