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

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!



Thursday, March 19, 2015

February Fun

February has come and gone but here are some fun things we did:

Valentines Day:




Valentine Parties at School:











Daddy Daughter Dance: 





Snow Days:
The girls missed 3 1/2 days of school for snow in late Febuary/early March. I love snow days! I think it is so fun to play in the snow then come in and drink hot chocolate by the fire. I don't even mind being trapped in the house for a couple of days. I'm kind of a homebody but I think it is nice every once in a while when all of the activities and running around get put on hold and you are forced to stay home. I mean... don't get me wrong.... I'm glad I live in Texas and it only happens every once in a while and it is never for more than two days in a row... but when it happens, it's fun!! 

This was the first "snow" day. There was actually no snow but the roads were covered in sleet and ice. This one actually kept us out of school for two days!



Entertaining themselves by putting on a musical performance of Annie. 

Hanging out in the dog bed. : )

This was the second round. It was just Aubrey, Oliver, and I at home when it started but the girls got to come home and miss a half day of school. 









This was the third and final round. We got about 4 inches! Probably the most snow I've seen since living in Texas. The girls loved it. Macy was determined to build a snowman. I wasn't much help. She was so proud of the little snowman that she made by herself. : )





This is their new favorite way to watch movies in the media room. Homemade stadium seating.

This day it was a musical performance of Frozen. 



The snow was fun while it lasted but now we are ready for Spring!