Saturday, March 21, 2015


...Last night, AR and I had a super special Girls' Night, we went to LEGO Kidsfest! We headed downtown early and I was super stoked to find out that parking in the garage attached to America's Center was only $10. Then I got to the 7th level and realized there's no elevator. No worries, AR is a big girl and walked all seven flights on her own... and then her hand was solid black-yuck! We maneuvered our way through the Haunted House Convention and finally made our way to the LEGO Kidsfest. It was a bit like herding cattle at the beginning but if you just keep walking, it connected to the Ed Jones Dome and then it spread out quite a bit. Even though the event was sold out, it didn't really seem that crowded which was really nice.

First stop, AR was obsessed with these bean bag chairs where you could sit an dread LEGO books. Well, until she flipped over in one and totally busted her lip. :-/

Her lip was really big and puffy all night. She even said it hurt throughout the evening but luckily, this morning she said it's all better. Oh and there was blood everywhere-yuck! Guess she just needed to learn the hard way to stop when Mommy tells her.

After those minor issues, we made our way to the main area of LEGO Kidsfest. They had huge piles of LEGOS that you could crawl in and play with.

GAH-is it me or does she look like a total big girl when she sits like that???

Each place we went to, she loved and didn't want to leave. I had to convince her we could always come (but there was so much to do, we never did!). Luckily in this race car area, some dad gave AR hers as they were leaving. She loved racing and saying, "1-2-3-4 GO!"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and pizza! And don't worry, if you drop the pizza, it doesn't break... we found out.


Building a creation...

Ta-da, finished product!!! And if you showed this to a worker, you got a little kit to bring home.

Toward the end, we found the Duplo area. We should have gone there first because those were more her kind of LEGOs. Also, in this area was a Daddy Changing area and a Mommy Nursing/Changing area. Love that they were so family friendly!

"Look, Mom, a cupcake!" So my child!

We snapped the rest of these pics on our way out and AR was starving right now (and you know it's serious because she never says she's hungry). Nanny loves Buzz and Woody but AR wouldn't smile so I said, "Come on, Nanners will want this." My mom HATES being called Nanners so this is AR with a shocked face that I called her that.

Pic with Superman for my 8th grade bestie

My child is obsessed with monkeys so of course we had to get this pic.

It was a great time and then I had to carry her up 7 flights of stairs and I was TIRED!!!

After LEGO Kidsfest, I took her to Fitz's for dinner. After Matt and I had our first appointment with our fertility doctor, we went to Fitz's for lunch. I can still remember that so day so clearly, I was super depressed thinking we'd never be parents but look at my dinner date last night! #Believe

Saturday, March 14, 2015

I Don't Know About You But I'm Feeling 32!!!

...Yesterday I turned the big 3-2. Funny thing, I've been thinking I was 32 since New Year's! After working eleven, very stressful, days in a row, I took the day off and did absolutely nothing and it was glorious! When I was pregnant with AR, Matt made it very clear that birthdays are just like any other day and are not to be made a big deal of. I take that philosophy with our birthdays but of course, not AR's!
The day started with donuts and kisses and some one on one with AR. After breakfast, I dropped her off at the sitter's and came back home.

I spent the rest of the day writing and watching the Real World (nothing like watching twenty-year-olds get wasted to make you feel old). Then we all went to Red Robin for dinner because I had a free burger. AR was so sweet! She just kept telling me "happy birthday" or randomly singing to me and giving me lots of kisses. Both her and Matt gave me birthday cards and an Amazon gift card.

Although we were all stuffed after dinner, we hit up Silky's for an Elvis Pretzely. Then we all climbed in bed together and cuddled up to watch Grey's Anatomy. Of course, Matt and AR spent most of the show giggling and wrestling so not much watching got done and when it did, it consisted of AR asking five hundred questions. "What are they at the hopital?" "Why is she crying?" Why are they laughing?" "How did they hurt their knee?" Oh well, either way, I had a great time with the family!

So now I'm 32 and my birthday is over. As AR told me all day yesterday, "Mommy, today is your birthday. Then Daddy's, then Granddad's, then Sha Sha's then MINE!" So let the birthday party season start!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Frozen on Ice...

...This past Sunday, a co-worker scored us some awesome group seats to Frozen on Ice. We were three rows from the ice!!!

She was so excited and I was just as excited to get out of traffic because it was a nuthouse!!!

Sven was awesome, except his hiney kept getting in the way so we totally missed the Anna and Kristoff kiss :-/

Here's some of the performance...

OMG-she was singing and talking the whole time, well in between her Dippin' Dots!

He's just a bit of a fixer upper, Kristhoff was so cute!

I mean seriously, we were THIS CLOSE!!! And Elsa totally kept reminding me of Itz Linz.

Final Let It Go...

Mind blown-the entire Disney cast!

To top off the day, we went to her favorite "chicken and fries" place for dinner AKA Raising Cane's.

AR really enjoys the Disney on Ice shows but OMG, the parking is crazy and the people are insanity! Parents yelling and cussing at each other, shoving anyone and everyone that it makes me question if it's worth it for next year but then I look back at her smile and yeah, it is.