Friday, January 29, 2016

Drive-In Movie Night

Tonight we went to an event held at our church for preschool aged children that was themed Drive-In Movies.  The kids got to make their own car out of a cardboard box, get some treats of popcorn, candy, & juice, and they they sat in their cars and watched the movie Cars 2. It was such a cute idea and Delainey loved it! The movie itself was short lived by majority of the kids. Delainey was over the movie and went on a search for miscellaneous objects and kept taping things on to her car. It turned out pretty cute. Here are some pictures from the night.

I love our church and am so glad they do fun activities for the kids. 
Tomorrow we are headed for a little mini family getaway to Disney! We are going to Epcot tomorrow and have dinner planned with the princesses. Sunday, we are going to go to Animal Kingdom and then headed home. It should be a fun little weekend with just the 4 of us. I'll be back with some pics on Sunday night, but in the meantime you can keep up with our fun on my instagram account! I hope you all have a great weekend! 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ringling Brothers Circus

Thursday Night, I took the girlies to the Ringling Brothers Circus. I was so excited because it was my first circus ever (unless I went to one as a child that I don't remember). Last year, we bought tickets and I had to go to Morgan's bachelorette party on the same day so I had to miss it. Well this year I bought tickets for a Thursday so the whole family could go and of course, Dave had to go to Ft. Lauderadale for his Stryker annual meeting so he missed it. It was sad Dad couldn't come, but not too sad for Delainey because she got to bring her bestie Collins in Dad's place. The girls did really well cooperating and listening. I was a little nervous to have 3 kids by myself but it was great! Guess I'm ready for #3! haha Not quite yet...but soon. 

 We took our seats (which were dynamite by the way) and "the greatest show on Earth" began. I thought the Elephants looked gigantic and so sweet. The lions and tigers scared me. I was very concerned one was going to bite the trainer. In between the big acts. were clown and cirque de soilel performances. I couldn't believe how many people fit on 2 bikes; the strength they have to support that is nuts!

 Delainey loved the trapeze and the dogs that were doing tricks. She'll tell you her high was when the little puppy went up into the skyscraper and then jumped down to the trainer. Really felt like a Dumbo story making that poor dog jump from so high. :(  He didn't seem to mind though.

It was a very long circus. Almost 3 hours, but all 3 girls pushed through and watched the entire thing. As soon as we got to the car all 3 passed out so I had a nice quiet ride home. I was really impressed and would highly recommend it for anyone who is on the fence. Thursday was perfect too because there was barely anyone there. That is only if you don't have school or work on Friday morning which we didn't. I'll be doing it next year again for sure.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Life lately through the camera roll

I love being pregnant, I love having babies, and I love being a mom. I have always had pretty good pregnancies with not to severe symptoms during or after my babies were born. One thing that did happen after both girls were born was my hair fell out big time! Especially in the front area, but thats no big deal because hair grows back. I thought I had escaped the postpartum phase unscathed again for the most part with everything staying the same. Boy was I wrong. In the past 2 months, the texture of my hair has changed and become a frizzy/wavy mess. I am so sad because I prided myself on my lovely straight hair. It was glorious walking out of the house with wet hair and it looking great an hour later when it dried. Those days are over. :( The back is wavy and now it either needs to be blow dried or let it dry and then use a hair straightener. I actually purchased a good straightener today online. Wahh! so long straight hair! Time to add an extra 10 minutes onto my beauty regimen.  
 Tuesday night my Mom 2 Mom group went to dinner at Cantina Laredo. It was nice to have a night out with no kids and no where to be. Just time for food and catching up on what's happening in our busy lives.
 Blakely has been going through a rough patch as far as sleeping goes. I could have sworn it was teeth, but I have yet to see a tooth so who knows what it is. She's been getting up twice at night to eat, and waking between 6 and 7 am. I took advantage the other morning and let her come lay in bed with me and snuggle. Our snuggle sessions are few and far between so I had to snap a picture of it, before she is too big to want to cuddle.
 Thursday was a gorgeous day so I took the girls to the park after I picked up D from school.

Then we met Dad that evening for dinner at V's Pizza. They had live music which was a nice perk and the pizza is so delicious! Delainey of course loved the gelato.

Saturday we had a big family day out to buy Dad some new suits. He is going to his national sales meeting this upcoming weekend so he needs some new threads to look all nice and spiffy. D enjoyed trying on the jackets and sweet Blakely just wanted to crawl through the entire store. I'm happy to report we found some. Actually 2 because it was buy 1 get 1 free, but sweet mother those things are EXPENSIVE! Dave tried to justify it because it would be another 10 years till he had to buy more, but it was still hard to fork over that much on 4 items of clothing. I'd rather buy 100 different shirts over the next ten years for the same price! ;)

After our shopping trip, we dropped the girls at Gammoe's so we could go out on a date! New Years Resolution #2 - going on at least 1 date a month: CHECK for January! We went to a bar called Silver Cow first and got a drink and charcuterie. Then we headed to dinner at a new restaurant in riverside called il Desco. It means dinner table in Italian and it was amazing food! My new favorite italian restaurant hands down. I almost felt like I was in a New York Italian restaurant with the decor and decorative food. (And prices LOL) They make all the pasta homemade, the burata in house, have wood fired oysters and pizzas, and some dynamite desserts. It all was very good and I will definitely back again soon!

Sunday morning we headed to church and then to lunch at Beach Diner. Blakely is getting so big and Big Momma loves food! I can't feed her fast enough! Here is an example. I gave her a mum which is like a wafer that dissolves and she shoved the whole 3 inch mum in her mouth at once. I love this girl!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Blakely's 1st "My Gym" classs

Blakely got to experience her first My Gym class this past Tuesday and she loved it! I have been taking Delainey to My Gym since she was 3 months old. Delainey loved it, but over the past 6 months it has become more playtime and games and not enough actual gymnastics. I finally decided to pull the trigger and get her out. I withdrew her from it last month and enrolled Blakely in her place. Delainey starts her real gymnastics class next Monday at Starlight gymnastics. 

The timing of it all actually worked out perfectly because Blake is crawling pretty well now. She was moving around that room like a champ. She loved circle time where we stretched her muscles and sang songs. She was a little unsure of the ball pit, but of course she had to taste the balls. 

We did 2 stations where I helped her "walk" across the beam and then she did  forward flips on the bar. Her face was priceless on the bar. She had no idea what was going on!

 She of course loved the swings and making new friends her age.

I think she is going to love going to gymnastics for the next few years. She is a wild woman just like her sister. I am so glad I have time to take her while D is at school so she can experience some of the same things that Delainey did.

On a side note, my timehop app showed a picture of Delainey from 3 years ago. It just so happened that she was in the exact same sweater 3 years ago. So of course I had to snap a pic of Boo (I call her Blakely Boo or Boo), and compare how she looked to Delainey at the same age. I was surprised to see they really do look more alike that I thought. What do you guys think?

Monday, January 11, 2016

Dance Parties with my girls are the best!

Sorry I have been MIA lately. I honestly don't even know what I have been doing that has made things seem so busy, but I feel busy! We started back to Mom to Mom this past Wednesday, Delainey started school on Thursday, and I kept up with my working out and went to the gym every day this past week! (Not including the weekend of course) I have been testing out all the different classes to see which ones I like. Bodypump is my favorite so far. Delainey loves to hear about what I did in my workout while she was in the child care area. So I decided to show her a little bit of what Zumba was like one night at home. The girls and I had a late night dance party while Dave worked late and it was such a great time! Blakely jumped liked a mad woman in her exersaucer and Delainey learned some new sweet moves. My girls have been the best to be around lately (knock on wood). They have been great listeners and so sweet, I really am sad school is back and I get to be with them less. Here are some pictures of D breaking it down to Missy Elliot.

Saturday was spent in St. Augustine with Emily, Will, & Gammoe looking for wedding venues. They want to get married around September so we have to hit the ground running since it is less than 9 months away. We found some nice places and some that were nice, but not for us. I'm 99% sure they chose which venue they wanted, but the timing of making sure a church is available and a rehearsal dinner site is open the night before has been the difficult part. It's going to be crazy busy planning all of this stuff in such a short time. No sneak peaks of the venue yet, until I'm sure what her final decision is. Stay tuned for that! :)

I completely forgot to take a picture of the mayhem this morning, but we were up at the crack of dawn registering Delainey for VPK next year. They have one class that is a 3 day option and the rest are 5 days a week. I am not ready for her to be gone 5 days a week so I had to be one of the first 16 moms to drop off the paperwork for the 3 day class. We made the cut! Hallelujah!! They started taking paperwork at 9 am and we arrived at 7:45 in all our PJ glory. LOL I packed the car last night with a change of clothes so we wouldn't have to waste time this morning. Then after I got my name on the wait list we went back to the car and got dressed for the day. Good idea huh?!? I thought I was on the ball, but 6 other moms were there before me and 2 of them arrived at 6 am. Nutso right!! The things we do for our children!

We have a fairly normal week this week, D has school tomorrow and Blakely has her 1st My Gym class so that will be fun. I'll be sure to take pictures of that. I also am supposed to go to dinner tomorrow night with my Mom to Mom group at the Town Center. So a pretty busy Tuesday ahead. I'll be back with an update on how Blakely does in her first gym class!