Hello and Happy Friday! I’m so happy to see Friday.
I feel like I’m limping into the weekend. We went from 0 to 100 between last week and this week. We’ve had two late nights at the ball park and a late night on Wednesday at a cold and rainy track meet. I’m very ready for more spring like weather. Well, joke’s on me…tomorrow’s weather includes some snow flurries!
Favorites from the week:
Last weekend, I was at Trader Joe’s and this miniature bouquet of peonies were calling my name.
Last weekend, I started watching Season 2 of The Home Edit. I love this show. It’s always fun to see Clea, Joanna and their team work their magic.
This meme is relatable after watching the first few episodes.
I saw that the ladies shared this on their Instagram. What’s your Get Organized name?
I’m sentimental denim…and this isn’t wrong! It’s very hard for me to throw things away…including my jeans.
Yesterday, Clea shared that she has breast cancer and is undergoing surgery today. She was so eloquent on Instagram stories sharing her journey. Prayers for her during season of life.
I still feel new to Antique Candle Co candles, but I couldn’t pass up the Country Pear scent being on sale. It arrived this past weekend and smells amazing.
Reading has been another favorite recently. I read two books over break. Both were good, but I cried until I had a headache at the end of Pack Up the Moon. I will share both books and whatever else I read this month in my April What I’ve Been Reading post.
The neighborhood kids playing outside was definitely a favorite of the week. Everyone seemed kind of scattered for Spring Break but by Sunday my driveway was full of kids playing basketball and running around. It made my heart so happy.
On Sunday, instead of having a slow cooker dinner (I saved that for Monday), we grilled out since the weather was so nice. The cousins were over and playing with the neighborhood kids, so we decided to make an easy dinner to enjoy outside.
Baseball Boo is back! Hayden had his first game of the season on Tuesday. He looks so cute in his uniform.
Tuesday was soggy, but the rain cleared just in time for the late night game. They played in the cold under the lights, and Hayden was the starting pitcher. It was fun to see him back out there.
The kids’ first middle school track meet was another favorite. The weather for the meet was miserable with a capital M. Mis-er-able. It rained all day long, but they still had the meet.
Let me tell you who loves a track meet…even in the rain. Travis White.
(not kidding) Here is his setting his watch before one of the kid’s races.
I texted him during the day because I’d seen the email from the coaches about wearing black under their uniforms, and he responded that he’d laid everything out and packed bags (snacks, rain gear, extra shoes, etc) during his lunch. This is his skillset, and I am here for it.
I love watching them participate, and I think it’s so fun that they are doing this together.
They both ran the third leg of the 4×800 in the pouring rain.
Then Hayden ran the 1600 and Hadley the 400. They both did an awesome job considering it was their first meet, they were running with 7th and 8th graders, and the weather was horrible.
Hadley said, “I love track!…I’d love it more if it wasn’t raining, but I loooove track.” The best!
Like cross country, I think track teams have so much fun together supporting one another and growing and improving with each and every race.
Favorite Kid Quote:
Travis was telling Hayden about the importance of having a pre-race routine. I said, “Routines are good. Help you stay focused…in life, school, workouts, etc…” Hadley said, “Yeah, like I have a nighttime skin care routine which is important.” 🤣 (She is in the bathroom no less than 22 minutes every night…*sigh*)
Favorite Mom Meme:
OMG…especially at bedtime.
Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:
I’m feeling pretty sentimental this baseball season. This is Hayden’s 12-year-old season, and may be his last baseball season (for now? forever?). As the kids get older, it’s time to start making choices, and I do think Hayden’s main focus will be on running in the fall and the spring. We’ll see. With anything, we just want him to have fun, do his best, and know that we will always support him.
Here he is as a 4-year-old before his first ever t-ball game:
….and he had the best teammate: his sister!
I was busy posting this week! It was a good week of this and that: some quick meals, Amazon purchases, Easter decor, and all the details on our few days in Asheville last week.
Not Just a Mom:
On Monday, the Not Just a Mom crew is hosting our monthly link up.
This month’s topic is: What’s For Lunch
If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you join us for the link up.
What are your weekend plans? Due to more rain and even colder temps than Wednesday, tonight’s track meet is cancelled. Honestly, we don’t have much on our agenda, and I couldn’t be happier!
See you back here on Monday.
Thanks for reading,