B has been out of town for work since Monday, so I’ve been momming so hard this week. It’s been nothing but 5 AM wake-up calls and 11 PM bedtimes in order to get everyone where they need to be and to get
as much as I can done every day. When B
gets home this afternoon, he’s going to be on Daddy-duty for a solid week. ;o)
A few favorites to get your Friday started…
O N E – My Mommy and Daddy
Speaking of being a single mom this week, I have to mention that I have the most amazing parents a girl could ever ask for. They were such a huge help this week… they helped shuttle kids back and forth, they came over to help out with bath time a couple of nights, and they brought homemade beef stew for dinner one night. I am so thankful to have them so close and I’m so thankful that they are so selfless that they put their own plans on hold to come help me when I needed it. They love our babies like their own – maybe even more than their own (AKA – ME… haha) – and I am forever grateful to have them in my life.
And it was so hectic this week, I sadly forgot to capture any of the moments of them with the kiddos. :o(
T W O – New Shoes
Run, don’t walk to Target, ladies! Their new spring shoe line is out and, wow, do they have some gorgeous stuff! These right here… I die.
Remember these Dolce Vita Linsey Wedges that everyone was paying an arm and a leg for last year?
Well, DV now has a line for Target and these are almost identical to those! But for almost 80% less! And I actually think these are even cuter! OMG!
And look at these! And these! And these! I could go absolutely nuts right now! But I won’t, Brian. ;o)
T H R E E – A Sweet Message
One night last week Jacob was playing in the bathtub and he said, “Don’t look, Mommy… I’m making something for you.” So I waited patiently while he did his thing, and when he finally told me to look, I saw this:
I mean, melt my heart why don’t you!
F O U R – A New Coffee
Have any of you ladies tried the Cascara Latte at Starbucks yet? It is so good. This past Wednesday the traffic gods were watching over us and I managed to get both kids to school in record time so I had a few extra minutes. I decided that instead of going to work early, I’d just head on over and pick up a treat. I was torn between this one and the Cinnamon Dolce Latte that Emily had told me about, but I decided to try this one first. It was so delicious!
F I V E – A Day With my Girl
Olivia had an appointment yesterday, so I took the day off to be with her. The appointment was scheduled for noon which meant that she would miss lunch and nap at school, so I decided it was best to just take the whole day off since I would have to feed her a late lunch and get her home for a late nap.
We had a fun little girls’ day before the appointment. We got Jacob off to school, and then she and I headed to Panera for breakfast… but not before heading to Starbucks for a Cinnamon Dolce Latte! Thanks, Emily… it was SO good.
After Panera, we ran to Target and I’m ashamed to say that I already bought a swimsuit and cover-up for Olivia. I always talk about how ridiculous it is that stores have swimsuits out in January, but hey, I figured that I might as well get while the gettin’s good! And how cute are they?! I mean, the cover-up has little pom poms on it, for goodness sake!!!! I didn't want to miss out!
After Target, we had to return something at Hobby Lobby and then we made our way to the library where we parked ourselves until her appointment. We read several books and met up with a couple of friends who just so happened to also be there.
After the appointment was over, we headed to CFA for a late lunch, I let her play on the playground for a few minutes, and then it was home for a nap (for her) and to do all the things (for me) before heading to pick up J from school.
I rarely get any one on one time with Olivia, so these days are always so cherished. I love my girl!
Well, happy weekend, all! We’re off to the ball, and it looks like I’m going to have to wear the original sequins dress because the gorgeous red one isn’t going to make it here on time due to some shipping issues. WAAAAHHHH!!!! January just continues to be a butthole to me, doesn’t it? I sure hope that yours has been better!