Saturday, April 23, 2016

Easter Preparation!

To prepared for Easter we colored eggs and made these yummy pretzel flower snaps.  It was a really good, Good Friday =)

Family Day

A few weeks ago we had a rare day in which nothing was planned!  We took full advantage of that and headed out to a UA Baseball game followed by some frozen yogurt.  That evening, we took a family walk in our new neighborhood and our next door neighbors stopped us to give the girls these stuffed animals and me the beautiful Easter plant.  They offered Stevie a beer but he declined =)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Lilly and Shyla have recently begun cheerleading.  Go Eagles!  Fortunately, the girls have really enjoyed themselves and are really getting the hang of it.  There will be more pictures to come but for now I hope you will find these to be "Boom, dynamite!"

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Harper recently finished her first sport - soccer!  She did great and, for the most part, enjoyed herself. By about the 3rd quarter of each game she was pretty much exhausted and needing to sit down, but we are really proud of her.
Her team name was The Roadrunners and, although she had a coach named Coach Angel, Stevie ended up doing the majority of the coaching.
There were 3 boys on the team that will be in her Kindergarten cohort next year.  They are all crazy.
Next she says she wants to try basketball =)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

First Hip Hop Class

Yesterday was Shyla's first Hip Hop class!  We are so proud of how she did.  She was nervous walking in and then didn't really want me to leave the room, but she stayed and tried her best.  
In all honestly, the class was really lame and the instructor didn't really instruct.  We are not pleased with that aspect but she was out there and she was giving it her all!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cooking with the Kids!

I'm really excited to write this post and to share that I'm intentionally getting the girls more involved in the kitchen and we've had a lot of fun doing it!
A few years ago Shyla got the princess cookbook at the bookfair and we've used it occasionally.  Now, however, the girls are taking turns (kind of) choosing an entre and we are preparing it together on the weekends.
I don't have any pictures of our first meal but Shyla had chosen Chicken Tenders.  We made them and served them with steamed veggies.  She did a great job!  Harper, on the other hand, was caught licking the whisk that she was using the stir the egg concoction so I can't call that a win.
Anyway, for this most recent weekend, the girls chose Seven Dwarf's Soup (Chicken Noodle, basically) and so we made it and it was delicious!
As a bonus - the girls and I love wearing the aprons that Grandma Barbara gave us!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

First Week Back To School

We just finished our first week back to school and work since winter break and it was kind of rough!  It rained almost all week and we all had to get used to getting up early and leaving before sunrise again.  Plus, with all the work needing to be done at the new house, we are extra busy and extra stressed.  By Friday night I knew we needed a moment to breathe so the girls and I had a dinner date at Mamas and then ice cream at The Screamery.  I can't wait for the house stuff to be done and for us to be once again settled in our home!