Monday, July 31, 2017

July Randoms…

- We made a little road trip up to see our BFFs for the day!IMG_3453 I was so excited to see Adam & Carrie’s new home. Its so beautiful and Carrie already has the place feeling so warm and homey and totally put together. She has that gift and every place they’ve ever lived has been a beautiful home by the time she got finished with it- but this one takes the cake. It really is a dream house and she put so much thought into all the little details – it’s just perfect. The kids played inside and outside and we had the best day just sitting on the couch catching up. IMG_3482It never happens often enough. Caroline wasn’t so sure about another boy in the house… IMG_3490The boys however, were feeling good to be together – both having two sisters, it’s a lot of estrogen, I’m sure. Ha.IMG_3469IMG_3477

- Uncle Adam & Nen brought the kids back treasures from their week in Michigan. IMG_4373The girls’ favorite were the chocolate bars with the upper-peninsula shaped on them – Tucker’s were the rocks from the river.

- The best Daytona Dollar Bin find of the Summer has been this roll of “road” tape.IMG_3440 It’s removable tape with a road printed on it. You can tape it to the floor or table or wherever, and it peels right up. Tucker has loved building roads while we’re out to dinner lately. I picked up a couple rolls for both the boys and I think if we make it back to the Super Target at the beach soon, I’ll grab a few more.

- We took the girls to their first concert! IMG_5555Annabelle has been obsessed with country music lately and Mamie loves any kind of music! They both LOVE the song, “You look good” and that’s where their love for Lady Antebellum started. AB downloaded all of their songs on her Ipad and knows them all by heart. When DW heard they were coming to Tampa, he decided to surprise the girls with tickets. Pop & Grammy went with us and we had the best time. IMG_5534Our seats were great and the weather was perfect for an outdoor summer concert – we were worried it might be too hot and humid, but it was really nice. It was such a great concert – the opening acts were Brett Young and Kelsea Ballerini, both of which were great and the girls knew their songs, too. They sang along and danced and loved every minute of it. IMG_5548It was late when it finally got over, but the girls hung tough and lasted the whole time. When it was over, AB was already asking which concert we could go to next! She was hooked! Ha. While we were having a blast, so was Tucker- who was having his first spend the night with Parker! Nen sent me this picture of the monitor at bedtime. I can’t even take the sweetness.  IMG_5552

- Mamie had her buddy Bristol’s birthday party. IMG_3499She was so excited to get to go to a party by herself. IMG_3503AB got to go to one in February, and Mamie has been just itching to get to leave everyone else at home and get to go to a party. Ha.

- We’ve done a little school shopping. We’ll do our big shopping day on a Friday with Grammy, but the girls are excited and wanted to start looking!IMG_5469

- Nen and I love meeting up at Pappy’s pool on summer weekdays to wear the kids out before nap time. IMG_4388

- Baby Brother has Spider-Man gogglesIMG_5186 and he thinks he’s Spidey when he wears them.. complete with web slinging.IMG_5182

- The girls and I were running some errands in Ocala, when we ran in Target. When we walked in, I noticed a long line and lots of Coke signs. Turns out, Coca-Cola was doing a promo day inside Target and you could print your own Coke can. Each person (even the kids) got to print two cans, so we came out with 8 personalized cans. Here’s the five we did to keep…IMG_5775IMG_5766

We did the other three to give away. They’re cute and the kids thought it was the greatest thing to have their names on a Coke can! Mamie just didn’t understand why we couldn’t drink it though.

-  I’m still working in the cattle company office on Fridays. Most days I have someone watch Tucker, but there are occasional times when he has to go with me. He loves to sit at his Pappy’s desk and play.IMG_2258 But more than that, he loves the peanut M&M’s that Pappy keeps stocked in his office. Even if we just stop by during the week to run something in to DW or pick something up, Tucker thinks he has to go in and get a pack of M&Ms. ;) I didn’t notice it until I saw this picture again, but the picture that’s sitting on the desk, above his shoulder, is actually Mr. Tucker, where we got his name.

- Potty training our last baby might do me in. I just THOUGHT Mamie was hard. Tucker is completely in-interested and I know first hand nothing is going to happen until they’re ready. I’m hoping these construction undies from Gymboree and Carters will give us the motivation we need to kick diapers to the curb. IMG_5806They for sure slay me when I see those little man briefs running through the living room, and maybe they’ll at least be cute enough to keep me smiling when I have to wash 5 pair of his undies a day. Ha. IMG_5801 

We’re on the downhill slope of Summer. We’re so sad it’s almost over!


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