Could it be? Another birthday celebration? Gunner Michael Orange is 4! Say what??? How in the world? You would think by the third child things would go a little smoother and Mama would be use to the song and dance? Oh I love the song... and I love to dance... but if that means another year has gone by... let's stick to S-L-O-W dancing from now on, shall we? Well... this little guy is full of life... yet so different from our other son. He had about three different decisions he had made for birthday cakes... first a spiderman cookie cake for preschool celebration (which we missed because he was sick) then, he said a lego cake.. .then, 2 days before his birthday when I am tucking him into bed, he tells me he wants huntin stuff... a huntin cake, some deer and dove and a gun. :) Bless his heart!! So..... we managed to have a "huntin celebration at home" and some "lego action" for his little party. He's worth every bit of it! Love seeing that sweet smile when he likes something. I loved "celebrating" HIM... because if you have one or are one... the 3rd child just kind of can get lost somewhere in there sometimes. So...A Happy Birthday it was! :)
Fall? Huntin? Sports? Halloween? School duties? Lunch with a friend? Thank you notes, cards to send? More Serving others? Get to know the new neighbors? Get more sleep? Rekindle an old friendship? Healthier Meals to plan? Play with the kids? Give the Hubby some "quality time"? More praying? More Bible? More Being STILL?
Wow, that last part sounded down right perfect? How do you ever "Be Still" and "get anything done"???? Sometimes I get soooo distracted with the neverending list that sits before me and seems to have things "adding on" constantly! How do you ever knock something out? Even when I "die to self" sometimes I get a few clothes folded and a dishwasher unloaded.....but I did take care of the kiddos needs???? BUT sometimes I just feel like I need to be doing MORE! I sometimes dislike my "Seize the Day" goggles... because I want to reach out and touch everyone and everything and I JUST CAN'T!!! But...HOW DO I CHOOSE???? There are soooo many wonderful things to be a part of, serve, people that need prayers, love, kindness, a friend. I want to "dip into them all"! I LOVE my family... my home, my circle of friends, my life.... but I have WINGS and sometimes I have to FLY and sprinkle some love to others or do my part with being a parent and school responsibilites... ETC.!!!!
I get so overwhelmed with all that I want to "be a part of" or "do" that... I just feel like I FAIL at all of it... and then... guess what????.....somebody gets sick.... and guess what? I AM MAMA! How do you do "any of the above" when you have a baby saying, "Hold You" all day? Other children needin a booty wiped, a snack, a listening ear, a bandaid, a cheer, a smile, a MAMA that doesn't have SO MANY OTHER THINGS TO DO!!!! All I can say is .... Dear Lord, I love the way you love me! He Knows my heart, knows my mind... I Want Him to direct my Path! He is... and I just sometimes have to "BE STILL" so I can "SEE" through HIS goggles. :)
Project for school.... Haven't done one in a while for a first time preschooler.... this one had a STING!
My baby LOVES "bwownies" so we made him a "Bwownie Huntin Cake"
Me and the birthday boy
He's ready for some action!
Or... I guess... modeling camo?
Nope.... He's ready to shoot somethin! LOL
Adorable Legos! :)
Some early bouncehouse time before the guests arrive :)
Time for some goodies
We always CELEBRATE at home whether they have a party or not...
Chomp! Chomp! Look who's 4!!!
Can you find the Orange kids?
Lego, Lego Style!
I love his face!
Big brother... little sister reading time
this is who I tote with me to the gym now.... I love time with just she and I!
We always have so much to carry in!
Emmie's little school paper... I loved how she added her cousin BLANE and her NONNA to "her family".... so sweet!
when you need some sugar... and you are out of sugar... make Trix-Treats! :) (Instead of rice krispie treats! They will not disappoint!)
She is wearing my friend's shoes... with a croissant from their bakery and a jar of milk! She should advertise! :)
Playing dress up!
Singing at his 3rd grade program
Soccer... yeah... not so much....
Time for Fall Ya'll!
Fall is sooo funny!
But..it's cuter with scarecrows... :)
Until next time..... I'm excited about Fall... and that List of mine.... yeah, yeah.... Love Ya'll!!!