Friday, September 18, 2009

Fun Friday

When you stay home all day with the bebes, and your husband works a lot, the days of the week seem to run together. Weekends kind of blend in, minus the sanity-saving preschool hours, but with the addition of church on Sundays.

T is heading up to New Jersey for a wedding this weekend, and I'll be home with the girls. I can't complain one tiny bit because he is being sweet enough to wrangle the girls with the two grandmamas next week while I head to Nashville with some girlfriends for the big MOPS International conference (yay!!).

So here's a little randomness to get the weekend started.

Please feel free to share your own answers:

Highlight of my week?
This was a good, but busy week. I'd have to say it's a toss up between Natalie's first day back to preschool on Monday or the MOPS events from this week. As much as I say I love the few hours of *freedom* I have with only one child to look after, it was rewarding to see Natalie so excited to go back to preschool. She's still only going two days a week, but it was so neat to see a "seasoned" preschooler heading into her new classroom without a care in the world. As for the MOPS events; a Bible study for our Steering Team, a dessert night with some friends, and a kids' event this morning that did not involve any tantrums or severe reprimands, I feel refreshed!

Plans this weekend?
I would love to do some shopping, but need to save the cash for Nashville. Natalie has her first drop-off birthday party tomorrow, a pizza party that she has been looking forward to. As usual, her first reaction to the invitation was, "Will 'dere be a cake?"

Best TV this week:
I was sooo happy to see The Office up and running. The opening scene with Michael, Dwight, and Andy video taping themselves acting like idiots was priceless.

What am I reading?

I just finished The Tsarina's Daughter (Carolly Erickson) and will probably start her The Secret Life of Josephine tomorrow night after the girls are in bed.

Favorite thing I bought this week:
A nice pile of faux pumpkins in white and orange at Michaels for 50% off, thanks to a tip from Kimm. I also picked up a small bottle of black acrylic paint for $0.89 and a new paint brush. I'm hoping to beautify some Fall pumpkins like these-

Photo from Amanda at Imperfectly Beautiful.

Photo from Amanda at Imperfectly Beautiful. ('Cause she's that good!)

Most annoying thing my kids did this week:
I'm gonna have to go with the "shrieking in harmony in the car" for 1000, Alex. They think they're being hilarious. I'm just minding my own business, trying to drive to Target and listen to my man, Glenn Beck, and they love to wail "yaaay," holding the highest pitched note they can for the longest amount of time possible. They could be deep sea divers or something, they are so good at holding that breath. I've never heard anyone hold an awful note for so long. And I can't do anything but aimlessly flail one arm behind the seat to smack whatever I can find. Or turn the radio up.

Cutest thing my kids did this week:
At our MOPS get-together this morning, my girls found a little friend of Natalie's that they don't see very often anymore. I just grinned to see the three of them cozied up on the coffee shop couch, "reading" books together. And of course, they all wanted to hold hands in the courtyard outside. I was pleased to see the two 3 year olds including Michaela Byrd in the fun.

Best links of the week:

Jen's Financial God Watch
Susie's Gentle Way of Dealing with a Child's Heartbreak
Kate's Spiced Pear Cake--to die for!
Personalized Pumpkins by Amanda--how could I not list her?! I stole her pictures!

Last, but not least...start looking through your houses!

If you didn't have a chance to stop by the first two times, this is a party for bloggers to link up with any challenges they have in or around their homes (decorating, crafts, organizing, gardening, construction). Your dilemma can be anything from "Help! My son drew on my walls in permanent marker and I don't know how to cover it up" to "What color should I paint my coffee table?" I also love it when people have great solutions to share. This party is all about being real and helping out our bloggy friends. We're going to have a blast. There will be another giveaway!
You can click here and here to see the entries from the last two parties. Hope to see you there!

{Have a wonderful weekend, my wonderful readers!}

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  1. you are the cutest! haha I feel like when I read your blog I am talking with you. I wish you lived closer to me! Plus I love that you called me "R" That is the best :)

  2. I'm excited to hear that you get to take a trip to Nashville. Getting out of the 'burg will be fun!

    Good luck with your pumpkin making. I am so wanting to do a craft or anything creative and right now I'm lucky to get the dishes washed. Amanda is so creative and I know that you'll make something just as cute.

  3. Sounds like you had an interesting week. So glad you get to get away for a while. :)

  4. I'm a first time visitor here. Enjoyed your post! My highlight of my week would be going out to eat for breakfast at Hometown Buffet.

    My lowlight of the week was returning to work and getting all tuckered out on Monday--not good!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

  5. I love those pumpkin ideas. Be sure and post yours when you get them finished!

  6. You reprimanded me for my lack of pictures...where's the pic of the 3 cuties reading together...hmmm?

    I hope you have so much fun in Nashville. Can't wait to see what you do with those pumpkins!

  7. I am so glad the Office is back, too!

    "Why did you tell them I use store bought manure?"


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