Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday Favorites - Too Much Fun Edition

Happy Friday!!!  We have been having WAY too much fun this week, which will be evidenced by an exorbitant number of photos in this post.  Brace yourself.

First up, one of my very FAVORITE Etsy shops, The Fierce Chipmunk, sent Griffin a few hair pretties and I snapped a bunch of pictures of her in the hopes of getting something good.

This little tieback is PRECIOUS and the detail and colors are amazing!


I absolutely ADORE this picture in black and white and have added it to a file on my desktop of pictures to have printed for the frames in her room for when I decide to change them out.



Her FAVORITE game??? Peek-A-Boo!




Can you even believe this flower crown???  How on EARTH is this handmade?!?!?! 
Sidenote: lashes :)

Behind the scenes of our little photoshoot?  A pantless assistant holding a bubble carriage :)



Next up is this picture that Sheaffer posted on Monday.  One of my FAVORITE girls!!!
And Holy accessories, Batman!!!


The pool officially opened on Monday and my kids were chomping at the bit to get in the water.  Luke thinks he OWNS the water, despite not being the strongest swimmer right now, so I called up my FAVORITE extra set of hands (and eyes!) to join us.  I try my hardest not to be a worrier, but the pool with three kids freaks me out.... too many little people to watch and not enough eyes to do so.

I feel like Anna Grace needs her own sidebar here on the blog :)  And it was extra fun because she brought along her boyfriend Zak.  (I can hear the collective "awwwwwwwwwwww" through the Internets) 


My boys ATE UP having a "big boy" there to play with and Zak earned even more brownie points by building an awesome noodle raft.  #stepupyourgameannagrace #newfavoriteperson  hehehe


The dimple says it all.


I mean.  How blessed am I to have AMAZING teenagers who love my kids?!?!  


When Anna Grace is around Griffin wants absolutely nothing to do with me.  :)


Just in case he hadn't claimed his FAVORITE person status already, Zak proceeded to craft a noodle flotation suit.




We ended the pool day with some Doritos and strawberries and tears from Mason on the way home about Zak and Anna Grace not coming over to play. ;)  

With Griffin's room wrapped up I did a little "refreshing" in our office.  I can't wait to show you how it turned out.  I say this every time, but I think it's my new FAVORITE room :)


These two are each other's FAVORITES


I mentioned my new FAVORITE super easy t-shirt dress last week and I wore it yesterday (in solid instead of the stripes) with my monogrammed chucks and Texas hat.  We were running errands and I was cool and comfy.


I'm not sure what my FAVORITE part of going to the pool is... the swim attire...


... or the naps after ;)  Just kidding.  It's the naps.



While the boys checked out their FAVORITE toys at WalMart, Griffin bossed around the minions.


   One of my FAVORITE meals from the week?  Chicken tortilla soup.  Amen.


  And one of my FAVORITE moments?  Watching G catch bubbles while wearing a bubble. LOVE.



And watching these crazies do their FAVORITE thing, play chase.  By the end I don't think they know who is chasing who.


On Tuesday we checked out The Coop in Frisco, which is now one of our very FAVORITE places!


If you're not local and/or not familiar with the concept, it's this awesome open concept play space with a giant ball pit, light-up dance floor, bounce house and play area.


It is ridiculously clean (like.... we played for over two hours and their feet were still clean.  Which if you have kids you know is a big deal. hahaha)



The lobby area is super cute and modern with a snack area and coloring table.



Plasma cars for all! :)

 






 We had no fun at all, can't you tell??? :)






Parents are encouraged to hop in the balls with their kids, and I'm not above some silly fun with my kids :)


This girl has ZERO fear.  NONE!



Resting up.


  

  

Before we left we took some time to color.

All three of my kids had a blast and we will most definitely be back.  


 I had packed them a lunch so we ate that in the car (classy!) and then made one last pit stop at Dimples cupcakes.



They were wiped out by the time our morning/afternoon was over and I had to crank down the AC and blast some Uptown Funk to keep everyone awake on the ride home.


Last up, someone super sweet tagged me on Instagram on a post of a shirt that they thought I needed for Griffin.  By the time I got to the site to order the only size left was 4T, so I grabbed it in the hopes that it ran really small and that Griffin could wear it as a tank dress with a denim jacket.  It arrived yesterday and it definitely didn't run small, so Mason wore it as a "muscle shirt" and this happened...




I can't stop smiling :) 


Hey girl, Happy Friday.

   
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45 comments:

  1. So much happy in this post I love it! That noodle float is a masterpiece. AnnaGrace better watch out is right. Lol. Happy weekend sweet girlie!

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    1. Right??? He's going to give her a run for her money :)

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  2. I love all the photos on your blog! What a fun week you and your kids have had!

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  3. Your babies are precious. My daughter is a teen now and I sure miss those days. Thanks for the link up! Susan

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    1. Thank you, Susan!!! When they're up and in my bed at 6:30 a.m. I dream of the days they're teenagers :) hahaha

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  4. My kiddos need to go check out the Coop too! See you later this morning girl :).

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  5. Excited about seeing you and your people today at the pool!!!

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  6. Hi! My first link up with you and I so LOVE your post full of happy smiling faces! With every picture of the ball pit in orange, yellow and white I kept thinking ohhhh how cute would that be for Halloween pictures (they reminded me of round candy corn - HA!) I can't wait to go back and read some of your previous posts now! Happy Friday from SC!

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    1. They totally look like candy corn! We may have to hit them up again around Halloween :) Thank you so much for your sweet words and for linking up!

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  7. Aw, you have had a great week!! Yay for summer, and GG playing in the bubbles is so precious!! Love!!

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    1. I knew you'd appreciate the bubbles in a bubble pics :)

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  8. The Coop looks like an awesome place! My second thought after thinking about how fun it looked was...I wonder how clean it is. Those ball pits...so that is great that it's so clean. I love the snacking area too. It looks like a place I would love to hang out!

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    1. It really was great - and I was skeptical about their claims of cleanliness, but so impressed!

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  9. When I was a senior in high school I used to take my boyfriend with me to babysit and we had the best time. I think that's darling plus your kids have extra playmates!!! Plus also...The Coop looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! Happy weekend : )

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    1. Dave and I used to babysit together in high school as well :)

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  10. Yeah the shirt came! One day she will be able to wear it lol. Super cute pictures of everyone.

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    1. Thanks again for tagging me in the IG post!!! :)

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  11. Ok, this settles it, I am definitely bringing my 3 grandsons and moving in with you! : ) All of this looks so stinkin fun! Of course I know it will be a tight squeeze but I will sleep with Griffin Joy. LOL And the collective AWWWWWW started right here with me, just too adorable that girl is (and her bf isn't shabby either!) Glad you are having so much fun, relish it Andrea and keep those precious pictures coming! XOXOXO

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  12. Looks like summer vacation got started off right! What a fun week:)

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  13. Please post your recipe for the Chicken Tortilla soup. It looks AMAZING!!!

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    1. Step 1) Have the chefs at the country club where your husband works make chicken tortilla soup
      Step 2) Add avocado and shredded cheese
      Step 3) Pig out ;)

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  14. Seriously! What a fun way to kick off summer! Mason in the Hey Girl shirt is the most adorable thing EVER. Seriously..I am dying. The Coop looks like way too much fun! We need something like that around here! Isn't it wonderful to have teenagers want to hang out with your kiddos. It makes life so much easier. We took our favorite on vacation with us last year so Jake and I could get a few date nights in and it was the best thing ever.

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Yes! I love that my kids have awesome teenagers to look up to! And the extra sets of hands and eyes are priceless!

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  15. I think I saw The Coop on Shark Tank last year. It looks awesome! Also LOLOL at Mason's shirt! That is so hilarious!

    Jill

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    1. How fun is that?!?! I'm off to google it :)

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  16. such a fun week! It's great to see that Anna Grace still spends time with your kids, I had to search for her in your blog. She seems like such a wonderful young lady.

    Nap time is the best time, they clearly had a lot of fun. I love that play house, I wish I could play there, ha

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  17. The Coop looks really awesome! And, YAY for summer!!!! We are in the home stretch....5 more days!!!

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  18. I need to borrow someone's children so I can go play in a ball pit...I LOVED those when I was little! That Ryan Gosling shirt is perfect.

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  19. Andrea!!! You are my new favorite person...how in the world did I not know about this place (Coop)??? I cannot wait to check it out. I hope it's not crazy busy in the summer.

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  20. Griffin is seriously the cutest thing ever! I love the way you dress her. Adorable!

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  21. PLEEEAAASSSSE post your Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe! It looks so yummy! :0)

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