Friday, June 19, 2015

High Five for Friday (6.19.15)

1. I absolutely love the hour after the kids and I return home from our weekly trip to the library. Before I even make it inside the house, Will and Hallie have retreated to their rooms, curled up on their beds, and lost themselves in their new books. Sometimes, I take a few minutes for myself and do the same.

2. After getting "made up" for the day, I kissed my boy on the forehead. When I realized I'd left a visible lipstick mark, I started to wipe it off but he stopped me, saying he didn't mind if it stayed there all day.

3. To make up for lost time, we've crammed a heck of a lot of summer into the last week. We wrapped up our first session of swimming lessons (Will managed to pass his level despite attending only half of the classes), went swimming "for fun" with friends, tried out a new breakfast restaurant, went to the movies, watched almost all of the World Cup soccer games (go USA!), and went bowling and out for lunch using a few of the coupons the kids earned by reading. Will went to two birthday parties, Hallie went to one birthday party, both had play dates with friends, and both played in the rain almost every afternoon. It feels great to be back in the swing of summer!

Will's second and Hallie's first time bowling. Their form needs a little work.

4. As a lover of Christmas, this cart full of ornaments at Hobby Lobby made me want to high five a nearby shopper:

And then I remembered that the calendar says JUNE - it's not even summer yet - and I put my high-fiving hand back in my pocket. See you in a few months, Christmas.

5. And finally, in honor of Father's Day, a touching tribute to dads. (Damn you, Dove, for always making me cry with your commercials.)

To all the dads - Dad, Tom, Michael, Jeff, Adam, grandpas, and uncles (both biological and camping) - who have in some way impacted my life and/or the lives of those I care about, you rock, and I love you.

And to those for whom today hurts, I'm thinking about you and sending hugs your way. 

Happy Friday, friends!

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1 comment:

  1. Eeek! I love that you got some Christmas stuff this week - it's never too early to start and I'm already craving the holiday season!