Friday, November 30, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up - November 17

We got back from Belize around 9:30 on Thursday night, and I was off on Friday because the kids had dentist and flu shot appointments.  I picked the kids up from school around 10:30, and we grabbed a quick lunch at Chick-fil-A before heading to the dentist.

Selfies while waiting for the dentist.  Oh Bennett... :)



We ran to Target between appointments... I don't remember why Bennett was making this face, as he normally likes to have his picture taken with the Target dog... probably I wouldn't buy him something he wanted.  Haha


Flu shots were not easy... Bennett went first, even though he didn't want to, but he did great and didn't even cry.  And then there was Madelyn...she literally hid in the corner, I almost had to drag her onto the table, then I had to hold her down, while she kept saying she wasn't ready... then she limped out of the doctor's office while Bennett said, "That didn't hurt, Mommy, I was brave."  Omg, these kids.  :)

I bribed the kids with ice cream, as always for shots... Bennett chose to get ice cream at CFA before the dentist, but Madelyn wanted Menchie's after the shot.


Luckily she was nice enough to share a few bites with Bennett.  


We went home and grabbed Aaron and then headed over to the Huebner's house to celebrate Russell's birthday and his army promotion!

Bennett fell asleep in the car on the way over.


Sadly, I didn't take any pictures while we were there, but if I had, they would have been of Bennett and Caroline just running around playing together.  They are best buddies!

On Saturday, we headed to HEB and we were going to go to Which Wich for lunch, but the one by us closed, so we decided to go to the new Potbelly that opened up instead.  Thank goodness they have mac and cheese for Madelyn and PB&J for Bennett, so that we can go there again.  Ha!

The Rodriguez's came over for dinner on Saturday night, and the boys played in the dog crate.  #boyswillbeboys


We had a good time hanging out and watching the Aggie game, and the kids had lots of fun playing together.  


I didn't take any pictures on Sunday, but we went to church, and then lunch at Jason's with Eric and Conchita.  Madelyn went home with them to stay with Conchita on Monday since school was out for Thanksgiving.  Bennett started asking where she was, but then we let him play with his iPad, so he was okay with her being gone.  Ha!  We are looking forward to having all of the Brunks in town for Thanksgiving this week!

Weekend Wrap-Up - November 3

Madelyn's school had their Fun Run fundraiser on Friday.  Aaron and I weren't able to go, but fortunately,  our friend Alicia was able to go and sent me some pictures.  (Her two kids are best friends with our kids). 


Madelyn completed all 33 laps and I was so proud of her!



We headed to Chuy's for dinner that night.  Bennett's picture antics just crack me up!  :)


I should note that Aaron broke his finger on Thursday night, and spent all of Friday going to urgent care and then an orthopedic doctor and found out he needs surgery.

Madelyn and I had hair cuts on Saturday morning, and she let me take her picture with her hair down.  She looks like a different kid!  She NEVER wears her hair down.


We all had lunch at Chick-fil-A, and Madelyn and I headed to Target and Kohls while Aaron and Bennett went to the movies and saw Smallfoot.  Bennett loves a movie, and Aaron was in quite a bit of pain from his broken finger and couldn't do much, so we had to find a way to entertain Bennett somehow.  :)


I was a bad blogger and didn't take any pictures on Sunday, but we just headed to church and Jason's for lunch.  I started packing for Belize a little big, and we got ready for a week of finger surgery and leaving the country!  It was such a crazy week!

Weekend Wrap-Up - October 20

On Friday, I stayed home sick.  I had started feeling bad on Thursday, and decided I needed a day at home to rest.  I did head to Target to get some medicine, and grabbed some fun things for the kids while I was there.


Also, look what came in the mail that day!  Companion pass on Southwest!  Can't wait to take several trip next year!  


Madelyn headed to Grace's house for her birthday party sleepover on Friday night.  It was her first sleepover! :)  Bennett wanted to come and assist with the present carrying... also, Grace's little brother Lucas is his best friend. 


On Saturday morning, we just hung around at home, and I tried to rest some, since I still wasn't feeling 100%.  Aaron and I headed to Pappa's Steakhouse for a belated birthday dinner for me that evening.  We had a neighborhood girl come and babysit. 

Date night!


I LOVE this dessert.  Like this is why I love Pappa's so much.  It is their milk chocolate mousse and toasted marshmallow dessert with chocolate ganache, toffee bits and vanilla malt sauce.  OMG.  It's amazing.


On Sunday, we went to church and then Aaron had the voter's meeting after the service, as he is now on the Board of Directors at our church. I was feeling even worse, and spent most of the day in bed.

The weather ended up being nice outside, so the kids played outside and made some potions with bubbles and berries off of the bushes.  :)



Off to another week - one in which I was sick ALL week.  Blech.

Weekend Wrap-Up - October 13

Friday morning, a little television watching with Fred and Bennett.  Yes, Bennett gets up very early.  


On Friday afternoon it was so nice outside, so we headed to the park with Lindsay and Zach!  My kids showing Zach how to go up the slide.  ;)


We headed to Los Cucos for dinner and then picked up our groceries from HEB on our way home.

On Saturday morning, we headed to the Houston Children's Museum for the first time!  Neither of our kids have been yet, and they loved it!  




They have so many cool, hand-on exhibits. It's so strange to be in a place where the kids can, and are encouraged, to touch EVERYTHING.  :)


Even the big kids loved it. ;)




We grabbed lunch at Shake Shack - which we stumbled upon in Rice Village while heading to Brown Bag Deli... Aaron still wanted Brown Bag, but Shake Shack won out.  #forgoodreason  :)


I mean, how does this not win out?? So yummy!


On Saturday afternoon, the kids put together a play candy store with some Halloween candy.  They actually played really well together for quite a while.


We watched the Aggie and ate dinner at home that evening.

On Sunday we headed to church and I think we actually went home for lunch.  haha I can't remember at this point, but since I didn't write it down in my planner, we must not have gone anywhere.  We probably had some leftovers to eat or something...

Selfie at church


The kids and I made pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins that afternoon, and then Aaron's parents came over for dinner!  I sadly didn't take any pictures.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

We had a great Thanksgiving with the Brunks visiting us this year!  My parents came in town on Monday, and then Quinn, Lindsey and Elle arrived on Tuesday evening. 

My Mom bought Madelyn and Elle matching unicorn pajamas... aren't they adorable??  :)


Wednesday was a full day of cooking!  For starters, I lit my oven mitt on fire by putting it next to the gas stove burner while it was on.  It's been almost eleven years since we got married, so it's time for some of our items to get replaced.  ;)


Working on our chocolate pie


We headed out to our traditional Mexican food the night before Thanksgiving dinner at Los Cucos.

This kid.  He makes the funniest faces for pictures now, he is such a ham!


Madelyn and Elle having fun next to each other.


Look at Aaron's beard!  It's a combo of no-shave November and his broken finger...


Mellie and Quinn


Me and my Dad, and Bennett wanted to get in on the picture too.  He loves Granddad!


Thanksgiving!

Aaron, my Dad and Quinn fried a turkey and Aaron also smoked a turkey breast!  They were both delicious!


Nothing exciting decor-wise, but had some cute place mats from Pier One.


Fred was ready to catch any pieces of turkey that happened to drop.


Ta-da!  Time to eat!



We headed outside after we ate to take a few family pictures and the weather was gorgeous!






Last picture for the day... my chocolate pie.  Yum yum!  My friend Samantha's parents, Frank and Sammie came over and joined us for dessert since Samantha and her family were out of town.  


The rest of the day was just spent watching football, relaxing, playing outside and snacking on leftovers.  My perfect Thanksgiving! It was so nice to have all of the Brunks come visit us in Houston!