Happy Monday, Friends!!!
This weekend was busy busy but so much fun.
Saturday morning this girly and I hit up dance class and she was cracking me up with the hat :) She loves going in my closet and trying on the accessories and she was so excited to wear this one to class.
Hat off, ballet slippers on :)
After dance G and I did a quick change of clothes and then headed to Kroger to grab a few essentials before a morning/afternoon of basketball games.
Ready for her brothers games...
... with a backpack full of play food and baby dolls :)
First up was Mason and he played so well! They only had five kids there (eeek!) and so they all had to play the entire game and were SO TIRED by the end!
In between games we grabbed some lunch...
... and had a side of sillies :)
Then it was back to the gum for another game! Luke is improving SO MUCH and his games are already super intense.
After the game we had to ditch our plans to head to the lake due to a HUGE storm headed that way and so I decided to let the boys have some friends over. Think they were excited??? :)
(yes... we were still in the parking spot)
Dave had to go in to work and I took the show on the road to the park down the street.
This was during a break in between rounds of "hunger games" :) hahah
Meanwhile, in the dirt...
We got back to the house and a few more boys joined our crew. When I think back to this time last year we were JUST beginning to think that MAYBE we should look for a house a little more conducive for our family and it's so cool now to see how God picked this spot for us and we're now "that house" with the basketball goal and big cul-de-sac and backyard yard big enough for an actual soccer game. Nothing makes my heart happier than a bunch of smelly boys drinking all my juice boxes, throwing their dirty socks all over the game room and getting to witness firsthand sweet friendships.
Growing up my parents made sure that our house was comfortable and welcoming and a place where we wanted to gather with our friends. That came with messes and broken light fixtures (sorry, mom!) and lots of late nights for my parents, but I am so grateful that they were so hospitable and saw the value in creating a place for me, my brother and our friends. Dave and I hope and pray that our kids and their friends feel the same way about hanging out over here now and in the future. #thathouse
The crew left right before dinnertime and I finished this up...
... and while I was cooking this happened. 5:45 bedtime for the little one!
The boys and I snuggled up for a rainy night popcorn and Pokemon in my bed. I still don't "get" it. But the snuggles were perfect :)
And speaking of snuggles, check out these cuties on Sunday morning before church...
After lunch we headed to Dave's parents church for a 96th birthday celebration for his Grandma! How amazing is that?!?!
Dave's cousin's daughter (does that make her my kids second cousin???) was playing around with my camera and look how funny! This must be what the world looks like for a two-year old :)
The woman behind the camera ;)
We visited and ate too much cake and had so much fun celebrating Minnie Fae Griffin. Both of Dave's grandmothers are well into their nineties and we are so blessed to get to see them on a regular basis and for our kids to know them. Dave's mom asked me to take pictures and apparently I was too busy doing that to get a single one of my kids with the birthday girl! This one from October will have to suffice for today...
After the birthday festivities we headed home to do a project that the kids have been DYING to do... demolishing the old playhouse. We moved it with us this past summer, but it took a beating in the move and it was pretty janky, had missing pieces, rotten wood and wasn't safe enough was so it was time for it to go.
The demo crew (and their mining helmets and random fabric scrap scarf) discussing their plans.
Sporty spice :)
They got the job done (I didn't grab a pic of it totally gone) and we're ready for a new and improved playhouse to go up where that birdbath currently is. That whole back area used to be some gross ground cover vine stuff and we had it all removed and took out a few bushes as well. This Spring we'll redo the stones back there and mulch everything and (hopefully) have a new fort! SO FUN!
I hope that your weekend was a blast and relaxing all at the same time. Tomorrow is our first "Show and Tell Tuesday" linkup for the year and the topic is Steal and Splurge and we're going to share how we save and what we splurge on. Get your posts ready, ladies!!!
Happy Monday, friends!