I did a TERRIBLE job of remembering my favorite things of the week. I snapped some photos here and there, but I must have been in a funk.
Favorite Parenting Moment(s) of the Week:
Straight out of my FB post:
My kids do really well at the mall until… I’m in a line. They both lost their minds as I was ordering their Chipotle and the guy behind me told me how much Matthew reminded him of his son… And that it really does get easier every year. Truly what I needed to hear (it’s usually men who say the right thing in situations like this). We chatted, I thanked him for his kind words, and we went on our way. Until he came back 10 minutes later with a cookie for each of the boys, saying he waited until he saw that they ate a good lunch. He told the boys to be nice to their mom the rest of the day. And then Matthew said, “that man is very nice!”. Yes… Yes he is.
This parenting moment reminded me that we have ALL been there, and that the only thing to say to other parents in difficult situations is that… we have ALL been there and that they’re doing great.
Favorite Outfit of the Week:
Here are those camo leggings again, and the “Don’t Shoot” bear shirt… but I edged it up with buckled tall black boots and let me tell you – I looked badass. I got a few, “whoa, edgy, love it” comments from the moms. 😉
Favorite Family Time of the Week:
Our weekend was soooo busy with family! My aunt and her guy were in town on Saturday for a visit. The boys LOVE them like grandparents – well – differently than grandparents because they are so young at heart and act like kids with the boys. They do everything with my kids that my parents don’t. They are engaged, loving, and fun, fun, fun! I took these quick photos of the boys dancing with them outside our favorite restaurant!
We headed to Hottie’s parents’ on Sunday for his dad’s birthday. The boys and I made him a chocolate cake with super rich ganache frosting. The boys decorated it and we headed up, made lunch for everyone, had cake, and over-stayed our welcome (not really, because they are never ready for the kids to leave). Hottie’s parents are everything my parents aren’t, and the boys feel sooooo loved by them. We love going there!
Favorite Surprise of the Week:
New Year’s Eve is almost around the corner and I have the dress and earrings, but no necklace. I have been shopping for something to match the earrings and just could not find anything cheap. I do have an old marcasite Judith Jack necklace but the style doesn’t match the earrings. So Hottie and I started searching on Ebay for something that would match the earrings and we found something that I LOVED, but it was more money than I wanted to spend. I really wanted to spend $20.00 max. HA!
So Hottie said, “just get it,” and I said no way. There was no way I’d spend more than I wanted to spend on a necklace I’d wear just a few times. I had the necklace in my watch list and headed to the mall to search for something cheap (again). NOTHING. I was lamenting my frustration to Hottie via text and he wrote, “by the way – I already ordered your necklace.”
He is still so thoughtful after 9 years together! He said he knew I wouldn’t spend the money, and he didn’t want me to have to worry about it so he got it. My heart melted!
Favorite Workout of the Week:
I live and breathe my FB feed – but I don’t pay too close attention to where the posts come from. I saw some fitness challenge and assumed it was for the fitness group I’m in, so I did it. It.Was.Not.Easy.
Again, straight out of FB:
So I saw a daily challenge in my feed, and assumed it was from this group. So I did it. Turns out, it was a photo that Jos was tagged in, not a challenge here. But I found that out too late. PiYo Core done (30 minutes), and then I did the Name Game thing, where you get an exercise assigned to each letter of your full name. I have a long ass name. Here’s what I did:
30 second arm circles
15 Push Ups…
1 min wall sit
1 min wall sit
3 min wall sit
15 push ups
2 min wall sit
15 push ups
Favorite Quiet Moment of the Week:
We had a busy weekend and the drive home from Hottie’s folks’ put both boys to sleep. I took one, Hottie took the other. This never happens, and I really eat it up when it does. Double quiet loves at the same time!
Favorite Photos of the Boys This Week: