Thursday, November 20, 2014

gObbLe woBbLE Breakfast!

Y'all, I'm just a big kid at heart. I fully recognize it. My heart is happiest when sparkly, glittery confetti is involved. Wellies are the best creation ever. Ice cream is a perfectly acceptable dinner choice. And nothing beats splashing in a big puddle.

I love making the ordinary, EXTRAordinary. I'm not talking "fancy" - just fun. It doesn't take much to make something simple feel special...especially for little ones. Because they matter. Because they're loved. Because they are reason enough. 

So this morning, I dragged myself out of bed at my usual 5:30a and while in the shower decided we needed a fun breakfast to get us through the last week of school before Thanksgiving holiday. Because there must be some unwritten rule that makes any school week before a holiday feel like it'll never end. I'm sure my teacher friends are nodding in agreement. 

So here's our fun gObbLe woBblE BrEAkfASt because why not. 
{of course, it pays to hoard party supplies, because then you can make this happen on a whim}
I decided to channel my adorable instagram friend Summer with these waffle turkeys because she made one for her adorable little boy Maddox and they were just too cute! That and we had all the ingredients *wink*.
Our two little turkeys gobbled it up! Hudson made sure to dress the part too. 
#bedhead #beyondadorable
And they're off to school. With big smiles. And that makes my heart smile. BIG.
{and I took this pic on Sunday before church.  but they're wearing the same thing today, so let's just go with it.}
Happy 1 week until Gobble, Gobble Day! 
{Look for blessings everywhere you turn.  They're there.  No matter how small.  Some days I have to remind myself of this very thing!}

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

50th day of school SOCK HOP! Hudson's turn!

So the 50th day of school {Oct. 27th} has come and gone, but not without some major cuteness!! This little fella melts my heart on a regular basis {he's also the reason my colorist stays in business} but don a little T-birds pleather jacket and chucks and he is!!!
He plays the part well, don't you think??!  Oh my.
Hudson and Caroline...sooooo stinkin' cute!!
Tough Greasers!
Adorable 50s Girls and Pink Ladies!
Hudson's Class! So cute!!
Ready to dance!
Those moves!! I mean seriously!!!
The finale - hahahaha!
Ice cream social!
{yeah, right!??! Actually, Noonie was doing the dirty work for me because I was still serving ice cream!! I'm so glad she got all these fun ones!!}
Okay, okay, only one more and only because Caroline is so sweet and pretty.
Hanging out with my buddy, Jayden!!
Soooo happy that Mimi & Noonie were able to come!!
Family pic!
With his amazing teacher, Ms. V! We just loooove her!!
And these Pink Ladies were just too much fun so I had to get a pic of them too!
Such a fun day to be a kindergartener!!!! You looked so cool, Hudson!!
I got chills....they're multiplyin'... and I'm losing control...cause the power you're supplying... it's electrifyin'! hahahahaha

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

the rest of october in fast forward

Pretty soon, I'm sure my blog post title will read "november in fast forward" but I guess that's the season of life we are in with two little ones. I treasure our down time and hope to find more quiet pockets of time this holiday season. That is definitely one of my goals!

Fall teased us a bit with a tad of cool weather toward the end of October...but then blink and POOF! it was!
The littles worked hard on their art creations for the National PTA's Reflections Contest ...this year's theme was "The world would be a better place if..."

Grace's entry was titled Celebrate What Makes You Shine!
The world would be a better place if we celebrate what makes each person special instead of making fun of what they lack.

Hudson's entry was titled Project Clean Earth.
The world would be a better place if boys and girls and moms and dads cleaned up parks so animals wouldn't get hurt and families could run and play.
The littles watched baby chicks hatch in their gateway classes...Hudson was mesmerized by baby Jack!
Sheer determination! Grace has been working so hard on sticking her handstands and having great form. So proud of you, Grace!
When moms go out of town for work, s t r a n g e things happen, like clothes get worn backwards...and both Lance and Noonie saw her that day before school but no one noticed - hahaha! It's a good thing Matilda Jane is an "unpredictable company"!!
We had so much fun at the school's Fall Carnival!
Dunking her 5th grade buddy fair + square!!
The moment they realized they BOTH dunked 5th graders fair + square!! Priceless!
Happy boy!
Two happy kiddos!
A super fun night, that's for sure!!
P U M P K I N S!!!!  We couldn't skip out on our annual pumpkin parade either!!
Grace's favorite pumpkin...
Her second favorite...
Hudson's favorite...
And of course, jack-o-lantern pizza for dinner!
And just as the month was coming to a close, Noonie surprised me by finishing this skirt while I was at work one day...LOVE!!
Grace wore it to school on October 31st and it was so cute!! Thank you, Noonie!
The kindergarteners celebrated October 31st dressed up in black for Spider Day!
They had a glow-in-the-dark dance party for their warm-up activity that morning...
Yummy treats...
And posed for some fun pictures inside the spider web!
But what I loved most is all the artwork. If you are ever feeling down, visit a kindergarten classroom and you'll get a sudden mood lift!
Of course, I couldn't let Noonie be the one with all the surprises!!!  And it came in just in time.  A little something P I N K just for Noonie!!
This October was spent celebrating my mom, thanking God for 22 months since that horrible day of her diagnosis, praying for those currently battling cancer, and remembering all who are no longer with us.
I even got us matching ones! Love, love 31 bits!  Check them out!
Up next...the 50th day of school Sock Hop!!! Fun stuff!!