A trip to Mimi's House

July 29, 2017

On Thursday the kids and I got to sneak away for a bit and go see our sweet friends! Michelle (or Mimi as Archer so lovingly calls her) and her kiddos are pretty much family and it has been an adjustment for everyone now that they have moved.  

When we lived in the same town at least once a week......or 2 or 3 times 😊 we would go to each others house first thing in the morning yoga pants and all and have coffee while the kids played, some days we would stay for lunch or if we weren't at our house my babies had no problem napping at Mimi's house and we would stay all day. It was just nice and easy.  

If you don't have a friend who you can show up unannounced with 5 children and its no problem, and keeps your favorite wine on hand  and has diapers for your children (when hers are well out of diapers)  or a friend who whenever you make a batch of cinnamon rolls you know to make two because her son loves them. You need to find one! ;) They are game changers!
Also since Michelle decided she needed to move away from me I am now taking applications for friends who will let me come over unannounced with 5 children and drink your coffee. ;) 

We were all needing day like old times and that is exactly what we got! Kiddos played, coffee was drank, game plan for each others lives were created, jewelry was discussed, curly hair products were tried out,  it was a great day! 

Archer without a doubt has his Mimi wrapped around his finger but she doesn't mind one bit and was at the ready with oranges and cookies all day. All he had to say was "Mimi please...." and she pretty much jumped off the couch to get it for him. But I don't blame her that dimple and toothless smile is pretty hard to resist. 

And because she is my best friend I put a horrible picture of myself up on the internet because she looked great in it! 😅

Weekend Recap

July 26, 2017

I was really trying to get this post up at the beginning of the week....but life, and five kids, and two dogs, and a rabbit.....okay now I'm just making excuse, but we really do have a rabbit and I was really trying to have this up at the beginning of the week. Wednesday is still the beginning right! 😊

Saturday the kids requested pancakes and while I was cooking they were playing outside. Then Uncle Andy came over and the real fun began! Running inside for a pancake or two and then back outside for a trip down the water slide was exactly the easy summer morning we needed. 

Even Miss Goldie got to come check out all the fun. 

She got in on the action for a bit, 

but she was more content to just sit and watch. Goldie and Uncle Andy are kind of special buds so whenever she gets a chance to have him all to her self she usually takes it. 

Then the kids were introduced to baby soap on the slide and I'm pretty sure you could hear their giggles all the way across town!
Our Saturday was already pretty good but then we had some special visitors show up! 

Uncle Nic, Aunt Heather and the boys came to town! Colt was super excited to get to love on baby Eli! His sweet little baby giggles were precious and we all made sure to act like fools to see who could get him to laugh. 

It was a big day for Brogan, he got his first official Hemphill Boy Summer Haircut. Uncle Nathan has a little bit of practice when it comes to summer haircuts so he did the honors. 

This picture makes me laugh, all three original Hemphill boys trying to keep him entertained to get his haircut. Brogan was a pro and didn't need any of their help though! He was a pro... and he had Aunt Laura quick on the draw dishing out skittles. 😊

I wish I would of gotten a before picture but his after looks pretty handsome!!

After haircuts and dinner it was time for a night swim. 

Colt was gone to a rodeo with some friends but all the other Hemphill babies were there. Such a fun weekend with everyone! Uncle Nic and Aunt Heather you need to stay longer next time and Uncle Andy the kids are already planning how to make their backyard water slides bigger and better! 

camera dump

July 22, 2017

Happy Saturday friends! My kiddos are all still sleeping from a late night out at the county fair so I thought it was a perfect time for some coffee and catching up on the blog! Earlier this week I went to use the big camera to take pictures for Miss Goldie's birthday and my memory card was to this is a whole bunch of random from the past couple months! So grab some coffee, you might be here awhile!

Absolute love slow mornings, and the fact these guys choose to sit right next to each other even when there are plenty of extra seats. 

We finished up baseball a couple weeks back. It was a busy season we had three playing on three different teams so most nights I was running from field to field trying to watch everyone. 

This was Colt's first year of player pitch. It is a pretty big jump up from pitching machine but he did great! 

Dakota had a great year of tball! He swung for a home run every time at bat and thoroughly enjoyed the snacks after each game! 

Getting a game plan for where he was running next! 
Jacey girl played coach pitch this year  but sadly I didn't get any pictures of her on my big camera, but I can assure you she looked adorable and played just like her Bunny! (Bunny is what the kids call my mom, and my mom was kinda a softball all star!) 

Moving on now to the Miss Kansas Parade. I absolutely love a good parade, fair, carnival, and I'm happy to report I have passed that love onto my kids!

Jacey walked with her dance group and did one handed cartwheels and roundoffs the whole time. The entire 7 blocks. She got lots of cheers and waves from our friends throughout the parade route and she absolutely loved it! 

And her hands were black by the time she got done! :)

Waving at the princesses.

Eating some snacks. 

Colton walked with the boy scouts and looked very handsome, Dakota also did boy scouts this year and could of walked but he decided to hang out with us and grab all the good candy.  

My loves. 

Some sweet friends watching with us! It's kinda turning into a tradition, see next year George kiddos! 

Archer was so excited to finally see the firetrucks! 

Fast forward now to playing in the water at Nana's house. 

Playing with cousin B.

Cousin B quickly figured out the hose and got Jacey, which as you can see cracked Colton up!

She has since lost her front tooth and looks so different now!

Moving on to Archer's birthday. Miss Goldie eating a pickle with Bunny. 

Colt didn't believe I could still pick him up so I had to prove that I could which made Gold jealous so she had to get in on the action too. 

My book end babies. 

All the cousins (expect G) on the trampoline. 

The birthday boy and Papa.

This sweet boy is absolutely obsessed with paw patrol so that is exactly what he got for his birthday!  

Chase and Marshall or Bo and Archer. :)

Big 3 year old! 

I'm pretty sure Archie had a great day that day! 

And finally Miss Goldie turned one. ONE. So hard to believe that we are already here. No more babies.....but that's a whole different sad blog post. :)

My view while I did dishes that morning. 

She completely enjoyed taking it easy on her birthday morning. 

Party time! 

Jacey and Aunt April.

Learning some new tricks with Uncle Andy. 

Our sweet baby girl. 

The last birthday picture before my camera got to full. But if you love a baby covered in birthday cake shoot over to my Instagram and there are a bunch more birthday pictures there! 

Okay that was the quick version of our past couple months! It's 8am and my kids are all still sleeping! This never happens so I'm going to grab one more cup of coffee while the house is quiet. :) Thanks for reading!!