Monday, November 13, 2017

November Dates

When Wendy and I found out that Bad Moms Christmas was coming out we immediately made a date night to see it together (we saw the first one together too!). We never have pictures of us so we took a sorta blurry one in the theater together before it started. It was a perfect girls night!

This past weekend some of our favorites (Erin and Jon) were in town from Nashville and we all ventured into the city to have a fun and very long overdue night out!

Hotel Selfie for the win
 Erin and I

The Boys (James had to leave before dinner)

The girls

Meanwhile the kids spent the night at my parents and when we picked them up it was snowing and we found them outside like this (and very excited for snow!!)

Our Halloween Happenings

This year we had a few Halloween festivities to participate in and with the kids getting older, Halloween is becoming a bigger deal in our house. 

We started off the weekend before with a Halloween party at a fellow Goddard family's house. 

Cat Boy in action

 Catboy and Minion (aka Brooke and Ruth)
 The kids made scary masks
 A Hunter and 80's girl (p.s. Louis didn't need to buy anything for this costume, p.s.s. photo credit, Blake)

Every year Goddard does a Trunk or Treat for the kids. This year I was finally able to fit it into my schedule.  Of course I pick the one year where it is the coldest Halloween in 20 years!! The wind was so bad and it was so cold so not much was sticking, this was the best I could manage!

 There are Catboy and the Minion again!

Then in the afternoon I ran over to the school to watch Blake in the school's Halloween parade. 
Happy Halloween from Catboy and Aaron Rodgers

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Blake's birthday and Grand Geneva

After a day at school to celebrate his birthday (he had two friends in his class who also shared a birthday with him!) he came home to a little family party to continue the celebration.

 That weekend we had the Blake & Adelyn 3rd annual joint birthday party. This year we did a swimming party and we invited all of the Goddard friends. I only took a few pictures....

Blake had parent/teacher conferences last week so school was closed on Thursday and Friday so we took the opportunity to go with my parents and brother to Lake Geneva for a long weekend. Our home away from home.

At the beach (the weather was AMAZING!) with Papa looking for "gold"

We stayed at the villas at the Grand Geneva and they had firepits and the kids got to make smores

We took a walk one morning around part of the lake and this little one was excited to use Papa's binoculars 

There is a little project in Lake Geneva where people paint rocks and leave them all over for others to find. The kids found some on the path and got very excited. So excited in fact that we had to find about 100 rocks to paint back at the villa all weekend.

Since no trip to the Lake Geneva area is complete without stopping at Gordy's we had to take a picture

The kids attempt to "scare" the seagulls

Thanks Mom and Dad for such a fun and relaxing weekend. The kids and us had an amazing time!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Blake is 6

I know we say this every year but somehow this little boy of ours just keeps getting bigger and we don't know how to stop it!!

He is officially 6 on Friday the 13th. He woke up very excited for his camouflage themed decorations and was beyond excited for his presents and even said "you are the best Mommy and Daddy ever!!" We will take it!!

A little bit about Blake at age 6
- He is just slightly under 48 inches (47.5) and weighs 52 lbs (and I would venture a guess he grows another inch in the next month or so, he seems to be in a growth spurt!)
- He is a kindergartner and after a little bit of a rocky start adjusting to a new routine he is doing really well 
- He is into camouflage, legos, army trucks, WWE (but really only John Cena), Spongebob 
- He has his moments but for the most part gets along great with Brooke
- He is very inquisitive and wants to learn everything
- Has been a great helper around the house. He can legit help with chores and loves being Daddy's assistant on projects (he even helped paint the cabinets) 
- He is playing tennis and really enjoys it and is signed up for basketball in the winter and really excited for that 
- Misses Brady and Adelyn daily since they are all at different schools
- Has a great sweet side and will still entertain me with cuddles and Mommy time


Friday, October 6, 2017

Brooke's Musical

Every year Goddard has a musical and the kids all get parts and dress up to take the stage. This year was Brooke's first year participating and she was cast as "Oliver" from Oliver and Co (the Disney movie)

All of her friends were the dogs from Oliver and Co.
Ruth and Brooke

Brooklyn, Brooke and Piper

 She was a bit nervous on stage but did great and told me she had a ton of fun!

She also started soccer the next day. So far, little miss is NOT a fan and is just like her brother and refuses to participate....

Friday, September 22, 2017

Let's play catch up!

After about 3 days of being apart, Blake, Adelyn and Brady couldn't possibly be apart so we took Blake and Adelyn to the flag football game in Cary and had a mini Goddard reunion. Brady was playing against Mason. And Audrey was cheering. Win win for everyone!!

We of course had to fit in the birthday celebration for Louis and James. 
 The 4 of us go out without kids on average once a year, so we were due. It was a great night!

Over Labor Day weekend we went out on a boat again in Lake Geneva with my family. The weather was a lovely 68 degrees but that didn't stop us!

The water was chilly but actually not that bad once you were in it.

Colleen's birthday is right after J&L's so we headed to the Malic's to celebrate

This picture is perfect in so many ways...... clearly 5 and 3 year olds were quick on the trigger to blow out the candles!!