I’m feeling pretty good about the fact that today feels like Wednesday, but is actually Thursday … anyone else?! Short weeks are everything. So are weekends.
And on that note, how about some random thoughts?
1 – My husband & I are going out of town this weekend and I am kind of dying inside. I mean, we are doing it BIG – staying in a hotel room overnight while the girls stay with my in-laws, it’s pretty huge for us. And what excites me more than anything (other than seeing my beautiful friend walk down the aisle!) – is sleeping in the next morning. I hope I can make it happen past 8.
2 – My new favorite show is “Outdaughtered” on TLC. Anyone seen it? It’s the cutest couple with six daughters. Quintuplets & an older sister, all six under six and all GIRLS. So every time I think about Waverly & Avalon’s teenage years and get nervous, or maybe more relevant, when I’m feeling overwhelmed with what I’ve got going on, I think about that and attempt to pull myself together.
3 – I will have a one-year old in less than a week! And I’m doing really well with it. I remember crying in my car while Waverly slept in her car seat the week she turned one, which was obviously completely irrational but isn’t everything you say or do the first year of your kid’s life? I’m actually really looking forward to watching the girls interact more as they get older and also how much more we can do this summer since Avalon is older. I actually forgot how much I love this stage, when they can stand with those chunky legs but can’t quite walk yet.
4 – Please don’t take number three to mean that I still don’t have a serious addiction to babies because I told my husband the other night that I wanted at least 10. Please tell me someone else feels this way because seriously, give me all the babies.
5 – Waverly Maye & her stories lately. OBSESSED. This week she told me that “her & Sara are best friends, and then Sadie & Madison are best friends, we are all friends but some of us are better friends than others” … referring to the girls in her class. Then she was walking out out of the room where Avalon and I were sitting and she said “mom, can you please make sure she doesn’t hit her head on the table, ok?”. I think I can handle it, thanks. Love her so much.
6 – Summertime!!!!! Who is excited?! It’s been raining here for about two weeks straight but we have high hopes for this month. We are going to officially kick off the season with our first day at the waterpark next week, which is easily one of our favorite activities of the year. A little throwback of Waverly there last summer, which describes our feelings about it perfectly.
7 – I can’t get enough of off-the-shoulder everything. Give me every one-shouldered shirt, or dress, or romper. I want it all! I am loving this dress and want to wear it ALL summer long.
8 – I am a total sleep creep. And yes, I sometimes wonder how Avalon breathes like that & yes, that’s Waverly snuggled up in those covers & Bogger next to her, their set-up every single night.
9 – Just a little confession. The girls & I skipped afternoon naps and went to the beach and did it really big last week, so naturally they both fell asleep on the way home. I pulled myself right up to McDonald’s, ordered an ice-cream cone and sat in the front seat and ate every last lick all.by.myself in silence.
It was glorious.
Happy Friday Eve, friends! XO
PS – Fellow mamas, I know you will relate to this! Read my latest mode story here. 🙂