Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mommy Camp

While Dylan at camp for a week, London got to enjoy lots of one-on-one time with me, her daddy, and her grammy. I wanted the week to be very special for her. We decided to call the week "Mommy Camp" and each day we did something extra fun together.

Day 1:
I took Miss Priss to McDonalds for lunch and story time. She got to play there until her heart was content. I think we were there for two hours. Then we headed over to hawaiian falls. The entire day she kept saying "I wonder what Bubba is doing right now?" She loves him so much!

Day 2:
Sister and I went to Going Bonkers, a huge jungle gym basically. She is a little hesitant when it come to heights so she pretty much only played on the lower level. When Dylan was this age we would take him and he would climb straight to the top as soon as we got there. They are so different! After Bonkers I needed to run into Target. At the checkout London spotted sugar cookies and half heartedly asked "can we get them since its Mommy Camp?" I know she expected me to say "No way" (because I always, always do) but she was right, it was "Mommy Camp" so I said "Okay!". I wish I had snapped a picture of her face. Its the little things! I also let her eat lunch in my bed while watching TV. This is also something that NEVER happens. She is still talking about that.

Day 3:
Chuck E Cheese.
I know lots of parents hate this place but I LOVE it. I guess I'm just a big kid. And at London's age, I can buy her $10 worth of coins and entertain her for a couple of hours. We had the best time.

Day 4:
We chilled at home during the day and saved the day's special treats for when Daddy got home. After dinner we went to get cupcakes at a local bakery. London wanted her Daddy to sit in the backseat with her and for me to drive them. I don't know what made her want to do that, but I thought it was funny. After cupcakes she asked if we could get ice cream so we went to chickfila for that. Then we headed to the park where we played until dark.

Day 5:
We spent the last day of "Mommy Camp" with Grammy.
We went to the big mall and basically did everything London asked to do.
She rode the train and the carousel  (twice, I think), bought a giant balloon, went through a laser maze, and adopted a new friend at Build a Bear.

We sure did miss our brother while he was at camp, but it was really nice to get to spend such quality time with my baby girl. Part of me can't wait until she is old enough for camp so that I'll get a special week with Dylan each summer too. 

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

4th of July

Yes, that says 4th of July and yes it is mid October.
What can I say? I fell (way) behind. So buckle up for a benge of catch up post this weekend!!

I love the 4th of July.
(I'm pretty sure I say that about every single holiday)
I love how laid back it is.I love hanging out with our friends. I love teaching my kids why we are so lucky to be Americans. Even with all of our flaws, we are a great country and Daniel and I are so proud to be Americans, and  we hope to pass that on to our kids.
And lets be really real. I love the BBQ.

We started the day at the parade.
I was mixed up on the start time and had us there an hour earlier than need be. The kids were starting to get pretty antsy by the time we started. Next year, I think we will bring a breakfast picnic and a soccer ball to keep us busy while we wait for the parade.

 Once the parade started everyone was a happy camper.
London was especially loving it. She was smiling ear to ear the entire time.  I love preschoolers. They find so much joy in the most simple of things. Dylan had a great time too, but he's starting take on a much more "chill" attitude lately. So he sat back and smiled his half smile and waved to the parade participates from his seat. Until they started throwing candy! 

After the parade we enjoyed some quiet time at home and then headed to our good friends' house for some BBQ, oh and quality time together. 

We spent the day with them and then met up with a bunch of friends for fireworks.
We capped the night off a little Sonic half price shake action. 

I'm so thankful for good friends, for my country, and for BBQ.
God Bless America. 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Big Girl Haircut

London has been asking to get her hair cut for months.
I didn't want to cut it because I was afraid it would make her look even more like a big kid.
But she kept asking and asking and asking.
And then I cut my hair for Locks of Love and she said "Mommy, PLEASE can I cut my hair like yours so we can be the same-same!?"
She is very into being the "same-same" as me.
I know that one day she'll want to be the opposite of me, so for now I bask in the glory of her affection.
How could I say no to that?
Also, her hair was getting to be impossible to keep brushed out and tangle free.

So here's my long-haired beauty...

And here's my short-and-cutie! 

I love it.
I had to walk away while she was getting it cut because I could feel the tears coming.
She was so proud of her new haircut. I think its safe to say she felt as cute as she looked.
And its MUCH easier to care for.

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Vacation Bible School

As always, our church put on a spectacular VBS for the kids in our community. And I'm not just saying that because I was a director. ;)

It was a great week and the kids had tons of fun.

The theme this year was Everywhere Fun Fair. We had a lot of fun decorating for it.


This was London's first year in the preschool room. She had the best time and thought that she was big kid.

One of my favorite VBS moments is when all the kids take stage on Sunday morning to sing the songs they learned during the week. There is something special about kids singing praise to the Lord. 

I also love the picnic that we host for all of the kids and their families that Sunday. 

We love our church and I feel so blessed to be part of such an awesome community. 
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