Saturday, July 26, 2014

Two Birthdays

Today we celebrated Tea's 10th Birthday!  It is unbelievable how fast the last 10 years really have flown by but at the same time, I can't remember much of my life without her either.

 She was thrilled with all of her presents.  She now has $50 burning a hole in her pocket and a dwarf hamster name Rue.
 Both Tea and Boo chose to celebrate as a family at Build-A-Bear Workshop.  We went once before, but it was a long time ago.  What a cool place.
 All of the kids enjoyed making bears and other creations, and it was really cute to watch too.

 Tea doesn't like cake or many traditional desserts for that matter so she chose banana bread muffins instead.  They were really good and I made quite a few extras to have for breakfasts as well.

A few days prior, we celebrated cute little Boo's 7th birthday.  She is so sweet and tiny too. 
 It wouldn't be a birthday without balloons now would it?

After dinner and a dessert of s'mores she and the other kids enjoyed playing games in the backyard with her new dart gun.  Here she is practicing.  Adorable!  I love these kids and feel so blessed to have such good times together!

Build-A-Bear Birthday Fun

I cannot believe sweet Tea is 10!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Birthday Ice Cream

Yum, Dairy Delite!

Birthday Lunch

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Late Nights

It's late and I really should be in bed. Instead, I am up, enjoying the quiet and thinking about how tomorrow a very special girl turns 7! I am also thinking about the fact that we have several dentist appointments first thing in the morning, which is never fun. But I am thankful that we are able to go and that the kids have healthy teeth! Afterwards we will take the birthday girl to lunch and wherever else her sweet heart desires! My dear baby will be up early for sure, he is training to become a Ninja Turtle and an early breakfast is a must!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Working Out

It seems like no matter what kind of diet plan I try to follow, I always experience short term weight loss followed by gaining all of the weight and then some, back. It is a frustrating process than I am very tired of. One mistake I have made was quitting exercising. As a family yet have now been regularly exercising for 3 months. It feels great. We have variety in what we do from walks, the gym, swimming, and work out dvd's.  Our diet is better but certainly not perfect. The weightloss results have been slower, but I am happy to be making changes that will last!

Starting to Harvest

Yeah, I know harvest is quite the stretch, but we are actually growing things. It has been a long time since we have been able to have a garden, so this is pretty exciting stuff!