Monday, August 10, 2015

Weekend Recap - Dave's Birthday Edition

It's Back To School week for us and we are so excited!  The boys have loved being at ESS (our extended care service) while I've been in meetings, but we're all ready to get in our classrooms.  Tonight is meet the teacher and the boys are excited to meet their teachers and find out who are in their classmates and I'm ready to meet my middle schoolers!  It's such a fun night.

Friday, the boys came to school with me and I had a morning full of meetings.  We spent several hours discussing the importance of curiosity and fostering curiosity in our classrooms... by noon I needed a brain break and that came in the form of some Mexi Dips and chips and Taylor Swift in the Taco Bueno parking lot :)  Because glamorous. 



We kept up the healthy eating kick (insert side eye here) on Friday night with our weekly "Friday Night Pizza Night" tradition.  We don't let a drop of garlic sauce go to waste in our house. 


Saturday morning I was running a bunch of errands and Dave sent me this picture of Griffin...


... this is what happens when Daddy picks your clothes in the morning :)

Meanwhile, while I waited in the crazy lines at the uniform store (hello, tax free weekend!) , I was swooning over the bows, ruffle socks and other girly accessories.  Think of the saddle shoes!!!


After Dave went in to work and everyone was up from their naps, I tried G's new sweatshirt on her and caught these...




 We are so ready for Fall!!!

We did a little pre-dinner watercolors and I always have fun watching her perfect little pencil grip.
 

I've always done art projects with all three of the kids, but Griffin definitely takes the most time and interest in them.  Given her choice of any activity she will almost always choose painting.


 Sunday we did church, lunch and then we all napped in the afternoon.  While we were napping the crock pot was cooking away and that evening my parents came by to eat the BEST pulled pork ever and celebrate Dave's 32nd birthday with us (it was actually Saturday... but he was working. BOO!).  

I've mentioned this before, but we have a couple baskets of goofy dress up hats, and when my parents come over for family dinners we all pick a goofy hat and wear them while we eat.  :)  

It's silly and cheesy and so much fun. hahaha



Dave's FAVORITE dessert is coconut cream pie, and since I don't like coconut (and I'm not super experienced in cream pies) I deferred to the experts and ordered him one from our favorite pie shop.  I didn't taste it, but apparently it fulfilled all of his coconutty birthday expectations. 




We lit Dave's birthday candle about 8 times so everyone could have multiple turns blowing it out :)


Over the weekend Dave and I were talking about our childhood birthday parties and such and we were laughing so hard at these pictures of Dave growing up.  Apparently announcing your birthday in the local paper used to be the thing to do :)


As was the annual "smile with your cake photo" :)





Happy Monday, friends!  Tomorrow I'm sharing the LAST installment of our Colorado trip posts and I think it's the best one yet :)  I hope y'all have a fantastic day!!!

42 comments:

  1. Tab and Dave should have had a joint party! I didn't realize their birthdays were so close. There's always next year!!

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    1. For sure!!! I'm sure they'd pick a fun theme :)

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  2. Happy Birthday, Dave! I hope everyone has a great time meeting their teachers/students. Can you imagine how stinking cute Griffin is going to be in a uniform some day?

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    1. Right?!?! Precious!!! Our school is phasing out the jumpers (they're going to be optional and not required) and I "may" be stashing a few :)

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  3. What fun!! Glad he had such a great birthday party! :)

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  4. Dave seems like an amazing guy!
    Happy birthday, Dave!

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    1. He's WAY amazing!!! I definitely married up :)

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  5. Happy Birthday to your husband! We always did the "smile with your birthday cake" photos but announcing birthdays in the newspaper is new to me. So neat that you have those! Have fun at back to school night;)

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  6. Have a great first week back-to-school!

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  7. Oh, why oh why does Houston not have a Taco Bueno. Seriously it's always my first stop whenever I come back to Plano. Mexi Dip and chips is my true love language.

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    1. That is AWFUL!!! How does Houston not have a BUENO?!?!?!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday Dave!!!!! Such fun memories with everybody putting on hats when your parents come over for dinner!

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    1. Seeing them giggle and laugh at everyone makes the goofiness worth it :)

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  9. I just can't believe it's back to school already! Where on earth did the summer go?

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    1. When you find it let me know! hahaha I'm wondering the same thing!

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  10. Happy belated birthday Dave! Oh, go celebrate the whole month! Love the hat tradition!

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  11. How awful that you don't like coconut :) That snowball pie is the best coconut pie I've ever had!

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    1. I've tried to like it... but I just can't! (unless it's on a Samoa cookie)

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  12. What a fun idea to have hat day and I love the newspaper clippings! Enjoy the first week of school : )

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  13. Sweet memories..I love that you guys wear the hats! The picture in the paper must totally be a small town thing as that was common in my hometown growing up too. Luke is a spitting image of his dad and Griffin of you...Mason must be a perfect little combo!

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    1. I love that you announced bdays in the newspaper too :) I completely agree that Luke looks EXACTLY like Dave!

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  14. Those newspaper clippings are the greatest. Although, that sweatshirt of G's is at the top of my list!

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  15. Great celebrations! Looks like it was so much fun. Also, just classic how your husband dressed your daughter. So funny.

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    1. Right??? The shorts were Luke's old soccer shorts and I have no clue where he even found them :)

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  16. Did Dave go by David when he was a kid? Or is he like my brother Matt? I tease my mom that she only refers to him as Matthew on birthday cakes & in cards.

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    1. All of his family calls him David, but when we met in school he introduced himself as Dave and that's what he went by at school.

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  17. Happy Birthday Dave! I did the picture with the cake thing growing up (and honestly, still do). Haha :) One year I asked for a Mickey Mouse cake. Black icing made for some very interesting pictures!

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  18. such a fun post! Omg the food, yum! I loveeee me some mexican and garlic sauce pizza. Happy Birthday DAVE!

    not a mom

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    1. It wasn't a healthy weekend, but it was a yummy one :)

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  19. Happy Birthday to Dave! Looks like it was a great party.

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  20. Last Saturday was my husband's 32nd birthday too! I'm so jealous of your queso and guacamole! Australia does not do either (at least not well).

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    1. Oh nooooo! I'm not sure how long I could go without good queso and guac!

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  21. Andrea, I made your crockpot pulled pork Monday and we absolutely adored it. It's so easy and so good, an absolute keeper in dinner choices in our house now. Thanks so much for sharing :) happy birthday wishes to your hubs :)

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  22. I'd love to know how and where you store your art supplies! I feel like I have so many and no rhyme or reason to how I store them:(

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