I am a believer that the weekend really starts on Thursday soooo without further ado...
Jay and I had a fun date night planned for Thursday. We got a really babysitter so we didn't feel guilty staying out! The kid's school does this really cool art night. It's like a gallery crawl where you walk the halls of the preschool and a ton of cool art projects are displayed. The kids' work was so good and I loved how they took pictures of our little artists creating their masterpieces. We got our sitter early and stopped by the mall so I could get my nails done before heading out. That's how crazy our week has been! I had to use date night to squeeze in a manicure! Anyhow after the art crawl we went out with some of the other parents to Carpe Diem. I had the BEST veggie pizza and will add that to my list of favorite foods! We also had a great time chatting with other families.
I had to work on Friday but Jay was able to take the day off to stay home with the twins instead of getting a sitter (they don't go to school on Fridays). He had some house projects to work too.
This one has FINALLY been keeping a bow in her hair. Only problem is keeping up with the bows if they fall out! Our kids are such messy eaters. We usually go sans clothes at breakfast and dinner so we only have to stain treat their clothes from lunch.
this guy LOVES his daddy!
Jay sent me this pic from their errand running session. So freaking sweet. It made me want to run home sooo bad! I was pretty shocked because normally they behave so poorly in the side by side stroller. Moms of multiples or those having a second baby, I totally recommend getting a front and back stroller instead of side by side! Mine pull hair and bite when they are sitting side by side.
I got home and the rain had FINALLY stopped and the sun was coming out! We made the most of the time outside. The twins are LOVING bubbles and we spent a good chunk of outside time blowing and chasing bubbles on the front porch.
Friday night, my mom and I hit up the Harris Y Consignment sale. I'm getting good at this consignment sale shopping thing! I can easily spot the brands I want and know which toys my kids will love. I got Holden a new dump truck and my mom bought him a fire truck. My kids have SOOO many toys so I'm really selective about what I get them. If I'm going to buy a toy I have to KNOW they are going to love it and right now H is sooo into trucks and I figured these would be great outside toys for the summer.
Saturday was busy busy busy but sooo much fun!
Holden found his new trucks as soon as he woke up Saturday morning. WHOOOA was the response I got! He was so excited. I love doing stuff that makes them so happy!
After baths and breakfast we headed to the Y for gymnastics. The kids had a blast running around and were so surprised when Gigi stopped by for the last 10 minutes of class. They LOVE their Gigi.
someone LOVED being thrown into the pit.
Headed over to the Londry twin's first birthday party after gymnastics. Seantel had every detail covered and they the party was absolutely adorable. Everything this family does is cute! The weather was awesome and the babies loved playing outside with all of the kids. I can't believe that I didn't take ANY pictures. You'll have to check out her blog to see all the cute pictures from the party. Happy First Birthday Ellie and Graham!
The twins were exhausted but naptime didn't run very smoothly. We decided that we would take paci's away this weekend. They only use them in the car, at nap, and at bed time but it was time to go! The first few car trips were a little rough for emma cate. Nap time took a good 30 minutes for them to both go down and I'm not sure if Holden ever fell asleep. I ran errands during nap and Jay worked on the nursery. He called me around 3:30 and asked me to come home and grab Holden so that he could finish working. My mom and I had planned to go to the sleepy poet and Hobby Lobby to look for things for Shep's room. We picked up the babies and shopped until 7pm. We met Jay for a late dinner at Rusty's and then put the kids to bed. Bedtime was pretty easy because they were sooo worn out.
Jay sent me a bunch of progress pictures throughout the day!
trying to figure out furniture arrangement
I'm realizing the rug I purchased was too small and I'm not loving the furniture arrangement. Luckily, my mom came over Sunday to help with that. Jay and I spent a good 45 minutes moving everything around. I'm also so in love with this dresser. It was a craigslist buy that Jay refinished. Seriously he is so handy! I'm looking for new hardware and planning to switch the casters to brass. I can't decide if I want to put brass casters on the crib too...
does anyone else creep on their sleeping children. I love to peek in on them at night and take their picture to show Jay. This girl seriously LOVES her dog Boo.
He is the funniest to watch sleep. His legs are leaning up against the armoire. He sleeps in the craziest positions. No wonder my bumpers are all misshapen!
We woke up around 8am which is really 7 thanks to the time change and headed out to celebrate Daddy's birthday at our favorite brunch spot, Toast. Afterwards, I took the babies to run a bunch of errands and to give Jay the morning off. We went to the mall and got some birthday gifts and Holden got a new pair of Sperry's. He is looking like such a big boy. He should really wear a size 6 shoe but we had to get him a 7 because his poor feet are too chubby. Jay is so worried he'll be a short chubby little guy which would be total karma because Jay had a friend that he made fun of for being the same way...
They got balloons at nordstrom and this was their face as Holden's got caught in the wheel of the stroller and broke away from the string. They were precious watching it float to the ceiling.
We stopped at Starbucks at the mall while waiting for the mall stores to open. I made the mistake of grabbing a "granola" bar to find out that it was primarily chocolate. Another stained outfit.
Jay and I spent ALL of nap time working on this nursery. It took him FOREVER to make the final cuts on the pallet wall. Getting around the window, electrical outlet and floor vent took sooo many cuts. While he did that, I started finishing the crib with Annie Sloan's wax. I am LOVING the finish that it gives the crib even if it is taking forever. The twins both took short naps (I'm blaming it on daylight savings) so I only got half of the crib finished. Hoping to finish the rest tonight as well as put a wash of paint on the pallet wall.
Yay! The wall is done! Now time to paint, hang curtains and put the room back together. Don't mind my child's outfit. It was such a nice day that they napped with windows open in just their t-shirts. We added the boots in order to go play outside. Gigi bought the babies a bubble machine and OMG it kept them entertained for EVER. Another GREAT toy purchase! I wish I took some pictures of them playing but it's hard to take pics and keep them out of the road. We need one of those neon green slow-men to hang out at the front of our house.
Someone (Holden) got a hold of mama's scissors and poked a hole in the screen. Daddy was not happy. Here he is showing me his uh oh. Love that cute pudgy hand though...
My mom took our family out to dinner at Harper's to celebrate Jay's birthday! He turned 29 on Sunday. This little girl is obsessed with these sunglasses. I am working on finding her a decent pair. The mismatched neon sides aren't really working with our style. The lady at Nordstrom chuckled at me when I asked if they had any baby ran bay aviators.
we finished off the night with froyo to celebrate our favorite guy. I was such a slack wife and didn't even get him a card or make him his favorite dessert this year. I feel terrible that I really downplayed his birthday this year and will definitely be making it up with the big 3-0 next year! I'm planning to surprise him with my homemade key lime pie sometime this week.