Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekend Recap - Happy May Edition

Happy Monday, Friends!  I'm not going to lie... last week was KIND of a beating.  As the school year winds down the daily classroom routine gets crazier and crazier.  Between assemblies, chapels, meetings, kids out daily for track and band and choir and a million other activities AND throw in my own kids awards, field trips, etc., etc., etc. it can get NUTS!  Keeping track of late work and work turned in early because they're going to be out and who was absent for what reason and blah blah blah.  It can be exhausting.  But I'm hanging in there!  I have great kids and I teach with the BEST people and at the end of the day I couldn't imagine doing anything else. ;)

That said, I did stop at Trader Joe's on the way home on Friday and bought way too much chocolate and the ingredients to make some comfort food! 

It tasted as good as it looked and I'll share the recipe this week.

Friday night we took baths, played MORE Topple and I worked on my French braiding skills because they STINK!  Y'all... I can make a headband and/or a garland out of some old t-shirts but I CAN NOT French braid!  I'm trying but it's hard!

They weren't perfect but Pippi didn't mind :)

Saturday morning we hit up dance class...

... and then swung through the grocery store AGAIN (story of my life!).  Its no wonder that she loves going to the store... a dog food back rest, pink balloon and tortilla in hand.  #jealous

I can't keep enough fruit in the house for this kid!

Mason had baseball pictures and a game and he wanted to practice his "baseball smile" beforehand.  Just in case you forgot... let me remind you about his recent basketball picture...

Look how cute!!!

Baseball muscles...

... love that number six!

Dave snapped this while they were getting their picture taken... I'm hopeful :)

... and then silly!

We spent Saturday afternoon reading...

... napping....

... and literally watching a cold front move in.

We finished the night off with MOVIE NIGHT! :)

Saturday night a HUGE storm rolled through East of us - tornadoes, flooding and lots of scary weather.  My dad was at the lake house (which was nerve wracking in itself!) and y'all... look at the dock!!!

This is the dock normally...

.... and now!

Sunday morning started off with Mason's breakfast of choice...

.... and a "Sing" show :)

We accidentally overslept and missed church but made the most of the beautiful day taking care of some yard work, doing some cleaning and celebrating friends!

Mason and G ready to celebrate one of Mason's friends at Playstreet!

Cute friends!

Dressed up as a farmer :)  And look how cute he is in those boots!

Be. Still. My. Heart.

I left the party a little bit early to meet up with some girls to celebrate Willow!  Brooke and Tyler brought her home from China a few weeks ago and I was so excited to get to spend some time with her and her mama.  We all giggled at one point because we were pretty much all just staring at her :)  Y'all... she couldn't be any more precious!  

And she's already got "selfie-ing" down pat.  Including the angle :)

GG has several Jellycat bunnies and we LOVE how soft they are and how they can be carried around by their super floppy ears.  I was so excited to give one to Willow and apparently she loved it as much as we love ours :)

After the party I ran a couple of errands including a pitstop at Homegoods!
I had on the shirt I've bene raving about and got several compliments on the color - such a great piece for Spring!

We're looking forward to a fun week.... Griffin and Mason are doing Yoga tonight at Playstreet (info HERE if you want to come!), Dave is chaperoning Mason's field trip to the zoo on Wednesday (y'all.... he's the best!), Luke has a field trip to a heritage museum and we have a couple of makeup baseball games.  BUSY! BUSY! 

Here's hoping that you get to kick off May on a high note today!  Happy Monday, Friends!

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  1. Looks like a fun filled weekend! Can't believe how long GG's hair looks in those braids!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  2. Willow is sooo smart! The selfie angle is SO important!

  3. Wahoo for the end of the school year!!!

  4. I'm trying to teach myself to braid also. I just keep watching video after video. GG's braids look great!!

    1. I can never get it looking super neat which then drives me NUTS! I'm going to keep practicing... but we'll see!

  5. I'm getting a glimpse of my life in the next year or two and all I can think is BUSY! LOL! But fun of course! I wish my kids like going to the store with me, it's like pulling teeth to get them to come!

    1. Yes! A few years ago I thought I was SO BUSY with babies and toddlers.... but now that they're more self sufficient (woo hoo!!!) the activities have started! hahaha

  6. What a fun weekend! And hang in there, mama ... summer time is SO close!! :) Happy Monday!

  7. Happy May 1st, girl!!! Summer will be here before you know it! Woohoo!

  8. What a great weekend! The end of the year is one of the busiest times of the year for sure. Looks like you all had a great weekend!

  9. I had to teach myself to braid using youtube videos because my daughter ALWAYS wanted braids! I just takes practice, practice, practice! Yours look good already!

    1. Thanks, Jackie!!! I need to check out a few more videos - but all those people make it look so EASY! hahaha

  10. I'm SO glad that y'all are OK after those storms. We were watching them all weekend because we knew that they would be hitting us today... sure enough, all morning this morning we had to take cover from some tornadoes in our area. Fortunately we are OK and so is everything in our city (as far as we know) and they have since moved out of our area. Whew. We're expected to have more on Thursday, though. Jeez.

  11. What kind of contraption are they laying on the floor upon watching the movie? Pillows or something fancy?
    I am a terrible french braid-er too. I'm not sure practicing has helped much...sigh

    1. It's called a Nugget and it's AMAZING!!! I'm going to be sharing more about it on Friday :)

  12. Busy weekend. Chocolate and comfort - always the best remedy for big weeks. Not long now til break, hang in there 🙏🙏😊

  13. I had to teach myself to braid using youtube videos because my daughter ALWAYS wanted braids! I just takes practice, practice, practice! Yours look good already!

  14. What a great weekend! The end of the year is one of the busiest times of the year for sure.


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