Wednesday, July 9, 2014

World Cup Celebration

I'm always looking for a good reason to throw a themed dinner... and what better reason than the USA World Cup game?!

Recently, we had our friends over to cheer on the USA. The following day, the USA won... I like to think partly due to our patriotism the night before :) #USA #ibelieve #fifa #worldcup

USA's littlest fans.

The day of the game... "Go USA!!!" 

Reston Zoo

While this post is about a month (or two) late, this day was too fun not to share! Late spring, Jeannie and I took our little beans to the Reston Zoo. Being the end of spring, all the baby animals had just recently been born. Lucas and Callie had the opportunity to feed pellets to the ostrich, camels and long horn and then later fed bottles of milk to the two week old baby sheep and goats.

What an amazing experience for all of us! Not sure who enjoyed the day more... me or the kiddos :) #northernva #zoobabies #callieandlucas

Monday, July 7, 2014

The chores can wait.

Life is busy, our days go by fast, and Lucas continues to grow like a weed.

I am a huge believer that every now and then, no matter what is going on, it is important to let it go for a short time and enjoy the moment because these days pass by too quickly. Last night we did just that. We had a dishwasher to be unloaded, clothes waiting to be folded, tiny footprints on the wood floor to be mopped, and suitcases to be unpacked. But just for tonight, that could wait.

Our evening consisted of building train tracks and playing firetrucks while rescuing pretend kitties from pretend trees. Daddy and Lucas chased "monsters" throughout the kitchen and Mama sat in a pretend jail with pretend handcuffs thanks to Policeman Lucas. We all sat down to dinner together, which doesn't happen nearly as often as we would like, and finished off our meal with a big bowl of ice cream. It was a simple, yet fabulous, night and everyone went to bed with a smile on their face.

These are the everyday moments worth celebrating. #thechorescanwait