We are experiencing some cooler temperatures here in Birmingham. Part of me wants to say finally, but I'm afraid that is only because I am tired of my clothes and I want to wear slacks and not feel hot as I get in and out of the car running here, there, and yonder.
The cooler weather makes me want to enjoy time outside with my children. Last weekend Frank made a trip to Dallas to surprise his aunt for her 60th birthday. That left me here with the kiddos, and I wanted to do something fun and out of the ordinary.
For awhile now, I have been wanting to go to Moss Rock Preserve so that was the outing that I planned. I was met with complete resistance! They whined, and cried, and complained as I made our picnic. The grumbled and bickered the entire drive. No one wanted to go!
But I did and their behavior was not going to get me to change my mind. It only fueled my fire that this was going to happen.
And it did...
Betsy was ecstatic. She literally squealed when I took out the baby backpack and started to put her in it.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Posted by Caroline at 10:09 AM
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
If Stephen has found his first love in baseball, then his second is all things football. He loves to watch football. He loves to play football. He loves to talk football. He declared early in the season that he was cheering for Auburn, and he has not wavered. Honestly, I thought his devotion would wane as the Tide began winning. However, he stood strong. Despite heading to T-town for a game under the lights, he continues to root for the team on the plains. I admire that dedication! It helps when you have a daddy and good friends who are also cheering for your team. After Auburn's game against Texas A&M, I think we were all screaming War Eagle!
Posted by Caroline at 5:08 AM
Friday, October 18, 2013
Yes, we are missing in action! Our life is full of action. Fall is busy. Winter is busy. Spring is busy. Summer is busy. Yet, I don't love to think of being busy. Busy is okay, and it is our life. But I don't won't to be busy for the sake of being busy. I want our busy to be worthwhile and meaningful. The fact is, we are a family of six and that means we are busy - always.
We are in a good place. I feel like we are truly busy, but it is busy in a good way. Busy that is fulfilling. Not busy just to fill the time. It is funny how when I am busy in a good way, more gets accomplished. I'm learning to use little pockets of time to get things done, and I'm learning that I don't have to be five minutes early to be on time. One drawback to this busy life is that there is little time to sit at my computer and document what is keeping us so busy. So what have we been doing...
|Spectators at the MidAm.|
We've been playing fall ball -
While Stephen is actually the only one playing baseball it definitely involves the entire family. Playing baseball in the fall is supposed to be a little less involved than in the spring. And that is true. It is a relatively short season and we only have practice once a week with games typically on Sunday. I have to cushion our time at the ball park by at least 10 minutes because Betsy wants to walk up and down each and every step.
We've been busy spending time together -
|My scientists are making something.|
|Playing in the front yard|
|Ready to hike|
We've been busy going on adventures -
The boys went camping!
And the girls went to Mobile to meet Baby Harriet!
We've been busy with school, watching football, cooking, cleaning, volunteering, and playing with friends -
|Pink for Breast Cancer and Blue/White for Cougar Spirit|
|Give drugs the boot!|
We've been busy waiting for it to feel like fall.
Posted by Caroline at 5:49 AM