Monday, August 29, 2016

Weekly Recap(s) {8.29.16}

Good Morning, friends! Since I never got around to a weekly recap last week, you'll get a double dose today!  I hope you're ready for lots of pictures :)

A couple weeks ago I hosted a "back to school" playdate with some of Brayden's school friends.  It was a nice day so we played outside mostly and I made sure to have lots of water balloons!!

Call me crazy, but I loved seeing all these kids around our table!

We headed to the library to play and hang out and the kids had the best time.  Seriously, Brayden said "this is the best library day ever!!"


Popsicles are always a good idea!!

We made a surprise visit to Dad's work and the kids were so excited! We stayed and had lunch too, it was a fun day for sure!



We had a playdate with some friends in a neighboring town - they had a splash pad area, a park and a fun area with a zip line for kids and a climbing rope. The kids had a great time here and I can't wait to go back!

We had some play time with Daddy with the girls new toys

Last week Brayden started 1st Grade on Monday so it was our fist week without him.  We had tons of errands to run and things to do around the house that have been neglected, therefore, we didn't have a super fun week, but thankfully the girls are so little they have fun doing pretty much anything!

Ella wanted to help make cookies for Brayden's first day of school after school treat - she is such a love!

Big brother was super happy to come home and eat one too! He had a great first day!

Playing with some new chalk paint she got from her birthday party

The kids' first time holding their new cousin, Erin.  Ella is so in love, she talks about her all the time!

We celebrated Papa's birthday 

Max finally got a much needed haircut and the kids have been obsessed with him more than usual


Ever since our family vacation earlier this month, Brayden and Ella have been so into fishing! We took them the other night to a local area and even though we didn't catch anything, they still had fun. I walked the path with Avery a couple of times to keep her busy.

We got in some park time :)

And Friday Daddy was leaving for his out of town bachelor party and Miss A was NOT having it!


Friday I thought I would get alot accomplished with Rick being gone but I think I passed out on the couch watching a Hallmark movie by 9:30 #thestruggleisreal

Saturday we went by my SIL's house for the kids to play and later Rick took Brayden fishing while the girls napped and I cleaned out the entire car, vacuumed it and all.  

We went swimming at my in laws at night and ate dinner over there then headed home where the hubby passed out by 8pm. It's so funny how we just can't hang like we use to!

Sunday Rick took Brayden and Ella fishing in the morning while I got some things done around the house and played with Miss A.  Later we stopped at church to meet Brayden's religious education teacher and pick up some paperwork then went to Pirates Cove (a cute little kids amusement park)

Our friends met us there and that made the kids even happier!


No fear!

We ended the day having dinner at the same friends house and relaxing (well kind of when there are 5 kids involved, how much relaxing can really be done?) but it was still nice.  Then it was home for baths and bed and I sat my butt on my couch for the first time all day.

Today I'm hopefully going to start and finish painting our front door...yes again.  I have serious problems, I tire of things too quickly and the red door is certainly one of them!

*linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending


  1. Aww looks like the kids loved seeing their dad at work - so sweet! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I loved seeing the kids holding their new baby cousin! That is so sweet. Brayden looks like a pro! My brother and SIL just had a baby and I hate it because we won't get to meet him until December since they live in Texas. I can't stand that they live so far away!

  3. Those cookies, they look so good. Y'all have been staying busy for sure. I hope your week is off to a great start!

  4. Looks like you've been having a lot of fun! That park is amazing! And the cookies look delish!

  5. So fun! Those cookies and that new baby - I'll take an order of one of each please! ;) I've been saying that I need to vacuum my car for weeks now. You've inspired me! Today's the day! Have a great day, girl!