Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Grade Field Trip

This past Tuesday I took the day off from work to volunteer at Everly's school and go on her field trip. I actually volunteered before I even knew what the trip was. I was kind of bummed to find out it was only a trip to our local library but she was still really excited. My sister thankfully watched Aspen that morning since I couldn't bring her along. The library trip was fun. Everly loved having me there since only a few kids had their parents there. She held my hand almost the whole time. At the library they rotated between a few different events and then I picked out a few books for Everly to check out. After the library we headed to a nearby park to eat lunch and let the kids play. It was pretty hot but you know kids don't care about that. By the time we got back to the school I was pooped. That heat killed me so I picked up Aspen, ate lunch and then took a nap! Hey, it was my day off too! So glad I had the flexibility to be able to spend the morning with Everly in her class!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Weekend in Review

Last weekend we had a quick soccer filled couple of days. On Friday night we went to my nephews football game. The girls had fun playing together and watched almost none of the actual game. Saturday morning Everly had a soccer game. She played really well and scored 1 goal that she really had to earn. After her game I went straight out to my soccer game. I played in a 4v4 tournament at Octoberfest in Tempe. It was fun but pretty hot. We started out really well and won our first 4 games and then lost in the quarterfinals. After we lost we headed over to get some beers. It was fun having some German beers and hanging out for a bit. Saturday night Justin took Everly to her first Coyotes NHL game. They got free tickets, free hats, $1 hot dogs and $1 beers so they had a fun night. Aspen and I met my dad at Freddy's for dinner since he was in town. She was funny and kept saying "look at me Grandpa." Sunday morning I got up and knocked out an 11 mile run and then kept it pretty low-key the rest of the day. We went grocery shopping, did some cleaning and homework and watched the Cardinals game. It was a great little weekend!
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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

1st Grade Field Trip

This past Tuesday I took the day off from work to volunteer at Everly's school and go on her field trip. I actually volunteered before I...