Monday, February 29, 2016

Saying Good-bye to Javier

It's been a lot of fun getting to know Javier (Rachael's friend from Panama.) The kids have loved playing with him and spending time with him. On the way home from the cabin we found out the Ericson's were having a going away dinner for him bc he was leaving the next morning. So we rushed home, showered everyone, and headed over there. It was nice to see him one more time and say goodbye! The kids got a little emotional, but luckily we will see him again in a few months!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Cabin Trip - Days 2 & 3

Sunday we relaxed, ate a lot of good food, played lots of games, and enjoyed the day! We headed down to the field in the morning to sled and it was beautiful! It got pretty hot so we were all taking off layers and sledding in sweatshirts. We did a lot of crafts with the kids and had a great day! The kids played great together and everyone was happy most of the time. Monday we took it easy and cleaned up throughout the day. We headed out by the late afternoon and made it home in time to quickly shower and head to Ericson's for dinner! Thanks Ali and Justin for the fun weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Cabin Trip - Days 1 & 2

We headed to the cabin for the weekend and had a blast!!! Justin and Ali headed up with us and we were able to stay up Friday till Monday, so it was nice to be able to spend so much time up there. I sent the kids to school Friday morning so they could get their tests taken, then we picked them up around 11 and headed up. Luckily Javier and his friend came with us so they were a big help hauling everything up to the cabin on the snowmobiles. Justin and Ali got there a few hours after we did and once we all got settled the fun began! We had dinner and hung out most of the evening!

On Saturday we ventured outside to do some serious sledding. The kids loved going down the hill, even if Lexi loved chasing them. We played outside most of the day and ate lots of food. It was so relaxing!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Steve's Surprise 60th Bday Party

When we realized Steve would be turning 60 this year, we decided to throw a surprise party. It was fun to get a bunch of his family and friends together to celebrate. He had NO idea so it was fun to see his reaction. We went to one of Josh's new accounts, La Casa Del Mole and it was a blast!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

3rd Grade Wax Museum

Brayden has been working on his book report for a few weeks. As soon as he thought of Chris Kyle he didn't want to consider anyone else. So he found him a biography book to read and he loved it! Luckily we already had the outfit. They let me bring him a paper gun to have just during the wax museum. He did great on his presentation and looked awesome!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day

Sunday holidays are always hard. But this year was a lot of fun! Josh gave each of the girls a rose, which is a new tradition we are hoping to do every year. So I gave Brayden a stuffed animal. For the evening we headed to Celeste's house for dinner and decorating cookies. So fun! After all the kids were in bed I set up a nice bubble bath, candles, and some sweet treats for Josh. I even bought bath salts! We were shocked at how nice the bath salts made the water feel. He was totally surprised because we are planning on going out Monday night.  It was a very romantic evening together! Monday night Josh and I went for a couples massage...which was fantastic! We have got to do that more! Then we headed to dinner. It was the first time we left all 5 kids with a babysitter and it went great!

Friday, February 12, 2016

School Vday

Because Valentine's Day is on Sunday, the kids had their school parties on Friday. I got up early to do hearts in the girl's hair and it turned out so cute! Everyone loved it! And of course, I didn't think it through when we decided to do Squeezits. Boy were those bags heavy! It was too heavy for Brooklyn to carry to school so Brayden stepped up and took Brooklyn's valentines to her class for her. So sweet!