Saturday, May 26, 2018

Kyle's Birthday

 ^^^Making Daddy his favorite strawberry cake.^^^
We had the absolute best time celebrating Kyle's birthday this year. On Thursday, the 17th (his actual birthday), we all had school and work so I did as much as I could to make him feel special. I made him a nice breakfast (eggs over easy, chicken sausage, fruit, cinnamon raisin English muffins) and a nice dinner (lemon halibut, pesto shrimp, jalapeño poppers, and strawberry cake). 

On Saturday, the 19th, I took Kyle to dinner at Dominick's Steakhouse, along with Kurt and Sara. We had a great time!

Then on Sunday, the 20th, my mom watched the kids and I surprised Kyle with a morning of pampering: a couple's massage, pedicures, and then lunch at Jalapeño Inferno.

Happy birthday to my amazing husband! 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Jackson's Pre-K Graduation Ceremony

Jackson had his Pre-K graduation ceremony on Tuesday. He will be heading off to the daycare Kindergarten with Miss Susan in August and then to public school daycare at Desert Willow the year after. We chose to hold him back. He would do just fine in Kindergarten this year but we want to make sure he is more than ready. Plus, he will be in the Spanish Immersion program (which is an added challenge), so we want him confident and ready to learn. We are so proud of him!

Listen to the video and all the things his amazing teacher, Miss Kim had to say. She is so spot on! Hahaha! Our little athlete. Smart little athlete at that. 

Go Jackson! You are growing up way too fast!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Red Nose Day

Today is Red Nose Day. When you buy a red nose, the proceeds go to helping end child poverty. We try to participate in this every year.

Thanks to my mom, we remembered to take a picture. 

Let me tell you how hard it was to take this selfie. Red noses kept falling off, I cut heads out of the picture, and the kids' were whining. Haha. I am pretty impressed that we managed to get this good of a pic. All for a good cause, right?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Water Fights

 It has been sooooo hot lately. Hose water fights it is! 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day

I had such a great Mother's Day yesterday. Kyle let me sleep in, made me breakfast, picked up lunch, and cooked steaks for dinner. We played in the backyard all day. We sprayed each other with the hose, hit baseballs, and played several games of soccer. It was my kind of Sunday.

The kids made me the cutest gifts and Kyle got me some wireless Dr. Dre beats. 

I am so lucky to get to be a momma to these three beautiful kiddos!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Playing Dress Up

The kids have been wanting to play dress up a lot lately. It is making me so happy. I love seeing how creative they can be when they use their imaginations. :)

Monday, May 7, 2018

What's Happening Around Here?

1. Jackson finished his first season of football for CCV. He played his last game on Friday and did great. He pulled a few flags and ran the ball well. We are moving him to another league closer to us in the fall. He. has his football celebration this Thursday. It should be a lot of fun!
2. I cut 6 inches off of my hair and it feels sooo healthy! I am also going to put a little blonde in my hair this summer. I can't wait!
3. Red for Ed was a success. Teachers are finally getting a much needed (and well deserved) pay raise.
4. McCartney got her first (ever) professional salon manicure and pedicure. We promised her she could get one if she stopped sucking her thumb (for good this time). She hasn't done it in a few weeks. We are hoping she keeps it up. Fingers crossed. 
5. Jackson started Coach Pitch last week and he seems to be enjoying the change.
6. Kyle's birthday is next week. He will be 38!!! I have some secret plans for him. :)
7. My mom and I took the kids to the zoo last week. It was the perfect day because the weather was in the 70's. It will be the last time we can take them for a while. It is going to be blazing hot outside from now on. Ugh. 
8. Kyle and I are going to a wedding in 2 weeks. 
9. The kids start summer swim lessons soon. Presley made pre-team swim and the coach thinks she will be moving up to swim team soon. Jackson is in the highest swim lessons and will be moving to pre-team soon. Presley isn't happy that she has to wear a cap. Ha.
10. We planned our annual San Diego trip and we are going on Father's Day weekend again.
11. My best friend, Nancy is coming in June!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT!
12. Kyle and I are going to Colorado in July and staying at the Broadmoor. It is stunning!
13. Presley has her Girl Scout's bridging ceremony tonight. She will officially be a Brownie.
14. I also convinced Presley to try SOCCER!!!!!!!! I am over the moon excited because it is my favorite sport ever. She will start in the fall. 
15. Kyle and I will celebrate 9 years of marriage on June 6th.
16. We took the training wheels off of Jackson's bike and he is slowly starting to get the hang of it.
17. Presley and McCartney are still in gymnastics. They are also in dance and have their first recital in June. I am moving studios after the summer because I need one closer to my house. I am trying my best to make my life a little easier next year. 

Happy Monday!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Kitchen Face Lift

Since we plan on staying in our house for a couple more years, we decided to give our kitchen a much needed face lift. It will help me enjoy my house even more and will help with resale as well. Win-win! 

I love, love, love the way it turned out. Pictures do not even do it justice.

I am on the hunt today (and this week) for a perfect plant to go above the huge white cabinet unit. I think it will complete the kitchen 100%. :)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Daycare Dance Recital

I had the BEST time watching Jackson and McCartney dance in their school recital on Saturday. I have never laughed harder. I am so proud of my kiddos for not being afraid to get on that stage and shake their groove thing. They actually stuck with the choreography as well. A Saturday well spent, for sure!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Celebrating Jackson

We had the best time celebrating our little boy on his birthday. I think he would agree!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Happy 5th Birthday!

Happy 5th birthday to my incredibly special son! I love you so much!

Jackson gets to spend most of the day with Nana and Papa. They are going to eat donuts and then head to the Odysea Dinosaur exhibit. Kyle and I will pick him up early and take him to Peter Piper Pizza (his request). We will let him pick out toys at the toy store, open presents, and then eat a dinosaur cake! We hope he has the best day ever!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Almost 5

 In 3 days, I will have a 5 year old! 5! Guys! I cannot get over it. I feel like so much changes when a kid turns 5. They aren't so little anymore. I want to cry. I am going to be a mess come Tuesday. 

I love my (not so little) boy soooo much!