Thursday, August 22, 2013

Harper's first day!

Harper has been waiting for "10 years" for Kindergarten to start, and the day finally arrived on August 21st. She was dying for the clock to hit 12:35 because that meant we could get in the car and head to school (PM kinder starts at 12:45). I did get teary eyed, and Keith made sure to make fun of me. Haha! But, I am a proud Mama. 

Harper had a great first day, and loves Kindergarten! She also already hates homework (darn). 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School Celebration

Every year we make a big deal about going back to school, but this year we had a celebration on the night before school started (August 13th). First I would like to say, I thought of this all on my own. every. single. detail. And Pinterest was not involved at all (if you believed the last couple of sentences, then you my friend have been duped). Seriously though in this day and age how can Pinterest not be involved?  I LOVED how everything turned out, but the best part was that the kids absolutely LOVED it (I smell a new tradition)!

Top left: free printable found here. Right pic: I just cut out squares and wrote school rocks, and hung up paper airplanes.
Bottom left: our table decor for the evening with our new family dinner questions jar found here.

Place settings for the kids going back to school! Please note: my nephew joined us. I do not have a child starting 12th grade and do not even want to think about my babies starting high school let alone being on their last year mmkaythanks. Also what the hey, said nephew will be 18 soon...wahhh?! 

 Two happy kiddos ready for School to start! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back to the Grind

This year like every year it seems like school just kinda sneaks up on us. It starts out nice and slow and then right when you get into the groove of hardly having a schedule BAM! The calendar smacks you in the face, and taunts you. Anyway, the 14th was Atticus' first day of third grade. Holy moley, is he really that old? Follow up question, am I really that old?? Currently the answers to both of those are yes. However that will change at the end of this year, since I am pretty sure this will be my last birthday that I actually age up. 29 forever right? Ha! I digress, onto the pictures ( I know that is what you come here for). 

Atticus came home all smiles! He had a great day and loves his teacher(as do I)! Third grade is off to a great start!!

Harper of course was ticked off once again this year when we dropped off Atticus and, "why can't I go to school now?" was heard every hour or so. She perked up later in the afternoon when we went to  do her kindergarten assessment, which she rocked! She is so ready for it to be the 21st. 

Monday, August 12, 2013


There is literally a pin for everything on Pinterest and I have literally pinned them all (ok not literally and not them all). Although I have not pinned them all (yet), I have pinned 758 pins. I do actually use pins from my boards, but I don't tend to document it (unless it is really cool). So, I am following Jamie's lead and doing a Pinterest challenge of my own of sorts. I am hoping to get to some of my bigger DIY pins since school is starting and I will have a whole 2 hours and 45 minutes of zero kids in the house. Anyway, lets kick things off right with a dessert pin.

Pin nĂºmero 1: cookie bowls (original pin)(pictures only) I also saw this over at delirious rhapsody.
This was a big hit and I definitely see more of these in our future. Super simple too! 
All you need is, a cupcake pan, cupcake liners, and cookie dough!    
 I used some pre-made dough I already had (two squares per bowl) and mold over each cup (Harper helped me out).

Bake for about 12-15 minutes. At this point I thought it was going to end up like one of those "nailed it" pins.

Add ice cream and chocolate syrup, or whatever your little heart desires and enjoy! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Yearly Q&A.

It's been a long time and junk...a lot has gone on since I yada, yada, yada... you know the standard blogger (that goes on a long blogging hiatus and then pops back up after a year) speech.
 The thing is I have such a love-hate relationship with blogging. I love getting to look back on all of the posts and know they are here as long as the internet still exists, but hate having to actually sit down and blog said posts. I think however the guilt is what wins in the end. My kids scrap books are WAY behind (hey! just like this blog) and I really feel the mom guilt pile on. SO, since blogging IS easier then scrap booking ( I will catch up on the scrapbooks one of these days). I will continue to have a love-hate relationship and a post here and there, with a lot missing in between (just keeping it real) (yes, I just said keeping it real).  Plus the added bonus of pretending to write to millions of readers who are just dying to read my very hilarious antics and what nots. Here we go again.

Anyway, every year on August 3rd we ask our  children the same set of questions. Here are this years answers.

Pioneer Day july 24, 2013


Book- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (all of them)
Food- pizza
Candy- Twix
Place to go- the rec center
Color- Red
Movie- Tron Legacy
TV Show- None
Thing to play- Little Big Planet 2

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a video game designer!

Age: 5

Book- 101 Dalmatians
Food- eggs with cholula
Candy- all of the candies
Place to go- Disneyland
Color- pink & purple
Movie- Despicable Me
TV Show- Doc McStuffins
Thing to play- I like to play at the park with the big twisty slide

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a mom and a dentist!