Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cooper's First Field Trip

Last week, Cooper took his first-ever school field trip!  Although, technically, I don't know if it's a field trip if you ride there and back with your parent??  Oh well!  LL did this very same trip when she was in the 3-year old class and I went with her.  For Cooper's first field trip, Daddy took the morning to go!  I love that we both have gotten to be there for the "first one".  Their class all met at Raisin' Cane to do the corn maze, see the animals, and play!  

This is Cooper's best little friend from school.  They are so sweet!

Just boys being boys!

Heading to the maze!

How adorable are they holding hands??

Cooper's sweet class.

The sun is too bright!

They also got to do a hayride - which Cooper loved.

Snack time!

My boys!  Are kids are so blessed to have a Daddy that is so involved with them!

Cooper's future wife.  ;)

While I hated missing Cooper's trip, I'm glad these boys had a blast together!


Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekend Recap: Fun with Friends edition!

We had a blast this weekend.  It wasn't quite as busy as last weekend, but it sure was fun!  We spent a lot of time with friends, but not a lot of time taking pictures - haha.  Here's what we were up to:


Matt's Mamaw Lucy was in town at the end of this week from Louisiana.  The kids and I had dinner with her on Thursday night while Matt had a work function.  Friday night, Matt and the kids went to dinner with her again while I had a girl's night.  Emily came up with the fun idea to have a "Plaids and Pins" night - we all wore plaid and made new fall recipes from Pinterest.  

While Matt and the kids were at dinner, I got busy on my recipe: apple pie cupcakes!

Of course I had to try one before I went to make sure it wasn't disgusting.  ;)  I'm not a huge apple pie person, but these were yummy!  You can find the recipe here.

There were only 6 of us at the party, but we had enough food for more than double that!  We enjoyed stuffing our faces and good conversation.

Saturday morning, Matt left the house super early (think: 5:15) to go hunting.  Thankfully, both kids slept in for me until 7!  Woo hoo!  We had a relaxed morning at home.  Saturday was my double work-out day and holy cow!  I have never burned that many calories in one workout without being in the gym!

After naps, our friends John and Margaret came over with their son John Aiden.  We put a fire in the fire pit, and sat around while the kids had a blast running around and playing.  We had a yummy dinner of hotdogs cooked over the fire, chips, and s'mores!

Cute kiddos!

We kicked Sunday morning off with dressing for cold weather and church!

The boys matched...

...and the girl's matched!

After church, we ran by the grocery store, and then we spent the rest of the day doing chores, napping, and getting ready for the week.  We are 5 days and counting until Thanksgiving break!  We can do it!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Weekend Recap: Super Busy Edition

Whew!  Fall is my favorite time of year, but it is also a busy time of year for us!  This weekend was no exception to that!  Here's what we were up to:


Friday after school my mom came to the house to watch the kids while Matt and I had a much-needed date night!  We went to dinner, ran some errands, and then stopped by to see my brother-in-law that had just gotten into town.


Saturday was a packed day for us!  First up was something pretty interesting: I had an appointment at 7:45 (gah - I know) to get eyelash extensions.  It was my first time getting them, and I can say 4 days later, I am in love!  

Before and After (no make up in either pic - just better lighting bc the sun came up - haha)

Another "no makeup after" picture!

After I got home from my appointment, we had about an hour before we had to head out for a birthday party for one of Cooper's friends, Malaya.  This seriously was one of the cutest parties ever.  Her birthday in on Halloween, so they had the cutest Fall themed set up for her.  They also had the absolute perfect set-up for my kids.  They had two activities, and each one perfectly suited one of my children - haha.  The first activity -  a bounce house!  This was Cooper's fav, and LL was content with it until the next part of the party showed up.

We got to just chill while the kids were contained in the bounce house.

Then the next activity got set up and LL found her happy place - it was a petting zoo!!

Let me tell you guys, I thought the petting zoo was cute, but then I saw the piglet come out and all bets were off for me.  Now it was amazing!!  She was so sweet and little!

They told LL that this bunny loved to be held like a baby - haha.

Contrary to popular belief, I did put the pig down to give other people a chance.  ;)

Cooper got out of the bounce house for a grand total of 1.5 minutes to "go see the pets" before his interest in them ran out.

After the petting zoo left (they said no food was allowed to be served while they were there with the animals??), it was time for lunch!  I have got to start remembering to bring Cooper's sunglasses with us to places.  His eyes are so sensitive to sun, and he always ends up taking my sunglasses.

The kids with the birthday girl!  We love Malaya, and we joke with her parents that she and Cooper have no choice but to get married because we love her so much.

After the party, we came home for nap time.  Cooper had jumped his little heart out and was exhausted.  Thankfully, he had a good nap because we had our Christmas card pictures scheduled for that afternoon!  Here are some non-official cell-phone pictures.

We had a DQ reward dinner after pictures were over!


After taking 1.5 weeks off after finishing Hammer and Chisel from Beachbody, I started a new 10-week program (T25) and whew!  205 calories in 25 minutes?!  I thought I was going to throw up when it was over!

While I did my work-out, the kids played outside.  Somehow Aspyn ended up in the top of the playhouse with them!

That evening, we went over to Uncle Bryan's house to celebrate Pop's birthday.  The kids always love wrestling with Uncle Bryan!

3 generations

All of the Mullican boys!


I feel like we crammed in as much as absolutely possible into this weekend.  By the end, we were exhausted (Matt and I went to bed at 8:30 Sunday night), but it was so much fun!