Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sunday and Colby's Birthday

 On Sunday, we spent hours outside. The weather was so nice! We smoked some ribs, played "Duck, Duck, Goose," celebrated Colby's birthday (early--it is actually today), rode our bikes, and took naps. It was such fun, relaxing day. And as busy as we all have been lately--it was nice to stay home and spend time with each other. 

P.S. Jackson spent an hour outside picking flowers. He handed me his finished bouquet and said: "These are for you, Mom. I love you." He is officially mine for ever. Sorry future ladies. ;)

P.P.S. Happy 8th birthday to our darling boy, Colby! We love you so much!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cheapest Entertainment

It took me 60 seconds to blow up these balloons and about 60 minutes for the kids to get tired of playing with them. I'd call that a win. I loved watching their faces as they threw the balloons in the air and then tried to catch them. Pure magic, I tell ya. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Peppa Pig Party

We had the absolute best time celebrating the birthday girl! I still cannot believe she is THREE!

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Happy 31st birthday to my outgoing, free-spirited, kind, smart, funny sister. Keep on dancing, traveling, and loving animals. We hope 31 is your best year yet! 

Love you!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


 I took the kids to the park last Saturday to wear them out. I was expecting the park to be full of kids but we got lucky and had it all to ourselves for the first few hours. I planned on staying for 2 hours tops but that quickly turned into 3 and then 4 hours. The kids were having way too much fun. They spent the first two hours riding their bikes and scooters and playing on the playground. Half way through our time there, a few boys showed up. They were in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 7th grade. They were the sweetest boys ever. They taught Presley how to stop on her bike without falling, they chased Jackson around, they played in the sand with McCartney, and they all played "hot lava" using the playground as their safe zone. It was the cutest thing to watch. Presley flirted with the boys the whole time, and Jackson loved hanging out with them. He was even trying to show them new tricks. Haha. Towards the end, I was desperately trying to get the kids to leave because it was so hot outside. That was a challenge in itself. Every time I told Jackson it was time to go--he would speed off on his bike in the opposite direction. I remember doing that to my parents as a kid. It was frustrating for me because I would finally get close to gathering them all and then one of them would run off. Boy I was tired when we got home. I am so glad they had such an enjoyable time at the park though. It was worth every drop of sweat and every feeling of frustration. 

Seriously though--when is it going to actually feel like fall?