Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Weekend & St. Patrick's Day Recap

Happy 1st day of Spring! 
Our weather here today is actually perfect and it feels just like Spring although rain is headed our way so my one day of wearing flip flops will be replaced with rain boots real soon.  Over the weekend Kayla had a soccer tournament in a city somewhat nearby and thankfully we were done with games early enough in the day that I could still make a traditional St. Patty's day feast but as far as us all wearing green for the day that didn't really happen as Kayla was in uniform and we all pretty much wore our team shirts to support our girl.

Brooklyn started out her Friday reading right after school.  Both of the girls know they have to read for atleast 30 minutes and sometimes its an hour before any screen time or video games and then that time is limited as well because I'd much rather have them playing together using their imaginations all day long!

While I waited for hubby to come home for dinner I poured myself a nice glass of red wine to enjoy.  It helped me get ready for a busy weekend.

We were up at 6am Saturday and had to leave by 7 to get to the fields so our breakfast on St. Patrick's day was a bowl of Lucky Charms.

Killing some time before the games 

Brooklyn read while we all watched a very intense game

They lost the first game by one and we had awhile to kill before game number 2 so the girls ate some lunch on the swings and then played on the playground for about an hour.

Game number two was a loss as well so we pretty much knew Sunday would be a one game day.

As soon as we got home I got started on our dinner.  While dinner was cooking and the girls were playing, hubby and I got to watch some of our shows which was nice.

Time to EAT!!!

dessert was mint chocolate brownies

 The girls showered up and we all cuddled on the couch to watch Jurassic Park together.   Apparently our kitty wanted to cuddle with us as well.

Sunday mornings game was at 10 so we got a little more time at home to sleep in.   The team we played was really good and we ended up losing again.   After coming in first place in our first tournament and then not winning any games this tournament the girls felt a little defeated.  But our coach explained to them that this tournament was with teams that are extras which means they play year round together and have played for years together while we are only a select team which is just put together for a few months.  That made them feel better and explained a lot because the teams that we played were very good.

After Sunday's game we came back home and got yard work done, laundry done and then went out to dinner.  It was very nice to not cook or have to clean up a kitchen after Saturday nights dinner.

This week is going to fly by, the girls have minimum days half of the week and Spring Break is next week so we are definitely excited to get it done with so we can enjoy some family time!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ten On Ten

Happy March Ten on Ten!
It's a rainy Saturday over here and we have two sick kiddos so there isn't much excitement going on in our day except a lot of time at home which is fine with me since it's a rainy day and all.

Kayla has been home from school just about everyday with a horrible cough.   I took her and Brooklyn to the doctor on Wednesday and they gave her antibiotics so she seems to be getting a little better.  She had soccer team pictures this morning so she geared up and I hoped she would get through it without a coughing attack.

My other sick child and I stayed in our pj's and relaxed while daddy and Kayla headed out.

Kayla made it through her pictures and seems to be doing better today.  My goal is that both girls are back at school on Monday.   Being stranded at home for the entire week has been fun for me!

This morning while we watched our Price is Right recordings Kayla drew pictures of herself in her soccer outfit,

and Brooklyn sang her heart out down the hall by her bedroom while building with her Legos.

In the afternoon the girls ran off and played barbies together, hubby went and watched some racing he had recorded and I cuddled up on the couch alone and watched The Barefoot Contessa, not the cooking show but the 1954 movie.  I love old movies they are so romantic and perfect on a rainy day but this one was not one of my favorites.

Mid afternoon on a rainy day called for some homemade hot chocolate!  It's a new favorite around here and so simple to make.  I use this recipe here.

I've slowly been changing out the house for Spring and right now there are only a few bunnies out for Easter.  I have St. Patrick's Day decor out now so I'm not even sure how much of our Easter decorations will be pulled out this year.  The girls are on Spring Break the week before Easter and we are hoping to go camping but who knows how the weather will be.  I guess if we are stuck home I'll have time to decorate otherwise who knows.

Dinner tonight was easy spaghetti and meatballs while we watched the movie, Into the Woods together.

The girls seemed to be doing a lot better today and I didn't even have to give anyone cough medicine at all today so that is a huge deal after days and days of medicine.  I'd say that is a successful Saturday!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


February is over and now I'm secretly already in Summer countdown mode over here, only 3 months and 2 days til Summer break!  I take that back I'm excited for Summer but I'm also very sad and a little nervous because it means I will have a middle schooler over here.   How did that happen???   I'm not ready for my first born to be a teenager so when she spends her weekends playing Lego's with her sister all day I'm happy and reminded that she still is my little girl.

Helping out in Brooklyn's class I get to see all of the fun projects they worked on and I laughed out loud reading about her 100 year old life.

The first half of February was very warm so there was a lot of outside time spent together on our free weekends.  Brooklyn picked out the craziest outfit to wear on one particular Sunday

Family Walks are my favorite on the weekends

followed by an evening playing in the sprinklers

best buddies!
Kayla is writing a story while Brooklyn is reading, they are always together.

This girl came out to us on a Saturday night to teach us what she had learned about atoms, neutrons and protons!  Hubby and I were speechless and I immediately texted her teacher and was like, how does she know this??   Her teacher said she just decided to watch a video on her chromebook all on her own and started taking notes.  Her teacher said her notes were incredible and she is definitely a smarty.

Super Bowl Sunday at our friends house, Kayla looked too cute in her hat not to take a pic.

Brooklyn and our favorite lil man, Landon

All ready for school in her kitty dress

Fridays at the school, just making a ton of copies for 2nd graders

Brooklyn's hair is so thick, I curled her hair for the father daughter dance and it stayed perfect for the entire weekend!  My hair curls for about a second and then it's straight again.

Kayla and I had planned to enjoy a night to ourselves with ice cream and movies while daddy and Brooklyn were at the dance but instead had to go to a scrimmage for soccer

She ended up hurting her knee at the game and had to be carried off the field.  It was not a fun moment but luckily she is okay and we iced it and she enjoyed some ice cream afterward.

Kayla and her cousin Tessa hanging out on a Saturday night

Enjoying the UFC fight with a yummy drink

Tessa with her Aunties

Brooklyn is so good with little kids, she always enjoys playing with them and is so patient

Both of the girls enjoyed playing with their cousins toys

Sundays are best cuddled in bed with all of my babies

We watched a lot of the Olympics this month, it was fun seeing the girls so into them.

Both Beaumont Select teams at their last practice before they left for their first tournament the next morning.

Just looking for a new nap spot

Hubby and I had a date night after we got our taxes done and when we came back to my parents we found them all playing Clue together.

The last two weeks of February has been cold!  It appears Winter finally showed up and I spent a few days of the girls break just wrapped in a blanket most of the day

Daddy was gone one night for work so the girls and I enjoyed grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup

Followed by a girls movie night in bed

Our lazy weekends are coming to an end after this upcoming weekend since we will be back to soccer games so I have been loving the mess of Lego's all over the family room on Saturdays and Sundays

Girls lunch and shopping trip to Target & Justice

All our girls hanging out in the park

This girls hair was so long and such a pain to brush through every night so when she agreed I could cut it I did it immediately.  She wanted it short and now she loves that she can easily brush through it all on her own after her showers.

We woke up to a light dusting of snow yesterday!

Brooklyn ran down the hallway to tell me it snowed, she was so excited!   I was really hoping it would have been more but it's been so long since we have gotten snow that I'll take it.

This picture below was from exactly 6 years ago yesterday which is the amount of snow we were all hoping for.

When the girls got home from school I made homemade hot chocolate and it was the most delicious thing ever!  I don't think I'll ever even buy the hot chocolate packets again. 

If it's not Brooklyn fighting the cat to sit next to me at night its the cat fighting with Brooklyn.  Brooklyn was laying next to me and when Vinnie realized he couldn't get next to me he decided to just lay on Brooklyn instead.

February 28th started off perfect, no bad moods, everyone was very happy this morning and it was wonderful.   Fingers crossed the rest of the afternoon goes just as smoothly!!!