Friday, August 21, 2015

High Five for Friday (8.21.15)

1. Last Friday night Hallie went on her very first sleepover. She and two friends spent the night at their friend Kara's house, and all four girls made it the entire night! Kara's mom Mandi happens to be one of my best friends, so I wasn't at all worried, but as someone who didn't successfully spend the night at a friend's house until the sixth grade (I tried time and time again, but my mom always had to come pick me up late at night), I feel a great deal of relief knowing that neither of my kids suffer from that particular kind of anxiety.

2. Hallie needs 10-11 hours of sleep, so the six or so hours she caught at the sleepover weren't enough to keep her functioning the following day. The girl who hasn't napped in three years cried herself to sleep, snoozed hard for two full hours, and then cuddled with me for another 30 minutes. It was glorious. Except when she cried herself to sleep - that part was painful for Hallie, me, and Will.

3. In what was one of my most brilliant plans to date, I scheduled a date with Tom for the evening after the sleepover. So while Tom and I went to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (so good) and out for dinner afterwards, our lovely babysitter Peyton handled feeding and putting our exhausted kiddos to bed.

(And in true Tom and Erin fashion, we ended our date doing something others might find completely unromantic but suited us perfectly - shopping for discs golf discs.)

4. I love it friends take pictures of Ferris Wheels for me. The first picture is of the wheel at the Wisconsin State Fair, and the second and third pictures are of the wheel at the Ventura County Fair in California.

5. Happiness Highlights:
It took 30 minutes, but eventually they
figured out how to "share" the whale.
Another member of the Ferris family has
begun training for American Ninja Warrior.
These two cuties have been disc golfing with their
dads the last couple of weeks - they're adorable.
I was up at school helping a friend in her classroom,
so Tom and the kids had to fend for themselves for
an entire Saturday afternoon. They baked cookies,
and then made a meme about it. Yum!
The first female NFL coach and first female NFL official in a photo
taken before one of last weekend's preseason games. Made me happy.
Happy Friday, friends!

Linking up with High Five for Friday!

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