Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Horses, Dates and a Playkitchen

Excuse the small vacation I took from our blog!  We've been enjoying time home with our dad/husband :)
Sadly we lost the playoff game on Friday night.  It was definitely bittersweet.  I would have loved to see our team go even further into the playoffs, however it has been SO awesome to have Travis home! 

Saturday morning he stayed home with the kids while I went and accompanied (piano) for middle school choir tryouts.  Once I came home we headed out to a friends' horse stable so that Colt could get his horse fix for the day :)

This picture is a little blurry but it shows two of his new molars.
Poor kid has been so fussy the past week and when I peeked into his mouth I discovered he had four molars coming in at once!  Two on top and two on bottom. 

I was trying to get the kids to look in my direction so I could take a picture.  To get the kids' attention I said, "Look there's a horse behind mommy!"  Turns out I tricked all three of them :)


After Saturday naps we dropped the kids off at Trav's parents and headed out for a celebration date that football is officially over! :)
We went out for Mexican then went to Barnes and Noble for coffee and to look at magazines and books.
It was such a treat to spend time with Trav!!!


Sunday after church we swung by Target to pick up a very special toy that Emma has been talking about for MONTHS!  A play kitchen!  As most of you now know I have been working like a crazy lady decluttering and reorganizing our home.  One of the areas that needed help was their toys.  I felt like we had tons of random toys that were more of a nuisance than fun.  So I thought one main toy would help beat some of that clutter.  And so far so good!  I have been amazed at how much both kids have played with the kitchen since we brought it home on Sunday.  And I have also been amazed at how much I have been able to get done around the house since they've been so occupied with their new toy!  It's been a win-win deal for everyone :)


Can you believe that NEXT WEEK is Thanksgiving?!?
The month of November has flown by it seems. 
I have so much to be thankful for... more on that in the next post or two.

Have a great Tuesday tomorrow! :)


  1. Cute post Ashley! Your date night with your husband sounds absolutely perfect! I am so jealous. I hate that life gets so darn busy between kids, jobs, and the house, that you really do have to carve out time for each other. Good for you for doing just that.

    I love the kids new kitchen too. Super cute. And the shelves with the books are so cute. :)

  2. What a great idea to have a "football is over" celebration date. We do something to celebrate as a family, but we've never gone out as just a couple. Thanks for the inspiration!