Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Long overdue iPhone photo dump!!

here we go...
We went to Gatlinburg a few weekends ago {Thanks to Kasey & Josh for the invite}.  The kids had a blast. We were only there for about 48 hours so we only had time to sleep, eat, and visit Ripley's Aquarium...but a great time nonetheless!  For the record, there were 8 adults & 6 kids...and we survived!

The kids on Valentine's Day {before school}...I love the way Carter is looking at Chloe // the kids V-Day treats {Chloe's says "of all the PEEPS in the world, I'm so glad you are one of MINE"} // Chloe at her V-Day Party at school {glad I was able to attend & help} // last photo...Chloe practicing her Banana Split Math

I tried dry shampoo & I kind of liked it {above is 2nd day curly hair} // texts from my Dad when he had Carter on President's Day {he was glad he survived} // Chloe & I cooking after school one day // Chloe practicing piano {Mary Had a Little Lamb}

A quote a friend posted that was much needed on this particular day // Chloe being teacher to Blake & I {we had to pick out what was wrong with each sentence} // My newest DIY projects...The "C" is for the kids bathroom & the "J" is in our bathroom // Chloe got a new Build-A-Bear named Tommy; he's a German Shepard

Carter playing with my hot pink sunglasses {sweet boy} // The kids LOVE the movie The Sandlot so Blake wanted to get them each a baseball bat so they could play.  We headed to Don & Sandy's house to try to get some outside time in...it was a bit cold, but the kids didn't care.  Thanks to Jenks {Don} for being our pitcher!

It's Read Across America Week, so in honor of that, I made Cat in the Hat Cupcakes.  I read that book to Chloe's class yesterday // Carter was being a helper...eating the gummy life savers :) // I told Chloe that Blake's birthday is coming up, she wanted to make him a 'goodie'...this is what she wrote "I love you so much. And the rest of the family loves yo too. From Chloe" PRECIOUS!! // My best friend, Brittnye, just ran in the Princess 1/2 Marathon in Disney World...I made a pink and white tutu for her and her buddy, Nicole!

and...the photo dump is over!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This & That

First up, this little gem. Chloe painted this at aftercare.  It says: 
I love you Int (Aunt) Lezy (Lizzie)
From Chloe
She is so excited to see Aunt Lizzie in just a few weeks!  I'm pretty pumped too!

Carter is beginning to potty train...so I decided to try out some big boy undies this weekend!
Well, I was able to snap this sweet picture of my boy, but  not 5 minutes later, he said "Momma, I spilled in my diaper"...AKA, he peed on the floor!  Good times!

Chloe has been taking an Acro class on Friday nights for a few weeks now.  She loves it.  I can really tell this might just be her "thing".  It helps that Ms. Becky is an amazing teacher that puts her heart & soul into it. Here are 2 new things she learned last Friday.  The first one is called an Angel Kiss, and I'm not sure what the second one is called...I now she was excited to be doing partner work though! 

I snapped a picture of Chloe's hands on the Rewind wall.  She is official! 

I tried out a few new braids on our hair too!  Chloe's looked pretty cute...mine, well, its a work in progress.  I'm thankful that Amanda taught me how to french braid.  It has been such a saving grace for Chloe's hair! 

I have said before, Carter is obsessed with the "Jesus Box" AKA Bible Story DVD that Cindy gave us for Christmas.  We take it everywhere with us.  He just has to have the box with him to have comfort I guess.  Well, I caught him watching so intently the other day in the car.  He was so focused...he doesn't even realize that the headphones swallow his head...he could care less! 

I did a quickie manicure the other day.  I absolutely love this color mainly because it goes on super easy.  It's a one-coat wonder!  Essie "Case Study" 

Finally, I was headed to lunch on Monday around 2pm and Cindy texted me...she said that Carter had been sick twice and she didn't think it was going to get better any time soon.  I picked him up and on the way home, he got sick 3 more times in my car {I wasn't a happy camper, but there was nothing he could do}.  He kept saying things like "Momma, it's on my shoe" "Momma, it's on my hand"
It was so sweet and so sad at the same time.
Needless to say, we stayed in the bed all day.  Thankful for Sandy {Grandy} picking up Chloe from school because I'm not sure Carter would have been able to handle another car ride! 
He is officially better as of today...hoping that it stays that way!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Photo-A-Day: January 16th-....

 Well, sadly, this month I didn't finish out the Photo-A-Day Challenge...but I did do most of it...
I think I might take a break next month!  Who knows?
You can follow me on Instagram daily @franjenkins

1.16 two things
these are definitely my FAVORITE two things...I love Carter's expression!! 

1.17 relax 
I think he looks pretty relaxed.  Wouldn't you say? 

1.18 shadow 
of my new iPhone 5. I'm definitely loving it!!

1.19 delicious
left over sushi for lunch this day! YUM!

1.20 something I saw
Carter telling me 'B' is for BOY!

1.21 what I do 
this is about it...my view from day-to-day.

1.22 corner
of my new iPhone 5 Otter Box!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

1.24 stripes 
I have a slight obsession.

1.26 together 
the girls together at Chloe's Bitty Baby Party!

1.27 sun
well, my version of sun... anyway!
and that is about it...I hate that I didn't finish out the month strong, but...oh well!  
Happy I snapped the photos I did.

Here are a few other photos of the kids lately.
Chloe requested that I do her hair like this...such a fashionista!  She looked like a flower child! 

Carter and I were watching Super Why together the other day {his absolute favorite show besides the Jesus movie, which he calls 'the Jesus Box}, and I snapped a few photos of us.  He has just stolen my heart...there just aren't any other words.  I adore him and his spirit.  Even when he is making me incredibly mad, I can't help but smile at his sly, sneaky grin!  Proud to be a Momma to this Boy!

Happy Friday, Friends!