Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Our Weekend

Thursday night I made a delicious dinner and unfortunately daddy was at Urgent Care for a reason I'll maybe share another time, he is better now but I sent him this picture of his girls missing him at dinnertime.


A few Fridays a month Kayla gets picked up later so instead of picking up Brooklyn and going home we drove over to the new Hobby Lobby and looked around before going back to pick up Kayla.  We checked out all the Christmas decorations that are already out.  I found so many cute things but I can not fathom buying decorations now when it's barely even Fall here!


I love, love, love weekends especially when we have free nights or days at home!  Friday night we made pizza and then we all snuggled on the couch and watched "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"


We had an eary Saturday morning at the soccer fields where both girls did great and then we came home showered and got ready to celebrate my nephews third birthday.



I was happy to cuddle with this cutie while we were there!


My sister in laws mom played and sang music and my grandpa was loving it.  I love this picture of him singing along.


Saturday night we had tickets to see Lee Brice at the fair but since hubby wasn't feeling up to it I decided to take Kayla to her first country concert.


She was excited.....



but after the opening act and about four songs in to Lee Brice's set she was over it.  She said her tummy was hurting and I think the noise was making her queesy so we left way too early.  I did my best to let her know it was okay but I was so sad because look at those seats and I love his music!   But she was so tired and a bit too young for all that excitement.  Hopefully when she's older she'll enjoy concerts more because it's one of my favorite things to do and I look forward to being able to take both the girls all the time when they are older.


The girls and I stayed the night at my parents on Saturday night and the girls woke up to whatever they wanted for breakfast.   My dad even decorated Brooklyn's pancakes....wonder why they love staying at Grandma and Papa's



When we got home Sunday afternoon we lounged around, watched football and snacked the day away.




After the snacks were gone Kayla worked on a poster for her school


Sunday at home was a nice way to relax after a busy Saturday out and about but really another day off would have been even better but unfortunately that didn't happen so another five days til the next weekend we wait!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Celebrating Brooklyn

Our final celebration for Brooklyn's 7th birthday was Saturday night with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.   She chose the meal and desserts and spent the evening playing with her sister, cousin and hanging with the family


She really wanted a Winx Club party but it is nearly impossible to find anything Winx Club since it is an older show but thanks to the internet I printed out some pictures to make a little banner and then created a little sign for the snack table with her favorite character, Bloom, on a Happy Birthday sign I made for her.  She squeeled with delight when she saw those two decorations on her birthday morning.




At one point during the party I was wondering where Kayla was and I laughed when I found her in her room with her uncles searching for Waldo in her Where's Waldo books.  These girls are so lucky to have such awesome aunts and uncles!


Jonas searching for some fun new toys to play with.  His sister Josie was home with mama resting so we were missing one cousin at the party.


Cousin Tessa came and is looking so much bigger everytime we see her.  I can't wait until Jonas, Josie and Tessa are all running around our house!!!




Jonas really wanted to be in our family picture so as soon as we were done he took a picture with his cousins.


Isn't that number supposed to be smaller than a seven!?  #wheredidthetimego




Present Time!


She got some great gifts and loved them all!  She is seriously so fun to buy for because she genuinely loves gifts and shows her emotions everytime!


After three days of celebrating I was exhausted but it was all worth it.   Hopefully the next year will go by slowly so I can get used to the fact that she's growing up so fast!



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Legoland for Brooklyn's Birthday

Instead of a birthday party with friends this year Brooklyn wanted to go to Legoland.   We had visited Legoland in July and she enjoyed it so much she asked if we could go again for her birthday which worked out pefectly because our tickets included two visits!


Instead of dealing with crowds, which I don't think it is ever that crowded we decided to take the girls out of school on Friday and spend the day without having to worry about any lines.  The park was open from 10 to 5 which gave us plenty of time to drive there and enjoy the entire park and then go out to dinner afterward.



Sweet girls knew they had to pose with the lego pumpkin for their mom!



We were trying to get the girls to pose with their heads sticking out of the lion like they were eaten so daddy showed them how it was done.  When they walked around to do it themselves they both got scared because the lion made a roar......my girls spook way too easily!


Brookly picked the first ride of the day and insisted we all ride together!



After that Kayla and daddy took off to the rollercoaster and Brooklyn chose the carousel.  (I knew she would love those glasses)




After a few more rides Kayla and I went to watch a short Lego movie in 4D while Brooklyn and daddy found a spot to make their own Lego cars and race them.  We met up with them afterward and then Kayla made one to race too.


She didn't want to share hers because she said it was too pathetic


Thursday after school Brooklyn came out and told me she had a loose tooth and as soon as we set down to eat lunch at Legoland she complained how much it was bothering her.  We told her we would happily pull it out and she said no thank you but after two bites of her cheeseburger she screamed "my tooth fell out!"  Luckily Kayla found it on the ground and then I stored it in my purse so the tooth fairy could visit later that night.



On our last visit daddy rode in the boat with Kayla and I rode in the boat with Brooklyn.  This time they decided they would ride together which worked out because I did not want to ride with Brooklyn again after her blaming me on her bad driving last trip.


Another spot where the girls got to put together their own lego people.





My favorite part of the day is shown in the picture below.  They walked with their arms around each other for awhile.  I love how special their bond is, they are the best of friends and have so much fun when they are together!


It was another great day at Legoland but they closed at five so for dinner we drove to a fun brewary that also has a good restaurant.  The grounds are very pretty and there are grass areas for kids to play and run around on.  I made sure we got a table where we could enjoy a cold drink and still watch the girls wander around a bit while we waited for our food.


I got the Kale Caesar Salad and we shared the Pretzels with jalapeno cheese, it was sooo good!


After we ate we walked around a bit and found the turtles and fish




Eventually it began to get dark and we had to make our way back home.  The girls slept on the drive home which was good because Saturday morning involved soccer games and then preparing for the family to come over for Brooklyn's last birthday celebration.