Wednesday, November 12, 2014

#woodslifeeveryday2014 week 45

Day 309: We've got quite the spread tonight. According to Emma it's a tea party. Hudson thinks it's a picnic. Either way, I'm loving it.

Day 310: Reason number 34,628 why toddlers are weird....they request a car wash and in an effort to be a "yes mom" you agree. Then they both decide once you're past the point of no return that they don't like it anymore. #isitbedtimeyet

Day 311: My husband is the best ever. He just surprised me with 24 hours kid free. Just us in a convertible.

Day 312: I was switching out the laundry (back to reality) and came into the living room and saw that these two had helped themselves to a sleeve of saltines each. Ha!

Day 313: Quality time playing games and working puzzles are his love language. 

Day 314: We love look & find books! And yes, Emma has 2 whisks. 

Day 315: Three years old, y'all. I hope I survive. He's been awake since 5am with no nap. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

#woodslifeeveryday2014 week 44

Day 302: I just overheard, "Emma I need to change the baby's diaper. Don't touch the poopoo. It's very hot and can burn you." Dead.

Day 303: It's orange day at school!

Day 304: Happy Halloween!

Day 305: Doing some leaf shuffling before dinner!

Day 306: I just found her in Hudson's bead with her painted pumpkin from preschool. And she's telling me to turn off the light and close the door. I heart DST...said no parent ever.

Day 307: Mind blown.

Day 308: Playing mommy and daddy. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hencation 2014

So, my hens. Amanda, Jen, Brit, and Whit. With the exception of my sister, I met these girls on Twitter a few years ago. The 5 of us started group texting about a year and a half ago and have texted every single day since. Seriously, we have not gone a day without talking. It's amazing how 5 people in 3 different states became best friends so quickly. When we first started texting I still lived in Texas. I met Amanda a few times because she lives in McKinney so it was easy to get together when I went to visit my family. Then we moved to Birmingham last summer. Jen lives about an hour from Birmingham so I was so thankful to be close to her. Brittany lives in Washington. Pretty much Canada. So until this weekend we had never met in person. Almost a year ago we started planning our trip. It made sense to have the first one in Dallas since Whitney and Amanda both live there. I could go and take my kids to visit my family. Unfortunately, Jen wasn't able to come and we missed her so much. So...there's our relationship in a nutshell. Not conventional, but these girls are my soul sisters and I am so thankful for them every single day.

So Brit got into town and one of the first things we had her do was eat queso. She'd never had it. And she loved it. Duh.

Amanda, Brit, Whit, and me. Thursday night we hung out at Amanda's house. We had to work around kids this trip but we still had the best time.

Friday morning we all met up to get manis and pedis. Then Whit, Brit, Linc, and I went to downtown McKinney for some shopping and pie. Best pie ever.

I love LOVE downtown McKinney.

Friday night we had a girls night in at Lady's house. We ate tons of Thai food and they kept me up until midnight. ha! I was falling asleep on the couch. #oldlady

Saturday we went shopping and then checked into a hotel for a fun girls night OUT! 

Dinner at Mexican Sugar. Best street corn ever. 

Love these girls so much.

Headed back to our hotel, delirious and exhausted. Such a fun night.

Sunday morning we went to brunch and had pretty much the worst experience ever. But the company was perfect. 

I can't wait until our next hencation. Because Jen will be there! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#woodslifeeveryday2014 week 43

Day 295: Apple eating on the big rock. It's a beautiful fall day!

Day 296: He's been making all kinds of shapes with the cups today. He's currently working on a hexagon.

Day 297: The cupcake and Jake are ready for the Fall Festival!

Day 298: Having so much fun at Mary Katherine's pirate party!

Day 299: Fun pumpkin carving party tonight! Hudson and Emma both HATED the guts but they had fun playing with their friends. Ha!

Day 300: Walking home from the gym with my sweet girl this morning. I love Mondays with her!

Day 301: Ground beef smileys! (Bonus points if you know the reference!) #tacotuesday

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Preschool Diaries part 1

Hudson and Emma are ROCKING preschool this year. They each have amazing teachers and love it so much.

Hudson's class is called the Busy Bees and they have this book with a picture of each friend in the class. One day after school, Hudson wanted to look at his busy bee friends before he fell asleep. He loves school and his sweet friends so much.

The concentration of this sweet girl! Love her!

A couple weeks ago, Hudson got to be the "busy bee of the week" so he got to lead his class in circle time. 

His teachers are so fun! Piggy pancakes!

One of his teachers sent me this picture...he put these glasses on and said, "look! Just like Mrs. Jessica!" (one of his teachers) haha!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#woodslifeeveryday2014 week 42

Day 288: I've said this before, buy my girl is obsessed with brushing her teeth. Also, she calls the step stool a "toiwet" (toilet). ha!

Day 289: I subbed at the kids' preschool today and got to be in Hudson's class. It was so fun because he was actually the "bee of the week" this week so I got to see him do circle time. Such a fun morning!

Day 290: Steel City Pops with my favorites!

Day 291: Pumpkin painting!

Day 292: Daddies are great for a lot of reasons. Reason number 23,826: instant jungle gym.

DAy 293: "On the count of 3 say GIANT CUPCAKE!" #emmajamesturnstwo

Day 294: Emma got lots of baby accessories for her birthday and has been playing with them nonstop today. All day long. Also, she's trying to put a bib on like a diaper. Love her!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

weekend recap!

Such a fun weekend! Lots of fun family time and enjoying being together.

Friday we went to run a couple errands and ended up at Zoe's for lunch.

It was gorgeous so we enjoyed lunch outside!

Kids and adults love the Apple Store.

Steel City Pops...their fall flavors are AMAZING.

Friday night we went to dinner and on our way home we stopped at CVS to get a Red Box, popcorn and candy. Our first family movie night was a success!

Saturday morning we relaxed at home while John was at a training.

He picked up BBQ on his way home and we headed to the park for a picnic. Sweet Emma saying her prayers.

It was so gorgeous outside so we had lots of time to play.

We spent several hours working in the yard that afternoon and spruced up our porch for fall!

And had spicy sausage pasta for dinner...YUM!

After dinner the kids painted pumpkins. So much fun!

Life with an almost 2 year old...never boring!