Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's worth it...

I have had a hard week as a mom. I haven't felt well, and it is the first week everyone is home for summer. We are doing swim lessons for Easton everyday for 2 straight weeks so everyone has had to get up early. Then the big boys have had ball games or practice at night. Between the 3 of them one or more has been a pill each day of this week. Sometimes being a mom to these boys is more than I feel like I can handle. I am reading this book and it has really spoken to me that I am not alone in this journey, God is walking with me and he won't give me more than I can handle. This book has really blessed me this week even though it has been a hard week. I love my boys so much and tonight after a long night at the hot sweaty ball field I can look at these pictures and think about some things this book has taught me and say it's all worth it!

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Braxton reading Easton a bedtime story!

Peyton crashed out in my bed. He said "mom I'm so tired I can't stay awake any more". Notice all the cuts and bruises? This child has crashed and burned everyday this week. I don't know how he manages to play sports so well. I tell him his middle name is Grace!

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Petit Jean State Park and more

We left at 7:30am Monday morning and headed to Petit Jean to hike to the waterfall. Memaw and Papa Cleve went with us and we had a great day!

The boys got their first walking sticks and Memaw bought them medallions from the parks.

We stopped at Mt. Nebo to check out where Aunt G and Vern will get married next year! Me and James posed for them!

We had to get our pictures by all the state park signs!

We stopped at Lake Ft. Smith

Lake Dardanelle

Finally Petit Jean

Here's Memaw and Papa with the boys getting ready to start the hike.

Everyone made the hike great!

The big bridge!

Yea we made it!

It was beautiful!

Easton had to get his feet wet!

The boys had to stand under it!

Then it started to rain, and I mean a down pour!

We had a great day!

Easton's 3rd Birthday Party

Easton had a sports party at the ROC. The kids just ran and played and I didn't have much to clean up! Happy Birthday big boy!

Here is a super soaker thank you Aunt G!

The only girls at the party!

Easton and his friends pretty much played soccer the whole time!

Played with balloons a little too.

Ate cake!

Easton with Maw & Papa Carter.

Big boys played football

Easton with Jaxson, Dace & Pooper (Cooper)

Easton with Momma & Daddy!

Awards & Fun Days

We had a very busy week! We had 2 awards ceremonies, 5 baseball games, 2 fun days, Easton birthday and his party.

Peyton worked VERY hard to earn 75 AR points to get this trophy! So proud of you Peyton!

Holding up his award for me to see from the crowd!

Braxton received Principles Roll and Citizenship awards! So proud of all your hard work Braxton!

Here is Braxton receiving his awards

After the awards we had lunch with great friends!

I didn't get to take to many pictures of fun days, but Peyton and his friends played kickball all day!

Braxton and his buddies danced, bounced, ate ice cream and ran wild!

Goodbye 3rd and 1st grade!