Life With Cason AND Molly

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's Been A "Pinteresting" Summer!

It has been a GREAT summer! We didn't go on any vacations this year but we did have a lot of fun. I don't know how I would have survived without Pinterest! It has changed my life, seriously! I found a ton of activities for the kids to do and I don't think I repeated anything for dinner ALL summer long. Pinterest makes me a better mom, a better wife (lot's of ideas on how to encourage and pray for your husband), a better cook, and a better teacher! My quote of the summer has been, "I found this on pinterest...". Here are a few pictures of the things I found for the kids. I also made a bunch of toddler busy bags for Cason but didn't take a picture them.

I made Cason a road out of painters tape. It even had a parking garage!

Molly had fun too!

I dyed some rice different colors. The kids played with this several times over the summer. The rice got everywhere but it was worth it. Nothing a little vacuuming can't fix!

These pictures are just some other things Cason and Molly did this summer.

We didn't go on a vacation but we DID buy the kids a swing set off of Craigs List. I will NEVER do that again because it was a beating but we do have a pretty funny story....After nearly a week of looking for a swing set and bidding on at least 7 we finally found something that might work and we decided to go look at it. The people gave us their address and later that day the kids and I picked up Toby to go have a look. I have to go on record saying that the kids and I had been swimming that morning and then they played in the dirt at my parents house all afternoon. We were filthy! I had gross pool hair, no make-up and Target workout clothes on. (That's how I roll most summer days!) We turned into these peoples neighborhood and there were mansions. MANSIONS PEOPLE!! I started panicking and searching for my make-up when we pulled up to a beautiful 2 million dollar house (we looked it up afterwards :)). The nice people took us through their house and into the backyard to see the swing set. The kids played on it for a while and we decided to buy it. As we were going back through the house I looked down and saw that Cason had mud on his shoes and he was walking on their white carpet!! I was mortified. Regardless of all that fun we got the kids a nice swing set for a fraction of the original cost!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

First Trip to Hawiian Falls

Toby and I took the kids to Hawaiian falls this Saturday. We got there about 10 and only stayed until 12:30 ish. It was perfect and the kids had SOO much fun. Cason did ride some of the little kid slides but I had to literally push him to get him to go! I am looking forward to more Hawaiian Falls trips next summer!

Summer Trip to Lubbock

A couple of weeks ago we went to Lubbock to see Toby's family. Everyone had a great time. It was good to get away for a little bit and the weather was awesome! The temperature was the same as here but the dry air made it feel so much more bearable. I always forget that about Lubbock. As you can see in the pictures, the kids played outside a lot. It was nice to be able to go out in the middle of the afternoon!