Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Old Fashion Pool Party!

I was about to plan a robotics lego party for Ryan when my friend Casey texted me about doing a joint triple birthday party. Since most of the kids would be inviting the same crew it kinda made sense...Ryan was on board so we said YES :) 

We sent out an evite and the party planning began. We kept it really simple cake, watermelon and goldfish. The kids swam the whole time anyways....and to get everyone out of the pool area at the end we had some beachball pinatas to bust at the park outside. 

We rented the whole tietze park pool out for the party! It worked out really well!

Kevin was brave as the man in charge of the pinatas - so many kids swinging the bat. So many close calls....

Everyone had a blast! We were lucky that the "cold front" came through the night before and the high was only in the 90s! Wohoo!
Birthday party success!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What's Up Wednesday - July

1. What we're eating this week
Monday: Ryan's birthday dinner request --> Salmon, sautéed spinach and Star Wars mac and cheese

Tuesday: Hello Fresh Chicken and Mushroom scaloppini

Wednesday:  Hello Fresh Herbs De Provence Chicken
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: Mexican....probably Marianos!

2. What I'm reminiscing about
When Ryan was born! I can't believe I now have a SEVEN year old!!!

Love this little man so so much! Such a sweet little boy! 

3. What I'm loving
The Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale: I mean, who isn't loving this right now? Since we were out of town I ordered everything online and it's kinda like Christmas everyday with all the packages arriving. I love all the fun fall items...and looking forward to being able to wear them...in November. woomp woomp.

This is my summer go to!! 
Love this product because it's uber moisturizing, contains spf 20 and evens skin tone! During the day I typically don't wear any makeup...except my dew skin & gloss!

4. What we've been up to
Summer fun!
We just returned from Kevin's parents house in Montana. Re-entry is hard! 

5. What I'm dreading
Potty training. 
It's time. 

6. What I'm working on
- Yearly photo books. Goodness. I need to get these done. The birthdays have started!
- My new business with Beautycounter
- The boys rooms - one last wall to take care of in each room. In the market for desks...

7. What I'm excited about
She's here!!!

I can't wait to meet her! 

8. What I'm watching/reading
We have been kinda watching The Bachelorette but not that well. For some reason our DVR only records it half the time. WTH. Anyhow, we are in the market for a new show...clearly.  

9. What I'm listening to
Beautycounter calls. 
I know, it sounds blah, but I am loving this company and all the resources they have available. 

10. What I'm wearing
Sandals! Trying to change up my summer gear with some sassier footwear. lol

11. What I'm doing this weekend
My parents are coming to Dallas so we are excited to spend some time with them! Definitely heading up to the pool for some swimming....and drinks! lol

12. What I'm looking forward to next month
Hayden turning 3! (Totally need to plan something for her...)
Meeting Cora
Visiting friends in Houston
My birthday
School starting!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ryan Turns SEVEN!

The birthday boy requested cheerios for his birthday breakfast...I even offered donuts but he declined.  He does not take his birthday celebrations serious enough yet. 

I think he wanted to power through eating so he could open gifts :)

Hayden and Grayson had summer camp so Ryan and I hung out at home for a little bit and for lunch we picked up his friend Cooper and headed to Chuck e Cheese!

We had our cousins over for Ryan's birthday dinner! We ate, sang happy birthday, opened presents and ate cake! 

And a cookie cake with BB8!

Ryan's Year 7 Questionnaire

1. What is your favorite color? Red
2. What is your favorite toy? Dot & Dash 
3. What is your favorite fruit? Pineapple
4. What is your favorite tv show? Star Wars Lego
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? PB&J
6. What is your favorite outfit? anything
7. What is your favorite game? Battleship
8. What is your favorite snack? (Trader Joes) Chocolate granola bar
9.  What is your favorite animal? Moose
10. What is your favorite song? Happy Birthday song
11. What is your favorite book? Anything with Star Wars
12. Who is your best friend? Thomas
13. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Donuts & cheerios
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play on the blow up water slide
15. What is your favorite drink? Rootbeer
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas and New Years (He loves the big ball drop)
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Just a pillow
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner? Salmon
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Salmon, sautéed spinach and Star Wars mac and cheese. 
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A robotic engineer

And that's SEVEN.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy 4th Y'all!

We started out our morning with the Lakewood Parade!

Ready to roll!

Waiting patiently for the parade to start!

It was pretty hot

The Stonewall Jackson "float"

Loved seeing our friends in the parade!

Love that basically everyone had either OurVillageJewelry or Swag Designs earrings on! Loved all the 4th of July options!!!
I am wearing these:
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Checking out their loot...

Ready for lunch!

We headed over to Matt's El Rancho for some Tex-Mex

Then up to Lakewood to continue out July 4th festivities!

Cotton candy for all.

Sweet girl!

And lastly, a little Martha Washington for your July4th celebration...brought to you by me....and a frozen deep eddy ;)

It was a tough decision but we decided to skip the fireworks this year - probably the last year we can get away with doing that.  

And as for our usual July 4th celebration at the Terry's - well this year was a little crazy with our beach vacation falling the week before...and then July 4th falling on a Tuesday. BUT we did make an appearance - we drove down to Cedar Creek on Sunday to hang out with everyone. Always a good time - wish we had more!

Another great holiday in the books! 

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