Friday, September 30, 2011

Girls Weekend & More fun with Mav

Hello blogland.. well since my last post I went on a girls weekend in Austin with my girlfriends from college. We had an absolute blast!! We had dinners at Manuel's and Z Tejas, got pedis and massages and of course bar hopped on West 6th. We had a great time catching up and hanging out! Ross and Mav hung out at home and watched Aggie football during their boys weekend. It was so hard being away from Mr. Mav, but we both did great!

 All the girls getting pedis :)

Gig 'Em!

This last week was Mav's 4th week of preschool already, and he is a pro! He walks in while telling me "bye" and has a great time with AG and his friends. He is eating his lunch, taking his nap (only 30 min right now) and learning so much! He knows the shape "circle" and the color "blue", and had his first Chapel on Thursday and learned about Zacheous. What a blessing Compass Preschool is... already helping us to form his relationship with Christ at 1 1/2 years! Also this week, we pulled out a gift Blake and Amy Denby gave him, a Little Tikes T-ball set! He is loving it!!! He has picked up on how to hit the ball really fast and has a blast with it! Its finally cooling off, so hopefully we can play outside more with it and not die of heat stroke. (I'm also going to charge his Kawasaki Power Wheels car this weekend!)

My future baseball player!

Other than that, I cannot wait for the month of October and the upcoming holidays! I have ordered Mav an M&M costume and thanks to Mimmy we have cute light-up pumpkins on our front porch (I need to add a little bit more stuff though). This next week I am going to attempt to make a fall wreath, if I'm successful I'll post pics :)  YAY for FALL! :)

Our happy pumpkins!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Grapefest 2011

Well this week came and went very quickly!! Mav had to be picked up from preschool on Thursday at 10:30 because of an upset tummy and I think the time has been in fast forward since then! :) But it has been a fun busy!

We met up with Joe and Mckenzie Comparin at Grapefest 2011 on Thursday evening and we had a blast! We ate some good food, drank some ok wine..(and I spilt a couple as well) and Mav and Mallory danced to music and petted animals in the Kid Zone. The weather was beyond perfect.. cool, breezy.. perfect autumn night!! Mav liked the Kettle Corn and wanted out of the stroller so he could run around. He is getting SO ACTIVE!! He does not like to be confined! But we had a great time and all crashed when we got home!

On Friday we met up with AGB and Leslie and went to a park in Euless and then to Fuzzy's. We have so much fun with them! On Friday afternoon, it started to get really dark while Mav and I were on the school playground and then all of a sudden, it started to rain!!! It has been so long since it actually, really rained here! We ran back to the house and Mav decided to play in the rain! He loved it! And got absolutely soaked! :)

Ross left to go to the A&M Game this morning so Mallory and Mav and I had chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and then did some finger painting :) It was a bit messy, but we got some wonderful artwork out of it!

Now its nap time for Mav and I'm catching up on things at the house. We have had a wonderful weekend so far and can't wait for what next week brings us! We are so very blessed!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blissful Momma

Swiffer SweeperVac Starter Kit

While I was busy Swiffer vacuuming my house, I thought it would be a great idea to add products, recipes, activities, etc that help me out so that I am a blissful momma! So my first product is the Swiffer SweeperVac! OMG! If I actually swept and then vacuumed my house I would first break my back and second it would take me 5 hours. With the SweeperVac I can clean my floors in under 30 minutes! 90% of my house is either tile or hardwood floors and  I have three dogs and of course my toddler. So the vac makes it a breeze to vacuum up dog hair and whatever Mav has decided to throw on the floor :) Who needs a maid? This thing is awesome!!! Now back to cleaning :)

Check out the Swiffer SweeperVac

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pilot Post :)

Alright well here goes nothing! I have finally figured out how to create a blog after many attempts and I have vowed now to blog for at least a year so I can create a scrapbook filled with my family's memories! Now that Maverick started preschool at Compass, I will have a little more time on my hands to chronicle our life's crazy adventures.

Mav sporting his A&M jacket in St. Louis! :)

We just returned from St. Louis visiting my god-sister Megan Janes and her husband, Brandon. They are expecting their baby girl in December! Maverick was great on the plane and an angel while we were there. However, he did pee on Ross on the flight there which was fabulous. He watched Despicable Me and Rio on the flights, played with playdough, stickers, and loved on Brobee. In St. Louis we hung out with Meg and B's neighbors who have a bounce house, Mav loved it! We are totally going to have to get him one for Christmas or something. We went to Eureka Days Carnival where I used the monkey harness on Mav for the first time, worked like a charm! Mav loved the carnival, he got balloons and a new ball and then we make S'mores with the neighbors afterwards. Mav loved their dog Franklin and giggled at him as he chased Mav around the house trying to get his cheese. We had a great time enjoying fall weather there and were sad to leave, especially because we were flying home on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 so we were a little apprehensive to get on a plane. But we can't wait to meet baby Ava!! Now back to reality (and 100 degree weather) here in Texas, third day of Preschool is tomorrow!!