Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Desert Botanical Garden

On Monday I had the day off from work and Everly had the day off from school (Columbus Day) so we spent the morning at the Desert Botanical Garden. The Friday before I picked up a culture pass while we were at the library so it was completely free. I knew they had reopened their fall butterfly exhibit and that the girls would love it. After a slightly warmer week the weather has been cooling down again so that was nice. The girls had fun running around and looking at the different plants. Everly liked reading the different displays and Aspen loved the butterflies. They were actually all over the garden. Once we went in to the garden I had to really watch Aspen to make sure she didn't touch any of the butterflies which is funny because Everly at the same age was scared of them. This is actually really odd because Aspen is definitely the more scared one of the two. It ended up being a really fun morning and I just love spending time with my girls.

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Aren't those vests cute? Yay, I was holding them about 10 minutes later...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Weekend in Review

We had a nice long holiday weekend. Well, Justin didn't have any extra time off, but I did. On Friday, Everly had a half day so while she was at school, Aspen and I met my sister and Nora at the library for storytime. We picked up some new books for Everly because she is reading all of the time and constantly going through books. It is a good problem. Friday night I had soccer and then Saturday morning I woke up to run 9 miles with my sister. We are in the last month of training for our half on November 5th. My mom was generous enough to come over while I ran since Justin had to leave for his first triathlon. He did really well. It would have been cool to see him but it was really far away. After my run, the girls and I picked up our groceries and some donuts and then headed to the monthly home depot project. Of course it was a project with like 20 nails and 4 screws while I am by myself. I survived though, and they turned out cute. Saturday afternoon we had a bridal shower for Justin's sister at his other sister's apartment. It was really cute and then I stayed after to go out with the girls. It was a good night. Sunday morning I had a soccer game and then Sunday afternoon we kept things really chill and just ordered takeout. I also had Monday off so I planned a trip to the Botanical Gardens which I will share tomorrow.
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they love giving the peace sign in pictures
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The only part Aspen really does.
 
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such a cute tea party set up
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the bride
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the whole group
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the girls loved playing with Justin's cousins
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the tea party location turned into a rooftop happy hour later that night
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Sunday Soccer

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dinosaurs in the Desert

Today was the last day we could go see the new Dinosaur in the Desert exhibit for free as members so my sister and I made the plan to go after Teddy got out of school around lunch. I had to take Everly out early but it is her birthday so it seemed like a good enough excuse. Sue me. It was pretty warm out but I thought it was pretty cool. As you are walking up they have Jurassic Park music playing and who doesn't love the Jurassic Park movies??? Aspen was a little scared at first but I think she was just tired and eventually she warmed up. I honestly thought it was pretty cool and would probably pay to go see it again...just when it is not so hot. It was quite toasty today. We knew it was going to be hot though, so we packed suits for the splashed. That helped the kids cool off a lot. The only actual exhibit we went to was the orangutans on the way out. Our sole purpose for that trip was to see the Dinosaur exhibit. I think it was a fun little way to celebrate Everly's birthday!
quick little video
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Aspen had not warmed up to this yet....
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baby wrangler
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A little side by side since Nora was in Mae's hand me down. Mae was 3 months younger. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Weekend in Review

Last weekend went by quick but I have a long holiday coming up so that should make up for it! On Friday night we got to see Teddy play flag football for the first time. It was the first time we have seen him play and it was pretty funny. He is pretty bad but so was Everly when she first started playing soccer. I had to leave a little early for my own soccer game. It is so nice to have cooler weather at night now. Saturday morning we did some homework and spring cleaning and then Everly had soccer pictures and a scrimmage. Sunday morning I ran 7 miles with my sister and then had a soccer game in the afternoon. Sunday night my family came over for pizza since Everly's actual birthday is this week. She had an ice cream cake and my mom let Aspen's hair get caught on fire. It was quite eventful. Looking forward to Everly's birthday on Thursday and a long holiday weekend
with the girls.
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football Ted
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Roi laying on Everly's homework
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Saturday night ice cream. This girl loves her chocolate.
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Soccer
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Ev at my game and Cam holding my hand
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Right before the hair caught on fire.

Desert Botanical Garden

On Monday I had the day off from work and Everly had the day off from school (Columbus Day) so we spent the morning at the Desert Botanical ...