Heeey you guys! We thought we’d spend a few minutes this morning sharing with y’all about what has been going on in our lives lately. So, grab your coffee…or adult beverage…and hang with us for a while.
Let’s see let’s see… it has still been incredibly cold here on a regular basis. It literally feels like the LONGEST WINTER EVER. I’ve become that annoying person who complains about the cold too much. I can’t help it though.
Coop has still been rocking at school drop off…and just school in general. His dad and I decided to keep him at St. Al’s for at least one more year through Kindergarten. We think he is going to need the stability and sameness that will come with staying at the same school. Plus, he just loves it there. And so do we. Speaking of this week is Catholic Schools Week. Which just basically means they have some fun things planned for the kids and teachers. I guess it’s kind of like a spirit week.
What about Sophie? Well she is a little hot mess. She’s constantly into everything..like it seems as if sometimes she walks around trying to cause havoc just because she can. LOL I love it though. Also, her hair is at the point that it’s so long that I have to do something with it everyday. This is a stage that I both dreaded and looked forward. Having a little girl with long hair that you can style and play with is so fun, but the reality is that she hates it. It’s a struggle. A simple top knot with a bow is our easy peasy go to. It looks put together and her hair is out of her eyes: win win.
And me? Oh you know – same same. There’s been lots of shopping, meme sharing, working, and most currently trying to plan a trip in late February to go see my Boo Thing (aka Rhonda) in Fort Worth! I also experienced the traumatic event of trying to get a splinter out of the finger of my hysterical four year old little boy. I think we both have PTSD from that incident. Before Christmas I had a little accident in the Starbucks parking lot, and I was finally able to get my car to the shop to get that damage fixed the week before last. Then this past weekend my brother put four new tires on my car. And now I feel like I’m driving around in a brand new car which is super nice.
I think that’s most of the high points…what about you Rhonda?
January seems to be just dragging on forever, if I’m being honest here. Goodness, I can’t believe it’s not over. Like, it’s shocking.
We celebrated Nick turning 12 this month, which was a hard pill for this Mama to swallow. I feel like it was just yesterday that I became a mother, but I’ve been doing it A DOZEN YEARS?! Jesus. We had a great turnout for his Star Wars themed party.
We also VERY unexpectedly and suddenly bought a car. It was so needed. Six people don’t exactly fit into a Toyota Camry. We got a Ford Flex and it’s fully loaded with things I didn’t know existed – things I didn’t realize I needed. I am a little obsessed. I may even do a whole blog post on the things I love about it. I want to name the car. Stuart is confused as to why that’s necessary. Look, we already know I’m extra.
We got together for a much needed mimosa playdate with my mom group. I had been missing those gals, as we all hunkered down to avoid the flu all winter. Bless it. Speaking of which, nobody in my house got sick through these freezing days, but now that it warmed up to 70 a couple days recently, I have a cold. Cute.
We have been doing a lot of sitting in the driveway on nice afternoons, riding bikes and scooters and people watching. We just got new neighbors a few houses down and I have been watching them carefully, trying to figure out if they are people we can befriend. I have a longtime fantasy of having neighbor best friends. This family seems to have a mom, dad, and two kids, but that’s all I can say for sure, as many people were in and out during the move-in process. We will see!
What have you been up to lately?