Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Easter Weekend

Friday, we went to the gym and just a few minutes into my workout Bowen had a nasty fall.  One of the childcare workers came to get me so I could check it out.  After calling a friend, I knew he'd be fine.  But...we came home and I let them get crazy nasty outside with sidewalk paint!  I noticed this random Jesus sticker on Bowen's back while we were outside.  I posted this on IG and I LOVED Britteny's hashtag #jesushashisback!!!  haha!!

It started out all fun and games and then...

Things got NASTY!!!  hahaha!  They were a MESS!

But they had a BLAST and told me several times it was the BEST DAY EVER!!
Just for the record her leggings already had the splattered paint look.  :)

Friday night we celebrated Nixon's birthday with a few friends at Main Event. (Because a week of celebrating isn't enough, right?)

Love these crazies!!

Happiest kiddo ever!!

Andrew's hand was in the way!!!  I looked down at the boys and they BOTH had their tongues out!!  haha!

Like father, like son??

Presley knows a thing or two about hunting...check this girl out!  

Birthdays are officially OVER!!!  Boy, we had so much fun celebrating!! kiddos were so glad to see these friends return from vacation!  :)

Saturday, Nixon had a t-ball game bright and early.  We followed the game with the McAnally's Monster Birthday Party.  It was SO cute!!  We had plans to go to our church's Easter Egg-stravaganza, but Ebby Lee started running a fever.  I think it was only her allergies!  Whew!  She took a 4 1/2 hour nap!!!  And...seemed to be doing much better.

Be still my heart!!!

Somebody wasn't feeling the picture thing...

It never worked out for us!!!  Keepin' it REAL!! 

M & G came to church with us and then we came back to our house for lunch.

We headed home for lunch and then everyone enjoyed an Easter nap!!  Perfection in my book!!

Hope you had a GREAT Easter weekend!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

5 on Friday

It's Friday!!  Tab was out of town this week and I am SO GLAD it's Friday!   We're looking forward to a great Easter weekend!  Hope you are too!  Here are today's 5...

#1 Nixon's Easter party
Yesterday, Nixon's class had an egg hunt and a picnic lunch.

I was CRACKING up at Nixon's "basket".  It was the Cars bag!  hahaha!  We waited until yesterday morning to find his basket and it's MIA!!!

I grabbed the boys a Happy Meal and they were in heaven!

#2 Public Service Announcement...I almost didn't go up to Nixon's lunch.  It was right in the middle of the day.  The teachers had told me only one parent had said they were coming.  I had things I needed to get done at home and some errands to run.  But...Wednesday night the lady who teaches our study at church talked about "Quality Time" as a love language.  She also talked about how it's important to spend focused attention with each kid.  I had "mom guilt" during the class and decided I should go to his lunch the next day.  Who cares about the laundry, right?  LADIES...listen to this!! the middle of the boys eating their lunch and our table talking about what cartoons are their favorites, Nixon leans over to me (at school) and whispers, "Mom, I love you".  I MELTED!! 

Mamas, today let the laundry pile up a little or sit your cell phone down...who knows what your distraction might be, but ALL these little moments are slowly passing us by!  We only have a SMALL amount of time with our kiddos...don't take these moments for granted!!  Okay...thanks for letting me rant!

#3 Johnny from Y & R
I've mentioned before that I've been told Johnny from Young & the Restless looks like Bowen.  Think it has a LOT to do with the haircut!  ha!  But...check out Johnny's shirt from Wednesday's episode!

Now...check out Nixon's shirt!!  hahaha!  Apparently Genoa City has a Gap too or Victoria Newman enjoys online shopping as well!  ha!

I looked to see if they still had the shirt in stock.  This is the only color option they had left...super cute!

#4 Birchbox
I blogged about my love for Birchbox here.  I just received my April box and thought it'd be fun to share my goodies with you.  Here are this month's treasures...Color Club nail polish, Yogini by Harvey Prince, Number 4 High Performance Clarifying Shampoo (and I got a bonus reconstructing masque as well), Sumitas eyeliner, and a KIND healthy grain bar.  Super fun!!  I can't wait to try it all!!

For only $10 a month, you can sign up here.
I love that for only $10, I get to sample products and then I can purchase anything I truly love.
You need to check it out!!  I'm seriously like a kid on Christmas when it arrives!!  haha!

Also...when you receive your products, if you go online and review each product you will earn 10 points for each product.  So in one month you can earn 50 points.  100 points is $10.  After two or three months, of just reviewing products you'll have enough "money" in your account to purchase your favorite thing!   This might be confusing, but if you signed up or have questions about this e-mail me!

#5  Nixon Celebrates AGAIN!
M & G took Nixon out last night to celebrate his birthday.  He chose the restaurant AND they let him choose his own birthday gifts!!  He had a GREAT time!!

Hope you guys have a GREAT Easter weekend!!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Birthday Week 2014

 We had a busy busy week!!
Ebby Lee got a new bike for her birthday.  For her birthday, we hit up the bike trail so she could try out the new bike.

Bowen fell asleep LIKE THIS!!  Who does that??  A third kid...that's who!  ;)

After half a lap, they needed to take a break to look at birds through the binoculars...ha!

Prepare yourself...when we got back to our house the kiddos and my mom rested.  Bruce and Tab (in between working) were trying to get our pool up and running.  Tab and I are new to the pool so we let it become a HOT NASTY MESS this winter.  We had a LOT of work to do!!  Our backyard was a disaster!!  You might need to grab a paper bag before you look at these pictures!!  I'm NOT kidding.  Grab your bag!  haha!
I know!!  It was HORRIBLE!!

I'm keeping it REAL today!!  Our pool was SO nasty!!  Tab was gone, so I thought I should help Bruce as much as I could.

Do you see my legs??  ICK!!  Proof that I worked hard!!!  This is the scary part.  I'm not following those nasty pictures up with a good one!!  The pool is back up and running!  But...the concrete guys are coming in 4 weeks (YES!!  I KNOW!!  WAY too long!) to finish it up!  I'll post pics AFTER all of that.

Bowen took some bluebonnet pictures with Mrs. Narci.  Can't wait to see them!!

Ebby Lee chose Culver's for her birthday dinner.  So random!!!  Back in the fall, she got her tonsils out and my mom took her to Culver's a couple days later.  She is 100% certain that the Culver's meal made her feel SO MUCH BETTER!

 My sweet five-year-old!!

Thursday before mom and I shopped and shopped while the big kids were busy at school.

Proof that B was there too!!

And Boo too!!

Friday we hit up the park with these crazies!

This kid seriously thinks he's four too!

Saturday was Nixon's birthday.  We started the day with presents!!

After the zoo, we played and played and played basketball!

Nixon picked a chocolate cake with chocolate icing!  His very favorite!

Bowen was SO glad Nixon chose chocolate!!

Birthday week 2014 was a huge success...don't you think that chocolatey smile proves it??

After all that fun, on Sunday...Bowen did a little crushin' on Miss G (who turns one today)!

Hope you all had a GREAT week too!!