Life By The Pool. . .it's just BETTER!

Jun 23, 2016

Weekend Recap

Can you guess which towel is mine?
We had a really busy and fun weekend.  We kept Mr. W on Friday night so he wouldn't have to get up early on Saturday morning to go pick up Sweet P at Bela Karolyi's Camp in Huntsville.  I was supposed to ride with them to pick her up until I found out it was recommended we get there at 8 a.m. even though the doors weren't going to open until 11 a.m.  I didn't want to wait outside in the sweltering heat so I offered to keep Mr. W.  I don't know about you but I sweat profusely and it's not pretty.  One thing I am not a fan of is doing my makeup and hair just to go outside and melt.  Trust me, it's not pretty!

When they arrived at Karolyi's Camp, Tiffani and Justin were floored to see Bela Karolyi driving the mule around with the girls luggage.

This sweet girl loves gymnastics and had a great time at camp.  Especially getting to meet Bela himself.  There is talk of maybe having another camp next year so she is already asking to go.  :)

Brooke had taken Mr. W for a playdate with one of her friend's daughter, Olivia.  Olivia is two and Mr. W is three.  This was the first time they met.  Aren't they adorable?

I mean what kid doesn't love bubbles?  #lovebubbles

When they were finished, Brooke brought him over for the night.  Mr. W and I swam in the pool.

He had his favorite popsicle.  #lovemickeymousepopsicles  #lovehawaiianpunch

He makes sure he doesn't miss a drip.  He still hasn't mastered drinking the juice in the bottom.  Can you see it on his nose?  He always gets it on his nose.

I can't say this enough...if you want to be a rock star parent or grandparent get the Mickey Mouse popsicle holders.  You won't regret it.

We went inside and Brooke made him some popcorn while I ate dinner.  (Brooke is an awesome aunt.)  He wanted to watch the movie Lion King.  #lovelionking

I kept asking him if he was ready to go to bed and he said no.  Finally, he looked over at me, smiled, and said "I need to go to bed".  Just like that!  I tucked him in bed and told him I was going to wash my face and I'd be right back.  He was passed out in less than five minutes and face planted in the pillow. He was so tired.

On Saturday, he was following me around in the kitchen.  He looked up at me and said "maw maw, you are my best friend".  Yes, I totally melted and told him he was my best friend.  The hubs heard him from his office and smiled.

We all went out to eat on Saturday evening to celebrate Father's Day and so Sweet P could recap her experience at being away at camp for the first time.  She had so much to say and show us.

On Sunday the hubs and I had a much needed quiet day at home.   We grilled and hung around the pool.  It was awesome.  

Keeping it real...can you believe all the weeds?  Ha ha!  If you remember I was pulling them and came down with poison ivy.  I never made it to the left side of the fire pit.  They are all gone now.

Okay, have you guessed which towel is mine? If you guess Mickey Mouse you are right!!!  #lovemickeymouse

Hope you are having a good week....



Jun 22, 2016

A Sweet Boy and His Grandpa

A week ago this past weekend Mr. W and Ms. A were staying with us while Sweet P and her parents went to her gymnastics awards night.  His mom came to pick them up and was saying how she needed to go pick up dog food near our home.  I suggested that she go by herself as she could get in and out so much faster by herself.  So she did.  Mr. W never cries when he is left but he did this day.  So his Paw Paw tried to distract him.  I'm so happy I had my camera near by to capture what they were doing.

Mr. W had a little flashlight and they were shining it up under a lizard on one of the plant leaves.

I captured this shot after they were finished watching the lizard.

I love the way there is just enough light to capture their outlines.


Mr. W must have gotten bored by this time and decided to checkout the flashlight shining on the carpet.

The distraction worked and he was no longer upset.  Great job Paw Paw.

Hope you are having a great week...



Jun 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day Dad

Happy Father's Day Dad!!!  I miss  you so much.
I know you are much happier in heaven with all of your brothers and sisters, cooking up a storm and dancing the night away.

Love and miss you!!!



Jun 17, 2016

Every Day Real Life Dining Rooms

Today I am linking up with Kelly's Korner.  She is hosting Every Day Real Life Dining Rooms.  It is so much fun to peek inside of different homes to see how everyone decorates their dining space.

We did away with our official dining room many years ago because we rarely used the space for dining, mostly for crafting projects, so we made it into my office

So we "fancied up" the breakfast room and bought a nice table with an additional leaf to seat our family.  The leaf is not in use for everyday life.  We had a ceiling fan but changed it to a chandelier for a fancier look.  ;)

I bought and faux painted a ceiling medallion to go above the chandelier.  I did a post on it here.

The decor on the table changes throughout the seasons.  Right now it is decorated with fruits but I will be decorating it for the 4th of July soon!!!

I love this border.

We randomly came across this pretty fruit picture at a furniture store.

The Our Father prayer in the corner was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Here's a peek at what our table looked like at Christmas.  We can fit 7-8 people comfortably around the table.  Mr. W sits at the Toy Story table in the corner.  We are not formal people so we are very comfortable with this setting.  I know it would not work for everyone.

If you get a chance, stop by Kelly's Korner to see more every day dining rooms.

Take care and have a great weekend!!!



Jun 16, 2016

Our Backyard Movie Theater

Last Saturday afternoon we kept Ms. A and Mr. W while Sweet P went to her gymnastics banquet.  We grilled sliders, turkey patties, sausage and ate outside on the patio.  It was really nice.  The temperature of the water was perfect.

We watched "It Takes Two" and made s'mores.

Mr. W patiently waiting to eat his s'more.

I had more lanterns to put out.  I just forgot to get them before we set up the screen.  :)

We really enjoy watching movies while floating in the pool.

I hadn't seen this movie in a really long time.  It was super cute.

Here's what it looked like after we put everything up and picked up all of the floats.

We had a really good time and are looking forward to the next time!

Hope you are having a good day,