Monday, March 28, 2011

Sarah's "Bachelorette In Boots" Party!!

This past weekend we celebrated Sarah's last few weeks as a single woman! My sister Amy and I have been planning this "bachelorette in boots" themed bachelorette party for weeks and I can't believe its already come and gone! :(
The weekend was SO.MUCH.FUN and makes me even more excited for their wedding coming up at the end of April!

We headed to Manhattan Saturday around noon. Sarah and I rode together and after making a quick stop to look at grey napkins for the reception, grocery store and hobby lobby it was out to my dads to decorate and get ready.

Im beyond thrilled with how the decorations came together. Im SO over the black and pink themed bachelorette parties so we threw in a western, classy yet a little trashy twist on her shin dig :)
It ended being freakin adorable and Im definitely patting myself on the back for having the idea. he he!
Amy made yummy sangria and cupcakes and we had a few munchies since we went out to dinner.

LOVE mason jars!!

the cowboy boot koozies were a HUGE hit... love them!!

a bachelorette party must have...

my daddy's boots made the perfect centerpiece!!

                                             SOOO happy with the way it all came together!

As much as I wanted to suprise Sarah with a limo is was just too expensive :( Since a lot of her girl friends live in different states we didn't have a big enough group to split the cost. Plus I didn't want everyone spending money on gas to come to manhattan, a gift, dinner and drinks AND a limo... so we ruled it out. I REALLY wanted to suprise Sarah with something so I told Amy we should have someone come over and do her hair and make up so she'd look extra special! It ended up being the best suprise and Sarah and no clue, she even cried when she came in to the bathroom and saw Mary setting up... Im sooo happy we tricked her!! :)

Mary is amazing and she did a great job on the hair and make up... she is SUCH a sweet heart and we're so thankful she came over and did us a huge favor... THANK YOU MARY!!

We met the group at La Fiesta for dinner then headed back to dads for presents and pre drinking!

Presents are always fun and she got CUTE stuff...I want to steal it all :) I told sarah I would take care of her something blue for the wedding and I just couldn't keep it a secret any longer so i put it in with her gift. It was a hit... duh :)

How fun are those?!! Love them!

We had to get some group pics before heading out...
the bridesmaids minus Derek's sister Jaime who was under the weather saturday :(

seesters!! love, love, love them!

mom, aunt, cousin, sisters! LOVE Them too! :)

the bunch!

We had to go to willies first for a drink and then headed to the ville! The night went too fast but we had so much fun! We ended the night 2-steppin' at longhorns and dancing to Randy Rogers!
I can't believe its over but it makes us all even more excited for the wedding! April 30th hurry up already!

she got busted after this... ha. the dj was NO fun. :)

classy :)

yay, love my boots!

love you baby sis!!

who needs a limo when you have  a Swagger Wagon...

My favorite part was cleaning up everything ALONE on Sunday because my sisters were on their death beds...I felt fine, just REALLY tired!!
                                        Can you tell she doesn't get out much... ha ha :)
           Sorry for the picture OVERLOAD but there were too many cute ones to narrow it down!!

Loooove you!! Can't wait for your BIG day!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sicky boo

Today I am home from work with my sicky boo Aiden :( The poor little guy has been sick since Saturday night! He was suppose to have a sleep over with my mom that night but after they watched the K-State basketball game, mom thought he felt a little warm. I was out to dinner with some girlfriends and she texted me seeing if I would bring some tylenol. Mike was in Manhattan so I left immediately and headed to the CVS pharmacy by her house and grabbed cough medicine, childrens advil and a thermometer. My mom wanted us to just stay there but when we're sick we just want to be HOME. He had a fever of 101 when I got there and after giving him medicine we headed home. By the time we got there he was a whole new kid... talking, laughing and wanting to play. Since Mike was gone I put him in bed with me and we hit the sack.

Sunday he was good as long as he had medicine in him. As soon as it would wear off he would get really warm again. Then Sunday night he was burning up and we were up from 2am-5am. Mike took the day off to stay with him while I went to work. By this point we are convinced it was his 2 year molars. The fever and runny nose plus he is drooling like crazy and chewing on his fingers. He even complained to my mom that his mouth hurt. BUT he has a horrific cough as well which is not part of teething... so I was confused. He was the same yesterday as Sunday, good as long as medicine was in him. We even took a nice walk and found a new playground, he had a blast. Then at bed time he didn't want to go down and found any and every excuse to come out of his room. He finally went to sleep but was in our bed at midnight then we were up again from 2am to 5am.

This morning I had a meeting at work so I was up early and he was sound asleep in our bed. I finally had to wake him up to get him ready and he would not stop crying. He didn't want to get dressed, he refused to eat, he was warm and his eyes were super droopy. We were pretty much out the door when every instinct I have was telling me to stay. I just HATE calling in to work and I HATE taking him to the doctor for them to tell us nothing! But I knew he needed to be home again and that I needed to stay and take care of him. I didn't listen to my instincts the last time (pink eye) and I wasn't at work 5 min before the school called to have me pick him up, I didn't want that to happen again. He is clearly sick and did not need to be anywhere but home with his mama. So instead we headed out the door to the doctors office. They did a strep test and a flu test and both were negative. I told her how we thought it was his 2 yr molars and she agreed it could be a little of that but it wouldn't cause such a high fever. His fever was 102 when we were at the doctor :( She pretty much had no clue what was wrong but since one of his ears was a little red she called us in a prescription for amoxicillan and sent us on our way. Boo! I just want to know what is wrong! He has been pretty miserable all day. We've been taking it really easy and he's just been napping off and on and watching Thomas the Train. He finally ate a little but not much, but he is drinking plenty of fluids and is def not dehydrated which is good.

Poor little guy!! Im hoping he can get a good nights sleep tonight and be better tomorrow! The doctors office is right by his school and when we drove by it he flipped out! He wanted to go so bad! He misses his little friends. :(

On another {random}subject... Mike's co worker told him about this tom cat app that her 18mo daughter likes. We're always looking for kid apps that can occupy him at a restaurant, grocery store, doctors office waiting room etc. when all else fails. I wouldn't say this app is kid friendly (you can hit the cat and knock it down. how horrible!!) But Aiden talks to the cat and it repeats anything he says. Its so cute listening to him talk to it, and today he was showing the cat something out the car window. It was hilarious, its like his little friend.
He can mess up our phones real quick if we dont watch him so we try to not let him play with them but honesly sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and if its going tokeep him quiet and occupied in certain situations then bring it on!

I've gotten the chance today to go through Aiden's summer clothes. Let's just say he needs a whole new wardrobe. AHH! $$$$$$
I didn't get to go to the little britches sale this year which is where I get 70% of his wardrobe from so im freaking out a bit. I see a shopping spree in our very near future. And maybe cousin Pax has some things he can pass down as well. They grow so fast and clothes are so pricey. But with him being an ornery, messy, clumsy, ALL BOY 2 year old Ill stick to the cheap tee's and cotten shorts that he can mess up at school. I can't resist the polos and plaid shorts though!! :) He IS my little dress up doll ya know...

And summer wouldn't be complete...

Can't wait for the pool!!

Alright, my sicky boo has gotten a second wind and is ready to play a little! The sun is shining so we might need to head out for alittle vitamin D. That always makes you feel better! Plus since he's not eating much and his teeth hurt  the doctor suggested popsicles...perfect to eat outside and not make a sticky mess inside!
 gotta listen to doctor's orders :)