Weekly recap.

Recapping our week on the blog today! The Zoo, pool days, library scavenger hunts, and a soccer tournament.

Monday August 8

Started the week off with my new routine, some kind of movement for the day. Later in the afternoon, went to the pool for the day. The water has been amazing lately!

Tuesday August 9

Went to the Zoo! I don’t care how old you are, the Zoo will never get old to me. It’s so fun to watch your kiddo get soo excited to see animals. I can’t wait until the polar bear exhibit is finished; they are my favorite animal. It was a little hot, but not to to bad. Started Huxley on formula, one bottle a day. So far, he’s a fan. Makes me a little sad, but I’m kind of wanting to be done with breastfeeding.

Wednesday August 10

Went for a walk on the trail, Hadley chose to not bring her scooter and she was pooped. Plus, she wore leggings, and was sweating her booty off. On our way home from the trail, we went to the library to return our books and movies. While we were there, we saw they had a little scavenger hunt inside. After, thirty long minutes of walking around the library a million times to find things, she got to pick a prize. Libraries are so cute; they have fun stuff for kids. For soccer practice, I’ve been walking more to get more steps in. Bath and bed for the two kiddos!

Thursday August 11

Huxley loves to play in the office / dining room area. We’ll put all his toys in a little basket, and he’ll eventually dump them all out, roll back and forth, and put his legs and feet up on the wall. He’ll do that for a while off and on. It entertains him for a good while at least. Went to the pool again! Not many people there at all, it was so so nice. Now that we’ve got a routine down with Huxley at the pool, I’m so much more relaxed there. Especially when he naps at the pool! Hadley has been making new friends, ones she doesn’t know from school. I love watching her grow up!

Friday August 12

Sometimes Huxley will take a little snooze on our bed after he eats. I try to feed him in different spots around the house, so he’ll sleep wherever. He’s pretty good at sleeping anywhere for the most part. If he’s tired enough, he’ll sleep. Tonight was the Delhi Skirt Game, it’s a little westside tradition where a bunch of dudes dress up like girls and play baseball. It’s pretty funny to watch. This year they had more kid friendly things, a ton of bounce houses, games, etc. Hadley had a ball, and it was the nicest weather out.

Saturday August 13

Early Saturday morning, Hadley had her first preseason soccer tournament. They won the first game in the morning, and the second game in the afternoon. Uncle Brian and Aunt Bridgett came to watch her second game, and then we all headed to the pool! It was a beautiful day. The water was a tad cold after we had a cold front the last night.

Sunday August 14

Soccer tourney games day 2! First game in the morning, it rained a few minutes in. So glad we put up our tent, about half the parents were under it with us! The girls loved playing in the rain. Hadley has improved so much from last years outdoor season. She played goalie one of the quarters, and played front line, whatever that one is called. The second game in the afternoon had no rain, and Hadley scored the one and only goal to win the finals! She was beyond excited. The girls got a trophy, and they each got a medal for winning the tournament. It was awesome to see her play so well! We celebrated her win after dinner with a trip to the ice cream place. She wanted ice cream, and gets a slushie lol

Happy Monday! Make it a great week!

Chicken bacon ranch wrap.

This meal is one of our favorites to make because it’s so good and easy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • chicken breast
  • tortilla
  • shredded cheese
  • bacon bits
  • ranch dressing

Cook the chicken to your liking. Sometimes I’ll use bagged chicken, and sometimes I’ll cook the raw chicken and season it to my liking.

We’ve always microwaved the tortillas for about 40-45 seconds, it helps keep all the fixings inside stay together.

After the tortilla is microwaved, pile all the ingredients inside the tortilla.

Close the tortilla, and on either end of the tortilla add a little bit of shredded cheese. It helps to seal the wrap while on the skillet.

Place tortilla on the skillet. Cook it for a few minutes on each side to your liking just so the cheese melts enough. And if you’re lucky, it all stays put together! Quite a few times the wrap falls apart on me.

These chicken bacon ranch wraps are so easy to make, and taste so good! I like anything easy to cook, and these are definitely it!

Neighborhood outdoor movie night.

We hosted our first neighborhood movie night last weekend! We figured summer is coming to an end, and it’s a fun way to celebrate the ending of summer.

We are kind of new to the neighborhood, well sort of, like almost four years now. We know most of the neighbors on our street, but there are a few on the private drives we don’t know.

I started the planning by making invitations, and if you don’t already know I love a good paper invite. I will always love paper invites! We all walked around the neighborhood one night and passed the invites out by hand. For those that weren’t home, we taped the invite to the door. The invite down below is what I designed and for the blog I blocked out our address / contact info for privacy reasons.

We figured Cheaper by the Dozen was a good family friendly movie to start out with, to see how it goes!

As mentioned in the invite above, we provided all the snacks! We just asked everyone to bring their own drinks and chairs, etc.

We went to our local movie theater and bought the good yummy buttery movie popcorn! I did not know you could do this until I called one day and randomly asked. They sell them to go! It was the best idea and tasted so good!

Next to the popcorn was a mini popcorn bar. I had metal tins filled with M&M’s, reeses pieces, gummy bears, and roasted peanuts. Also, had popcorn seasoning! They all loved the different flavors of seasoning to pick from, I think the favorite was garlic parmesan and white cheddar.

On the other table was the all the candy, and cracker jacks. Not pictured on the two-tiered tray was cupcakes, we had them in the fridge until the last minute and I forgot to take a picture once we brought them out. The cupcake wrappers matched the tablecloths!

Kevin and Huxley chilling in the garage! Our garage had never been so clean, I made a note to myself to start cleaning out the garage once a month. Mainly because during the cleaning process, Kevin spilled bleach on the floor and after that it looked super clean! haha

We had a box fan set up for some air flow, and bug spray in case anyone gets eaten alive like I do! However, I will say, Kevin sprayed the bug stuff in the yard the day before and it worked great. No one got any bug bites!

It was so much fun, and I’m glad the neighbors enjoyed it! Hadley enjoyed herself, even though she was the only kiddo. One set of kids were on vacation, and the other set of kids had plans. We had two of the smaller kids come, but they didn’t last long because they were ages two and four. I’m glad they hung out for a little bit.

Hadley is always such a trooper whatever she does. She started out on her blanket on the side of the yard, and then moved over closer to all of us. Huxley was semi-good for it, he ate right as the movie started, and then woke up two hours later. I missed like half of it, but it was still a great night!

One fun way to celebrate the ending of summer is a neighborhood movie night. Everyone can’t wait for the next one! It was so nice to watch a movie under the stars. It was a great night!

Weekly recap.

Recapping our week on the blog today! Daily walks, soccer practice, movie night, and a birthday party!

Monday August 1

Hadley’s summer camp was hosting a bake sale, so we made brownies, and I dolled them up a little bit. They raised enough money for an end of the year pizza party! The cutest thing about the bake sale was they gave each kiddo money who volunteered to work the bake sale during the day. Hadley was one of them, they are just the best! Huxley received his first Reds game certificate in the mail, thanks to our fire wife friend Jasmine! Thanks girl.

Tuesday August 2

Met my friend Kristin for dinner, it was so nice to get out by myself! Even though I was semi-late (like 10 minutes), I have been horrible at remembering things even when I write them down. It was such a nice night downtown, and great to catch up with my friend. We are going to try and meet once a month! Just love her.

Wednesday August 3

Walked in the morning, and Huxley fell asleep. Love those days when he naps after a walk. He loves the outside air for sure. Got our candy and popcorn stuff all ready for movie night in the neighborhood. Walked two times this day, the second time was at Hadleys first soccer practice. It was a hot one, but she loves doing sports and getting to be back with her school friends again. Gave Huxley sweet potatoes for the first time and he liked them. We gave him cereal before this, and he wasn’t the biggest fan. I don’t blame him, that baby cereal smells awful.

Thursday August 4

Walked at the trail, I actually prefer to go to the trail because I walk faster and farther. When I walk around the neighborhood, I tend to go slower. We cleaned out the garage to get ready for movie night the next day.

Friday August 5

Hadley had her last day of summer camp! She wore her swimsuit because they go to the pool on Fridays but didn’t this day because it rained. Because of the rain, did one of those YouTube workouts. Move night was so much fun! We had so much popcorn, we used a huge bin with a scooper!

Saturday August 6

Huxley woke up super early, like 6:30am! So, we laid in bed, and he eventually fell back asleep, and so did I! Worked out in Hadleys room, because Huxley was super content on her bed. Did another YouTube workout.

Sunday August 7

When Huxley wakes up in the mornings, sometimes we just sit, and chill and he looks out his window. Worked out at home again,. Went to my nephew’s birthday party, Hadley had fun with her cousin and all the kids that were there. After the birthday party, we headed to the pool. It’s so nice to go there for dinner, or after dinner, the water feels amazing!

Happy Monday everyone! Have a great week!

Weekly recap.

Recapping our week on the blog today! Lots of walks to finish out the month of July, end of year swim banquet, and the Reds game!

Monday July 25

Walking has become a routine just about daily! We visited our local library to get Hadley her very own card. I don’t know why we haven’t gone before now. The library was super nice to her, let her pick out a book to take home for free if she joined the summer reading program and had to finish three goals by the end of July.

Tuesday July 26

We went to the Reds game! The seats were amazing, and Hadley had so much fun. She loves going to the games, and Huxley was an angel. We sat in front of some scouts, and they’ve been to a lot of games, right? One of them said to my husband, that’s a really good baby! The best part for me was, as we were leaving Kevin couldn’t find our car in the garage. We basically walked for a while, so I got a lot of steps in this day.

Wednesday July 27

Worked out at home since it was raining, did one of those YouTube walk a mile workout. Some nights I have to put Huxley in the baby carrier to do anything but made some chicken with Chick-fil-a sauce! Soo good!

Thursday July 28

The trail I walk at was so crowded, I had to park down the street at the school lot. It was later in the morning than my usual time, so I guess that’s why. Around dinner time, Hadley had her end of the year swim team banquet. They ordered pizza, and gave out a few awards while most of the kids just swam including us.

Friday July 29

Another crowded trail day, so took the daily photo in the car. And then we headed to the lake for two days.

Saturday July 30

Stayed at the lake for just a few hours, wanted to get home and settle in before Kevin had to work on Sunday. Once we got everything unloaded, we walked around the neighborhood and handed out invites to our movie night this week!

Sunday July 31

Walked around the neighborhood, Hadley joined the neighbors as they were giving away free cookies but had a tip jar lol, and Hadley lost her front tooth!

Happy Tuesday everyone, have a great week!

Weekly recap.

Recapping our week on the blog today! Lots of walks, swimming, and boating on the river again!

Monday July 18

Love our walks in the morning after we drop off Hadley to summer camp. Sometimes we go to the trail, or around the neighborhood, or an at home workout. After Kevin got off work from his second job, we headed to the pool for an after dinner swim.

Tuesday July 19

Walked around the neighborhood in the morning, and then had Chick-fil-a for dinner. Hadley is slowly starting to try more and more different foods. She gets chicken nuggets and a fruit cup there, and even got her to try the sauce! She wasn’t a fan, but I’m so glad she’s trying new things.

Wednesday July 20

In the mornings, Huxley likes to look out the window from his room. We’ll talk about the birds, trees, and all the things. Another morning walk, it was hot and humid this time. I find myself walking faster at the trail verses at home around the neighborhood. I always play games with myself and try to beat everyone ahead of me and try to pass them all haha Later on in the afternoon, I tried to cut the grass with Huxley in the baby carrier but it was too hard. So I put him in the jumping thing in the garage, and I managed to cut half the grass before he started fussing. Our neighbors came over and gave Hadley the sweetest card for watching their cat, and watering their flowers while they were on vacation. She took her job so serious and did a great job! When Kevin got home from his second job, he and Huxley both took a little snooze on the couch. The hydrangeas are blooming, they look amazing! While Kevin and Hadley went to watch Brady play baseball, Huxley and I stayed home and I gave him a bath.

Thursday July 21

Walked around the neighborhood in the morning, it’s getting hot most mornings! Later in the evening, Kevin set up the blow up movie screen and we watched a movie in the front yard. It was comical. We’re testing it out to see how it works, and going to have a movie night with the neighbors next month.

Friday July 22

Went over to a friends pool for the day, we had so much fun hanging out with friends and our kiddos. They all played games in the pool, and had root beer floats, it was a good time. After Hadley went to bed, which was early tonight because she was so tired from the pool, I gave Huxley cereal for the first time. He wasn’t really a fan, but we’ll keep trying.

Saturday July 23

Morning smiles from the little man. He is usually super happy when he wakes up in the mornings. We took our morning walk at a different trail, went to the Veterans Park by our house. Hadley wasn’t a fan because she took her scooter, and wore crocs, and was sweating haha Came home, showered, and Hadley tried to get Huxley to sleep but had no luck. So she showed him Cocomelon on her iPad, oh lord it begins! We blew up the little baby pool, and hung outside for a little bit. The water was a little cold because Hadley was too impatient to wait and let it get warm so they both sat in the pool with cold water. Huxley was loving it being in the little pool with Hadley, he’s almost sitting up by himself which will be awesome!

Sunday July 24

Morning walk at the trail! Another hot one! Went through the car wash after the trail and dried it off and sprayed some tire shine when we got home. Later on in the day, we went boating on the river again! We had a lot of fun, and the boys got to surf again. It’s fun going up and down the river, going past the city, and just looking at everything. Fun times!

Happy Monday! Have a great week everyone!

5 months of Huxley.

Rolling over and back without any help
Smiles all the time
Hadley can make him happy in a second
Turns out he has no teeth coming in (yet)
Sleeps through the night like a champ
Watches us eat and drink
He’s super long
In size 2 diapers
Wears 6-9 month clothes

My little five-month-old, we love you so much.

Chocolate croissants.

Chocolate croissants are the easiest recipe you can make for a quick dessert / sweet treat!

All you need is three easy ingredients! You can use any type of these ingredients that you prefer, it’s that simple!

  • crescent rolls
  • chocolate chips
  • butter

All you do is put however many chocolate chips you prefer in the middle of each croissant roll. You could even put Reese peanut butter cups, Hershey kisses, a dollop of peanut butter, I mean you could do anything pretty much.

Once they are all ready to go, put them on a baking sheet and cover them with a little bit of melted butter. And then pop them in the oven!

Super super simple treat to make!

Weekly recap.

Recapping our week on the blog today! Last swim team practice, swim team finals, housesitting, and boating on the river!

Monday July 11

Morning time has been so chill this summer. Hadley doesn’t have to get up super early, and Huxley and I are always already awake either feeding him in his room or just hanging out. We headed off to Hadleys last swim team practice of the season! Then we went to Sams Club, Hadley just loves that place now. It’s like a giant mall to her. She’s become a fan of the book section, I hope she grows up to be a book reader because her Dad and I did not. I love to read on vacation, but with kids it’s kind of hard at this age. After Sams Club I managed to workout really quick, and then we started to get ready for her swim team finals. Kevin took her since they have to get there super early for warm-ups, etc. Huxley and I came later so we had time to feed him at least one more time before we went. The finals were super crowded, but fun for Hadley since she got to see some of her classmates on the other team. I need to go through and compare her swim times, but I can pretty much bet she improved so much since her first swim meet.

Tuesday July 12

Took a walk around our neighborhood, and love seeing our boat in the driveway, but I am kind of waiting for the day to park my car back in the garage! Smoothie and egg wrap for breakfast. Picked up Hadley mid-day from summer camp, so she could go to a friend’s birthday party. Kevin started waxing the boat, we try to do this at the beginning of each boating season but this year we were kind of busy. Picked up Hadley from the birthday party, and she came home with some cute goodies. After the birthday party, Hadley and I had a mother-daughter day date to the salon. I got my normal highlights and trim, and Hadley got pink hair! I was a little nervous for this, but it’s not permanent and she loved it so much! After our hair appointment, we went over to our neighbor’s house to check on the cat. And Hadley always likes to feel the pool on our way out to see if it’s warm or cold.

Wednesday July 13

Two months into this stay-at-home gig, and I still can’t believe it. I started putting Huxley in the carrier when I vacuum or do things around the house, and I cannot stop laughing at myself. I find it so comical, but so effective because I can get things done when he’s not napping! Our hydrangeas are blooming, they look so pretty! I read somewhere a trick for hydrangeas, put your hose nozzle on the soaker setting and let it sit at the root for 15-20 minutes once to twice a week and the hydrangeas will stand straight up and not slouch to the side. I’m going to try it! Went over to the neighbor’s pool to put our feet in after we checked on the cat. On the days Kevin is at the firehouse, bedtime can sometime be a little more involved. Hadley still likes one of us to lay with her before she falls asleep, and on the nights, Kevin is not home it’s hard to feed Huxley and lay with her so I always check on her after I’m done with Huxley. And nine times out of ten, she’s passed out.

Thursday July 14

Hadley in the boat helping Dad clean it! We went to the movie theater to see the new Jurassic World movie, I’m so glad I finally have a fan of the movies in my family because Kevin is not haha Anyway, we are almost a quarter of the way through the movie, and it starts to get a little scary for Hadley, so we left. The other movies weren’t as violent so I thought it would be okay, but it wasn’t. Oh well, we’ll try again and see a more kid friendly one for sure. While we were at the movies, Dad and Huxley ventured over to the pool to swim for a little bit.

Friday July 15

Our morning started off with the usual getting Huxley out of bed, or sometimes he’s already up and awake. Hadley loves to be the first one to see him in the mornings. She took her job of watching the neighborhoods cat very seriously all week!

We took our boat out on the river for the first time and had a blast! Since they banned surfing on our lake we always go to, it was so fun to see Kevin surf again. Hadley was such a trooper and tried to surf and wakeboard! She almost got up on the surfboard, and only tried once on the wakeboard. It was such a nice night, I could’ve stayed out for hours.

Saturday July 16

Walked in the morning around the neighborhood and had a delivery of “just because” flowers from Kevin! Soo pretty!

Sunday July 17

Took a walk around the neighborhood, with both my sidekicks. The two big kids Brady and Natalie were over but sleeping. We pretty much hung out all day while Kevin slept, he had a rough night at the firehouse. Then we all had Chipotle for dinner, a whopping $42 later! Everything seems so much pricier nowadays. And then ended the weekend by watching Yes Day on Netflix.

Happy Monday everyone, have a great week!