Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday Favorites - Keepin' It Random Edition

This weeks Friday Favorites are just as random as ever :)


First up is this picture of Mason that I got this week from his teacher.  They were using alphabet magnets to spell out words that were labeled around the room on cookie sheets and Mason asked to use a marker instead.  He came back a few minutes later to show her this!


We were both pleasantly surprised as Mason isn't always super enthusiastic about writing :)  

While I was thrilled with his accomplishment, we still encouraged him to accomplish the task at hand (spelling with the letter magnets) and he did it yesterday :)  #proudmama  Watching him grow and learn at school is my FAVORITE!


He also brought home his self portrait, which for SURE is going in the "keep drawer"



Luke has been busy at school this week, too... taking selfies with cute high school girls ;) hahaha



On Monday, DAve spent the day with his FAVORITE girl and they ran a bunch of errands including stopping by the Honda dealership.  Dave's brother works there and Griffin is friends with everyone ;)

That is not Dave's brother, Stephen, that's one of his co-workers who was filling in for the receptionist.


They checked out new cars and she got to live out her dream of unlimited pretend driving :)


They also stopped by and said hi to Cynthia!  Cynthia is my future-sister-in-law :)  We're just waiting for Stephen to get a move on. hahaha

Cyn-fia is our FAVORITE!


After a couple more errands Dave met up with his parents and grandmas for lunch at Dairy Queen.  Isn't that what all the cool kids do on Mondays?!?!?! :) 


Apparently Griffin's lunch came with a "small" ice cream.




Get it, girl!


Her FAVORITE after school activity?  Pretend driving.  I think she may grow up and be a race car or truck or bus driver :)  


Getting this DM on Instagram was a FAVORITE from this week as well!  I LOVE when people are able to take ideas I share and make them their own!  How sweet do these look look for her sons party?!?!?!


Two of Griffin's FAVORITE things are yogurt and Jack Bauer.  Except that it's not my FAVORITE when you put the two together.  She likes to feed him her yogurt... and share a spoon.  GROSS!




One of my FAVORITE shows is coming back in January... time to watch all the seasons to refresh before it comes back!


Griffin's Happy Morning pictures from yesterday were some of my FAVORITE.  Hot. Mess. Express.



Cheese face on repeat :)


We're excited to head to some MCA football games (and Luke's soccer games!) this Fall and I ordered this pullover for Griffin (in two sizes so she'd always have it for school spirit purposes!) since our mascot is the mustangs.  School spirit is my FAVORITE and I think it will be precious with skinny jeans and her yellow Hunter boots.


I mentioned the geckos on our bathroom windows on Instagram and they seemed to be polarizing.  People were either terrified of them or loved them... there didn't seem to be too much middle ground :)

The little geckos that show up on our windows at night are the kids FAVORITE!


Especially my little inquisitive scientist, Luke.


The AMAZING Crystal sent me this picture this week and I SQUEALED!!!  If you're looking for great quality festive PJs be sure to follow Crystal Faye on Instagram.  These were a pre-order, but she'll be posting her extras in the coming months!


Since we're still a ways away from actual Fall clothes, I've been living in flowy, trapeze style dresses.  The red/orange one you can find HERE and the print one is from last summer.


If swing dresses are your thing here are a few super cute ones (just click on the picture).

   

My FAVORITE piece of schoolwork Luke brought home this week was this picture.  I love the WUSSSSSSS (aka "whooooosh") noise coming out of the plane :)


The boys both requested to be "army guys" for Halloween.  I ordered these from Zulily and they are OVER THE MOON!  I had visions of a cute family theme (my FAVORITE!), but it looks like I'm going to have a menagerie of costumes again this year with two army guys and a cupcake ;)


Last up, this sweet boy had yellow day yesterday at school.  He's my FAVORITE in the mornings because he still holds my hand and walks in with me. hahaha 


I hope y'all have a FANTASTIC long weekend!  I'm not sure if I'll be back on Monday or not, but check back in just in case I get my act together this weekend :)   And don't forget that Tuesday is going to be my Teacher Tuesday classroom tour link-up.  I'm so excited!!!

   
   

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38 comments:

  1. Love all of the pictures! Is it bad I want some of those PJs in my size, so cute! Have a good weekend!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

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    1. Girl! She has adult sizes!!! :) I "may" have a pair headed my way. hahahaha

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  2. I'm positive that isn't the end of Luke taking selfies with cute girls. I'm sure it's only the beginning. :)

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    1. I had the same feeling :) #thebeginningoftheend hahaha

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  3. I love all of your random! Super cute pics of the kids as always. And Mason's handwriting is GOOD! Super impressed over here!

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  4. That ice cream made me laugh out loud!! And those pajamas...I'm still dying over them! They are seriously so, so, so, so cute!!! Don't forget where I want your kids to wear them ;)!

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    1. The ice cream made me laugh... and then cry a little bit at the thought of having to go all the way across town to get one for myself ;) hahaha And how could I forget?!?! :)

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  5. Happy Friday, Andrea!! Those Christmas jammies are so so so cute! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Woohoo!! What great favorites!! Also, those Army costumes are precious!! I can't wait to see your cupcake!! :)

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    1. My cupcake is having a headband made and is going to be PRESH! :) hahaha But I may have a second costume up my sleeve to coordinate with her brothers :)

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  7. Andrea
    You should totally have G be a military nurse, this way you can still have your family themed Halloween! Those military costumes for L and M are so stinkin adorable!

    www.learningtolovehom.blospot.com

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    1. Cute! or Rosie the Riveter! Then you and Dave could be the famous kissing sailor couple :)

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    2. She could also be a soldier because there are many, many women soldiers.

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    3. I bought her cupcake costume resale last year... But am loving all of these ideas! I would have ordered her the same costume as the boys except it didn't come that small. so sad!!! My original idea was to have the boys be foods as well to coordinate with her cupcake costume... But I couldn't crush their camo dreams ;)

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  8. Too many great pics this week to choose a favorite! Love them all;). Have a great weekend, Andrea!

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  9. I have never seen a cleaner toddler eating yogurt, especially while eating out of a measuring spoon!

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    1. Hahahaha - it definitely went downhill after these pics :)

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  10. Griffin looks so big in that last car seat picture! Love all the pictures of your kids, and I love Luke with his hand in his pocket with the older girls, like no big deal, just surrounding by lovely ladies, haha.

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    1. I thought the same thing!!! And I have a feeling it won't be his last selfie with a group of girls :) hehehe

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  11. In the picture of Luke with the high school girls, I thought the girl on the left was Shay at first. She looks so much like her that she could be her daughter. :)

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    1. I think that because I know them both so well I didn't see it right away, but I can totally see it now. They're both super cute :)

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  12. Lots of random fun this week from your sweet family! I enjoyed the whole post & all of the cuteness overload from the adorable pictures of your kiddos! And the holiday jammies?! I die. Too much cute! Plus, that means Christmas is coming(ish)!

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    1. Yes! coming(ish) is the perfect way to describe it :) I'm excited... but I also don't want to rush through the season!

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  13. I love that you wrote that Griffin could grow up and be a truck or race car driver! So awesome to see parenting where there are no gender stereotypes...You can be super girly and still grow up to have a "guy job" and its awesome to see parents who encourage their children to be whatever they want to be!! Also its nice to see you realize that fall is still a ways away ; ) Your trapeze dresses are adorable-I want to order some now

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    1. My singular wish for all my kids is that they find a career path that they're passionate about - regardless of whether it fits within a gender stereotype. I want them to be happy and fulfilled and will always encourage them to try new things. :) And you TOTALLY need some trapeze dresses. Have a great weekend, Charlotte!!!

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  14. In Mason's selfie, the girl all the way to the left really looks like Shay!! So funny!

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  15. Love your pics - we are the mustangs too....must check out that sweatshirt too and find in my girls size!!

    www.balancingbyfaith.com

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  16. Aww!! I will have to send you a photo of the centerpieces today. Thank you for sharing your creativity in your blog. Your family is just adorable. Have a great Labor Day weekend!!

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  17. Wow! You have had a busy week! And Griffin has had a complete blast! Looks like such a happy child! And bring on Nascar! :) Thanks again for hosting this great link up. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. And I'm your newest GFC follower!

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    1. Thanks, Trista! It was definitely busy - but fun! And yes... all three of my kids (for the most part) are super happy. So glad you're following along - thanks so much!!!

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