Saturday, March 18, 2017

st. patrick's day

I saw on Facebook earlier in the week that Krispy Kreme was going to have green donuts for St. Patrick's Day and I knew I had to have them for my ladies bible study.  I had to be a ton of places on Friday and there was no way I was going to be able to pick up the donuts in time, so Jason made an early morning donut run so the kids could have a treat before school too!

I was pretty proud of my festive food spread for bible study!


I'm so lucky to be their mama!


Blessed really!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

snow day

We had an unseasonably warm February and here we are in March and the kids missed school today because of ice.  Come on Spring!!


Bryce's whole school is reading the book, The Lemonade War, and they have daily trivia questions to go along with it.  I thought it would be fun to make our reading festive today so we enjoyed lemonade while we read!


Today also happened to be pi day, March 14 (3.14).  Since the kids were home, I thought it would be fun to make my first ever chocolate chess pie.  With Jason's family being in the bakery business, we don't usually make many pies,  but I must say that ours ended up being pretty tasty!


Since Jason is a fan of pi and pie, we had him pose for a special picture for the special day!


And yes, his softball number is the symbol pi.  That's what you get when you marry an engineer/math nerd!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

fun run

Bryce's school had a fun run fundraiser last week and it was super fun!  It was a quick and easy fundraiser and the school made a ton of money!


Donors could pledge money per lap (max of 35 laps) or a set donation.  


Bryce ran all 35 laps, plus a few more!


It was a fun morning watching him and his classmates/friends.

the kids and the dog

Emmy girl is such a ray of sunshine!


We went to the library one day last week and had the place to ourselves!


Kindergarten is going to to wear her out next year!


The kids take turns holding Bentley on card rides.


I'm not sure who is more excited to see the other everyday after school.


Best buds!


We sure are loving this new addition!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bryce is 8

Having a birthday on a weekend is way better than a weekday!  Bryce had big plans for his day today.  First up was breakfast at Waffle House.  This is a tradition that he and Jason started a few years back.  I love to think about when he's in his twenties if they'll still go to Waffle House for his birthday breakfast!


After Waffle House, the Walmart claw machine is also a tradition. 


Next up was the Science Museum.  Thanks to MeMa and PaPa, we were able to purchase a membership when we went today.  Watching the rats play basketball is one of their favorite things to do there!


How is it that he's already 8?!?


Submarine


I just died over how she posed herself without any help.


After picking up Bryce's cake for our family celebration tomorrow, we met up with Nanny and Nana for more fun.  Bryce picked Noodles & Co.  


And the biggest surprise of the day was going to Build a Bear.  Bryce had asked for a gift card for his birthday and Emmy got one earlier in the month in preparation for Bryce getting one.  Someone I didn't manage to get pictures of their completed animals, but Bryce chose a blue T-Rex.


Emmy got a dog and she put roller skates on her!


Two happy kiddos!


We came home for about an hour and then headed out for last hurrah; dinner at the Caddell's.  I felt bad because Bryce hadn't had any birthday cake or blown out any candles so Kelly put some candles on the brownie we had for dessert and we sang to him!


I'm pretty sure it was a fantastic day!

8 year old stats:

Weight: 53lbs
Height: 48 1/8
His vision test was a bit off so we're headed to the eye doctor soon to see if he has in fact inherited his daddy's poor eyesight!  

bryce's rock climbing party

Instead of a large party this year, Bryce opted to take a few friends to a local indoor rock climbing wall.  He was so excited!


This was a first for Bryce and all of his friends, but they did a great job and had a lot of fun!


The first wall was pretty easy and not too high!


The second wall wasn't too much harder, but it was the tallest in the building!


The final was pretty challenging and the boys were exhausted afterward.  But they still had enough energy to be silly.


After climbing, we went out for pizza!


The girls were invited to rock climb, but they opted to stay back and do their own thing with Kelly and then join us for dinner and dessert.


Sweet Frog with sweet friends.


The girls made sure not to miss the best parts!

just some things

My  little Target shopping buddy!


My little napping buddy!


Emmy is quick to join Bentley in the crate when he doesn't want to come out!


I love this little cuddle bug!


We have had some very unseasonably warm weather here lately and we're enjoying every second of it.  We tried out a fun burger place last Sunday and had such a great time eating outside and enjoying the weather.


Bryce's class performed in the talent show this past week.  They sang and danced to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling".  It was cute and they did a great job.


Emmy finished up another session of gymnastics this week!


valentine's day

I had a time hop picture come up of fun Valentine cookies we had made two years ago so I decided we needed to decorate more this year!  When Bryce got home from school the day before Valentine's Day, we spent the afternoon decorating!


I did the border for their cookies and then they filled them and decorated them.


They turned out so pretty!


And they tasted pretty good too!


Bryce's class got to exchange Valentine's with the class, but that was the extent of the fun they have in second grade!  I'm the room mom for Emmy's class so I planned some fun things for them to do during their party.


A cookie as big as her face!


We had dinner with the neighbors on Valentine's day!  We enjoyed yummy food, a fun game and good company!