Friday, September 22, 2017

Girl Scout Field Trip #1

 Presley had her first field trip with her Girl Scout troop this morning. When I first heard we were going to Fry's for a tour, I thought: I wonder what we are going to do? Seems a little boring. I couldn't have been more wrong. It was informational, hands on, and so much fun! Our tour guide, Chaz was so energetic and fantastic with the kids. We literally got to go to every department and learn about how things work behind the scenes. A lot of talk about healthy food and making good choices was a theme throughout. Presley learned so much and to be honest--so did I! 

We spent the rest of the day getting pampered at the nail salon, went to lunch, and then came home to take a nap before we were off to get the other two kids at school.

Presley and I had Wednesday-Friday off for Rosh Hashana and I made the decision to spend all 3 days with just me and her. It was long overdue and I love getting to spend quality time with my first born. More pics to come from our other activities throughout the week. :)

Happy Friday!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pics from the Weekend

We had such an awesome (and busy) weekend! On Friday, we met up with Tina and her kiddos at Whipples. I am mad at myself for not getting any good pics of the kids playing. Tina and I were chatting it up so much that I forgot. :( 

On Saturday morning, my mom and I took the kids to Paw Patrol Live. My mom bought the tickets and it was so much fun! 

Saturday night, we went to our friend's house to watch the boxing match. There were so many kids there and they were running around having the best time playing with each other. We stuffed our faces with amazing Mexican food while the kids wore each other out.

On Sunday, we played with the guinea pigs, went to the gym, bought Jackson a new bike, and went swimming at Kurt and Sara's. We ended our night by eating steaks, playing outside, and enjoying our weekly dessert. This week it was Drumstick ice cream cones. :)

Friday, September 15, 2017

5th Tooth Gone

 Presley's bottom tooth has been loose for a while now. She kept insisting me that she wanted to be the one to pull it out. When I picked her up from school yesterday she couldn't wait to tell me she lost her 5th tooth! She pulled it out all by herself in the middle of class. She got to wear the cutest sticker with the tooth taped on it all around school. She wore that tooth sticker loud and proud. I cannot believe how fast she is growing up! 

The tooth fairy did indeed visit last night and she received a whopping $5.00! I remember getting 1-2 quarters from my tooth fairy. Presley is one lucky (and rich) little girl!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Bath Time Fun

The girls love to smother their brother in kisses. He pretends like he hates it but I know he secretly loves all the attention. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Flowers and Braids

 I have been working on my braiding skills lately. I have never been the best at styling hair and of course I end up with two daughters who have an insane amount of it. 

I tried a crown braid the other day and I think it turned out pretty well considering it was my first time doing it. Practice makes perfect and I plan on practicing a ton over the next few months. 

Stay tuned...

Thursday, September 7, 2017


 ^^^The face they make when I ask them to smile. Ha! These three!^^^

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's Happening Around Here?

1. Lanae visited for the weekend and we had the best time;
2. Kyle watched the kids most of Sunday so that my sister, my mom, and I could have a girls' day. He took them bowling. It was so thoughtful of him;
3. Pokey has been eating a ton lately and I think he is storing up for hibernation;
4. Swim lessons at Aqua Tots (indoor) started a few Mondays ago and the kids are loving it;
5. Kyle and I have a wedding to go to this weekend;
6. We went on a double date to the Yardhouse and Dave and Busters with our neighbors last weekend. It was so much fun and we feel so lucky to have an amazing couple living right next door to us;
7. Presley and McCartney had their first sister sleepover the other night. I see a lot more of these in our future;
8. The guinea pigs are adorable as ever. We love playing with them every night;
9. Tee-ball and flag football starts soon for Jackson;
10. Presley is in tumbling class every Wednesday and is doing really well. McCartney will start as soon as she turns 3 years old;
11. Speaking of turning 3 years old, I am slowly starting to plan McCartney's birthday party. She wants a Max and Ruby theme;
12. Teaching is going well for me and I enjoy my students very much (most days...ha);
13. Kyle and I are headed to Kansas City, Missouri in November for a work conference. My mom will be watching the kids. We can't wait for the little getaway;
14. Caroline has her next PETscan in October so please keep her in your prayers and thoughts;
15. I already got the kids their Halloween costumes and I cannot wait for October 31st! :)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day Music Video

My sister and I came up with an idea to make a music video yesterday for Labor Day. I only wish Steven and Kyle could have been in the video too. :( Next time! 

I have the best time when Lanae is in town. We laugh our butts off. Oh how I miss her already!

Enjoy this ridiculously amazing video with the most talented dance moves. Ha! ;)

Friday, September 1, 2017


This girl keeps up with Pokey in the vegetable department. She can eat her weight in broccoli. I much prefer to dunk mine in ranch dressing but she likes to eat it raw and in all its glory. Jackson is the same way. As for Presley. lets just say that the sight of broccoli or any other vegetable for that matter makes her sick to her stomach. Maybe one day I can convert her into a veggie lover...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Presley and McCartney

Presley begged me to let McCartney skip her nap on Saturday so they could have quiet time together in her room. I walked in on this. So stinking cute. They seem to get closer and closer as they get older. I hope they are the best of friends some day. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Girl Scouts Daisies Year 2

Presley started her second year as a Daisy in Girl Scouts. This will be the last year in Daisies before she becomes a Brownie. Super exciting! She absolutely loves being in Girl Scouts and adores all the friends she has made. Last Monday (their first meeting), they learned all about the solar eclipse and did some activities that went along with that theme.

She has a ton of awesome opportunities this year that we are both looking forward to. She will get to do a Harry Potter sleepover encampment, a cookie decorating party, several trips to museums, a chance to volunteer at an animal shelter and other places, and tons of other learning experiences that will be created as the year goes on.