hello Monday =)

Hello Monday!  And Happy Halloween!!

The girls are so excited to go out this evening and trick-or-treat!  Tomorrow I will share our adventure doing that and their costumes, but today I am recapping our weekend =)  Link up below!

Friday after I got out of work my mother in law, Alyx and I went out to Chilis for dinner.  Brian and Emma went out to camp with the rest of the family for the night.  So we had a girls night.  We indulged in copious amounts of chips and salsa, and ended the night with a dish of ice cream from sweet frog =)

Saturday morning Alyx and I headed to the farmers market where she got a chocolate chip cookie larger than the size of her head!

It was HUGE!!  And delicious too! 

Did you happen to know that Saturday was National Chocolate Day?  Well I didn't until that afternoon, and we made some homemade hot chocolate.

So so good!

Later in the afternoon Alyx started not feeling the greatest at all.  We snuggled up on the couch with Emma and watched Hocus Pocus =)

The night ended like this...

And Sunday morning started like this...

Thankfully as the day went on, she started feeling a ton better!!  
Yesterday we had her 3rd Birthday Party =)  Her Birthday isn't until this coming Saturday, but it was the only time we were able to do the party.  She had a TON of fun and so enjoyed opening presents.  That will be a post of it's own =)

I hope you all had a great weekend, and have an excellent Halloween!!!

Friday Favorites

Hi Friends =)  Happy Happy Fridayyyy!  I'm linking up as always today with Narci, Andrea and Erika for Friday Favorites!

This week has been filled with swim.  Some more swim, and add in some more swim in there.

I'm so thankful that practice is early enough that we are home at 5:00 and have the rest of the evening to get stuff down around the house.  And Emma is absolute *loving* this new sport =)

One day this week Brian and I took Alyx out to lunch with us.  One of her favorite places is Chilis.  

This girl can't get enough of chips & salsa!  Loves them!

Today is Superhero day at Emma's school.  When I asked her what she wanted to dress up like she asked if a police officer was considered a superhero.  And I told her of course it is!!

I found an old shirt of Brian's and we made it work.  I went to the Dollar Tree and found plastic handcuffs and a badge.  It came out pretty good =)

The leaves are starting to drop off the trees here.  And they were really pretty yesterday when I went out for a walk with Alyx.

I'm soaking it all in because soon it will be snow.

It was red ribbon week at school, and Tuesday was pajama day.  

I wish we had pajama day at work!  Emma said she was super comfy all day at school =)

It's our weekend off from work, and we don't have a ton of plans.  Which is awesome!!  Emma and Brian are going to camp this afternoon for the night and will be back tomorrow at some point.  Alyx and I are planning on having dinner out tonight and then home to watch a movie.  I hope you all haev a great Friday and an awesome weekend!!

I will be back on Monday, and be sure to grab my graphic and linkup!

 Lastly today, Linking up with Karli and Amy =)
 Also linking up with Liz, Christina, Natasha, and Darci =)
 And lastly, linking up with Katie, Tiff, Della and Caitlin =)

What's Up Wednesday

It's Wednesday =)  And it's the last Wednesday of the month which means I am linking up with  Mel, Shaeffer and Shay for What's up Wednesday =)

Well, we've eaten our fair share of pancakes this week.  The girls love just love them, and they are simple to whip up.

Emma just got a powdered sugar shaker from my mom, so having pancakes has been even more fun now ;)

Warmer weather.  There have been far too many of these mornings as of recent.

Frozen windshields.  Where are you summer?!?!

As much as I am missing summer, I am absolutely loving the beauty of fall.  

Lots of swim practices.  Emma has 4 practices a week.  Thankfully they are early and we are home by 5pm which has been awesome!

I can honestly say there isn't anything I am dreading right now! =)

I've really been having fun doing little projects.  I have a couple of things in mind that I want to make, but my favorite thing lately that I made was our welcome sign for our front porch.

I love being able to make old things new again =)

Our upcoming Disney trip next month!!  30 days and counting!!!

As always, all of my beloved Chicago shows.  Fire/PD/Med.  Love all 3!  And my newest obsession...

I have never laughed and cried so much during one show.  It's amazing.  If you haven't seen it.  Watch it.  Drop what you are doing right now and watch.  You won't be disappointed.

As far as reading...

This book.  Oh my goodness.  It's so so good!  I haven't been able to read it as fast as I would like to, but it's really good, and I recommend it!

If we're talking about right this second, that would be the Cubs/Indians 1st World Series game.  I wish my beloved Red Sox were playing though.  

Well, hunting season in Maine has begun.  So that means Brian is off to camp on Friday with Emma for the night and they will be back home on Saturday afternoon sometime.  I am planning a trip to the farmers market early Saturday morning and then just enjoying my day off =)

Alyx turning 3!  I can't believe it.  I really can't believe it at all.  These last 3 years have gone by so incredibly fast.  Time needs to slow down just a bit.

Bonus Question: What is your favorite Halloween memory/picture/tradition?
 Brian really hates when I bring this up, but this is my favorite Halloween picture.

 Emma was Raggedy Ann, and a friend of Brian's actually had the Andy costume =)  He didn't go out in it, but he put it on for some pictures =)  We actually didn't even trick-or-treat that particular year because Emma ended up falling and splitting her lip open.  So we stayed home and passed out candy.  

I hope you all have a great Wednesday, and I will see you back here tomorrow =)

Tuesday Talk

Hello Friends!  Happy Tuesday =)

We've been pretty busy around here lately.  Emma has really taken to the swim team, and is having a blast.  It keeps us really crazy busy though.  She has practice 4 times a week. But she's happy and loves it and I guess that's all that really matters.  I'm sad about everything that went on with basketball, but so so glad that she has found something that she seems to love equally.  Thank you for all your comments the other day about her not playing basketball.  I found when someone is mean and ignorant to my girls, this momma doesn't take it lightly.  I always knew kids could be ignorant to other kids, but I never expected it to come from an adult.  But we're moving on =)

So last night we had swim.  They had previously been practicing at our local YMCA, but now she is practicing at the high school.  And i'm thankful for that because the Y was sooooo hot.  Like as soon as you walked in there you wanted to die. Haha  The high school is much more bearable.

It's so fun watching her swim.  When I grew up we didn't have a pool in our town so there was no swim team.  So to look around at all the kids that are on the swim team and the banners in the pool area of all the swim meets that the schools have won is pretty neat.  =)

I didn't get this post done last night, so I get to add a picture from this morning.  It's Red Ribbon week at Emma's school.  Everyday is a different theme.  Yesterday was wear red.  Today was pajama day.  Emma of course couldn't wait to wear pj's to school!

She wore a nightgown and leggings.  When I dropped her off a bit ago, she said "Are you positive today is pj day?  Because i'm going to be embarrassed if i'm the only one in pajamas!" Ha!  But then we noticed teachers going in with pj's on, so all was good =)

I hope you all have a great Tuesday!  I'm off today and running errands for Alyx's 3rd birthday.  Can you believe it?!  She is going to be 3 in 11 days!  Time goes by all too fast. 

Have a great day!!

Linking up with the ladies of Tuesday Talk

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hello Monday

Happy Monday!  Grab the graphic and link up =)

I wish I had a good weekend recap post for you today, but I don't.  It was my weekend to work, and there wasn't much time for any fun this weekend.  So tomorrow I will be back with a more exciting post ;)

I found these on Pinterest, and they sum up my weekend, so enjoy! =)
Happy Monday =)