Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
It's officially FALL!!!
I couldn't be more happy that the calendar says it's fall and that our weather has decided to agree! We enjoyed mid-80's weather all weekend and even got some rain on Saturday. So refreshing!
I've been reading through the Bible over the past year, so each morning I make coffee, get the kids a little snack and drink, then sit down to read and enjoy my coffee. Since I decided to join the Bible study at my church, my mornings have shifted to doing Bible study homework... which takes a lot more time than my reading used to. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit it all in. But it's a Beth Moore study, so it's totally worth the effort!
When I got Lexi dressed Friday morning, I realized that I could finally start using the dresses that have been hanging in her closet for months. When she was crawling everywhere, they just got in her way... but now that she's walking full time (yay!), we can actually get some use out of the 15+ dresses she has! Man, she's a cute kid :)
After we picked Jax up from school, I took the kids out to lunch at InNOut, then we made a quick trip to Target to pick up a few things. Jax was so sweet sharing his milkshake with his sister. He was saying "are you getting some, sis?" and then he looked at me and said "good, Mom, she's getting some". Such a sweet brother!
After naps we just played around the house. Lexi insisted on wearing Jax's backpack. Even with nothing in it, she still kept falling over. It's almost as big as her!
On Saturday I asked Ryan if I could have the day off, and he happily agreed! I picked up my mom and we went and got pedicures and lunch, then did some shopping.
After I dropped her back at home, I got a pumpkin scone (gobble gobble!) and some coffee at Starbucks, then went and got my car washed. It had been over a YEAR since it had been washed or vaccuumed... it desperately needed it! Once that was done, I ran to Michaels to pick up a few things before heading home. I was gone for over 6 hours and it was such a wonderful break from being a mommy! But I sure did miss my little family!
Saturday evening I was SO excited that the weather was cold enough for a hoodie and jammie pants! And I couldn't resist a little snuggle with Mojo bear.
The kids and I ended up skipping church on Sunday morning because Jax had a cough and runny nose all weekend. While Ryan was at church, we made some shrinky dink jewelry and keychains. Jax made a Captain American shield necklace to match his Captain America shield. He was very proud of himself.
We stayed in our jammies all day and just watched movies and football. It was a nice, relaxing day. AND our windows were open all day. You can't beat that!
I posted this recipe on Instagram yesterday (you can follow me @jennahansen). Easy, yummy, and made from scratch pumpkin spice coffee creamer.
How was your weekend???
Friday, September 20, 2013
1. Organic canned goods- green chiles, black beans, garbanzo beans (to make hummus), diced tomatoes, tomato sauce
2. Organic sugars- white cane sugar, brown sugar, powdered cane sugar (these aren't part of our real food rules, but we still use them in moderation)
3. All purpose flour (I sometimes use this in combination with whole wheat for things that need a little more rise to them.... bread, cakes, etc) and white whole wheat flour (which is 100% whole wheat, but less dense)
4. Cheater items ;) - chocolate chips, sprinkles, marshmallows. We keep these on hand for rare occasions... sometimes I just need some s'mores, ok?!
5. Totally skipped number 5 and I'm too lazy to re-do it... moving on...
6. Sauces & vinegars- balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, molasses
7. Organic peanut butter
8. Local, raw honey
9. Organic whole-wheat pasta
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
I was folding laundry in the living room and Lexi kept trying to put my clothes on. I finally helped her into one of my shirts. She was pretty darn happy.
Little moments like these make my heart explode.
I have always dreamed of having a baby girl, and she is my dream come true!
Jax wanted in on the fun, so he put on one of my shirts too.
These two (and their daddy) are my whole world!
After the movies, we headed home and spent the afternoon playing, relaxing, and watching the Giants beat the Dodgers. Woohoo!
Jax wanted to do some worksheets, so I printed these from Pinterest. He knows all his numbers, but we are working on writing letter and spelling. So after he matched the letters, I had him take them back off and practice writing each letter.
And while Jax was being studious, this little girl was being WILD! She is so much more crazy, opinionated, and stubborn than her brother ever was at her age. We are in for it when she gets older! Ha!
Yesterday evening, we had friends bring over some pizza and we watched the Niners get slaughtered by the Seahawks. Such a disappointing game!!
How was your weekend???
Friday, September 13, 2013
I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend, sweet friends!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
The boys actually went to sleep pretty easily, which was a huge surprise.... so when his mom came to pick him up, she ended up staying for awhile and we indulged in a pomegranate margarita. Or three. Oops.
We had a lazy morning on Saturday, then went to the park for a picnic lunch, then headed to my parents house to swim... Because it's still over 100* here every single day. GROSS.
Yesterday we had church in the morning, then Ryan had a meeting to go to, so my parents and I ran to the store to get some groceries
then ordered pizza and headed back to their house for lunch and some delicious homemade strawberry ice cream that my dad made.
Last night we had some of our best friends over for BBQ and football! WOOHOO football season!!!
Remember that fun thing I mentioned above? Well here it is...