Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our weekend

Another great weekend! And, yes, another slacker week for this blogger. Please accept my apologies! I have all these good intentions and a list of topics that I've been emailed about or have come up with, but no time to sit down and just write. Especially with the hubs in the midst of intense summer practice, I'm doing the single parent thing into the wee hours of the night. Exhausted is an understatement!

But I couldn't go on without showing off these two cuties and their new end-of-summer do's. Starting with Brylie. We cut about 5-6" off and I can't stop staring at her sweet face. Her personality fits this little bob and I could kiss her sweet (round) cheeks about 10 million times a day!

Believe it or not, Molly had almost the same amount cut off. This girl's hair grows like a weed! I'm happy to not be fighting the tangled hair battle, nightly.

Our weekend started on Friday morning, when we went through our summer bucket list and realized we hadn't checked off one of our very favorite museums. For anyone that lives in the Seattle area, you've got to check out the Olympia Hands-On Children's museum. Amazing is an understatement. It's one of the only places where we could go and spend an entire day. Unfortunately, Adam had afternoon football practice, so we had to head out earlier than we had hoped, but it was still really fun! We were the very first people to enter the museum that morning, so we took advantage of our time, for sure.

These next few were the highlight of the day, for us. Our kids were totally into the stage and the costumes. They spent a good 30 minutes "performing" for an audience and had people laughing and clapping. Sometimes I worry that Jake is getting too old for this kind of stuff, but he was so intense and having so much fun, that my worries were put to rest for now.

And please excuse the blurry pics! My kids don't hold still often. ;-)

Saturday kicked off my first season as a true (tackle) football mom. Of course Saturday also called for record breaking wind gusts in our area. Needless to say, our 3.5 hours in the stands were interesting, to say the least. Turns out we had lost power at home, so I guess we were probably better off at the stadium than in our dark house.

Here's where the tears started flowing. My husband and my biggest boy, walking out, side by side. (Jake is #14). I know they were both thrilled and my heart was bursting. What a moment for these two. I have a feeling this won't be the last father/son moment between these two.

The Jags had a GREAT jamboree. Jake had 4 TD's as the quarterback, and the team went 2/2 with wins! We are really looking forward to a fun season with some really fun families!

After Adam headed to Saturday night football practice (boo!), we held a private VIP Seahawks party in our living room. Complete with pizza and popcorn! Such a fun night for us 5!!

The girls lost interest at some point. Not shocking. So, I set up "Minnie's Bow-tique" on the laptop while we finished watching the game. Win, win.

Sunday kicked off MOPS registration at our church. As the coordinator this year, it's been fun (and stressful) putting together plans for the year. I'm loving the theme, "A Fierce Flourishing", and am more than excited to meet new moms and spend the year together. Seriously, moms, if you haven't heard of MOPS, you need to find a local program in your area and get involved. SO MUCH FUN!

Our day ended with a salmon dinner at my parents' house and this beautiful double rainbow. Whenever I see these, I'm reminded of our two babies up in heaven. I can't wait to meet them someday! Oh, and Adam missed dinner because he was up in Seattle doing a TV interview. Stay tuned!

I hope your weekend was refreshing and relaxing. And to my teacher friends, soak it all up....starting tomorrow, it's back to the grind. A week of teacher trainings and only 9 days until the first day of school!!!


  1. What a fun weekend and the girls look so great with their new haircuts! When I saw the MOPS picture on Facebook, I have to say that I'm a little jealous. I would love to join something like that in our area but I don't know of one that does it in the evenings like that. Your museum adventure looks like tons of fun. Happy Monday - enjoy extending your summer break a little longer!

  2. Ohmygoodness Molly's hand on hip/popped knee on the trike! 😂😂😂

  3. Looks like a wonderful weekend!! I love your daughters new hair cut looks adorable