Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chick-fil-a Cow Appreciation Day

One of our fav days of summer! The day we don our cow wears and get free food! I am all about free and when it comes to something tasty to boot I'm there! This year I planned somewhat ahead, like the day before haha! We tried to find some white shirts at Goodwill to repurpose but came up empty. So off to Hobby Lobby we went. I knew Ashlyn owned a white shirt and as did I. Do I bought two white tees for the boys. Then I bought some black felt, double stick tape, and some white foam visors. When we got home I cut out some spots to tape onto our shirts. I was worried that this idea would not work or last, but thankfully the tape held up fabulously! For the visors I hot glued on the spots and used some white felt to add ears. I think for next year I want to add a tough of hair to each visor and for me and Ashlyn's include a little bow! That night I painted my nails white with black cow spots. They looked pretty darn good! On the actual day of cowness (7-11-14) I had an OB appointment. We opted to not wear our cow garb and changed after my appointment. I also attempted to paint Ashlyn's nails but she can't sit still long so hers weren't as cute as mine. Once we arrived at Chick-fil-a the kids ditched their regular shirt for the cow ones. I had made sure to wear a shirt under my regular one so when I changed the world did not scream out in horror! I brought some pink face paint and a black eye liner to add some pink noses and lashes for just Ashlyn and I. The kids all looked great! For the most part it was easy and fun. It was busy but we found a table. The only issue was there was a balloon guy there and we found out right before he was leaving so Ashlyn had a meltdown and called me horrid things. What a turd! I can't control stuff like that! So we tried to take a picture with the cow but she wanted no part! Anyways already looking forward until next year! 
Our shirts and visors 
She insisted on trying it on. She didn't want to take it off either. 
My nails or at least my left hand. My right hand looked just as fab!
Ashlyn selfie!
My little calves! Rayle did not want the pink nose but he finally agreed!
I am holding back my ear because you could not see Teagan. LOL we enjoyed our lunch!
The boys before we left. Ashlyn is screaming at me while I take the pic. 
Ashlyn took this since she refused to be a part of the group. 

Thanks again Chick-fil-a for such a fun event. I love that they offer these things and more! The location we generally go to has family nights. Last week they had a critter camp out with snakes and spiders. I spaced it though. Love a fun place to take the kids and enjoy the time we have there. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

4th of July

This year we had a low key 4th of July. Brian works nights so he sleeps during the day and I honestly had zero energy to do anything alone. Brian had to work that night so he opted not to go with us. We really missed him! So our plan for the evening was to go to AJ High School like we have done the last few years. I decided to take some yummy snacks along for us. I popped some popcorn and bought some candy like skittles, gummy bears and worms and added it to the popcorn. It was a perfect snack to take along! I also had some fresh blueberries (frozen of course!!!) and strawberries! The school gives away free watermelon as well. I also allowed the kids to get a huge snow cone to share. They had lots of fun running around! I bought a bunch of glow sticks as well they may have had more fun with those! The show was great! A good thirty minutes worth! After they asked the kids for help cleaning up trash. Teagan jumped at the chance. Made me really proud! All in all we had fun. Maybe next year we will attempt at something during the day. I wanted to go to ButcherJones and play at the lake. So maybe next year will be the time we go. 
This is not the 4th but she's so cute!
Enjoying the watermelon. 
I bought this outfit for my new boutique. I was able to sell a few and have some ready for next year! She was too cute in it!
She's playing with her glow in the dark stuff
Rayle put all his together to make a jump rope!
Me and my crew of cuties!

The Sunday prior to the holiday I had the kids dress up. 
Brian joined in just for the picture. 
Ashlyn and her daddy! Aw
The kiddies!
Ashlyn's hair! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Webelos Day Camp

Teagan didn't go to Scout Day camp last year as we had just moved and honestly I didn't even know what it was. We didn't have camp in our previous Stake like this so it was all new. Glad I went with Rayle and new what to expect. I got to go on a Friday again but no other parent was able to attend so it was just me. Thankfully we have some awesome scouts and they were a huge help!!!! Also it was only four boys. They had a lot of fun and it was hot and tiring for me. It took a lot out of me and I didn't recover as quickly as when I went with Rayle. Teagan really loved it and had a wonderful time. Next year he will be in 11 yr old scouts so he was only able to attend this one time. Glad he got to go at least once! 
Bow and arrow
BB gun practice
Boys rocking out to Frozen LOL
Teagan took this and I have to laugh. He was the shortest by far and he could have had someone else snap the pic. Too funny!

I took a lot more photos but with my actual camera. I need to load them onto the computer I just never think to do it. The day I went we were lots of back and forth so I think that is why it was so hard! The boys did a skit which was clever and after we left I tried to treat them to some DQ but it was closed :( so we hit up McDonalds for some dipped cones. The boys enjoyed them! I am grateful for my calling in scouts and that I also get to spend time with my boys!!!! Love them both! And I am truly hoping by the time Nolan is ready for scouts I'll know what I am doing haha!!!!

Temple Open House pics

Back in February we were able to go to the Gilbert Temple twice. Once I took the kids and second we met up with a old friend and went with her and her mom and daughter. Both times were so peaceful and my kids really enjoyed the special event. They felt the spirit and behaved quite well both times. 
This was the first time we went. Notice the dog I asked some little girl to leave in the truck! Of course I got to carry it along with a sleeping baby. I had the little boy I watch and he fell asleep. Dead weight the entire time that was fun! 
Temple it's so big and beautiful!
All of us. Rayle is hiding behind me. He was being a turd for pictures!
See a turd!
Ashlyn and Jules. They had fun together!
My friend MaryKay and I. We have known each other since third grade. Long time!

It was so fun we were able to do this. We are annixious for the Phoenix Temple to be finished soon and attend that open house. Hopefully Brian will be able to go with us!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

February Florida

Well I never blogged about flying to Florida this year. I was able to fly into Florida and be with my sister when she needed me. I am grateful that Brian was so willing to stay home and keep the house together while I was away. I was gone for almost a week and that has never happened. It felt weird to fly alone (actually I wasn't alone, I just didn't know at the time we were expecting!) also the longest I have not been with my kids is like a few days. Usually it's one night. The trip there was great made my connecting flight no problem. On the way home that's another story. The air plane had these fabulous screens that offered TV for all passengers. Well the only thing was flying over the ocean from Ft Launderdale to Houston the screens would NOT turn off and they were a blinding white! It was awful! Also I totally broke my sandal and I had checked my bag (short girl problems with no help means trying to get my bag up in the plane would have been something seen on America's Funniest Videos!) so when they offered checked bags for free I was all for it! So my broken sandal was hilarious. There was nothing I tried that would work to fix it. It was a strap not plastic and the huge foam kind. I finally said screw it and went bare foot. I just recently got another pair of sandals so I have gone months without any and the real reason I wanted some was because it's getting hard to bend over to reach my feet hahaha! So the flight was not ideal coming home but I was happy to see my hubby and kids even though they were all zonked out. I got in just before midnight so I can't blame them! 
Winston loves me! 
Cool old RR stop
My next Halloween outfit. J/K that's a lot of candy! 
Enormous box of nerds! 
This shop smelled heavenly!!!
Beach goer beware they will sting ya! We saw a ton of them washed up on shore. 
The water was perfect!
Hoping a wave doesn't knock me over 
Glad my sister wanted out of the house. Though this took a lot out of her. 
We rode the trolley back to her car. It was nice to catch a breather. 
View from the plane
Stupid screen that would flash the entire two plus hour flight to TX. 
My attempts haha FAIL
This got me onto my next flight...almost broke while walking up to the plane door. I tried to buy some shoes while in Houston but what they had was awful ugly and like $50 and more YIKES!!!
The kids that missed me SOOOOO much hahaha
I felt the love. It happened to be my birthday what a bunch of party poopers! It's not every day you turn 29....again! ;)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

20 weeks means ultra sound time

With making it to the half point mark it means getting a routine ultra sound. We were excited to find out the gender and see who is coming to join our family. My mom came over to watch the kids and we headed to the office. Candy was able to meet up with us and see her first ultra sound. Glad I could give her that opportunity. The tech asked if we wanted to know gender and since we did that was the first thing she checked. I was not at all surprised that baby is another boy. I had a feeling. I think everyone else was a little sad because they wanted another sister. The kids however are now excited and can't wait until little ... is here! 

Love this. He is yawning!!! 

So to let the kids know what the gender was we did a reveal. It was fun and I think they enjoyed it! 

Right now we have just shy of 15 weeks until our little guy is born! I am sure it will flash by once school starts up again!