Sunday, March 26, 2017

St. Patrick's Day

The girls are back to school tomorrow morning and it's going to be hard on all of us after the amazing week off we have all had.   I have 500+ pictures to go through to share with you and I got sad just looking through them all a few hours ago because I want nothing more to go back and do it all again!  Our trip to Utah was beyond amazing and I can't wait to share it with you but first I need to do a little catch up and share our St. Patrick's day pictures here for first!

I woke up Friday morning to this cute pup wandering into our room and Brooklyn following closely behind giggling while wishing me a Happy St. Patrick's day!

I could tell Kayla was worried the night before when I told her I didn't have time to make a special breakfast or do anything fun because I had to get ready to help in Brooklyn's class that morning but when she walked out and saw this she was all smiles.

Of course I needed breakfast too!

All green in their lunches

A quick picture before we left for the day

and one before walking into the school

Brooklyn's class was a mess!  A little leprechaun obviously wrecked havoc in the room and the kids had to clean it all up which they didn't mind because they got to eat skittles and chocolate coins while they did. 

Before school began I ran over to Kayla's class to see what her teacher did and there was nothing!  I was so bummed for her because we celebrate everything and I wanted to know she was having fun too but I guess she's just at that age where I have to get used to things changing.   I made sure to have some green snacks for the girl to come home to so Kayla would still enjoy the day.

My father in law came over to join us for dinner and it was my very first time making Corned beef and cabbage.  I have wanted to make this meal forever but the girls always had softball and it never worked out us being home on St. Patrick's day so I was excited to give it a try and guess what?

It was delicious!  I loved it and the girls ate it too, no complaints except for maybe the cabbage.  But I believe I'll be making it every year from now on.  We had mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert because I had no time for baking.   We were leaving before the sun came up the next morning so in between all of the celebrating I was busy packing, doing laundry and meal prepping for 5 nights away.  Other than the busy day due to leaving our St. Patrick's day was a fun one.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Life Lately

I started a few of the pictures below for last Friday's Ten on Ten but after I left the house to help out in Brooklyn's class I completely forgot about taking pictures throughout the day.

It was also twin day at school and although Kayla wanted nothing to do with "twinning" with her her mom and sister Brooklyn and I were all for it.

Kayla and her b.f.f. had already made plans on their own on what they were going to wear to match and they did a great job!

Saturdy we lounged around in the morning and I was beyond happy that we didn't really have any set plans for the two days except for Kayla who had a friend party to go to on Saturday and another to go to on Sunday.

The party she went to on Saturday was a "girls day" they went to lunch and then got manicures and pedicures together

and before coming home they stopped to get Starbucks of course!

While Kayla was off with her friends I took Brooklyn out to lunch and then we went shopping for some new Spring clothes.

I don't think she can try something on without striking some sort of pose!

We had lots of fun and she got some cute items which she can wear now since it's been so warm lately!

Back at home together the girls  happily played 

Before bed they both watched tv shows on their tablets while laying in bed

Sunday morning they ate their breakfast while watching movies/shows on their tablets again.

The time change on Sunday had me wishing all day for that one hour back and come Monday morning I could barely get out of bed.  By the time I woke up and got myself ready I literally had to drag the girls out of bed!

It's been a rough week adjusting but we made some time to walk to school twice this week which we will be doing a lot more of when time allows.

After getting over the fact that getting up early is harder we are enjoying that the days are lasting a lot longer and with the warm weather we've had the girls have been playing in the backyard and I always love having them running around playing outside!

Unfortunately the warm weather is supposed to be gone next week and rain is forecasted just in time for the girls to be on Spring Break, of course! 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Warm Weather

When it's March and the weather is in the 80's you make sure to enjoy it!  

I am loving the fact that we can enjoy being outside and the back door can stay open all day long.  I've even been planting and buying flowers here and there when I'm out and about

The birds are chirping non stop in the back and they sound so pretty, especially in the morning.

and I love that we get to wear dresses, shorts and tank tops.

If only the warmth were here to stay!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Life Lately

It's March and our weather has been perfection!!  The rain has left and our temperatures are in the high 70's and heading to the low 80's in the next few days.   The girls have Spring Break in a week and we are so hoping for this weather to stick around because we have some fun planned that the rain would surely ruin.   Life has been pretty busy the last few weeks and this past weekend was jam packed so other than taking Kayla to a few friend parties this weekend I'm looking forward to relaxing at home to refresh a bit.  Kayla had an orthodontist appointment last week and got on two more braces and also chose green rubberbands for St. Patrick's day.

Dr. Seuss birthday also happened last week and the girls got to wear their shirts that my parents bought for them.  Can you tell someone was not excited to pose for a picture?

Brooklyn also had her last Sundance Singers performance that same night.  I didn't get any pictures or video and of course it was their best one yet.

Last Friday night the girls went to hang out at their friends house while hubby and I got another date night, two Fridays in a row!!  Here are the kids having way too much fun together.

Saturday night we headed to a Cosmic Jump party

The party was from 7:30 'til 11:00 at night!!  Way too late for mommy but since it was for a very close family friend I stuck it out.  The girls had a blast but I was happy to leave because all I wanted was to be home in my pajamas!!

Sunday we met my family for dinner to celebrate my moms birthday and the girls took a long nap on the way to the restaurant.   They were definitely worn out after their weekend.

They wrapped up the night with build your own sundaes making them both very happy.

Monday I made everyones favorite mac n cheese and we played Bingo while we ate.  I felt like we needed some family time after being busy all weekend and it helped make Monday a bit more fun!

Tuesday the girls came home to fresh baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies before heading off to read for their schools Read a thon.

Brooklyn's goal was to read 100 books in 4 weeks which she read in a week and a half.

Kayla turned in her CA History Project and last night all the fourth graders had their projects set up and the parents got to go around and listen to them share what they had learned.  This year her school did the History Project night instead of an Open house.   Brooklyn will still have her Open House but Kayla will not.  I definitely do not like the idea of no Open House for 4th and 5th graders.  I'm one that loves seeing all the work they have done throughout the year so I'm hoping they go back to Open House's for them next year.

This was Kayla's second project this year and I'm hoping that's it!  They only have 2 1/2 months of school left which sounds crazy.  It's gone by so fast but I can't say I'm not excited for them to be done!