Anniversary & Baking

8 years today.  That's how long Brian and I have been married as of today!  We were married on June 30, 2007.  Our wedding was beautiful, although if we were to do it all over again today I would make several changes to decorations and such.  We had a pretty large wedding party.  Five Bridesmaids, 1 Junior Bridesmaid, Five Ushers, 1 ring bearer and 2 flower girls.  We've gone through a lot in 8 years, but I wouldn't change anything.  Brians not only my husband, but he's my best friend as well.  And we have 2 amazing little girls.  So Happy Anniversary to my hubby!!

Emma has a new favorite movie.  And if any of you have little girls, this movie is a must for them!

Any of the American Girl movies are great, but I think this one was by far the best!  And of course after watching it twice in less than 24 hours, Emma wanted to bake!  So bake she did!

First Em made cookies, and I cringed when she wanted to do everything herself, including putting the cookie sheets in the oven.  But I let her do it, and then this happened....

She burned her arm =(  I felt horrible, but she didn't cry.  It's defiantly going be sore though.

After cookies, she wanted to make a cake.  And a blue cake at that!

She made homemade buttercream frosting which was amazing!

I think she did a really great job baking and decorating her cake!

I can only imagine what she will want to make tonight!  She told me she wants to make up her own we shall see! =) 

Weekend Recap

It's Monday friends!  We had a really great weekend, and this was one I truly didn't want to end.  Saturday morning as soon as Brian got home from work, we packed up and headed to camp.  It's about 1 1/2 hours from home.  

On our way out we saw a lot of wildlife too!  A couple of deer, a turtle, a couple of turkey falcons, and a moose!

Alyx has decided as of recent that she doesn't like the water.  Like, at all.  It makes bath time pure joy let me tell you.  When we were in Florida she LOVED the water.  I have no idea why she's changed her mind, but she has.  So needless to say I was curious how she would do at the lake.  And she did ok, but didn't want to get all the way in.  The extent was getting her feet wet.  But she loved playing in the sand =)

Emma on the other hand...she's a little fish!  She loves the water!

My inlaws bought a couple of kayaks, and can you believe I had never been in one before?!?  Well, Saturday I didn't want to get out of it.  It was sooo much fun!

And even Emma loved going out in the kayak =)

Brian and I plan to go to the next big tent sale at Old Town Canoe and buy our own kayak.  The perks of living in the city where Old Town Canoes are made =)

Gunner loved going out in the kayak with me =)  He's such a good dog!

It was definitely a fun day!  We ended it with a bbq for dinner and then s'mores, and then we headed back into town.  

Yesterday I took Emma to the movies to see Inside Out. Such a good movie!!!  We spent the extra to see it in 3D, and I have to say I was super disappointed in the 3D.  So if you go, don't waste your money on 3D! =)

Happy Monday Friends!!

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Friends!  Today I am linking up with Shay, Mel & Sheaffer with What's Up Wednesday!
I'm pretty sure this is the first Wednesday I have linked up with them! 


So let's start off with, What we're eating this week!

This is a new favorite in our house! If you like chicken and you like have to try this recipe!! 

What I'm reminiscing about this week...
Our Disney trip.  Yes, the one I still haven't blogged about.  Haha  I'm more than ready to go back!!
What I'm loving.
Summer vacation.  Sleeping in.  Yes!  Well, obviously I can't sleep in on days that I'm working but days that I am off I don't have to wake either of the girls up, and it's great!
What We've been Up to...
We've been playing outside a lot!  Brian finally repainted Emma's playset, and Alyx just loves it! 
Emma had her last day of 3rd grade.  I may have cried a little bit!!  It was pajama day the last day!
I sent Emma to school with a beach bag for her teacher.  It was full of lots of funny goodies for her awesome teacher she had this year!
Alyx had her well child check up the other day.  She's growing great and had 4 shots.  She really disliked those!
What I'm excited about...
Day trips this summer.  We plan to do several of them.  We're hoping to get to the ocean a few times and a couple of other places.  Maybe even a Red Sox game!  =)
What' I'm listening to...
Well right now I'm at work so I'm listening to police officers chat in my ear! ha!
What's I'm doing this weekend...
We are going to camp!  And we're definitely looking forward to it!  A nice day of relaxing and some swimming!!
And What else are we are up to....
Emma spent last weekend at my parents house.  She was finally able to go swimming!
Father's Day came a couple of days late this year.  But I think it was worth the wait.
I bought Brian a new Explorer.  He better remember this come next Mother's Day! Hehehe =)
Emma has basketball camp all week this week.  She LOVES it.  And it's been great exercise for her too!
Alyx LOVES to watch Brian mow the lawn and gets SOOO excited when Brian drives by on the mower.
My grandmothers banana bread recipe.  I miss her terribly.  But this reminds me of her.  The one on the left has chocolate chips in it, and it is really yummy!
So there you have it for my What's Up Wednesday!! 

Update =)

Wow!  It's been a crazy long time since I blogged.  So this morning, i'm actually going to sit down and recap a lot of what's been going on around here!  Be prepared for lots of pictures!!

Emma officially has 3 1/2 more days of school left until Summer break!!  She is beyond excited!  But she is also really quite sad, because she has absolutely loved her teacher this year =)

So let's see...what have we been up to?  Well, lots and lots of softball!  

Emma is on a really great team, with some pretty amazing girls.  And they are all really nice girls, and thankfully all got along great!!

We've spent a couple of nights at the park.  Alyx loves it, but hates to swing!  Last year she LOVED to swing!!

Alyx is also enjoys playing "babies" at home.  She loves her bitty baby.  Carries her around everywhere and it always loving on her and feeding her.

Emma participated in Glee Club at school, and she sooo loved it!  The finaly day of Glee they put on a performance for the parents.  They danced and sang to Uptown Funk, and it was really good!

We've been kind of addicted to Mexican food lately.  Well, I have anyway!  And I have a new obsession with guacamole.  People it's bad!  I make it usually like 3 times a week.  

If you want my recipe, here you go: 2 ripe avocados.  1 lime zested and squeezed onto the avocados.  Then I mash it with a potato masher.  I like mine chunkier and not smooth.  1 tomato diced and deseeded.  1 small red onion finely diced.  And a little cilantro finely chopped.  That's it.  Quick and super easy!  But oh so good =)

We also made chiopotle bowls at home one night.  And I think it will be on the menu this week again at home.  They were really good!

We've done lots of snuggling at home, Alyx spent a couple of days at home not feeling well at all.

We even ran into a snowstorm one day!

My Dad and I had dinner one night while I was home at their house.  It was nice to go out just the 2 of us.

Maine lobster rolls and a can of Moxie.  Doesn't get much better!

We went to our towns Memorial Day parade and managed to get a fairly decent picture of the 4 of us =)

Alyx loves the hose.  She thinks it's her personal water bottle.

More evenings of softball!

Alyx's godmother was home from Florida, and we were able to meet her at the airport before her flight home to say goodbye!!

A lot of evenings have been spent outside playing with chalk =)

We were able to score 4 free tickets to Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes!  It was such a great concert!

we took the Emma's with us.  They are both in love with Mr Hunter Hayes ;)

Emma had her very last Softball game the other day for the season.  She enjoyed it so much, and learned a lot as well.  I think Brian, excuse me, Coach Brian, had just as much fun as the kids!  The last day they ended it with a bbq and awards.

She'll be ready for Softball next year!!!

Lastly, yesterday we painted.  And can I just say, What a mess!!  Haha  But they had so much fun.  Alyx LOVES to paint!  When she first got some paint on her, she was really upset.  But she quickly got over that!

Emma painted a flower pot, and both the girls painted a rock.  I was going to put their rocks out on our front porch, but Emma saw our elderly neighbor outside and really wanted to give it to her.  And she loved it, so i'm glad Emma gave it to her =)

So there's an update of what's been going on around here lately.  I'm going to do my best to blog more since Emma will be out of school.  I hope to be doing a lot of fun things with the girls this summer! =)  Happy Monday!!!