Olivia’s still teething which means – grumps – and she’s been crying out during the night, so we’ve been awakened intermittently almost every night this week. Work has been, well, work. And on top of it all I decided to go on a purging spree and have spent every evening cleaning out every single toy that the kids own.
I am whooped.
Friday, I welcome you with open arms!
I didn’t really have time to come up with a theme for this week’s five, so I’d like to call today’s post What’s in Lindsay’s Camera Roll.
O N E – New Office Décor
I stopped in TJ Maxx earlier this week on a whim and as usual I wanted to buy all of the house décor. They have the cutest baskets, wall hangings, organizers, and trinkets. Every time I go in there I want to redecorate my entire house. Does anyone else feel that way about trends right now? Everything just keeps getting better and better! Anyway, I found this gold New York trinket and thought it would be perfect in my office. I already have a black one that says London, so maybe I should start a collection of city names? Hmmmm…
T W O – Day Date With My Boo
This is Jacob’s last week before he starts kindergarten and his day camp is closed so the teachers can start getting their classrooms ready, so Brian, his dad, and I have been rotating staying with him all week. Tuesday was my day with him and we got to spend the whole day together, just the two of us! He requested to go to Chuck E. Cheese’s (naturally) so we spent a good portion of the morning there. Luckily it wasn’t very busy, so the whole experience was a lot less obnoxious than it usually is. He got the high score on two of the games which resulted in 49 tickets (such a strange quantity) on one and 25 on the other for a grand total of 110 tickets when we combined them with all of the onesies and twosies from the other games. He was ecstatic and he happily picked out a pack of skittles for 50 tickets, a pair of plastic vampire teeth for 50 tickets, and a tootsie roll for 10 tickets. What we could have bought at the store for a total of less than $1 cost me $10… but we did have lots of fun in the process!
After Chuck E. Cheese’s we met Brian at Chipotle, and it was Jacob’s very first time going. B and I meet there all the time for lunch, but we’ve never taken the kids. He had a cheese quesadilla, pinto beans, rice, and an orange and he said that he loved it. Guess we have a new place to throw into the Friday evening rotation. ;o)
After lunch, B went back to work and J and I stopped by Bath & Body Works to load up on soap while it was on sale. When I walked in I was greeted by this.
So instead of walking out with just the soap that I went for, I walked out with a birthday gift of fall scents for a friend, and a free one for me! ;o) Oh, and soap. I got the soap.
We spent the rest of the day putting the finishing touches on his room, and I’m hoping to get it photographed sometime next week for the home tour… I’m now just waiting on some pictures I had printed for some frames on his wall… a last minute change that he and I both decided on.
T H R E E – Purging
I mentioned earlier that I have been cleaning out every single thing that the kids own this week. Redecorating Jacob’s room gave me the kick in the pants that I needed to get it started and now I’m just trying to get it finished up before they undo the progress I have already made. I have literally touched every single toy in our house this week and have made the decision whether to keep it, donate it, or trash it. It is absolutely sinful how many toys they have, and we will be donating three massive trash bags to our church outreach center in the next week or so. I feel lighter just thinking about it!
F O U R – Jacob’s Constant Companion
Speaking of Jacob, I just had to snap this picture yesterday morning while we were getting ready for school and work. This boy. He does not go anywhere without a Hot Wheels car these days. And most days he carries several. He likes to save the plastic trays that come in the boxes when you buy a five-pack so he can carry multiple cars around at once. On this day, they joined him while he brushed his teeth. I just love him.
F I V E – Fun with Snapchat Filters
Well friends, our kids have officially turned into technology junkies. Every evening after their baths now, they want to play with Snapchat. We’ve taken many, many pictures this week and I think this is going to become a part of their bedtime routine. Haha.
Cheers to pretty (and just plain weird) Snapchat filters and cheers to the weekend!!
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