So this post is actually starting from last Thursday.... but it's my blog... so it's cool.
Thursday morning G was up EARLY with a blow out... which means I got to get her dressed and she got some "snuggles" from her biggest brother :)
So about 2 weeks ago we lost one of Mason's beloved Freshly Picked moccs. I knew that he wore them to Miss Lisa's house... and I knew that he pulled them off in the van (because the first thing he does every time he gets in the car is pull off his shoes). A couple of days later I went to get them out and could only fine one. This kind of thing drives me CRAZY and I searched the van inside, out, underneath... everywhere. I was convinced that it got sucked up by the giant vacuum at the carwash :) ANYWAY - I pull in the parking lot on Thursday WAY late and open my car door and THERE IT IS!!! The parking lot where I park is gravel and the later I'm there the farther away I have to park. I guess I was really late that day because I had to park almost at the very end. I was ESCTATIC... not so much because I think he can wear them again (although... it's cleaned up really well!), but because it was found which meant I could stop looking for it like a crazy person. :) I thought it actually looked pretty good for being in a gravel parking lot for over two weeks... rain, being run over, etc.
Thursday morning I took my first period class to listen to Senior Chapel. Usually middle and high schools have separate chapel times, but I love letting my middle schoolers hear testimonies from the soon-to-be graduates. Plus - it's fun to get to see how my middle schoolers from 4+ years ago have grown up :)
Space was short, so my wellies, Starbucks and I settled in on the floor... #teacherlife
I added a new bracelet to my "stack" and I'm loving it!!! Check out my post HERE for details
Thursday after school we stopped by the science room to say goodbye to the chicks. The middle school science class hatched chickens and Luke has LOVED getting to go see them every day. They're starting to fly around A LOT so they went to a farm this weekend.
... he LOVES his babysitter and seeing his friends once he's there.... but he HATES it when I leave in the mornings. There's usually lots of "Mommy, I stay wich you!" and tears. If he wasn't smiling and asking to stay at his sitters every afternoon when I pick him up it would be horrible. I hope he's a mamas boy forever :)
I'm pretty sure Griffin knew it was the weekend because she was HAP-PY after school!
After the dancing I snuggled into bed with the boys to watch Rio and Mason goes, "I glad I wich you again, Mommy". If he had asked me for a pony right there and then you'd better believe Amazon Prime would be delivering one to my doorstep tomorrow :)
I found Mason sitting at his little table, eating an entire tin of Altoids that he found in my purse and immersed in water. He's so strange. hahaha
Griffin's hair is getting super long and when she doesn't have a bow on her bangs hang in her eyes, so at dinner Saturday night she had her first "clippy". Such a big girl!!!
Saturday night I headed to the Choir After Dinner Show at school. It's this super fun annual event that I look forward to every year. Students perform in large and small groups as well as solo performances and I love getting to see the students in their "element" outside of the classroom. Gibi babysat and on my way out I snapped this pic of our yard. Dave has a CRAZY schedule (especially in the Spring) and I so appreciate him taking such good care of our yard.
Mama's excited to have a night where I don't have to cut up anyone's food, take anyone potty or find episodes of Paw Patrol on my iPhone :)
Sunday morning Dave was at work super early (Mother's Day brunch), but I managed to get everyone up, fed, dressed and packed for church RELATIVELY unscathed. In one of my not proudest moments I may have sent Dave a text that read "Happy Freakin' Mother's Day To Me!" after a morning of brotherly bickering, spilled cereal and finding out that our garage fridge had been left open for 18+ hours.
... and I was over myself after getting to teach (read: vent and girl talk) with Shay and having an hour in BFG :)
Garrett and Mason Lee are brothers who I've had the pleasure of having in class for the last 4 years. They love my boys and every week at church they seek me out to say hey to them. I hope my boys are that sweet when they're teenagers!
After church Sonic Drive-In cooked a nutritious (cough cough) lunch for my kiddos which we followed up with homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Everyone took great naps, Dave got home from work and all was well with the world again. We decided to do dinner at Chipotle and even though this pic of G and Mason isn't cute... LOOK AT HOW STINKIN' ADORABLE LUKE IS!!!
After Chipotle (oh yeah... Gibi came with us. Haha is in Canada (my grandfather passed away Thursday night)) we kept it classy and had McDonalds ice cream. Seriously. My favorite.
My weekend was so much fun. I have some thoughts on "motherhood" that I was going to share today, but I think I'll save it for Wednesday. It is nothing profound, so don't get too excited :)
And don't forget, tomorrow we're linking up and sharing our kitchens and dining rooms! I looooooove looking at kitchens and I'm PUMPED about seeing all of yours.
One last thing.... Matilda Jane is running a special promo for Mother's Day... 20% off All Women's Clothing!!!
I was kind of skeptical about the mama pieces at first, but y'all.... I love these clothes! So fun, quirky and the detail is amazing!!!
I wore the Leah dress for Easter and got so many compliments!
For family pics I wore the Swonderful Spearmint Dress...
And last week I wore the Summer Breeze Dress to school..
The Green Acres tunic is super cute...
And i also have a thing for their adult ruffle pants :)
Anyway...... if you want something.... go to the Matilda Jane website and create a wishlist. Once your wishlist is complete, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Trunk Keeper email is email@example.com I'm the "Jane" and if you have ANY questions just let me know. A while back I posted some cute outfit combos with MJ mama pieces and you can check that out HERE.
I need the wishlists by Wednesday night at 7 p.m. CST, please!
Happy Monday, Friends!!! See you tomorrow for KITCHEN PICS!!!