Monday, June 6, 2016

What we did this weekend {June}

Hey y'all!  It's been a while since I updated the blog here.  There's been so much going on here lately!  I just had to let the blog go for a while.  But that means there is a whole lot of catching up to do which means a lot of blog posts! 

So my plan is to share what we did this weekend, and then I will back track a bit and share the big things that have happened over the last month or so. 

However, over on my home blog, I plan to give a "Month of May" catch up post, and then I'll be doing some talking about homeschooling since I have much to share about that...especially now that we've graduated our first homeschool graduate!  I will be sharing more than just homeschooling stuff, but that's one thing I will for sure be talking about this week.  So you can jump on over there if you'd like to see a quick catch up type post and some homeschool talk this week.  (And books and summer planning & activities)

But first things first, let me start with our weekend...

The weekend started on Friday for us.  We spent the whole day running errands and making preparations for Emma's party; so when we arrived at home, the kids asked to have a water balloon fight in the backyard.  I would have thought they'd be too tired for that after running errands all day.  I know I was!  But obviously, they weren't.  I wish I had their energy!

Our oldest daughter, Emma, turned 13 at the beginning of last week, and she really wanted a party with her friends.  We did have a friend party, but we kept things very simple.  Our decor was mainly Dollar Tree beach & luau decorations.  I made a strawberry pie which has been a birthday tradition for Emma's birthday for years. 

For our party fun, we had the girls paint some wooden frames from Michaels.   We also took a few pictures of the girls so that they can put them in their newly painted frames.  Then the girls settled in to watch a little of The Princess Bride before their parents picked them up. 

Like I said, it was a super simple (but fun) party; however, I was so busy that I got very few pictures of the decor and activities.  Oops!

We also had a little birthday party for our family on Emma's actual birthday which I will share in a separate post soon.

Since the cold season and snow kept us from exploring much of Colorado these past few months, we've been itching to get out and do some adventuring.  So on Sunday after church, we ate a quick lunch, packed up snacks & sandwiches for our supper, and headed out to the mountains!

I plan to share more about that trip in a different post, but look at a few of these pictures from our trip into the Rocky Mountains.

 I'll write more about that trip soon.  We explored some very neat things on our trip, and we encountered a lot of Colorado wildlife. This morning, the kids are still talking about the funny little chipmunk we saw.  (However, there are no pictures because that little critter was FAST!)

I hope your weekend was great and your Monday is off to a great start!  I'll see you tomorrow as I share more of what we've been up to lately. 

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