Being Brickner : Friday Things

Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday Things

Aaah Friday, we made it to the weekend!  This was my first official week back to work since I started my maternity leave last May (four months total!), a week I have been looking forward to & nervous about all at the same time.  Overall, it went really well and I think this part-time thing is going to be good for all of us!  We have some things to get used to, (1), Avalon & the bottle, we are now two for two on our breastfed babies wanting nothing to do with bottles, (2), getting two kids logistically ready for a day without both of us, do people really do this with more than two kids?, and they deserve a medal!, & (3), that damn awful pump.  It turns out I hate it just as much this time as last time.  Yet we had so many positives, both girls did great, Waverly was sure to tell me that she "took care" of Avalon when I wasn't there.  I am so glad that they have each other!  As for me, it was actually nice to have a reason to get ready.  Plus, one day I even ate my entire lunch (at one time) AND found the time to pee (alone!).

Other highlights of the week included Avalon's new rolls & cutest ever dimple!  She is so, so close to rolling over and laughing out loud, I know it is going to come any minute (maybe together?), we are just so head over heels in love with her.  We took Waverly to the splash pad and for a little nature walk, I think she is going to have serious summer withdrawals in the upcoming months, girl likes a swimsuit!  And lastly, Waverly has had a couple rough threenager moments as of late, but (almost) made us forget all of it with how sweet she is with her little sis.  She pulled her close & whispered, "I love you sooooooo much, Avalon, you are MY little sister". 

Avalon's Denim Dress & Bonnet, Waverly's Suit from Gap, Waverly's Headband
Before I sign off for the weekend, a couple of favorites!

I'm totally in planning mode with fall upon us, my co-worker introduced me to Erin Condren planners, am I the last to find about these?  Has anyone tried them?  They look amazing!

I recently got these overalls & love them, so cute and ridiculously comfortable.  I also came across this denim jumpsuit that I can't stop thinking about, it would be so versatile all fall long!

Wishing you the happiest holiday weekend!
XO

14 comments:

  1. Glad the first week back wasn't too terrible. I am sure you all will find your groove and soon getting two ready will be a lot easier. I don't have anything to suggest for the pump, maybe a special treat when pumping is all over ;)! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  2. Oh my goodness, Waverly is so sweet to her little sister. I love it! So glad your te back at work has gone well. Yay for eating your entire lunch and peeing by yourself!! That's a feat! I have an erin condren planner and like it a lot. There are things is change but it's so organized and pretty!!! You'll love it. Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Oh peeing by yourself sound amazing... I rarely get to do that ;). Glad to hear your week back went well. I'm sure Avalon will adjust to the bottle soon enough. And I'm with waverly, I think I'm gonna have a summer withdrawal too!

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  4. Eating lunch alone and peeing alone? Mama heaven right there, lol! It's the little things:) So glad that your first week back went well!!! It's amazing that you all have worked it out for you to continue to do a job that you love, but to also be a mama - which I know you love more than anything else! You will get your routine down soon, and it will just be natural for you.

    As a side note: you are a no-reply commenter now. Just thought I'd let you know! I can't respond to your comments on my blog anymore - this happened to me recently, until a friend let me know and then I had to figure out how to fix it, so email me if you have any questions! Happy weekend, sweet friend!

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  5. I'm glad you guys are adjusting ok to the new routine/schedule. I'm sure its a big adjustment, but it'll get better (but mega props to you guys doing it with two!)
    Love the photos of the girls...so much sass with waverly! haha

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  6. Glad to hear the first week back wasn't too bad.
    I'm still trying to figure out how to get out the door and be somewhere (anywhere) on time with two kids. I can't even wrap my head around trying to do that with more...
    Holy smokes, Avalon looks so much like her big sister. And Waverly is just about the sweetest. I love how much she loves Avalon. Best big sister, ever.

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  7. Gald your first week went well! Enjoy your long weekend!

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  8. Glad your first week back went well! Hopefully Avalon will decide that the bottle is just as good when you're not there :) I love her little dimple, SO sweet! and how sweet is Waverly with her? We've had a few threenager moment's over here lately too...

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  9. So glad your first week back to school went well! It is so great that you are able to do it part time. That first picture of little Avalon is too adorable! Dimples make me melt a little bit inside, every. single. time.

    And the Erin Condren planner is amazing! I LOVED it while teaching! And even now when I'm not teaching, I still love it just as much. It is by far my favorite planner ever. I'm sure you will love using it if you get one!

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  10. Such ridiculously cute pictures of the girls!!! So glad to hear going back to work has been kind to you this week. That first day is the hardest. I hear you on the pumping; its a love-hate relationship but it gets easier once a routine sets in, sending you positive thoughts!

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  11. Yay for a good first week back (and part-time, hooray!!) And I seriously have no idea how people get more than 2 kids out of the house--let alone on time. Seriously...how?!?! And finally, these pictures are TOO much. You have the sweetest girls ever!!! Have a great holiday weekend!

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  12. YAY for your first week back going so well!!!! Makes you know you made the right decision on part time :) And how awesome you get a 3 day weekend right after your first week back too, it's a nice way to ease into the school year :)
    Also, I have an Erin Condren planner (a regular one, not teacher) and I LOVE it so I imagine her teacher ones are just as good. I highly recommend it!!
    LOVE the pictures (as usual), you're girls are SO cute!

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  13. Hope the new school year is treating you well! My husband is also a teacher and starts on Tuesday. It's that time of the year!

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  14. Love all the sweet moments with your girls! And yes, Erin Condren planners are amazing!

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