Halloween 2017

Halloween began with McKayla and McKenzie’s school party and ended with trick or treating and candy eating…

{Moana, Poppy, and Belle}

The fun continued with class parties and trick or treating…

At the end of the night we had some tired, yet happy little girls…

Oh to see Halloween through our daughters eyes is a beautiful thing. Life is good!! My heart is full. Pure happiness.

We couldn’t be more blessed. We love spending holidays with our family and friends and this year was no exception.

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Life Lately – October 2017

Oh my goodness October has come and gone. Seriously?!? I can’t believe how quickly this year is coming to an end.

We had a wonderful, yet busy October, but man did it come and go quickly. I truly love this time of year. Yes, I still LOVE my summers, but this time of year is definitely at the top of my list too.

Experiencing holidays through my children eyes is the most wonderful thing in the world.

 

Our month began with our girls’ first ice cream truck experience and they loved it.

McKayla and McKenzie’s went on their first field trip. I still can’t believe they are old enough for field trips.

Seeing these two holding hand ALWAYS melts my heart. Their connection still amazes me each and everyday.

Of course picking pumpkins was their favorite part of the day!! Seeing their smiles is all this Mama needs to be happy. My girls happiness fills my heart with joy.

Sophia and Isabella cheered at their first high school football game. It was the perfect evening. The weather couldn’t have been better, our team won, and our girls loved every minute of it. Both of them can’t wait to do it again next year. And of course we were all their to cheer them on.

We spent a day watching our Sophia and Isabella at the school’s fun run. We never miss anything. Sisters are forever…

Of course, we can’t forget about our Mimi. October is her month. We celebrated her birthday in the middle of the month. Where do I even begin. Our Mimi is the most amazing person in the world. She would do anything for her family and shows us day in and day out what how to love each other. I truly aspire to be just like her. Mimi has a heart of gold. We are blessed to have her in our lives. We love you Mimi!!

Sophia had her first gymnastics fun meet and she was/is AMAZING!! I can’t believe how much she has grown in this sport throughout the years. I am one proud Mama. When she wants something she works day in and day out. Sophia is one determined little girl.

Our month also consisted of lunch with Mimi and Gigi and a spa day with Mama.

{Grande Med Spa}

The Friday before Halloween we spent our evening with Mimi and Papa. Time with them is always the best.

If you haven’t eaten at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt you are missing out. It is not only fun for everyone, the yogurt is delicious. Find one near you and put it on your must visit list ASAP!!

October was quite a busy month and I haven’t even touched upon Halloween. Oh my!! This post could go on and on, but I will continue with Halloween fun later this week. I would love to tell you I will post about it tomorrow, but no promises.

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Weekend Happenings

Daddy was away so we enjoyed a fun girls only weekend. I love our girl time!! We definitely missed Daddy, but there is nothing like a girls weekend.

It all began with a girls ONLY movie night Friday. We had a picnic dinner followed by popcorn and candy.

We had a wonderful Saturday morning at the apple orchard with Mimi and Papa. We love spending time with them; they are the best.

Monday, McKayla and McKenzie had their very first school picture day and it was a success. Well, at least I think so. They looked adorable, let’s just hope the pictures do their cuteness justice.

Their relationship is miraculous. I feel beyond blessed to be their Mama. #identicaltwins

My four girls have my heart always and forever!

 

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Sophia and My Weekend Away

I will begin by saying our weekend in Denver was absolutely perfect. I loved spending every minute with my Sophia. I loved falling asleep holding her night after night. I could have stayed there forever (only if my other girls and hubby joined us; this Mama missed them dearly). My sweet, sweet girl.

It all began when I finally told her on Wednesday night. She was beyond excited. Her exact words were, “I just don’t know what to do with myself. My life has just changed completely!” She couldn’t contain her excitement and usually Sophia is so composed; not this time, this time she was beyond thrilled. It was so cute.

I also told Isabella that Sophia and I would be going away. Isabella began to get teary-eyed because she didn’t know what she would do without Sophia; her sister. She said they do everything together. It was so heartfelt and sweet. Her and Sophia’s relationship is amazing. After talking to Isabella for a few minutes she became excited to spend the weekend as the biggest sister in the house. I told her she would have to help Daddy with McKayla and McKenzie; they would be very sad. In the end her exact words were, “So, basically I’m only not going to see you for 1 day?” I responded with, “basically”. Too funny!!

McKayla and McKenzie didn’t take the news very well. I waited to tell them until Friday morning because I knew otherwise they would have worried all week. McKayla cried immediately, but McKenzie held it together until after I was gone, after nap. Poor Steve dealt with a lot of tears from these two, mostly at nap time and bedtime. But, they also had a lot of fun. They spent Saturday morning getting donuts and playing at an indoor play center and Sunday morning at Sunday school (which my girls LOVE) and the mall. Steve made sure to keep busy so there wasn’t much time to think about Mommy being gone. He also wanted to exhaust them and he did.

I left the girls a gift for each day I would be gone. They opened up the first gift Friday after getting Isabella off the bus, then Saturday morning and Sunday morning. I truly wanted to make sure all my girls knew how special they are to me. I didn’t want them to think I forgot about them. I want my girls to ALWAYS remember there is nothing more important to me then all of them.

Sophia and I left for the airport Friday afternoon. We enjoyed a nice lunch together at National Coney Island because she wanted pancakes. 🙂

It was WAY too easy to travel with one eight year old. She is just a gem. I seriously cannot tell you how much fun I have with this girl. Such a wonderful big girl. I am blessed.

We spent Saturday morning at a farm just outside Denver. There was so much to do. We could have stayed ALL day.

Goodbyes are never easy….

On the plane Sophia told me we should move to Denver so we could live by Maizy.

She is an amazing travel buddy. My daughter, my friend.

Sophia sure does love her baby cousins.

Well Isabella, McKayla and McKenzie survived without their Mama, but they continue to say I am not allowed to go anywhere else, unless Daddy goes with me so Mimi can stay with them. Ha!! Sorry Daddy we do love you A LOT!!

After this weekend I decided that I need to plan more one-on-one time with each of my girls. They are only getting older and I don’t want to miss these times.

We arrived home at 4pm on Sunday only to turn around and head in to town for an afternoon of eating, bounce houses, and more.

Thank you, Papa, for spending the afternoon with us. We love you very much!!

I sure did miss these sweet, smiling faces. It’s always nice to be home.

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