Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Is it time for school yet?

Today was rough.  I mean really rough.   The short story...

We were supposed to be getting our yard aerated tomorrow but I remembered our tv cables are underground.  I had to call a company that comes out and marks underground wires, etc.  Anywho... as I was trying to talk to the customer service rep, Claire kept whining and talking and getting louder.  I tried to go close myself in the playroom and as I did, I slammed my hand in the door.

knot right under my knuckles and swollen hand
I was so mad, I was crying... then the crying didn't stop.  Then Claire calls and tells me she needs help. {She was in bathroom} As I walk in, I notice pee everywhere.... wall, floor, toilet seat and floor.  She had to have stood up on the toilet, had to! Girlfriend has been potty trained for a year.  She knows where the pee goes and the wall is not one of the places.
No words
After I cooled off we went the pool.  It was empty since all the big kids are in school so we basically had the pool to ourselves.  So thankful for my good friends.  It was so nice to be able to melt down and talk and know they would listen.

Thankfully we have one more beach trip then back to school!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Friday I came across chatbooks while reading Momfessionals blog.  Have you heard of it? Not me. But, I am so glad I came across that post. Chatbooks is an app on Iphone that uploads your instagram pics and turns them into books.  AND it's only $6! You get 60 pages per book plus free shipping!  I ended up printing all my pictures (deleted food and workout pics).  I don't print pictures nearly as much as I should and now I have an easy way to document memories with my family and friends!

It ships in 7-10 days and I can't wait!! to for mine to come!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

LBI 2014

A week later and I am finally posting about our yearly trip to LBI.  This is one of my favorite vacation places.
One of my favorite parts of the trip is doing family pictures!  I choose colors based on the outfit I pick out for Max and Claire.  This year our colors were royal blue and yellow and I loved how they turned out!
A few of my favorites:

Probably my absolute favorite! I could look at this all day, every day!

Not so easy to hold both of them anymore!

This summer, Max wanted to be in the water the whole time we were on the beach.  He was a machine! We introduced both of them to the boogie board.  Loved it!

Loved getting ice cream treats from the Ice cream truck!

Learning how to fly a kite with Grandpa and Daddy!

So happy to have kids that love the beach as much as we do!  One more beach trip scheduled before school starts!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Yellow or Green

It's that time of year again... beach pictures!  I bought Max and Claire's outfit at Gap a few months back.  Royal Blue is our main color, now I'm trying to decide between yellow or green as an accent.

The yellow really pops, but I like the green too!

Last year's family beach pic