Saturday, May 25, 2013

Micah turns 2

From this...........

to this in 2 years

Last week May 16th Micah turned 2. He LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba so it was a no brainer to go with that as a theme.I had all these great ideas and fun things planned. So the day before his birthday I went out and bought what I needed and then I hit a wall. The dreaded mental wall. I did not want to do a dang thing, I would start making Brobee horns for everyone then lose interest, it was so weird. So I decided to simplify, who says I had to have a big party anyway? So I text all the family and told them there would be no formal party. Adam and I and the kids would be roasting hotdogs and making smores in the backyard, they were welcome to stop by if they wanted and have a smore. Easy peasy, stick a candle in a smore and call it good. So his birthday came and I spent the day playing with my little guys and just relaxing. Then about 3:00, I started feeling guilty.  I decided he needed a cake. Why? Because I am weird like that. So I made a chocolate cake and then 2 hours later this emerged from the kitchen. I have to admit for not being planned and made totally last minute, I am pretty darn proud of myself and Micah absolutely loved it!

Everyone ended up choosing to stop by around the same time so it turned into a party anyway but we had a good time. I'll tell you what having a party outside is the BEST!!

Micah's first smore

Happy birthday little man we love you so much!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Olivia's Dance Recital

Saturday the 18th Olivia had her dance review. This girl has moves and can shake her hips and butt like nobody else (yet another thing she does NOT get from me. lol) We are so proud so proud of her.

Olivia really felt the love today from all who came. My parents, Great Grandma Brown, Kayleen, Tyler, Celestial and Carston, Grandpa Dennis and Grandma Janice, Aunt Belinda and Ari. We also lucked out because her cousins Sophie and Presley were in the same recital so we got to have Britt and Randy, Lori and John, Mikeala and Meghan, Zach and Erika.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Brotherly love.

 These two can play so nice and then within seconds they are at each others throats. I know they will outgrow it someday.... So I was thrilled to happen to have the camera available to catch these moments. They thought they were hilarious (try and look past Micah's messy face)

My absolute favorite

Monday, May 20, 2013

Soccer 2013

Well I am back, for now. I have a REALLY hard time getting myself to sit down and blog.
I feel like my life is getting busier and busier I am literally becoming a "soccer mom"

Olivia played soccer last season but was not really that into it. It was more of a free for all, no structure, no goalie or other positions assigned and of course that one Hispanic kid who you know his family lives for the game so he was AMAZING. So naturally the coach was like sure hog the ball all 4 QUARTERS!
( Just so you don't think I am totally a beast, most of the moms on the team were as frustrated as me).
So hoping this year would be better I talked Olivia into trying it out one more year.

Well this was the year, an all girl team that had actual practices with drills and everything. Olivia soaked it in. She LOVED it! See Olivia is very much into structure and rules so when they apply she excels.
She is quite the little hustler and when she played forward she gave it her all chasing the ball back and forth until she was ready to drop. However her favorite positions were defender, when asked why her response, I get to rest when the ball is on the other side of the field. Haha (All Adam and I could do to hold a straight face)
And goalie she never gave a straight answer but I am almost positive it had to do with resting and she loves to dive to stop the ball.

Olivia is always amazing me at how well she picks up on things and seems to be good at whatever she does. She must take after Adam because this mama was never a athlete I was always the awkward string bean just trying to survive.

That's Olivia kicking the ball

Throwing in ball as goalie

That's Olivia in the center

Throwing in ball as goalie

Waiting for the ball playing goalie

Olivia and her team 2013

I am so proud of my beautiful little monkey and am loving watching her grow and develop her talents.