Monday, May 18, 2015


Well, it’s Monday again, and this morning I woke up with a dull headache that I just can’t shake.  Aaaand pretty much everything that could go wrong at work went wrong… it’s definitely been a Monday, but I suppose it could be worse! 

We did have a great weekend, though!  Started it out the right way with Five Guys for dinner Friday night… mmmm mmmm good!  After Five Guys, we did a little shopping at the strip mall, and then we took the kids to Barnes and Noble AKA Jacob’s heaven.  That boy loves books.  And I’m not one bit mad about it.  

Olivia has finally gotten to where she loves books as well.  For the longest time she just wanted to play with them (or throw them on the floor), but for the past three or four months, she has really started enjoying reading.  Every morning after I get her ready for school, she toddles over to her bookshelf, selects a book, starts flipping through the pages, and “reads” aloud to herself.  It is darling.   

Both babies loved the book store so much, and we let them each pick out a book to take home.  Jacob chose Rocket Town by Bob Logan and Olivia chose Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church.  They are both really cute books.  I love that our kids both love reading as much as I do, and I hope that it’s something that they both love forever.  

Tiny baby shorts - I can't even!!
Saturday, we went to a graduation party for my baby cousin who just graduated high school.  I used to babysit her when she was just a tiny little nugget, and now she’s heading to college!!  Seriously, where has the time gone?!  There have been many moments lately that have made me feel old, but this was by far the one that has made me feel the oldest.  I’m so proud of her, though, and she’s headed to the very best – University of Georgia!!  I know she’s going to have a blast, and they are incredibly lucky to have her.  Go Dawgs! 

The kids both kept eyeing the pool at my aunt and uncle’s house (I keep telling Brian that we need one) but we weren’t dressed for swimming.  Olivia would have jumped in fully-clothed if we would have let her, but she settled for sitting on the steps and splashing with her feet.  Jacob was more interested in the waterfall and I think he couldn’t have cared less about actually getting in the water. 

Saturday evening we stayed home and let the kids play outside.  We turned on the sprinklers to water the grass before heading in, and that turned into some impromptu water play, fully-clothed!  I guess all of that time spent around the pool earlier made them want some water action.  We wrapped up the evening with sparklers on the back porch since the fireworks at Brian’s company picnic got rained out Thursday night, and the kids really enjoyed that. 

Future UGA quarterback?  You saw it here first!

Sunday, Brian and I finally took the time to accomplish several tasks that we have been needing to work on, and we had a very productive day.  We are always so busy on the weekends, and we have been neglecting a lot around the house, so it was nice to finally get some things accomplished.  We finished painting the guest bathroom, we hung shelves in the guest bathroom (that we’ve had for literally almost two years – ridiculous), we replaced our curtain rods in the living room with sturdier rods since I recently hung curtains in place of valances, and we tied up a bunch of loose ends that have needed tying for a long time.   

We turned the kids loose at our favorite playground after lunch to let them get some fresh air after being cooped up in the house all morning, and they had a blast!!  Olivia finally made the official switch from crawling to walking this week (waaaahhhh!), so she walked and walked and walked all over that playground.  I have to admit, it was nice not having to carry her all over creation in the heat, but man, I still cannot deal with the fact that my last little baby is officially walking now.  :o( 

Still duck-facing after all these months.

Pure sunshine!

Seriously, these two!

We went to my parents’ house for spaghetti and vino to round out the day, and it was, as always, a great end to a great weekend.  

I hope your Mondays were great… I know mine’s about to get a whoooole lot better because The Bachelorette is back tonight!  Y’all enjoy… I know I will!  #GuiltyPleasure #TeamKaitlyn


  1. I remember when Eliza wouldn't sit and listen to any books - I'm happy to say that she has finally transitioned into a book worm. LOL! I'm so happy you're a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan! Me too! This season looks super fun and crazy, as usual!

    1. Yeah, I was worried Olivia was never going to like reading, but she adores it now!

      And yes, girl, Bachelor/Bachelorette is my guilty pleasure for sure... I LOVE it!!


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