Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites!

It's Friday! That means it's time to link up with AndreaErika, and Narci!

I've been catching up with the kids in my neighborhood this week and hearing about their first week of school. Did you know there are tablets in classrooms now? Or that cell phones are encouraged as calculators? You know what we had in school? Oregon Trail IF we were lucky. But all joking aside, hearing all about their first week was one of my favorite moments this week!

IT'S CHORE SEASON haha! I am always all about enforcing chores at the beginning of a school year. We will see how long it lasts. I also took a "break" from paying for housekeeping over the summer, because I knew it would all be a waste between sand, dirt, and tons of neighborhood kids in and out of our home, so we get back to our normal swing of things this week and I am loving the CLEAN. I grabbed this kid friendly vacuum for SEVENTEEN DOLLARS at WalMart last week and they're actually fighting over who gets to use it. My daughter also thanked me for buying sponges in her favorite colors HAHA! I LOVE CHORES!

Speaking of routines, I went ahead and hired help from a sweet college student who I just adore. She comes over once a week for a couple hours so I can do grocery shopping, errand running, etc. Seriously, with homeschooling and having my kids 24/7, I rarely want to run to three different stores when I'm out shopping, so this makes my life much easier. I almost think I am SAVING money because I shop "too fast" when they're with me. Case in point: look at these deals! I also got an extra 20% off of those prices. We're heading to the mountains soon (provided we don't get slammed by a hurricane) and the kids and I needed a few things before we leave. Shoes for $5? I'll take 'em!

Nursing this boy for the last two years has been one of my favorite experiences of motherhood thus far, but I seriously need help weaning him! Please! Someone give me advice! My other two were DONE well before two. This one is emotionally attached and I think I may go cuckoo. Or my back may just break. Another stiff neck from nursing will do me in. Although I will miss those boots in my lap!

Last but not least, my kids blew through these. If you're looking for a good fall recipe, check this out:

Have a great weekend! Is it seriously almost September?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mini Moments

"Little" moments are my favorite moments, here's a peek into our lives this week

This boy and my sunglasses...I'm never getting them back, am I?

We met my favorite people at the mall for some lunch and game room action, and of course the youngest one won the jackpot...

So I gave him a lollipop and split his tickets among the group (he'll never know)

Then this poor thing and her horse got straight up attacked by fire ants at her lesson. I saw her horse start to move her legs and act strange, then I heard B start saying "Ouch! Oof!" so I started running over to her just in time to hear the dreaded "OH MY GOSH! MOMMY!!!!!!!" when she realized what was happening. Poor baby. I ripped her clothes off of her faster than she knew what was happening. I mean, there were ants on her HELMET. It was bad. She sat it out for a few minutes and then decided to finish her lesson. I was already packed up to leave, but she was so sure she wanted to stay with her horse and make sure she was OK. Sweet thing.

She ended up on the couch at 1:00 AM with me because her stomach hurt from all of the bites, and suddenly this happened:

The next day my mom and I hit the mall for the THIRD time that week to stock up on some Gymmies, and, of course, another round of waffle fries...

And then we joined my in-laws for a late dinner at our favorite restaurant

When we checked on this little man over the weekend he somehow ended up out of his crib and asleep on his brother's bed. So darn precious.

And I'm pretty sure that my house tipped sideways while I was brushing my teeth because:

The next day, my husband spoke the most magical words: 

"Why don't you girls go to Target or something and the boys will stay home and clean up from the weekend."

What was that? Sorry, couldn't hear over the sound of my tires peeling out of the driveway. 

All the Target, all the time.

And then that night at our 4H banquet, this girl won the raffle! A bag full of bath bombs and lotion makes her VERY happy. She's my little mini-me.

And then on the first day of school in our county, I packed the kids lunches and we hit the nice empty beaches for a fun day with Gram and Gramp. 

Also - how does this happen?! They grow so fast :(

Hope you all have a great week! We're living up the last few days of summer down here! And by "living up" I really mean "hiding from the heat".  

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fall Blog Schedule

With the start of the school year upon us, I will be blogging regularly on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Tuesday, Thursday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, etc. schedule. I'm sad that the relaxed summer schedule is coming to an end, but SO ready for the routine of school! 12 more days...