Monday, September 8, 2014


The past couple of weeks have been busy! With me trying to work from home, take Liam to and from school on Tuesday & Thursdays, get Parker to school & dance, try to fit in hubby time & keep the house has been tiring! So I'm glad the past couple of weekends have been fun!
Two weekends ago Nana flew back to Austin with me to spend the weekend with us. We had so much fun with her here. We went shopping, ate yummy food, played board games and just got to hang out and have a familiar face with us.

This past weekend we were invited to go to Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza. A lot of Kiker famillies were taking their kids for a Back to School night so we decided to join in. Basically, it's a large outside barn with several picnic tables and they cook pizzas in large brick ovens outside. You can get beer & drinks and they play live music. On our way out it started to sprinkle but after being there maybe 5 minutes it POURED and poured and poured the whole time. While Parker didn't care much about getting wet Liam had the best time playing in the rain & splashing in the mud puddles.

Liams new obsession is the large truck (pictured below) filled with little cars and motorcycles. He takes it everywhere and pushes it just like he is in the picture. Parker & I were invited to a little playdate with her friend Maggie & her mom. We went to a place called Phils Icehouse & Amy's icecream, You can get all types of burgers and then ice cream afterwards. They also have a large playground that the kids can play on before, during and after. The girls had a blast. While we were there Maggie showed Parker these My Little Pony Blind Bags. They are like $4 at Target, Wal-Mart, Justice or some other places and you don't know what pony you will get when you buy the bag. It's a surprise and you can collect all of them. So after seeing Maggie's, Parker had to have some for herself. After dinner Parker and I headed to Wal-Mart. We searched for a good hour and then realized they were out (we seriously went through bins and bins - mommy award here). After that it was pretty late but I wanted to have some fun with Parker so I told her we could go to Target. Well we left Target with blind bags + a whole lotta other stuff (typical target trip). Parker was so excited to open her bags but I have to be honest...I was pretty excited too ;) Now, she can't wait to get more but she is using her own money today after school. Mommy also got a little surprise toy this past week. I bought my friend Jenna & I a diamond candle. Every candle has a ring in it that is worth $10, $100, $1000 or $5000. You let the candle burn for 10-15 hours and then you see a little foil package that has a ring inside. If the ring has a 14k engraved then you are supposed to take it to a jewelry store...well neither of ours did but it was so fun waiting for it to burn!