Happy Friday!! So excited for a fun weekend of pretty much nothing
other than a fun dinner with the family planned. Hoping for lots of time
just relaxing after a crazy couple of weeks!!
Top five for this week...
Nathan loves loves loves
to pick dandelions for me. Anytime he sees one, he's immediately
picking it and handing it to me. It's one of my very favorite things
that he does. At his game last weekend, he found a dandelion in the
field and he picked it while playing and then held it until a water
break and came running across the field to give it to me. So sweet. I
just love him. 2. Our new Book Club!
Quick reminder that next Friday we will be discussing Sandra Byrd's Let Them Eat Cake! Can't wait to hear what you thought of the book!! For more info, here's the post I wrote on it.
3. Dental dreams and pumpkins
Caleb gave Nathan this little play dough dentist set and it is one of
his most beloved possessions. He plays with it all the time and gets so
serious to get things exactly right. It's hilarious.
were coming out of Trader Joe's the other day and he said, "Oh hey,
Mom, here's some pumpkins. Quick. Take a picture of me with the
4. Essential oils
Y'all. I have always thought people who got into essential oils were a
little on the weird side. But I have two very dear friends who I love
greatly who are both pretty sane and who both love essential oils and so
I decided to try some. I got them right as Parker got sick with a cold
about a week and a half ago and since he didn't sleep to begin with, I
just knew we were going to be up every hour until he got over this cold.
I put some in a diffuser and diluted some and rubbed him down and HE
SLEPT ALL NIGHT. So I did the same thing the next night and he did it
again. And it's been almost every night since!! We've had only two
nights in the past week and a half that he's gotten up and even then,
it's only been once at night when we were previously doing two and often
I promise I will not become the lady who
is all "your leg fell off? Quick - rub some essential oils on the stump
and your leg will grow back!" but I am so so happy (and rested! ha!)
that I had to share. I know there are a LOT of ways to use them so I'm
still definitely in the process of learning but I'm seriously in love
with these things. And bonus - they totally help my house not smell like
little boy stink. ;) I'm sure you will hear more about the oils from me
in the future.
5. Every day life
Our glamorous last Tuesday night - sitting on a
washer that was trying to spin out if control as it washed cloth diapers
with a baby who was screaming when he wasn't being held and a four year
old who found my nursing bra inserts on the dryer and was using them on
his head as the gongs as he pretended to be Cogsworth. ;) All I could do was laugh. Have a great weekend!!