Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winter fun

 Last week, we had some friends over to play and it decided to snow. Fun times for the kids. Dylan and Rhyli had a blast in the snow. They played outside for a good half an hour! They were so cute eating the snow, throwing it, and jumping on the trampoline. It's always fun to have good friends over to hang out with! 
 Lauren and Arianna decided that the older kids were having too much fun and wanted to join them. They only lasted about 10 minutes, but they had fun! Luckily, the little boys were sleeping.

We've only had snow a few times this winter, and it seems like every time it snows, the snow only stays for a couple of days. The kids find ways of entertaining themselves around the house! One night, they all climbed on Ricky's back for a horsie ride. Ethan wasn't too impressed, but it was cute!
 Last Friday night,  Lauren and I got to go on a date! My sister got some free tickets to see Tangled on Ice downtown Indy and invited us to go! When we got there, we found out that the tickets were for a suite! It was awesome! Lauren slept the whole way down there, so I didn't get dinner until we got there. She was so mesmerized that she wouldn't eat until the intermission. Needless to say, she LOVED it! Thanks, sis!
 Maximus the horse was 2 skaters! It was pretty cool!
 Flynn and Rapunzel held on to these ropes and did tricks in the air!
 At the end of the show, all of the Disney Princesses came out to "dance" together. It was a great show, and I hope to go back soon!
It's going to be different around our house the next couple of months. I won't have Jack as his mom is having her baby and staying home with them. It will be nice to spend some time with just my kids again, but I will miss him! On a totally random note, Ricky and I are going on a cruise in March! I am so excited and can't wait! I've always wanted to go on a cruise, and it is finally going to happen! Yeah! It will be different not being around any kids for 8 days! I'll let you know how I do! 

I have been addicted (I mean using) Pinterest a ton lately! There are so many great ideas on there. Thursday for dinner I used 3 new recipes and they were all great! I've also gotten some great storage ideas and organizational ideas. The kids even got some cool afternoon activities from there.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year!

I can't believe that it is already 2012! Boy does time keep on flying by so fast! We have enjoyed the holidays by spending lots of time with family. That is one of the best parts of the holiday season. We spent Friday in Illinois with my extended family for Christmas and played lots of games! We stayed up late and enjoyed the great company. Saturday we headed home to have a little new years celebration with my parents and my best friend's 2 boys! Dylan was really excited to see his best friend, Cameron, and I'll take any time I can get with Jaime! (They moved to South Carolina last year and are greatly missed!) New years day we met them for lunch before they headed home. It was a great weekend! 
Now we are trying to get back into the swing of things. Dylan goes back to school on Tuesday, and Lauren starts dance class tomorrow. We got all of the Christmas stuff put away, we just have a huge pile of toys everywhere! I hope everyone has a wonderful 2012!