Well, I didn’t win the lottery…so that’s disappointing. I was really counting on that ;). My life lately post would have been a bunch of pictures of me jumping up and down…and then, I’m pretty sure I would have slept in this morning. #justsayin
Here’s a peek at life lately…
Erika’s mother-in-law invited Kensington over to craft with her and Ebby Lee the other day and look what she made me! I’m not sure how they did this…but the girls made these little miniature versions of us and then painted them. Look at me! I have highlights (check!), a Bible (check!), and a bowl with a whisk (check, check!). Listen, if my kid thinks of me in the kitchen with a head full of highlights reading the Bible while whisking up a recipe, then I’m quite happy ;).
Speaking of highlights…while the three kids were at school the other day, I treated myself to a blow out. Am I the only one who prefers a blow out to a mani/pedi? Whoever created these places is a genius in my opinion: a hair wash and dry (‘cuz y’all know how much I dislike blow drying!), coffee, chick flicks playing…I mean, it was the most relaxing 30 minutes of my week! If I could, I would go every day. Loooove me a good hair washin’! (And pssssst: don’t forget, they’re the ones that sell my favorite dry shampoo…it’s heavenly and gives your hair great body too!)
When your mom says you can’t have a cupcake for breakfast. #sigh
Gangs all here for Smith’s first basketball game! Our little guy had his first game on Saturday morning and so my parents, Catherine and Sean wanted to come watch. We had the best time cheering him on!
Smith and Coach Andrew 😉
I just love this kid!
After the game, we had lunch at our favorite diner.
On Monday night, Andrew took Kensington out on a special little daddy/daughter date. They ate Japanese food (her choice) and had so much fun. Back at home, Smith requested pizza on the floor picnic style…so that’s what we did (with Ashby, of course!).
I don’t know about you…but sometimes I feel like I’m playing that whack a mole game as a parent. You try to spend special time with one kid and “whack that mole” just as the other kid pops up and you know you need to spend special time with that one too. In our house, we’re always trying to make sure each kid has special moments and that no one is forgotten. Any suggestions on things we can do? I love your ideas :).
Speaking of which…you should read my friend Cassie’s blog post on how she’s not doing it all. I was nodding in agreement as I read every line. It’s so easy to think we’re failing as parents/moms/wives because we see other people “doing it all” but really, most people aren’t. It was very refreshing, funny (Cassie is hysterical!) and upfront. I loved it! Heaven knows that I’m not doing it all. so it was really nice to read Cassie talk about how she isn’t either (with her very witty spin on things).
On Tuesday mornings, I volunteer in Kensington’s class. On this day, I was listening to kiddos read and when it was her turn, we took a selfie. Love this girl so much.
It was a gorgeous day on Tuesday after preschool (60ish!), so I took these two to get a slush and then we played outside until the big kids were finished with school. They’re just so much fun together.
That’s life lately!
On my foodie blog today…
…Beef and Pepper Ragu over Polenta! Super simple and delish!
Come back tomorrow for a GIVEAWAY!!!