Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jamaica 'Mon!

We just took a couples trip to Jamaica and had a blast! I will spare you the talent show I partook in and the 2nd place dance contest award I won, but here is our trip in pictures! :)

We went with our best friends from Charlotte and Auburn, love these couples and doing life with them!























So thankful for both sets of grandparents for taking such good care of our girls! Man were we ready to come back and see them!

Lemonade for Sale

I somehow got myself wrapped into hosting our first annual neighborhood yard sale in our neighborhood! We had a great turn out, had a food truck come, and over 40 families participated. It was so fun to do with the neighborhood. 

Mae and Maggie held their first ever lemonade stand. They made over $20 and we took some to church Sunday for Jesus, some to the bank, and then bought a barbie at the local antique shop. Trying to save, spend, and give at an early age is important to us!

So proud of my girls!



They used their own table, cash register, and made the lemonade all on their own. They could have used a little help in the organization department, but that didn't keep customers from shopping! Who wouldn't want a cold glass of lemonade from these cuties on a HOT summer day?

Weekend Parties

It seems that our weekend days are filled with Birthday parties. The girls are loving them all, even though we have had to say no to a few of them to have some quality family time.












We loved celebrating Nolan (playground party), McClain & Miller (facepaint and popsicles!), and Kate (pedicures) most recently! Eli and Audrey's are up next!






Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bucs for Life

Memorial Day Weekend consisted of a road trip to Mississippi with 2 other couples from high school for a lake weekend. We enjoyed dinner out, sleeping in, yummy food, boat rides, lake floating, cocktails, games, and lots of laughs!


We ended it with more high school friends with a cookout and movie in the yard night! 
(plus a neighborhood Memorial day party!)



So thankful for lifelong friendships that everyone continues to pour into. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

That's A Wrap

And just like that, Maggie's first year and Mae's 3rd year of MDO is over! I can not believe it! We had a great year! We loved our teachers, our school, our friends, and learning! I will cherish the HUGE box of art I have collected (will be framing some soon for the playroom) and the teacher in me is so proud to see my girls as "students".

First day and last week: 


Maggie's Wednesday Teachers: Mrs. Reeves and Mrs. Jessica


Mae's Wednesday's teachers: Mrs. Shannon and Mrs. Jodie


Maggie's Monday teachers: Mrs. Shelley and Mrs. Karen


Sadly, I didnt get a picture with Mae and her Monday teachers but they were amazing like the rest! LOVE our school! Thank you sweet teachers for investing in my girls, loving them, and teaching them so much!

Boom!

And just like that, my baby is potty trained.

I waited until a weekend that we would be home for a few days, school was out, and my mom could help. I couldn't find one. So I backed out last minute sadly to a weekend with my hubby and some friends to go to Memphis for the Chainsmokers concert and the BBQ-fest. I sent Ryan with a college bestie, and enjoyed a girls weekend with my mom and girls.

Day 1:
We started off reading "The Potty Book", put on new big girl panties, discussed the process, and encouraged with Jelly Beans. She went immediately on the potty. She had way more successes than accidents on that first day. 12 to be exact and 3 accidents. She was so proud and so was I. I dreaded this, because with Mae I was on pins and needles. I think I was more calm this time, because it was not my first rodeo, and she nailed it. I can't get over her in her big girl panties.




Day 2:
No accidents. We skipped church just to follow the "3 day potty training rule". But by dinner time, she had done such a great job, and Mama was stir crazy, that we went out to eat. She went on the potty while we were gone and we celebrated with ice cream and the park. I am so proud of my girl!




Day 3:
Today. No accidents and we even ventured to Costco. She gets so mad when I make her wear a pull-up for nap time and bed time but she still has not conquered that. I think she will soon though, based on how well this is going! Yay Maggie GIRL! I will always remember the two potty songs we sing and how exciting this has been for you! AND ME! PROUD Mama HEN!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

2 Little Fish

Swim lessons are in full force around here! Thankfully, we found someone who will come to our neighborhood pool for lessons. BB graciously is treating us to our lessons again this year, and we are so thankful! She has a pool in her backyard so she sees the importance, and so do I!

Mae is LOVING lessons and is doing great! She is still a little timid, but each day she grows more and more confident. I have to drag her out of the water to come home each time!







I had not planned on putting Maggie in lessons this year, and was going to wait until she is 3. The swim instructor brought an assistant so we decided to let Maggie try! She did great the first day, good the second, and only lasted 5 minutes the 3rd. But I do credit that to her not feeling great. I am so proud of her for trying to and doing so well!






We are halfway through lessons, and fill finish them up next week! Thank you BB for making sure our girlies are ready for the summer!