Friday afternoon I took Luke to a pottery painting birthday party on the square and Mason and got to have an hour and a half to spend together. His love language is definitely quality time and I knew that when he found out that it was going to be just me and him that he would be over the moon. We dropped Luke off and I told him that what we did next was totally up to him and he picked ice cream :) #smartboy
We picked up our giant cookie cone of Blue Bell Dutch chocolate (Praise JESUS!) and found a shady spot to sit and enjoy.
In between licks of ice cream he talked me ear off :) He has lots to say most of the time, but when he has your undivided attention the number of stories and questions goes up exponentially :)
Why does he look so stinkin' big in this picture?!?!?!
We walked a bit and he wanted to take a pit stop on the old courthouse steps. Go for it ;)
A quick stop in the candy store...
... and we were on to our next stop. This building was a pharmacy for years and years and the floors are original to the building and some of my absolute favorite.
Before we stopped in at the antique book store Mason wanted to climb the spiral stairs. He's never asked this before and Luke has gone up 10 or 12 stairs many times I wasn't expecting him to go any more than that.
About 20 seconds later and there he is! Absolutely no fear. I was breathing quick enough for the both of us :) hahaha
After a stop in the magic shop to look around and see a few tricks, we picked up Luke from the party and Mason told me he had "the best time EVER!"
While we were walking around, I stopped in one of my favorite stores and picked up this cute top. I took a picture to send a friend and when I went back to look at it I noticed Mason in the background ;) Classic!!!
Mason actually fell asleep in the car on the way home and managed to stay asleep during the car to bed transfer. He slept until Saturday morning so Luke, Griffin and I had an extra quiet Pizza Friday. Griffin painted her toes in the sink :)
Saturday morning we decided to go to dance extra festive...
And Mason joined us to watch his sister practice.
After dance we came home and had the sweetest morning out back. The weather was perfection and we raked, played and jumped until well past lunch.
Saturday afternoon we watched Luke play soccer...
There may have been wrestling :)
Saturday night was Bubble Guppies and snuggles :)
... and Sunday morning went a little like this...
Sunday afternoon was our Bible Fellowship Group's (Sunday School class) annual Harvest Party. Every year we dress up our kids, break out our crock pots and get together to celebrate Fall. It used to be babies in infant carriers while we sat around a fire and ate s'mores in someones backyard and now it's 50+ kids in a bounce house. We'll be back around that fire soon enough, so right now I'm treasuring the mass chaos and pandemonium :)
My boys have been DYING to get into their costumes!
and since there was going to be a bounce house, and a full on cupcake outfit isn't conducive to an evening of jumping, I decided Griffin needed to go in the theme and be Rosie the Riveter :) #nailedit
The posterboard background I made out of a piece of foam board. I freehanded the text bubble and text and then poked four holes and put ribbon through. Easy peasy!
They're the best!
Since our class has grown so much in recent years, I started renting this open air barn. It's one of my favorite places. The weather was gorgeous and there's lots of room for the kids to run around.
I'm the social director for our class and I have the best time planning these class events. A "perk" is that we met the bounce house guy there 30 minutes early so he could set up and my kids had the place to themselves :)
The party really started when our friends started rolling in all in costume. SO CUTE!!!
The real star of the show is the food. Everyone brings something to share and it's one of my favorite meals of the year.
The crew :)
And just for fun, here was our group in 2009 :)
And of course a pic of the parents taking the pic (and Narci doing her signature photographer move. LOVE YOU, NARCI!!!)
Goofy guys :)
The cutest little tinkerbell EVER!
Griffin and Owen. PRESH!
She and I share the same feelings about cookies :)
There are very few pictures of the boys because they were in constant motion. The only time they got out of the bounce house was to run back in and/or grab a juice. And I love that Luke awkward waved at me :)
The night ended like this... and I'm pretty sure I'll be feeling it tomorrow. Ebby Lee's face in the background is the best. ;)
It was a great weekend and now I need another one to recover. I hope y'all had a fantastic and fun weekend and have great weeks ahead of you.
Don't forget that tomorrow is Show and Tell Tuesday and we're going to be talking costumes! I can't wait!!!
Happy Monday, Friends!!!