Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Weekend Recap

We had such a fun weekend!  
It started off Friday morning taking these girls to school and helping out in Brooklyn's classroom for the morning.

Then happily enjoying a glass of wine later in the evening while the pizza was cooking.

Annual family movie night, we watched Mighty Joe Young.

We only had one soccer game Saturday and it wasn't until 11:45 so this is what Saturday morning looked like.

I baked up some Trader Joes's cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

After Brooklyn's soccer game we headed over to my parents to celebrate Jonas' 4th birthday.  It was a Star Wars themed party and the girls had fun posing for photos.

Kayla asked if she could do some selfies...

Jonas, Brooklyn and Kayla

Brooklyn made Jonas a birthday card and I thought it was adorable.  Her and Jonas share the love of hedgehogs so she drew him a hedgehog card.

I Love this picture!!!  
Wish Brooklyn was in it too then it would be perfect.  Look at those smiles!

Happy 4th Birthday Jonas!!

After the party we met some friends at our local Oktoberfest.

This is Landon, him and Kayla played on the same t-ball team about 5 years ago and since then he has been like a brother to the girls.  When we were at the Oktoberfest four years ago Kayla and Landon posed in the same picture so we decided to recreate it this year.
2013    &    2017

They all had so much fun playing the games, bouncing in the huge pirate ship and rolling around in the giant hamster balls

Sunday morning I woke up and found Brooklyn still passed out and almost falling out of her bed.  She slept until 9, which is a record for her.  She is definitely becoming my sleep in kid.

We stayed home all day on Sunday and I made beef drip sandwiches that cooked in the oven all day.  They were delicious for dinner!

After dinner the girls played outside until it was time for showers and even though it was a little chilly out it felt like a Summer evening.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Life Lately

September started off  with a three day weekend, thank you Labor day, and on that Friday night hubby and I had a date night at one of our favorite spots in Palm Springs.

Then on Saturday my mom and I headed out to the L.A. County Fair for our annual mother/daughter night out and country concert.

It definitely wasn't our favorite performances but we still had a great time together!

Sunday morning the girls, Brooklyn mainly, brought out as many toys as she could to play in the family room.

Knowing there is no school or work on Monday calls for the perfect Sunday evening at home relaxing!

Once the girls were back in school chaos was back in full effect and I got a call from Kayla while she was at school that one of her teeth had cracked in half!  I called the dentist right away and got her in only to find out that it was no big deal and her tooth was just ready to fall out and had thinned so much that it cracked while she ate her snack at school.  Who knew?  I was relieved that it wasn't anything serious and so was Kayla.  The dentist pulled it out and gave it to her to leave for the tooth fairy. 

Kayla left it by her bed but when she woke up there wasn't any money in the usual tooth fairy pillow so she wrote this note and left it, the tooth was cracked so she figured she might not get anything but to her surprise when she went to make her bed that morning she found the money left under her pillow instead of in the tooth fairy pillow.   She then wrote another note below since the fairy didn't take the tooth.  She said it's only fair that the fairy take her tooth since she left her money.  I love her sweet notes!!

Warm weather called for an after school surprise trip to 31 Flavors for some ice cream cones.

Sometimes you just have to hide in your bedroom and enjoy some snacks alone with the door locked! #momlife

Soccer Saturdays are in full effect over here.

Brooklyn made me so proud this past Saturday, scoring 2 goals!   She went from being a bit intimidated out on the field to having so much confidence this last Saturday.   Working out with Kayla and her team has done wonders for her!

Monday was Patriot's day and the girls wore their red, white and blue to school

and while they were at school I lit my first pumpkin candle!

No practice on Wednesday which is also early release day means a whole lot of time to play together!

So far this month has been so nice, we've been busy but we've also had some amazing Sundays at home to recharge together.  The weather is finally cooling off and I'm hoping it stays because I'm ready to get into that holiday mood that starts in a few more weeks!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Golden Birthday Celebration

Saturday afternoon after a morning of soccer games we celebrated Brooklyn's birthday with the immediate family.  Since it was her "Golden Birthday" we went with a gold theme and threw in some 8's here and there and called it a day.

How adorable is this cookie cake that was given to her?

Most of my pictures happened before the family arrived so I only got a family picture with us and then with my parents after that my camera was pretty much down until we sang Happy Birthday and she opened her presents.  I try to remember to take pictures throughout these events but I'm also trying to enjoy the event which doesn't seem to go together if I'm busy taking pictures the entire time.

Cutest balloon courtesy of her uncle Matt and his fiance Brittnie

Brooklyn with her party people, cousin Jonas, Kayla and her brother from another mother, Landon.  Love these four kiddos!!

My favorite part is watching this girl open her presents because she squeals and screams opening each one.   You know she truly loves what she is getting because you can see and hear her excitement with each gift.

I still can't believe she is 8 but it was a wonderful time spent celebrating her with all of our family on Saturday.   We had planned to go to Knott's Berry Farm on Sunday but plans were changed so we still owe her a trip there which we will be doing soon so her celebrations are not over quite yet!