Saturday, September 22, 2012

This and that and a little bit more

I have a hodge podge of things to share today. :-)

My kiddos didn't have school on Wednesday due to a teacher's inservice day.  They thought it was super cool and I did too.  I love having my little peeps at home!  Emily was invited to a go kart birthday party on Wednesday and she had so much fun!  The girls were so cute to watch!  Their competitive spirits came out when they got behind the wheel.  They put the peddle to the medal and drove like the wind.  Too cute as long as it's at the go kart track and not when they are 16...Yikes!!
Here's a picture of my girl ready to go.....
I've started using tissue paper to wrap presents.  It started when I couldn't find a box for a gift that needed to be wrapped pronto.  I've grown quite attached to this way of wrapping!!  Here is the present Emily took to the party....
On Wednesday Barry brought me home flowers.  I just love when he surprises me!  Emily saw them and immediately asked her dad, "What did you do?!"  I thought it was so funny!  He actually just brought them home just because... this time anyway! ;-)

The weather has been gorgeous this week!  We have been hovering in the mid to high 80's.  For this Texas family, it is almost cold!  My boys decided to play a game of baseball in the front yard after dinner.  They use a tennis ball because our neighbor just got new windows and we don't want to replace one!!

 I LOVE this picture of Luke and Barry!  Recently, Luke wanted to play catch in the front yard.  I told him I would play, but he told me he would rather his dad play.  He pulled me aside and said it was good for their relationship.  (He's 9!)  I thought that was so sweet-for the first 10 seconds!!  I quickly realized that it was his way of politely telling me that his dad is a waaaaaay better player than me.  I smiled inside and went with his explanation.  Looking at this picture makes me think Luke knows what he's talking about.  From the mouth of babes!!

I have often said that I love, love, love doing laundry.  I'm not sure why I like it so much.  I think it's the smell and the sense of completion when it's done.  Anyway, I found a new product that rocks my world! 
Our clothes smell and feel so good.  They are super easy to use.  I just drop one in the washer when I turn the water on, add the clothes, and poof-clean clothes without the mess of a liquid or powder everywhere.  I would totally be on a commercial if they ever ask.  I'm not holding my breath! ;-)

This is a picture of my five favorite things...

1.  My striped shirt.  It is super comfy and I have a thing for navy stripes!
2.  Big hoop earrings
3.  Seche Plus nail nails have grown so much and are strong too.
4.  Origins VitaZing SPF 15 moisturizer. 
5.  Kiehl's Aromatic Blends moisturizer - Vanilla Cedarwood.  This lotion leaves my skin smooth ALL day long.

And a bonus...I am a candle freak!  My house smells so fallish with this scent.  Love it!!

Emily is trying out for a club volleyball team on Sunday.  Please keep her in your prayers! 

Have fantastic, family full of good times weekend!!