Couple of proud parents in our house today!! For the first time in his sweet little life, and with the gracious help of so many people in the LifeKids area at @lifechurchmustang, Samuel went to the "big boy" three year old room while we attended church this morning. He was apprehensive and had a lot of questions, but when the time came, he walked right in and didn't shed a tear through the whole service. Those closest to us know what an effort it is for him to manage his emotions when he feels anxiety or fear, and what an accomplishment this was for him! It has been such a blessing to see him learn to trust and strengthen his little resolve as he grows. It's pretty cool to have such a brave little boy! When I got down to his eye level after we picked him up, and asked him how it went, he put his hand on my shoulder and said, "I had a lot of fun. How was your class today, mom?" Which made me tear up because 1) he's so stinkin sweet worrying about me and 2) just yesterday, we went from "mama" to "mom" and he hasn't looked back. Times are a'changing around this house, and Sam seems to be leading the charge on our shared evolution. Way to go today, little buddy. Mama.... errrrr, mom...... loves you! #samuelscott
Hurry and check out my sweet friend Jordan's newest launch over @hellocedar tonight before all the goodies are gone! She is our go-to for staple basics like headbands (see the pic ), crop tops, and dresses. Click the link in my bio to shop and use code HELLOLUCY for a special discount!! ♀️ #lucymichele#hellocedar
We treated ourselves to a train ride/tour at the @okczoo this morning, which Samuel quietly and intently listened to and asked questions about, and Lucy wiggled, shouted, and flailed through. Which totally horrified her brother, who kept reminding her that "the man said to stay seated!" and "the man said to keep your arms inside!!" We made quite a day of our zoo trip and both kids were asleep before we left the parking lot. I call that #winning! #samandlulu
We had lots of fun, enjoyed the most beautiful breezy fall weather, did some walking, snagged some Christmas gifts, drank some iced coffee and noshed on some @filipinofusion food truck noodles at the @industryflea and @bleugarten this morning! #samandlulu
I had the pleasure of attending the Sisters women's event at @lifechurchmustang for the first time this year, and @amygroeschel shared something that I've thought of many times since. She said she'd been researching what happens when you faint. Particularly, which way do you normally fall - forward, backward, to the side? She found that you fall whichever way you were last leaning. That really spoke to me. You fall whichever way you were last leaning. Unfortunately, difficult times and bumps in the road come for us all. I was so encouraged to ask myself, in preparation for those inevitable trials, which way am I most leaning in my daily walk? #samuelscott#threeyearsold
My babies aren't feeling 100% so, popsicles and the coziest little outfits it is. This ice cream set from @arrowsandlaceboutique is perfect for the occasion. She can sleep in them, or dress them up a little for a grocery run with mama. Place an order from @arrowsandlaceboutique this weekend, and get a FREE pair of knee-high socks in your package! They're so cute. And use code LUCY20 to get a 20% discount on your entire order!! #lucymichele
Yesterday we were in the car. Lucy is rear facing, and she had been quiet for a long time, so I asked Sam if she was sleeping. He said, "Nope, she's awake! I see her big blue eyes!" Big blue eyes and a heart of gold. Can't wait to see what God has in store for this precious little peach!! #lucymichele#17monthsold
We had such a fun day out in the country today! We made a road trip to my uncle's house, and spent a few hours with all the trucks and big rigs at his job site. Samuel was in his own little heaven. His direct quote when we got to the truck barn, with outstretched arms and gleaming eyes, was "I'm soooo excited because we're here!!!" He took a semi truck for a spin, operated the back of a dump truck, loaded rocks onto a flatbed truck, and climbed in/on every piece of equipment (and pile of dirt) on the property. His great uncle made sure he had a very special day. Both kids also had the pleasure of playing with both sets of their great grandparents. We ate like kings, and made lots of memories. No doubt, we will all sleep tonight!!
I had a lovely evening at the Sisters event with my beautiful mother-in-love this evening. We heard a powerful message, ate popcorn, met new friends, worshipped and shared with one another. I'm so blessed to have her in my life!! #sisters#motherinlove
She's looking like suuuuuch a big girl!! we've had the most fun week so far. We had big plans today too, but decided to scrap them and have a big brunch out and a lazy afternoon at home instead. Currently, all three of the people who live with me are simultaneously sleeping. It took an hour of fighting, and a little bit of actual wrestling, to get the kids to fall asleep, but @okcscott was an easy sell. Now, I'm sitting in a quiet house getting ready to crack open a real life actual book for the first time in like 3 years. #momlife#lucymichele
Our favorite shop for comfy, stretchy, adorable headbands is having a grand reopening today!!! After being closed for a few months to grieve the loss of her sweet baby boy, Jordan has a new beautiful collection available for the first time. Let's go show this mama some love and support!! Click the link in my bio to shop and use code HELLOLUCY for a discount on your goodies!! #lucymichele
Daddy's off work this week and we've been packing in the fun. State fair yesterday, and Jasmine Moran children's museum all day today. It is so nice to be together as a family all week! We are soaking it up, and feeling totally exhausted.... the kids have been asleep by 7pm every night. #lucymichele
Fun was had by all at the great state fair of Oklahoma this morning!! We saw Disney on Ice, test drove all the tractors, devoured giant ears of corn, chased some animals around in the petting zoo, and visited the Express Clydesdales while they were having a bath. We are all sweaty, exhausted and satisfied.
So long, Chicago! This has been a dream vacation for me. The show last night was so beautiful, my hands were trembling through most of it! We creepily waited behind the theater in an alleyway and had the pleasure of meeting (ambushing?) several of the cast members as they left the building. I wouldn't have been more elated if they had been any A-list celebrities! Scott and ate way too much food and spent way too much money. But, I regret nothing because I chalk every moment up to a massive investment in our marriage and our relationship. I'm one of the lucky ones. I got to marry my best friend. He appreciates my quirks, he compliments my preferences, and most importantly, he recognizes that I'm the funniest person ever born. BONUS - he has next week off work and we have all kinds of little family things planned. Now, get those two babies in my arms before I die of heartache! #lesserkidsmorefun#chitown#windycity#hamiltonchi