Friday, November 9, 2018

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!




It's been far too long since I logged in to right a post here. There has been SO much going on lately that I just haven't had much time for blogging. So I thought I'd ease my way back in with a quick 5 on Friday post. :-)

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We had a wonderful time on our Disneyland/San Diego trip in late September. I do plan to blog about that soon, mostly so I can look back at it over and over again and remember our fun time there.

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We also had a lot of fun things going on for Halloween this year that I want to blog about, but I'll leave this picture here of my "Thor" and "Cinderella" for now. :-)

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Jackson just finished up his Fall soccer season last week. He plays on a team with such a fun group of boys. I hope they stick together for a long time.


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Avery just got her school picture back this past week and it turned out so cute! I can't believe she's in her last year of preschool already!!

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Last Friday night, Jackson joined his cousins (Landon and Mason) for a Nerf Wars outing near their house. They had SO much fun and are already hoping they offer it again so they can go back.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Maple Grove Block Party - Year Two

This was our second year for having our neighborhood block party and it was SO much fun!! Our city of Crestwood started a "Crestwood Night Out" where anyone that would like to have one, can sign up to have a block party. They drop of barricades for you and you can block off your street for the party! It's so much fun for the kids to be able to ride their bikes and scooters in the street! The city also sends over a police officer along with McGruff the Crime Dog and a Fire Truck stops by at some point in the evening as well. It's just such a great time. Our neighbor makes a flyer to invite everyone on our street to come and we all bring food and drinks to share.

This year we had a really awesome surprise because our block party happened to be on the same day as the Great Forest Park Balloon Race and the hot air balloons actually flew right over our street this year!! It was really amazing to see them filling up the sky around us. A few came right down close and even waved at us! It will be very hard to top that next year. Ha!































Friday, September 14, 2018

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Christina for Five on Friday!


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I can't believe one week from tomorrow, we'll be headed to the "Happiest Place on Earth"... Disneyland!!! To say we're all excited would be an understatement!

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I recently ordered these super cute bag tags from Oliver's Labels. Neither of the back-packs that I bought for the kids this year had a place to label their names on them, so I googled backpack tags and I found Oliver's Labels. They had a bunch of cute designs and shipped fast. They even had tag designs that went along with each of the kids backpack themes. So cute!! I'm glad I ordered them because there is a girl in Avery's class with the exact same backpack! It's great to know they won't get mixed up now.

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I recently finished reading "Small Great Things", by Jodi Picoult and it was SUCH a good book!! I highly recommend it. You can read the synopsis here.

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Last weekend, while Jake was gone for a golfing trip, I took the kids to one of may favorite places for ice-cream. It's called Cottleville Cookies and Cream and it's the cutest little shop. The kids loved it.

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Have a great weekend!


Friday, August 24, 2018

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!



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We got our Disneyland tickets in the mail this week!! We leave in less than a month and I'm so excited for this trip!

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We have a hummingbird feeder on our back deck and they have been so active lately!! I love this time of year when they are very active. I was able to get a few pictures of them up close last week with my camera and telephoto lens. Hummingbirds always remind me of my Grammy and I just love watching them.




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Yesterday was Avery's first day at her new gymnastics class. She was so excited and loved every minute of it. I couldn't take her because it was while I was at work but my mom took a few pictures and said that Avery was already asking her if she was going to get to come back right after they left.



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After church this past Sunday, we met up with my sister and her family for a fun filled afternoon at Six Flags. We always have so much fun there! I got a picture of the 3 older boys and the little girls, but didn't get a picture of my nephew Emerson. :-( He was there though, having fun with the rest of us.


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I finished up a little house project last night and thought I'd share it today. Last month when we took our pictures in the sunflower field, I knew I wanted to do something special with the pictures. They were just too cute not to display. So I thought it would be cute to frame a few of them and then pair them with a "You are my Sunshine" wooden sign that I already had at home and had never found a place to hang it. I used to sing that song to Jackson when he was a baby and I thought it was fitting since we were in a sunflower field. I thought since we've never hung anything in our upstairs hallway, that this would be really cute across from our hall bath (which also has a "you are my sunshine" theme). Once I had the photos framed and layed it all out, I felt like it still needed something else. So I looked online to try and find something else and found this super cute metal sunflower at Hobby Lobby. It wasn't quite the right color yellow to match the sign, so I also bought a can of spray paint and painted it to match! :-)


Have a great weekend!!!