Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pregnancy Updates::: Weeks 24-32

As you can see below, I haven't been the best at taking weekly pictures. Overall though, I feel like you can see the belly progression and since it's my 3rd kiddo, I'm pretty proud that I've done it at all ;)

I'm 35 (almost 36!) weeks now and we are counting down the days until this sweet boy makes his appearance!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lexi turns 2!

Lexi turned two on July 4th and we a red, white, and blue Minnie Mouse party!

It was a pretty small affair, but she had fun and that's what really matters!

I made her this birthday dress and was super happy with how it turned out! 
She looked adorable!

I had bought this swim suit on clearance last year and was tucking it away for this summer. I was so excited to be able to put her in it!

Horrible lighting for this picture, but I love seeing how our family has grown over the years. 
We can't wait to add baby Ryker in just a few weeks!

A few party details :)

I made homemade strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting, and chocolate cupcakes with root beer frosting. Both turned out yummy and the birthday girl scarfed them down! Well, mostly the frosting... which seems to be typical for my kiddos. 

 She LOVED opening presents and was so thrilled about all the princess and dress up stuff she got. She may like to play with Jax's trucks and Ninja Turtle stuff, but she is truly a girly girl!

My sweet girl gets fireworks every year for her birthday and this year was so much fun. We pooled money with our neighbors and did a big fireworks show on our street. Everyone was outside playing and watching, and it was so much fun. We are so blessed to have a wonderful neighborhood and neighbors!

Happy 2nd birthday, Lexi Nicole. 

We love you so much!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jax turns 5!

If you haven't noticed, I haven't been blogging much ;) I don't have the time or energy to focus on it, so I'm basically just using it as a way to keep track of important events in our family. If you're reading this, thanks for sticking around!

Jax turned 5 on June 3rd, and we had a small cake and ice cream party with family and a few friends. Jax is obsessed with Ninja Turtles so all the plates, cups, etc were Ninja Turtles as were almost all of his gifts. We didn't do a big thing because we had something bigger already planned! 

For his big birthday present, we took him (without Lexi!) to Disneyland! My parents did the same thing with my brother and I when we each turned 5 and we plan on continuing the tradition with all of our kiddos. 

We went with our buddies that also turned 5 in June... and we had SO much fun! When we first got there, we checked into our hotel then headed to Downtown Disney. We went to the Lego store, which Jax was just as excited about as actual Disneyland, and then headed to Rainforest Cafe for a special birthday dinner. 

The next day we went to California Adventure. We went straight to Cars Land since that gets so busy, so fast. I couldn't ride some of the rides, but used that time to relax a bit. 

The boys all had tons of fun. 

We spent the whole day wandering around, riding rides, having snacks and treats, then had a birthday dinner at Ariel's Grotto. 

After dinner we rode a few more things, then headed over to watch World of Color. By this point, everyone was exhausted and Jax just kept asking to go back to the hotel. We've seen World of Color and few times and won't be hanging around to see it again any time soon. It's just too late after such a long day!

The next day we went to Disneyland. 

We rode a few rides then headed to Jedi Training. Jax has reentry starting loving Star Wars so he was super excited about this. He learned how to fight, then got to fight Darth Vadar! Afterward, he got a Jedi Training Certificate. He loved the whole thing!

The rest of the day was spent riding more rides and eating more yummy snacks. Jax got to ride the Matterhorn and Thunder Mountain for the first time and he loved both! We were pretty bummed when we found out that Space Mountain was closed for maintenance. He's already talking about riding it the next time we go :)

We had a great day, ate some dinner, then headed back to the hotel to swim and watch the fireworks from our balcony. We weren't about to wait around for fireworks at the park just to have the boys be too tired and want to leave. Heading back to the hotel to watch them there was the perfect solution!

The trip was great and Jax is still talking about it a month later. I loved making memories and having alone time with the boy who made me a mama. It was a great way to celebrate him before his baby brother comes in a few weeks!