Pepper’s First Hike + Our Annual Valentine’s Day Mission

Hey buddies! How are you? I didn’t imply to vanish and miss sharing my typical Issues I’m Loving Friday roundup of favorites on Friday however our web went out and running a blog from my telephone is a multitude when I attempt to rely solely on information/roaming so I took it as an indication to let one fall to the wayside. I missed chatting with you guys on Friday and hope you all had a very good weekend!

Our weekend started on an incredible observe as a result of Ryan arrived again on the town on Friday afternoon! He was gone all final week on a piece journey and we missed him! On the primary evening Ryan was gone, I informed him I felt like I used to be again within the hazy new child days as a result of I used to be up with each single child within the evening at one level. It was a stressed evening for certain however different nights had been smoother and we capped off our final evening with out Ryan with an enormous child sleepover in Mother and Dad’s mattress.

Ryder needed to make Ryan an enormous welcome house banner and mentioned he was going to provide Dad his “largest leaping hug” when he walked via the door. He actually did and we’re all glad he’s again house!

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Saturday morning was a lazy one crammed with indoor soccer, hide-and-go-seek, waffles and melty beads!

Our boys’ Perler Beads obsession goes sturdy and oh my gosh I owe an enormous THANK YOU to Becca for recommending Biggie Beads to us. They’ve been a slam dunk for Rhett and Ryder who can’t do a number of the extra intricate Perler Beads designs on the smaller boards. The Biggie Beads permit them to make melty bead creations with bigger beads utilizing patterns they’ll slip underneath their boards. I can not advocate them sufficient for toddlers!

The boys took their time making some melty bead creations for household and buddies for Valentine’s Day and ultimately we obtained everybody outdoors for a household hike. We took Pepper on her first path hike and she or he was all about it!

Our little hamster within the wilderness!

Regardless of Pepper’s little canine fancy-schmancy (but in addition previous man) look, we predict she has some severe mountain climbing blood in her as a result of she was prancing across the trails like a contented little elf. Ryan and I discuss how a lot we missed having a canine in our lives very often. I don’t assume we even realized how a lot we missed it till Pepper joined our crew. She’s simply the sweetest little fluff ball.

In fact we couldn’t assist however discuss Sadie on our hike on Saturday as properly as a result of mountain climbing won’t ever not remind me of the numerous miles we coated with our loopy woman. Each time individuals say issues to us like, “I’m certain Sadie is so glad up in heaven to see you guys proud of one other canine,” Ryan and I are over right here like, “Yeahhh most likely not.” Sadie is probably going giving Pepper the stink eye from heaven (Sadie very a lot cherished being the solo princess canine of the home), however I’d wish to assume Pepper bounding round everywhere in the trails on Saturday would’ve made Sadie assume, “Nicely, that toddler is likely to be okay in any case.”

Aaand that final paragraph makes me really feel like a complete dog-obsessed nut job, however you guys know that’s how I’m by now. We love our canine an terrible lot over right here.

As soon as we made it again house, we dug into sandwiches for lunch after which Rhett went down for his nap. I needed to do some weblog work and a few organizing round the home and provided to cowl the nap entice whereas Ryan took Chase and Ryder to the trampoline park close to our home. They large children and Ryan picked up pizza on their method house and we spent the remainder of the evening hanging out and watching a brand new animal present for film evening. As soon as the boys had been in mattress, Ryan and I watched one other episode of Break Level earlier than handing over, too.


On Sunday morning, we frolicked at house for a bit and labored on valentines for the boys’ courses and did extra melty beads as a result of their obsession with these issues is actual.

Our large plans for the day took us to Goal for our annual Valentine’s Day mission.

Ryan and I began this custom once we had been relationship and its been so enjoyable incorporating the boys into the enjoyable over the previous few years.

We divided into groups (Ryan and Chase vs. Me, Ryder and Rhett) and tasked the boys with deciding on a small reward for the brother(s) on the alternative workforce inside a $15 per particular person finances. The boys knocked it out of the park and gifted one another a lego equipment (for Chase), a monster truck + small N.E.R.F. gun (for Ryder) and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse collectible figurines + a Scorching Wheels truck (for Rhett). They get so into this mission and appear to actually take pleasure in it yearly which makes Valentine’s Day really feel a bit additional particular for all of us!

The remainder of the afternoon handed by in a flash due to a number of playtime with their new surprises!

Whereas the massive children performed and Rhett napped, Ryan and I additionally went via the home and made notes for our electrician who’s coming by this week. We nonetheless have some lighting fixtures that should be put in and switches that should be swapped round.

We additionally spent some extra time assembling valentines! Chase’s faculty does one thing actually cool for every completely different grade stage in elementary faculty and this 12 months he was tasked with creating acrostic poems for each one among his classmates. We fortunately get a heads’ up about this a strong month prematurely however naturally we nonetheless had some to complete up over the weekend.

Sunday night we obtained all overestimated for the Tremendous Bowl!! And by overestimated I imply nobody in our home passionately cared in regards to the end result a technique or one other and all of us merely rooted for the Eagles as a result of our boys are in love with bald eagles for the time being. We nonetheless tried to make it a bit enjoyable by making an enormous unfold of wings, chips and dip and different gameday fare to dig into when the sport began however you higher imagine I used to be in mattress earlier than the sport was over.

As for the week forward, it appears like a comparatively regular one over right here. Ryan is on the town, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, I’ve a preschool board assembly on the books and a guardian/instructor convention this morning and naturally all the typical child actions and commitments are on the agenda, too. And also you higher imagine I hope to pop in right here and chat with you guys a number of extra occasions this week as properly! Get pleasure from your Monday, my buddies!