WOO HOO!!!! It's Friday and I am SOOOOOO grateful for a break!
Working is hard, girls. :) hahaha
We wrapped up summer this week and FINALLY got together with Mallory and Lucy (Justin, we missed you.... well, Dave missed you, I was too busy playing with your precious daughter to really notice. hehehe). We had dinner at the pool and Griffin was SMITTEN!
I was so excited to see her so in love with sweet Lucy since the last time we saw her she was totally upset that she wasn't the baby :)
Lucy giving these boys some major side eye. Right on, girly! Right on. :) hahaha
We ran into a family who I know from teaching and their daughter and her friend were sooooooo cute with Griffin!
Griffin LOVES big girls!
We pretty much closed down the pool (WAY past our bedtime) and Lucy was not feeling the picture. I love how all of my kids are looking at her. :)
YAY!!! Time with family is my FAVORITE!
Before we headed to the pool on Monday we spent the day relaxing. We always laugh about how Dave can nap pretty much anywhere (seriously... anywhere) and I was cracking up when I walked into the family room before nap time and saw this...
And then a few minutes later it was this...
Snuggling is our FAVORITE ;)
On Tuesday, Griffin was at Miss Lisa's and the boys and I ran a few errands including a stop at Nordstrom. They LOVE the fun mirrors there and we always have to stop, take silly pictures and then look through and laugh at all of them.
Goofy mirror pictures are their FAVORITE.
My FAVORITE part of inservice this week has been bringing these two crazies along with me. They both REALLY need a haircut before school starts, too :) They're always bright eyed and bushy tailed in the mornings, but by the time we leave...
They're OUT like little lights. Yesterday I drove aimlessly for a solid 20 minutes to give them a little bit of a cat nap.
Then when we got home this girl crashed!
Getting back into routine is no joke.
Told y'all. Rough. Stuff.
On Wednesday, this little girl was looking extra big. Her little ankle cross and ponytail are my FAVORITE ;)
My dad sent the cartoon below to me this week and I died laughing. Me and some of my FAVORITE fellow middle school teachers had just been texting about bringing a blow up pool for the deck and so this was appropriately timed.
Despite the fact that it's a million and one degrees outside, it's always cold in our meetings (PRAISE JESUS!) and so I had an excuse to break out my FAVORITE new hoodie. The knit back kills me!
But since it's going to be warm for at least another month or two, I've been stocking up on some dresses from my FAVORITE brand that I can wear now and then layer for Fall.
I got this dress in black (I was tempted to get white, but I just got this one) to wear with wedges now and riding boots and a denim jacket this Fall.
I have this dress in a different print and its so easy to wear. The thicker straps make it work appropriate for me without a jacket and I love it with booties like shown.
And I love this color for Fall (think paired with a mustard cardi)
Next, in case you didn't know, I am a big fan of Candy Crush. It's my FAVORITE way to kill a few extra minutes. Because I'm lame :)
I started playing when I was nursing in the middle of the night and I can't give it up. I saw this earlier in the week and can totally relate. hehehe
It was this week two years ago that we had a big health scare with Mason. In the matter of hours he went from totally fine to covered in hives, swollen joints, super high fever and inability to move. After taking him to Acute Kids and having him looked at, they almost immediately told us to take him as fast as we could to the Children's Hospital ER. We were rushed into the ER where they told us that he had a double ear infection and moved him right away to Radiology to get a set of chest x-rays. After a dose of Benedryl and a pneumonia diagnosis we left the ER and had a week of follow up appointments, antibiotics and breathing treatments.
I'm telling all of you about this because every year, this episode with Mason is a reminder of God's divine providence and intervention in our lives. You see, when Mason was brought back for a chest x-ray I wanted to be the one to hold him while he had it done. The radiology tech kept asking me if there was a possibility I could be pregnant and no matter how many times I emphatically said "NO!!! NO! NO! NO!" she kept encouraging me to step outside "just in case" and let Dave take the x-ray with him. I was scared and just wanted to hold my baby, but finally, just to move the process along I sat outside and waited and remember talking to my mom on the phone about how this crazy lady kept asking me if I could be pregnant.
This weekend we have plans to get the boys uniforms in order (and probably make a trip to the uniform store - fun times!), I'm attempting to get my meal calendar back up and running and I have a few classroom projects I'm working on.
I hope that you all have FABULOUS Fridays and have super fun plans for the weekend!