It's Monday morning and I'm not at work - amen :) hahaha
Going back to school after Christmas break is ROUGH and everyone on campus was ready for a mental health day.
Friday morning started with me attempting to snap a pic of the new Jade Sophie hoodie from Evys Tree.... and I kept being "blasted" by Mason instead :) hahaha #momlife
My morning started off bright and early with a pep rally (because every 8 a.m. should be accompanied by a gym full of cheering teenagers).
I kid... I love pep rallies. Because when else can you see some of your favorite coworkers doing the Cupid Shuffle?!?!?! :)
Friday afternoon Dave was able to take a couple hours off and we celebrated outside soaking in some sunshine. It's been GLOOMY here for weeks and we all needed some vitamin D.
Luke wasn't feeling 100%, so he watched a movie inside while Mason (wearing his snake gloves that one of my teacher friends gave him) played in the sandbox (which is SUPER messy from winter - eeek!)
Apparently he was "Star Wars guy!!!" :)
While Mason was playing, Griffin and I went out front to wave bye to Dave as he headed back to work...
She's going to be 2 in less than three months.
After dinner for the kids, Luke and G went to bed, I gobbled down a salad and then Mason and I ended the night watching a movie in my bed. Perfection.
Saturday morning we divided and conquered.... the boys hit up WalMart and the library and G and I headed for the grocery store. They had the little carts out and it looked like fun...
.... and it was super fun and cute for about 2 minutes...
At which Miss Independend decided it was more fun to wander than push :)
In an epic momfail moment, I scooped her up - screaming and gnashing of teeth ensued - and popped her into a big cart. With the help of a cookie from the bakery we were able to finish our shopping trip in relative peace and ended the trip with a cup of water from Starbucks :)
When we got home, I snapped a few pics of G sporting one of her new Valentines shirts from Paper Doll Clothing. They selected her to be a brand rep and I am so excited!!!
The rest of our afternoon was fairly uneventful as we watched our friendly backyard squirrel weasel his way into our "squirrel-proof" bird feeder...
... and then watched Jack Bauer lick cheese off of Griffin's face:) hahaha
While all three kiddos napped (WOO HOO!!!), Jack Bauer and I spent some time in the front yard getting some sun...
... and I prepped some meals for the week.
Saturday night my mom came over and hung with us during dinner...
... and then Sunday morning it was just me and these two for church since Dave stayed home with Luke (since he had a fever on Saturday).
I can't even with the tippy toes and the way she looks at him :)
Mason has discovered Chuck Taylors (I thrifted them FOREVER ago!) and he's in love!
After church G got some kisses :)
And everyone ran around like crazy people (including the dog)
Ignore the shaggy pillow.... it's for G's room makeover! EEK!
I wore my new Evys Tree blush diana wrap to church on Sunday and got so many compliments! It's flowy and comfy and the color is GORGEOUS! It came with a pin to pin it together at the top and there are lots of ways to wear it. The knit part is also a hood on the back - so fun!!!
Mason was supposed to be changing his clothes... instead I found him doing this :)
This is a weird pic of Mason, but I love it of Jack Bauer.... he follows him around all. day. long.
We spent the rest of the afternoon working outside...
... and this sweet boy was feeling better and was getting his "sparkle" back :)
His bed head was OUT OF CONTROL (and he desperately needs a haircut), but I can't resist that dimple!!!
I graded papers..,.
... with some help from my assistant :)
And Mason made a scarecrow :) hahaha
My little engineer worked on this...
... and surprised none of us with a working roller coaster :)
This little one took a nap...
And then my whole "motley crew" set out on a walk. Because 65 degrees in January is too good to resist.
Mason marches to the beat of his own drum. He has strong opinions about pretty much everything - including what he wears. Which, if he gets his way, includes lots of colors and backwards stripey shorts. People can be mean. And judgmental. And cruel. And I hope that he NEVER EVER EVER lets what other people say affect him being him. This is, obviously, my prayer for all of my kids.... that they are confident and sure enough in who they are that they don't let the opinions of others influence how they feel about themselves. I have to work on this too.... because even though "sticks and stones", peoples words DO hurt. End rant :)
Speaking of strong opinions... this girl loooooves her some sparkle :)
After a quick stop at Gibi and Haha's house we continued the walk/ride...
Yes... I'm pulling two kids and a dog.... with a venti Starbucks in hand. :) hahaha
Rough life, Jack Bauer.
Why so few pictures of Luke??? Because he was at least 50 yards ahead of us at all times. That boy can SCOOTER!!!
It was an awesome weekend - even with 1/3 a little under the weather. I am NOT ready for Spring yet (because Spring means Summer is around the corner - UGH!), but the little "tease" of it we got was awesome and just what we needed. We're spending today doing a few things around the house and enjoying a day all together... and snapping a few pics for my post tomorrow!
Don't forget to get your posts ready for Show and Tell Tuesday! I love a good organizational idea and can't wait to see yours!