Happy Friday!!! Thank you so much for all of your comments on yesterday's post! I am so glad that I hit the "publish" button and made myself a little bit vulnerable.
Now on to Friday Favorites!!!
One of my very FAVORITE times of the day is after bath time when Griffin gets out of the tub and the boys hop in. We can hear them playing and being goofy (because when you're not in their line of sight they think you can't hear them) and G smells like baby lavender lotion ;)
She'll grab a stuffed animal (or five) and settle in to watch a Sofia or read books in my bed. I love a sweet smelling clean baby!!! And let's not forget about baby toes!!! Both of my boys have "big boy feet" and I'm cherishing her chubby little digits as long as I can :)
And speaking of toes :) - if you haven't ever worn Haviana's flip flops before you NEED to check them out. They're SO much better than the cheapy pairs you pick up wherever. I've had a white/gold pair for at least 5 years and they've gone EVERYWHERE with me and have held up great. I just ordered this new style this week because they're on sale (in this color) for 50% off! WOO HOO!!! I'm normally a 6.5 or a 7 and I ordered these in a 7/8 because I hate the "heel hangover" in sandals.
When Daylight Savings time hit I was fairly unaffected. We were on Spring Break and we never actually adjusted... we just slept in and stayed up late :) #notsmart
This week when we headed back to school I was slapped in the face by the reality of losing an hour and I was totally annoyed at being in my car when it was dark outside. And at almost that very moment we rounded the corner and saw this...
It's hard to be annoyed when you get to see a sunrise like this on your way to work :)
(yes.... the light is green, but I was waiting to turn left... I took these while I was stopped)
Tuesday morning was my FAVORITE!
I am definitely going to miss the sun going down at 5:00 and having an excuse to get all cozy and hunker down in my jammies
And since we're talking about sky pictures, let's talk about this one that I snapped of Luke last weekend. He was standing on the top of a hill and I love that it looks like he's in the sky.
This might be my new FAVORITE picture!
On Tuesday we wore one of my FAVORITE colors :)
(you can find my polish HERE)
And Griffin helped with one of her FAVORITE helper jobs...
Monday morning I was up and at 'em pretty early... ready to get to school and see all my kids. But Tuesday morning was another story completely. I even had to break out my "Go-To Outfit".
What's a go-to outfit? It's an outfit that I pretty much always have ready.... clean, ironed and hanging together just in case I have one of those mornings where I have ZERO time to decide on what to wear. It's something that I love and that I can layer with a scarf of jacket if it's cold.
My hair was particularly CRAY but black and white always works for me. I was wearing one of my FAVORITE outfits and was ready in enough time to take a selfie :) hahaha
Apparently I was feeling black and white this week, because I wore it again on Friday. My pants are by Matilda Jane and you can find my denim jacket HERE (and it's on sale!!!).
I got a new Barrington Bag and I am in LOVE!!! It's giant and amazing and I'm going to be my summer bag FOR SURE!!! I always end up with shoes and towels and snacks and water bottles (and then stuff for my kids! hahahaha jk) and I'm excited to be able to throw it all in one AWESOME bag!
If black and white is one of your current favorites, be sure to check out these super cute pieces!!!
These two cuties continue to be each other's FAVORITE :)
And this is my FAVORITE view when walking in the door after work :)
One of my FAVORITE parts of the day is getting all three of my kiddos in the van after a busy day :) And their FAVORITE movie that's been on repeat while in the car???? Space Jam! hahaha Throwin' it back to 1996 courtesy of the McKinney Public Library.
Wednesday night I went and watched my FAVORITE little skater at his lesson...
... and his FAVORITE part was watching the Zamboni :)
My friend Amy's son Lucas is currently on my list of FAVORITE people...
Dear Lucas, I love you.
I usually get Zooey Deschanel or Carly Rae Jepsen. Remember these side by side my middle schoolers did for me last year??? :) hahaha
I shared this picture on Monday, but it's one of my absolute FAVORITES and so I feel like it's worth another share :)
Dave sent me these pictures of the littles yesterday morning and it was my FAVORITE part of the day!
Last up is my FAVORITE of the favorites this week. Over Spring Break the kids and I made and decorated a bunch of cards for the organization Cards for Hospitalized Kids.
Basically, you make cards, send them to the organization and they distribute them to Children's hospitals all over the United States.
The kids each colored 4 or 5 and then I got in on it as well :) I also did this with my 8th graders before Spring break and so I ended up sending off almost 200 cards!
My middle schoolers drew their own cards, but I made some on the computer for my kids (and me!) to color...
All the info is on the website, but basically you want them to be fun and colorful and something that will brighten a child's day. You can't put any identifying information on it other than your name and state and you don't want any "get well" messages or anything religious. This was a great conversation starter with the boys as well about how fortunate we are to be healthy and how there are lots of kids who spend lots of time in the hospital. We prayed for the kids who would be receiving our cards and this will DEFINITELY be a little service project we do again. If you want to make some with your kids this weekend you can download the templates I made HERE or you can be super creative and draw/write your own :)
Happy Friday, Friends!!!
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