Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Summer 2019 (Week 7) - CFA Cow Day, Girls Night Out, and Fishing

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Happy Tuesday, y’all!  So how many of you shopped on Amazon Prime Day yesterday?!  B and I loaded up on quite a few things we needed/have wanted while they were suuuuper on sale (probably more than we should have, eeks!), and I’m excited for Christmas in July later this week when all of my packages start arriving.  Lol.  I feel like this was the best Amazon Prime Day by far... I even bought a few things for Christmas gifts!  :o)

Alright, time to recap last week.  Here we go!

Monday, July 8

Monday the kids and I ran some errands – Target and Publix – and then we spent the afternoon working on summer homework.  Sigh.  We’re on the homestretch with Jacob’s online math work and then we’ll have to move on to his writing assignments. 

We took a brief break from summer homework to meet my uncle at the bank and then we headed straight back home for the kids’ afternoon movie and I did some blog catch-up while it stormed outside.

When B got home I headed straight for the gym and then we had a late dinner followed by some playtime and then bedtime.  Pretty boring Monday!

Tuesday, July 9

Tuesday was Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day so the kids and I dressed up in our same cow costumes from last year and headed out.  I had to get my allergy shot and make a stop at UPS first (we definitely got some weird looks at the allergist!), and then we headed to CFA to meet B for lunch.  As always, it was a madhouse, but we got our free food and the kids enjoyed playing on the playground for an extended period of time. 

Jacob’s soccer coach and her two daughters (whom Jacob and Olivia are friends with) stopped by as well, and they were so excited to get to hang out with them on the playground for a bit.

The rest of the afternoon and evening were spent cooling off with bomb pops, watching a little bit of TV, randomly laying down in weird places (Olivia), and playing.

Wednesday, July 10

Wednesday morning was spent doing lots and lots of laundry.  Ugh.  It had piled up pretty good this time, so there was a lot to be done! 

After lunch, I had to take some pictures for a sponsored Instagram post, so I set up my tripod in the back yard.  Olivia saw me taking the pictures and then she wanted to do some, too.  Lol.  Look at her little pose… it’s just like mine!  She even brought her purse out so she could have one like I did.  They are always watching, y’all!

Afterward, the kids and I went to see my hair stylist to get fresh hair cuts for the kids.  Jacob’s was getting a little bit shaggy and Olivia’s was ridiculously long, so it was overdue.  They both look so fresh and so clean now with their cuts, and I was the worst blogger ever last week because I didn’t even take pictures.

After dinner we all piled on the couch as a family to catch up on the previous night’s episode of America’s Got Talent.  The kids adore it and I love that we all have something that we can enjoy together.

Thursday, July 11

Thursday morning, bright and early, Jacob and Olivia were roughhousing like always, and Jacob came into my room crying because Olivia had kicked him in the mouth.  Well, a tooth that wasn’t already very loose had become verrrry loose, but it wasn’t quite ready to pull and Jacob seemed to recover quickly.

During breakfast, he kept complaining that his mouth was hurting and that it was hard to chew, so he got up and went into the bathroom and the next thing I knew he was excitedly yelling, “Mommy, I pulled my tooth!”  Hahahaha.  That kid pulled yet another of his own teeth.  I never once pulled one of mine so he’s definitely doing better than I was at that age. 

I had another checkup on my bite guard/TMJ situation after breakfast, so we headed over there next.  The view there is always so amusing with all of those ducks and geese crowded all around the window. 

After the dentist, we headed to one of our favorite playgrounds in the shade and the kids played for a bit before we headed back home.  We practiced more multiplication tables, played a few games of the Pete and His Groovy Buttons game (Olivia’s choice), and then had lunch. 

After lunch it was summer homework time followed by our afternoon movie, and then dinner.

After dinner, I left B with the kids for a ladies night out with my Momma, my grandmother, two of my aunts, and my cousin.  We went to see Yesterday and I really enjoyed it!  Love all of these ladies so much!

Friday, July 12

Friday we had nowhere to be and the weather was finally nice enough to get in the pool, so we went outside bright and early.  Olivia had been begging to get in the pool for a couple of weeks, but we’ve had so much rain and so much going on we haven’t been able to make it happen.

Well, Friday was finally her chance and… she wasn’t interested after being out there for five minutes.  Sigh.  That girl always only wants what she can’t have!  Since the kids weren’t interested in the pool (I mean, it’s just not the same as a real pool, so I guess I can’t blame them), they lay down on their towels and read books and played with their outdoor toys while I read. 

We finally went in around lunchtime and then got ready after lunch.  The ice cream man stopped by late in the afternoon, so we let the kids grab ice creams to save for dessert after dinner, and then when B got off of work we headed downtown to meet my parents and my brother at one of our favorite new restaurants in town.  I had my beloved hot dog with aioli, goat cheese, and cilantro and it didn’t disappoint.

The rest of the evening was spent on the couch watching Stranger Things.

Saturday, July 13

Saturday morning we grabbed some donuts from Krispy Kreme (and they completely messed up our order on top of the fact that their donut machine was broken) and then we went to my mother-in-law’s and step father-in-law’s house to fish.  They have a large lake right behind their house and B grew up fishing in it, so it was the perfect spot.  Olivia has been begging us to take her fishing for weeks, so she was ecstatic that the day had finally come.  Unfortunately we caught nothing, but the kids had fun learning how to use their new fishing poles!

Since we had caught nothing there, we decided to swing by my parents’ neighborhood to try to catch something in the lake that I grew up fishing in.  We did finally have one catch, but the fish fell off of the hook just as B was pulling it up to take it off.  The kids were at least able to see it out of the water first, though!  Not a good day for fishing, though!

B and I spent the rest of the day working on his office some more.  The cleaning out is coming along and we have also started hanging a lot of his wall hangings.  He wants the walls to be museum style with lots and lots of stuff on each of the walls, and it’s looking pretty awesome so far. 

We headed to mass at 5:30 and then met up with my brother, SIL, niece, and nephew who were in town for the weekend.  All of us, along with my parents, uncle, and grandmother had Mex at our favorite place, and I got all the baby snuggles.  Again, worst blogger ever as I didn’t take a single picture. 

Sunday, July 14

Sunday morning I started on B’s main collage wall in his office while he went off to Lowe’s in search of some materials to hang his massive TV in his office.  Beer cap map?  Check!  Poker chip collection?  Check!  Old license plates, beer signs, concert memorabilia, and an old copper plate made by B's grandfather?  Check, check, check, and check!

We headed to my MIL and step-FIL’s for Sunday lunch, but before, Olivia wanted to do a mini photo shoot in her new rainbow dress.  She ADORES it, y’all!  It is just precious and so twirly!  And only $13.99!

After lunch the kids all played baseball and then Olivia helped Poppie refill the bird feeder. 

The rest of the afternoon was spent working in B’s office (he got the TV hung!), gearing up for Amazon Prime Day on the blog, eating breakfast for dinner at Cracker Barrel since my Momma and Daddy were out of town, and then hanging out at home as it majorly stormed all evening... even though we never actually got a drop of rain at our house… only a lot of wind and thunder and lightning.

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

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  1. Another full week! I can't wait to see how B's office turns out. My dad's domain at home is the basement and he has car stuff ALL over the walls - sounds similar to what B wants!

  2. I agree about prime day - I thought it was way better than last year and I can't wait to get my packages! Olivia's rainbow dress is too cute!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I love the rainbow dress! The ducks outside the dentist's office are really fun! I love the cow outfits!

  4. Can't wait to see the finished office project.

  5. I always love seeing everyone dressing up for CFA day! And YAY for Prime Day! Some of our goodies have already arrived, it's Christmas in July <3

    Green Fashionista

  6. Just adore Olivia’s rainbow dress. Yes, it looks like GLAD wrap and bags exploded in my kitchen, I got so many from Prime Day, lol. Sooo excited for your project. xo

  7. I realized it was chick fil a day too late. I would have loved to go to that. Next year. Still loving Olivia's rainbow dress!!!

  8. I love the rainbow dress and her twirling in it! I loved one day in December. I love that y'all do cow day.

  9. I bet his office/study is going to look so good. The kids look so cute as CFA cows! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  10. It looks like you had a great week! I love Olivia's rainbow dress so much, and the kids looked adorable in their cow costumes!

    1. Thank you! She ADORES that dress. I have a feeling it's going to get a lot of wear!

  11. I adore that rainbow dress! I'm also glad to see that my kids aren't the only ones who tend to stare a screens when there is something interesting nearby (like ducks!). LOL.

    1. Isn't it just precious?! And LOL, yep. They don't get to play with their Leap Pads very often, so they were absorbed. Although, I do have to say that they had already given a good bit of attention to the ducks just before that.

  12. Oh gosh so many fun things! Andi loved seeing that rainbow dress! (and the donuts haha her fav!)

  13. I had to laugh when I found out free CFA day was my birthday - SO appropriate, haha! How do you like One Day in December so far? It's been on my to-read list for a while!


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