Friday, March 23, 2018

Conference USA Cuties

So technically I already blogged about the Conference USA basketball tournament we went to over spring break where Sophie won the free bike, but I just found more pictures on Bryan's phone. He had a different view since he & Sadie sat courtside:

Sophie & I went down & met them after the game where they were partying. Since it was the championship game, they had streamers, confetti & the girls got to celebrate with the cheerleaders:

and the mascots:

I love that these girls have just as much fun at sporting events as we do. I hope one day we will be cheering for one of them at something like this!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Birthday Blessings

Technically my birthday isn't until this weekend but I have had fun celebrating all week! On St. Patrick's Day I was surprised when a big birthday package was delivered to the house. The girls & I were excited to open it & find an early gift from my parents:

Aren't they adorable?! They are outdoor pillows that have been hand painted. I have a bench on our front porch that is covered & over the past year I have been looking for cute, seasonal pillows to put out there: 

I love having a welcoming front porch when people drive by or come over:

Thanks Mom & Dad! You know I get my love of decorating outdoors from you two :)

Then today I spent the day relaxing with my girlfriends & it was perfect! After we dropped off the little ones at pre-school, we went & got pedicures:

Then we went to a new café in town for brunch:

where they surprised me with a birthday cake:

We might have stayed at brunch a little too long visiting because we barely made it to school in time to pick up the kids. In fact, they had already shut down the parking lot & we were in the back of carlane so they let all of the kids pile into Jamie's car before she dropped us off at our cars. I think the kids were confused at first but then they thought it was fun:

I sure do love having these moms & kiddos in our life! Thanks ladies for such a wonderful day! Guess I have 3 more days to celebrate & use the birthday excuse for eating dessert!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter Eggstravaganza 2018

We came home from Conroe late Friday night so we could surprise the girls on Saturday by taking them to the annual Easter Eggstravaganza put on by the city. We have gone almost every year & they love it! As soon as we got there, we met up with our friends & waited in line to see the Easter Bunny:

This is pretty much the same Easter Bunny we see every year. Most of the time I dress them in Easter outfits, but this year the event was on St. Patrick's Day so everyone had their green on. After this, they were ready to go claim their spot for the hunt. The do the hunts on the soccer fields divided by age so the guys took the older girls:

while the moms took the little ones:

They were so excited to meet up with Sadie & Kenzie so they could all go through their baskets together:

We had a great time & are so fortunate to have free events like this in town.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Break in Conroe 2018

After Sadie finished soccer camp on Tuesday, we headed to Conroe. We didn't get on the road until later that afternoon/evening & apparently both of the girls were worn out because they fell asleep right away:

We didn't have plans the rest of the week so we thought it would be fun to get out of town for a few days. We slept in every day & had fun playing, visiting, eating all week. My parents took the girls to play putt putt & they spent time at the park while I went shopping:

They built a fort one day & they painted their nails:

The girls went to the movies while the guys golfed:

My mom even bought these amazing stuffed cupcakes to celebrate my birthday:

They were DELICIOUS!

But our big outing was to the Kemah Boarkwalk down by Galveston:

It was ridiculously crowded but the weather was nice. Kind of overcast but not hot or cold. Very enjoyable. The girls rode rides as soon as we got there. Unfortunately, Sadie was not tall enough for the big ones so she was kind of bummed, but they rode all of the children's rides together. They rode this one first & these pictures crack me up because you can tell Sadie was thrilled & Sophie wasn't so sure about being on there:

After this, she did fine & rode everything else. So proud of her! They loved the carousel because it was 2 story & they got to ride on the top:

Sophie met a new friend to ride the little ferris wheel with:

After she rode this she was confident enough to ride the big ferris wheel with Sadie & Daddy:

Our final ride of the night was the train & it took Bryan 1 hour & 20 minutes to get on it. I told you it was crowded :( but the girls loved all of the rides while we enjoyed watching them:

It was so crowded we only rode the rides once & then we spent time walking around & getting snacks. Sadie loved hula hooping:

The girls wanted Icee's:

Bryan wanted a funnel cake:

while I wanted ice cream:

Before we left, Bryan wanted the girls to get their portrait drawn. They had a hard time sitting still but eventually he finished:

To be honest, I am not particularly fond of these things but the girls were excited. Some of the paintings turned out pretty good & the person was recognizable. Not ours - I don't think you can even tell who it is!

We had a fun day & a fun week. It was nice to get out of town for a few days. Thanks mom & dad for letting us crash at your house & for spoiling the girls!