Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Weekend 2014

The kids were out of school on Good Friday, so we hung out at home, then went to pick up Ben's new glasses!

This morning, the weather was gorgeous, so we headed to the park for a picnic (courtesy of Subway) and some play time.

Yesterday, we attempted to dye Easter eggs, but the fake Easter eggs that I thought were a BRILLIANT invention WOULD NOT TAKE THE DYE OR STICKERS OR GLUE! I let Ben use one of our real eggs to make one decent egg and then I threw everything in the trash and vowed to never dye Easter eggs again. 

Until next year, of course..

Today, I attempted to make up for The Great Egg Disaster of 2014 with some yummy holiday cupcakes!

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Big Day!

Today, Mr. Ben went to the eye doctor!

And you guessed it! Another "4-EYES" in the family. I knew it was time when he was unable to read the menu board at a drive-through. "You can see that!?", he asked me. Of course I could see it. The words were two feet away.

He picked out an adorable pair of glasses that should be ready to lose to pick up in about a week.

And this munchkin has her first real loose tooth! We are watching her/it closely :) Look at the mischief in those eyes! She is too much!

Update: the tooth is out! Just a tiny tug post-bath. She didn't even notice!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Favorites

Boy Scouts

This is just a great organization. Greg and Ben camp at least once a month with the troop and attend meetings together every Monday. I really like the boys in the troop and they are the same boys Ben plays with outside of Scouts, too. There are always great activities - tonight, Ben will serve/bus tables at The American Legion again and tomorrow will participate in the annual Scouting For Food event,followed by an afternoon of fishing with the group :) I purchased live bait today, which is hanging out next to the eggs in the fridge. Good times :-/

Sherwin Williams Paint Sale

This 40% sale only happens twice yearly + I had an additional $10 off coupon, so I purchased the 3 gallons it will take to spruce up our bedroom and bath. We think SW is the BEST paint.

Spring Weather
We hit upper 70s/low 80's this week and it is divine! Easter is right around the corner.

Guilt Trip

This is such a cute movie that Greg and I watched together.

We are also watching this, but I'm behind an episode. So far, so good.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Birthday Week!

I know an actual birthday is only one day, but I really try to stretch it out for an entire week (an entire month if possible).

I started off the week with a trip to Omaha, where I did a lot of browsing and a little buying. I also went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner.  Let's start with that.

Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chocolate Truffle Tower
We all shared this when I arrived home :)

I started receiving goodies in the mailbox as the week went on. This is always so exciting!

This swimsuit from my Mom! Love! Everyone should get this swimsuit. So flattering!

A gift card from Grandma Deb! Target never gets old!

These Anthropologie stacking rings and tinted moisturizer from my sister

And this great tank and top from Greg :) I love it!

Speaking of birthdays, Ben went to a 4 hour party this past weekend, which included roller blading, dodge ball, lazer tag, and more! That is one extreme party. I was sure I would get a "Ben's broken his arm/leg" call, but he did fine!

 This will not upload properly, but Ben insisted on making home made cards for his friends. So sweet!

Getting the hang of it!

So the week is over and I am officially 38! Here's to a great year ahead!