Friday, May 31, 2019

May Favorites: Birthdays, Bikes, Elections & a Chipped Tooth

May was a BUSY month for us.

There was so much going on at work for Kevin, at Olive's school, with friends and with everything else.  The month just flew by and we are officially on Summer Break!  Hooray!

But not everything was all sunshine and roses:
1. I chipped my front tooth this week and have an appt to get that fixed.
2. We had to spend a chunk of change to replace all of our gutters (BUT the new ones actually work and look fabulous!!)
3. Fletcher has had a skinned elbow, knees, palms or all of the above for weeks now.  He's just such a wild man that I think we may start putting him in pants to protect his legs or maybe bubble wrap :)

Let's get on to the highlights:

1. We have lived in our city for almost 4 years.  If you've been around here for a while, you know that we have moved a lot over the years and it feels good to be putting down roots in a place.  Well a major bonus of staying put for a while and making friends here is that I just got elected PRESIDENT of my local Mom's group!!!  It really was a HUGE honor to even be considered and so I'm thrilled to have this role for the coming year.  It'll involve planning, coordinating, managing and organizing things for our group.  You know I've got lists upon lists of fun ideas to execute and an amazing board of wonderful women to work with.  It's been a while since I've gotten to have an opportunity like this and I'm SO excited!

2. Memorial Day Weekend
We had a blast visiting family, celebrating Olive and enjoying some time outside for Memorial Day.  We decked out in red, white and blue and had a great weekend.  Summer feels official now and we are so thankful to live in the USA.

3. Backyard Fun.
Fields of violets.

We have this cute cherry tree that the kids have dubbed The Climbing Tree.  They love hanging out in it and I love that they're playing together nicely.

The kids love wearing their helmets.  They call themselves rock climbers and wear them all the time.  Safety first :)

4. Fletcher is a wild man.  He's climbing our built ins, climbing our play set, climbing out of shopping carts, etc.  I can't take my eyes off of him.

5. Bike Rides
We've been going on multiple bike rides a day.  Most have been accident free and fun so I'm calling it a win :)  I'm also debating adding a first aid kit to my bike basket - ha!

6. Olive's actual birthday.
We celebrate early with family and friends.  It was fun to have a calm, quiet day of celebrations with just the four of us at home. We sent in a treat with her to school and she loved having her birthday on a school day.

She requested sugar cookies for her birthday treat.

I packed all of her favorite foods - unicorn noodles and 6 of all her favorite foods for her 6th birthday  and then I wrapped her yumbox in her lunch box.

She opened gifts - some in the morning and some after school.  It was so fun to play with them!  Polly Pockets are the best!

She wished for a real life unicorn again this year :)

7. Flowers!
Our flowers are looking so pretty.  These begonias from Aldi are stunning!!  Our peonies looked amazing this year.  It made me want to plant some darker pink peonies for next yea.r  And I swapped out our regular sheets for these pretty floral sheets :)

8. Perfect T-shirt
The Time and Tru line at Walmart has done it again.  They have the perfect tshirt for $6.24 or less!!  They are the perfect v, have a good sized pocket, come in solids or stripes and are so flattering on.  I might have purchased 8 of them to update my sad t-shirt stash :)  My mom found another version of this shirt without a pocket on sale for $4.44 at her Walmart.

9. Front Door Family
Another bird family has decided that our front door is the perfect place for a nest.  We've really enjoyed watching the bird commotion and are excited to see them hatch.  

10. Last Day of School
Thursday was the last day of school for Olive.  She was sad to be done.  She's loved her teacher, her class and school has been so good for her.  She brought home a Summer Learning Packet and can't wait to get started on it.  We were apprehensive about this big change for Olive of starting full time school, but man, she's done awesome!!  She loved it even more than we could have imagined.  It's been such a blessing to see her grow and cheer her on.  Bring on first grade!

Fletcher and I celebrated the last day of our school year together with Chick-Fil-A Minis.  I was telling him that our days would be changing a bit and Olive would be home with us full time.  His response was HOORAY!!!  It's going to be a really fun summer :)

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

It's time to link up with my favorite blogging buddies for High Five for Friday.  Join us with a few different blog posts and be sure to look around to find some new blog friends

Becky @  By BMG Blog
Della @ Della Devoted
Tif @ Bright on a Budget
Whitney P @ Come Home for Comfort


  1. Congrats on the new position. I just "retired" as PTO President. It's a lot of work but so worth it!

  2. I just had to laugh; one of my boy's first days of school a little girl fell and skinned her knee so I dug in my purse and handed the mom a band aid. She looked surprised I keep them there and I just said "Oh honey, you have two girls... I have three boys. I am qualified to be a triage nurse now." I was always thankful when a fall or injury didn't include a trip to the ER (though we've had our fair share of broken bones, stitches, and the like).

  3. Congratulations on being elected President! There’s no better girl for the job! Happy summer to y’all 😀

  4. Congratulations! You will make a fantastic President as it encompasses all of those traits that you excel at! May was such a great month for you all and I adore the sweet pictures.

  5. Congratulations on the presidency ;) Sorry about the chipped tooth!!

  6. That's so exciting about your Mom's group! I know you'll be perfect in that role and I hope you'll share what you're planning/doing here too. Event planning is so much fun! So sorry about your tooth - bless your heart! Fletcher and my nephews are so much alike with their fearlessness and constant bumps & bruises. Boy life is so reckless! :)


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