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 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! 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Seacrest Beach

Friday, June 23rd! Happy birthday Kevin - let's take a drive....
All packed up and headed to the beach!
We split the drive up and spent the first night in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Some BBQ for dinner!

Saturday morning we woke up, grabbed some food and got on the road. We made it to Seacrest around 2pm and the kids were so excited to jump in the pool. 

Kevin was the first adult to go to sleep the first night. When I got to our room this is what I was dealing with. 

Such a sweet little girl! Love this face :)

Happy Sunday!

Ready for the beach!

That afternoon the guys went out for a bike ride. And got stuck in a crazy storm! The kids were pretty pumped about it.

Grayson got a little tennis in too...he loves it!

Monday morning I got up and went for a run - then when I got back Kevin and I took some of the kids for donuts. 

And then the beach.

That night we grabbed Cowgirl Kitchen and ate in the common area...there was live music that the kids danced to.

I love this picture - mainly because I have another one and Ali has a normal smile. But this one makes me laugh. 

And we scootered/biked home

Mimosas on the beach!

This guy LOVED the sand. 

Grayson was sooooo tired (imagine that). Since I refused to carry him, he actually was ok hitching a ride in the wagon.  A little unconventional, but successful nonetheless.  

For dinner Tuesday night we went to The Hub.

Group HUG!

Happy for ice cream. When she saw Uncle Bryan in line for ice cream she didn't leave his side - and kept tapping wacking him so that he wouldn't forget she was there. She's a doll. 

I love Hayden's pose in this picture. It's the total girl pose. Except her face...she really just wants me to stop taking pictures so she can enjoy her ice cream. 

So happy!

On Wednesday we decided to switch things up. We thought we'd try the community pool in the morning and the beach in the afternoon.

The community pool is large, but it gets crazy crowded. Plus there were so many bugs, nats or whatever they are. They were driving me bonkers. 

Sheridan was a hit!

The weather was a little iffy, so instead of hitting up the beach we decided to do a little shopping in Rosemary. 

Tate loved the wagon!

Wednesday was also Joe's 5th birthday - so we celebrated with cake and presents!

And then the adults went out to dinner without the kids....

I thought I was so creative with this picture. Bryan looks a little creepy though. 

Thursday morning we woke up to RAIN! 
So we headed into Seaside...

Somehow Terra's phone fell underneath the porch...and we tried to get it with grilling utensils. We also used each of our children's arms but they just weren't long enough. Ben decided to take one for the team - he suited up (see below) 
 and was going to crawl under the house to retrieve the phone. Bryan was headed out the door to buy a hammer - he had plans to bust open the porch...and us ladies...well, we pulled it together and with a little team work shimmied that darn thing out. It was amazing. There was a lot of cheering. 
We were proud. It was a moment. Maybe you had to be there. 

After dinner I had everyone try a Beautycounter mask. 
What? That's not normal?

Yup - everyone.
And of course they all fell in love with Beautycounter. ;)

After two days without the beach we desperately needed a good beach day! 
And Friday was perfect!

My kids were huge fans of being buried in the sand. Ryan laid there for a good 45 minutes or so....

Lil ninja - she would karate chop the waves. It was pretty cute!

Oh look - he's still in the sand!

I also found a sea cucumber (or something) and a sand dollar. Woot woot!

Then we moved on to Ben.

The little ones napped...

And Ali even got in the water! 
First time ever! 

Hayden was obsessed with the beach. She loved everything about it!

We headed back to the house around 3pm and did a little swimming. Afterwards the dads took the kids for ice cream while the moms started packing up...

Last night in Seacrest...Go out with a bang!

Packing up...

My favorite picture ever. 
She passed out with her glow sticks on. Party girl!

We had such a great time with the Jackson's and Botterman's. Can't wait to do it again!

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