This has been such a busy week ‘round these parts. We were on vacay last week (you can see the recaps here, here, and here) and getting caught up on corporate job stuff and house stuff and life in general is really tough after being away for a few days.
Since today is such a wonderful day – because, Friday – I’m going to make it even better by sharing some of my favorites for the week!
O N E – New Planner
I’ve mentioned here on the blog before that I use an Erin Condren Life Planner to keep everything organized, and my 2017 life planner arrived last week!!!! There’s just something about a new planner… all of the fresh and crisp and unmarked pages just begging to be written on! Paper goods and school and office supplies have always made me so happy, and planners have always made me the absolute happiest! I just love everything about deciding how I’m going to use it and color code everything and organize it. Sigh. One happy girl right here, folks. One happy girl.
I went a slightly different route this time and I ordered mine in neutrals instead of colors and I love it. The fonts are worlds better in this one, and the quotes and overall look is much more sleek. And do you like how I customized it to match my blog?! My Type A heart is so satisfied right now.
If you decide to order your own, let me know! I can send my referral link to you and you will get $10 off of your order!
T W O – Olivia’s New Trick
Y’all. On Wednesday night when B and Olivia got home from school, B said, “Hey Olivia, tell Mommy what you told Mrs. Norma and me before we left school.”
Olivia then proceeded to put her little hand over her heart and recite the entire Pledge of Allegiance from start to finish. She did not miss a beat. Not even a word mispronunciation. I mean!!
Seriously, watch the video!
Seriously, watch the video!
T H R E E – The Kids’ New Favorite Thing to Do
The kids have been really into sidewalk chalk lately. They would probably be really into it all the time if B and I didn’t withhold it from them, but since our driveway sits in the sun for the entire evening during the summer we just don’t ever let them get out and do it. If we do, we totally bake in the sun. Now that the sun is setting earlier and it’s cooler in the evening, we have been turning them loose with the chalk and it is amazing how long it keeps both of them occupied. Just amazing. However, we are also in a terrible drought, so after nights upon nights of sidewalk chalk and no rain, they are starting to run out of room to draw. I guess we’re going to have to turn the hose on it soon so they can have a clean slate!
This boy. I could not be more proud of him. I mentioned in passing in my What's Up Wednesday post that he had a perfect report card. He has also had perfect scores on every single thing that he’s done so far in Kindergarten. He’s had two math tests with 100s on both, and he’s had numerous red word tests – all 100s. He just had his first AR test, and you guessed it, a 100. On his report card, he received 100s in every subject that they grade numerically and he received 3s in every other skill that they grade on a scale of 1-3, one being that he needs more work, two being that he’s emerging, and three being that he’s proficient.
In addition to the grades, his teacher had nothing but good things to say about him and she specifically discussed just how sweet and smart he is. We could not be more proud of him and we are praying that it continues throughout his entire school career. If it does, then we should have an easy road with him academically. I am so proud to be his mommy.
F I V E – Fall Blogger Roundup
One of my blogging buds, Jessie at The Simple Sweetheart, asked me if I would be interested in contributing to her Fall Blogger Roundup post to discuss some of the fall activities that we love to do. Yes, please! You can see that post here… and there are lots of good ideas from other mommies as well!
Well folks, tomorrow is family picture day so wish us luck! I bought some special concealer just for Jacob in the event that his black eyes haven’t cleared up. Too bad we now also have to worry about Olivia’s busted lip. Sigh…
P.S. I’m co-hosting a giveaway on Instagram that ends on Sunday… be sure to check it out! You could win several items to step up your cozy game for fall and winter. :o)
*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites, September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, Meet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, Cup of Tea for High Five for Friday, and Our Pretty Little Girls for Rewind Friday!