Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekly Recap {1.23.17}

Happy Monday! For the first time in a while, this weekend seemed to move at a perfect pace, not too fast but not too slow.

Here's a look back at our week/weekend

Monday Brayden had off for the holiday so we headed to his buddy's house for a playdate. His friend has a sister Ella's age and they get along great so we always have joint playdates where us Moms stay and hang out so everyone can play. The kids had so much fun they didn't want to leave. Every time I said Ok, time to get going, their little friends would beg for them to stay longer, and every time I gave in because why not? I always feel like we're imposing by staying so long but this Mom really doesn't mind, and we get along well so it's win win. 

Monday night Ella and the hubs worked on her new Ariel legos she got for Christmas

Tuesday was school for Ella and me and Miss A ran some errands in between, stopping at Target, Michaels and Trader Joes

 I've been eating a lot of salads lately with this whole trying to lose weight thing and my favorite is a taco salad. I just throw some ground beef in with lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and mix in some plain greek yogurt. Topping it with fritos is an extra that I know I could do without but that isn't any fun now is it?!

While at Target I picked up this super cute busy book and the girls loved playing with it

Wednesday we headed to the library for Alphabet Soup. The girls listened to some books, did some dancing and at the end the teacher blew some bubbles. I learned that if bubbles are anywhere in Avery's vicinity she will knock you down to get to them (sorry little kids!)


 The girls did a simple craft afterwards and then we headed out to run a couple errands


Ella had been begging me to play a video game with her so we did that while Avery napped. This girl is getting so good its a little embarrassing!

Thursday was panacakes and pajama day at Ella's school. It was also the day I picked to go in and talk about traditions. Ella wanted to talk about going to see the zoo lights so that's what we did. She was so cute as she stood beside me while we told her class all about it. She never let go of my arm until we were all done and she was so sad when I had to leave.

Thursday Brayden had a basketball game and oh my goodness what a game it was!! He scored his very first basket ever and then made another one throughout. I literally jumped out of my seat when he scored the first one, to say I was one proud Mama would be an understatement!!

the cheerleaders

Friday was a busy day - I spent the morning cleaning then I went to volunteer at Brayden's school for Hot Lunch. My Mom came to watch the girls which was nice. I love seeing my kids at school and I think the feeling is mutual because as soon as I walked in Brayden's class he yelled "Mom!!" and came and gave me a big hug. 

Right after Hot Lunch, I went home, ate quickly then packed the girls up to run a quick errand before heading back to Brayden's school for a speech therapy appt I had for Ella. She got approved for speech classes through our base school and this was the first meeting to get all the info. The girls did amazing as they sat while I had to listen to tons of technical terms being thrown at me. It was right in the middle of Avery's nap time so I was worried about her, but clearly I worried for nothing.

she was loving the pint size water fountains :)

When we were done, school was almost over so I was just going to take Brayden home with me. We had the office call his room to tell him to get ready and the girls and I walked over to his classroom. Another classmate opened the door and the girls ran right in screaming Brayden's name. They all immediately did a group hug and I swear I teared up.

Friday night we had pizza over at my in laws then I took Brayden to his basketball pictures and home. We planned to watch Beauty and the Beast (my fave!) for our movie night so we all settled into the basement to watch. Ella was so cute covering herself up with the blanket at the scary parts. I think that is Avery's new favorite movie as she didn't move an inch the entire time!

Saturday we had dance class then made sure to play outside since our weather was gorgeous! 55 degrees in January, umm we'll take it! Although, we do want snow!!

We put Avery's new scooter together for her and girlfriend was pumped! Although it was a little premature for her, she still had fun

We walked/scootered to the park and let the kids ride around in the tennis courts. We were playing tag with them and if we got them, we took their scooter and they had to get us. Brayden & Ella chasing Rick was so cute/hilarious! He was racing on Brayden's scooter no one could catch him!

Saturday night we met my Mom & nephew out to eat and of course the kids were all crazy - good thing we weren't at anywhere fancy :)

Sunday my Mom picked up the bigs and took them to the movies so me and the hubs basically had a mini vacation just hanging with Miss A. When they got home we all went over my in laws for the playoff game. We hung out there for a while then headed home to watch Beauty and the Beast again, it's definitely Ella's favorite movie for the moment!

The kids are finally in bed and the hubby and I are watching the next playoff game (aka I'm surfing the web) - hope everyone has a great start to their week!

*linking up with B Loved Boston  & The Sirois Family


  1. What a fun week and sounds like a perfect weekend too!!!! Ummm I totally get you when you say your kids hugged in B's class and you teared up- I'm pretty sure seeing your kids love each other is the best part of parenting!!! And I love that you said mini vacation with just Avery--- totally how we feel with just one!!!!

  2. Busy week but such fun mixed in. I can't wait to go in a chat with Connor's class one day.

  3. Happy Monday gorgeous! Love so many things about your week and weekend, the kids on their razor scooters look so cute and how adorable are you in your mama bear sweatshirt! I hope your week gets off to a great start!

    1. Thank you, thank you!! I hope your week is off to a great start too! xo

  4. Oh my gosh she looks so cute with her little trader joe's cart!! Love all the outdoor time you had this weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Happy Monday! What a fun week! Isn't it the best when your kids are excited to see you at school? I seriously pray that never goes away!! I could only make it through one game yesterday too! ;)

  6. What a fun week! I love how you volunteer at the schools. I also love how families get to share traditions in your daughter's class. I am going to stick that idea in my teacher pocket. I think I would have a lot of families that would love to share and what a great way to learn about classmates. Have a great Monday!

    1. That would be so fun if you can incorporate that!! Have a great Monday too!

  7. Looks like a fun and busy week :) they are so darling

  8. So much fun going on over by you! That picture of Avery with the cart at Trader Joe's is just the cutest!! Pancakes and Pajamas at school sounds like a good time and your movie night looks fun too! I haven't seen Beauty and the Beast in the longest. Hope this week is off to a good start for you :) Beautifully Candid

  9. Looks like so much fun! That tiny shopping cart makes my day!

  10. Love her with that cart. That Mama Bear top is precious, too! Y'all are an adorable family!

  11. You have been BUSY this week! I love how sweet your kiddos are when you go into school - that is just adorable! Hope you have another great week!

  12. That taco salad looks amazing! I need to start throwing those in the mix for my salads for lunch during the week! Isn't it amazing how much plain Greek yogurt tastes like sour cream? It's uncanny!

  13. That scooter is with their shades on is so precious! I think I'm on a taco salad once a week kick!

  14. Aaaahhhh you have the best weeks, I swear. All of the little moments like group hugs and baskets made me smile. Hope this week is off to a good start.

  15. Such a great weekend. Love pizza nights. And that photo of Avery and her shopping cart at Trader Joes is sooooo cute. I love TJ! I love salads and never make taco salads, but I really need to. And I LOVE fritos so why not!?