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Friday Favorites {#33}

Hello and Happy Friday, y’all! This week was certainly filled with end of the summer stuff like appointments, back to school planning, professional development and more!

As always, I’m linking up with Erika and Andrea for this week’s Friday Favorites post.

Favorite Moment:

There were a few favorite moments this week, but I will share the first two that popped into my mind.


The kids had their annual vision exam on Monday. Hadley passed again, but Hayden’s prescription changed (again).

He’s been wearing glasses for two years now, and each exam provides an adjustment for his prescription. I had a feeling his eyesight was really worsening (it runs in the family) based on some extra squinting recently, and he’d even mentioned having trouble when up to bat seeing the pitcher release the ball.

Anyway, as the doctor was tweaking his prescription (you know–when they ask, “which looks better, 1 or 2?”) Hayden said, “2.” She then flipped the screen and said, “This is your old prescription.” She then flipped the screen again and said, “This is your new prescription.” Hayden quietly and sweetly said, “Ohhh!” It was a sweet moment…almost like he was relieved. It must have been so much better! 😂

The first year he had glasses he had eye glasses and sports goggles. He really did wear both, but around six months, he just stuck with the goggles. So, last year, with the new prescription, we only purchased new sports goggles. I think he likes that they are heavier on his face and have the strap. Anyway, this year he said he wanted both again. He kind of had to wander around on his own due to COVID restrictions, but chose four very similar styles to what he had a couple of years ago. The pair he ended up choosing (pictured below) remind me of Squints from Sandlot! So cute. They’ll be ready next week.

And…how weird is 2020?!…trying on glasses while wearing a mask!


Hayden’s finishing up Goblet of Fire, and sometimes asks to read aloud to me. He did so the other night, and I kept dozing off. He stopped, woke me up, and said, “What?! Are you not enjoying this?!” 😂

Favorite Kid Quote:

Honestly, the two Hayden instances above were favorite quotes, but I couldn’t stop laughing during Hadley’s eye exam when he saw the numbers in the corner (20, 30, 40, etc) and asked me if the number was Hadley’s IQ!!


Later that day, I asked Hadley if she had a hair tie for her hair. Without missing a beat, she said, “I have seven!” She tends to wear them on her wrists and ankles (sometimes!) She’s definitely a Girl Scout…always prepared!

Favorite Food:

My new favorite food…or should I say… favorite guilty pleasure is this Cheesecake Factory ice cream.

My dad told me about it a couple of months ago, but our Kroger didn’t have it. When we were in KC last week, he bought a variety of flavors for us to try. Then, I looked at the Kroger app, and Kroger now carries this brand! When I went to the store on Monday, I brought home original, salted caramel, and cookies and cream. My fave is the original.

Favorite Thought:

I saw this on Instagram. It was such a good reminder on the importance of taking care of yourself!

Favorite Clothing Item:

Hadley had been wanting a pair of Birkenstock-like sandals (I refuse to buy her the real deal until her feet stop growing—she’s gone from a women’s size 5 to size 7 in a year!) all summer. Target has some that are similar, but they are never at the store, and for some reason her size isn’t available to ship.

I’m not sure why it took me so long to check Amazon, but they had what she was looking for. She got this pair in white.

I’d seen this pair before and thought they would be good for summer and going to the pool, and they just seem like a great summer sandal that’s easy to wear.

I bought my usual size 9 but think a 10 would be better… that size should arrive today. Hadley’s 7.5 fit her just fine!

Other Faves:

Sipping coffee out of my new mug from my mom. Go Chiefs! #superbowlchamps

While it has been hot, the evenings have provided a decent temperature to go for a walk.

Favorite Mom Meme(s):

I’ve got one serious and one funny meme for you!

This one below is the motherhood truth. Real talk: Monday was rough with my kids…we were busy, we were tired, we had appointments, we had practices, we had no groceries, we had to pick up groceries and on and on. I went to bed Monday night feeling like a bad mom.

But…the rest of the week was much better—even if I had to send a kid to their room a time or two!

And…something funny for you! You know I love my Golden Girls…and I love to sleep…even if it’s not always soundly!

Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:

My Gma and mom were cleaning out pics, so I came back with quite a few gems for myself to keep. Including this one…

The banana pic is a fave of my Gma’s. I think she even had it framed at her house for quite a few years.

I’m guessing this was 1982-83 (ish)…

Weekly Recap :

Here are this week’s posts if you are interested and/or missed one!

If you take away anything from today’s post (besides how cute I was in the early 80’s!), you must buy the Cheesecake Factory ice cream! 🙂

Thanks so much for reading! Don’t forget to check out the other ladies’ posts too!

I hope you have a great weekend.

7 thoughts on “Friday Favorites {#33}

  1. That ice cream looks good! I love your kid’s quotes, too. I need to do eye doctor for Jack and I but I’ve been dragging my feet because of the mask situation. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thankfully it’s a summer appt to check off the list! And I knew Hayden needed a new prescription, so that kept me motivated. I was impressed by the protocol and safety of the dr office and eye glass place next door.

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  2. How did I not know that Cheesecake Factory had ice cream?? Ugh, I just know I’m gonna love it too. My boys and I finished up the Goblet of Fire just as summer started and I can not wait to pick up the next book in the series when we start school again this fall. Reading aloud (even to my 16 year old!) is one of my favorites.

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