This is just a busy time of year for us- I'm sure you can relate. So, it was an iPhone photo dump or a sad lonely little blog. These are not in any particular order, just our life over the last few weeks.
Abby invited her friend Michael on a movie date. We saw Monsters University. It was cute and they both had a good time. Abby tried a Coke slush for the first time since they were out of cherry.
Note that Michael stood on a bag of potting soil to be taller, he is the littlest and lightest thing. He is also one of the best behaved little boys. We both love having him over!
Play-doh is always a big hit in our house. Abby has started making cakes complete with candles during play-doh time.
Of course we have been swimming! I love these little $1 cups of snacks at HEB for swimming time. They have lots of different ones and are perfect for the pool bag. They don't get smushed or wet and are just enough. Abby had cheese nips this week and wanted to send a picture to Daddy.
I bought this table top shuffle board for Marcus a few years ago for Christmas. Abby recently started playing it. She calls it the math game because of the numbers on the board and adding up the score. Somehow we have turned a bar game into an educational opportunity. ha!
Yesterday morning we met our friend Makayla and her family at the local park. We met at 8:30 AM to avoid the crowds and the heat and ate donuts on the picnic tables and let the kids play. It was so nice outside- perfect time to do the park.
We have entered the world of princess costumes. I wanted Abby to have them for our Disney cruise this fall and when they went on Zulily for $15 recently, I let Abby pick out two of them. They arrived this week and are so cute. Let's not talk about the fact that my 4 year old is wearing a size 7-8.
She is attending a mermaid party next weekend and this will be perfect!
Friday night was date night. Abby stayed at the YMCA and we did dinner with two other couples from our church. It was a fun night and we laughed as the girls all sat together and the boys sat together. It was just necessary for the conversations we were having.
After dinner at Home Slice Pizza, we went to Lick for ice cream. I love that place. I had Dark Chocolate with Olive Oil and Sea Salt and Pecans and Cream in a waffle cone. Marcus had Smores and Spicy Coconut & Peanut. Delicious!
Last weekend, Abby went to Addison's 4th birthday party. It was a princess party, so she wore her Rapunzel dress (which is really a nightgown, but was in budget at the Disney store!). Marcus played the party of Flynn Rider so well!
Abby and the birthday girl being silly!
This is my life.... my child can DESTROY her room during rest time faster than I can blink. She loves to set up babies complete with beds, pillows, blankets, food, dishes, toys, etc. It has made getting to her closet a chore and a battle over clean up happens way too often. So, this past week we have been working to make this room a play room with more space and more organization and converted the guest bedroom into Abby's bedroom. I'll share pictures on the Birdie blog soon.
I ventured way out of my comfort zone recently and braved the MAC counter for some new lipstick. I wanted something red that stood out. I won't be wearing it everyday, but it is growing on me.
Finally, I had dinner with two college girlfriends in Marble Falls recently. Alison lives in SA and Katy was on vacation in the area, so we met for dinner, a drink, and late night chat. It was wonderful to catch up with old friends.