Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fleece, flip flops, or rain boots

You have to love Kentucky weather this time of year. The everyday weather change is turning me into a master of layering. This is the last time I pay attention to that dang groundhog he only got my hopes up. 

I finally decided to lose my bad attitude that came with those freezing days in March and to hope for the best.
 Maybe just maybe if we got our toes ready for flip flop season there might be a day in the near future we could blow the dust off of our flip flops. Add a pasta dinner,some slightly creepy snacks, girls, polish, and hope for the sun to shine!


I earned cool points from my kids for the funny, slightly gross treats that resemble fingers with painted nails. Yes, they are creepy I will definitely do these again on Halloween but probably not another spa night. 

Edible bubble gum pink nail polishes courtesy of a marshmallow, icing and a tootsie roll. 

Thankfully the sun did decide to shine for a few glorious days. 

Then came the rain
Making the most of it the boys set up camp in their playhouse.

No matter the weather I am thankful and learning to embrace each day that God has made and to rejoice and be glad in it.  (insert song: This is the Day) a favorite at our house when one of us wakes up not so ready for the day. Which either earns a smile or an annoyed look, kind of like the weather this time of year. 
Happy Spring & all the crazy weather that comes with it!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

An additional traveler

Since Knox has turned 3 his imagination has run rapid.
Conversations from the plane:

Me:  Look Knox I see trees, roads and cars.
Knox:  I see alligators and they are chomping! But its OK because if you throw me out of the plane I have a rocket on my back.
Me: really good to know
Knox: Mom does glue stick to teeth?

I am loving these conversations more and more because this is who Knox is. When Knox is telling a story Kase is hot on his heels like a disclaimer to inform anyone in his best whisper voice "he makes stuff up!"
But to Knox it is not made up.
John Luke 13 is his new (imaginary) friend. (I think he is confusing bible references)

 From many conversations we have learned the following about John Luke 13:
  • He is 6
  • he met him at McDonald's
  • he is green like the Hulk 
  • he is a good guy
  • he breaks our beds, and can make some big messes

He is always coming to visit tomorrow but we have still yet to meet him. "Maybe tomorrow" he always says.  
All his stories start with " my friend, my friend John Luke 13".

So our family plus John Luke 13 enjoyed some time in the sunshine state!

On our beach run we found this pier of rocks. Kase said it was the best rock climbing wall ever.  

Seashell hunts 

Of course the most magical part. "The Magic Kingdom"

I wish I knew a way to bottle these memories so 10 years from now I can go back to these exact moments and hear their sweet voices and see excitement in their eyes. I am blessed to be their mom.