Hey everyone, how are you all doing?!? Well let me tell ya, we had a beautiful Spring-like day yesterday and I am ready and here for the sun & warmer temps. But let’s be honest, this is the Midwest and we are only at the end of February…so we still have a little while longer with warmer temps. I’m just hoping and praying for a warm Easter because, in years past, Easter Sunday is always freezing and we are running out, finding eggs and running back in, lol!
On another note, it’s almost Spring break for the kids and I’m doing something a little different with Bryce & Naomi. I enrolled them in a Spring Break day camp where they will be doing activities, swimming, a few field trips etc. and Madison & I will be doing a few fun things that are geared more towards her.
Along the lines of doing something a little different, we just filled out Bryce’s 7th-grade schedule/elective request form! 7th Grade! How did this happen and on top of that…he will be a teenager this summer! As scary as it is, I’m enjoying the kids getting older and entering this next stage of parenting.
So if you don’t know, I’ve cut back on the amount of coffee I’m drinking and I’ve replaced my second cup with a green smoothie. Not that it was an excessive amount before, but for medical reasons pertaining to my adrenal function I was advised to scale back on caffeine. I still have a cup of drip coffee every morning that I make at home and on Fridays is when I treat myself with a handcrafted latte and it’s so good!
I wait all week for this coffee, it’s my treat for making it through the week. I order a Caramel Turtle with Blonde Espresso and whipped cream. #allthethings
Also on Fridays, the kids get a little treat after school. It’s always something small and it varies from week to week, sometimes it’s a little candy, sometimes we go to the gas station and get a slushie/fountain soda & chips…or sometimes a happy meal from Mc Donalds. They look forward to this just like I look forward to getting my coffee.
This past week was Mike and Ikes in a cute little Easter themed tube for the girls and Bryce got a bag of hot Cheetos.
Over the weekend…
We created an account for Maddie on StarStable, it’s an online game, she has been wanting to learn and play for a while now.
She absolutely loves it, it’s a little challenging for her but, it’s a good challenge!
I gave my handsome boy a hair cut this weekend, his hair grows so fast so learning how to cut Jer & Bryce’s hair saves money.
On Sunday we went out for lunch to Taco Bell! Jarret and the kids love this place, not just because they have burritos & tacos but because they have Baja Blast a flavor of Mountain Dew that is only sold Taco Bell.
The kids don’t get to drink soda all the time but when we go out I let them order a soda.
Girl’s side of the table!
I ordered this Nacho Fries $5 box and it was really good!!!
Yesterday the weather was BEAUTIFUL!
The sun was shining, the weather was warm and I traded the treadmill in the gym for walking laps around the pond.
Everyone was loving it, even the geese and…
the turtle, haha! This was the only turtle that didn’t jump back in the water when it saw me, at one point there was like 7 on the bank, right after I snapped this picture it jumped back in the water.
A few laps in and my zip up fleece was off!
That evening we ate dinner outside and the girls made dragon soup.
You can have all the toys but at the end of the day, nothing beats water, sand, buckets, rocks, grass, leaves etc. and an imagination.
Alright Y’all, have a great week!