we got some little things done around the house.
the girls got to chill (which was sooo needed in my opinion) until they even used that phrase...."i'm bored!":)
we had sleepovers, dates, and meets.
it was action packed but really, really good!
picture day already.
yep, they do it early around here.
and actually i like that.
let's get down to schoolin!:)
this morning was a bit hectic.
making sure those outfits and hair were just so.
lots of smiles though and for that i am so grateful.
smoothest one yet i think.
riley was an absolute sweetheart. when janey's hair was giving us issues that i had no clue how to fix, our hair expert jumped right in to wet, spray smooth and pin. she was the sweetest big sister ever. she basically did every ones hair. and she did it with a smile. i just love that girl.
aubrey had a big day too.
her first "bring the teacher a birthday gift" day.
she made a card, helped wrap up some chocolates and painted her a picture.
she was so proud and so excited to share her goodies.
friday felt like such a happy day to me. these girls are filling my heart with so much joy and i miss them bunches when they are away. i ran a few errands while aubrey was at school (still seems so weird to say!) picked up some things at hobby lobby to create with...i am craving that and it makes me so happy...then raced back to get her.
my sweetie was a sweaty red faced little preschooler when i walked in.
she played hard!:)
i just love the way she greets me and i wish i could have THAT on film. i kneel down to say hello and she runs into my arms, leg locks me and just about knocks me over. now that's love!
it was friday so we went to panera for a frozen drink and a cinnamon crunch bagel. cause that's what you do on a hot sweaty friday right? right!:)
new routines and schedules call for new panera's too right?
we sat next to the sweetest older ladies. they kept looking at us and smiling. finally they said, "you have got the sweetest most well behaved little girl. she is just a doll!" of course my heart melted and i said thank you...then proceeded to show them the picture day shot on my phone so they could see the big sweet ones too. it made me feel so good inside. we moms get very few opportunities for praise for our "jobs" so it always feels good when someone notices us and says "you did good!" i try to do that as much as i can to other moms, cause i know how much it means to me...and hopefully i'll still be doing it when i'm the sweet old lady in panera!:)
later that evening janey and her best friend had a sleepover/movie night.
those two were so funny planning out this big day down to the minute.
her mom and i laughed about them on the phone all week.
percy jackson 2, steak and shake, games, giggles, and nail painting.
it was a good night.
saturday morning riley had her second cross country meet. this was the first meet i have ever been to and all i can say is wow! so many people! so disorganized yet organized. hard for me to wrap my orderly mind around all the controlled chaos.:) how do they even know where the course is? and there are all these people walking all over the place. ha! definitely NOT a soccer game!!:) but it was so much fun!! and it made me want to run or work out or buy cute running clothes at least!:) she did so good in spite of the 110 heat index (!) and we were so proud of her.
this of course was my favorite shot of the day!
dave, the sweetie that he is, helped me take everything out of the pantry to reorganize it.
someday we would love to repaint the inside to get rid of the last traces of "we used to live with waaay too much of this red" left in the house, but for now this will more then do.
he said we need to have the "ahhhhh" sound effects play every time we open the doors! just love it.
terrible pics i know...couldn't get far away enough in the hallway to get it all in.
and you can make these equally yummy though off center little mini pork-less muffins with your left over batter.
i must say that my mind is overflowing these days. i'm sure it's just getting adjusted to the new schedule and all the things that are starting back up, like dance, tumbling and soccer along with all the new things like preschool, clarinet lessons and cross country. i feel like i am running a marathon most days and when dave and i plop down on that sofa at 8:45...if we're lucky...we are beat! beat i tell ya!! but it's all good!
hope your long weekend was lovely,
have a happy day,
1. new things to love
2. sweet teachers
3. quiet mornings
4. cooler temps are here
5. food to eat