Life lately.

Happy Thursday, friends!

Our week has been a little wonky because I had a kiddo come home from school on Monday with a tummy bug…so, that’s not fun.  It’s been a lot of staying home, being cozy and washing our hands 😉 .  Thankfully, it was just one…I kept fearing it would spread.  #nononono

Here’s a little look at life lately…

On Friday, we celebrated Frenchie’s second birthday!  This sweet dog.  She is just SO GOOD.  Poppy is the alpha dog in our house, so Frenchie plays second fiddle all day long.  Then, the kids come home from school and all take turns holding her, cuddling with her, playing with her…she is just always so happy to comply 🙂 .  For her birthday, a reader suggested I buy her this, and I did!!  It was the perfect gift (Poppy got one too!).

It’s hard to see here, but Ashby completed a big puzzle on the ground and then wanted to take a pic 🙂 .

There is a carousel at our mall, so if I go with Erika and the little girls, we take turns riding it with them (while the other one stands watch over our strollers and purses).  It was Erika’s turn which meant I got some cute pics.

The goggle girls spent a lot of time in the pool this weekend!  That little Madeley is swimming like a fish now!  I’m so proud of her!

Swimming after dinner when it’s starting to get dark is one of our favorite things to do!

On Saturday morning, the boys had flag football practice, so I drank my coffee, flipped through a magazine and watched my girls make muffins.  It made my mama heart so happy!  They made those easy Three Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Sunday night snuggles. xo

Have you seen the Stella & Dot “Mama” necklace?  It just sums me up 🙂 .

That’s life lately!! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 22, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Happy Thursday, Shay! Looks like you guys have been up to a lot of fun! And happy birthday to Frenchie! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Sheaffer Sims August 22, 2019 at 5:12 am

    MY GOODNESS Kensington is looking like a teenager! And now I want a muffin.

  • Narci August 22, 2019 at 5:43 am

    What a great life lately! 🙂 The pic of Kensington and Frenchie is sooo cute!

  • Holly August 22, 2019 at 6:44 am

    I love these life lately posts! So fun to read! 😊 and its so cute to see the girls working in the kitchen together! Plus, pumpkin muffins…yum!😋

  • Elspeth August 22, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Love that you are still enjoying time in the sun after school. Have a great weekend
    http://www.elspethsdaybyday.com

  • Rebecca Jo August 22, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Love always getting the life updates.
    That necklace is adorable!! I need to check those out for christmas gifts!!!

  • DeNae August 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

    I also have four/five kids. (We foster, so it’s four bio kids and then one or two foster kids, so the number rotates.) There is no fear like one out of four kids got the stomach flu fear. I lunge at any sound even remotely like coughing or gagging for a week, certain that another one got it. I’m so glad your sickness was contained to one. Victory!

  • Vivian G August 22, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Hey Shay! What is the color paint on your trims and doors?

  • Amanda Wilson August 22, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Stomach flus and big families is my nightmare. We have had it both ways…. the one that takes us all down but one by one slowly and the one that hits us almost all at once and there isn’t enough toilets or buckets in our house!!! The worst!!!
    I am going to a Stella and Dot Party tonight so I may just have to get that Mama necklace!!

  • Kathy August 22, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I made those 3 ingredient muffins last weekend with the Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips, and we’ve been enjoying them all week! It actually made 18 for us! 🙂

  • Biby Chacon August 22, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Love the collar you got Poppy and Frenchie! What size did you get? My dog is a similar size (14 pounds) and want to get him one too!

  • Holley@BeeSimplyOrganized.com August 22, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I love that necklace!! You poor thing having one kiddo with a stomach bug is no fun! And melt my heart, the girls making their own muffins! I LOVE it!

  • Amanda August 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Would love to see a good picture of the wall you have all of your canvases displayed on. I have many like you but am looking for ways to display more and that wall catches my eye in your photos often

  • Natalie August 22, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    I love to read your blog and have been doing so for quite a while. I was just wondering how your girls organize all of their hair bows? I have one daughter and feel that she has a ton of bows, so how do you manage all the pretty bows and hair accessories?
    Thank you!

  • Kim C August 23, 2019 at 8:57 am

    1 — that dog collar is absolutely adorable!!! 😍🍁
    2 — Kensington is turning into such a beautiful young lady! 💗 I probably haven’t read as long as a lot of your followers but I can’t beleive the changes in just the last couple years!
    3 — Seriously envious of your kitchen. It has many components of my dream kitchen ♥️

  • Diana August 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Seeing your girls make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins inspired me to bake them with my girls! 😋 Does this recipe make 12 or 24 muffins? We just made 12 giant muffins and I’m wondering if we should have made 24 😂😂

  • Diana August 24, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Oh good, thanks! My girls loved them, definitely making them again! 😋