Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

The girls and I decided to go to our townhouse in Mesquite while Stockton and Aaron stayed at home. We both had such a great time with the kids. The girls and I went to Lake Mead, a little shopping in Vegas and a little R&R at the condo with my family. Aaron and Stockton had a baseball tournament with the Baseball Academy and the annual AF Fire Department Memorial Day breakfast. Chelsea, my girls, and I went shopping on my birthday at the amazing "Ceasars Palace" in Vegas funny story I was a little nervous about taking my kids to Vegas (Not very kids friendly) so I decided that they would love to see the famous Vegas but I knew that I needed to have a little talk on the way there so the conversation started with "Girls, Las Vegas has some things that kids shouldn't see so you just need to stay close to mom !! Not let go of my hand even for a second!! and if you see something that's bad just turn your head. Addie "like what mom?" "well there may be things on big pictures of girls that are not very modest" so I got off Sahara exit and the very first advertising billboard was the picture of the show girls back end. Addie face was so hilarious I thought I was going to die laughing she just gasped with her hand over her mouth! It's amazing at how much worse things look when you have your kids with you! It's like watching a ROMANTIC movie with you parents for the 2nd time and not remembering some of the "parts" being that bad! I just laughed and said those are the kinds of things that I was talking about (But, honestly how do you turn your head) I was just so Happy at that exact point that Stockton was not with me! So we parked and went into Ceasars and Addie and Brightyn decided they were thirst so we stopped to get a drink and they wanted slushies the lady behind the counter says "The only flavor that doesn't have alcohol is Strawberry and of course my girls hear that so I bought them both a strawberry slushy and as we're walking away Addie looks at her slushy without taking a drink and looks up and says "mom, what is she's lying" LOL! Addie she wouldn't lie! "How do you know" Chelsea answers "because she would go to jail." Then Chelsea (yes, chelsea) looks at me and says "would she go to jail." Wow! she is pretty! I think, I know I will never take my kids to Vegas for a long long time. After shopping we finished the night off with dinner at Cheesecake Factory! We had such a great time. Thanks Girls for the great Birthday!

Stockton and Aaron from what I hear had a great time. Aaron took Stockton, and some friends (Dalton, KAden, Jack, and Dane) to dinner at Shakys, bowling,and then home for a sleepover! A few baseball games where Stockton did a great job and then ended the weekend with the Memorial Day Breakfast. I am so grateful for such an amazing family and the opportunities we have to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Athletic & Comical

Stockton continues to make us laugh just the other day at his baseball game Stockton looks at one of his teammates and says "what just happened" and the little boy says "I don't know." Stockton says "That's what I thought! Come on pay attention." He has done an unbelievable job this year in baseball he has hit several triples and a few home runs. Great job Stockton we love you so much! You're such an amazing kid you continue to amaze us with how kind and sweet you are to everyone especially your friends and family.

Our Happy "Crazy" Weekend!

Our weekend our typically crazy but this one was EXTRA crazy with 2 soccer games, dress rehersals, and the spring recital! The reason why it ended up being so crazy was due to all of this falling on Saturday! Luckly, Due to rain Baseball was canceled (I never thought I would be happy about Stockton's baseball game being cancelled but this weekend we needed a break somewhere! So, Thank You rain however, stay away next week so we can get in some BASEBALL!

We ended up leaving early Brightyn's soccer game to arrive just in time for her dress rehearsal to leave early to arrive late for Addie's Soccer game. I feel like this is becoming very routine for us to leave early and arrive late just to get everything in. However, crazy this may sound I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Aaron and I have always wanted to keep our kids very involved to give them every opportunity we can in life to find what they love and excel to "some" it may not make sense but for our family it does and although sometimes it's hard to 2nd guess yourself when other close to us are making comments we still come home and the end of each day knowing that we are doing the best we can and actually loving "almost" every moment of it!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cancun, Mexico

Wow! What an amazing trip with some amazing friends.