Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekend fun and a few house updates

We had lots of things going on 2 Saturdays ago, it made for a busy day. That was ok since we spent the Sunday just chilling and relaxing. I swear we say we are going to slow down but there just isn't any sign of doing that around here. I guess we just like to be busy. I must say I love that we can still do things despite having small children.

In the morning we met with a friend at a playground and let the kids play while we caught up on life. though I have small children, I still like to catch up with my friends without kids it just has to be somewhere I can let the kids have fun while I do my thing. That's the life of a parent, if you want to hang out with them you better be ready to do it at a playground ;).
My big boys doing their thing on the slides

After the playground fun in the morning, we went home for lunch and a nap before heading to a local park for a birthday party. More playground fun YAY. You know my kids were in heaven and so tired by the time we got home :). We love to wear them out like that. This playground in the park was actually pretty awesome. We'll definitely bring the kids back here since it's a short 10 minutes to our house.

Selfie time with my Bean
The boys doing their thing, look at those happy smiles

 By the time we left, Bean and Jbird were passed out, YAY
Two kids down and one to go :)
 Hubby bugging my sleepy Jbird
Hubby makes time to work out, he runs 4 times a week. Sometimes though working out means doing an ab workout in the family room  so that he can watch the kids while I make dinner or something. Well Tman now loves to copy everything that his dad does, it's funny to watch. Check out my boys doing their workout :)
As far as the house updates go, here are a few that we completed recently. I watched a lot of HGTV and followed loads of blogs about home stuff and I had been dying to get some of our space decorated. I am not really inspired when it comes to decorating so obviously it had to be easy and brainless :). Also I am a huge bargain shopper so unless it's on sale or I see value in it it's hard for me to buy stuff. I think we did good with these updates though.

We added a shelf for the coats and gloves as well as a shoe rack in the laundry room as I was tired of tripping on shoes left and right. The space was completely transformed and I am now happy to use this area everyday. For less than $150 ( coat rack ($85), shoe rack ($15) for both, plastic containers ($15) for two, baskets ($15) for two), we completed our mudroom
We also got a few things for our patio. I had been dying to spruce things up a bit out there and I finally pulled the plug when I saw these awesome patio chairs on clearance a TJMaxx. Now all I want to do is sit out there and enjoy the space.
check out my Tman posing for me
Hubby and the boys playing with water outside as they do in the Summer
Me and my boys, totally posed but hey I would never make it in pics if I didn't plan :)
I am really pleased with the final result. For less than $150 (the chairs ($125) for both and pillows ($20)), our patio area is now completed. I might add an outdoor rug to pull things together but I am waiting for them to go on clearance :). Bargain shoppers unite. Hope you had a great weekend too.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A wedding in Colorado

The day before the wedding, Melissa came over to our hotel so that she could go swimming with the boys. After breakfast and such, we were in the pool for some fun times. I tell you, my boys love water like you wouldn't believe. All they want to do is stay in the water all day. Melissa had fun with Tman who was now more comfortable in the water and loved the fact that he could float. He wanted to be dunked in the water and wanted to swim to us to show off his skills. This kid I tell you

My hubby was just chilling on the sidelines taking pictures of us and just looking cool. I mean look at this handsome guy with his sunglasses (PS - he is loving the fact that he can wear sunglasses now since he had lasik last fall)
Tman and his aunt Melissa doing their thing in the water

Swimming to Melissa and so proud of himself
They really had a ball these two
After playing in the pool all morning, it was time to get ready for the rehearsal followed by the rehearsal BBQ. Nothing interesting happened at the rehearsal, we let the boys run around the ground and play so that they wouldn't get too bored. Hubby joined them at one point and it was so funny to watch

Jbird and my mom chilling at the BBQ
Bean and his aunt Melissa
Me and my girls. I miss seeing these girls often, I wish we could go back to living together again, those were some of the best years of my life.
My boys sleep everywhere I tell you. Even Bean is starting to do that, check him out passed out in the backyard
  Happy wedding day
You know I had to get a nice coordinated look for our family with my boys matching :). This is just what I love to do. I must say I was pleased with how everything turned out.

 Father and son, they are too cute
Me and my hubby, we celebrate our 5-year anniversary next week, crazy I tell you
I love this pic of the family running in the grass. The boys loved the freedom. I loved that they were able to run around, it would have been a pain trying to contain them
Heading to the reception with a sleeping Bean and active Tman
I pretty much spent the afternoon dancing with Jbird on my hip. I love this awesome pic of me holding my Jbird and rocking out that someone took at the party
I told you my boys sleep anywhere. Check out Jbird passed out at the reception
Hubby multi tasking with the boys the next morning. See, he still has one hand available to do things :)
Frozen yoghurt in the city before we left, YAY, the boys loved every minute of it
So happy that we had an uneventful trip, on our way to return the car selfie :)
  And because we like pics with monument, my mom and I with the kids at the airport :)
My BFF had an awesome wedding and I am so glad that we were able to be there to celebrate with her. Our trip to Colorado was a great success. Until next time

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Celebrating 4th of July

What a great 4th of July celebration we had this year. We were in Denver for my BFF's wedding and she had a BBQ planned at her house. It was such a nice get together and the weather was perfect. We spent the morning in the pool with the kids before heading to D for the celebration. It was such a great time.

Before getting to the BBQ, we had an awesome trip with the kids. I was really worried because that's what I do best but everything worked out so perfectly in the end. We flew into Denver the night before and though our flight was delayed, the kids did amazing and everything went on without a hitch.

The boys riding the magic carpet as Tman called it. He is funny like that my son
Best selfie we could get of the five of us
My mom and Bean spent a lot of time doing this during the flight. She got the easy baby :)
Jbird and I chilling, my big baby who only wants his mama
This is how the boys fell asleep, they were so tired they passed out as soon as we got to the hotel. I love watching my boys sleep
The next day we went to the pool and had a blast. My mom was there so she took a lot of really good pictures of us hanging out with the kids in the pool. Gotta love having your own personal babysitter and photographer, my mom rocks I tell you.
The big boy getting wet
Loving the water, well Jbird was trying to drink it :)
An attempt at a pic with our little swimmers
I love this pic with my Jbird
How cute are Tman and hubby here, don't they look like they have the same walk?
Me and my mom with the kids
After the pool we got some rest then headed to the BBQ. Melissa was already there and couldn't wait to get her hands on bean
Everyone wanted a piece of Bean. I love that I caught him smiling here
Hubby and Tman doing the shoulder thing
Poor Jbird was so tired that he passed out by 7pm. That's why I always take a family pic before we do anything, I missed my opportunity and I ended up not having one. Oh well, there's always next year. Tman had loads of fun with the other kids though
There was lots of fun games played in the backyard like this life size Jenga
Me and my BFF Melissa cheesing as you do
Me and the bride to be
Me and my main squeeze, love this man
We had a blast celebrating the 4th of July this year. I just love that it was like a mini reunion as we got to see friends that we don't get to see often anymore. The weather was absolutely perfect, we couldn't have asked for more. Hope you had a great 4th of July celebration too.