Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekend happenings

We had another great weekend.  Somehow everything seems a little better when it's above 30 degrees and there is a hint of sunshine, am I right? 

We took Gavin to get his first pair of shoes!  We went to the same old-school shoe store where we took Emily for her first pair and where Steve got all of his shoes from toddler- high school.  It's family run and the owners are the ones fitting people's shoes, it's a great place.  Gavin is a walking machine now, he took to it much faster than Emily did.  But when I put shoes on him he seems unsure and just stands frozen in one place. Hilarious. 

While we were at the shoe store Miss E decided she wanted a pair of shoes too. (really?? the same girl who has insisted on only wearing her pink converse for over a year?)  So we jumped on that one as fast as we could and let her pick out her own pair.  She hasn't taken them off since we left the store.  Win, I guess?

After shoe shopping we took a chance on going to a was interesting.  Thank God for the ipad and lemons and ice cream and grandparents.  Emily loves lemons, Gavin isn't as in love.

Since the polar vortex took a couple of days off, we took the kids out for a couple of walks without freezing our eyeballs.  The fresh air did us all some good.

A super exciting part of the weekend was when I took advantage of a triple nap (Steve, Emily, and Gavin) and decided to mop all of our hardwoods.  I threw together a recipe using essential oils (of course) and it worked really, really well. 1 gallon warm/hot water, 3T white vinegar, 5 drops lavender, 5 drops Lemon.  I chose Lavender because it is antimicrobial and Lemon because it is antiviral and refreshing.  I also ate some chocolate without hiding in a corner and watched the Vanderpump reunion in silence.  It was pretty great.

And now for the most important part of this post. It is my Grandpa's 92nd birthday today.  He is the most amazing man you could ever meet.  He's the kind of person who can sit down and talk to anyone about anything and you are thoroughly entertained the whole time.  He's the best story teller, a hard worker and an all around wonderful man.  I'm so proud to be his granddaughter.

Happy birthday Grandpa, you have worked hard to build a family & a farm that we are all blessed to be a part of.  We love you!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Our Weekend

This weekend was a perfect mix of getting stuff done, relaxing, and a night out with my husband. 

I won't lie, I love getting things done around the house- laundry, cleaning, groceries- I love them all.  It makes me feel accomplished and the control freak in me loves to see everything in it's place, even if it's only for a couple of minutes before the kids get a hold of everything again.  Am I the only one who feels this way?

It was snowy and cold so we didn't leave the house much and that was fine with us.  I'm also a fan of relaxing, but that doesn't happen much when there are two toddlers running/crawling/jumping/climbing around.  Keeping them contained in the bathtub is a winning strategy.

those curls kill me

Emily and I made french toast for breakfast, she loves helping in the kitchen.

Saturday night Steve and I had valentine's dinner at a new-ish restaurant and the food (and company) was fantastic. I somehow missed the photo op of both of us showered and dressed up- fail.  You'll just have to use your imagination?

Sunday was spent playing and reading and doing puzzles (29,000 times).  Emily is in love with her closet.  She sits in here all the time and orders everyone to get in the closet to read together.

Most importantly,  this happened.... my baby boy is trying to grow up.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Gavin's 1st birthday party- winter theme!

I figured I should probably do a post about Gavin's first birthday party before he's 2. 

On his actual birthday we had Grandma and Grandpa G. over for dinner and cupcakes.  Gavin was more interested in the candle burning than the cupcake- until he realized he could eat it.

That weekend we had a small get together at our house with family and friends, it was a perfect day minus the blizzard that was going on.  We were worried no one would be able to make it but thankfully everyone did!

I decided on a winter theme and loved how everything turned out!  Of course, pinterest and etsy were my best friends during the planning/purchasing.all.the.cute.stuff phase.

the invites- with his name- obvs

adopt a penguin, snowman lollipops, snowflake chocolate covered pretzels

the hot chocolate bar- yum!!

happy birthday penguin banner

and the cupcakes with toppers

We had so much fun celebrating Gavin!

Grandma and Grandpa G

Emily sneaking chips and dip

Gavin's godfather, Aaron, and his wife, Mara, came all the way from Maryland!

and Grandpa Mark came all the way from Illinois!

Our baby boy is ONE!

Gavin was so excited that he got more singing and another cupcake!

hand it over mom!

I love cupcakes! And mommy loves my shirt!

Even Emily was excited for Gavin- the whole week she kept saying, "it's G-booty's birthday!"  Until she realized we weren't singing to her and she wasn't going to blow out a candle....then she got sad.  So, Grandpa and I had to have a sidebar birthday song for big sister. 

It was a great day with family and friends, thanks to everyone who came!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Medicine Cabinet Makeover Registration Link

Here is the link to register for the doTERRA Medicine Cabinet Makeover online class that I wrote about here on Friday.

Just click the link above, enter your information, save or bookmark the event link and you are ready to attend the class online-  Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00pm Eastern Time.

There will be so much good information, I'm looking forward to it!

If you have any questions or issues with the website let me know.