InstaFriday

I know, it’s been like a bazillion years since I’ve posted an Insta-Friday.  I’ve been a bit tied up with Thanksgiving and… well… kids.  When all else fails, blame your lack of “having it all together” on the kids.  Sounds good to me!
So, without further delay… I’m linking up with Jeannett over at Life Rearranged and post iphone pics to give a little glimpse into the past few weeks.

My little sister Amanda turned 14 last weekend!  I can’t believe how much she’s grown!  What a beautiful young lady she’s becoming.  I thought I’d treat her to some highlights for the first time and a stylish cut.  Not that she needs them, but it was a nice day of pampering at Toni and Guy for her.  She loved it!

Since Mason is now mobile, and we have the Christmas tree up, I put out the pack n play for Mason to play in.  I’m so thankful that he’s taken to it much better than Parker did at his age.  Parker HATED being in there and cried the instant I sat him in there.  Mason is pretty content, as long as it isn’t for too long.  Parker LOVES to join him in there.  He begs me to put him in there with him. It is so cute how they play together in there.  It gives me some much needed peace after mealtime.

I put my baking skills to work to make some mini pumpkin pies for Parker’s Thanksgiving Potluck at school.  They also turned out super yummy!

I also made these pumpkin muffins for the class from this quick and easy recipe I found on pinterest.  They turned out super yummy!

Who knew an indoor playground showroom could be so much fun!?  Parker and Mason had a great time with the playgroup there a few weeks back.

Every Sunday night, we have our “Family Storytime”.  We read to Parker every night before bed, but since Mason goes down so early, he usually doesn’t get to hear a story unless it’s Sunday.  So this is the time where we all pile onto Mama and Daddy’s bed and snuggle up and grab five or six books to read aloud with the four of us. Mason, above is clearly looks right at home here, waiting for the rest of us to join him.

A great gal-pal of mine, Sarah,  turned 21 a few weeks back.  We had so much fun celebrating her. She is the most mature, responsible, and down-to-earth 21 year old I know.  I’m so glad we met! I finally got to cut loose and have a nice girls night! Her brother was able to drive me home, which was nice since I was past my limit.  It’s been way too long!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Von Mar, then you should. That place is AWESOME! And you don’t even have to buy anything for it to be a downright enjoyable experience.  We love to go there with their big shiny Christmas trees, and pianist playing the beautiful Christmas melodies, and the kids section has a wonderful train table!  Parker is in heaven.  They also have this really cool peach drop (that works about 50% of the time), where a peach rides a series of tracks down from a tree into a wash station, and through other fun stations in preparation for a peach pie or jam.  So cute!

We had a great time at Marcie’s house eating traditional “campfire” foods for the night.  Parker loved roasting a marshmallow, and was mesmerized by the fire.  It was so perfect for a cool November evening.

Mason loves his “little people” animals!

Parker having lunch with his buddy Pace and other friends at Monkey Joes… His new most favorite place!  I’m pretty sure Parker is saying “MORE” as well as gesturing the sign since his milk is low.  He has become SO obsessed with milk lately.  When he runs out, he always asks for more, and when meal time is near, he runs over to his chair and immediately yells “MICK, MICK!”.  That kid is determined to get his calcium for healthy bones!

A rare moment where Parker is actually being still on the ottoman for a picture.  When I’m nursing Mason, he’s typically digging through the toy box, or climbing on my legs.  Boys…

Mason was cracking up at me at Chick-fil-A this day.  I love my little bald headed chubba wabba

Mason is SO into unloading the toy baskets and surrounding himself.  Here he is, all barricaded in, and completely content.
How was your week? Share your quirky iphone pics and blog about them!
life rearranged

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