Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up...and Wind Down

It was a nice three day weekend for me and the fam. Friday was my Friday off and after I took the kids to school I took in a lot of "me" time. I had a nice leisurely breakfast at Panera where I sat for a long while and Pinned all kinds of stuff...my original plan to was to go get a pedicure after, but instead ended up going on a pamper shopping spree after visiting some great pins about hair and beauty! LOL
Pinterest is dangerous y'all!!
Took a few different stops to find all my loot, but after I got home I spent time playing with all my goodies and trying out different fun hairstyles.

Friday night was family date night. Emma had already been to see Home with her friend, but we went again as a family and she did not mind going again at all! It was such a cute, fun movie, too!
Saturday morning was supposed to be Aaron's first t-ball game; however, b/c of all the rain we've had the games were cancelled...it was also picture day so they went ahead with that. They were all so cute in their little uniforms. I have to say the picture people were so great in keeping them all together and getting the pictures quick before they all wanted to run off! LOL
I can't wait to see how they all come out! I was sad their first game was cancelled, but the next one will be here soon!!
After we left we spent some time in Old Town Spring - mostly just checking out all the shops, but it turned out to be such a nice day we really just enjoyed walking around!
Kids loved the cool toy store that's there...
They would've loved to bring home this cool tent!
"Mom, take our picture" - that's something they don't have to tell me twice!
When we finished with our visit and I had a few new purchases we opted for a snow cone run! One of our favorite spots! She read out the menu for her little brother!
Don't forget to tip!
What's your favorite flavor?
When we were all finished we headed back to the house - Emma had a birthday party Saturday afternoon. Yes, it was a full day Saturday!

These three have been together since Kindergarten...and actually Emma and Carley (the one on the left) were together before that in daycare!

Every Sunday after church we have brunch together and today afterwards on the way home I got incredibly sleepy. Don't know if it's the insomnia I've been fighting for a while now or what, but when we got home I didn't even get my church clothes off before I was laying down on the bed and fast asleep.

I took a nap!!!

I don't remember the last time I did that...and I actually woke up feeling pretty good. Usually after a nap I feel groggy - not today. Guess my body was trying to tell me something. Let's see how well I can sleep tonight after that!

So, remember the crawfish boil we had a few weeks ago...well afterwards we peeled the leftovers we had and into the freezer they went. Tonight we pulled them out and had a great dinner with our friends/neighbors. I made a big pot of gumbo, one family made the etouffe, and the other made the rice and dessert!
It was a great evening with great friends! The kids all had a blast playing and the adults all had a great time visiting and laughing! And I have to add that I was very happy with how my gumbo turned out. I cooked it a little differently this time and was a little worried about how it was going to turn out, but it was delicious!!!

Everything is picked up and put up again now and it's time to chill for a while...The Blind Side is on and I think Michael and I are going to lay up and watch it. I love this movie, but can't help but cry through most of it!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Kubeczka Lawn Service

My two littles helped water Teta's plants tonight while daddy and I took care of mowing for them while they're on vacation.
 Of course, as soon as Aaron got his little hands on the water hose, his sister ended up drenched! Go figure!! See that mischievous look on his face???
Daddy maneuvered the weed-eater while I pushed the mower!
Mom and dad were in Cologne day before yesterday, yesterday it was Heidelberg, today I think they were in Strasburg today. Next stop will be Breisach, Germany before ending up in Basel, Switzerland - from there they will hop a train to Zurich to spend the rest of their vacation with my cousin and his family. Yeah, must admit I'm a little jelly - would have loved to have made this latest trip with them! Another close family friend and his wife are with them up until they get on the train for Zurich!

This was the pic we got from Cologne! 
They're having so much fun - love to see them enjoy life so!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy Easter

We had a nice quiet Easter Sunday in the Kubeczka household today...my parents are out the country on vacation so we didn't get to see them and yesterday we went to Michael's parents' house, so today it was just our family of four. Our babies were up early to see what the Easter Bunny brought for them!
Easter Sunday also means flowers on the cross at our church. This morning we took white roses. They made me think of my Grannie. This is the first Easter she has been gone...she loved Easter. I wish she could have been here with me.

We each put three flowers on the cross this morning going into church. 
And then a picture in front of the cross followed, of course...
The rest of the day we had fun in the backyard, riding our bikes and just being together as a family. I love the bubble that circled Aaron so perfectly! 
and of course pilfering through the Easter baskets for the best candy! :)

I hope you are as rich in your home as we are in ours. I'm so blessed and thank God everyday for the things he has done for me and I thank him every minute for my wonderful babies.

I hope your family had a wonderful Easter!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Celebrating Easter

This afternoon we went over to Michael's parents' house to celebrate Easter with the family.

I made a new dessert for dinner - well, a new twist on an old dessert. Michael loves dirt cake when our neighbor makes it, so I made one for today, but instead of a bucket and pail and worms it had candy grass and bunnies (peeps) and eggs (jelly beans).
I think it went over quite well!
Last peeps standing!

And there were bubbles...lots of bubbles! I love bubbles, always have. I've always wanted to buy a good quality bubble machine to use at parties, but never have. I remember making our own bubbles when we were kids and we would use string to make them - they were gigantic and lasted much better than the bubbles we buy these days. Though, I bought Gazillion Bubbles this time and I have to say, they were pretty awesome! I just think bubbles are fun and they are fun to take pictures of, too!!
The kids had about a dozen Easter Egg hunts while we were there, too. First we hid for the kids - twice! Then the kids decided to hide eggs for the parents. Then the boys hid for the girls. Then the girls hid for the boys. I think Grandpa & Grandma are most probably going to be finding Easter Eggs for about another week or so! LOL - lucky for them we hid plastic and not boiled eggs!!
And because they're pretty awesome kids, they sat down after to evenly divide out their candy!! ;)
Mine are passed out now - too much fun and candy today!! And they're anxious to see what the Easter Bunny will bring them tonight, too. We will have to get up pretty early tomorrow, too - for the Easter Bunny and then to make it to church on time and we have to stop and get flowers for the cross on the way to church, too.

Mommy is pretty exhausted, too. Allergies are still wreaking havoc on me and have wiped me out today.Waiting on some sudaphed to kick in and bring me some relief so maybe I can sleep good tonight. 

Happy Easter from all the Kubeczka Kids!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Good Friday

The long weekend starts and I start it with a sinus infection. I grew up in East Texas, in the Piney Woods...in the middle of all the PINE trees and I never fought allergies. The last few years I've started seriously fighting them. I'm on antibiotics for the second time in a month and have started Allegra - we'll see if that helps any. I've fought migraines since I was 4 and I thought they were bad...a sinus infection is nearly like having the flu.

Aaron had t-ball practice and I snuck in a quick video of him hitting!
He really does have an awesome arm - can't wait to see what happens this season!
He said it was so so so much fun!!!
Today he is rockin the mohawk!
Emma started her holiday weekend Thursday - typically she would hang out with my parents, but they are out of the country right now so she went with me to work. She thought the elevator was a great place to work on her hand stands! LOL
She always puts a smile on my face!! :)

Today he's rocking the mohawk!!
Michael did a lot of yard work this morning and found this little friend in the back yard!
I used to find these tree frogs all the time in the posts on my Grannie's front porch. 

Emma had a movie date this afternoon, so the rest of us did a little shopping - we have an Easter get together tomorrow at Michael's parents' house - and then made a stop for snow cones.
And I got my favorite Easter candy finally - best Easter candy that's out there as far as I can figure! 
I'm told they make them in dark chocolate, too so now I'm on the hunt for those! So if you spot any, send em my way!! 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Slumber Parties & T-Ball

I'm am so posting everything that's been going on out of order...but I guess I can do that, right?

Last weekend Emma had a slumber party - she had three of her BFFs come spend the night. Two of the girls had to get picked up early so I did my best to get them to sleep before midnight - that was not too easy, though as you can imagine! LOL
It's Girls' Night In! Slumber party going down tonight!
And Emma felt that dressing up was certainly called for! :)
Apparently dressing up was the first order of business!!! #SlumberParty
They wanted to make & decorate cookies and I guess that brought out a festive spirit in them b/c Emma made Santa & the Grinch! Ha ha ha!!
Cookie decorating going on - guess it makes them feel like it's Christmas time! LOL Santa & the Grinch!!
Aaron also started T-ball this past week - his team is the Colorado Rockies!
He's so cool!!! ⚾️⚾️⚾️
These boys & girls were so cute!!!! I cant' wait till games start!
Practice 1 was awesome! Aaron kept saying it was "so, so fun!!"
Daddy is pretty excited about this, too - he's helping coach, of course!

Emma is at work with me today - heading into a holiday weekend and she's out of school today. Typically she would be with my parents, but they are out of the country...so she came to work with me instead!

Heading back up to my office she decided she'd rather ride upside down in the elevator! LOL
How else should you ride in an elevator?!?! Working with mommy today!
Well why not, I guess! Ha ha! 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Super-Funday

Talk about a full day...that's been our Sunday. Shoot, that's been our entire weekend! But this post is dedicated to Sunday and great friends!

Our very dear friends moved away years ago so every time we're able to get together is a great & cherished time! This time around I got in touch with everyone and suggested we boil some mud bugs! For those of you outside the Gulf Coast region, that would mean a Crawfish Boil! It wasn't hard at all to persuade anyone so the planning began. We got everything together and I was even up and out the door before 6:30 this morning to go pick up the bugs and back in time to get everyone dressed and out the door to church.

Then after we made it home we set into action to get everything ready.

Michael and the guys were in charge of boiling and, like always, it was phenomenal!

Kim picked hers out before it even made it into the pot! LOL

Then the eatin began...
Geddo & Teta found a nice cool spot in the shade! :)
And it was amazing seeing all these kids reunited...Gus & Maggie grow so much between every visit!
Rex got to come out for a quick visit, too...
Then it was dessert...
Then time for games and water guns and water balloons...
What a fun day! I got my first good sun of the season, too - nice to have some color again. And I think the kids more than wore themselves out, too. It was hard to say goodbye to our dear friends again, but the the day was a blast!! With real friends you always just pick up like they never left! 

And now that it's all cleaned up we inside and watching Wrestlemania...another big event for the Kubeczkas today! The season finale of The Walking Dead is tonight, too (a big event for me) but family time takes precedent to that so I'll watch that on DVR tomorrow night after we get home from gymnastics! The rest of our evening the four of us will be predicting tonight's matches and cheering on our faves in the WWE! 

Tball season also started for my little man yesterday, too. I'll have another post for that, too! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kubeczkas Lately

The Kubeczkas have been busy...here's a quick pictorial view of what's been going on with us!

We aired out the camper and headed to Jellystone to go camping with Yogi and friends for Spring Break. We got rained out this trip and actually even ended up coming home a day early b/c it was so soggy, but we still had a great time. Some of my friends from work were there as well and Emma made some new friends...


This past weekend we celebrated our niece's birthday. I am still in shock that she is already two years old. It just does not seem possible.


I've pulled my needles out again recently, too...making some fun little projects!

Thought my charging cable could use a little dressing!


And I made some hair accessories for Emma, but she was in bed when I finished so I modeled them!


And speaking of hair, today was picture day so we've been practicing our waterfall braid, too. Not to bad - I've only done it a couple times so I hope to improve and find out what works best.


I mentioned the rain, well it's been coming down like crazy for a while now...so we've been very happy to enjoy a little sunshine and nice weather recently. Means we spend all our time outside with friends...riding bikes, playing ball, and of course, eating ice cream!



And yes mommy and daddy indulged - snow cone was perfect!

And just b/c I'm bias and think these two are simply the cat's meow, some poses from Sunday morning before we headed to church.

"Just take one of me mommy!"



You would think wrangling these two, working full time, keeping up with crossfit, and everything else I would sleep so good, but recently I haven't been able to sleep. Needless to say my library is ever growing and I've been flying through the books lately due to my insomnia. Last night I bought some Sleepytime Tea after I left the box (yes, went through HEB sweaty and all) and I think it helped a little. Tonight I really don't think I'm going to have any trouble. I had such a busy day at work today, came home made dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, and I've been just vegging ever since. I'm exhausted. I think if I just shut my eyes in the recliner right now I would be out till morning! Tempting, too!

But I won't - I am going to go lay down now, though. I am not ashamed to say it - it's not even 9:30 and I am exhausted and ready to close my eyes...hopefully all night long, too! G'night!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

It's Rodeo Time in Houston Y'all

And the Kubeczkas made all the rounds today...we spent the day down in Houston and had so much fun! And Aaron made me one proud momma today - he did the mutten bustin today!!! And y'all should have see him! He was grinning from ear to ear!! I was so excited I had to fight back tears of pride and joy - he rode so well. He scored a 93 point ride and there were only two that scored higher than him. Michael was able to get a pretty good video, too. He and Emma found a good spot on the opposite side of the arena since I was back near the shoots with Aaron and had a good view!
And here are a few shots I took from closer in - mostly before he took off! You can see him cheesing in most of them!


Some last minute advice before getting set up...

And off he goes!!!!

What a ride!

See the pride on that face??



Emma braved her own ride today, too - the high flying swings!

Hard to contain the...joy??


After all that excitement and a couple of shared pulled pork baked potatoes it was time for dessert...and daddy found a chocolate chip cookie bigger than their heads.

Then it was off to visit the livestock! This is my favorite part - there is also a lot of shopping that goes on in there...


This big guy really impressed me - he was HUGE!

Aaron liked watching the judging, too.

That shopping I mentioned? Yeah, well the kids were the only ones that walked away with goodies today. They both are outgrowing their boots so we figured it was time for new ones - and some real nice ones, too! The top of Aaron's are a burnt red - they look great!

Emma said the swings were so scary she just had to do it again, so when we left the arenas we had to make another stop at the swings for her!

And they played a few more games. Emma won the first time and came home with a big stuffed donut!


This time we decided to take in the carnival from high overhead, too - this is my favorite ride!

Everyone looks so tiny!


We had a lot of fun, but it's nice to be off my feet now...we did a lot of walking today. Gonna lay back on my pillow and watch a little TV with Michael if I can keep my eyes open.

Y'all don't forget to set your clocks up tonight either or you'll be late for church tomorrow morning!