Hey, Friday! Oh how I needed you!

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So we have finished another week, and Friday has come once again! Every week I try to savor every single moment with each one of my kids, but it seems like time just passes and it’s gone! So I wanted to do a little five this Friday recap of how this week went!

1. ) I surprised all my kids on Monday (since they were all off of school) and met my parents at Palmetto State Park (in Luling, Tx) for a picnic at the park and some outdoor fun so that we wouldn’t be cooped up all day, and it was a huge hit for my kids! My parents brought the food and drinks, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed playing (for the most part, before we got rained out) and we will definitely be going back soon before it gets too hot!

2.) We did “family fishing” with myself and Shane and all the kids (or majority of them anyway. I think my mom had baby girl both times) twice this week!  This kids LOVED having mommy there.. because majority of the time I am at home with the “littles” as we call them (so that I can be cooking dinner, cleaning house, and making sure all night time stuff is ready)so they just adored showing me all of their fishing skills and catching a lot of fish!

3.) We had our monthly visit with CPS and it went as expected.. we have some issues going on with a couple of our children in our house that needed to be addressed, so we will see what actually comes from it.  Other than that, we are SO thankful my parents stayed to help with the kids and entertain them during the visit since there was so much to talk about!

4.) I decided it was a good idea (when I made the appointment) to take all of my boys to dentist on the same day (since the location is over an hour away), and I booked the earliest appointment possible, which was 8am.  Remind me to never do that again, my body naturally woke up at 445am since I was panicked that I was going to miss my alarms an get there late, so it truly made for a long day! My 3 year old didn’t have any cavities, my 6 year old needs to have 3 teeth removed on May 12 (due to abcess that could eventually lead to an infected tooth later on) and we are not looking forward to that! And I was told I have to get a consent signed (foster care regulations) before he can have any form of sedation! Very interesting to know.  My 8 year old doesn’t have great teeth either, and he had to get 1 cavity filled that morning after all the cleanings were done and he did great! I can definitely wait 6 months to do this all again, for sure! (So thankful my Step-Dad came and helped me).

5.) I took the kids on my one day off (the four littles) on an impromptu trip to the zoo in Victoria, Tx and the kids had a blast! No crowds, all animals were awake an roaming around, and they even got chased by some birds (which was so hilarious to watch) and I think it was the best thing we needed after I changed 3 poopy diapers before 9am, I was like “we are getting out of here”! I got some great shots of the animals as well (between coordinating 4 kids and trying to hold a nice camera, I am surprised I got any at all!

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Bonus: We are spending this weekend at Nana and Papa’s!! Shane is going on a fishing trip with the boys and I very rarely get to spend time with my parents (they spend a lot of time helping me with the kids,  but it’s just not the same) and I am so happy that I get to do that! I am looking forward to some garage sales, nap times, great food, and better yet.. no cleaning (ok I still do that at their house, but you know what I mean..)!

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and I hope to see you all soon again (rather than later.. with 6 kids, it might just be later).

I am linking up with Karli who blogs on over at Sept. Farm and I would love for y’all to stop on by and show her some love!

 

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

Guess which one

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Happy Friday everyone!

I had such an eventful week, that I thought I would end it with a fun game of guess which personality description matches which child! I  will give you the age and the gender, and the rest is up for guessing!

⊗ Girl- 7 months

⊗ Boy- 2 years

⊗ Girl- 3 years

⊗ Boy- 5 years

⊗ Boy- 7 years

  1.  This child loves to learn, has quite the personality (sometimes good/sometimes bad), and is so loved by many!
  2. This child is really laid back, spends a ton of time in the car, and definitely reaching different milestones each day.
  3. This child is so sweet, such a good listener, and is so good at school.
  4. This child definitely remembers to much of the past, wants to be the leader at all things, and loves to be praised.
  5. This child has the most stunning eyes, has a cute little accent, and loves to have someone to play with!

Let me know what you all think!! I love each child so deeply and I couldn’t imagine our family without one of them! The pieces of the puzzle wouldn’t be complete.

Since it’s Friday, I linked up with Karli, who blogs over at September Farm, and Amy who blogs over at The Farmer’s Wife so head on over to their blogs to join the link up party!

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

5 Usborne Books

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A little while ago, I attended my first Usborne books and more party that my friend hosted and I loved it! I bought a couple of books that Brielle became quickly obsessed with, and I knew I had to host a party of my own, so I could get more books (for free)!

I loved every minute of my online party (and even though I have not signed up to become a consultant, I still will gladly promote their product), and I can’t wait to share with you the free books that Brielle and I picked out together for her learning time!

Learning is such an essential part of life and it’s so important for children to love to read/be read to, because this is what they are going to be doing for the first 18+ years of their life.  Reading challenges a toddler, builds a foundation for success, and a love for learning.

(If you want to find more information about Usborne books and more, you can always message Katie N. and tell her I sent you!) 🙂

Here are Brielle’s top 5 picks and a little bit about each:

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This book has such cute graphic and is so age appropriate with Brielle. She loves the flap books!

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This book is all about problem solving and puzzles.  It’s amazing.

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Brielle gets a little nervous about going to the Dentist, so this is the perfect book to talk about what all happens to other children as they go as well!

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This book is so much fun because you can actually take band-aids off and stick them on the characters. It’s adorable!

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This is a book that she will learn how to read herself pretty soon, it’s simple use of words will be perfect for her to learn off of!

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All 5 books!

I’m linking up with Karli, who blogs over at September Farm, so head on over to her blog to join the link up party!

Happy FRIDAY!! Hope everyone had a great week!

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

 

A lot more “firsts”this Friday

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This Friday has come and finally for the first time in a LONG time, I have the entire weekend off work! Hooray!

Our foster child had a lot more “firsts” this week and I am SO glad to see him make so many strides since he has been with us!

  1. He walked for the first time, 4 steps in a row! YAY! He still isn’t too fond of it, and finds it more of a hassle more than anything, but we have high hopes for him! Can’t wait to watch him go everywhere in a few weeks!
  2. He went in a swimming pool for the first time yesterday! He looks SO cute, and I wish I could post all of the pics! He literally found it SO  much fun to splash everywhere.  Adorable!
  3. He has his first home visit with his parents today (YAY!) so happy he gets to see them! I am sure he misses them so much!
  4. He also had his first incident with Brielle.. unfortunately she wasn’t happy when Daddy told her no when she asked if she could give little man a hug and scratched little man in the face! Poor guy!
  5. We found out the foods that he doesn’t really like, but that he fits right on with us with his love for sweets! He ate his first cake and cupcake yesterday and couldn’t get ENOUGH! It was hilarious.

(I wish I could post all of the fun pictures that go along with us, but as per the rules of the system, I can’t but just trust me when I say he.is.adorable)!

I’m linking up with Karli, who blogs over at September Farm, so head on over to her blog to join the link up party!

Happy FRIDAY!! Hope everyone had a great week!

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.