Whew! We have been blowin’ and goin’ this week! I don’t know what it is…but the end of the school year kicks my tail EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. There are so many fun events, class parties, and stuff like that this time of year, that we’re always on the move. This morning, I’m attending the first grade mother’s day breakfast and reader’s theater…so it’s busy but SPECIAL this time of year.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Mother’s Day. Just a side note, this week, a group of girls and I had dinner with sweet Manda’s mom. This is going to be a very tough year for her mom, her hubby and her kiddos. I know that their family isn’t the only one experiencing loss this Mother’s Day. Please know that today, as I pray for Manda’s family, I’m praying for you too.
One of my unexpected favorites this week was…
…my Memory Lane post 🙂 . With every comment, I smiled more and more! You girls reminded me of so many things from my childhood that I hadn’t thought about in YEARS! Hello jellies?! I had this clear blue pair that I LOVED! You also made me miss my Caboodle!!! I remember mine! It was mint green and peach 🙂 . So, if you missed this post, click HERE. It was definitely a favorite of mine!
I have been busy ordering some graduation gifts for this year. I was hoping to take a pic of one of them for today’s post…but my shipping notification says it arrives today. So, what did I buy two of my favorite graduates? These…
…Barrington Bags :).
I have blogged about these little totes about 8 million times, so it’s nothing new…but this year, I had two special friends graduate high school and decided to gift them totes instead of the usual graduation gift card. They come in so many fun colors (seriously, click HERE and create your own using their fun patterns, stripes and monograms). I even created this one for myself to take on our trip this summer (because I love a big tote to hang on our stroller because I need to haul diapers, wipes, my kids’ jackets, umbrellas, etc)…
…so, when it arrives, I’ll take a pic and show you! I bought my mother-in-law one for Christmas this past year because they travel all the time and she loves it. I really think it’s the perfect bag for every girl.
So, last week, I showed you this daily outfit of mine…
…and I thought it would be fun to do it again this week. I don’t know about you, but outfits like this are on repeat in my life…
Me in my daily uniform number one…
…and then a few days later, I repeated but with these shorts instead for outfit number two.
(And just an FYI, I think these shorts run a tad big, so if you’re in-between, order one size down.)
It was a big week in the Shull’s house!
In January, my two big kids said they wanted some sort of watch like our Apple watches. Andrew and I thought that was a fantastic idea! We love anything that encourages our kids to be more active and get better sleep (it rates your sleep), but we didn’t want to buy them for the kids, we wanted them to earn it. So, as a family, we researched what kind of watch we thought they would need, figured out the price plus tax and then told them they needed to earn it. So, over the last four months, they earned enough money doing chores, extra work, and such around the house one dollar at a time (never more than a dollar) that on Monday night, they each had enough to take their money to the store and buy their watches…
…and they are so proud with their first big purchase! Now, we’ve only had these watches a few days, so I’m not ready to make a full review, but this is what I like about them so far:
1: They’re waterproof.
2: They have an internal battery that lasts about a year, so you do not have to charge it daily (like an Apple watch).
3: We have their watches synced up to our phones, so we can monitor activity, steps, sleep cycles, and even other things. (For example: They’re able to log in their reading hours, TV hours, chores, etc.)
4: They’re kid sized so they fit their little wrists just perfectly.
5: They have timers on there to monitor activity (so if I say they can have 30 minutes of screen time, the timer goes off after 30 minutes).
6: We have it set to shut off automatically at 8:00 PM and then turn back on again at 6:30 AM ( so that they can’t mess with them when they’re supposed to be sleeping).
We bought ours at Best Buy. They are Garmin Vivofit Jr. Activity Trackers.
Every day this week, they’ve tried to beat the step record from the day before. It shoots off fireworks on the screen every time they complete and/or beat a goal. This has really been a great thing for us!
Did you see this post…
And then today, one other recipe that would be perfect for your weekend…
…Lemon Raspberry Scones. These were a BIG hit at my house!
Happy Mother’s Day Weekend friends! Sending so much love from me to you!