This is going to be a doozy of a post... :)
Last weekend started out with a car wash for Abby's school thrown by the student counsel for Relay for Life. Abby had LOTS of fun spraying her friends with the water hose while she washed our car and Sam loved seeing Abby spray the window from inside the car.
Then we had a great afternoon with the cousins. Aunt Megan's kids and our crew get along soooo well and love when they come in from Houston. They are all great buddies!!
* possibly the happiest baby on the planet
* Sam is really into "shooters" right now. He is ALL BOY!!!
* these two have a special connection
* who needs stairs...
* when you're too short to make a basket, apparantly you just step on the chair that is 1 foot off of the ground and about 15 feet from the goal...that will help!
* He is sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!
We ended the day with Max's last game of the season. They had a rough season because we moved up a division and the division one ahead of that had to come down to our division because they didn't have enough teams to make. But, I think the boys grew a lot and are just beginning to get to the age where they are starting to want to do well, more than want to be silly. Well, starting to get there. :) We've loved watching Max's batting improve. Last season he occasionally made a hit, this season he batted .543. We also noticed this season that he has quite an arm on him. Now, to get him to control it is the key. Maybe we have a future pitcher??
* We have THE BEST coach!! Our boys are blessed to have him!!!
For Mother's Day on Sunday Max was picked to be a door greeter. They gave him a boutonniere and he greeted and handed out bulletins. He also got to help pass out the Mother's Day charms to the moms. Super, super cute!!!!
Also, at church that morning we lost Sam for a couple of minutes. We frantically rounded the corner where we noticed the bathroom door open and this scene. Notice the tie...I guess when it's urgent the tie has to go!
I can't even comprehend my blessings!! Being a wife to Matt and a mom to these four is my greatest joy!
After church we got a brisket going in the crock pot and the kids worked together to make some Key Lime parfaits. YUM!!!
We ate outside (it was a perfect night) and my sweet family made me these origami butterflies and flower. It says We Love and the big butterfly is me. Then the four small butterflies represent each of the kids!
* I promise I did not eat that entire baked potato! :)
* Matt and the kids gave me the sweetest, most heart-felt cards. They are precious to me!!
* Abby even put on a little concert for us after dinner!
This week was Madison's awards ceremony. I had gotten an email letting me know that Madison was getting a Science award so Nani, Sam and I made sure to be there to see that. Little did we know she would receive four awards. She made all A honor roll for the entire year, she got Top of her class in Science. She was one of the top 20 students in the 8th grade which was a top 20 Scholar award, and she also received a Principal's award. Those kids were hand picked by the principal for a character award. I am so proud of my girl and the light she is shining in her school!!!
This week we also had a follow up visit for Max at the allergist, so I had a change to have a quick donut date with my boys. The Dr. told us Max could come off of the inhaler!! YAY!!! So, probably one more month of flonase and one more year of shots!! Soooo blessed to have his allergies and asthma under control!!!!
* This adorable little guy is obsessed with puzzles lately!! It's fun to watch him reason where the pieces might fit!