Sunday, September 29, 2013

Welcome to the week of ME..

Whoo whoo do you know what week it is?  Okay I'll throw you a hint!! BIRTHDAY WEEK!!  I love birthday week no matter who it is for, but this week it is ME!!  Okay so Chris was not really aware of BIRTHDAY WEEK until he began dating me.  I will say the first year he didn't really get it, but now he is all in! (and thinks I'm crazy...but that is okay)

My birthday fun really began a week ago when I got my gift early!  IPHONE 5S 32 gig people!  I was so beat down with deleting pictures to download the updates...ah now I can take a million pictures and still have space!  Anyway needless to say I have been LOVING my present the past week!
Miss H enjoying the morning paper with me today!
Chris was out of town all weekend so it was wonderful having him back home tonight!  This was the FIRST time Miss H has really understood that he was gone.  She asked about him every day and multiple times a day.  I kept telling him he was on vacation but she would just say he's bye bye...guess vacation is to hard to say, ha.  Finally this afternoon when he came in the door she was screaming with joy.  She was so excited to have him home and play with melted my heart!

She talked her daddy into watching videos of monkeys on the iPad. 

Then for dinner we kicked off BIRTHDAY week with one of my free meals.  Tonight we hit Genghis Grill for my free bowl.  Our waiter was super sweet and even added a free dessert.  Miss H was overjoyed with it because she loves ice cream, plus a brownie :-)  She then was hyped up for a bit! HA

Tomorrow the fun will keep on rolling as my best friend sine 5th grade will arrive!! I can't wait she and her 2 sweet boys are coming to visit for the whole week.  Miss H and I are super jazzed!  We love them and can't wait to take them EVERYWHERE...zoo, train, lunch, homecoming parade...oh the plans we have!  Did I mention my sweet mom is coming this week too!  What a great BIRTHDAY WEEK this will be... minus the whole getting OLDER part, YUCK! But I am ignoring that part for now, until Chris rubs it in that I am older than him (for a whole month, til his birthday!)  Hope yall's week is as wonderful as mine :-)

Friday, September 27, 2013

FALL...oh I love you that I am caught up on all blog post I can do some current post! I feel like I have been playing catch up for a while! Sigh

This past weekend guess what happened?!?! Fall arrived! Okay so it hung around long enough for us to love it, and then be sad when our temps got hot again!  But man did we enjoy those few days.  I mean it was actually a little chilly on Saturday a.m .when I took of for my tennis match!!   

Earlier this week I was working on some tennis stuff.  When I looked up I saw this! Miss H on the couch with her baby stroller up there too!  Interesting to one who doesn't live with us.  However, she then proceeded to say NO, No, NO mommy and point to her stroller!  Time out for H does not always work in our house as well as TOY TIME OUT does!!  I have learned that Miss H can't stand it if I take a current toy and put it up in time out when she is sassy. (I normally put it on the bed in her playroom, so she can see it but not reach it)  Thus she felt the need to put her stroller in time out while playing with baby Claire!  Funny how they pick these things up so quickly.  I then asked if it was time to put it back in  to playtime and she agreed that that would be okay.  I guess baby Claire was acting nicer? Who knows....but what I do love is her pretend play she has really begun to do!  She talks and loves on those sweet babies!!

Trying to do time out again but her chair just isn't big enough! 

Saying "cheese" for the camera! 

Sweet baby Claire giving Winston kisses

 Time for a little outside fun too!  The cooler weather has really allowed us to enjoy the backyard again!  I love when she lays on her tummy, so stinking cute!

Just enjoying a little jump, jump, jumping!! 

 Man does this little girl LOVE her brother!  Some days it's a love hate relationship, and others it's a LOVE love relationship.  She adores him!  The love is overflowing in the following 2 pics. 
She just ran over and grabbed his face to plant a big wet one on him!! I adore this so much!!

I love the post kiss look! Ha

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Scottsdale, long over due post.

For Labor Day we took our favorite trip to Scottsdale.  Chris, Z, and  his father have been taking this trip for at least 7 years now. When we started dating I started crashing the guys trip...well this year both H and I crashed the trip!! This is also where Chris proper four years ago! You can read about that herehere,  and here!  Chris best friend Z also comes on the trip and he brought his sweet fiancé Kelly!  Whoo whoo more girls!! 

I love this vacation because it is really chill! The guys golf every day and I normally spend my day sitting next to the pool! Since H came pool time was a little trickery but we still did it.  I also did more exploring of the area than in the past.  I never left the resort while the guys were off golfing...but we did this year.  Boy how times have changed...ha ha ha!  I love the Four Seasons Troon North, look at Miss H's set up in our house! Plus they have a diaper pale and them!!

Our first day we just hung out at the pool and got unpacked.  The guys played golf a little later than normal too.  The next day I saw a cute little zoo type place close by.  After doing some research on it we decide that it would be fun to hit up while the guys golfed.  This was also the coolest day on the forcast for the weekend.  We thought 100 was better than 104, 106, 107 so we would go.  Sweet Kelly joined Miss H and I on the adventure.  Welcome to Wildlife World Zoo!!

I can't help but...WHAT DAY IS IT??

Miss H's favorite part...he licked her whole arm!!
 The rest of our trip we pretty much enjoyed the pool!  Miss H loved being able to roll down swim for a bit, nap, swim some more, and then eat dinner!  Thus the rest of our pictures are pretty much that!!  Ha

 We took Miss H down to show her where Daddy asked Mommy to marry him!  She was not as excited about it as I was.  I love to go back and take pictures.  I mean how fun to have a picture in the same spot almost every year! I think it will look cool 25 plus years from now!  

Kelly and Z...Z acting silly!

Miss H loving the free running zone!

The SPOT where Chris ask me to marry him! 

Dinner out with the gang!
 More pool time...YES PLEASE!! Miss H loved when the guys came back and joined us at the pool!

 Look Grandpa enjoying a nice float...ah relaxing! 
 Oh wait is that Z about to attack him!!
 Poor Grandpa had NO idea what was happening! 

 Z finally climbed the rock he always talks about climbing!!

 The guys doing what they do best...and Miss H and I enjoying the pool.  Her favorite chair sitting event...pouring ice from one cup to the next and eating some too.