Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekend Recap

I think I've had sunflowers on our kitchen table for the past two months straight!  I can't help but buy them everytime I stop at the grocery store.  For only $3.99 they are worth having all the time!

Before the weekend actually began we went to Kayla's school to watch her receive her student of the month award.

Can you spot the happiest kid in the picture below?  Yup that would be Kayla!

She was pretty excited about her award and we are pretty proud of her.  Later that night we went out to dinner at Olive Garden where the girls thought it was the best place ever.  I don't know what the big deal is, we eat true delicious Italian food all the time but for some reason it was perfect to them.  After dinner it was movie night back at home with popcorn and m&ms.

Saturday morning when the girls woke up they found all the Halloween movies and books set out for them.  Brooklyn had been asking atleast every other day when they would be put out and I figured Saturday would be perfect because it was cold, cloudy and we were going to be home all day!

They had already watched two of the movies by the time we woke up, hubby and I got to sleep in until 8!!!

Breakfast was some left over apple bars I had made on Thursday.  Here is the recipe if you want to give them a try, they are very good!

A little later on in the morning Kayla and I took a trip to Trader Joes to pick up a few things.  Then it was back home to hang out for the rest of the day.
The girls read, played games, rode bikes and watched more Halloween movies.

For dinner I made Cheeseburger Soup and afterwards it was bathtime for the littles

Once they were tucked away in bed hubby and I grabbed some drinks and hung out on the back patio.  It was cold enough for a sweater and we loved every second of the chill in the air! 
Saturday was a great day.

Sunday morning the girls and I made soyrizo burriotos.  Kayla wanted to crack open the eggs and Brooklyn helped me scramble them before pouring them in with the soyrizo.

I really didn't think Brooklyn was going to eat it but she said she would try it.  Much to our surprise she loved it and ate an entire burrito!  I told her she would make papa proud, here's her thumbs up for soyrizo burritos. 

of course Kayla and the rest of us loved 'em as well.

After clean sheets on all the beds and tidying up we headed out to a friends 4th birthday party.  Look at how adorable the set up was,

and the cake was just too cute!

The girls had so much fun playing with all of the other kids and were nice and tired by the time we got home.  
I love when we wrap up the weekend knowing it could not have been any more perfect!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Happy Fall

Last week while Brooklyn and I waited up at Riley's Farms for my nephew and sister n law to meet us we walked around and did a little exploring, that was until we spotted the beautiful bright colors of the flowers ahead of us.  I could not believe how beautiful they all were!  I really need to get back up there to pick some, they are only 25 cents a stem!!  Whenever we have seen the flowers in the past it was usually mid October when we are there picking out our pumpkins and by then the flowers are on their way out, faded and not so pretty.  This time they were so pretty!
 At first, Brooklyn was a bit scared walking up and down the aisles because of all the bees but once she spotted the butterflies she was running up and down the aisles and I was a bit more worried she was going to get stung.  Luckily the bees left us alone and we got to enjoy all the beauty around.  I thought sharing all of these beautiful pictures would be a great way to start of our first day of Fall,

Friday, September 19, 2014

Apple Picking

After I picked Brooklyn up from school yesterday we drove up the hill to meet my sister n law and nephew to do some apple picking.  Brooklyn was so excited she announced it to everyone as soon as I dropped her off at school.  I was excited to get some cute pictures of our little pickers since it is always so beautiful up there.  I love how serene and relaxing it is just spending a couple hours up there.

Both Brooklyn and Jonas loved eating the apples, it was so much fun watching them together.

Unfortunately Kayla was at school and could not come, we also had to get back to pick her up so didn't stay too long but I'm thinking maybe we should plan a weekend every Fall where we can have an apple picking cousins day?!!