Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites Link Up

Today I'm linking up with Momfessionals, one of my favorite blog Mamas, for Friday Favorites :)

Friday is already my favorite because I'm off, which means QT with my babes. If you've followed this blog for a while then you know that my days with my babes aren't always rainbows and sunshine. This morning was a good example of that. I had some errands to run, and getting them ready to head out was anything but easy. With all the whining and crying (mine and theirs), I was this close to ditching the outing, and then the skies cleared and everyone was happy again! I'm glad we got it together, because we got a lot done, and I rewarded them with some Mickey D's. Who doesn't love Mickey D's?

Their Mario Kart toys are on point, because Mario Kart is definitely a favorite!

After a rough morning, it was time for my favorite time of day… Naptime! They both took long naps, so I snuck in a nap myself after a nice long shower (ahh)! After nap, we hung out in Z's room where Lu practiced her Lego and b'ball skills. 

All in all, it was a great Friday, just waiting on hubs to get home so we can dig into one of my favorite Mix and Match Mama/Pearls Handcuffs and Happy Hour recipes and our double chocolate chip bundt!

I NEVER blog on Fridays, but maybe I'll start a new tradition. Happy Friday everybody, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Lot of Nothing

We have been busy and doing nothing all at the same time lately. A lot and nothing have happened. Does that make sense? Probably not, anyway, here are some things lately.

I feel like Z has shot up the past few weeks. He loves to walk around with his shirt off, and he just looks super tall and super skinny to me these days.



Lu has been going potty some. I think she went for the first time about 2 or 3 weeks ago. It is sad that I didn’t document that. She probably goes about once a day, and we have a seat that is kindof “convertible,” so she goes on the big potty in her bathroom. No cleaning little potties this time!

We’ve gotten into a routine of going to the gym on Saturday mornings, we work out while the kids play, then we all go swimming afterwards. It has been so nice, and Z is loving jumping off the side and going under. He still can’t “swim” as in, he can’t pass the swim test, but he is super comfortable in the water and is getting close (I hope).


Lu generally enjoys the baby pool, but last weekend, she stayed in the big pool with her floaties the whole time. She’s come a long way from the beginning of the summer when she refused to wear her floaties or let me touch her in the pool. Not one of her best ideas.



Afterwards, they get snacks, and we all go home tired and ready for lunch and naps!


Lu cracks us up ON THE DAILY! She is constantly talking and says new things so much we can’t even keep up anymore. She’s ALWAYS competing with Z. If he says something, then she chimes right in! The other day, he fell on the playground, and he could barely start telling me the story before she yelled said, “I fall payground, I get a bood-aid (bandaid)!”

She answers and asks questions and still says “What u doing, Baba?” What u doing, Mama?” constantly!

She’s always worried about where Z is and what he’s doing. She loves to say “Zaydooo, are you, Zaydooo?” And, the other day she said “My brudder Zaydo is so funny!” He likes to show her things and she’ll say “Oh, that’s cool!”

Every so often she’ll say “I love you, Zayd,” and he’ll say “I love you, Lujayn” and my heart melts. Why is it so adorable when your kids say eachother’s names? Is it just me?!

Zayd is pretty funny too these days, like the other day Nick was telling him about “brainstorming,” and he said, “so if you have 2 good ideas, then the storm will come?”

He’s pretty good at playing by himself in his room, especially on weekend mornings or during naptime, when he’s not napping. But his favorite thing to do is play Mario Kart. He has spent many an evening on our bed just playing away. Sometimes, we and even Faris join, and sometimes he plays by himself. Lu’s not quite ready for MK, but she has to be in on it, so she watches Max and Ruby on the ipad many times while he’s playing.


Sometimes, he can’t help but stop MK to watch a little of his old favorite with his sister.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July 2014!

Happy Fourth everybody!

After a crazy busy three days at work, I am off! It has been a much needed break from our hectic daily  schedules. We are trying to just take it easy, enjoy family time, and eat eat eat, all while dressed in red, white, and blue. Speaking of, let's recap the red, white, and blue combos from this past week, and remember it's just now the fourth, haha!

We went to Oak Mountain last night for fireworks and the kids had a blast! It took a while for Lu to warm up to them, she was squeezing me so hard and saying they were "sary!" But after a while, she was calling out the colors and saying they were "pitty."

It's been a wonderful long weekend, and hopefully there's a lot more fun to come! 

I am so thankful to be an American and for all those who've fought so that I can be free! 
God Bless America! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review in Pictures

Let’s do another summary post, shall we? Why? Because that’s all I got, that’s why.

We’re doing some fun things as well as some quite boring things. Here’s the recap (mostly of the fun things) in pictures.

Hanging out with cousins


Going swimming




Doing puzzles


Celebrating Baba (by climbing on top of him, going to the park, and watching World Cup)


Going out to eat and to the book store


We’ve painted nails (Dad, if you’re reading this in England, please show this picture to mom!)


And there have been some common themes to emerge

1. Dressing up


2. Sharing food and drink



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What Summer's About!

Summer's in full swing, and we have been very busy!


Hanging out with grandparents

Playing in the sprinklers

Playing video games

Hanging with cousins

Wait, that's not fun? Don't tell them!