We had a pretty nice week at our house. Visited family last weekend while Kevin was out of town for four days, enjoyed some down time at home, made some major progress in the potty training department and then somehow we all ended up sharing summer colds. So the kids and I are all sick :( Nothing terrible, but we are never far from a box of Puffs due to our ever runny noses and constant sneezing. Here's to hoping these silly colds are short lived and that Kevin doesn't catch it. He's got his first week of Fall classes starting next week so that's no time for a professor to get sick.
The best parts of our week were:
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We are having so much fun watching the olympics. It's fun to cheer the athletes on all day long and all of the different events are so cool. I may have shed a tear when Kerri Walsh won bronze in beach volleyball, love watching the runners and I think that the USA gymnastics team wins the award for being the cutest girls of all time. I think they'd be a blast to hang out with. What have you enjoyed watching??
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I mentioned that Kevin was out of town for 4 days and it felt like an eternity. He had a good trip and we were thrilled to have him home. It's amazing how much longer the days seemed when my partner in crime wasn't there to help me in the evenings. I am thankful he doesn't travel often. He loved Seattle (Maybe I can talk him into doing a guest post about his trip :) and brought us back some gifts.
Olive got a cute t-shirt and he picked out this polka-dotted scarf for me. He went with a group of guys and he said that he mentioned needing to find a shop to pick out some gifts to bring home. None of the other guys had even thought to pick up something for their wives so after seeing him shopping for me, they all picked up something for their ladies. It made me smile to know he was thinking of us on his trip and wasn't afraid to let the guys know he was missing us. He's a keeper and our gifts were perfect :)
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I headed down to visit my parents while Kevin was out of town and the kids and I had a wonderful time. We got to see lots of family, friends and packed a lot into our days. It rained a lot or was super humid so we hung out indoor as much as possible. We ate mexican, went to church with my family, played with cousins, ate with grandparents and had a blast. I even made sure to get a breakfast sandwich from Hardees on our way home. I love those things and usually only eat them on road trips. Definitely a yummy treat.
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I stocked my fridge full of veggies this week so that salad making and eating would be easy. I've eaten lots of salads and they all look similar to this one. We also got our double stroller assembled and ready to go on walks. We've been on two longs walks and I think this will be my best opportunity for exercise right now. The kids love to ride, talk about all the sights and sounds in our neighborhood and I get a good work out. Win-Win!
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PRESENT OVER PERFECT
This book has been getting a lot of hype on-line and I'm happy to report that it's living up to it! I'm LOVING the book and have almost finished it in just a few days. Come back next week for a full review, but so far it's inspiring, motivating, thought provoking and I'm taking notes throughout the whole thing. Have any of you read it yet?? I'd love to hear what you think of it.
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FAVORITE KID PICS
We've been scoping out bikes and helmets for Olive because this is what she has decided she wants to be her big potty training prize. She's loving looking at the options, has definite opinions about what she wants and we have been her biggest cheerleaders as she's working on achieving this milestone. Isn't this unicorn helmet adorable?!?!
Fletcher started eating rice cereal this week and I think he's a fan. He pays such close attention to our food that I think he was happy to have something solid. We've ordered some replacement parts for our high chair and are excited that he's ready for these big boy things. He's also grabbing for toys, babbling all day and loving his toes.
Best Posts of the Week:
I shared my favorite recipe for Indoor S'more Bars
I hope you have a really great weekend!!
Do you have any fun plans in the works?