Saturday, May 14, 2016

Life Lately

I figured I better do a photo dump mid way through the month, since we are going on vacation and who knows what will happen with this blog! ;)
One morning I had asked Olivia to get dressed for school.  Logan decided to undress himself, and was so proud that he could do it.... only he was already dressed for the day, and was naked when it was time to walk out the door. whomp whomp

She's always changing up her headbands and adding accessories.  She had just got into her pajamas, added a few special touches, and wanted a picture. :)

She made Boppa sit down and teach her how to cut out a heart.  It is one of her goals, you know! And she forgets nothing.  She was so proud to have accomplished this goal.

Movies are Michael's thing, and he has bonded with Olivia over movies. They are always talking about movies, what is coming out soon, watching previews together... so they had been talking about seeing Zootopia for a little while.  They had a date there earlier this month.

While they were on their date, Logan and I hit up Target.  Not quite as exciting for this guy, but I did buy him an Icee.  And it was just for a few quick items for our last life group meeting, so I tried not to drag the trip out and bore him.  I'm a thoughtful date like that! ;)

He found a necklace in the car, turned it into a headband, and cheesed it up!

Just chilling on a Saturday morning. Milk, check. Accessories, check. Mommy, check. Hand on belly button, check. Cartoons, check. Life is good.

Sometimes on our "stay at home and get things done/laundry day" Mondays', we have to pull out some of the out of reach toys so that mommy can get things done.

We are going through a big magnatile phase over here.  Both kids LOVE them and play with them daily.  We know have two sets, so that they can actually build bigger things (although, they still fight over pieces).  These toys are on the expensive side (or we would have more!), but they are so great because they are open ended and force them to be creative and think outside the box.  They build all sorts of cool designs, but a favorite thing to do is build "the biggest tower".

Usually if I do work out, it is when Logan is napping or not around.  Because, well... he's Logan.  But one day last week I decided to just do it during the morning.  We had just dropped Olivia off at preschool and he had asked to watch a show, so I thought I had some time.  No.  He came in and was very concerned with what I was doing.  Then wouldn't leave the room.  After my workout I laid on the floor, and laid on the floor and tried to mimic me.

We had Muffins for Moms at preschool.  We were assigned to sit by her favorite little friend Tenley.  She made me a handprint craft and filled out a little survey about me.

We had our last MOPS meeting.  I have been so blessed to be back this year.

AND, I met with the new group leaders last week. That was a task that was hanging over my head.  SO I am officially done with MOPS for now.  We will have our steering retreat in June, and then some other planning will take place in August.  Fun, fun!

Proud of his tall tower

On laundry day, both Logan and Olivia took a laundry basket and were pretending it was their car.

One of the girls at my MOPS table does Blue Apron deliveries.  Every once in a while she gets a free trial that she can send to a friend.  She asked me if I wanted it.  I'm not going to pass up free food!  It was fun getting it in the mail!
Everything was labeled, and it came with large, colorful recipe cards.  My friend said they use it as a date night type thing. They cook together and it makes them try new things.  I don't think that would work for us, because if we ate after the kids went to bed, Michael would die first. ;)  It did force us to try new things, though.  Although, one recipe didn't really turn out, and it was a little more involved than I prefer. At least on a work night.  But we got two free meals for our family, so I'm not complaining.   Just passing along the info in case anyone else would be interested in this type of thing...

One bed head and one beauty making banana muffins on a Saturday morning.

Michael took the kids to the park one night, and they got home and in bed a little later than usual.  The next day they both took a really long nap.  We had to wake them for dinner.  Which meant they were up later than usual that night as well.  They snuggled in and watched a movie.  Michael sent me this picture while I was at work. :)

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