Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Third Week of April

I feel like this week was all about adjusting back to real life. Boo! Monday I taught preschool. We talked about weather and rain. I really enjoy teaching and I LOVE how much Millie loves going to preschool.

Cute matching Spring outfits for the girls from Grandma B.

Thursday I had to take the van in for a recall replacement thing. Tim's had a pretty crazy schedule with working in the emergency room this month. Most days this week he worked 4pm-2am. So since Tim was home sleeping I cranked the monitor way up (and also had talked to Tim about leaving Henry, don't worry) and let Henry get his full morning nap too. Millie and I enjoyed a little one-on-one time at the car dealership and cashed in on the free doughnuts and popcorn. Millie thought it was a total party! And fortunately it only took an hour.

Lately Millie has been doing a lot of keeping Henry away from her toys and/or shutting her bedroom door so Henry "can't come in and mess it all up." Poor sweet Henry! But she's also a really great big sister! Millie loves pushing Henry around in his car and Henry loves it too!

We enjoyed our first official family swim in our pool this season. The water is still pretty cold but it didn't stop any of us.

We also finally got around to cracking the confetti eggs my sister-in-law, Missy, sent to us. They made a pretty good mess but the girls got a kick out of throwing them and smashing them on each others heads.

We also enjoyed a zoo meet up with 2 of our favorite friends! I previously mentioned how my good friend Emily and her family moved back to Phoenix. We love having them back!! Henry particularly loved the splash pad. He is fearless and loves walking right through the squirting jets. Everyone around got a total kick out of watching him. And he cried when it was time to pull him away from the water and pack up for home.

Here's Henry sporting another vintage Star Wars shirt.
Tumbling Fridays. We signed Millie up for another round of tumbling at the rec center. She loves it so much! And here's my attempts at trying to keep Henry entertained during tumbling (below).

We got out our kiddie pool Tim bought at the end of the summer last year for $5 and the girls were entertained for a couple hours Saturday afternoon. I love going to our real pool but it was sure nice to just let the girls play outside and entertain themselves while I got a few things done inside while Henry napped.

Awesome Kate selfie I found on my phone! Just thought it should be shared! And then Saturday night Tim and I went on my birthday date! A few days early obviously but it was just easier to do now then next week. We had awesome plans to go to dinner and then to TopGolf and I was really excited about itIt's kind of like bowling but a drive range with microchip golfballs and targets. Totally cool. But turns out everyone  else thinks it's awesome too. The wait time was over 2 hours which meant we wouldn't start till about 10pm so we opted for good ol' regular bowling. And we had a great time! Our dear friends Chelsea and Max came along and Tim and Chelsea wowed us with a turkey (that's 3 strikes in a row folks)!!!

Birthday week here we come! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Easter 2017

We got back to Phoenix late Friday night (thank you SoCal traffic for delaying us 1-1/2 hours) since Tim had to work Saturday morning. Although we had unpacking to do and an Easter feast to shop for I didn't want to miss the local community egg hunt taking place at Kate's school. So Saturday morning we headed to Quail Run and was so glad we did! The girls had so much fun hunting for eggs and they even had bouncy houses, face painting and a free hot dog lunch. We then ran to Costco and the grocery store and got semi-unpacked so we could host dinner...what was I thinking?!

Cute Kate had the idea that she wanted to leave the Easter Bunny some carrots and cookies like we do for Santa. She was tickled to see that he had gobbled them up Sunday morning. The kids loved hunting for egg, ate a lot of candy for breakfast and especially loved my old bunny Beanie Babies that the Easter Bunny had left in each of their baskets! My sweet mom has hung onto all my old Beanie Babies and after going through some of them when I was home I grabbed these bunnies thinking they'd be so cute in their baskets. I'm so glad I did because the girls totally love them! Hence why they insisted they be in the pictures we snagged before church.

With being out of town the week before Easter we had to cram everything in just in time. Tim got home early enough on Saturday that he was able to help us dye eggs!

Millie also insisted on changing into her new Easter dress as soon as she woke up Sunday morning!
Thank you Mom for the cute dresses! The girls LOVE them!

Although it was a little crazy to host Easter dinner right after getting back I am so glad we did. I'm bummed I didn't get a picture with our friends but I did snap a picture of my center piece. My ranunculus bouquet that I had brought back from Carlsbad made for the perfect Spring center piece.

What a wonderful Easter! And although we love the candy, eggs and fun we also tried to focus and celebrate Christ atonement and resurrection. He Is Risen!