Monday, January 21, 2019

Couples Mexico Trip

In December, we went to El Dorado Casitas Royale in Riveria Maya, Mexico.  It was perfect. This was our third time at this resort.  We went on our honeymoon and again in 2013.  This was our first time going in the Winter.  It was nice bc it wasn't blazing hot and humid, but the water was a bit chilly and the sun wasn't as strong.... which probably isn't a bad thing! lol.  The temps stayed in upper 70s, low 80s.

We have gone with the same two couples on every trip. The Gills and the Lyles.  It's great to go with them bc it is they are all so chill.  We kind of do our own things in the morning then meet up at the pool around 11!

This was our first trip together in Cancun! We had five kids total.
2018: 11 kids!!
The resort we stayed at! Love this place!
My love!
Our room is that upper right corner.

beach cabana

The swim up pool bar we stayed at almost the entire time!

We are already talking about when and where we are going on the next trip! We love El Dorado, but think it may be time to explore other places!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Christmas.. a little late!

I figured now was better than never to post out Christmas 2018!
We went to Nanny and Poppy's on the 23rd and made it our Christmas Eve dinner and presents.  Claire got a cool backpack that carries her doll and accessories, Max got Nerf guns, and Kate got a new purse with "makeup".  All big hits! I took lots of pics but this is the only one I could find! Cousin Landyn opening her gift from us!

Claire, Kate and I also got our nails done.  This was a tradition I started when Claire was almost Two.  We got get Christmas nails done together!

Christmas Eve we came home, did our second annual apps and drinks with neighbors, then got ready for Santa!

 We came home, read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, then waited for Santa!

Claire's favorite and bigger presents were an Our Generation doll school set, and echo dot for her room.  Kate got this ice cream food cart and some fun costume jewelry and Max got sports things and  a Nintendo Switch from Us.  He was so excited!

Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Darcy came mid morning and we opened more presents!  All three kids got new bikes!!

The biggest surprise was Justin upgraded my engagement ring and wedding band!
We are a very blessed family!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Polar Express and Santa!

Last weekend we went to the Polar Express at MacGregor Downs.  This is our third year going and the kids are still loving it!
Gary, our elf, brought them pjs upon his arrival which were perfect for the Polar Express!

I wasn't sure how Kate was going to react to Santa this year.  The past two years have been major tears!  She was very timid and didn't want us to put her down so I was just sure she was going to again this year....but NOPE! She sat on his lap and told him she wanted more barbies!  Max told him he wanted a Nintendo Switch and Claire just said gel pens and gum! haha!

Last year vs. this year!
Riding on the "Polar Express" read: decorated golf cart lol!

Hot chocolate for the first time!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cougar Cheer Season

Claire had another wonderful season cheering for the Apex Cougars.  She stayed on the tiny mite team so she could stay with her best friends (the perfect foursome!).  They had an awesome coach and even did a few stunts!

Halloween 2018

Another fabulous Halloween in our neighborhood!  Our neighborhood does Halloween right!  Houses are decorated, kids are everywhere, DJ has music and lights blaring and all is right!  I love that the adults get so involved.  Some dress up, but others make special treats for the adults that are trick or treating with kids! (read: pudding shots, witches brew, vodka infused gummy bears!)

This year Claire wore her old Dance costume and was a "hip hop dancer", Max was Darth Vader and Kate was Belle!

Kate was so excited to find this hair piece head band!
Extra large candy bars!

Neighborhood friends!

Track out fun!

The big kids were tracked out of school the end of October, beginning of November.  We packed up after Claire's cheer competition and headed to the beach! We went to Holden and stayed at Grandma and Grandpa's place with our best buds!

While it was cooler this year, the ocean was still plenty warm for the kids to play in!

These two! <3 td="">

Kate's face when she talks to Jake is hilarious! 

Best Friends!
One of these years we will get some of Max's buddies to come! He's a trooper with all these girls! He is also wonderful with the younger siblings!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Kate ~ Froggy class

I am so behind! Need to play catch up so I can document all the fun things the kids are doing!

Kate started her second year at Grow Preschool.  I love her school so much.  This year she is in the Froggy class (3s). She loves her teachers, Mrs. Colleen and Mrs. Barbara.

And yes, her bow is as big as her head! SHE picked it out!