Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rainy Week

What is it about rain that always makes me feel so lazy??  This entire week has been so muggy that we haven't done much.  One afternoon we had some nice weather so I took the girls out on a bike ride.  I don't know how far we went mileage-wise, but we took a nice little 30-35 minute ride.  It was the first time I had taken both girls in the bike trailer and, boy, was I in for a surprise!  Maddie's weighing in at just over 40 pounds and Sadie's just over 30 so pulling their weight plus the weight of the trailer was no easy feat for my quads!  It was really nice to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air...that is, until the girls started getting on each other's nerves in the trailer.  Ahhhh....I was two seconds away from saying, "If I have to pull this bike over..."  ha!  The good news is we made it home in one piece and we look forward to riding over to a park if we get a dry afternoon soon.

Today I hope to play catch up on my housework.  Woo hoo, exciting, I know!  In an ideal world, the girls would play nicely and stay out of my way while I do my cleaning.  Unfortunately they've been at each other's throats lately so I'm afraid I may have to resort to putting on a movie to keep them quiet and out of the way.  We'll see.  Nothing wrong with a little movie time, right??

I hope you're all having a great week!  Here are a few shots of my girls lately.  Enjoy!

Sadie helping with a little cleaning (after dressing up, of course!)
At Maddie's dance recital
The "McDonald's Cow" (as Maddie yelled out while we were eating at Chick-Fil-A!!)
Sadie displaying the snack necklace we made for our trip to Tennessee.

Maddie getting a hair cut.  Her hair looks extra blond in this picture!

Sadie wrapped herself up in a box :)
Maddie was pretty excited about catching lightning bugs at grandma's house!
Murphy and Sadie snuggled up in the hotel bed.  Murphy isn't allowed on furniture at home so this was an extra special treat for her!
Maddie took some stickers and made herself some cat whiskers :)

My girls cooking dinner. (yes, we had a pj day...)
All ready for a bike ride (don't worry, this picture was taken before the helmets were put on!)  Daddy is able to put the bike seat for Sadie on his bike, but I can't put it on mine.  I think they really enjoyed riding separately but together!

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Little Beach Time

Yesterday we took off on a day trip to the beach with my aunt Beth and her son Eli.  It was JUST what the doctor ordered.  My girls are at the perfect ages for the beach.  Maddie knows how to swim so I don't mind her playing in the water by herself (at a safe distance from the shore, of course!).  Sadie couldn't stand the seaweed "grabbing" her ankles when she was in the water so she was content to stay and play in the sand.  What this means for me is that I get to SIT IN A BEACH CHAIR, have a grown up conversation (that still revolves around kids, of course) and watch the girls play.  Ahhhh...what a relaxing day!  Also, we got a season pass to a beach at the east end of Galveston.  It's normally $8 for one day of parking there but we paid $25 for unlimited trips to the beach.  The highlight of this trip?  We parked ON the beach!  There was no lugging all our stuff to and from the car.  We just parked and sat right by the van. Wow.  Now, that's what I call convenient!  I look forward to MANY more days at the beach this summer now that I see how well it went.

Here are a few pictures from the day (my camera settings weren't optimum for our action-filled day at the beach so most of them turned out blurry...gotta remember to check that shutter speed!!) but here are a few of the kids that turned out.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hey There!

I've been so horrible about updating this old blog...I think about it often but just never take the time to write anything out.  Actually, that's a lie.  I have two drafts that I never published.  One from December and one in June.  ha!

Life has been going by so fast.  Some days I feel like I barely have time to breath.  Other days I have all the time in the world and can't seem to peel myself off the couch.  I think the every day, mundane tasks of being a stay at home mom and housewife have been bringing me down more and more.  We got to get away for about 10 days to take a trip to Tennessee and I thought that might help bring me out of my "funk".  I felt excited about returning home...then we got home.  I'm trying to get back into a good routine but I just feel like I don't want to be here.  Blah! 

So in an attempt to snap out of it, I'm getting out of the house and will take the girls to the pool today for a while.  Hopefully a good dose of Vitamin D will help!

I'll leave you for now with a few pictures of my beautiful girls.  It's been FOREVER since I've shared any photos of them!