Wednesday, July 05, 2017

This and That

Phew! A little catch-up post before we head out to California tomorrow morning. It's been awhile since I've post about our little corner of the world. 

My friend Jodie and I went to a wine party last Thursday. I had no idea what it was about and found out that it was actually a multi-tiered marketing event. Not our cup of tea, but we had so much fun because we met up with some of our other friends and just enjoyed each other's company and the wine that we brought with us :-) 

The house where the party was at was very museum-like and just gorgeous. Lots of modern furniture and art.

The next day, I packed up the kids and met up with a some friends at Hawaiian Falls. The kids loved it! This was our first time there and it was perfect-lots of little slides for the little kids and big slides for the big kids. Mark was brave and enjoyed the big slides with the big kids as well.

The big kids.

The little kids.

Some big kids and some little kids. It was impossible to get them all in the picture at once.

Mark and Tristan. They've been friends since Mark was two.

Mark went on this ride with the big kids like 5 times.

Waiting in line with his big brothers. Such a big boy!

On Saturday, Michael had his soccer signing with Liverpool. He was so proud. I'm not sure who's more excited about next season - His dad or him...

One Sunday, Michael got invited to go to BSR Cable Park in Waco with his friend Michael. He had a blast and couldn't wait to tell us about it when he got home.

My friend Jodie sent a ton of videos of Michael doing flips off the slides. She's so sweet and great at documenting all her events.

On Monday, Mark had his annual check-up where we had to catch up on his shots. He had to get 4! But he was so brave and didn't even cry. I was also proud on how he answered all the questions the 
doctor asked with confidence! As of 7/3, he is 42 1/2 inches tall and weighs in at 39 lbs. Tenth percentile in both height and weight.

Getting his vision screening done.

Waiting for the doctor

Later that evening, we celebrated 4th of July at Stars and Stripes at our town square which is a tradition that we started last year and hope to continue on after the boys go off to college. Our plan was to have dinner, walk over to the movie theater to see Cars 3 and then go out to our spot to enjoy the fireworks. Unfortunately the service at the restaurant we went to was at a snail's pace and we ended up missing our showtime so we just walked around and enjoyed the Stars and Stripes festivities.

The fireworks show was awesome! Can't wait until next year!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

I'm joining the "What's Up Wednesday" fun with Mel, Sheaffer and Shay this week. 

What We’re Eating This Week
It’s all about grilling this time of the year. Far less time to clean up and more time to swim. Fresh corn is on my menu a lot in the summer. 

What I’m Reminiscing About
My middle monkey turned 12 this month so it won’t be long before I have 2 teenage sons on my hands. He’s still such a sweetie and still loves to cuddle with this mama, but I know that this will change soon. Sad face.

I miss his chubby little face so much. 

What I’m Loving
Lazy summer days. I’m loving that we don’t have to rush around in the morning to get everybody out of the house or hurry from one activity to the next. I love that we can just hang around the house in our jammies all day if we want to. I don’t sign my kids up for camp over summer breaks – so we pick up and go to the park or have playdates with friends when the mood strikes us.

What I’ve Been Up To
We just got back from our Florida trip. Such a fun trip. We’ve been swimming a lot and just enjoying our break.

We've been painting

catching lizards in our backyard

going to the pool with our friends 

and of course, lots of swimming in our pool

What I’m Dreading

What I’m Working On
I’m working on getting paperwork done for the upcoming school year. Boring. I’m also working on decluttering. First up? My closet! I’ve realized that there’s lots of stuff in there that doesn’t need to be in there – boxes, clothes that I don’t wear, wire hangers (yuck), etc.

This book is my inspiration.

And as I was searching on Amazon for it, I came across this book. This might be fun to read. Haha.

What I’m Excited About
Some alone time with my main squeeze. This summer we have not one, but 2 trips planned without the kids. We are spending 10 day in Hawaii (one of my fave places to be) and another week in Puerta Vallerta (new place to see).

What I’m Watching/Reading
Since it’s summer and not much is on (that I know of), M and I have been watching Dateline, 48 Hours, and 20/20 together. We are so exciting. Haha.

I’ve started “The Last Anniversary” by Liane Moriarty. I’ve also got a bunch more of her books on Kindle to take with me on our trips.

What I’m Listening to:
Whatever is on the radio…

What I’m Wearing
Shorts, tank tops, summer dresses and flip-flops. Oh-and swimsuits!

What I’m Doing This Weekend
Hawaiian Falls with friends, celebrating the Fourth of July fireworks and packing for California!

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month
Our family trip to California and quality time with the hubby in Hawaii!