This week has been filled with the sickies. Boo. Thankfully it hasn't been too bad and we've managed to get through the week without a trip to the doctor or being completely miserable. We've just all had a touch of a cold which isn't very fun. Garrison has had the worst of it but he *appears* to be on the mend now! We're definitely thankful to welcome Friday and the weekend!
Here are my favorite happenings from our week of the sickies...
*First thing Tuesday morning after Garrison left for school and while Layton and Baby A were still finishing up breakfast, Austin and I completed another handwriting page. We're slowly but surely making our way through the alphabet and Austin's handwriting and fine motor skills are getting a little better each week!
*This isn't the best picture, but it's the only one I could get of Layton eating his first of several bites of a BBQ sandwich! This is a really big deal!! He also ate a chicken quesadilla (a little light on the chicken but still), AND chicken and green beans hidden in crescent rolls this week. Haha. I'm celebrating these little victories!
*I usually make Austin take a nap or have "rest time" in his room on Tuesdays and Thursdays because he doesn't have school those days and we need the break, but on Tuesday he talked me into letting him watch a replay of the Panthers and Seahawks (this little man is OBSESSED with sports... football in particular right now) and due to not feeling his best he fell asleep on the couch. I'd gladly let him have rest time every afternoon in the living room if he always took a nap. =)
*The remote control motorcycles have been super popular this week! We've been stuck inside all week due to really cold weather and not feeling great so the boys have put their motorcycles to work. And the bonus is that they entertain Layton too! They've been played with all over the house every single day this week.
*We finally got our gas logs to work this week! Yaaaay!! They were installed in our house in November of 2004 and rarely if ever used so they were a little rusty and took a while to work. But my hubby didn't give up so we're able to enjoy them whenever we want! We still need to have them checked out and to add more of the fake rocks or whatever goes in the bottom of gas logs, but other than that we're excited and thankful to have them working!
*Garrison woke up with a temperature Wednesday morning and just felt terrible... so he stayed home from school while Austin had to go to school. They were so upset over not being together. Garrison wanted Austin to stay home with him and Austin wanted to skip school to be with Garrison. I love how much they love each other. They were thrilled to be reunited around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon. =)
*Garrison even made Austin a card while he was at school and gave it to him as soon as he got home. So sweet.
*Our littlest man has had a pretty yucky runny nose this week but it hasn't slowed him down one bit. Books and puzzles have been his favorite little hobbies. That, and being held, rocked, read to, or loved on by mama. =)
*Austin cheered everybody up with his silliness this week.
And inspired his brothers to join the fun. Haha.
*A little playtime with daddy before settling down for the night! My boys have the best daddy. Love all 4 of my guys so much.
*Every morning when I go in to wake up the boys for school I turn on their lamp first and then turn off their fan and night light before turning my attention to them to tell them good morning and that it's time to wake up. Yesterday morning this is what I saw when I went to tell Austin good morning. He's under the huge stuffed dog. Hahaha. My aunt and uncle gave him this for Christmas and apparently he used it for extra cover or something? I'm really not sure. Haha!
*Austin and I also snuck in time for our alphabet train on yesterday. We're working hard on letter sounds and he's almost there! I even heard Garrison quizzing him on them over the monitor last night. =)
*Favorite not-pictured moments: All the times my 3 boys have spent playing together. Sometimes I get nervous about Layton not being as close to Garrison and Austin as they are to each other. My big boys have a super strong bond and friendship and I want Layton to experience that with them too. This week I think God has opened my eyes to the love and friendship they all have. Garrison was home for a day with Layton while Austin was at school. We skipped choir due to not feeling good so the big boys had extra time with Layton. And I was able to witness the way they love each other and play together and all have a special relationship with each other. Layton is still the baby at our house and too little to participate in certain things, but as he grows and gets bigger, I know the friendship and bond is just going to continue to soar and I'm so thankful already.
*We booked our summer vacation to the beach! Yay!!
*We booked our summer vacation to the beach! Yay!!
*Favorite quote this week: Earlier this week I was standing at the counter making lunch or supper when Austin came into the kitchen and did something he wasn't supposed to. I can't remember what it was but it was quiet and sneaky and without ever turning my head I told him not to do it. I can't remember what it was but I do remember naming it. He immediately said How do y'all both see without looking?? It took me a second to understand what he meant and I had to ask who he was talking about but he was wondering how me and Terrell both are able to see them doing something without looking at them. Hahahaha. #it'sjustsomethingmamaanddaddyknowshowtodo =)
*Favorite read of the week: Step Back & Look at the Great Kids in Front of You. This is really, really good. A great reminder for mamas, especially after a hard day or a tough afternoon or a battle of some sorts with your kiddos.
This weekend is going to be pretty laid back. I have a fun painting event at church tonight and tomorrow is pretty much wide open. Other than needing a few more party items and finishing up Garrison's first school project, our calendar is totally free. We are so thankful for the weekend and the opportunity for extra rest and time together. We're also hoping to all get back to 100% fast! Happy Friday!!