Snippets from My Week

It was quite the week full of excitement and unexpected things. 

On Monday & Tuesday I took a trip to Concannon for my bride who is getting married in 26 days! Monday was a walk-thru with their photogrpher and on Tuesday we had the final meeting with their caterer. I met with her last year at this time and the planning had just flown by K+C's wedding is going to be absolutely beautiful. 

 On Tuesday it was a first for the family Kayden went to the dentist and I have to say I was dreading this appointment but Kayden surprised me and was perfect! He loved it and is looking forward to his next visit. 

Wednesday was a not so fun day for Toasty she had eye surgery and got fixed but you wouldn't be able to tell two days later she was back to her normal playful self. So far she hasn't changed one but after getting the surgery. 

On the same day as Toasty's surgery Greg and I celebrated 11 years of dating. It's crazy how much time has gone by he bought me my favorite flowers {peonies} and made dinner, it was perfect!

Kayden was building robots and rocket-ships all week long and decided to impress me by making this rocket-ship all by himself. I had to ask around to see if Greg or my mom taught him how to make this but none of them did. 

Tonight we are hosting dinner for my sis in love and her husband. Can't wait for Kayden to get to hangout with his auntie and uncle. 

In other news Kayden loves giving eskimo kisses :) 

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That one time Kayden didn't like Disneyland

It has been a week after our Disneyland trip, it will be the last for a while and it was surly one I'll never forget. Okay so Kayden didn't exactly not like Disneyland he was just extremely cautious of the rides we went on. I wanted to go so bad this year, Kayden is now the perfect height to ride the "big boy" rides and but I thought it probably wasn't going to happen this year since our schedules have been jam packed. Where there is a wonderful husband though there is a way! We booked our tickets pack up our bags and headed to the happiest place on earth. I had no plan other than to eat begins and have Kayden ride Splash Mountain. Growing up Splash Mountain was my ride and I remember going on it with my dad and mom all of the time it was always the highlight of the trip. I knew I could get Kayden on it but I didn't expect him to say it was the first ride he wanted to go on for our trip and looking back I wish I would have made him go on everything else before jumping on the log ride.

{us waiting in line for SM}
We got in the park and asked Kayden where to he said "Splash Mountain!" So excited and I was too I kind hid Kayden's view from the ride while we waited in line for a little bit, I knew he would't want to go back on after the ride but I didn't expect him to freak out on every ride after if it involved water.
Imagine a child crying on it's a small world till he realized "oh this isn't going to be the same" Yep that was Kayden. We had a blast and a photo of Kayden's first Splash Mountain journey. I do think he was proud of himself after though since her kept asking "where is that crazy ride I rode on?" "Far away bug!"

The trip though was still successful we went on all of our favorite rides and ones we had never been on before. My favorite party was the Paint the Night Parade which was AMAZING! Truly if you can go to DL and see it you won't regret it, Kayden also loved the parade he was singing the song and even remembered the movie he heard it in.

{Kayden enjoying the Paint the night parade and one of the floats.}



{highlight of the mickey's magic map show Kayden saw Stich!}

{Kayden & daddy following the line onto Cars}
{we were clearly having too much fun}

I'm happy this wasn't our first trip and Kayden remembered A LOT from the two trip before this one.
Besides Kayden & I having a cold or allergies the trip was so much fun and we cant wait to go again in the future. Disneyland is our favorite!

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A Mother's Day Gift Guide {2016}

Ahhh my favorite gift guides. Really though one of my love languages is gift giving and I love making these lists to help those who many not have a clue what to get or where to even start. So this Mother's Day I put together a sweet little guide for the mamas and the grandmas! 

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Baby Boy Bakery Kids We Cook Kit | Fortune Cookies

A couple weeks ago I ordered our first Baby Boy Bakery Kids We Cook Kit & it came just in time for Kayden's spring break so we opened up the box yesterday and made fortune cookies!

I was a little nervous besides cookies that really all Kayden and I have cooked together and by that I mean Kayden ate the cookie dough and I did everything else. ;) Jacqui made cooking together so easy though and she wasn't even there!?! There is a step by step guide and a page with all of the ingredients you'll need for the recipe. Here are some photos of Kayden and I making them.

Kayden LOVED making these and it was so fun seeing him crack an egg open, he does amazing by the way!


The fortune cookies were a little difficult to make only cause you have to make them really thin to get them just right but WOW they were sooo good to eat!

This was our first cook kit from Baby Boy Bakery Kids but I'm assuming every kit is similar and by that I mean filled with lots of thought and love. I could tell Jacqui put a lot of thought into these kits and her joy for cooking with your child really shines. There are only a few days left to snag this same box for $5 dollars! Use Code: FREEWECOOK

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Saying Goodbye

I haven't written about this yet because it just didn't feel right, every time I started to write I was drowning in tears. This post is one I've never thought I'd write for whatever reason I thought she'd always be here.

Our beloved little Frenchie passed away on January 8th around 8:30pm.
I keep searching for an answer to something that doesn't have one.
I keep trying to think of a way to fix this grief but the one thing that can is the one thing I can't have.
I can't believe she is gone...
The only thing that seems to fix my hurting is looking at photos of her.
I've been thinking of every missed opportunity cause now she is gone; a big one was our christmas photos I ran out of time last year and I told Greg in December that in 2016 I wanted a family photo of us including Frenchie... we won't get that opportunity now.

The week before she passed I still feel as though God was prepping us for it, I took a photo of her in font of the Photo Booth I set up, I got rid of some of her old toys she never played with anymore, I never brought her rugs back in from outside and two days before we dressed her in some of her old clothes and Kayden thought it was so funny that Frenchie had clothes. That weekend was was supposed to be fun, Kayden was set to be at my parents since Greg and I planned to go on a double date with my brother and his GF... which was put on hold cause my brother got sick. I had no idea Frenchie was sick but now when I look back I see all of the signs and I'm even more concerned as to what gave her Cancer.

Through all of this hurting, there are so many things about Frenchie I want to remember. She was unlike any other dog I knew, smart, suspicious, protective and of course loving. When we first got her I instantly fell in love with her she bit me and I knew she would be my dog. She was mine and Greg's first baby; she taught us how to love and take care of someone other than ourselves. She was with us through so much; our first apartment, my first car {she loved driving around with us}, when I was pregnant with Kayden, and when we got our first home. She was there through some of the rouaghest times and always by my side when I was sad or wasn't feeling good. She loved Saturday's cause it was green day and she would dash across the second floor of our home when she got home from being at Nanas cause she wanted her boyfriend. She loved wearing her diamonds and I swear knew exactly what we were saying. Greg and I would talk for her all the time and we'd say she doesn't say anything but we always felt like she said so much with the way she looked at us.

She was the best dog, our first dog, our fur baby and I miss her terribly!

photo drawn by Genevieve Etsy Shop

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