Happy Friday! We made it through a full week of school. We started off the week waking up with smiles on our faces and arriving to school early. We’ve ended the week sitting silently with our eyes closed while eating breakfast and then pulling up in the school car line on two wheels! The first week back to reality is always rough.
It’s that time of the year! Hadley and her Girl Scout troop are selling cookies. Last year, she had a *random* goal of selling 296 boxes, and she sold close to 350 boxes. This year, she has a goal of 330 boxes. She made a video for me to post on Facebook with her info about the cookies, her goals, etc. It took us over an hour to make it. At one point, she said, “I don’t know how actresses do it!” haha. She also took advantage of the great weather we were having last weekend to sell around our neighborhood. She’s off to a great start! Hayden is always her first customer with his $4 for a box of Lemonades 🙂
FAVORITE KID QUOTE
At school drop off on Monday Hayden said, “Bye mom, have a good day,” and got out of car. Then, he turned around and said, “Wait did I give you a kiss?” So sweet of ❤️ Hayden. Thankfully, they both aren’t embarrassed by me…yet.
FAVORITE CLOTHING ITEM
I asked for both of these clothing items from Nordstrom from my mom for Christmas. She sent my birthday gift home with my Christmas gifts, and I went ahead and opened these since they were wrapped together in one box. I wore both of these (especially the fleece pullover) non-stop over break. I loved the pink sweater so much that I ordered it in gray as well since it’s on sale.
We’ve tried to get back on track this week with grocery shopping and meal planning. BUT the kids (especially Hayden) can’t quit my new mom hack (courtesy of Living with Landyn). I usually have cinnamon rolls on hand for Saturday or Sunday breakfast since they take awhile to bake. But, now I use my new mini waffle maker to squish individual cinnamon rolls one at a time (2 minutes and one roll is smooshed waffle style). Hayden has eaten these all week long for breakfast.
The kids’ favorite moments this week have probably been every day after school as they’ve had friends over who don’t have an after school sitter this week. While our sitters have watched them, they’ve done a good job about all of them getting their homework completed, but then they have a friend to play with on Xbox or outside.
I loved going to my school’s basketball game on Tuesday. It was a crazy evening with Travis working late and both kids having their own practices, but we met up at school to cheer on my school’s team to victory against a cross town rival.
BUT…I can tell you, hands down, my favorite moment will be this weekend when we have finished not one, but two, 4th grade science projects! I’m ready to wrap this up!
FAVORITE MOM MEME
Why do I have to raise my voice for anyone to take me seriously?! #forrealtho
Extra fave: FAVORITE AMAZON GIFTS
I’d seen a few blog posts about this Amazon cardigan, and I decided to buy one for my grandma as a Christmas present. When it arrived, I loved it so much, I told Travis it’s what I wanted for Christmas too! I love to wear my robe, but figured this may be more presentable at 5pm. It’s soft and warm which is always a great combo.
Last year, I got my kids these Paint by Number sticker books from Amazon. They received a few more from my grandma for Christmas. I probably love these more than the kids do. Each page has a numbered picture with correlating stickers. They are perfect for a long car ride or just a fun way to be creative without a mess!
As always, thanks for reading! I hope you have a great weekend!
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