Friday, October 17, 2014

5 on Friday

1) Charlotte needed a tie dye shirt for school so we improvised using sharpies and rubbing alcohol.  It was a fun project but didn't turn out cute enough to wear more than once.

2) Playtime with brother is always an adventure!

3) I find selfies of this girl ALL THE TIME!

4) Soccer is our life right now! Charlotte's team is undefeated.  She loves the games but is not a huge fan of practice.
 Scott is coaching Cooper's team.  Cooper is loving soccer and is doing a great job this year.  They have won all but 1 game and we learned very quickly that you are not supposed to beat another team by more than 6 goals.  I will keep my thoughts about this to myself!
 I love watching the kids play, learn, and have fun!

4 1/2) Mae heard she was suppose to be walking when she turned 1 so…she started practicing using her walker and shopping cart and about a week later she started walking on her own.

5) Charlotte had a Girl Scout tea party that was cancelled due to some thunderstorms and flooding.  We didn't wasn't to disappoint the girls so a few of the moms threw together an impromptu party at…our house.
She LOVES the microphone!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mae's 1st Birthday Celebration

We celebrated Mae's first birthday with most of our very favorite people.  We spent the morning at the zoo and returned to the house for football, food, presents, and cake!

Happy 1st Birthday! We love you, Mae!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dancin' Machine

Charlotte is taking jazz class once a week and really seems to be enjoying it.
No, she does not wear this to jazz.  I snapped a quick pic before she went into the studio.

Charlotte also recently participated in a junior pacesetter clinic at the local high school.

She really enjoyed dancing and getting the opportunity to go on the filed.  However, she was eyeing the cheerleaders and asking if they had a clinic too.  I think we will try and take the cheer clinic in the spring.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Knocking it Off the Bucket List - Sidewalk Chalk Paint

I never got around to posting all the summer pics!

We made our own sidewalk chalk paint one sunny afternoon.

 We used a spray bottle with vinegar to make it "fizz".

 Even Mae got in on the action!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back to School - A Celebration

Back to School = Fresh Start
I think it is a great time to set goals, plan, and talk about things that are most important.  I had great ideas for a back to school feast but chose to forgo all the cutesy stuff for a delicious meal and great conversation with my favorite little scholars.

 This third grader loves everything that goes along with a fancy meal from dressing up, table clothes, wine glasses, and most of all…every bite of his 6 oz filet!
 Mae, on the other hand, preferred chasing the ducks outside!

 Charlotte and I celebrated the return to school with pedicures earlier in the day!
Back to School - Charlotte (1st grade) and Cooper (3rd grade)

Room Switcheroo

We considered moving but after seeing the crazy number of people bidding on houses, we decided to stay in our current home.

I wanted to switch the girl's rooms and move around the furniture in Cooper's room for a better flow.  It took a bit of convincing to get Charlotte to move into the bigger room (our old office/guest room), but the promise of a vanity did the trick!

 Charlotte picked candy tuft…how appropriate!

I took the door off her closet and added a shabby chic curtain.
 One side of her closet holds toys and clothes and the other is for her vanity.
 She loves her vanity which is filled with bows, lip gloss, and clear mascara!

Mae's room is not quite finished, but at least it is painted!