Thursday, May 30, 2013

Day 3 of summer break

This picture was snapped by K almost two weeks ago.
I had been jumping in puddles with the girls and then Lee accidentally kicked mud all over me.

3 days of summer break.

Day 1: was spend doing absolutely nothing, I'd had a migraine on Monday night and was in a post-migraine fog Tuesday.

Day 2: nothing grand. We lazed about the house, I love not having to be anywhere in the morning. Glorious. Finally we got moving around lunch time, I "made" turkey and ham tortilla roll-ups with garlic hummus and carrots for lunch. My girls love tortilla roll-ups. We made it to the gym {I can't even get into my work-out frustrations right now, the progress is still stalled!} and then the kids begged to go to the pool. We went, it was freezing but the kids had a blast. Poor Abby was so cold but she powered through. Last night ended in another headache, le sigh.

Day 3: so far it consists of Abby and I laying in bed listening to music on my phone and consuming what could be the best cup of coffee I've ever made. I love it when that happens!

My girls love watching videos on YouTube, yesterday was spent watching a vast array of videos:

We've been singing this song in church and I cannot get it out of my head, I love it:

Ainsley is obsessed with this song and sings it constantly:
 I saw this video from Facebook yesterday and laughed hysterically, make sure you watch the entire thing:
 The last one led to me teaching Adison how to do this dance, you're welcome world:
What's new in your worlds lovelies?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A mostly wordless Wednesday...okay fine, a not too many words Wednesday

This girl, my mini-me.
When she smiles the world smiles back, when she's angry, well, watch out world.
This girl, she my rainbow, sunshine girl.
She's my sparkly, wear every color imaginable on my body at once.
My girl who can be shy then belt out the lyrics to almost any song she's heard one time.
This girl who made me a mama again after so many heartbreaks, she brought me back.
This girl, she's awesome and amazing and I am so happy I get to call her mine.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bullet points

:: I had a lovely Mother's Day. We went to church, then K took us all out to Jose Peppers or as my kids like to call it "Dr. Peppers", we then took the kiddos to the park {where my only job was to bask in the sun's glow}, we then went home to rest for a bit and then headed out for ice cream with my dad, step-mom, brother, sister-in-law and niece. Oh yeah, K gifted me with a Duck Dynasty hat. The girls was supa-jealous. Adison kept trying to take it, back off little ladies, this is mama's!

:: There are only 8 days of school left. Come on Summer and days at the pool! I just had my last school-related meeting of this school year and all I can say is woo hoo! Although next year I'm going to be taking on a pretty big responsibility with one of the committees I'm on, for now  though, I'm just going to ignore all of that.

:: Mother's Day was not kind to my "Get my butt into shape for swimsuit season" kick that I'm on. ::sigh:: That means kicking it into high gear, ouch. I'm so sore. My ankle injury had set me back quite a bit, I feel like I had lost a lot of the muscle toning that I'd accomplished so I'm pushing it, trying to get back to where I was.

:: The Color Run is in a few weeks, at this point I'm going to call it the Color Walk because this lady still cannot run, a jog for a few minutes is all that my ankle will allow. 

:: K and I have been on a huge downsizing binge lately, we have been trying to get rid of some of the "stuff" that we have around our home. It seems like we stop using things {the kids grow out of/stop using} and rather than do something else with it, we hold on to it. Why??? Today I sold our double stroller. We don't need it, why is it taking up space??? Plus, I don't know about you guys, but a few extra bucks helps, with this economy money is tight.

:: What books are you guys reading? I need some new titles/authors. I haven't been reading as much lately and NEED to, reading {besides sleeping} is my favorite thing to do, I just need some new material. Share, por favor?

:: Tell me what's new with you, I miss our chats, xo, D

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happiness Week, Day: 7

1. Happiness Week.
I can't believe how quickly the past week has come and gone.
I've really enjoyed this last week, focusing on the positive rather than letting the negatives take hold.
I hope to continue on with this little project, to keep my eyes on the beauty of this life.
It's the only one I've got and I want to really live it, it really relish in this life of mine.
The good and the bad.

2. My mom.
She's my best friend.
We've been through our ups and our downs.
We've worked on this relationship that we have and I'm proud of us.
Of wanting for our relationship to grow and change as we have both gone through life changes.
I love my mom, I'm so happy that I can call her my best friend.
I truly love her not only as my mom but as my friend as well.
Love you Mamacita!!

3. This little place here.
I love all of you, you all fill me with such happiness.
To be able to come here, open my heart and have such support is amazing.
To have the relationships that I have made with you all, you've become my friends, not just acquaintances from the internets.
So, thank you, thank you for sharing your lives with me, for supporting me and for making me laugh, I hope that I've been able to do the same for you.

Much love to you all, xo

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happiness Week, Day: 6

Tomorrow we are back at it, it's hard to believe that the new week is upon us.
Three weeks, Adison has three weeks of school left.
3 more Mondays.

1. Overflow.
Tonight we had a worship service at church called Overflow.
It's so great to worship, to worship for longer than at a normal service and to worship with the kids.
Adison sat with a friend and the little girls sat with K and me as well as one of our friends.
I loved it, love love loved it.

2. Naps.
I've not been sleeping well, at all.
The coughing, oh the coughing.
It was so bad that not even the Nyquil I took worked.
This morning after church and a quick trip to the store I slept.
The girls were being loud and running around so I lay in bed and prayed for sleep.
Praise the Lord, I think I slept for an hour or an hour and a half.

3. Miss Abigail in swimsuits and dancing.
Abby, despite my constant demands that she stop growing, is getting bigger.
On Thursday I noticed that her 2T clothes were looking little on her, Friday I went through all of her clothes and pulled all the 2T ones that didn't fit any longer.
Her swimsuit didn't fit anymore so while we were at Target we picked up a new one for her.
I decided to get her a little tankini so it would be easier to get it on and off.
I thought that it was one of the tankinis that would completely cover her tummy but when we got home and she tried it on it showed her little belly.
It was so stinkin' cute seeing her little herniated button.
She loved all the ruffles on it, she bounced and danced and was spinning in circles.
Cutie pa-tootie.

How was your weekend?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happiness Week, Day: 5

Day 5, here we are, it's Saturday!

1. I have to say that I was very happy to hear that Adison's soccer game was rained out.
I did not want to have to stand in the cold and be wet, I admit it, I'm a wienie.
Did I tell you that I agreed to be the assistant coach?
I think so but can't quite remember.
So, I really really REALLY didn't want to have her game today.
I was so happy that I got the text while still laying in bed.

2. Church tonight.
I got to see some of my friends and the sweet nursery kids.
I love our church, absolutely love it.
Tomorrow night we have an extra worship service called Overflow, I love the worship as well as listening to our girls sing their hearts out. 

3. Rotisserie chicken sandwich from Mr. Goodcents.
Today after running errands K went to Mr. Goodcents to pick up some food.
Today I had a rotisserie ________ {there was another word here, I just can't remember what it was }herb chicken sandwich with slices of parmeasan cheese on whole wheat bread.
So good.

Happy Saturday lovelies, here's to a wonderful Sunday, xo

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happiness Week, Day: 4

It's Friday!
This week has been so odd, my days have been off all week and I haven't really been sure what day it is.
Today though, I feel pretty confident that it's Friday.

This morning I was awakened to a screaming and bloody Abby.
Adison had accidentally head butted her in the nose and there was blood everywhere.
Poor Adison, she felt so bad and Abby, well, she was screaming her head off.
What a way to wake up!

1. Sunshine. 
After a lot of snow and rain {It's May!} I was pleasantly surprised to see the sun shining and blue skies this morning.
It's not going to stay but it was a nice way to start the morning.
We need the precipitation, living in Kansas we are surrounded my crops that need rain.

2. Spiders.
I found a spider in our hallway this morning so I'm going to try to turn this into a positive somehow.
Um, spiders take care of mosquitoes and those things drive me batty.
So yay for spiders, I am more than happy to see you outside but do not, I repeat DO NOT come in my house because then you are fair game.

3. My children.
They drive me batty, they drive me crazy but they are mine and I love them.
Through it all, the fun, the hard, the crazy, the serene, they are mine and I wouldn't trade any of them for anything in the world.
I love when they interact well with one another.
This morning they decided to make a clubhouse using the dining room table I bought the other day {I'll tell you that story another day}.
They draped blankets over it and proclaimed it "Ainsley's Club" since she's the one that decided to make the club.
They came up with a song for it and were happy.

::something that's been on my heart lately.
What is on this tiny sliver of the internets of mine is just a snapshot a portion of our lives.
I don't share everything nor will I ever.
I just want to put that out there in case anyone ever got the impression that things are lovely here all the time because they're not.
We are living real lives with real joys and frustrations, with tears and smiles.
The end::

What are your plans for this weekend?

We've got a soccer game, church and a worship service called, Overflow, on Sunday evening.
It should be a pretty low-key weekend, yippee!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happiness Week, Day: 3

Well folks, here we are almost half way through our Happiness or Gratitude Week and I have to say that I have spent more time thinking about the positives going on rather than the negatives.
So far I would call this a success!
How about you, have you been noticing any changes so far?
Let's hop right into business:

1. Family Movie Night: normally we will make a pizza {or three, holy smokes our kids eat A LOT} and watch a movie together.
Tonight was a bit different, K stopped by the store and picked up a smorgesboard of things to make, we had Lee lay towels down in the living room and we watching the season finale of Duck Dynasty.
Good times.
K's beard has been getting kind of long lately and the girls are begging him to grow a "Duck Dynasty" beard.
It's awesome.
I need to take some pics and show you guys.

2. Abby has been extra lovey lately and I'll take it.
Homegirl is a true 3 year old, mood swings galore.
Attitude for days, sassiness that cannot be matched and over the top hilarious.
Today was full of hugs and kisses, leg hugs and I love you's.
It's so much nicer than the temper tantrums, the no's! and tears.
Happy Abby = a very happy Mama

3. School is almost over and summer is upon us.
{Ha, I write that while we are expecting more snow!}
Adison will be home all day, yippee!
It's hard to believe that the pool will be open soon and the smell of chlorine and sunscreen will fill our days.
I'm ready for no alarm clocks, for lazy mornings lounging in pj's and afternoons at the pool.
All three girls are signed up for swimming lessons this year, we are getting those taken care of the first two weeks of June.
Come on Summer!

I had mentioned on Monday I think about the coconut popsicles that K got for me and here they are.
He got me some more tonight so this was my dessert, delish!

Happy Thursday lovelies, I'll see y'all tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happiness Week, Day: 2

1. Walks in the park with friends.
This morning, Ainsley, Abby, B and I went on a walk with my friend Clara and three of her kiddos.
It was nice to get outside, walk, talk and enjoy the very brief Spring that we get in Kansas.

2. Coffee with Cold Stone Creamery creamer in it.
Hot or cold, it's delicious.
I look forward to my morning cup o' joe as well as my afternoon cup.

3. At home date nights with my honey.
Sometimes we watch a movie or catch up on our TV shows, sometimes we play a game, however we spend date night it's nice to have some set aside time with K.

I'll be back tomorrow to share three more things that make me happy, feel free to join in either with your own post or in the comments section.