Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sam's favorite jam

So, my little Sammy has been feeling a little under the weather lately. Sometimes he is downright miserable and it can be hard to make him happy. But, there is one way to guarantee some Sam smiles and happiness. It is this..

Yep. Will. i. am and the Sesame Street gang. Not just any Sesame street music video will do. It must be this one. Again and again. He now even asks to watch it by flexing his muscles like Will. i. am does at the end of the video. It is precious... even if I am getting a little tired of this song. But, hey, if this is all it takes to make little man feel better I will play it for him... "nothing's gonna bring me down... I'll keep getting stronger..." :)

*After posting this I caught a pic of Sam asking to watch his favorite video...

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Happy Weekend friends!

So far ours has been good. Although, my littlest Mister got a hold of some gluten somehow/somewhere and is absolutely miserable with tummy issues. After him feeling so much better for so long it is so hard to have him screaming and in pain again. But, hopefully it will all get out of his system and he will be back to himself soon!

We don't have much going on this weekend which has been glorious. This morning Nick took the "big kids" to swim lessons while I hung out with Mr. Tummy-Issues and then we all took a little trip to the cell phone place. We needed to switch carriers and while I originally thought trying to keep kiddos happy while looking at phones would be miserable, I couldn't have been more wrong!

Keeping kiddos happy in a store full of tablets/phones stocked with games = easy peasy!

Now we are just hanging at home and plan to spend the weekend that way... at least until church tomorrow!

So, here's to a happy weekend for all!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Magic House FUN

Wow, for some reason this week seems to actually be flying by pretty fast. Today is drizzly and gray. I love drizzly gray days. They beg for candles and warm beverages and lots of reading, basically a homeschool moms dream.

Our week has been a little crazy. Nick took Monday off of work so we could have a family day. The Magic House was having a homeschool morning so we decided to go there. Now, I have a love/hate relationship with the Magic House. I love how much fun it is. I hate how expesive it is and how someone always gets sick after we go. Well, since it was homeschool day we got in for $3 a person which is a great deal compared to the usual $10 a person. But, yep, I had two kiddos throwing up the next day. And it was funny because everyone I mentioned it to said, "yep, every time!" So, apparently the Magic House has a reputation for making people puke.

We had a great time though and it was totally worth it. And the hubs suggested lunch at 5 Guys afterwards which might have been my favorite part of the day. Here are a few pictures from the germ infested super fun Magic House...
There was a Magic Tree House exhibit and the kiddos loved exploring it!

Uh oh. A little sneak stole the Thanksgiving turkey...

Cutest pilgrims I ever did see.

Sweet little nurse.
This kid makes me laugh all day long.

The best pic we could get of all 4!

Sam was all about the water table.

The little animal clinic was hands down our kiddos favorite part of the magic house. Dr. Sophie checking out some x-rays/

Looks like she needed a consult with Dr. Jack.

Max enjoyed playing groomer.

They told me that they were fixing cars like Grandpa.

They had the sweetest little baby nursery. Sophie loved playing nurse and taking care of the babies.

Cute little bank teller.

Future President of the United States?

Not sure what J is on trial for... but he might be guilty...

There isn't much that my kids like more than a stage and microphone.

And 5 Guys... Max got the bacon cheese hotdog.

Girl loves her some french fries.

It's a winner.

And this boy is happy as long as he has dip.

So, we had a great day. Even though it might take me awhile to go back... :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 1st

(Oops, forgot to hit publish on this yesterday!)

Happy October 1st everyone! Despite the fact that it has been 90 degrees around here I love that fall is in full swing! There is lots of excitement around here because we are now only three days away from a certain someones eighth birthday. I am still in denial about all of that.

Several of my favorite blogs are doing 31 days types of series in October where they blog about a certain topic for 31 days... every day in October. I love those so much! But, I think my October goal should be to actually blog every once in awhile. You all know my track record!

Life has been pretty crazy-town around the R home these days. Let's not pretend that life is ever not crazy-town at our house! But, Nick has been working a lot and he has also been helping my parents get ready to move... let's just say the hubs has been busy lately which makes life a little crazier for me. We are also in full swing with school and all that jazz.

So, without further ado I will give you some pics of the kiddos (if you follow me on FB or Instagram these pics aren't new. Please tell me that I am not the only mom who basically only takes pictures on her phone!)

Here is my son being hard at work doing some school while also showing off his Chief's mug full of hot cocoa. He knows I am all about the Broncos so he enjoys being a little bit of a troll about his team loyalty ;)

We had a not hot day last week and it was so gorgeous outside we decided a nature walk was a much better use of our time rather than book work.

I am learning to crochet and the kids thought it looked really cool so I taught both Sophie and Max how to do a chain stitch. They have really enjoyed it.

Our kiddos are taking Saturday morning swim lessons this fall and the place where they go was having a little community event last week so we stayed for a bit after and the kids enjoyed decorating pumpkins and dancing around in all of the bubbles from a huge bubble machine.

Monday was crazy hair day for CC. The kiddos were very excited to participate. Sam went sans crazy hair. And Jack  wasn't actually going with us (he spends CC days hanging with my dad now) but he wanted to join in the fun.

Yesterday we were invited to a sweet little birthday party for our neighbor at a pumpkin patch. Sam was obsessed with this "dog".

I hope everyone is having a great start to their October and I hope to post more soon!