Happy Friday everyone… for the weekend I’m looking forward to crafting with Sandy tonight, getting George back from the vet after his teeth cleaning and bladder stone removal – poor pup was a nervous wreck this morning when I dropped him off, dinner out and Over the Rhine Concert with dear friends and ArtPrize-ing with my parents on Sunday. Whew… now, if only I can get Liam to do all his homework tonight so we don’t have to worry about it over the weekend. I picked up a Kindergarten workbook for Jack from Costco, thinking it would be good to practice… where Liam fights me to do two pages of homework, Jack is begging me for MORE. May that kid always love learning as much as he does now!
It’s amazing how few Instagram photos I have to share when I do it more often… you can thank me now for saving your eyeballs.
Seen in the parking lot, of course this person works out with the personal trainers. This morning I stopped at a local cafe for coffee and baked goods for my co-worker and I and one of the trainers was behind me in line and of course order “Just an omelette, NO toast.” Ugh.
In our entry way at home… I want to figure out what else to put here but for now – our last name initial and LOVE. (Banner from Lisa Leonard Designs).
Hurricanes hanging by the kitchen window, photos of Italy from my sweet friend Andrea, tiny plate from Simon’s parents, a Lucky Fin Project ornament and clay artwork by Jack. These all make me so very happy.
The way we celebrate back-to-school? With lots of sprinkles.
First day of school for Liam… the second the bus came he ran for it and would not turn around for a photo. At least at the end of the day he always runs to me and gives me a hug – it makes up for the total disregard he shows me in the mornings.
While Liam would not smile for a first-day-of-school photo, Jack was more than happy to oblige.
Finally, a smile (and morning cuddles).
Chocolate Guinness Cake with chocolate ganache filling and irish cream frosting. It was good.
Ready for the big kid class in Sunday school.
I don’t mind living here at all.
More clay artwork by Jack… it is a fish, though Liam would argue it looks more like a dinosaur.
We got to the bus stop early (someone is overly-eager for his brother to come home) so Jack asked to have his picture taken by the pond.
Yes, we are those people who let our dog lick our plates when we are done eating. At least we don’t let him lick our ice cream cones.
Not pictured: our very first apple cider slushies which were DELICIOUS. We stayed to eat outside because Simon would most likely have a heart attack to think of the kids eating powdered sugar donuts in the minivan (and yes, I would, too).
Hooray for “crafting!”