Thursday, April 5, 2018

March and Texas


Happy March! It's been such a fun month some snow and some shorts (we'll get to that later!).

Rose and I enjoyed our March snow storm by making this cute gal

We loved having the bonus day to be together and have lots of fun!

And there's nothing better to warm up cold feet than new fuzzy LL Bean slippers!

We now all have happy warm feet :)

Rose and I also got to have a lunch date with Nana and Pop

And of course there was some breweries for daddy!

Rose is learning the art of origami with Justin, who we learned has a hidden talent for folding paper. 

They are also the duo for building doll houses. 

Rose had a special piano lesson getting ready for her recital in May

 So those packing peanuts...still lots of fun :)

Sunday Funday:

Trip to the zoo!
We met Bean the Sloth!

Love the otters


And got to see the new giraffe

Rose and I made a trip to the Reading Museum to see the Doc McStuffins Exhibit, which was lots of fun...





Then we came home and I fractured my knee...not so fun....

Although it was interesting adjusting to a fractured knee cap we didn't let that slow down our fun!
By the next Sunday we still celebrated Easter early with the grandparents.


Including Egg Dying

And a Beautiful (and sugary) Cake

Then it was off to TEXAS!


Our first full day was Wednesday. We stayed with one of Justin's oldest friends and his family in San Antonio and saw the historic sites: Alamo, River walk and had some fun at the children's museum.

 Thursday we had a Girls Day while the guys worked on Mike's project car. I think the mom's may have enjoyed feeding the animals for than the girls, but they had lots of fun too, especially in their matching dresses!

 Friday we said good-bye (which was not fun for the girls) and headed down to Corpus Christie. Rose loved staying in hotels with pools and Justin and I had an amazing seafood dinner....Rose ate corn dogs :)

Saturday we traveled around Corpus Christie and saw an animal sanctuary and local wildlife before heading to the gulf and eating some Tex-Mex.

How can the day not be awesome when it starts with a Texas shaped waffle? It was awesome with a trip to the Texas State Aquarium. I loved the dolphin show and sea turtles. Then it was off to Austin and one of the best meals of the trip!

 Monday was our final full day and we did what people in Austin do...played outside, ate at food trucks, found quirky things in the city, drank local beer, and watched the bats fly!

This was an amazing trip for us and so many sweet memories were made!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

All the Love :)



In our home we LOVE February (also known as 'let's make sure Rose knows how much she is loved, just in case she forgot for a 1/2 second'). If you ask Rose who loves her, she would name lots of people because she is very fortunate to have great people in her life. She would also name lots of people she loves, but at the top of her list would be her daddy :)

What's not to love? He takes her to Target...

Builds amazing Lego's...they now both have camper vans :)

AND bakes her favorite cookies with her!
Really this guy is a keeper and Rose and I have no plans to let him escape! MUHAHA

We also had our second annual Valentine's Day Party for Rose's grandparents, who definitely are very loved by Rose :)

Rose wanted slime making ingredients for her V-Day present and so slime it was :)

We also made Nana's famous rice crispy treats and added festive sprinkles for even more sweetness!

AND each morning leading up to V-Day, Rose woke to a new heart on her door sharing a reason that she is loved!


The rest of the month:
 BIG NEWS: Rose really really has her first loose tooth! There have been some false alarms in the past, but this one is legit...and she is sooooo happy! We purchased a wooden box for Rose to decorate to leave for the tooth fairy.

Rose also {finally} reached her 100th Day of School...it was delayed several times due to snow!

Everything's better with some sweet treats from DD :)

 We also were able to spend time with some of Rose's little cousins! 

I'm not sure what these two are discussing, but it looks like they are best friends in the making!

SNOW! We finally had a decent snow...this year Lily has loved snow along with one of our chickens!

We did a little sledding at home to warm-up for sledding at Nana's house

Luckily we got to take this cousin sledding with us for even more fun!



Rose also enjoyed lots of Nana time this month


AND had her first sleepover in years at Nana and Pop's house...but I think this is a little staged...not sure how much sleeping really occurred.

 But just so you don't think we're all normal...here's Rose posing with the arms she ripped off her doll!