Happy Good Friday y’all! Anyone up for a chat over some tea? A little mental download if you will? Great!
Thursday date nights are my favorite. It feels like the weekend, but it reality you have an entire weekend still ahead of you. Our sweet sitter came over at 5:30 last night, which is when David and I were supposed to leave, but he wasn’t home yet. When I hadn’t gotten a response by 6:00, I drove myself out to the patio at Prickly Pear and ordered a margarita.
I try to keep myself in check with the realities of David’s job. He works so hard and we are grateful for his good job, but even after almost 8 years of marriage, the unpredictability and inability to be in communication at will is still a struggle for me at times. Being that I’m a glass have full lady (and after a half empty margarita), I know the pros outweigh the cons, but not being able to plan (anything really), is challenging for my Type A side.
However, within an hour we were reunited at North Harbor Club in Davidson, relaxing at an outdoor table in 77 degree weather, and snacking on pimento cheese crab dip, so like I said, whining = in check.
We were feeling carby, so we split lobster mac ‘n cheese (pretty disappointing) and a shrimp and scallop dish that was delicious!
Mmm… big plate of pasta.
The warmer weather has been such a welcomed change this week.
A friend and I took our girls to the new visitor center at Lake Norman State Park.
It’s really well done. We walked a mile loop around a small lake, which was the perfect distance for our short-legged crew.
Being outdoors, despite the pollen, has made me so happy. I’m grateful for that since sleep has been a bit interrupted lately (and I tend to get grumpy without solid sleep).
I mentioned Kaitlyn started getting up in the middle of the night to go potty and calling us to help. A few people on instagram suggested a “dream pee” similar to a “dream feed” that you do with babies. I loved the idea but after trying to take Kaitlyn silently to the potty at 9:30 pm two nights in a row and being met with crying and no success, we switched to cutting her off from water about an hour before bed time. That seems to be working and sleep is improving.
Life these next two months is about to get busy, in a wonderful, but crazy kind of way. End of school events, seeing family, swim team, a bachelorette party, dance recitals, doctors appointments, birthday parties- somehow everything is happening in May and June! I’m looking forward to all the fun and really hoping I don’t misplace my paper planner. I’d be lost!
With things kicking into high gear and many of our friends registering for kindergarten right now, I’m starting to put all my homeschool plans into action.
Kaitlyn had a ball at The Homeschool Room in Huntersville, and I finally got to get my hands on different math curriculum. For my local friends, homeschooling or not, the store is a great resource for supplemental learning resources and a lot of cheap books (all consignment).
Though I’m in full preparation mode, it’s still crazy for me to think of how we are here, on the brink of kindergarten. Hailey is such a cool kid to be around and we are talking about all the fun things we want to learn about and explore in the next year.
Princess in Black is still her favorite series!
On the docket this weekend is an Easter brunch/egg hunt with friends, church, planting our garden (possibly a little late- we’ll see!), a first attempt at baking sourdough, and dying eggs. I am also going to try and squeeze in some closet swap out action. Spring is finally here in all it’s glory and though the girls are ready to go with dresses, I am realizing my closet probably needs some refreshing.
But as for clothes, what do y’all wear day to day?
I’d love to wear dresses all day everyday, like this tank dress.
What do you wear when the weather warms up?
Links are welcomed!
Happy Easter weekend everyone <3