Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What's Up Wednesday {2.22.17}

Happy Wednesday! Today our weather is going to be in the 70's! That is simply just insane but I will gladly take it!!

Today I'm linking up with Mel, Shay & Shaeffer for What's Up Wednedsay

What we're eating this week:

On Monday I made one of our favorites - one pan sausage & veggies

We had tacos for taco Tuesday last night per Brayden's request. The rest of the week will be easy stuff but will also include my shrimp & asparagus over quinoa

This Happy Life:

What I'm reminiscing about:

Our 2015 Disney trip has been on my mind lately since I'm now in full planning mode for our trip later this year. We had the absolute best time last time we went and I can only hope it will be the same if not better this year

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What I'm loving:

My new hoodie! It's so gorgeous in person and so comfy! Best purchase I've made in a while

I am also loving these wedges - I have been eyeing them since last year and they are finally on sale! I had a Nordstrom credit so I finally bit the bullet - I cannot wait to get them!

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What we've been up to:

With this crazy gorgeous weather, we've been outside alot! Park time, walks, scooters, bikes, playing baseball, you name it we've been doing it

What I'm dreading:

Ughhh my umbilical hernia is next Thursday and to say I'm nervous would be an understatement! I have had 3 c-sections so you think I wouldn't be so anxious but I am. This will be my first time being completely put under and I think that has me the most nervous. I just want it to go smooth and be over with already

What I'm working on:

Actually quite a few projects! I've been so lucky with some amazing opportunities that have come my way - you'll be seeing everything on the blog in the next few weeks!

What I'm excited about:

Having my surgery be over and behind me is one. Meeting my new nephew in a few weeks is another! 

What I'm watching/reading:

Still watching the Bachelor but I gotta say I'm pretty much over this season already. I personally don't see Nick ending up with any of these girls.

How to Get Away with Murder is still on my watch list and this week is the season finale and I can't wait for everything to come together

What I'm listening to:

Still have that Kidz Bop cd in the car and every time the kids demand to listen to Sugar & Shut Up & Dance With Me

What I'm wearing:

I already mentioned my hoodie - I also can't get enough of my new jeans and thanks to this awesome weather I've been able to wear my converse daily

What I'm doing this weekend:

Saturday I'm hanging with my sister and nephew who I haven't seen in forever it seems - other than that we don't have any set plans. The weather is suppose to be crummy so I see lots of inside play happening. Oh, and the Oscars are on on Sunday so I will hopefully be able to watch the Red Carpet and some of them

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What I'm looking forward to next month:

Well it will be our second month for our Girl Chat link up! Hopefully you all join in :)

What else is new:

I just had to register both girls for preschool in the fall and I really can't believe that Avery will be starting in the 3's program. She is going to be one of the young ones with her August birthday, so total other side of Ella who is September so she is the oldest. It's just weird to me they are only 1 grade apart in school!

Bonus Question: What is your “can’t live without” beauty product?

I've only been using this for a couple of months but I really love this face mask by Kiehl's

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

*linking up with Jessi's Design

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ella's First Daddy/Daughter Dance

This was the sweetest thing so of course it deserves to be documented! A few weeks ago my friend texted me a picture of the flyer for our towns Daddy/Daughter dance. It's for ages 4-12 so this year our girls could go! The Dads jumped on board and the girls were so excited!

Leading up to the dance Ella was telling me all about the dress she wanted - at first she wanted to wear a Belle dress and have Rick dress like the Beast, but she nixed that idea shortly after. (that would have been so cute though!) We looked online at some dresses and wouldn't you know, the one she loved was from Amazon!

I curled her hair and let her wear some make up - thankfully I was there to manage otherwise she would have looked like a clown :)

The night of the dance the hubs had a corsage for her. She had no idea and when he came in with it she squealed with delight!

I should add here that Miss A was super upset she was not going with to the dance. She kept pouting and crying while Ella was taking pictures with Rick. It was so sad and cute at the same time!

We took some pictures and then her bestie Ava and her Daddy came over for more pics. The girls were so excited!! They all drove together to the dance.

 When they got home the hubs told me how awesome the dance was. He was surprised at how well it was put on given it was the park district.  They had an awesome full spread dinner, there was a DJ there playing all the fun songs, arts & crafts and games. Rick took a cute video of him and Ella dancing and I swear my heart melted into a puddle when I watched it.

I know this will now become an annual thing and the day when Rick takes both our girls will be that much more special!

*linking up with Our Pretty Little Girls & Lindsays Sweet World

Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekly Recap {2.20.17}

Happy Monday! Since it's President's Day, Brayden has off school and we are heading to a fun bowling alley with a bunch of his school friends. It should be a fun time as long as I keep Avery from trying to take everyone's turn.

Here's a look back at our week

We started potty training Avery last weekend so when Monday came, I knew my time was going to be spent at home asking her if she had to go potty every 10 minutes. We had no plans to go anywhere so we just played at home and Avery was doing very well at this point with her training.

Tuesday was Valentine's Day (and day 4 of potty training) and I knew we had to leave the house since Ella had school and I was volunteering.  I was going to put Avery in the nursery at Ella's school and I was torn on putting her in a diaper just in case but knew I didn't want to revert back, so I chose not to, and she did awesome!

I had the best time hanging out with my girl at her little class party and I know she loved having me there!

After Ella's party, we headed home and my Mom came over shortly after to watch the girls so I could head to Brayden's school for his party. We had so much fun playing games & making crafts and I love seeing my boy in his element with his classmates.

Tuesday night Rick and I headed out to a new Mexican place in our town. I loved my food but Rick wasn't a fan of his so we pretty much split my plate,which was fine because there was a ton of food!

Wednesday we made smoothies, ran some errands and went to the park for a little. It was a relaxing day which is just what I needed after a full day the day before

I let the girls have a lunch picnic and they loved it

This kid had 2 loose front teeth and he really wanted one to come out. Well him and Rick ran out to Home Depot and he came out with it missing! They stopped by Grandmas (who is notorious for getting teeth out) and she popped it right out! He looks soooo different :(

Thursday me and A hung out while Ella was at school. We did puzzles, colored, and made some muffins.

Brayden came home and put together his lego dog we got him for Valentine's Day. Even though he didn't want to, he let Ella help (a little)

Friday was the start of our gorgeous weather! We went to speech in the morning then to the grocery store. When we got home I had a million things to do around the house but decided to forget all that and take the girls on a bike ride to the park. Ella suggested we pack a picnic lunch too so that's just what we did, and it was so fun!

After Brayden got home we spent a long time outside - it was my second day wearing my fitbit and I wanted to get all my 10K steps in so I made Brayden run around the yard with me :)

At night we watched a movie then had a little ice cream party for Miss A being completely potty trained!! Girlfriend rocked it all week and we couldn't be more proud of her!! She does still wear a diaper for naps and bedtime but honestly who knows how long that will last because she always wakes up dry from her nap and about 50% of the time from overnight. She might be the quickest one out of nightitme diapers out all the kids!

Saturday we had dance in the morning then spent the entire day outside because the weather was again beautiful. I took the girls on a bike ride and then to our park while Rick practiced baseball with Brayden. Later in the day Brayden and I took a trip to Hobby Lobby then while Rick went to the gym I took all the kids to a nearby park that they love.

My in laws came over for dinner at night and then we all hung out in the basement for a while - the kids were having fun showing off their gaming skills

Sunday we had back to back kid birthday parties and the kids were in heaven. The first place was JumpZone which has tons of inflatables. Avery kept wanting to go on the one she couldn't climb up so eventually I had to kick off my shoes and hoist her up there. Of course I couldn't pass up going down the slide after all that work!! We repeated this several times and I really wasn't prepared for such a workout LOL

Since they were back to back parties Miss A had to skip her nap, but once we left the second part around 3:30 she was out so we came home and transferred to the couch. She was so adorable sleeping! The rest of the night we took it easy since it was such a long day.

Hope everyone has a great day!!

*linking up with B Loved Boston