Friday, May 18, 2018

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Christina, April and Natasha for Five on Friday!


One
Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we leave for a week long trip to West Palm Beach, Florida!! I'm so excited. We are going because my cousin is getting married tomorrow and we're extending our time there for a week long family vacation. We have several fun things planned and the kids can't wait!!

Two
Jackson has his last day of Kindergarten today. I can't believe he's about to be a first-grader!! This year just flew by so fast! We have loved his teacher and we've made a lot of great friends from his class. I'm a little sad the Kindergarten year is behind us, but I'm sure first grade will be fun too. We just got Jackson's Spring school picture back this week and he looks so handsome and grown up.

Three
Avery had her end of the year party on Monday. I was off work so I was able to go. They sang a few songs for us and then got to play outside on the playground. Avery did great singing the songs and doing the actions. I can't believe today is her last day as well and next year she'll be in Pre-K!!




Four
Our front porch was looking so incredibly pretty this past Sunday evening that I just had to take a picture. All of our azaleas were bloomed. I love this time of year!

Five
I forgot I never posted about Mother's Day so I'll do a quick little recap here. We got up and went to church that morning and then we spent the rest of the day at Six Flags with my parents and my sister and her family. My sister's kids had never gone before and with our season passes, we were able to bring a friend for free that day. We had just enough passes to get everyone in for free, so it worked out perfectly! It was a really fun day!

Avery also made me this cute magnet for Mother's Day at school and Jackson made me some pretty paper flowers. They also both made me a cute flower pot with real flowers in it at church.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jackson's Spring Soccer Pictures

Jackson had his last soccer game of the Spring season this past Saturday. He had such a fun season and really enjoyed playing soccer this go-around. It's always so much fun watching him play.

We got his individual and team pictures back on Saturday so I thought I'd share them here.






Friday, May 11, 2018

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Christina, April and Natasha for Five on Friday!


One
This week I finished the book, The Good Girl. I really, really liked it. I finished it in less than a week.

Two
Last Friday, Jackson had his Kindergarten Picnic at school. Jake and I went and brought Chick-Fil-A to eat for our picnic. It was at Crestwood Park, which is just right behind his school and also the same park we have all the kids birthday parties at. It was a fun time for the kids and their principal surprised them with having an ice-cream truck come at the end. The kids had prepared a book to show us and it was just a really fun time for everyone.

Three
We leave for Florida a week from tomorrow! I'm so excited! As I said in a previous post, we are going because my cousin is getting married on the 19th and then we are staying through the next week for a fun family vacation. I finally found a dress I liked for the wedding and ordered it while it was on sale last week. You can find it here.

Four
A friend of mine opened a little shop on Facebook and was selling these cute frames. I ordered one a few months back for our master bedroom and finally got around to adding pictures to it. I thought it would be a fun way to display some of the pictures from our 10 year anniversary trip to Washington State. Now I just need to get it hung on the wall. Ha. I'm such a procrastinator sometimes.

Five
Yesterday Jackson had his last field trip of his Kindergarten year! It was a fun field trip to the Zoo! I was able to go with him and we had a great time! I can't believe he only has 1 more week of school left as a Kindergartner. It's been such a fun year and I'm a little sad that it's almost over.

Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Avery's Princess Party at the Park

Avery's 4th Birthday and Party were both last Saturday, April 28th. I know I say it every year, but it blows my mind how fast the time goes by when you have kids. I can't believe she's 4 already!

(I found the Free Printable Invitation on Pinterest here.)

We had a GREAT day at the park. The weather was in the low 60's and Sunny and everyone who came had a great time, including the birthday girl! The kids had baseball and soccer games that morning and early afternoon so we had her party at 3:00 and served a few light snacks and drinks. It was a great time! Many of the girls wore their princess dresses, which Avery was so excited about!




I made a cute little tag for each of the food options and put them in these handy Ikea frames. I'm excited to have them for future parties as well.





Our Menu was...
Princess Pretzels (Soft Pretzel Bites) with "Gus' Cheese."
Wicked Queen Queso Dip and "Chips' Chips."
Cinderella's Pumpkins (Halo Oranges)
Flounder's Fish Friends (Gold Fish)
Sven Snacks (Carrot and Celery Sticks with dip)
Fairy Godmother's Fruits (Fruit Tray)
Merida's Meat and Cheese Platter
Snow White's Non-Poisoned Apple Sauce (Apple Sauce Pouches)

Then the Beverages were...
Belle's Enchanted Punch
Princess Tiana's Southern Sweet Tea
The Beast's Brew (Beer)
Rapunzel's Capri Suns
Melted Snowman Water (Bottles of Water)

My Mother in Law helped with a majority of the food and it was a big help. I also used this idea for the favors and they turned out to be very easy and only about $10 to put them together. They were a hit at the party and so cute. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of them, but they were really cute!

 

My Mother In Law also brought a box full of kites and outdoor toys for the kids to play with that she had picked up for our Easter picnic that had gotten rained out. The kites were a big hit at the party!


Avery got a ton of presents and was so excited to open them! The biggest hits were the two little sister LOL dolls she got (she's obsessed with LOL dolls), the Pop the Pig game from Grandma that she's been wanting since Christmas and the Frozen bike my parents got her. She got so many other cute gifts and some really cute outfits. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family!



Avery opening Pop the Pig!! She wasn't excited or anything! Ha! She's so fun to watch open gifts. 

A little video of Avery opening Pop the Pig!!


(Avery was so excited about her gifts that she went from sitting on the bench so standing on the table in the matter of minutes, just to get to all of her gifts. I made sure to get her down, but took a quick picture to show her excitement!)






After presents we sang happy birthday and ate princess cupcakes! It was such a fun party for our little princess.




Singing Happy Birthday to Avery!


Avery, I hope you always know how much we all love and adore you! You are such a blessing to us all. You are surrounded by so many people that love you and I'm so very thankful for that. You are such a smart, sweet and sassy little girl. You are Mommy's "princess" and Daddy's "Sugar" we love you to the moon and back!


Friday, May 4, 2018

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Christina, April and Natasha for Five on Friday!


One
We had Avery's 4th Birthday Party this past Saturday at the park. (A full blog post on that to come.) It was a great day! The weather was great and everyone had a great time... including the birthday girl!

Two
This past Friday night Jackson's school had their night at Grant's Farm. It was such a fun night!

Three
Tuesday night, the mom's on our street got together for dinner at Billy G's and it was such a fun night. We agreed that we definitely need to make this a monthly outing!

Four
I recently finished two more books and they were both pretty good. I think I liked The Woman in Cabin 10 slightly better than The Couple Next Door but they both kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and kept me guessing, which I love. I'm now reading The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica and it's very good so far. Definitely a book you won't want to put down.

Five
I'm so proud of Jackson. This past Saturday he had a soccer game and he scored not 1, but 2 goals!!!! I'm so bummed I had to miss it because I was setting up for Avery's birthday party but I'm so proud of him. He's loving soccer this season and he seems to be on fire! I can't wait to watch him play again tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Christina, April and Natasha for Five on Friday!


One
Jackson had his first baseball game of the season last weekend and we're gearing up for another busy morning of games tomorrow. Avery plays at 9:45, Jackson plays at 11:15 and then Jackson has a soccer game at 1:00! It's busy, but so much fun!

Two
Tomorrow is also Avery's 4th birthday!! How can that be? She's so excited and has been talking about her birthday all month. We're having her party tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 at the park near our house! The weather is supposed to be great so I'm so thankful for that!! She wanted a Disney Princess Party so that's what we're doing! It should be a really fun day!

Three
Speaking of princesses, Avery's dance school had spirit week this week and the night she has dance class was "Dress like a Disney Character"! She was so excited to wear her Belle dress to dance class! Her dance school is so cute and so much fun!

Four
Avery was so excited this morning to go to school and share some birthday treats with her class. She also was excited to wear her new birthday shirt (found here) and birthday crown (from Dollar Tree). My Dad asked her if she thought anyone at school would know it was her birthday. Ha!!

Five
Have a GREAT weekend!!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Avery's First T-Ball Game

Avery had her first T-Ball game this past Saturday. She did such a great job listening to her coaches and following directions. She had a great time and it was really fun watching her play. Her Daddy got her a pink glove and bat and she's doing really great at all her practices. She plays for the Royals (which Jake is happy about since he's a Royals fan) at the Affton Athletic Association. Her coaches are super nice! It's going to be a great T-Ball season!