Happy Friday, friends!
This week has FLOWN by and I'm left reeling just a bit from a full week of activity. Good thing we have a restful weekend planned... oh wait... :) hahaha We're excited to cheer on the Lil' Stangs soccer team, spend time with some of our favorite friends, watch GG twirl and tap at dance and hopefully get the Halloween decorations out.
Monday was picture day and I snapped this of the boys before we headed in to school as evidence that they really were clean and prepped for pictures ;) These handsome, smiley boys are my FAVORITE!
I talked about this shirt last weekend, but I wore it again on Monday and loved it with mustard skinnies, TOMS booties and a military jacket.
While the boys and I were at school smiling for the camera at picture day, Dave and Griffin were at home having the best time together. I think it's safe to say that Mondays are both of their FAVORITE day :)
Another FAVORITE time of this week has been listening to Luke read. It really "clicked" for him this summer and he is loving reading anything and everything. Both Gram and Papa Mac and Gibi and Haha bought him lots of new books from the book fair and he's been in HEAVEN!
Griffin has been rocking piggies this week and they are my FAVORITE! Look at that sweet little face!!!
Her baby is her FAVORITE and I love that she refuses to put clothes on her :) hahaha
While baby is her FAVORITE, Griffin is Jack Bauer's FAVORITE. Any time she sits down, he's immediately in her lap :)
It has been a busy week at our house, and catching a few zzzzs on the way home has been Luke's FAVORITE. Here we are at Miss Lisa's house Tuesday afternoon...
And then letting him snooze a few extra minutes in the driveway at home on Wednesday after school and before church. I was excited to have an iced tea and some quiet :)
It's no secret that I'm addicted to Mini Melissa's and I MAY have bought these from a mama in Brazil before they are released in the US :) hahaha #noshame
They're sparkly and fabulous and are Griffin's second FAVORITE shoes (the pink kitties are still holding court in her closet).
On Wednesday morning my classroom door opened and Luke and a friend from his class poked their heads in. I was surprised to see him and it only took me about 4 seconds to realize why he was there... HE LOST HIS FIRST TOOTH!!! Yes, folks... he's 7.5 and JUST lost one and the excitement was palpable! He was beyond thrilled and seeing his sweet little face so pumped was my FAVORITE!!! (another FAVORITE is being able to see him during the day when exciting and important things like this happen! Being able to be there for moments like this make the sacrifices we make to send our kids where we do totally worth it!)
I posted this FAVORITE picture of Griffin and I on Instagram and I received lots of inquiries about my poncho...
It's from Southern Trends and it's even cuter in person! I picked it up during their Labor Day sale and I am in love with it! I wore it to school on Tuesday with some MJ pants and loved how cute and comfy it was.
My mom sent this to me yesterday, and I instantly laughed out loud and nodded my head in agreement :)
Mason has had two more color days this week. Green Day was on Tuesday and Thursday was purple/pink day. Getting to pick out his clothes and wear fun colors has been his FAVORITE!
Pottery Barn kids has their Halloween decorations on sale and I just ordered this cute countdown calendar.
I think my kids will love moving the little ghost from pocket to pocket and it will hopefully help me avoid having to answer "is trick-or-treat tomorrow??" every day. hahaha
These plates may have made their way into my cart as well. Ooops.
Another FAVORITE moment this week was this sweet one :)
And once again Dave killed it with my FAVORITE "Happy Morning" pictures.
These two watching their FAVORITE Cailou in the morning was the sweetest.
Next up is our FAVORITE Anna Grace! Anna Grace is our official babysitter/big sister/Mason wrangler and we love her to absolute pieces. She has a heart for kids and I wanted to share this from her:
"This past summer I was given the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Bolivia with my mom. It was my first time out of the country and it was absolutely amazing! I really enjoyed serving and loving on all the kids and sharing the good news of Jesus :) At my school, during the week before Spring Break we have a missions week. One of the choices is to go to Guatemala and I strongly felt God calling me to go on this trip to work with the kids. I really love being able to love on them and show them God's great love for us! I've decided to sell t-shirts to raise money to be able to go and I would absolutely love if you were able to support me and buy a shirt and/or donate."
Isn't she the best??? I have no doubt that Anna Grace is going to make a huge impact on the kids of Guatemala and if you're interested in supporting her, you can purchase a t-shirt for $20 (+$6.50 shipping if you're not local) by clicking HERE (and then click send), selecting friends or family and then sending the funds to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you're wanting her to mail your shirt, please put your address and phone number in the notes section.
And since we're on the topic of Anna Grace, remember that one time that we all chimed in on her Prom dress? Well... she's about to go to Homecoming and check out the super fun way her boyfriend asked her!!!
Last, but not least... my FAVORITE part of a giveaway is announcing the winner! The lucky winner of the $50 Poppy Whitaker shop credit is......
Congrats, Hannah! I can't wait to hear what you picked out :) Shoot me an email today and I'll get you the code for your credit!
I hope your weekends are filled with your FAVORITES!!!
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