Large Family Hacks….Clothing Options

My kids keep growing. And growing and growing. And besides wanting to eat at least 3 meals a day I also have to clothe them. Since we don’t live in a nudist colony clothing is something that is required and as my last large family hacks post alluded to, with 5 kids there is a…

Friday Fun Night

Now first off I don’t want you thinking we are one of those “weird homeschool families” who have no idea about real life. Our kids are involved in activities, have friends, play, watch movies and the Broncos, and are fairly normal every day kids. However if you had seen them Friday night you may have…

Hard Work Paying Off…

When we moved last year Leighton started at a new gymnastics place. He grew a ton over the past year at his new place. He was on the XCEL team in the fall and spring which was a lower pressure more recreational team that he really enjoyed. In the spring he learned that he was…

Happy 3rd Birthday Paxton!

On Sunday we celebrated Paxton turning 3! He knew the day was all about him too. And in case he forgot Coppélia sang Happy To You (her version of Happy birthday) to him all day long (VERY LOUDLY). After getting ready for church he opened his gift from Clint’s parents which was a big truck…

Bolder Boulder 2018

This past Monday on Memorial Day we ran the Bolder Boulder, it was my 6th (I think), Leighton’s 4th, Clint’s 2nd, and Caedmon’s 1st. Leighton and I ran together because he qualified for a faster wave and Clint and Caedmon went together. It was the perfect running day as well, it started out cool and…

Happy 5th Birthday Edric!

Yesterday Edric turned 5. Poor guy had been sick most of the weekend but was finally on the mend. When he was asked what he wanted to do for his birthday he told us that he wanted to go to lunch with just mommy and daddy and to eat birthday cake. He also added in…

Paxton Home 1 Year!

On March 25th we celebrated Paxton being home 1 year. Clint and I took custody on March 23rd last year on Caedmon’s birthday but we celebrate the day that he came home on the 25th as his Family Day. From the moment he met his brothers in the airport he has adored and followed them…

Happy 6 Years Caedmon!

On Friday we celebrated Caedmon turning 6. Crazy to think that it has already been 6 years since his joyful and imaginative little self made it into our world and our hearts. Everyone needs a little Caedmon in their lives. He adds the sparkle and shine to every day life. His imagination is amazing, often…

Paxton-11 Months Home!

Paxton has been home 11 months! We will soon be celebrating 1 year home and his family day! It’s crazy to think that it has almost been a year, but it is also hard to remember what life was like before this little guy joined our family.  This evening when I was writing on the…

Auditions….

As I’ve mentioned before Caedmon loves ballet and has from a very young age when he went with me to one of my adult ballet classes and told me “Mommy, I wuv ballet, I want dance ballet.” When we use to go to the open gym play time at our prior gymnastics place before moving,…