29 MayMiMi Fun Day

The dad’s and momma’s had to work Wednesday so the grand-girls all had a fun day with Mimi. It all started Tuesday evening when Mimi came to get them and they all decided they preferred a dinner with Mimi and the grands instead of everyone so it was date nights for the dads and moms and a quad date for Mimi. The girls elected to grab a quick dinner on the way back to Mimi’s so they could swim that evening then they had movie night before bed time. Wednesday morning started with a breakfast buffet on the back porch before they started planning how they wanted to decorate the “She-Shed”. Mimi took them to the dollar store and Walmart for supplies and they took off decorating. It was not a workday all day decorating though as they also got to  swam, go to Moe’s for lunch, get some R&R watching a redbox, and played throughout the day too. Everyone was in high spirits when Lisa arrived to pick them up and no one was ready to leave so we hung around a little longer for the girls to show Lisa their club house, play a little more, and have dinner. Thankful Mimi is always willing to help us out by watching the girls, Mimi also sends us pictures, and that the girls have a blast with Mimi. 

What a spread for breakfast with a gorgeous view

Morning snuggles are so sweet

Girls pick for lunch while they were out shopping for supplies

The She-Shed is decorated 
    

28 MayTerrific Tuesday for Friends and a Pool

Tuesday, our girls had asked for a playdate with a couple friends. We ended up deciding to go to the pool again with the heat. They all seemed to have a blast! Even mommy got in and swam laps and played, although there are no pictures of mommy in the pool since no-one was there to get those pictures. Love watching our girls with sweet friends and see them enjoy time together. I hope our whole summer is a sweet as today and the start of it has been because it has been a blast so far.     

Lunch before we jumped in the pool 

Cooling off in one of the most fun ways
 
Pizza and Watermelon

From cool fun at the pool to playing with Buddy at home we all had a good day

27 MayMemorial Day Weekend (2019)

Temperatures were record breaking during Memorial Day weekend so we were thankful Mimi always welcome us and we got to spend part of each day of the long, hot weekend at Mimi’s pool. Grandpa and Deedee got to join us too since they came to visit us. They got to see our new porch and meet Buddy Saturday morning then they went with Lisa and the girls at the pool that afternoon to cool off and grill out while Chris stayed home to do homework. 




The girls took a little break from the pool to play cards 

We also ceased the time for a delayed Mother’s Day celebration with Deedee. I think she enjoyed the spa treatment more than Grandpa’s treatment

Sunday morning, we went to see the new Aladdin movie then the boys took Leia home while Deedee, Lisa, and Ivy went to JoAnn’s to get more foam for the patio cushions. Deedee started cutting them while Lisa and the girls got lunch then we helped stuff them. So thankful for a talented Deedee that made new seat covers since our old ones were stained.  That afternoon we went back to Mimi’s. We had invited our neighbors, the Talley’s to join us for a little fellowship and fun. We had a great time together and the pool was the perfect temperature. 

The girls had fun pushing daddy in the pool as they waited for Alex Ann to arrive

It was a fun evening with family and friends

 

Monday was Memorial Day and it was a hot one. We talked to the girls briefly about why we celebrate Memorial Day, gold star families, and the sacrifice they made for freedoms we enjoy. Praying comfort over the gold star families we know and those we haven’t met yet and thanking them and the servicemen/women that have given the ultimate sacrifice. We were blessed to spend the day with family, playing in the pool and enjoying good barbecue together. Grandpa and Deedee drove back to Newnan that afternoon and Chris went shopping (role reversal) while Lisa and the girls chilled out at home. However, when Chris got home the girls had planned a spa treatment for him; Chris maybe missing Grandpa as he was receiving his treatment. However, the giggles and laughs we heard were priceless so mommy says he needs another treatment soon. 



The girls gave daddy a spa treatment; the laughs were music to our ears

 

Tuesday

23 MayLast Week of School

It has been a great year for both Leia and Ivy! They have both grown so much and loved their teachers and had such sweet classmates. The last week is a week of school was no work and all fun. They enjoyed the “May Day Under construction”, class parties, early checkouts and skip day. 

The girls both had a great time at “May Day Play Day Under Construction”. Mommy normally goes but had things she couldn’t get out of this year so missed the fun. Thankful to see a picture of Ivy’s class having fun. 
 

Leia’s class enjoyed watching eggs hatch and playing with sweet little chicks

Leia went home with Grayson to swim so mommy let Ivy pick a friend for  

Love these two girls so much!!

Pretty rainbow to remind us of God’s promises to us

Mommy got to go to Leia’s end of the year party 
 
So thankful to get to watch this beauty grow up

What a sweet group of friends and classmates




 
This silly girl wouldn’t let me get a pic of her under the sign on one of of several spares for the day

3rd Grade Class of 2019
 

Ivy’s class had a sundae party then the girls were checked out to go shopping  then skipped the last day

Ivy loves Buddy and had to see him before we went shopping. 

Fun day swimming on the last day of school

 
Then when we got home water balloon fun with neighbors and dinner to welcome in summer 
 

 

18 MayFun Day at the Lake

Our neighbors, the Sipes got a family lake place and invited us the Falkners up for a day of fun. We were expecting the water to be a little chilly but it was perfect. It was great riding in the tube and the boat then jumping off the upper dock into the warm water below. We had a great time! Look forward to other neighbor gatherings at the Sipes lake house in the future.    

    

17 MayOur New Family Member, Buddy

The girls have been asking for a pet for little while and both fell in love with a gecko a few weeks ago. After weeks of asking we finally went to get him but they had sold the one the girls wanted so they were heart broken. After a little talk we started looking at bearded dragons and the girls fell in love with this little guy. Welcome to the family, Buddy

 

12 MayMothers Day 2019

Mother’s Day is a sweet day set aside to thank sweet moms that work hard all year round and tell them how special they are to us. Thankful to spend the day with our little family and Mimi. Deedee was in Spain so we did not get to see her on Mother’s Day but plan to celebrate when she returns. Lisa “went to sleep early” so she could wake up and be surprised on Mother’s Day morning sine the girls were up late decorating. Mommy loved her decorations then got to snuggle on the couch. Chris fixed breakfast then we sat on the porch sipping coffee and talking while the girls played in the tree swing before heading to Mimi’s so spend sweet time with her. This was the first year that both Lisa and Stacy was not with Mimi on Mother’s Day. Stacy and Mark had taken a long weekend trip to Exuma with a few friends so Chris was on grill duty by himself to spoil Lisa and Mimi. The pool had been opened that week so the girls enjoyed swimming in the pool despite it being 72 degree water. We all enjoyed a yummy lunch together before the girls enjoyed a little more swim time and we got to visit with Mimi. We headed home so Mimi could take Sara and Katie to the mall then enjoyed the rest of the evening at home enjoying sweet time together. Ivy joined mommy on our evening walk around the neighborhood then the girls played while Lisa planted her flower Mimi gave her. Blessed to have our girls and get to be a momma! 

Waking up to sweet decorations

Ivy was so excited for me to open her gift she made and Chris used his 3D printer to make me a special mom heart for my desk at work

My kind of morning! Loved my morning snuggles! Then got to sit on the porch with Chris sipping coffee and watching the girls play in the swing and rain …. this is the perfect morning


Happy Mother’s Day to Mimi! So thankful to get to spend part of our day with my sweet momma

First time in the pool this year. Katie said no thank you to the freezing water 
 
Katie was the only little monkey that came outside to eat with us

It was a yummy lunch! 

Lisa planted her plant Mimi gave her while the girls played that afternoon before our evening walk before we played salon and got to park in the garage again for the first time since we started the driveway repair 
     
So thankful to be these two’s momma! Thank you God for trusting me with them

We missed aunt Stacy on mother’s day but thankful they had a fun trip and we got to get together Tuesday evening to enjoy dinner, hear about it, and enjoy sweet fellowship

11 MayFun Saturday with Neighbors

The Talley parent’s went on a weekend trip and their granny was staying with them but she needed to go to a funeral so Alex and Max came and spent the day with us. The girls had fun waiting for them to arrive swinging in their new swing we hung up this week. The swing was a big hit and entertained them most of the day. After lunch Leia went to a friends house while Lisa went to get face painting supplies for Ivy and Alex to play while Max napped. After they finished up decorating each other with paint we let them put their creative sides to creating mother day crafts for grandmas and mommas. Think all the littles enjoyed their day together, just chilling out and having fun.  

Girls are loving the new swing!

They all took turns in the swing when Max and Alex arrived throughout the day
 
Max wanted to play soccer; we told him soccer was played with his feet but Alex was great  at defending the goal 

More fun in the swing …. wonder how long it will take for the new to wear off

Sweet Max did awesome taking his 3 hour nap …. did our girls ever take 3 hour naps?!?
   
These goofies started off facepainting each other then decided to try to see who could make the other look silly

Craft time

09 MayLeia’s Mental Health Day

Time about fair play … since Ivy had a mental health day last week, Leia wanted one too.  The day looked similar to little sisters day except Leia never got dropped of at school. After we dropped off Ivy, Leia went back home to chill in her PJs and watch TV. After a little bit mommy did a few things she needed to do around the house while Leia chilled on the couch and played then we ran to the store to kill time before Chuck-e-Cheese opened. Leia won close to 2,000 tickets but saved three-quarters of them. After we finished playing the games we went to lunch to Moes before hitting the pet store and back home for more chill out time watching TV. Thankful for a one-on-one day with Leia and that she got to have her day just the way she wanted it. 

Selfies in the car since we were a few minutes early despite trying to kill time in the store

Fun at Chuck-e-Cheese


Silly girl said she was taking a pic of me but took a selfie instead of a pic of mommy

Fun at the pet store

Leia learned to feed the gecko too

The kitty tried escaping today when Leia tried petting her 
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07 MayCelebrating Clarie’s 1st Year Got-You Anniversary

Our sweet neighbors adopted their sweet daughter, Claire from China one year ago. Today they celebrated with a impromptu got-you party with a few neighbors and friends. Our girls love playing with Claire and her brother Elliot. It is fun to watch them all together. Thankful for their friendship and to have a sweet little Claire across the street.