B and I started out our weekend with a Friday lunch at a local pizza place:
Earth and Stone pizza. Y’all. Their pizza is so good! Check it out:
And I indulged and got a Piper and Leaf sweet front porch tea:
Then we headed to The Deep and picked up graphic novels for B and then to Ulta so I could pick up some items I had run out of and I got shade matched for the new NARS sheer glow I’ve been wanting to try:
It’s even better than I was expecting it to be! It matches my skin flawlessly and stayed on all day (note: I was also wearing Beneft 15 hour primer).
On Saturday, J had a birthday party at Spirited Art:
Which has an awesome color wall:
Then we headed to the library to pick up some books we had on hold:
And find a couple of extra ones as well:
And then on Sunday the sun finally came out and we spent as much time outside as we could:
And now it’s back to school and one more week until Spring Break!
J’s football party was such a blast! We spent our Saturday afternoon jumping sky high at a trampoline park and then spent our Sunday eating queso, tacos, and watching The Super Bowl. It’s hard to believe that my baby is seven! There are times when he seems so very grown-up, but then other times he’s still our silly boy, looking for a laugh and playing with his peeps. In a way this party celebrated that milestone, he picked the theme, the party place, and I just supplied the decorations, and food.
One of my favorite current decorations are the banners on the fireplace:
J’s favorites were definitely the table decor, that included inflatable footballs, a Super Bowl ring, and a golden football that one of B’s co-workers made:
The treat bags for J’s birthday were a hit! I went super simple, just a squishy football, football straws, a football pencil, and a container of mini m&ms:
And that was it! Here’s to a great seventh year, J!
This dress arrived on my doorstep this week and I’m in love! It fits perfectly, and can easily be worn for work or that date night that people talk about.
J and I finished the puzzle we’ve been working on…
And so I found him the next day with all of his imaginext items out, now that he isn’t getting up to work on the puzzle. I guess he hasn’t outgrown them quite yet:
My favorite blood orange margarita is in season at our favorite taco place:
And like everyone else in America, I’m currently finding the joy of organizing in my house (although let’s be honest, I’ve always found joy in organizing):
While I didn’t pile all my clothes on my bed, I’ve gone through all of my items in my closet and drawers, and I’m slowly dealing with the other clutter drawers in our house. I’ve also got the boys cleaning their drawers out as well! By the end of the year our house is going to be at a super organized level.
And finally, I put up our Valentines decorations, so our house feels very festive!
In less than two weeks, my baby will be seven. Seven! Both boys were born (by coincidence) on major football weekends. A’s Birthday usually falls on a weekend in October where there are critical college football games, and J was born the weekend of the Super Bowl. This was the first year that J really connected that his birthday was on Super Bowl Sunday, and he was ecstatic. I probably would’ve been annoyed if my birthdate aligned with a huge football game, but not J. He was pumped and immediately asked for a football themed party. I’ve been rounding up football decorations and party supplies, so I thought I’d share what I found so far…
The tablecover, banner, and squishy footballs are Amazon buys. I found that it was a better deal to get all the tableware (plates, napkins, straws, football cutouts), the pencils, and football candles are from Party City because they have smaller quantities. I picked up the football T-shirt from Gap online (sold out, but I also loved this one), and the football washi tape is from Hobby Lobby. I also picked up this sign from Hobby Lobby:
And I’m going to pick up some ring pops to add to the treat bags, and maybe football wristbands because J is obsessed with them:
He’s already so pumped! It’s going to be a great birthday/Super Bowl!
This is how the boys usually wake up during the week:
This is A helping me shop at Whole Foods, one of our new favorite stops:
These are the puzzle pieces of our popsicle puzzle that we are currently working on:
These are the watermelon margaritas B and I had with our nachos and tacos Friday night:
This is the great shrimp lo mein B made this Saturday night:
And this is the Mickey from Mickey’s 90th Birthday Tsum Tsum set that A got for J’s upcoming birthday:
Birthday Tsum Tsums will make for a very excited seven year old!
We’ve been enjoying our last chances to “drive over the mountain” before it closes for an entire year and every errand is going to take a lot longer (as is our drive to work…bring on the podcasts!).
I’ve been crafting and drawing in my art journal to deal with my current prednisone always on brain (one of the side effects of having asthma with kids who give you germs in the south in the winter).
We picked up McDonald’s for lunch on Saturday after J’s game and J chose hot cakes, because obviously.
I was reminiscing of my sister and I making sugar cookies when we were little, just the two of us. It’s funny now because sugar cookie making usually consists of five fairly loud kids. I probably shouldn’t include fairly.
We had an early riser this week. That’s not typical during the school week, they like to save their early rising for the weekend, ha!
And finally, you know when you are eating and suddenly have this uncomfortable feeling someone is watching you? That’s Dasher.
This weekend we visited Santa and the boys shared what they would like for Christmas…
This is my favorite nail combination (I do polish x 2, top coat, glitter coat and let my nails dry for about ten minutes in between the polish coats, top coat, and glitter coat)….
My favorite frozen Rhodes rolls hack is to put two freezer rolls in a greased muffin tin, and then let them rise all afternoon, then bake at 350 for fifteen minutes:
I took this picture of A by my favorite tree on campus when we were walking to my class last week:
And finally two of my current favorite things, my Magnolia Journal and a Gingerbread Spiced Latte:
This is the crossword spelling list J made with Bananagrams:
This is the sunny soccer game we had on Saturday:
That we went to Taco Mama for lunch after:
And then made margarita pizza from scratch for dinner:
And this is how we started our fall garden
And gave our redwood a new home:
I would love to say everyone on our house is on the mend, but I’m really afraid of jinxing it at this point, so I’m just going to say nothing and continue on with some happenings around here.
First up, B and I are officially the same age again:
We didn’t celebrate like we had intended since A caught J’s croup by the end of the week, but the four of us had fun nonetheless:
I made Halloween candied popcorn, mainly so we could drown our Auburn loss sorrows in it…ha!
I can’t say enough how much I love my work. In part because my hybrid courses have given me the flexibility to join the boys on field trips that aren’t on Fridays. I went with J’s class to learn about animals and plants:
And we saw a goat that was the GOAT:
I went to pick up some items from Target and came upon this:
The only time a Target worker hasn’t asked if I need help with anything.
And the boys got to have donuts with Granna that they were very excited about:
The boys love that Granna teaches at their school and so do we!
Lastly, our final countdown to Disney is on now that our magic bands arrived:
I’m so ready for this trip!! We are praying for everyone to be healthy and for good weather!!
Okay the sickness in our house needs to go away. Stat! I’m currently running around like:
As soon as one person gets well, somebody else gets sick. So I’ve been cleaning everything and then cleaning it all again, and then saying a whole bunch of prayers that this week we are officially on the mend.
In between all that, J had a soccer scrimmage:
We harvested hydroponic basil that is literally the size of your fist:
This is my new favorite hat:
The hat is Codeword hats and the donate a percentage of their profits to children’s hospitals in that area code.
And despite the fact that it’s still 90 plus degrees I’ve been doing some fall online shopping and picked up this top from Nordstrom:
And finally the boys are obsessed with battlebots, so I already started Christmas shopping:
It’s never too early, right? Ha!