Our Journey to Molly


Monday, July 30, 2012

Catchin up....again!

Is Summer really almost over?!  This summer has flown by faster than any other summer, I think.  We still have a month left, but I know that will go by even faster!  By this point, I'm usually ready for school to start, but this summer I've really enjoyed our downtime doing nothing.  I think we all needed this break to reset.
  I've been feeling guilty lately about the lack of individual time I spend with each kid, so I've decided to make it a point to have special "date days" with each of them.  It's been great.  I didn't realize how much I'm missing out on...more so with the older ones, and how much more open they are telling me things when it's just us.  This is definitely something I'm going to try and keep up when school starts.  I don't want to lose touch with what's going on in their lives, especially as they get older and less willing to talk! Ben picked his favorite restaurant...subway.(lol)  and then we went to the movies to see Ice age. Reed chose build a bear and the mall(imagine that) and eating at california pizza kitchen.  Gage and I are going to get yogurt and whatever else he picks this week and Molly and I...well we spend lots of alone time together already! :)
Nice shaved heads, right...yep....leave it to daddy to shave all of their heads when I was gone to the grocery store.  Sent me a pic by text!!  My little Gagey has had his mohawk since day 1 and in a second it's GONE!!  Oh well, guess I need to put it perspecitve..it WILL grow,,sigh.. At least Molly was with me!
Molly was invited to her BFF, Anna's 3rd bday party at build a bear and she loved it!   Gage went too and they had so much fun!  So glad these girls have each other.  I have a feeling they'll be great friends forever.

Bestest friends!  Love that bear hug...haha :)
As we were leaving, they noticed this faceless woman and were enthralled!  Gage was checking to see if she was real and said "mommy, where's her face?!" I think he was a little freaked out..lol

MAMA!....Did you see THIS???

Just a day in the life...

Diva with a capital D!
Gage told us his food stinks, so Jon told him to hold his nose...and he did...the WHOLE meal! Little Stinker!!
Ben went to church camp for a week this summer with his BFF Jake.  It was his first time going to camp for that long.  He said he got a little homesick the first night, which surprised me because he's the kid that has always been able to go anywhere and never seems to mind being away.  Glad to know that he does miss us every now and then:)  

Molly's friend, Juliet, feeding her ice cream.  Sweet girls :)
 Can't believe Molly will be TWO soon!!   We're going to have a "Molly's Ice Cream Parlor" party!  I can't wait!!  And she doesn't know it yet, but she can't either! LOL!  Guess I better get my camera fixed before then :)


Paige said...

Love the pics!! We call Janie a dive ALL the time:)

Paige said...

Of course auto correct! Diva not dive:)

Leggio said...

Okay Jennifer,
Where are her outfits from. Too Too cute!!!! Oh........have you gotten Molly's ears pierced yet????? We are debating taking Mia. She loves jewlery. LOL did yall go to College Station already????