Saturday, January 31, 2015

T's Nerf Gun Party!

Turner will turn 6 in the week and we had his party last night.  We had it at the gym at church nerf gun style.  Birthday parties always stress me out to the max.  When Kev suggested a nerf gun party it sounded fun but out of my element.  So thankful for a hands on husband and for him handling all the details.  This was the easiest party for me to plan (mostly because he did:) and the kids had a great time.
  When I asked Turner who he wanted to invite he mostly named church friends.  When I asked about kids from school he adamantly said "No mom, that would just be weird".  I still haven't figured that one out, but it was his party.  He helped me pick out decorations and helped set up the gym.  Our biggest expense was buying a few extra guns from a friend and lots of ammo.  We bought eye gear for the kids to wear and to be their take home treat.  Unfortunately a lot of the kids returned them before I realized it.  I will be handing out glasses tomorrow at church!
  Kev had them playing different games and I pretty much hung out with friends.  A bonus was Nonna and Brayden came and spent the night with is afterwards.  The kids were absolutely thrilled.  To end the party Nonna gave $5 to the kid that picked up the most darts.  Brilliant!!  The kids did most of the clean up for us and had fun while doing it.
  Turner really enjoyed his party and I can not believe he is about to be 6.  I will do a post all about him next week on his birthday.  Blessed to call him ours!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

100th Day of School!

Kindergarten makes a big deal out of the 100th day of school.  I hear it is a pretty big cause for celebration.  Our sweet boy couldn't wait for today to get here.  He dressed like a 100 year old man complete with a cane and glasses.  He is precious and I can't wait to pick him up and hear about his day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Crimson Classic 2015!

We checked the kids out of school early Friday and headed to Tuscaloosa for M's second meet.  Mimi and Boo Boo joined is.  Though it was a quick trip, the kids had fun.  We stopped on the way and at lunch at Mi Pueblos.  A Mexican buffet...yes please!  It was the quietest Harper was all weekend.  She ate chips and cheese dip for a good 20 minutes nonstop!  Daddy was the most impressed with the buffet and everyone was happy.
  We checked in around 4 and immediately the kids put on their swimsuits.  Nothing like an indoor pool in the winter.  Harper had talked about "swimming in Alabama" for days.  She had on her floaties and everyone was excited.  We got a cute pic of the 3 of them in the pool.  Kev and I stopped to admire the pic on his phone.....and Maddie dunked Harper.  No more swimming for her.  We were so mad at her!  Harper ran around the pool and eventually sat on the stairs, but she never got back on.  Hoping she is over it by the time we head to the beach this summer!
Turner swam like a champ and loved it.  The acoustics in the room were kids are SO LOUD.  Thankfully, we were alone most of the time.
  We got them out of the pool and got ready for dinner.  We ate at Baumhauwers with Mimi and Boo Boo and headed back to the hotel.  We had to be at the gym at 7:30 Saturday morning.  T slept with Mimi and Boo Boo and the girls stayed with us.
  We woke up at 6 the next morning and had breakfast at the hotel.  We love a hotel with a complimentary breakfast!  We got everyone ready, checked out, and made it to the gym on time.
  Mo had her best meet yet.  I am so glad that my parents were there to see her.  We hate Nonna wasn't there.  She placed 1st on bars, beam, and floor, and 2nd on vault with a 9.4.  She was 1st in the all around and actually placed 1st overall out of all the girls in her session.  What an accomplishment for her!!  We are so proud of her and are so glad that all her hard work is paying off.  I think my favorite part of these meets is watching her cheer on her friends and hearing her friends cheer for her.  It melts my heart.
  After the meet, we headed to Cypress Inn for lunch before heading home.  It had a beautiful view of the lake and the food was delicious!  Mimi had wanted to eat there the night before and the wait was too long.  I am so glad we were able to eat there for lunch.
  It was a good trip, but we were tired once we got home.  2 down, 5 more to go!
  This week a birthday party is on the agenda.  T is turning 6 soon and a nerf gun party is in his future.  Looking forward to celebrating him!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Life of a Chauffeur!

We spend a lot of time in the car.  Today we were going here, there, and everywhere.  I had Maddie at the gym at 9:30 and was meeting Kev and the other 2 at the gym for a basketball game.  I got there first and saw that Turner actually had 2 games this morning and missed most of the first one.  Whoops!  He is enjoying playing even though he is slightly afraid of the ball:)  He almost made 2 baskets and we were proud.
  After the game we ran home for a bit to lay Harper down.  I had to be back at the gym at 12:30 to get Mo.  She has reached a tired point and is talking of quitting after the season is over. I have talked to her coaches about this and I think they are trying to convince her otherwise.  We shall see.
  I dropped Mo off at the house and headed to Mimi and Boo Boo's to help get ready for Austin birthday party.  That sweet boy is 1 and I just can't believe it.  Since I kept Aubry that first year we were around her all the time.  We don't see Austin near enough.  But Meg's did a baseball theme and everything turned out great.  The kids had a blast and Austin cared nothing for his cake.  He did not take a single bite...he didn't get that from our side of the family!
  After the party I took the big kids to Target to buy a few gifts and let them spend their gift cards.  They both picked out footed pajamas to look like their sister.  Cuteness at its finest!  We got home close to 7 and I had to run back to mom and dad's to print stuff for Sunday School.
  It was a good day.  It was a long day.  I am thankful gas is so inexpensive right now.  It helps.  Looking forward to a day off Monday with not much on the agenda!  Tomorrow is church and 2 birthday parties.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Blues and Barbeque 2015

Yesterday was Maddie's first meet and it was her personal best to date overall.  She competed in the order of vault, bars, beam, and floor last.  Last year she consistently scored higher in whichever 2 events she did first.  She broke that pattern yesterday scoring a 9.45 on floor, her highest score yet.  We are proud of her hard work, the confidence she has to even get out there (no way I could ever do that), and we love hearing her cheer on her teammates as they compete against her.
  It was a long day.  Since River City hosted the meet, I had to work 2 shifts over the course of the weekend.  I decided to do it all yesterday so I wasn't going back and forth all weekend.  I got there at 7:30 and timed until Mo competed at 2.  I didn't take many pictures but she had a fan club there to watch.  Nonna and Marci came from Savannah and Boo Boo and Mimi with her bum knee came out as well.  They were able to help with other two and enjoyed watching it.  They really are fun to watch.  Turner was proud of his sister and did great.  I know it makes for long days for him and H.
  Maddie placed 1st in floor and bars and 3rd in beam and vault.  She was 2nd overall in her division.  One down, 6 more to go!