Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hello Friends!  It's Friday!
I saw something on Facebook that said there are just 18 Fridays left until Christmas.  WHOA!  This year and summer are flying by!

I'm teaming up again with my girls, Narci and Andrea, to share our Friday Favorites.  :)

I have "A Little Bit of Everything" for you today...(you like what I did there?)

Bike Riding:
 This kid cracks me up.  Apparently, he was inside without a shirt and when he heard we were going out to ride bikes he skipped running up to his room for a shirt for just putting on his winter coat because you know THE STAIRS!  We live in Texas.  Odds are he never would have survived a bike ride in that coat.  #thatkid

Tomorrow is our anniversary and NOTHING says, "Happy Anniversary" like two bikes and a kiddie bike trailer, right?  We've been seeing the Shulls go on family bike rides (they're stroll by our house every once in a while) and they make them look SO fun!  We decided since our big kids are finally big enough to ride solo-it was time.

My thoughts on bike riding...
*It is REALLY fun to go on a bike ride as a family.
*We went overboard the first weekend and my tush was in SO MUCH PAIN.
*Nixon thinks the legit bike brakes are overrated.  At a four-way stop (Actually it's an 8-way stop but I've never heard anyone say that before), Nixon and I held up SIX CARS while he attempted to stop himself.  I must add he was never in danger, but I'm positive my face was extremely red and NOT from the heat.  hahaha!
*It's a great way to get out and be active with the entire family, but if you have a favorite padded bike seat cushion-PLEASE let me know.  :)


Bowen:
This kid is becoming so independent.  He can pretty much hang with the big kids the majority of the time, but when I see things like this I'm reminded how little he still is.  :)



A Visitor:
My cousin, Kody, had to work in Dallas this week so he came and stayed with us.  My kiddos have loved having him here.


Nixon thinks he's the coolest.

Yesterday, we headed to the Dallas World Aquarium.

It was the perfect little adventure for a hot Texas day.

Bowen was pumped about seeing a "Dory" fish.  #andaboutwearingflipflops

We saw the fish, birds, and reptiles, and then we headed straight to Hopdoddy's for a burger.


Owning It:
If you missed it, Natasha from Hello Happiness was here yesterday sharing her crazy and it was GOOD!  


I hope you ladies have a fabulous weekend.  We have a birthday party, fun with friends, and an anniversary dinner on the calendar.  See you back here, Monday!  XOXO


14 comments:

Fabulousandfunlife said...

Happy anniversary!

18 Fridays until Christmas - eewk!!!! That's going to fly by!

Ingrid
http://www.fabulousandfunllife.blogpsot.com.au

kimm atwood said...

Happy anniversary!!! We just all got new bikes this past spring and we love riding with the kids...and please share about a comfy cushy cushion if you find one.!!!' Have a great weekend !

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Nixon in that coat cracks me up! When Carter was little (like maybe 2 1/2) he wanted to go out in the garage with Chris. I told him no because it was too cold. I turned around several minutes later and he had put on rain boots, a scarf, and a hat. AND THAT IS ALL. He was marching out to the garage so proud!

Mix and Match Mama said...

We figured if we biked by your house often enough, you would want to join the fun ;). We need to bike over and hear Ebby Lee's favorite singer soon. Make sure you bring tip money :).

Narci said...

When I saw you out bike riding the other day, I thought "well, that looks like so much fun!!!" Great summer family activity, mama!!

Jess Deisher said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Brandi Little said...

Christmas is a lot closer than I thought it was! Happy Anniversary!

Gina Stepusin said...

Erika! Our local bicycle store has padded bike shorts. They have a padded layer inside and then a regular shorts layer outside. Soooo worth it!

Megan said...

My favorite part of this post was Bowen's flip flops!!! ️Adorable.

Erika Powell said...

Happy Anniversary! The kiddos are so cute and those bike rides sound so fun. Hope you find some padding!

KKjeseth said...

I've seriously loved your blog for so long, I finally decided to start one up! First link up ever :) Thanks for doing this!

Kristi
http://lifeofminnesotanice.blogspot.com/

Kara said...

Tim is on the fence about getting a bike and joining me but I told him it would be super fun! I'll let him know Andrew and Tab do it, that'll convince him :)

Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said...

Haha - Nixon and his coat crack me up!! My kids are the same way...its so hard to run back up those stairs!! Have a wonderful weekend!

The Cold Coffee Blog said...

I'm dreaming of family bike rides one day when my littles get a bit bigger! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to 2 amazing people we love! Y'all rock. Can we reunite soon please?