Friday, July 31, 2020

Maddox Says & Does {25}

Matt told the boys I had to be in the bedroom away from them while awaiting test results.
Mason: We can have iPad time! We can make a mess! we can do whatever we want!
Maddox: I don't know about that, Mason

I asked Maddox to rub my feet. He started and then said, "You have rough feet." πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

I was doing journal questions with each of the boys individually. Maddox happened to hear Mason answer a question that he'd already answered and he answered it the same way. He came running in. "I knew you'd say that. Give me some knucks!" πŸ˜‚

Maddox was supposed to be in the bathroom and he wasn't so I jokingly ran behind him and shooed him into the bathroom. He said, "I don't like when you follow me in here." I told him someone had to keep him in line. He said, "I keep myself in line." 🀣

Maddox told me he think he's getting some legos for his birthday. "A lego set! I'll build it before it's cake time!"

One night while giving kisses to Maddox, Matt's cheek brushed him and while rubbing, he said "Dad, your face is killing me."

Maddox just randomly said, "I want to marry a brown skinned lady because I want to have brown skinned kids when I grow up!" ❤️😭❤️😭

The first night we got out the new marshmallow guns, the boys were pumped. Maddox kept trying to do his and saying "Wait, I've gotta stop laughing!" πŸ˜‚

Mason just rode to the end of the road and Maddox was concerned. I told him that it was fine. He said "ohhh he's half teenager so that's why he can ride down there without us."

Our friends have a turtle in their house right now.
Mason: maybe it escaped.
Maddox: turtles can't open doors. πŸ˜‚

Maddox has started having rest time versus nap. He has to pick up toys when he's done. He told Matt "I can't clean up because I have a broken arm."

Maddox asked for Funyuns so I made those one of his birthday week treats. "I don't like them. I just keep asking you to buy them." At first I was annoyed then he said, "For you and Daddy and Mason." ❤️

On June 30th, we got Wendy's to-go for dinner because we were starting the month of July without eating out for the whole month. Maddox had eaten a good bit of his food and said he was full of his food. I then asked him: "What about the Frosty we are getting?" He said "Frosties aren't food!" πŸ˜‚
Amen, I can relate to that!  

Mason made a blueberry cobbler and Maddox cut some strawberries to go on the side. Without prompting, Mason said, "Thanks for cutting up the strawberries, Maddox."
A bit later Maddox said, "Mase, thanks. Your blueberry cobbler is good!!" 

When we picked some of our carrot from our garden, Maddox said "We will have to clean those!" and he said, "I cannot believe we grew those in our front yard!" 

"I am going to tell you something about this afternoon. 
This afternoon..." 
I'm always thankful for a heads up about what's coming. πŸ˜‚

While at Hatcher Garden one day, Maddox said, "Dad, do you know the so-called Sonic the Hedgehog?" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Maddox asked Matt to hold hands so he could give Matt his super powers. Matt said he'd give him his powers as well. Maddox asked what Matt's powers were. Matt said "power of Dad love." Maddox said, "I feel it in my heart!" 

"Let's do this thing!" 

Maddox asked Mason and I to get up from one of our couches by saying, "I mind you and Mason snuggling here." 
Well then. πŸ˜‘

Maddox asked me what my superpower is. I told him I didn't know. He said, "Just pick one. I'll give you options."

From the other room, I randomly heard "Not on my watch!"

During board game time, "I'll beat your booties."
Competitive much?

We have a couple of places that socks belong. Maddox saw a pair of mine in another place. He said, "Mom this isn't where your socks belong." πŸ˜‚ #Busted

"When we are teenagers, it will be the last time we are kids because after we are teenagers, we become grownups."

A friend shared a zebra cake roll with me and it was delicious so we got some to have at the house. We all shared one after dinner one night. Maddox said, "Now can I have a whole one?" πŸ˜‚

"One of my favorite colors is cheese dip."

At 8:20 a.m. one morning "I'm ready for lunch!"

On that same day, "Why do ladies not have penises?" 😳
Thankfully, I got away with an easy answer and didn't have to have a full science lesson.

One afternoon, Maddox tooted and said "Me!! It was me because I always toot!"

One morning we had a light breakfast before going for out family walk/bike ride/run and Maddox was giving out granola bars. When we were eating, I noticed Matt was the only one with a different kind and I said something about it. VERY jokingly Maddox said, "Do YOU want that kind, Lady?" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

While we were on the above mentioned outing, Maddox said, "When we get home, let's have a real breakfast!" πŸ˜‚

"These are called underpants because we wear them under our pants." #yep

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Morgan's Movements 2020 {Week 29}

Life lately has been a bit busier than in the last 4 months. Not a full schedule by any means but it seems a bit more is going on and maybe that's because school is in full swing for us. Not sure! 

My sweet boys. 

This little gap in Mason's mouth is so funny. This is his 5th tooth to lose but the first one that didn't have the permanent tooth coming in already. ❤️

Matching shirts from Aunt Brandy. 

Who said spelling can't be fun? πŸ˜‰

Fresh corn from the Farmer's Market was a great find. Matt picked up 6 ears of it and Mason and Maddox each ate two!! 



Always creating...

The coolest and funniest kids I know. 

Shortly after those outside pictures were taken, Maddox ended up with a rash and some pretty extensive swelling on the upper portion of his left leg. It was crazy and presented like a bite only we couldn't ever find a bite anywhere. We still aren't sure what caused it! The doctor told us to ice it ands if the swelling went down. It didn't and he ended up at the doctor and with some prescriptions. Within a few days, it was back to 100%. We have NO idea what happened!! 

All propped up and iced up!  


This was the next day and it had gone down some at this point. The initial pictures are in underwear so I won't share those! 

Let it be known. Maddox milked the injury. On the way home, he asked for a hot dog from QT like he got when he busted his chin a long time ago. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

These eggs are special. Why? They came from Grandmom and Granddad's chickens!! They were so good, too! 

Glendale Shoals was a perfect Friday morning spot! 

How he dressed for the Farmer's Market. 

How I dressed for work. πŸ˜‰

The guys got this as their Farmer's Market treat. Chocolate peanut butter banana croissant. They said it was fantastic!! 

He was hot but the wind was hurting his eyes so he put on his sunglasses. 🀣🀣

Our garden! It's doing fairly well! 


Excited for his school time! 

Just us. This was right after our family game night where we played a different game in each room of the house (except the bathroom)! 

They've been begging to match. Yes, they have a few shirts here and there that are alike but they wanted to intentionally match. Mason got this pizza shirt back in May and Target still has them so I snagged one for Maddox. They were so pumped on this day! 


Both boys are doing so well in school. We are 20+ days in now and our routine is pretty solid! 


Sometimes, they wear shirts! 

Mason Says & Does {44}

Matt told the boys I had to be in the bedroom away from them while awaiting test results.
Mason: We can have iPad time! We can make a mess! we can do whatever we want!
Maddox: I don't know about that, Mason

Mason called Ritz crackers: "Fritz crackers." ❤️

After reading the Mercy Watson books, Mason asked for a "piece of toast with a great deal of butter". ❤️

There were leaves in the dryer one day after I finished a load of laundry. I asked the boys about it. Mason said, "It was probably me!" πŸ˜‚

Mason walked outside and saw that it was sunny. "ahhhhh. The sunnnnn. I'm going to need sunscreen!"

Mason was playing "dirt bike teacher" outside one day. He walked over to Matt and sat down and huffed. "The bad news is I got fired from being a dirt bike teacher....but the good news is I'm now the best dirt bike rider in the world!!"

Matt told a story one day about a car running a light. Mason says "That's life" πŸ˜‚

Mason put his hat on with his sunglasses on top and told me he was a cool kid. 😭

One night during prayers: And thank you for my brother, especially." ❤️

On the day before school started, Mason was saying he wasn't excited about then he was seen putting all of his books in his backpack and carrying them around the house. Matt and I weren't sure if we believed him. πŸ˜‰

One day, we were needing to get some chores done. Mason immediately jumped in saying he would vacuum. Without one complaint, he vacuumed their bedroom, the hallway and the living room!

I got some Planter's cheese balls in a can at Aldi. These are something I grew up eating and loving. I gave some to the boys for lunch one day. Mason said, "Have you had these?" I said, "Boy! I grew up eating these!" πŸ˜‚

"I bet since it's the 4th of July God will make the fireflies make an American flag with their lights." ❤️

Mason made a blueberry cobbler and Maddox cut some strawberries to go on the side. Without prompting, Mason said, "Thanks for cutting up the strawberries, Maddox."
A bit later Maddox said, "Mase, thanks. Your blueberry cobbler is good!!" 

Mason hopped on Matt's side of the bed one morning and after resting for a bit said "These pillows are the kind I want!"

One morning, I asked Mason to take his sheets and blanket off of his bed to be washed. He did without question and then asked if he could do Maddox's bed, too.
Yes you can!

One day we were decided whether or not to get donuts as a family. (Pause because why would that ever be a question!?!)
Mason said he wanted to get completely dressed to go and I told him he was fine in pajamas because we were just going through the drive-thru and we'd come home and eat them. He said, "I can live with that!!"

Matt and the boys were on a walk while I awaited my COVID results. I called Matt to tell him and he told the boys. Mason said "I'll hug her 25 times!!"

We have been praying for various people each evening during our family devotional time. Mason prayed for Aunt Anne one night saying "God, thank you for Aunt Anne's awesome cooking." 😍😍

One evening, we ate chicken salad sandwiches using some I'd found at Aldi. Mason was NOT a fan and said, "Next time, make me some. I do not like those!" πŸ˜‚ Makes a mom feel good when her food is the better one! ❤️

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Morgan's Movements 2020 {Week 28}

We tried a new smoothie and it's a hit! Apples, raspberries, juice and blend! 

Mason delivered notes to me on his remote control car one afternoon. ❤️❤️

He delivered some to Maddox as well! 

Hospital chic....yep, its a thing. 

Air chairs are still a hit around here. 

School! 🦾🦾🦾

We've attempted to get some early morning bike rides in because it's just too hot later in the day. It doesn't happen everyday but it's good when it does! 

Silly Bills. 

Anne sent me a book to borrow. I'm just a little excited! 

Mason's creation. ❤️

Art is MAJOR around here right now! 

booby trapped!! 

Love em. 

Further proof of air chair love. 

Someone got to go to the Farmer's Market with Daddy! 

After, he climbed in the front seat and asked Matt to "chat a minute" 😍😍

Meanwhile, we were gaming! 

That afternoon, we grabbed a DQ gift card we had and the guys got ice cream! (I gave up sweets for July.) 

LEGO day! 



That shade made the heat bearable! 





Maddox's LEGO creations are LEGIT! 

1st Day of 4K! He will do some "formal" school on 3 days and lots of play otherwise. We are focusing on pre-writing, numbers, letters and their sounds and such. He also learns about the presidents, states and does science along with Mason. 




Shots = Popsicles. 

Well, Mason offered moral support so they brought him a popsicle as well. πŸ˜‚

Sweetest boys. 


Can't handle his cuteness. 

Math with Dad. ❤️

Ready to exercise!