The Everyday Life of Ben, Brooke, Macy, Ava, and Aubrey Wyatt

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

School's Out For Summer!

We made it through another school year. Ava and Macy had a great year in 1st grade and Aubrey had a great time spending her Tuesdays and Thursdays with Mrs. Lulu at her school. Here are some of our end of the year festivities:

Book Character Parade:
They each picked what character they wanted to be. I helped a little with the costumes but they came up with most of it themselves. 
Lilly from Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 

This is Lilly


The Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie






Field Trip to The Heard Museum to learn about animals and their habitats. 





Field Day at school:





1st grade girls loving on Aubrey. 


Lunch with a loved one and book fair:

This is their library at school. The decorations were awesome!


Pajama Day during the last week of school:




Macy got a Solid Gold Award for her "outstanding creative writing" and "always working hard to do her best." 




 End of the year school party:






Aubrey and I celebrating National Donut Day and our last day of being a twosome (at least until the end of August).  


We have been having a lot of fun this summer! Hope to get a picture post up soon of our summertime activities!




Friday, April 24, 2015

Springtime!

Spring is here. It is hard to believe we are in the home stretch for the end of the school year. I feel like I just posted their first day of school pics. We enjoyed a low key spring break this year. Our initial plan was to travel to Arkansas for part of the week, but I started having MAJOR issues with my car the week before Spring break and knew that there was no way my car could make the trip. So we ended up staying here, doing some fun things around town, and spending some time with friends.

They actually CHOSE to dress alike! 

Riding on the train at Cuckoos. 

We ran into our friends, the Hamiltons, at Cuckoos. 

The Hamiltons also have 3 girls. Our two families took up the whole train. Haha!


The second day of Spring Break we went to the Ark which has a huge play structure for running, jumping, and climbing. They also have a toddler area but Aubrey was right in the middle of the big kids. 


The girls love this huge slide and Aubrey doesn't need or really want help on it but they insist on sliding down with her. You can see Ava holding on to Aubrey near the top. 


We met up with some neighborhood friends at the park. Sadly this was the only picture I got that day. Everyone was too busy playing to pose for pictures. 


On Friday we went to a different park with Mrs. Paulina and her kids. Mrs. Paulina was Aubrey's nanny last year when I was working full time.



And the best part.... I got a new ride! It's exactly like my old ride just a newer model and a different color. We looked at other cars but I just decided to go with what I know and love. : )


Gigi and Papa came for a visit in March during their Spring Break. Since it was different than ours, they got to have lunch with Ava and Macy at school. They also took the girls ice skating and to see Cinderella! 






Ben had a work trip to San Diego planned so at the last minute we decided that I would tag along for the weekend! It was an awesome trip. We ate delicious food, went to the beach, and did some hiking in La Jolla. Ben crossed an item off of his bucket list and played golf at Torrey Pines. While he did that I went to the spa and got a massage. It was a pretty amazing weekend! A special thank you to Grammy and Pawpaw for driving down to take care of the kiddos! (I don't know why these pics are blurry, but I tried for a long time to fix it and I can't.)










A couple of weeks ago, Ben ran a half marathon! He decided in January that he needed to do something to motivate himself to exercise. So being the over achiever that he is, he decided on a half marathon. He ran a full marathon about 8 years ago before the girls were born, so I knew that if he set his mind to it he would be able to do it without any trouble. He did great and finished in 2 hours and 3 minutes which is an awesome time! Here are some pics of him running and his biggest cheerleaders. 









3 girls inside a tree! Keeping ourselves entertained while Ben runs!