Friday, August 30, 2013

IPhone Friday

Here are some fun pics from the recent Farmer's Markets, etc...impromptu dance party on the corner...

A ride in the train...

And more dancing!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fun Photo Friday

Here is a fun IPhone dump. 
Had to have the hat on backwards and no shirt...boys!

Very blury but so cute!

This is his 'silly' face...
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

First Day of Preschool!

Today Brady had his first day of Pre-K!  We got the call last week that he got in to the Pre-K program through North Polk Schools and so this means that he will go 2 days per week and every other Friday!  We were so excited for him to have this opportunity.  This way it won't be such a transition going to all day Kindergarten next year all week long.  He was pretty excited/nervous and did a great job!  He got a little upset when it was time for us to go but he had a great day!  He will ride the bus to and from school, which he is SO excited about!  He was able to ride the bus to daycare at the end of the day and he loved it!  Can't believe my baby boy is already in school!!  Here are some pics from his big day!

His first artwork!  I found a cool Ap that has you take pics of their artwork and then it will make it in to a book! So, there won't be tons of papers lying around!  Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Outside Fun!

Even though it's been smokin' hot out lately, we've been trying to get in some outside time after dinner.  

This sunflower started as a little seedling in a plastic cup that Brady 'planted' at's come a long way!  He is adamant that we water it each day! 

Brady FINALLY has become interested in riding his bike and now he can't get enough.  He's doing an awesome job!!

This little stinker doesn't stay still long enough for me to get a picture of him...go, go, go!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Boys will be Boys

Lately Brady has been all about taking his picture or videoing him doing just about everything from wearing a hat to here are a couple of pics from yesterday!  The last picture is a little more accurate depiction of what these two are like!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Time to Play!

Now that Mason is so mobile, he is EVERYWHERE, which is awesome but exhausting!  He is fearless and has been having a blast exploring his playset.  And of course, he's fallen more times than I can count and it must be 2nd child syndrome as we don't go running over to him like we did with Brady...hey, maybe we've relaxed a little??!! :-)  But not to worry, all of his falls have been way low key.  He just gets right back up and keeps at it!  Love his determination!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our Boys

Now that Mason is more mobile and 'plays' more, he and Brady are really enjoying playing together.  Mostly they like to chase each other around and make noises--Mason copies everything Brady does.  It's so fun to see them becoming friends.  Brady definitely torments Mason, pushes him, etc but he is also his biggest protector.  I can't wait to watch their relationship grow!

Big Brother making sure Mason doesn't fall

Brady pretty much only takes showers now but since Mason was taking a bath he wanted to play with him in the water. 
Even though they are a trying two-some, they melt my heart! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

State Fair Fun

On Saturday we loaded up our troops and headed to the State Fair.  The weather was pretty perfect and we were able to see a lot of stuff.  Of course it was packed and navigating with a large stroller is always interesting but we made the most of it and had a lot of fun!
Brady HAD to have his picture taken with this pig sticker

Love those eyes but also love Brady's photo bomb in the background!

The boy's favorite things to see were the animals
My 3 cuties!

Brady representing both UNI and GV!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Just a fun picture

My 2 cuties sitting still for just a second.  They are go, go, go but we wouldn't have it any other way!  

Monday, August 5, 2013

Laid Back Weekend

We had a fun Saturday!  We started the day with a trip downtown to the Farmer's Market.  We went a little later than we usually do and it was getting packed!  And with a double stroller, it was getting chaotic.  We got lots of fruits & veggies, some wine, we tried some yummy foods (some new--like El Salvadorian Pupusas) and some great detox juice from a juice bar.  The boys were definitely ready to go by the time I snapped this picture!  Ha ha!

After the market, we headed out to the mall to run a few errands and the boys played in the mall playground while Andy and I took turns shopping.

Mason is getting way too good with the stairs!  Yikes!  After the mall, we hit up Costco, ate some lunch and made our way home.  We did lots of playing both inside and this cutie pie!!

By the end of the night, I was ready for some yummy wine with fresh yummy!  Love Santa Maria wines!  And in my glass from the winery in Alexandria, MO.  After the kiddos went to bed, we grabbed a drink and headed out to the patio and got caught up with good friends.  It was a great night!
Our Sunday was also very laid back.  I did a bunch of baking/cooking for the boys and for the week.  I made whole wheat waffles, mini egg frittatas, chocolate mint protein bars, and some squash muffins for the boys (they are awesome and they love them).  We then went to the park to play for a while, Andy took Brady fishing, we went on a family walk and did our best to live up a low key weekend as our schedule starts getting crazy this week!  Hope you had a great weekend and be sure to check out Mindy's Fit Life for some upcoming recipes, etc!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fun Days

Enjoying some Cherry Berry!

Movie Time!!  Not sure why he wouldn't keep his eyes open for pics!
A great start to the day--Topped Donuts for our Big Boy!
He sure did get spoiled with some not-so-good-for-you treats!  Good thing this was a special fun day!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Check It Out!!!

Okay, so I've started something I've wanted to do for a while now...a Health/Wellness/Fitness Blog where I can share my health journey and hopefully motivate and educate people along the way.  I decided to do a separate blog as not to interfere with my 'family' blog I have here.  So you'll notice a Tab at the top of this blog labeled 'Mindy's Fit Life' and I'll also probably put a link on the I hope you will check it out!!