We had a such a good little weekend!! I brought up this table my mom had bought the kids last year for Christmas, and the kids are loving it. Brooke even said, "It's like a new house." It's funny how one little change can really make such a difference.
Friday we had a mommy/daughter morning. I had to get my brows done and she loves coming with me.
Don't you just love her little shirt my friend Rachel made?
After my brow appointment we stopped at Barnes and Noble. She had her eye on a cookie brownie and some chocolate milk.
As we sipped our drinks, we talked about who "all these guys were" and then the whole concept of heaven came up. Not exactly easy to explain to a 4 year old, but it's one of those mommy moments where I will remember this conversation and little date forever.
I picked up a book for the kids and these two for myself. I've started them both and really like them! I was shocked to see a Think and Grow Rich for Women, as I have been dutifully listening to the original one lately and was kind of laughing at how it is kind of sexist. However since I am not a #feminist, I don't take offense. I understand that during the time in which this written, it's just the way things where. However, it was refreshing to see that someone took the time to take the amazing information presented in this classic, and put a feminine twist to it. Men and women are different and I look forward to reading this one for sure!
Present over Perfect has been on my list forever, but I finally had the real urge to buy it. I've gotten about 60 pages into it and can definitely relate to some of the things she mentions, but at the same time I think since I met Joe, I have done a much better job at living in the moment and not rushing through life. He taught me since our first date to enjoy every moment together and that even though life may not be perfect, we can always be looking for the good in all things...
More to come on these; I will give more of a review!
Saturday brought laser tag, which I will fully admit I wasn't exactly looking forward to. We were invited to a birthday party for one of the guys Joe works with, and I definitely looked forward to seeing everyone and hanging out. I envisioned myself getting shot and then sitting out right away. I have never been the girl who wanted to play; I remember sitting out during these games many times when I was younger. But this is my year of "yes" and well, back to Joe, he always pushes me to try new things.
I. Had. A. BALL!!!
I couldn't believe how fun it was to chase people and shoot with lasers!! I was so out of breath and really sweaty, I can't imagine how many calories I burned! LOL
If you have laser tag in your area, you must go do it.
We also signed up for a game of Cyber Sport which was riding around in a bumper car thing and then trying to shoot and score with a lacrosse type of equipment. Hilarious!
It was such a fun night out with friends and just being with adults!
Sunday morning brought yummy breakfasts...hubby gets his in bed.
After breakfast I slipped back under the covers for a few minutes. I tried to watch Food Network, but the next thing I knew, Bradley boo came back in and wanted to watch Scooby Do
We did watch this as a family and oh my gosh, it's so good!! The kids and Joe have watched it like 3 other times and Brooke claims it is her favorite movie. I just loved the themes...no one can make you happy; happiness is a choice and it lies within ourselves.
Kids played with some play-doh at their table while dinner cooked in the slow cooker.
The fire was going all day and I really didn't do much at all, which is why I have so much laundry and cleaning to catch up on for today...
But again, this book kind of highlights where we as mommas especially, need to slow down. I tried not to "fake rest" too much. That's right. You know where you say you're relaxing, but really you're still doing the dishes, folding the laundry, cleaning up after the kids....that is not resting. It's what we have to do in the stage we are at (needy kids at 2 & 4) but once in while we really. really. really. need to rest.
I'm looking for a good fiction book recommendation, anyone have any?
Have a fabulous Monday!