Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Football Game, Soccer, Oktoberfest

We had a fun weekend and hope you did too! Molly Anne cheered at the high school football game on Friday night like she does every year! We got smart this year and had a little tailgate after we dropped our girls off. Thanks Kelly for organizing!

Tyler and Grady hanging on the back of the pick up trucks.

Molly Anne and Greer always have Ava as their cheerleader! She is sooo sweet to them! This year Sadie, Izzy and Paisley joined!

The Moms

Saturday morning early soccer pictures and a game. 

The queen of crafts wherever she is!

We came home Molly Anne made pumpkin bread on her own. I always felt like I don't let my kids cook with me enough mainly because I don't want to deal with the mess. Let's just say this - I'm glad I didn't put all of that pressure on myself for years. She picked it right up yesterday and it was super easy and no problem at all. So moral of the story - your children don't have to start cooking with you at age 3 if they want to do it at age 8! She was soooo proud of her pumpkin bread and it was gone in 24 hours!

Grady worked on legos but not long enough. He doesn't have the lego bug like Molly Anne does but maybe one day?

I went over to our neighborhood clubhouse and helped some of my friends set up for the Oktoberfest. It was such a fun time! Possibly too fun! ;)

Sunday we just chilled around the house, got some chores done and regrouped. I did some work and got ready for the week. Here's to a much less chaotic week this week! Fingers crossed.

Monday, October 2, 2023

Molly Anne Try On

Posting this today because everything is still 50% off until tonight. Tomorrow I'll post our weekend recap and Wednesday will be a little breakfast recipe.

I found so many cute things for Molly Anne last week and they came in over the weekend. She did a little fashion show to see how things fit!

Outfit 1 - navy top // corduroy skirt

Outfit 2 - top // skirt

Outfit 3 - dress // headband (that she isn't wearing)

Option 4 - ivory tee // skirt

Outfit 5 - cutie jacket that is knit and comfortable // skirt

Outfit 6 - clip dot top // skirt

Outfit 7 - dress // gold bag that she is obsessed with

Friday, September 29, 2023

Five on Friday

1. Monday night I decorated for Fall. Little early for my taste as I usually prefer Summer 365 days a year. I did something different this year. I put my big bin of decor out and let the kids pick out of it to decorate their rooms. They LOVED this!! You can see some of what Molly Anne did to Grady's room in this pic! He had some opinions but in typical boy fashion let her run the show!

2. Also this week I changed all of the air filters in the house. Got my ladder out and went to town. Always good to get that knocked out. 

3. Last year I picked up similar sheets on sale after Halloween for the kids. They glow in the dark. They freaked out when they got home one day this week and they were on their beds. PS - Molly Anne LOVES when I mess with her bed and arrange her things all cute!

She still is rocking my coverlet that I had when I was growing up. She loves it! The right side of her room is alllll American girl!

4. Mills got another good report at the doctor this week. Next visit is X-rays in early November but he is doing great and is so happy. A HUGE win!

5. The kids are loving tennis lessons. Makes my tennis loving heart happy. I like tennis for them so much because one it's a life sport meaning they can play until they're much older and only need one person to play with (not a team). And two because it's a great way to learn ball/hand/eye coordination which will benefit them with any sport they end up playing. As long as they like it, I'm good with it! We can only guide them and give them opportunities then let them decide!

Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Thursday Finds

ONE - I have decided that I prefer dresses for work. Shift dresses just make you look put together and are so easy to throw on in the morning. I take no longer than 15 minutes to get ready every morning (you can probably tell ha) so I need something quick quick! Anyway, I ordered this one and since I already have it in hunter green from last year, I know it's a good dress. $55

TWO - total splurge but also on sale the lowest I've seen them. I kinda sorta yes I ordered these. I just feel like I'll have them for a zillion years for any special event. Pretty excited I must say. 

THREE - my niece wanted these shades for her birthday and I think they are super cool. You know I ordered them for her! ;)

FOUR - this velvet blouse screams put together. I see it with a long black skirt to dress it up or like how she is wearing it with jeans. Classy.

FIVE - I ordered this headband ($12) for Molly Anne. I figured she can wear it this Fall and for the holidays. They also have it for women!

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Wal-Mart Haul

I find it interesting to see what other people get at the grocery store and I know we can always use ideas. This was what I picked up early on Sunday morning from their Drive Up. I already had a bunch of vegetables from last week and Kevin got a bunch of fruit at Sams Club mid week so I didn't need a ton. Also, I don't really buy meat at Wal-Mart. I mostly use Wal-Mart to restock basics because they're truly cheaper there. Anyway, here's what I got....

If you're not use the Method All-Purpose grapefruit spray - put it on your list!
MadeGood bars and packets are top of my kid's list for favorite snacks for school and I don't feel too terrible with them having those.
I love that bag of mini potatoes - easy to throw in the air fryer to cook!
Smoked almonds - for my desk drawer!

Pumpkins to decorate inside with. We love the Marys crackers and the Good Thins. Reasonably healthy crackers. 

Stok iced coffee - the only coffee I pretty much will drink. I have no time for hot coffee because I'm a nut and think it's a waste of time waiting for it to cool!
Spinach for egg scrambles or I put it in the kids smoothies. 
They've been into the Chobani Flips
Cottage cheese with everything but bagel seasoning - yes!

I like to have the strawberry banana blend in the freezer for smoothies when I run out of the fresh stuff!
Molly Anne likes the mini pepperonis in her lunch box.
Sweet potato cubes for a dinner one night this week. Same with the chopped romaine.

Monday, September 25, 2023

New Bike and a Soccer Goal

Friday after school we played at the neighborhood playground and about 10 other moms and kids showed up. It ended up being an extra fun time. We had breakfast for dinner that night and got in bed super early. Grady was exhausted. I remember these very tired Fridays from when Molly Anne was in Kindergarten!

Saturday morning soccer and he scored his first goal!

Kevin took Molly Anne on a daddy daughter date since they missed the dance at our club last weekend. That gave Grady and I some time to hang out which is always super fun for me. First we did some errands then traded his 12" bike in for a big boy 20" bike. Thank you Nannie and Poppa for his birthday present!

Kevin took Molly Anne to iFly and they pretended to skydive in the big tube. They loved it!

Then he took her to Porters House for a fancy dinner!

Grady and I went over to our club for dinner.

And he showed them his bike skills when we all got home!

Sunday morning churching. They matched so I had to take a pic!

Some more bike riding in the hood!

Then we were the goofballs at the pool for the second to last weekend that it's open. It was cool water but it was hot outside. My kids did not care and loved having a fun afternoon!

We ended up at our next door neighbors pool for about an hour then Kevin grilled us sliders for dinner. 

It was a low key easy weekend! Today is a teacher work day which is always a good time on a Monday when we are trying to work. Splitting the day and we'll figure it out. 

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Five on Friday

1. Molly Anne was sooo happy that Mills got on her bed! She loves him beyond. 

2. Green Day at school this week!

3. That handwriting though!

4. Had a fun tennis match last night and it restored my love of tennis. 

5. I leave you with this for the weekend. Amen and amen.