Happy, Happy Friday! TGIF!!! Does anyone say TGIF anymore? It’s been a long week. A good week. But a long one! I (Bridget) had a doctor appointment that has given the mystery to some serious medical concerns an answer. Not necessary a good diagnosis, but knowing what it is, and how to curtail the frequency of symptoms is all I’ve needed. I’ll give this it’s own post later this month.
We’re linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci for another week of our weekly favorites
The kids’ favorite activity this week has been going up to the school and having bike races 🙂
Watching Despicable Me 3 is now one of my favorite movies. It was cute and funny!
Going to jail wouldn’t be any fun
Before heading out for my doctor appointment, I put the kids to work making crafts for our 4th party. My appointment lasted way longer than expected, but when I came back 5 hours later, they were still busy making their creations. In their pajamas still. It was deemed a pajama day, their favorite.
On the fourth, I got busy getting some favorite snacks and dessert ready for our little party
This cute flag was a favorite for all. I saw everyone admiring it, but not taking anything from the tray. So, I scooped up 4 strawberries and 4 pretzels. Less than 15 minutes later, it was gone! So, if you see a food at your party being oohed & awed over, take some yourself and watch it disappear. 😉 😉
The girls and I headed down to my sewing station and grabbed some festive fabrics and they stuffed mason jars with silverware. Add some festive plates and boats. Simple and cute!
Watching this girl eat chocolate was a favorite of the day. Since when does she eat chocolate? She didn’t have one. Not two. More like 10! I think it’s safe to say she likes milk chocolate now!
These three silly-face cuties had a great time playing together. Taking their Barbies camping was their favorite 🙂
Opa and these two played endless amounts of Jayla’s new favorite game, Uno Attack. I’d join a few games to help with strategy. Who asserts their love for getting attacked? Me! I really hate it, who wants more cards?! I was vocal about the attack in a positive way. Before joining one of the games, Jayla and Xander were continually complaining about being attacked 🙁 Reverse psychology really works. They love being attacked now. I’m not hearing the complaining anymore. Win-win. Everyone’s happy!
When Jayla came with us, I told her about my summer plan to read every day. She kept telling me “I don’t like to read.” I, of course, encouraged it more (…she’d say torment, ha!). When we went to the library I had her check out a bunch of different books. We talked to the librarian about the right books for her and she found stuff. All day yesterday she was carrying around her book and reading from it. I love it! She’s a smart little child. She needed an extra dose of tormenting to see she does like reading. I think it’ll be her favorite real soon 😉
Taking pictures of the kids with Opa is always a favorite. We took him to the airport yesterday. Everyone was trying to convince him to stay “just one more day.” We loved having him with us. He’s always so good to the kids.
It was a great week and I’m ready for what the weekend brings. Loads of laundry, haha 😉
I have to be honest here. We had plans to go out of town twice this past weekend, but holiday traffic terrifies me. Especially since living so close to a big city. It takes a ridiculous amount of time going a short distance, it just doesn’t feel worth it to sit in the car in stop and go traffic for hours. I usually stay calm and keep my distance from the cars in front of me, but it’s still not any fun. Now that the holidays are over for a little while, we can take our day trips without the added holiday traffic. How do you deal with traffic? #takemebacktothemidwest
I hope you’re ready for this (I know I am 🙂 )…
Surprise, Stacy’s back! I’ve been MIA for quite a while now and decided to jump back in with some Friday Favorites.
A family favorite from the past two weeks has been fishing! There’s a little pond near our house which lets you catch and release smaller fish.
This week the temps have been soaring in the 90s and 100s here in North Dakota. My kids have taken total advantage of the heat wave by using their new favorite…an above ground pool. Hubby even jumped in with them the day it was 102!
My favorite from the week is seeing how much my garden has grown in just over a month! And a not-so-favorite of this is that some unknown critter is eating away my onion tops. Last year, it took the whole row out in one night. This year it’s slowly devouring the row over the past week. In the picture below you will see 1/2 the row laying over. It’s towards the back of the picture, third row from the left.
Our most favorite from this week was definitely being able to watch the fireworks. Usually, we are able to shoot off our own so we miss out on seeing the city’s display. This year though, we are experiencing a bit of a drought in our area, resulting in a burn ban. Which means no shooting off our own fireworks. Hubby was super disappointed as the Fourth of July is his absolute favorite holiday. I, however, was alright with it since our Fourth’s always ended up with some crazy fireworks catastrophe!