Saturday, July 5, 2014


So last weekend one of my best friends from high school had her bachelorette party around Austin and I was able to go!  I had a lot of fun seeing friends I hadn't seen in forever.  Meanwhile Ben was home being Superman!!!  

First thing they did was go to the zoo. 

And they fed the giraffes for the first time.  We have fed the giraffes millions of times in Abilene, but this was the first time to feed them in Wichita. 

I think they spend most of the morning at the zoo and then he took them to the pool in the afternoon. 

oh and they had a water balloon fight. 
He's a rock star! 

On Saturday I know they went back to the pool and then spent the evening with our amazing church friends! 

They finally caught some fireflies!!!  We have been trying for days to catch one.  They caught a bunch with Daddy and now they want to catch some every night! 

Ben made them sidewalk paint and they had fun painting up the driveway! 

And they played a little baseball, too! 
Then on Sunday they went to church and then went back to the pool for some more fun.  
He kept them so busy and they had soo, soo much fun!  I don't think they were that happy to see me when I got home Sunday evening.  They had so much fun with their Daddy!  
I'm so thankful that they all had such a great time!  I knew they would!  Ben, you are the BEST!!!!  We love you so much!! 

Here are a few pictures from my weekend with the girls! 

I had a blast with Aimee all weekend!!  She is amazing!!  I took lots of random pictures of her throughout the weekend... lol!  I think she would kill me if I posted them all! :) Love you, Aims! 

Aimee posted a nice throw back Thursday from prom one year and we were trying to recreate it!  
Love these girls! 

Me and the bride relaxing in the lake trying not to touch the bottom!  

It was hot that afternoon.  I miss the Texas heat!  Is that weird??

On our way to the boat for our evening cruise. 

Courtney, my friend who lives way up north.  I haven't seen her in years!!  She hasn't changed... still sweet, crazy Courtney! 

Fun on the boat. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hunter's 7th Birthday Party :)

I still can't believe we have a 7 year old?!? 
Where has the time gone??

We celebrated Hunter's birthday a week after his actual birthday at the Great Plains Nature Center here in Wichita.  It was a lot of fun!  He had a blast! 

We'll start with the decorations... I didn't do to much because I had no idea what the room and all would look like.  I really went into this party not knowing much at all.  

One more picture of the cake.  Not my best work.  I was really disappointed with his cake this year... just not my best.  It was camo on the inside, too. 

Once all the kids got there it was time for the nature walk.  Here they are getting ready to go. 

learning about the turkeys...

looking for turtles, fish and baby goslings. 

They each got a hand full of fish food to feed the animals. 

A little off the paved trail.  

Hunter was so excited to see his friends!  We can't thank you all enough for coming and making his party so much fun!!

He was really excited Kinnic was able to come! 

When we got back from the hike they all liked looking at the animals around the room.  I think they were looking at a turtle in this picture. 

Can you tell he was excited to see all his friends??
Next up... cake! 

Singing Happy Birthday! 

Making a wish! 

After cake it was time for presents! 

And then it was time for the snakes! 

Hunter got to wear a snake! 

Here is the short video I tried to take while she was putting the snake on Hunter. 

After the snakes we gave the kids their party favors... Marshmallow guns! :)  And then we walked around the museum.  

Over all I think Hunter had a great party!  It was right up his ally!  He love animals and was not at all afraid of the snakes!  Happy Birthday, Hunter-man!!!!  We love you to the moon and back!