Monday, August 31, 2015

Birthday Weekend

I had the best weekend! As you know I had Friday off, so we did in fact take the kids to the beach. I had never been to this beach before and I don't know why it took so long for us to go there, it was awesome, no waves, shallow waters and not crowded. But first some chocolate/butterscotch chip pancakes to start the morning off.

While I packed the car up, the kids watched some Netflix. This is the half "cheese" faces because they were really into what they were watching. I can't remember what they were watching.

Car unpacked and ready to get to the beach, which was about 10 feet away, haha.

Baby Fox was trying to get Mini Fox to look at the camera
 Baby Fox loved swimming in the ocean, I can't believe it's taken us this long to get him to the ocean, bad parents! But he is swimming and comes out to see us and's so salty!!! Then said it tastes like fish, LOL.

Break from the ocean for some lunch.

She's waving to the camera and saying "Hi"
He wanted to sit on my lap for the rest of lunch.

She wanted to sit with Nana.

We borrowed a boogie board from someone, the kids were so excited.

She really wanted to pull him.

He's humoring her...not really, I think he was just enjoying the ride, he really wasn't this bored in real life.

And then apparently I didn't take any more pictures on Friday. Mr. got home and brought home stuff to make homemade pizza.

Decided to not go on the hike, I got so much sun on Friday that I didn't feel like being in more sun, and was just tired, so wanted to sleep in a bit. I did hit up the gym before the kids woke up though. It felt great running, I haven't done that in a while.

I thought the weather forcast was funny today, it says that we are going to have "abundant sunshine" haha, thanks for that weather channel.

 After breakfast the kids played with the kinetic sand, they love that stuff.

After that Mini Fox insisted she wanted a tent between the couch and the coffee table, so I made a tent and they thought it was hilarious and could not stop giggling.

I had a lot of errands to run, so while Mini Fox and I ran our errands Mr. and Baby Fox went to the movies, they saw, Shaun the Sheep, they thought it was cute. Of course neither of us took pictures, it was just too hot to think...okay not really, but just didn't think about it while trying to get all my errands done.

Nap time when we got home and I did this. Tutorial coming soon. If anyone needs some pink tissue paper, I have a TON! Oops, talk about buying too much, oh well! None of the videos told me how much I would need, so I figured it was a lot...FYI it's not, I will include how much I used...or at least an estimate.

I made some cake to try and figure out cakepops, but didn't actually make any, because I ran out of time, so I have a lot of cake right now, opps. Perhaps I'll freeze it and use it for the actual day, one less thing to do...

Isn't this every kids favorite thing to do?

After Mini Fox woke up we went swimming, which I forgot to take a picture of, but I did get her running away not wanting to go in to take a bath. Looking back to see if she's getting away with it, haha.

Sunday was my birthday! I actually went to a baby shower, without the kids, in my book that's a win :) It was back in my hometown, so three hours of driving with a good friend, perfection.

She didn't want the strawberries, till I said I would take them with me and put them in the baggie, then suddenly she got interested.

I was posing for some pictures, and Baby Fox wanted in on the action.

Such a cute baby shower, and I am so excited for my friend. I've known her for over 20 years.

We've all been friends since junior high and still friends, love that we can go months/years without seeing each other and it's like no time has passed when we do see each other.

When I got home Mr. had decorated the inside and outside of the house, forgot to load the pictures, oops. But he said the kids had a blast decorating.

Love this picture of us.

This girl loves herself some shrimp, she just kept asking for more.

My mom gave me the Baby/Mini Fox "cheese" face, haha.

The kids helped me open gifts, Mr. got me the Urban Decay Smoky palette I wanted, yay! Plus when he went in they asked if he had an account, so he gave them our phone number and they said, hey it's her birthday, here's a free gift, and then I got a two free Nars Lip pencils, woo hoo. They are so smooth and creamy, great day for me.

My sister got me this, we had been talking about this a couple of weeks ago, so excited to do this. Anyone else have a coloring book? Now to find the time to actually do this. Baby Fox wanted to break in the pencils, I told him it was for adults only, haha.

And what is a party without a family selfie?

Great day spent with family and friends, I feel so luck to have these people in my life. Now if only my brother and Sister-in-law were there, then it would have been perfect.

Only 5 more days of work and then I'm off for 10 days! Woo hoo.

Linking up with Erin for Weekend Snapshot4B Loved Boston and Champagne & Suburbs  for Weekending,  and Ashley at A Cute Angle for Monday Madnes

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites #40

Happy Friday! I have the day off and today we're actually going to the beach! We tried on Monday but that didn't end up working out. So let's hope it works out today.

I did upload this on Thursday, but didn't post to the blog yesterday because I thought Mr.'s responses to the Guy Behind the Blog questions was more fun to read. He's a funny guy that Mr. He was a good sport answering questions about love and feelings and stuff.

I got my allergy shots yesterday and we got home about 6pm, and the kids convinced Mr. to take them swimming before dinner. First Baby Fox said, please Daddy will you take us swimming, then gave him the puppy dog face (I'm so proud), and then Mini Fox came up and said, "Daddy Swimming Pool, Daddy Swimming pool, Peeeease", shot in the heart, he was a gonner and didn't even hesitate to say yes. He's such a sucker.

Went out last night on a much needed Girl/Mom's Night Out, so great to catch up with everyone. We stayed out way too late talking, but it was a blast. I forgot to talk a picture before I left, so this is after I came home, you know make up is sort of smeared, whatever, I haven't worn make-up in couple of weeks and it felt great :)

We went to a wine tasting/restaurant place and the food was amazing! Or so I'm told, since I can't eat what is here, but doesn't it look pretty?

I love these ladies and can't wait for our next MNO.

This could be one of my all time favorite pictures of us...Funny story. Mr. was laying down so I laid on top of him and Baby Fox laid on top of me. Mini Fox then comes and starts saying "me too, me too". But can't get to the top, so Baby Fox and I get off and get Mini Fox on the couch. Then Baby Fox says, "okay I'll go first then you Mommy, wait...Mommy you go first, then Mini wait, then me then Mini Fox." Loved seeing how his little mind worked with how much we all weighed. It was amazing that I got this picture at all, we were only like this for 2.5 seconds before Mr. really couldn't breathe, LOL.

I found this video yesterday and thought it was so funny. At first I wasn't going to watch it, but figured I needed to see what the next thing people were just going to blindly jump on the band wagon on. But turns out she was just making fun of those people, hilarious. We need to have a sense of humor sometimes.

My concerns about Parent's Choice diapers.We need to get it together for the safety of our children!Maybe we can wrangle Chris Pratt to help!
Posted by Kay Botnik on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Linking up with ErikaAndrea, and Narci for Friday Favorites, September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday! April and the girls for Five on Friday, and Jennie for Friday Favorites

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Guys Behind the Blog - August Edition

I randomly came across Betsy and her blog with a guys behind the blog series. I missed out on July, but thought I would do August. So Mr. and I are going through the questions...and well let's just say he's not into all.

I thought it was fitting to use a picture of us at the last wedding we went to

August Link-Up Questions: 
1 // Share a funny wedding story with us - it could be from your own or one you attended.

(Sigh)...a funny wedding story? Are you sure these questions are for boys? (takes a sip of his soda)...
My funny wedding story, this one time I saw a wedding was in the country...and...they almost got to the alter and the bride totally ran away...and it happened three more times during the movie...
(Me laughing)
2 // On the topic of love, who was your childhood crush?

Are you serious? Are you just writing everything I say, like a court reporter? These are not questions for boys are they? Are you sure these are the right questions? (sigh)

I think in preschool I was in love with this little girl named Joy and  have no idea what she looks like, and I was always in love with a girl when I was a little kid.
3 // What is your top love language? What is your significant other's love language? 

Looove language...
Then he proceeded to tell me things that cannot be repeated on this moving along.
4 // How did you meet your significant other? 

He said...

You already know...they already know, link them to the story.

Yep he really said that.

5 // If you're engaged or married, how did you propose? If you're not, how did you ask your girl out? 
On asking me out
I called you.
We met in a bar, click here for the story.
Man of few words...okay he's definitely not into love and wedding stuff, he pretty much banned me from even watching wedding related shows after we got married. But we'll definitely try again next month! Haha...Have fun getting married Betsy! I can't wait to see the pictures!
Also linking up with Amanda, for Thinking Out Loud and Vanessa and Penny for Thinking out Loud,LuliaStephanie and Sarah for The Ladies Collective, Annie and Natalie for Thoughts for Thursday and Joey and Kristin for Stuff and Things

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mother Son Outfit And What Up Wednesday?!

It's the last Wednesday of the month and you know what that means, okay maybe you don't, but it means that I'm linking up with Mel, Sheaffer and Shay for:

What we're eating this week:
Some left overs from the weekend, Thai food, Mexican food and then we made some shredded beef to go along with some bean for a burrito bowl.
What I'm reminiscing about:

This picture was taken 4 years ago, it popped up on my newsfeed on Facebook...awww, he was so little here. And barely eating one meal a day, haha.
What I'm loving:
This picture we took last night, Daddy Dog Pile
What we've been up to:
Spending lots of time with my Mother-In-Law, love when she comes to visit! She tries to come every 3 months, so next time is around Thanksgiving, seems just so far away!

What I'm dreading:
The heat during Baby Fox's soccer games...ugh!
She wanted a  pair too, they were just a little big, but they were pink!
What I'm working on:
So excited about this project with some fellow bloggers. Stay tuned for more info!
What I'm excited about:
See above, can't wait to start collaborating and working with some fabulous ladies.
What I'm watching/reading:
If you want to know what I've been reading this week, it's a big fat nothing. But we have been watching the Hobbit series on HBO Go...I didn't particularly care for the books when I was a kid, but the movies make it way more interesting. Perhaps I was too young when I read it the first time around? Thoughts on that?
What I'm listening to:
Another Acappella cover, I'm seriously obsessed with it.

What I'm wearing:
Remember this t-shirt that I bought? Well we found one for Baby Fox too. So of course it's only appropriate for us to take Mother/Son pictures right?
He's getting so big! Soon he's going to be taller than me.

Then we decided that I would throw him in the air...

Mr. said that wasn't good enough, he said this is how it's done, you need to drop your arms to make it look like he's higher...then he said, step aside.

Okay so I tried again and a little harder, you can tell from my face, it's not easy heaving a 38lb kid in the air. Apparently I need to lift some more weight. And please excuse the stomach...

I guess that second try I did a little better, Mr. made fun of me that I still didn't get my arms all the way down. Now to get a longer shirt.

What I'm doing this weekend:
This weekend is my birthday! But I'm actually going to a good friends baby shower that day, but I'll be around good friends, so I can't complain. I might go to an all day spa on Saturday, but my friend said she wasn't sure how she was going to be feeling, she's super pregnant and wasn't really feeling up to anything last week. Hoping she gets better so I can get some girl time in.
Mama to be is second from the left, I've known her since 7th grade.
What I'm looking forward to next month:
Mini Fox's birthday party!
What else is new:
I'm going to do a week long hair challenge (5-7 hair styles) with Vanessa sometime at the beginning of September, and will post the results soon after. We haven't ironed out the details yet, but you should join, even if you just do 1 hair style, do something different take a picture and share it! I'll keep you posted!
Here's my practice from a couple of weeks ago, doesn't look terrific, but I do have to say I felt so much better and put together when my hair was all done up!
Bonus Question: What is your favorite back to school tradition:
Favorite back to school tradition, hands down is buying new school supplies. I can't wait for my kids to need school supplies, okay I can wait, cause I don't want them to ever leave me!
What movie is this?