Hello and Happy Friday!
Fridays tend to “hit different” once school starts. We had a great first week and are starting to get into a routine, but I think we are all ready to have the weekend to regroup and sleep in a bit!
Here are some favorites from the week:
Going all the way back to last Friday, we made a trip to the new Buc-ee’s in Richmond.(about 30 minutes away) This had been on our “to do” list this summer, but hadn’t yet made it there. With the gloomy weather and needing to kill some time, we decided to go check it out. Hayden was at the lake with his friend. Hadley was watching my brother’s kids, so I picked them up and headed to Buc-ee’s.
Buc-ee’s had all the things! It was as busy as I expected it to be. We walked around and checked things out, picked out some snacks and cookies and just wandered around for about thirty minutes. Wyatt and Layla had previously been there, and Layla loves Buc-ee’s. It was a good little trip. I’m sure we’ll go back, but we don’t drive east very often.
Friday afternoon, Hadley got a back to school trim. She loves getting her hair styled, so that was a fun treat.
One of Hadley’s friends has a small business (Simply Stella Co), and Stella was at a pop up shop at Greyline Station. Hadley and her friend went to hang and help Stella on Friday night. They had a lot of fun, and Hadley was excited because she helped ring people up (and came home with some SSC swag)
Saturday was another cloudy day, so we eased into the weekend. Travis left to go to Saratoga and Hayden was gone. Hadley slept in, and I enjoyed my coffee, candle, and book on my Kindle. I finished Every Summer After, and it was really good.
While at the lake, Hayden caught more fish. He’s been to various lakes this summer more than ever and really does love to fish.
On Tuesday, Hayden was excited because he hit 20k steps! That day, he completed a track workout, went to a training session, ran all over the neighborhood with his friends, and then went to Sky Zone for an hour and a half. Oh to have that much energy!
My classroom was ready for year 21!
The first day of school was a favorite for sure. They both gave me all kinds of details which I loved to hear. Hadley, especially, listed the names of her friends in every class #priorities
While Hayden stayed after school for cross country practice, I picked Hadley up. She needed to pick up a birthday gift for a friend, so we did that. Then, I figured we both deserved a treat for surviving the first day!
It was time to get out the red plates to celebrate a few things like going back to school (both of them) and dance studio tryouts (Hadley) and cross country (Hayden).
My runner…carb loading. haha
**Not pictured, but I did give Travis the red plate last week…when it was made official that he is the boys cross country coach at the kids’ school this year! Considering how busy he is in the fall, this is a big commitment, and we’re so proud (and excited) for him to do this. He’s pretty excited too.
Favorite Mom Meme:
Why are kids always hungry?!
I guess I better get back to meal planning dinners now that we are back to school.
Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:
Blast from the past…look what I found when I was cleaning out an old wallet. Oh…kids these days…they’ll never know what it’s like to have to go to a BB on a Friday night only to be disappointed that the movie they wanted to watch isn’t available.
My posts this week include a little bit of everything…tv shows, a recap of the summer, and back to school stuff.
What are your weekend plans? I’m sure I will be asleep by 8:00 tonight. There’s no tired like teacher tired the first few weeks of school. Then, both kids have Saturday birthday parties to attend, and I don’t think we have much going on otherwise.
See you back here Monday!