Thursday, June 21, 2018

Life Lately

Happy Summer! It officially starts today, but we've been doing all sorts of summer activities all week long.

Lucy loves nothing more than to drink from the sprinkler. #ew

Emmy is getting braver with the sprinkler, but still prefers the water table. I prefer anything that shows off those chunky thighs!!

Emmy was really hamming it up the other morning. In case you didn't know, ALL she does is walk laps around the house now. Seriously . . .all day long! She recently started carrying the carseat with her baby in it, and it's pretty adorable. 

I went to put some laundry away and came back to find her like this. Who knew she could put on her own sunglasses?!

My mom and I took the girls to Tunes on Tuesday in Northville. They had a blast . . .can't you tell? For real, though, it was a little too crowded and cramped for us. We'll stick to Music in the Park in Plymouth. 

Carla sent me this on Tuesday night. How cute is Andy?! He's pumped for his first sleepover. 

I took the girls out to eat by myself for the first time yesterday morning. It wasn't terrible, but I definitely prefer having another adult with me!

After going out to breakfast and a quick stop at Target, I took the girls to story time at Maybury farm. I pretty much felt like super mom yesterday morning! This was our first time at the farm, and it was great! There were lots of animals to look at, and they have a great little playground. 

Apparently, there was something more captivating than their mama trying to take their picture!

The stories were all about bunnies, and they had some bunnies in cages which was pretty cute!

 Why is it that when the girls actually play together, it's usually something naughty?? A few weeks ago, they had some great sister bonding time while ripping up a book. Yesterday, they threw about 36 puzzle piece over the gate and down the stairs. And I let it happen because all I heard was giggling, laughing, and squealing. 

Hey, if you're ever looking for a way to get really frustrated really fast . . .try playing a board game with a three year old. They have no respect or regard for any type of rule whatsoever!

I mean, if you have to take an evening conference call this isn't a bad way to do it. 

We have a pretty low key weekend, which is awesome! I'm kicking it off with a Moms Night In at my friend Lisa's house Friday night, and I am so excited for some mama time!!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Zoo, Our Anniversary, and Father's Day . . . Oh My!

Phew! We have been BUSY! 

We've had a lot going on over here lately, but we've managed to squeeze in some fun. 

It's been pretty hot the past few days, so we've been hanging out in water whenever possible. 

Thursday afternoon we had snack outside  . . . 

 . . . and the girls finally figured out how to share. Too bad it was MY apple!

My brother-in-law, Brian, was in Toledo with Tommy visiting family, so on Friday morning Rita, the girls and I met him and some of his family at the Toledo Zoo. This giant seal backed himself up right to the glass. 

This little lady is certainly not a baby anymore. She had no interest in the stroller; she just wanted to toddle around and check everything out. 

When Ems got tired of walking, she wanted to be held instead of go in the stroller. That baby is heavy, so Uncle Brian took a turn. 

We rode the African Safari train to see a lot of animals. 

We didn't see a ton of animals, but we did eat a ton of snacks!

After the zoo, I drove to my parents' house so we could cool off in their pool. Lucy used her time in the car wisely. 

Despite only a 20 minute car nap, Emmy Roses was ready to splash and have fun. 

While they all look pretty cozy, Ems definitely looks like she's living the life!

Saturday was our 12th anniversary! We had a busy day, but we did manage to squeeze in a trip to the Dairy King with the girls after dinner. There's no long winded anniversary post this year, but if you want to read more, you can always check out my post about our ten year anniversary. 

Father's Day started out with playtime on the bed. Somewhere under all those pillows is the best daddy ever!

Lucy made this Super Dad craft for Matty when she was still in school. She was so excited to finally give it to him!

After a little shopping and some lunch, Emmy went down for a nap and Matty decided to do some work on our fireplace . . . with a little helper!

After nap we headed to my parents' house for pizza and swimming. Emily definitely prefers the baby pool to the large pool, and Aunt Carla loved getting to play with her. 

I told you Ems didn't like the big pool! We were trying so hard to get a picture of all five grandkiddos in the pool. #maybenextyear

Emmy may not have liked the pool, but she loved the chips and french onion dip . . . 

 . . . and the Texas Sheet Cake!

Matty used the baby pool to wash all of the cake off of Ems. #fatheroftheyear

Prior to her cake bath, though, Emmy enjoyed taking her baby for a swim . . . even though she still had a regular diaper and her coverup on. 

Lucy has only been swimming twice this summer, and she's already getting braver and braver. 

When we pulled out to head home, my parents looked so cute sitting on their bench!

Lucy used the car ride to catch up on some reading. 

And now it's Sunday night, and I'm sitting here on the couch working on this blog and trying to keep my eyes open. We seem to have somewhat of a normal week ahead of us, which I'm looking forward to. We have a super busy summer, which I like, but it really makes me appreciate the "normal" days at home. 

Have a great week!