Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Favorites - It's FINALLY Fall Edition

Happy Friday, friends!!!  It's an EXTRA good Friday because we have a day off!!! WOO HOO!!! We are so excited to have a family day.  

Erika, Narci and I Are joining forces again and sharing our Friday Favorites.  If you want to join us just grab our graphic and link back to one (or all!) of us.


Earlier this week we met up with Dave's family and celebrated Cynthia's birthday at dinner.  Griffin LOVES her some Granny!  I think they're each other's FAVORITE ;)


We always seem to end up biting into lemons.  It's gross, but the funny faces make up for it. 


And no... I can't turn down a challenge :)


Monday the boys had a special pep rally to kick off their fun run and each of their classes had a dress-up theme.  Dress up days are their FAVORITE!  Mason's class was Disney and he wanted to be The Lion Guard and Luke's class was red, white and blue.  I laid out a super cute patriotic outfit for him and he decided to nix my plan and go with his own and I loved it even more. ;)


Griffin came with us so Dave could run to work really quick before the pep rally and she had so much fun coloring with some of the kids before first period.




Pep Rally!!!


One of my co-workers is having a baby next month and the middle school hosted a baby shower for her during our chapel time on Monday.  We served some of our favorite "baby" foods at the end... baby carrots, baby donuts and babybel cheese ;)


Three of my FAVORITE kindergarteners!


I have a new FAVORITE sweater that I got to break out earlier this week.  It's comfy and cozy, but light enough to wear this Fall.  IT's just all around fabulous.  The color is great and I was loving it with my dark grey nails.


We spent a TON of time outside on Monday and it was just warm enough without being bulky.  I'm obsessed.



Speaking of obsessed... ;)


If you teach middle school (I think it's just a middle school thing), then the next picture will probably be your FAVORITE too.


Seriously.  Why are they flipping them?!?!  MAKE. IT. STOP.  I warned my students that next week I'd be banning "flippin' water bottles" ;) hahaha

Last Friday Griffin spent an hour or so with my dad because Dave had a golf tournament and had to be at work around 5:30 a.m. and the boys and I had to be at school.  We dropped Griffin off at Gibi and Haha's and Dave picked her up about an hour later to take her to Miss Lisa's.  Well... that one hour has ruined her :)  She wants to go play with Haha every single morning.  It MAY have to do with the fact that he fed her chocolate chip cookies before 8:30 in the morning :)  Every morning she asks to go and every morning she's bummed. 


But luckily she gets over it pretty quick :)


FAVORITE little smirk :)


I just picked up this top from Hippie Chick and it is so cute!!!  The embroidery is for sure my FAVORITE part.  It's a charcoal gray color and I think that this would look so cute with jeans and booties this Fall.

  

Getting the boys school pictures back is my FAVORITE!!!  They always look so cute and I love getting to see how they turned out.  




Last night Mason and Griffin and I took Mason to soccer practice and had the best time.  The weather was PERFECTION and so we packed some of their FAVORITES for dinner and watched Mason practice.


The playground at MCA is our FAVORITE!




 After soccer we picked up some dessert and headed home to ride bikes before it got too dark.



WE ate our cones, played in the driveway and chased a few fireflies before heading in for baths.  All my FAVORITES.

 It was a whirlwind week but a great one!  Can't wait for a fun and relaxed weekend.  

Happy Friday, Friends!!!

PS - this post contained a couple of affiliate links which means that if you clicked on a link and made a purchase I may receive a small commission.  THANK YOU!!!

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30 comments:

  1. YES, it IS a middle school thing! Luckily, I think the fad has almost died out in my 6th graders! Thanks for hosting today!

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  2. Unfortunately the water bottle thing is a high school thing too!! Ughhhh lol! That meme cracked me up :)

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  3. Griffin's scarf is the cutest thing ever! I was just admiring it in your Instagram story. :)

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  4. Happy Friday Andrea! Your sweater and top look awesome! I am so glad fall is finally here in Indiana! Have a great weekend :)---Lisa

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  5. The picture of you and Griffin on the porch is my favorite!! (And the one of Mason the lion ;).)

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  6. OMG! I'm OBSESSED with that Hippie Chick top!!!!!! I'm going to have to totally copy you and get that. I LOVE IT!

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  7. The pictures of Grififn at the park are just precious!! Love!

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  8. My HIGH SCHOOLERS are flipping the dang water bottles!!!!! I've banned them already!!!! Driving me crazy!!!

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  9. It's not just middle school kids. My 11th and 12th graders keep flipping their water bottles.

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  10. It looks like you've been having a fun week! That's so sweet about Griffin and your Dad! Question, what brand jeans are wearing with that new hippie chick shirt?

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  11. First of all, I love your blog! I am a high school teacher in Indiana and feel your pain when it comes to the water bottle tossing! We have two weeks of fall break that start after today, so my hope is that they forget about that game after break! :)

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    1. The water flipping and dabbing are killing me. I coach high school volleyball, & we are almost to fall break! Hallelujah

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  12. I mean those school pictures. Mason's cheese face is the best!

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  13. Mason in the lion costume! Ahhh so adorable

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  14. Oh my gosh YASSSS with flipping the water bottles!!!

    Lacey Peek

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  15. The water bottle comment made me laugh!!! Our oldest is in 6th grade and this is everywhere...school, church, football practice. It's insane! When I showed him your meme he laughed. Good luck with getting your kiddos to stop with the flipping ; )

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  16. Love the lemon faces! Why is that always so fun??

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  17. I coach high school girls, & that meme about he water bottle is so accurate. It's about driven me crazy this season. {red angry emoji}

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  18. LOve your blog. Your children are the cutest. Where did you get Griffin's jeans and clogs they are the cutest..? I have a granddaughter that i would love to get some for her. Thanks..

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  19. OMG THE FLIPPING WATER BOTTLES HAS TO STOP!!!!!!! Make it STOP!!!! My kids are obsessed and I have already brought out the mean MAMA!!!!

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  20. 5 kids in my house, and THREE are flipping bottles. The last 2 are starting it too. I am like, WHY.....we even spray painted some that they LOVED the most, so they have specific bottles to themselves!

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  21. Seriously with the water bottles! My 8th grader has been doing this ALL summer! Drives me NUTS!!! Lol!!! We are in California, and it's so funny to see all the comments about this and how kids this age all across the country are doing the same thing! Happy Friday!

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  22. Thanks to Dude Perfect (who taught my high schoolers about the water bottle flipping), I have had to ban them! Sometimes I let them try and land it on the edge of my whiteboard, they love that :)
    Thanks for posting great stuff!

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  23. I teach high school and they are flipping water bottles all the way to 12th grade. Last week, I was so over it, that I started taking water bottles at the door, emptying them, and throwing them away. I didn't care if it was ice cold from the snack machine. :/ It's crazy how the flipping water bottles phenomenon has swept across the country in every school!

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  24. Happy Friday!! That Hippie Chick top is gorgeous!

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  25. Ha! I think I would want to spend my mornings with Haha too!!! Elle is the same way. She recently spent a Sunday morning with my mom. Now she wants to spend all of her weekend days over there. Nana is a softie and lets her do whatever she wants.

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  26. I can't stand the bottle flipping!!! I've banned it in my 6th grade class. I've also had to ban the word clowns. Killer clowns are a thing here in Ky. It exploded in one day. First period I hear no word of it and by fourth period the rumor is they were on the playground at an elementary school and another school had to go into lock down.

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  27. omg those school pictures are the cutest!! We just took ours too and I can't wait to see them. We did siblings photos this year, so who knows how that will turn out!! -<a href="http://www.homeofmalones.com”>Home of Malones</a>

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  28. I can definitely attest to being over the flipping water bottles craze. My 8th graders are flipping them off each other's backs, off the desks and chairs, you name it, they've tried it! Ahh!!

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  29. I saw this article this morning and thought of your post!!! Lol bottle flipping!

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/09/29/bottle-flipping-becames-rage-with-middle-schoolers/1INRaYEj9dQILseR5cgVUK/story.html

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