Friday, February 9, 2018

V-Day Goodies

Presley and I had the best time putting together all the Valentine goodies last night. Valentine's Day is so much fun when you are a kid!!!!!!!!!

Kyle and I are off to Sushi Roku tomorrow night and some bowling at Dave and Busters! I cannot wait to celebrate V-day with him a little early. :)

Dance and Gymnastics

This little one has been so busy lately. We started dance last Tuesday and SHE LOVES IT!!!!!!! And she is still going to gymnastics once a week and loving that as well. :)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cabo 2018

 We seriously had the BEST time in Cabo! I am already looking forward to going again next January! 

Thanks again to my mom for watching the kids!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Monster Jam

Kyle got us tickets to the Monster Jam and we went last Saturday. I was a little hesitant about going because I wasn't sure it would be that fun. Boy was I wrong. First of all, Jackson basically knew all the names of the trucks because he is a huge fan and watches different Monster Truck races on his iPad. His favorite is Grave Digger. It was so much fun having someone to root for. Grave Digger didn't win the whole thing but he did really well. Kyle even bought Jackson his very own Grave Digger truck. 

I had soooo much fun! In fact, the whole family did. Presley said: "Mom. I am so into this. I do not want to leave." Haha. 

I think we are going to go again in October. We can't wait!!!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Old man Bentz turns 11 today! He is always on the prowl for food, is McCartney's best friend (according to her), he loves a good snuggle, has the most adorable crooked bottom teeth, and wouldn't hurt a fly! We love him lots and lots and could not imagine life without him.

Happy 11th birthday, Bentley!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

80's Daddy/Daughter Dance

 This year's Daddy/Daughter dance theme was the 80's! I had the best time picking out and ordering Presley's outfit. Kyle had the best time doing the same for his. When we got Kyle's outfit in the mail we both immediately said: "It looks like an old coffee cup." Hahaha!

Kyle and Presley had the best time at the dance and didn't get home till late. I love that he can do this with his daughter (and one day both daughters). I also love how much effort he puts into it. 

I cannot wait to see what next year's theme will be! Bring it on!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Happy birthday to the best mom and nana in the whole wide world. Words cannot express how much you mean to us!!!!!!!

I can't wait to celebrate with you tonight!!!

***Cabo and Daddy/Daughter dance posts coming soon!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

First Day of Basketball

Jackson had his first day of basketball last Saturday. He has been anticipating this moment for a while now. He loves basketball and is constantly dribbling the ball at home or shooting hoops into his bedroom basketball net.

Jackson did so well at his first practice and game. So well, in fact that he received the first medal of the season. He got it for listening to the coaches and making 15/15 baskets. 

Jackson (and the other players) still have a lot to learn about the rules of the game. They need to understand that they can't walk with the ball without dribbling (ha) and that they need to be actually open before they yell: "Open. Right here" (as they stand behind a player from the other team). Too funny, I tell ya.

I was so proud of our boy for participating and doing so well! I will never get sick of watching him play basketball or any other sport for that matter. 

Friday, January 12, 2018


6  more days until we leave for our annual trip to Cabo!! I cannot wait!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

McCartney's Surgery

McCartney had her umbilical hernia surgery at Banner Children's Hospital this morning. I took Jackson to school really early this morning and Presley came with us to help out. McCartney was excited all morning and kept saying: "My surgery. I gunna have a little belly button." She was so cute. I was so nervous but was doing my best to hide it. My nerves were quickly calmed as we met the staff at the hospital. In the lobby, the cutest old man and woman receptionist gave the girls the cutest handmade bears and the sweetest books to keep. After we were taken back, the nurses could not be any kinder. They were angels! There was this child life coach named Megan and I swear she was made of sugar. She brought all these goodies for McCartney and explained the whole surgery process in the cutest way so that McCartney wouldn't be scared. She gave her a polar bear stuffed animal and two masks. She said one was for the polar bear and one was for her. She explained how to use it and then let McCartney pick out a flavored lip smacker to put in the inside so it would smell really good. She also let her pick out stickers to decorate the whole outside. Then she gave her coloring books and some other goodies. BUT the best part had to be the pink jeep. She got to choose between a red sports car and a pink jeep and of course she chose the pink one. She got to ride that car into the operating room (see video above). It made the transition and "see you soon" so much easier on me and her. 

30 minutes later, her doctor informed me that she did awesome and that the hernia was bigger than they thought. Good thing we made the decision to have the surgery.

They got me when she was waking up in the recovery room and I wasn't prepared for what came next. She was hysterical. She had her eyes closed and she was screaming for me and rocking back and forth. She kept saying: "Mommy. Mommy. I want Mommy. My tummy hurts." They said she was in a state of emergence delirium (which is very common with young patients). It took a while to calm her down and it was breaking my heart to see her like that. Eventually she fell back asleep in my arms. The next time she woke up, she was MUCH better. She was a little grumpy and out of it but a lot better than the previous wake up. We gave her a popsicle and some ibuprofen and then they sent us home. 

She has been a little quiet today but is slowly starting to get back to her old self. She is in a bit of pain but I have a feeling she will be back to normal in no time. 

Phew! Glad it is over. I hope and pray that is the LAST time I have to see any of my kids in any pain or under any anesthesia. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Wildlife Zoo

My mom and I took the kids to the Wildlife Zoo last Tuesday and we ended up spending the whole day there. We fed the giraffes, rode on a ton of rides: the zipline was Jackson and Presley's favorite. We ate hot dogs, hamburgers, icees, popcorn, and giant ice cream cones. We went on the sky ride and the kids LOVED it. We saw tons of sharks and other animals, and touched a stingray. Oh and Presley requested that I took a picture of her standing next to an ostrich because she had one on her shirt. Haha. We were exhausted when the day ended but it was honestly SO MUCH FUN!