Friday, September 11, 2015

Five On Friday

There aren't many days in my lifetime that I remember every single detail, but September 11, 2001 will forever be one of them... what I wore, what I ate, where I was, who I spent the day with, how I felt... every detail will forever be ingrained in my mind.  I will never forget.

Today I'm linking up with A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites and A Liz Adventures for Five On Friday.

O N E 

Olivia has an announcement that she would like for me to make on her behalf – she peed on the toilet for the first time ever this past weekend!  Sunday she woke up dry, so Brian asked her if she wanted to go on the potty, and she sat right down and peed.  She’s only eighteen months, mind you, so that is pretty impressive.  My initial thought was that it was a fluke, but actually, she has been showing an interest in potty-training for quite some time now.  She always tells us when she’s about to poop, or right after, and every now and then she’ll sit on Jacob’s little potty (fully-clothed) and say, “Tee-tee?”  It’s so cute.  I know most of you couldn’t care less about my childrens’ toilet habits, but after the nightmare we went through (and are still going through) with Jacob, this is such a breath of fresh air so I couldn’t not share!  I’ll stop talking about this now (if you’re even still reading in the first place). 

T W O 

Livi has also started brushing her teeth and it is darling.  Seriously darling. 


Jacob’s homework last weekend was to make a birthday card for his teacher.  Y’all, he wrote every word on this card (except for “birthday” since I had to help him squeeze it on there) all by himself!!  I helped him spell the words and he wrote them totally from memory.  After that, he cut out some shapes and glued them down all by himself as well.  I’m such a proud Momma!  He was very proud of his creation as well.  Not too shabby for just having turned four!

F O U R 

Wednesday night I met with all of my girlfriends for dinner, and boy, was that a treat.  We had a standing weekly margarita night for years and years, but now that everyone has babies (or moved away), we’re all going in different directions and we’re not able to meet quite as often as we used to.  I’m going through serious withdrawals from not seeing their pretty faces every week. 

This week, we wanted to celebrate one of our friends who’s having a baby at the end of this month, so we met at Bonefish for dinner and drinks, and it was so wonderful catching up with these lovelies.  I love these ladies so much, and I don’t know what I would do without them in my life!

F I V E 

Welp, tough week is officially upon us… remember how I told you that B was going out of town for work soon?  That week is finally here and I could not be more stressed out thinking about it.  First off, let me just say that I do not know how full-time single mothers do it.  I am so blessed to have a husband who is so involved and helpful with the kids. 

This will be the first time that Brian has travelled since Olivia was born (with the exception of a long weekend trip to Minnesota when his grandmother died), so I’ll be carting two kids all over creation while also working full time.  Wasn’t that big of a big deal when Jacob and Olivia were at the same school, but now that they’re clear across town from each other (and me) it’s going to be somewhat difficult.   

I’ll be waking up extra early, getting them both where they need to be, getting to work late, skipping lunches to make up for getting to work late, and then driving all over creation after work to retrieve them, feed them, give them baths, and put them to bed so we can get up and do it all over again the next day and the next and the next...

In other words, if you don’t hear from me at all next week, don’t be too alarmed.  But please do feel free to send wine.


  1. That is so impressive of Olivia going on the potty! And yep, she is just too darling brushing those teeth! Jacob did such a great job on that card and it looked like he had no fun at all while making it :)

    I'll be praying for you next week girl! I know it's going to be rough but you'll get through it, and if it's by drinking multiple bottles of wine, then so be it :)

    1. Hahahaha, I ended up not even having time to drink one glass of wine, let alone bottles. I was so exhausted every night when the kids went to bed that I went and crashed, too. :o)

  2. Isn't it fun? Hattie just went potty for the first time a few weeks ago at 19 months. Now we've gotten potty before bath down, just gotta be more consistent. The music on the potty scares her and she jumps up! Yay for potty

    1. That's so awesome that she's already doing it, too. I think girls are just way faster than boys to potty train, and I'm praying that's the case!

      And LOL about her being afraid of the music on the potty. Poor thing! Now I'm glad we didn't get one of those!

  3. It sounds like you have two smarty pants on your hands! Good luck next week. You can do it!

  4. Oh my gosh Bonefish is one of my favorite restaurants ever - their bang bang shrimp is the best!!! Hope you had a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    1. Yes it is! One of my girlfriends got that and we all had a little taste! So yummy!

  5. Good luck with this week! You can do it! :)


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