Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to our favorite dad! On Father's Day, our family went to church. Then, Tal enjoyed watching the US Open on TV, as well as playing a round of golf in the afternoon.


Before church, Daddy opened his card from Savannah and Hadley:



Savannah wrote a note inside the card and then traced around her hand and Hadley's hand:


Savannah was excited to show Daddy the card she made for him at school:

My Dad
Name: Tal
Age: 44
Weight: ? ("because Daddy is losing weight")
Hobbies and interests: golf, coloring with me, watching our team (Go Wolfpack!)
Favorite Color: red and white
Favorite Sport: all of them
Love, Savannah

Fun
Always Nice
The first best
Having time with me
Enjoys sports
Run with friends


Kisses for Daddy

A couple weeks ago, Tal's brother Benny gave him an Anson belt. Tal loved how comfortable and adjustable the belt was, so he bought himself a set of three belts and two buckles for Father's Day:

Happy Father's Day from your girls!

We love you, Daddy!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Everyday Moments

Life...unedited. 
These random iPhone photos are dark, blurry, and untouched,
but they capture everyday moments from this week.

Savannah practiced her handstand during gymnastics class:

On Tuesday night, Grandma Barbara, Gran, and Grandaddy arrived at our house. We ate dinner at Golden Corral, where Hadley got her face painted:

On Wednesday, Savannah got two top teeth extracted, so she can get top braces in a couple weeks. Thanks to Grandma Barbara, Gran, and Grandaddy for coming to Savannah's dentist appointment and showing their love and support for our girl:

Savannah was a trooper at the dentist. It took 20 minutes and 8 needles to numb her mouth:

After Savannah got two of her top teeth extracted, she asked to me to take her picture:

After school on Friday, Savannah went to the orthodontist, where she got fitted for her bands and expander. There's a Starbucks Charity Cafe inside the orthodontist's office. The orthodontist covers the cost of the Starbucks coffee, frappes, and smoothies for patients and their families. Each quarter, the orthodontist donates the tips to a local charity:


Hadley got a mocha frappe (without the coffee/caffeine)...

...while Savannah got a vanilla frappe (because she says it tastes like snow cream):


Our AC is broken (again). On Friday, the tech installed a new thermostat. On Monday, he will install a part that will (hopefully) fix an electrical issue, so our house will be cool again:


I used my birthday money from my mom and Tal's mom to buy a black and mint Schwinn 7-speed hybrid cruiser from Walmart. Tal and the girls have been begging me to get a bike, so we can ride our bikes to the public library and on the greenway trails that are both in our neighborhood:

While we were at Walmart, we also got a new bike for Savannah, who had outgrown her other bike. She is excited to have a mountain bike with hand brakes!

We eat pancakes a couple times a week in our house. We're so proud of Savannah for learning how to make chocolate chip pancakes all by herself! 

Savannah knows how to read the recipe, make the batter, and turn on the burner to medium heat, as well as pour the batter on the skillet, add chocolate chips, and flip the pancake:


While we were at Target, Hadley thought it was hilarious to try on these gold high heels:

Today Tal spent several hours spreading two truckloads of mulch around our house:

This afternoon the girls and I cooled off at the free splash pad that's near our house:

Doing a cartwheel

The girls thought it was funny to sit on the fountains:

Hadley sat in the shade and ate a snack:


This afternoon Tal hung up our bikes and straightened up our garage...

...to make room for our new chest freezer (that's next to our yellow door)!

Over the last four weeks, Tal and I have been doing Optavia, which is a weight loss program. So far, we each have lost over 15 lbs. by eating five small meals (100 calories each) every 2-3 hours and one lean and green meal each day, as well as drinking more than 64 oz of water daily. We have several health food stores, including Trader Joe's, Sprouts, Fresh Market, and Whole Foods that are 15-30 minutes from our house. Tal and I are excited to have a chest freezer, so we can stock up on discounted meat, as well as quick and healthy foods, including turkey meatballs, meatless meatballs, and chile lime chicken burgers from Trader Joe's, that are approved foods on the Optavia plan.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sisters

Hadley (3.5) and Savannah (9)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Everyday Moments

Life...unedited. 
These random iPhone photos are dark, blurry, and untouched,
but they capture everyday moments from this week.

Savannah finished chapter book #20!

During Savannah's gymnastics class, she showed off some of the new skills she's learned over the last 6 months: 


Savannah received a gold medal to celebrate 3.5 years of gymnastics:

On Thursday, our family enjoyed listening to live beach music, which is held at a local shopping center every Thursday night from April-September:

We arrived an hour before the concert started. We set up our beach chairs, and the girls ate Chick-fil-a for dinner:  

 During the concert, Hadley ate ice cream from Chick-fil-a:


 During specials on Friday, Savannah enjoyed signing yearbooks outside on the playground with the other 3rd grade classes:

On Friday, Savannah started phase one of her orthodontics treatment, which will last 12-15 months.

Over the next few weeks, Savannah will be getting top braces. On Friday, she got blue bands. Next week, she will have two teeth extracted:

Hadley brushed her baby's teeth:

This morning the girls used our June calendar offer when they ate a free breakfast and played at Chick-fil-a before we picked up our weekly groceries at Walmart:

Today Tal spent 7 hours spreading 3 truckloads of mulch around three sides of our house:

This afternoon the girls and I enjoyed cooling off at the new splash pad that's 10 minutes from our house. It was a fun and free way to burn some energy outside on a hot summer day!