Goodness! It's Friday and that just means fabulous in my book.
First of all, my Sox are in town playing the Rangers...so this Mother's Day weekend, I'm going to be doing one of my very favorite things...watching baseball with my dad :). We're going to the game tonight and Sunday afternoon.
This was us in Boston last year. I'm not going to lie...it's waaaaaaay more fun seeing the Sox play in Boston rather than Arlington, TX...but a game is a game and we always have so much fun!
Lovie bought Smith new shoes. They're Spider-man. He loves them. He thinks they're fabulous :).
Some days, you just need hot chocolate before dinner. It was like 90 degrees outside but Smith asked for hot chocolate before his meal...and sometimes, you make the best memories by just saying "yes".
And the emails poured in this week over how fabulous you ladies thought these kids shoes are! I had so many people email me, comment and post on Instagram that they buy these shoes for their sons and daughters every year and they're just perfection.
Smith will be rocking his orange all season long and I think Kensington will be wearing the pink (she loves the turquoise color too!). I love a good shoe that we can wear from park to pool to church to dinner and everywhere in-between! Fabulous!
I posted this on Instagram this week and you people thought it was hysterical. The bad news is that I was in a car accident, the good news is that we have a third car at our house for me to drive. The worst news is that my husband's face is all over it. Sigh.
Several of you asked, yes, I could get a rental car in the interim...but if a perfectly good car is sitting in my garage, the responsible thing to do is probably drive that...husband's face on the side and all.
And then some of you asked why I don't drive Andrew's car and let him drive the Shull Mobile...so he explained why on Instagram...
...sigh. It's really lose-lose. ;)
This week, I started getting graduation announcements in the mail. We have some family friends and our babysitter graduating from high school this month, so my go-to gift for girls this year...colored earrings.
If I were a 18 year old girl graduating high school, I would love a fun pair of earrings as a gift...and as a gift giver, it takes pressure off of me to think of sizes and such since earrings are one size fits all. I love these studs and these drops.
Kensington had kindergarten roundup this week and she did not think it was fabulous. It made her nervous. This is Kensington and one of her closest friends Molly walking toward the kinder rooms before it started. Smith (who goes to kinder the following year) was all over this roundup business and I'm pretty sure the teachers thought he was the kid about to enroll. Kensington is my more quiet, reserved, shy kid and just the thought of being in kinder a few months from now made her super sensitive and nervous. She'll get the hang of it...but it broke this mama's heart to see how not excited she was.
All the chatter this week is about how much we all love these Lush tops. I love them. You love them. Everyone loves them. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S.
And my Shade of Shay this week about inside my mom bag had you guys commenting too!
One person asked where my wipes and toy cars and such were for my kids. What makes this a mom bag? Here's the thing...at this season in my kids' lives, they're over wipes and cars. Instead, this mama feels like she's always waiting. I need my reading material for waiting to pick them up at school, waiting at dance, waiting at gymnastics, waiting at the dentist, waiting, waiting, waiting. I need my calendar for scheduling all of those dates we need (swim lessons, play dates, preschool graduation, birthday parties, tee ball games and so on), my kids need a snack because when they're hungry, they're hungry. And mints...sometimes, a kid just needs a mint to be happy :).
This summer, we are going to start swapping recipes over on Mix and Match Mama! I always find that summer is the hardest season of the year to get motivated for cooking. We're all so busy enjoying the outdoors that we rarely make it inside to cook.
Every Friday this summer, I'm going to host a link up party where you can link up your favorite recipe for others to see. This does not have to be your recipe!! Link up something you pinned off Pinterest, link up something from Food Network's site, link up something from my blog or another blog...just link up a recipe and then enjoy looking at other's recipes too. Dinner suggestions all in one place...that's fabulous!
Everyone thought my friend Haley's Busy Boxes were
freaking genius fabulous. I loved this idea!!
And if you need a yummy and simple Mother's Day Menu, I have a fabulous one for you on my foodie blog! Click here to see.
Speaking of Mother's Day...
Don't forget about the fun $1,000 Mother's Day Giveaway I'm participating in right now! Click here to enter to win!
And on my foodie blog today...
You should totally grill these burgers this weekend!