Life lately has been crazy hectic and beautiful, and I’m going to show you the beautiful parts!
(The hectic parts are not very picturesque. Unless you like pictures of me typing articles on my computer, or of me organizing a school Read-a-Thon, which is mainly me typing on my computer.)
Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:
I’ve continued to try to be more present on Alice and I’s Fridays together. I’ve mentioned before that I felt like I had started using Fridays to run errands and stuff, and that wasn’t really why I didn’t want Alice in school on Fridays. So I’ve tried to do more things with her that give us more quality time. Last Friday I took her back to High Shoals Falls in Dallas, Ga. and we had the. best. time! We explored, we laughed, she collected “treasures” like wrappers, and old cans, and she gave me a heart attack a couple dozen times because she’s so fearless. It was a truly great day.
We took them to the zoo on Saturday! This was extra special because Kevin went too, and usually it’s just me taking them on school breaks. They were thrilled to show Daddy everything, and we had the best weather and a great time. And we go to see the new baby panda twins!! Alice and I loved them, and Kevin and Tom were like…”Yep. Those are baby pandas. We’ll meet you outside.” Whatever, boys! #lame
The good news: I tried cooking three different new meals this week! The bad news: They were not hits with the kids. Ugh. Hey, Kevin liked them! Ha!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Our LOVE day looked like this: cute, silly kids; a robot valentine box made out of recyclables; and heart-shaped brownies for my loves.
Tom got this letter from his secret admirer on Valentine’s Day. “You are the best at looking ham sum” is really my favorite thing ever!! Oh my gosh, I just died when I saw this! So awesome.
My sweet friend, Sabrina, drew this picture of Tom and Alice for me!! Isn’t this the most special surprise?! Y’all, I actually cried when she gave it to me, like a big ole blubber fool. I couldn’t help it! So amazingly special.
And one day after school this week, we went on a hike with my friend, her mom, and her daughter. My friend’s mom told a couple stories about skunks, and oh my goodness, Tom belly laughed the whole time! It was the best thing! If you wanna hear Tom belly laugh, just tell him a good “a skunk once sprayed me in the face” story! Obviously.
And that’s life lately! Tom’s currently fighting a fever, and I really hope he gets well soon because we’ve got winter break plans this week! Woo-hoo! Hope y’all have a great weekend! LOVE.