Happy Monday! We missed out on most of Tropical Storm Cindy's mayhem but had some rain this weekend. Luckily we had great weather last week and were able to hit up yet another playground!
On Wednesday, Robert and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. Yesterday marked 12 years together! You can read more about our wedding HERE.
We went to enjoy the happy hour food prices at Brio and then came back to take the kids to their swim team party. This was the first year we went to the party, and I figured the kids would just be running around and getting yucky, so I did nothing with Ari's hair. All the kids got called up to the stage, and I started to feel a little mortified. THEN, they announce that Ari won the most improved award for freestyle. I'm feeling bad taking her picture at this point! Don't worry, it gets worse. They then go on to announce that there is a special award for the youngest age group called the "Cute as a Button Award." Yea, my kid who looked like she maybe lived in the woods won the award and I'm pretty sure the entire cafeteria side-eyed me. AGH! We quickly put her hair in a ponytail to alleviate the situation and went on to cheer for our Triple who won the most improved award for butterfly!
On Thursday, the boys headed to the ranch to continue working on fencing.
It was Trip's turn to take a horseback lesson!
Ari is jealous because Doodle got to ride two different horses!
While the boys were away, the girls played! We enjoyed microwave s'mores for dessert.
I had hoped to catch up on my DVR but someone else ruled the remote each night! Don't you LOVE all of the boxes in my room? That's 9 years of teaching living in my bedroom- sorry Robert!
On Friday, this chica wanted to play with hair curlers! Before:
After! (Side note: That's Charlie, her basset hound. He's named after the Pioneer Woman's old pup, and he basically goes everywhere Ari goes.)
We met up with my parents at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants and then stopped by our local animal park on the way home. We made friends with a bird that whistles and likes to be talked to. If you're sweet enough to him, he tells you, "I love you!" It's so cute!
We woke up to rainstorms on Saturday and got to work on painting horses.
We played a round of War. (And yes, I'm one of those moms who doesn't let their kids win- sorry, not sorry!)
And then after a nap, Ari asked to play in my makeup drawer. She did my makeup and then we did eyes, cheeks, and lips for her. That lip gloss is from my last Sephora box - another Sephora fail but she thought it was fun!
I think she did a pretty good job on my face - a little overpowdering, but I'll take it!
And no, I don't plan on letting her out of the house like this- just a little fun on a rainy day!
We did some My Little Pony coloring to showcase our alter-egos. I'm Twilight Sparkle because I'm the bossy one in the family, and Ari is Pinkie Pie because she's super fun!
Speaking of ponies, one of my students made this for me a few years ago. I love that it truly looks like teacher Allie as a pony! I even have a social studies cutie mark!
The boys made it home Sunday to more rain, so we tackled some chores, read, and watched more movies. We're gearing up for a busy week ahead. Hope you have a great Monday! I'll see you back here tomorrow for Show & Tell Tuesday and week 26 of Tuesday Training. See you soon!