Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy HEART Day!!

I love Valentine's Day!! I always have! My mom always made a big deal of all holidays and I loved it...and now I want to do the same thing for my children. Valentine's Day snuck up on me this year, I was NOT prepared! I didn't send out Valentine's to family and friends like I wanted to and I didn't do anything fun and creative for Aiden's Valentine's :( Here are some of the ideas I found last week but just never got around to getting the supplies for them...

There were SOO many cute ideas Im so mad at myself for not doing them... I had friends in town this weekend, plus I had to work and go to my sisters wedding dress fitting and time just slept away. We'll do it real big next year when Aiden's a little older and can help with these crafts! Im already excited!

So today Aiden and I put together some last minute Valentines goodie bags for him to take to his friends at school tomorrow.

We put a couple suckers, smarties, a heart stamp/ink pad toy and a straw in them. I also made a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies and put a couple in each bag as well! {the rest are going with mike to work... lord knows I do NOT need them here!} We had signed up to bring juice for his party so thats why I got the cute heart twisty straws {they totally remind me of my childhood} and the fun cups! We also got Mickey Mouse Valentine cards and Aiden colored inside of them for his friends.  I think the bags turned out pretty cute for last minute effort. ha!

Grandma Linda and grandpa Don sent Aiden a sweet Valentines package that we recieved Friday. Inside was the CUTEST John Deere zip up hoodie and t-shirt. Seriously Adorable.

He was being a little stinker and NOT cooperating for any pics this morning. He wore his new stuff since we were meeting my dad and kelley for lunch! Thanks SO much grandma and grandpa, we LOVE it!!

Linda also whipped up a couple Valentine shirts for Aiden. She is seriously THE BEST and makes him the cutest stuff. Remember last year...

Awww!! Was he NOT the cutest little thing ever??

Here are the shirts she made for this year. Another tie one as well as a dinosaur one which he wore Friday. {The other one is a shirt she made awhile ago, I thought I had taken a pic of the valentines ones alone but i guess not.}

They are all too cute and he is going to look so handsome for his party tommorow :)
Once again, thank you Linda!!

Aiden's going to get a nice little suprise in the morning...

It is the cutest, softest little guy ever! And smells delicious too! I didn't get him any candy because I figured he would have enough at his school party tomorrow. So he's just getting Ollie, a card and a balloon which im sure will be his favorite part.... it could entertain him for days! ha

I've been wanting to venture to the cupcakery up the street from us so it might be a little treat for Aiden and I tomorrow night :)

oooh baby! Omg yum!!

Yes it will just be me and Aiden tomorrow night :( Mike is going on working 20 straight days and is headed back to Topeka tomorrow. Such a bummer but only 7 more days then he'll be working in KC the following week. Friday night was our Valentines celebration with dinner at Bristol and tonight were watching a movie.... but still wish he was going to be with us.

Lucky for me I have 2 valentines so with Mike being gone I still get to spend the special day with the other man in my life... Mr. Aiden, and I couldn't be more excited!

Some papa murphy's pizza is on the menu...

{so romantic}

and we'll be watching our Cats play!! KU of all teams... should be interesting! I still think we have a chance and a win would be a sooo great. Its at Bramlage so hopefully the boys decide to show up and give everyone a Valentines Day Win!

We hope everyone enjoys their special day tomorrow!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Reunited and it feels SO GOOD!

Im bursting with excitement because at this time tomorrow night I will be reunited with ALL these lovely ladies PLUS a few more!! EEEEEK!!

What started out as a little birthday dinner has turned into a night with TONS to celebrate....
1. Erin's Birthday, My birthday, Briana's Birthday!!
2. Erin and Ali's Engagement!!
3. Mandy and Brady's Engagement!!
4. Michelle's nephew!!

How great is all this?!?! I can't stop smiling Im just SOOO excited and happy! :)

{I had so much fun digging up some photos from the good ol' days... these all make me laugh out loud, I cant get over how much we've all changed!!}

All of us girls and our men will be dining at the succulent Bristol Restaurant at the Power and Light District... then out on the town!

There are GOOD times to be had tomorro night!  I can not wait for an an amazing evening with beautiful friends with SO much to celebrate and more memories to make!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

What- A- Weekend!!

This past weekend was just SO much fun! We spent all our time surrounded by family, and there is really nothing better than that!!

Friday night was family time for Mike, me and Aiden... I cooked us dinner, we played with Aiden before bed and then Mike and I watched a movie. I was really shocked we both stayed awake through it the whole thing. Life has been busy and hectic lately and exhausted doesn't  even describe how we feel.

Mike has been working LONG hours this past week... like riduculous hours, like if that were me I'd curl up in a little ball and cry like a baby, hours. :) He even had to work Saturday and Sunday. Boo!! He went in early Saturday morning though and was done by 2 so he could meet us at the Boulevard Brewery!

Yep that's right we went to the Boulevard Brewery and went on a tour of it! SO COOL!!! My cousin Kayla booked it months ago so her and her husband Judson, My sister Sarah and fiance Derek, Mike and I all went!! The tour itself wasnt exactly what I had in mind but it was still neat to learn about the history of Boulevard, and see the amazing building where it all happens. The architects and engineers behind the brewery are absolutely genius. The place is beautiful and I have decided I want my wedding reception there if I ever have one.  ;) how cool would that be?!?!

While we were doing that budda doo was spending the day with Grandpa Don and Uncle Joe! Mike's parents got in town late friday night and since we had the tour planned for awhile, it gave the guys a chance to do manly man things with Aiden (cabelas!) and Alissa and Linda shopped til they dropped then got spoiled at the spa! We all met back at Joe and Alissa's that night for dinner and some wine. I LOVE spending girl time with Alissa and Linda, there is never a dull moment or lull in the convo, we really enjoy eachothers company! EARLY Sunday morning Mike went to work and Aiden and I did some grocery shopping for super bowl nummies! We then met up with Mike's family and all headed to Independence Missouri to check out The Big Biscuit! After watching my brother on Check Please! we HAD to go there :) It was very good, just a little far for me. I fell asleep on the way home! HA.

                                             { Lookin ALL handsome for his day with the boys!}

                                                        {krispy kream coma!}

After saying our goodbyes to Don and Linda, Aiden and I headed home. He laid down for a nap and about that time my mom arrived to help me get ready for the Super Bowl. I could honestly care less about the game... its all about the food, commerials and half time show for me! It did make it more enjoyable this year knowing a former K-Stater was playing... GOOO JORDY!! Sarah and Derek came over as well as Kayla and Judson. {Like I said... fun with family this weekend!!}

Check out our spread:
stuffed jalapenos
sausage cheese dip
spinach dip
buffalo dip
brooke's dip
sub sandwiches
and most importante WINGS!!

I baked wings for the first time and they were seriously the!! When is the next competition in kc... sign me up!! I was beyond pleased with the way they turned out... they were definitely a crowd pleaser!! Maybe one day Ill divulge my secrets... ;)

BYOTV- ba ha ha!

Such a great weekend...LOVE both our families to death, always good times when they are around!!