Thursday, August 17, 2017

Belle and some goats

Well I've somehow come down with the summer cold/flu.  I have felt awful the last two days so I have gone to bed at 8 Tuesday night and 7 last night.  Thank goodness for Scott who took over for me.  I usually stay up until midnight and that's when I get things done so I'm super behind on life right now.   And I have a few posts I wanted to do so I'm catching up now.  This is from our weekend.  

Hollis went to a party and got to see Belle.  She was thrilled.  Disney world is going to be so fun.  

Hollis and one of her best friends Kampbell.  Two pretty princesses! 

The county fair was going on.  We have never gone to the Benton County fair in my 20 years of living here because it's always in mid August when it's 210 degrees and that does not sound fun.  But it rained and was cool last week and we had nothing going on Saturday so we decided to take the kids.  I didn't know they didn't actually have much going on during the day.  My kids were so sad the rides weren't open.  And Saturday was the last day.  So we are going to have to endure the heat next year and go.  

They did have all the animals open so that was fun.  Pigs and cows and goats are always entertaining to my kids.  

They were having a horse show which we stayed at for approximately 7 min before Will Holden started running all over like crazy and we decided we didn't want to disturb the horses. ha! 

They did have a little petting zoo and they got to pet this sweet little goat. 

Saturday night Scott and I went on a date.  We needed some time alone.  Scott picked the restaurant - which meant big steak.  We went to Doe's.  I posted this on instagram and everyone was impressed with Scott's two orders of potatoes.  Which by the way - he would probably like but we shared this (and had leftovers for Sunday).  The boiled potatoes were mine.  :-) 

We NEVER go to an adult movie anymore.  It's one of my favorite things but we just rarely ever get to go.  We are too busy seeing things like "Despicable me 3".  I honestly never even know any movies that are out.  People talk about them and I just go "hmmmmm".  I can't even watch the Oscars.  We saw "Dunkirk" because it was the only movie I had heard people say was good and we really like war movies.  Well it was an amazing movie but also horrible at the same time.  Horrible as in war is horrible and I have to wonder if I would ever have been as brave as all the men and woman who have fought for us.  It's very sobering to think about.  

Sunday morning was promotion Sunday.  My kid all moved up to new Sunday School classes.  We promoted with Will Holden and will be teaching his class every other month.  All the first graders who moved up to children's ministry are presented Bibles each year.  Hollis was SO proud of this! 

I pray she always treasures and loves God's word.  

And then we spent Sunday getting ready for school to start.  Because Monday we started a new year! More about that later! 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Getting A Little Culture

Friday night I took my girls on a Girls Night Out.  

I wanted us to have a special night before school started.  

I let them pick where we would eat.  They love Flying Fish downtown.  And so do I! They have great fried fish but they also have the best grilled salmon and red beans and rice.  Their fish tacos are my favorite also! 

Then I took them to Crystal Bridges.  Sometimes I can't get over that we live just minutes from such an amazing place.  I haven't taken the girls in a long time.  

They absolutely loved it!!! We had the best time! 

They thought it was fun to look at all the art.  

They got to pose with Rosie! 

One of the exhibits is literally a pile of green candy.  You can eat a piece and they constantly refurbish it.  I don't claim to understand art.  But they liked eating it. ha! 

My favorite thing right now is Chihuly in the Forest.  Scott and I went on a date recently.  I took the girls a little later in the day this time so it would be nearly dark.  They thought it was SOOOOO fun.  

You have to do a lot of walking.  And it was SUPER humid that night.  They were begging for a drink and luckily there is a food truck and tables area at the halfway point.  On Saturday nights they have live music.  We got popsicles and drinks and sat for a while.  Hollis said she felt revived and we kept moving! 

The exhibits were beautiful in the dark!!! 

It felt very much like an enchanted forest! 

The exhibit is up through mid November.  If you haven't been and live close enough - you have to come! We could have spent hours at the museum.  The girls said it was one of their favorite nights.  I love that I get to have the opportunity to expose them to art like this! 

This was my insta story from the night.  If you feel like watching a video! :-)

Monday, August 14, 2017

School Clothes

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included back to school clothes and essentials as compensation. 

So school is about to start and even though it will be hot for a few more months and our summer clothes will work at first , we are in need of fall clothes.  

One place that is really great I have found to shop for kids is Kohl's. They have great brands and great sales.  And then they have Kohl's cash which equals more savings! And that I love.

So Kohl's asked me if I would like to do a little back to school shopping with them and I was excited to see what they had for fall.  

Almost as excited as Will Holden will be about these new Mickey Mouse shirts for fall.  How cute are they????  The Raglan is just $7! 

My favorite part about Kohl's is their shoes.  They have GREAT options.  The kids all needed new tennis shoes.  I let them pick out what they wanted.  

All I really need to say is 

G O L D    C O N V E R S E

If you know me - you know my deep love for gold shoes.  It's a weird obsession.  I had no idea there were gold converse.  But Harper was THRILLED!!!!! She will probably insist on wearing them every day.  

Harper has moved into the "tween" sizes.  It's hard to find cute clothes that look age appropriate.  I found several cute options for her the she really liked.  This dress came with a little cross body purse and a necklace!!! How adorable does she look? She said it felt soft like pajamas! 

Hollis outgrew all her shorts over the summer.  We found her some cute jean shorts to help us get through until cooler months.  And this adorable top was precious on her.  (and on clearance!)

We are excited for fall thanks to Kohl's.  

And here are deals for you!!!!

Kohl’s Friends and Family Sale from August 17th-20th is 20% off with code SAVER.

$10 off $50 kids clothes, 8/4 - 8/20
Promo code: BTS10
Categories: Kid’s Clothes, Junior’s Clothes, Young Men’s Clothes, Footwear, Juniors’ Accessories and Character Backpacks Purchase'

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