We are smack in the middle of it- life. It’s a whirlwind of here to there and check this off and oh! it’s time to eat again. Yet somehow when people ask so what is going on with you guys? I end up saying same old same old. From the outside it probably doesn’t look that hectic or exciting but it is a full phase of life and I am just trying to keep up while collecting the moments. I’m happy. And here is what happy looks like in March, 2017.
That about sums it up! Haha, but really, these two keep my hands and heart full. We baked these peanut butter cookies this week and I promise the girls didn’t lick their hands until they were finished rolling the dough in the sugar. At least not that I saw.
They were so easy and really good (of course they are- butter, sugar, peanut butter…). We took some to a neighbor who had a rough week.
Taking cookies to our neighbors is the girls’ most requested activity. However I do think it has something to do with having permission to ring doorbells.
Completely unrelated, did you know you aren’t allowed to take pictures in Aldi?
I was told that right after I snapped this with my phone. Needless to say, I won’t be doing the detailed tour of my first visit ever, but I really had some eye popping moments as I wandered the aisles. I’m heading there first today then heading to Whole Foods. I think it may be worth the drive budget-wise to work it into our routine.
I mentioned I feel like I need to be buying more food, didn’t I? Or was that just on instagram stories? Anyway, I feel like the girls are eating bigger portions and what I’ve been buying just isn’t cutting it. I find myself having to supplement some meals with something different for me or them. Example A:
Quinoa and greens are good and all, but I would have preferred to just have nachos like the rest.
In the girls’ world, all is good. Kaitlyn is loving playing Sum Swamp as much as Hailey and we play no fewer than 4 games a day. I’ve been bringing home more library books each visit and reading an extra 3-4 at breakfast in the morning. We also finally snagged The Princess in Black that I’ve heard so much about.
The girls love it! My friends with boys say they love it too. Short chapters and a fun story line. I’ll definitely be checking out the other books in the series.
Kaitlyn drew Hailey this Easter picture (it’s an egg hunt- clearly) and was determined to write her big sis’ name on it. Yes I spelled it out for her and told her how to make an E, but the rest is all her. Isn’t it crazy when it feels like overnight your child learns a new skill? How do they do that?!
In my world… that bathing suit I ordered showed up! I am bummed I missed the chance to star in the new Baywatch (cry laugh emoji), but I’m going to keep it anyway.
I like that it is a one-piece but doesn’t scream mom to me. The back is cute and strappy. I wish the backside covered a little bit more of my backside, but it’s not like I’m going for long runs in it, so I think it will make a great boat/hanging out at the pool suit.
I also bought this one.
It does scream mom to me, but I am a mom and will need to be jumping around in the pool and lake and it holds me in and stays up quite well, so I’m keeping it too.
In other random shopping news, buying a full length bridesmaids dress when I’m only 5’1″ is no joke.
I just need about a foot taken off please! Just kidding, this dress got returned and I’m hoping my next option is a little more fitting (literally). I’m so excited that one of my college besties is getting married in July and I’m honored to be included! But first, the bachelorette is going to be in Ft. Lauderdale in June. Any restaurant/bar/activity suggestions??
Back to the day to day… it’s been a full week with new activities added into our routine like Hailey’s tennis lessons (now I really want to take tennis too) and her new music class.
I really am cautious about over-scheduling my kids, but with homeschool starting in the fall, I want to have some solid activities lined up in our routine.
Many thanks for David for allowing this moment to happen this week while he did solo bath and bed duty.
That about sums it up. Happy, healthy, grateful. Always behind on something and wanting to do more at the same time, but I think that’s just life.
I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend and visit from Mema and Grandpa (the girls don’t know yet and are going to be SO excited!).
If you’re up for it, share with me something that is going on in your life right now, or maybe what you have planned for the weekend?
I always love hearing what you are up to! And I hope you all have a wonderful weekend <3