Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekend Recap

Another good weekend is over!
Friday night the girls played outside riding bikes, scooters and driving their car.  They disappeared for a bit going into the neighbors yard to play which we later explained to them that they need to come ask us in the future before just taking off!

Daddy was gone all day Saturday spending the day at the Long Beach Grand Prix with his brother so it was just us girls for the day.  Kayla had a game in the morning and then we rushed home to eat lunch and head out to a birthday party.

The party was for a little boy in Brooklyn's class that she just adores.  They both like each other and play so well together.  I was a bit nervous to go since I had only talked to his mom a few times and knew I would not know anyone there.   I had to bring Kayla as well since I did not have a babysitter.  She ended up having a lot of fun since he had a cousin the same age as her.  In fact everyone was very nice and we all had a great time!

Brooklyn made his birthday card and I about died when I saw the front of it.  Her and Brayden holding an umbrella together and she pointed out they were both wearing mittens.  In the inside she drew him balloons but they are superhero balloons, too cute!!  

When we got home, we all got cleaned up and cuddled up on the couch with some popcorn to watch 'The Karate Kid'  The girls loved the movie and I had forgotten how good it was!  There are so many movies these girls need to see still.  Can't wait to show them all of the 'Back to the Future' movies.

Sunday morning we all slept in and eventually the girls took over our bed (my favorite kind of mornings)!

Daddy said he would go get donuts and I did not object.  It was the perfect slow Sunday morning in our house.

Later on it was outside to play and eat lunch on the front steps 

Kayla volunteered to go to the grocery store with me to get food for the week

While I got dinner ready daddy went through the boxes of camping gear that have been arriving the last few weeks.  It's almost time for our first outing!  The girls were excited to see their very own chairs in their favorite color.

We ended the night outside.  The girls rode their bikes/scooter while hubby and I walked.  Why do the weekends have to go by so fast?!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Life Lately

It's been a week since I've posted and all I've got is some iphone pics of what we've been up to.  The days are going by way too fast and there is only a little over a month of school left until Summer!!!  Most of our nights are spent at the ballpark for either games or practice and they ended up adding another game last minute for Kayla which meant 3 games and 1 practice in a week.  We weren't too happy about that but it ended up being a fun game that included the parents and the girls had a blast.  I have more pictures below but first let's start with the rest of the week,

Saturday night we were off to hang out with friends but mommy got the time wrong and we were gonna be an hour early.  Good thing there was a Wendy's nearby so we could stop and get some Frosty's!

The kids later that night winding down and watching Frozen after a fun night 

Sunday evening I made a delicious pizza pasta salad that everyone loved.  The weather was so nice we ate outside and were very sad the weekend was coming to an end.

Monday morning I decided it was time to start waking up early and working out again.  I figured walking to school would be a great little extra to my workout and the girls were happy to ride their scooters.

My Stitch Fix box arrived this week and I was so excited!!  I link up my Pinterest board so my stylist can see my style and get an idea of what I like and she did awesome!  I love, love, love the bag and was sent some cute clothes.  If you are interested in joining click here.  You only pay $20.00 and that is credited to whatever clothes/bags/accessories you want to buy!!!   Whatever you don't want you send back for free.  Prices for items are very reasonable and it is quite a treat to get this in the mail now and then.

I had completely forgot that the girls received these Snackeez cups in their Easter baskets so I pulled them out and filled them with cheez-its for school pick up.  They were pretty happy to find them in their seats when they climbed in the car.

While out and about running errands I had a bit of time to run into our library.  I grabbed The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks and have been reading it while waiting to pick up Kayla from school.

Brooklyn thought our kitty needed to keep warm so she covered him up and I swear he slept here all day!  I'm pretty jealous of the life he leads.

Last night was Kayla's extra game that the league added.  They had to play the game backwards meaning they batted opposite and had to run to third when they hit the ball.  Each girl got to bring one parent to play on the field with them and we nominated daddy.

It was pretty fun watching these girls laughing and just having fun without the stress of winning!

Whoohoooo it's Friday!!!
We walked/scootered to school again this morning and then I came home and did yoga while Brooklyn joined along now and then.  Today we are off to get some errands ran and then it's pizza and drinks for dinner cuz there is NO softball tonight!!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ten On Ten

Sharing our April Ten on Ten over here.
Can't believe that after today there will only be one more Ten on Ten happening during the school year and after that it will be Summer vacation!!!  Whoohooo, I'm officially on count down mode but for now here is a school day Ten on Ten.

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Kayla is up early on most mornings and lately when I get up I find her in bed enjoying a book,

All ready to take Kayla off to school, we are so happy it's Friday!

After dropping Kayla off at school, Brooklyn and I did some grocery shopping and then it was back home where I hunkered down to pay bills, order some camping necessities and get both girls all signed up for soccer in the Fall.  It felt like I sat here forever but I got a long list of things done.  Thank goodness for the internet, what was the world like without it!!??

Brooklyn stayed entertained by dragging all the cars out to the family room which she played with in between watching 'The Book of Life'.
(It's now the end of the day and she has watched this movie 4 times today!!)

Baked up some of our favorite peanut butter m&m cookies which we must save and not eat all of them since they are for tomorrow

After baking I cleaned the kitchen until it sparkled so I took a picture.  I never take pictures of our kitchen because truthfully it is the one thing in our home I dream of changing.  Someday I will have my all white dream kitchen but until then this is where all my cooking and baking takes place.   Now that I see this picture I realize those flour, sugar and tea canisters on top of my cabinets are going to be sold tomorrow morning at our yard sale, they look horrible and our barstools are soon going to be painted because that white just stands out too much!   Funny how you notice things in  a picture more than when you just look on your own.  Oh and one last thing, I love my trailer cookie jar over there in the right corner my mother in law got us for Easter, so cute!!

My PopSugar Box arrived today.
The candle below is my favorite, it smells amazing and I'm buying more to use as gifts asap!

I picked up this little rock star today and she was wearing her new shirt.   She reached one million words read this year and was so excited to get this shirt and a coupon for a free milkshake at Baker's.  Love my smarty pants!

In my next life I want to be a cat.  With all of the chaos going on around this sweet kitty he just lays here quietly and naps!

Friday night game night!
Both of the girls had games tonight at the same time and lucky for me I could see them both playing at the same time which was great since they were both up to bat at the exact same time and both got great hits, Yay!

Happy Weekend!  I'm ready for bed.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


There are a ton of pictures so be warned!!
We had a wonderful Easter this year, the girls were so excited with their baskets that the bunny left behind and had a blast running around finding the eggs he hid for them. We had the family over in the afternoon for an early dinner and another egg hunt for the kids.  I love that the weather seems to always work out perfectly so that we can spend the day in the backyard enjoying ourselves.

I think she loved the book!

They sure look sweet and innocent but the picture below is more true to their personalities.  They are much crazier and silly than you'll ever know.  Love this picture!

Jonas is here!