Friday, July 8, 2011

:best friends::

 Tuesday afternoon (after NO naps & dr appt.) we were at Costco.  The kids were together side by side in the double cart... driving me completely nuts.  They were just picking at each other, going back & forth between laughing, screaming, amusing people passing by, whining and squealing hysterically.  Toward the end of the {not so pleasant for me} trip Ryder leans over, arm tightly around Paisley's neck and says, "Paiseeeey, you're my best friend.  Am I your best friend?"  To which she leans over and gives him a sweet kiss.
As stressed as I was in the moment, I just wanted to freeze it in time.
I took these pics as we were leaving Chuys in Waco on our way home Monday night.  It says it all.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

wedding & birthday & 4th of July

So I drove the kids back from Dallas on Wednesday, Daniel got home late that night, I worked my LAST days at Starbucks {!!!} and then Saturday morning we headed back to Dallas for the holiday weekend to be at Daniel's cousin, Brooke's wedding.
Me & my hot date :)
Rachel & Preston - cute.
 Sarah - or as Paisley says, "Sawah"
 Sisters.  Hanging out after the shindig.

Sunday we celebrated Daniel's dad's birthday.  He is turing 60 this weekend!!!  We all went to lunch at Pei Wei & then had cake & ice cream at the house.
Ryder & Grandpa!
 Grammy & Grandpa & the kiddos.
 Happy Birthday Grandpa!!!
That afternoon we took Ryder to see Cars 2.  It was his first movie and he was pretty impressed to say the least.  As we drove up to the movies at the Harbor.  I said, "Look, see that big building with the red writing over by the lake? That's where we're going!"  To which he replied, "Are you kidding me, Mom!?!"  He was so funny.  He also had his first taste of Dr. Pepper... Texas in a cup.  It was not on purpose, but I realized I'd forgotten his water and we'd given him a MASSIVE amount of popcorn.  He took one drink, looked up at me and said, "What is THIS called?!?"  When we were leaving we asked what he thought about that and he said, "That was a REALLY, REALLY tasty drink."  He got a little restless in the middle of the movie, but overall enjoyed it.  
And she, well, she enjoys a lot.  Here's one example!
We didn't really do anything to celebrate the 4th.  I got to meet my girls for coffee that morning- we laughed & talked for a couple hours.  
We drove back in the afternoon and tried to get settled in and didn't even see any fireworks since they were cancelled in our area due to the burn ban and drought.  Not that the kids would have made it through all that with the week they had!

Nashville Trip!

A couple weeks ago I went on a little trip {alone!} to Nashville!  I went to hang out with friends and be with Kirsten who is expecting a baby girl VERY soon! :)   The kids went to stay with the grandparents and Daniel went to a work training in Utah.  And Rocky went to some friends ;)  So we were kind of all over the place.  
I got a lot of quality girl time and was there to go to Kirsten's baby shower.  It was at a cute little place called Savannah Tea Company.
The Momma of Honor
My super fun tea cup.
Delicious food.  It came in several courses: tea, scones with clotted cream, soup, sandwiches, dessert.
Presents!  baby girls are SO fun.
 Kirsten's mom got to be there too.
Me & Erin
 Love her!
 Can't wait for that sweet baby girl to arrive!
 One night I got to meet up with some of my favorite girls at Cabana, one of my old favorites.  Was great to just chat and catch up on life.  Funny how lives have changed.  Now in our 30's and 7 kids between us girls at the table!  
Erin, Kirsten, Me, Amanda, Kara
When we got home that night Anders had been hanging out with his Daddy and was in a silly mood.  I can't believe this is the only picture I got of the adorable little one.  He & Paisley are 6wks apart, but he's more like Ryder's size!
 The rest of the trip I hung out, ran baby errands with Kirsten, shopped {Kirsten brings out the great shopper in me!}, ate good food, & even fit in a little Perfectly Paisley work.  It was a really nice get away.  It was refreshing & fun, and there's just something{s} about Nashville that I still miss SO much!