Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Weekend

After Good Friday we still had lots planned for the remainder of the Easter weekend!

Saturday we got up and headed to church for an Easter egg hunt! Friends were in abundance and so were the eggs...13,000 to be exact! WOW that is a lot of eggs!
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This bunch found their fair share of them, too!
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There was lots to do after the egg hunt, too!
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Had to take time to sit in the shade and take inventory of their loot, too!
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After we finished up the egg hunt, we went for lunch and then headed to my mother's house to help get ready for Easter Sunday!
Emma helped out a lot, too. This girl loves to make and she made an awesome pecan pie!
Emma's making pecan pies at Tera's for Easter tomorrow! #makingmemories #happyeaster #lovemyfamily
We spent the rest of the day there...and finished off our evening playing cards with my brother and sister-in-law till late at night! By then I had to call it - EB still had work to do and couldn't do it if our kiddos didn't get to sleep!!!
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Kiddos were up super early! Aaron actually was up before the sun, but I made him go back to bed. C'mon, it was like 3AM - you would have, too! LOL
When they decided to get up again it was a little closer to day light, so we were up and at 'em!
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Chocolate and toys...
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EB knows this girl likes to be creative, too!
Peaceful moments!!
We had to put a hiatus on the chocolate for a while and start getting ready for church! 
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Happy Easter! Hope you have a blessed day!
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And I loved Emma's Easter dress this year, but she just looked so grown up...killed me! Time stop PLEASE!!!
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I didn't get a whole lot of pictures at my parents' house b/c we were busy with everyone, but the best part was the egg hunt!! Y'all - the kids hid the eggs and the men did all the egg hunting! It was great!!!
We have some awesome guys in our family - this time the kids hid the eggs & the men all hunted for them!!! #greatdads #rolemodels Happy Easter!!
Looking for that Golden Egg!!!
Happy Easter from the Kubeczkas!!
Blessed to have these people!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Good Friday

We did something a little different this year for the Kubeczka side of the family for Easter and I think it turned out to be one of our best holidays yet!! Instead of cooking all day and staying cooped up in the house we took the kids out to the park and had a picnic!! We did this one year with my parents for Easter, too only it was at the zoo!!

So, we ate outside at the park and then the kids had the whole park to explore and play! We had confetti eggs, hid Easter eggs, fished (which is always a hit), had adventures all around the lakes! It was a great day!

We snagged the covered picnic area closest to the playground...score!!
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Which was also a plus b/c when the parents wanted a break we could sit and chill while the kids played on the playground!

Aunt Jamie brought confetti eggs, which was also a hit!!
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After that we sent the kids on a walk so we could hide Easter eggs and then set them loose to get find them!!
Youngest gets to go first!!!! Though honestly, I think she could hang with the oldest - I think she found the most!
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Then the fishing began...and that's all this boy wanted to do the rest of the day!!! He loves to fish!
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Helping out his cousin!
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Cousins that fish together...
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The girls decided they'd rather explore some as well!! They climb every rock in the park! LOL
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This beauty is just growing way to fast on me!
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They had a blast and honestly, so did I!
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These guys always have a good time when they are together!
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We had a wonderful Good Friday to start this special holiday weekend!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

A Concert, A Ballgame, and a Birthday Party

Our Saturday was a very busy one!!! We started out going in separate directions right away. Aaron had a ballgame and at the same time Emma had a Pulse Competition on the other side of town! So - after breakfast we said our goodbyes and headed out each with a kid in tow!

Emma and I made it to her the concert with a little time to spare...time for a selfie!!
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I was so proud - this girl did great! All the kids did a fantastic job and I love watching them work together!
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They start with these traditional instruments...and no one plays just one! They start on one, then the whole group shuffles to new instruments for the next ensemble!
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But then at the end, they put up the traditional instruments and pulled out buckets and can and trash cans...it was awesome!! No video can capture this sound (we weren't allowed to video anyway)...but it was like a scene from Stomp!!! Well...close maybe!
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They all did great and had a great time!
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Then Emma went bridesmaid dress shopping with me and helped me pick out a dress for my niece's wedding this summer - we made it home just in time to pick up the boys and head out to a birthday party - Aaron's first overnight party. We all ended up staying till bedtime and helping out - it was a lot of boys and we had a great time - Fishing, snowball fights, snowcones!!!
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They boys all went fishing first and this boy was in heaven!
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Around 9 they were all laying down...so the grownups that had helped and Emma headed out for a very late dinner!! It was a very fun day, though!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2017

The Rodeo has come and gone from Houston for another year! We actually almost didn't make it this year...we only went once this year and waited till the very last day! It was a lot of fun - super crowded, being the last day I'm sure a lot of people were had the same plan as us! It was still a great time, though!
Walking into the rodeo, hand in hand! That's a rarity! LOL
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We started off inside for the rodeo itself. Kids loved it!
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This girl here loved it! Can you believe how grown she's gotten on me!?!?
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We ended up not staying for the concert (which I was personally sad about), but all the kids wanted to his the fairway and play some games.
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And ride some rides!!
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Emma loves the high flying rides and this time got her daddy on one with her!

These kids are amazing shots - just look at all the basketballs they won!
They were on their game!
This boy was rocking it!!
Winning basketballs
Can't go to the carnival and not eat carnival food!!
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Had my first fried Nutella this year...y'all, this was the best thing I've ever eaten!! Like, I want one every night now!!!! It was that good!
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Emma opted for the caramel apple!!
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Every time we see these now I think of her first caramel apple! It was at the rodeo when she was about four and her Geddo bought her one! After she got through the caramel layer she exclaimed, "Hey, there's an apple in here!!" 

Here's to another year of great memories at the rodeo!