Friday, May 19, 2017

High Five for Friday (5.19.17)

1. On Friday night I went out with my fellow Mini Company dance moms - and our girls' incredible director - to celebrate the (near) end of our first year together. Not one us had any idea what we were getting into when we signed our names on the dotted line last spring, but 12 months later I think we would all agree that Mini Company has blessed both our girls and us as their mothers.

2. Some friends and I held our second annual multi-family garage sale on Saturday morning. Aside from having to get up at 6am (and starting to wake up at 3am in preparation for my 6am alarm), we had a great time hanging out together while getting rid of LOTS of stuff (remember the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge?) and making a little money. Our kiddos made a little money as well - they sold four or five dozen cupcakes and six pitchers worth of lemonade to our garage sale shoppers.
Despite the look on his face in this pic, Will had a GREAT time!
3. Though I hate to admit it, I don't like Mother's Day. (The reasons behind my feelings about this holiday - and a few others - don't belong in a High Five for Friday post, so I'll save them for another day...or never, as I don't want to come across as a Debbie Downer.) That said, Tom, the kiddos, and I enjoyed our day - I slept in until 7:15am and didn't get out of bed until 8am, Tom and Will made waffles, Will and I shopped for new shinguards, and we all played a couple of new family board games, bought a new drum mat, ate Torchy's Tacos take out, and watched a movie together. Happy belated Mother's Day!

4. I am SO grateful that audition/tryout season for Will and Hallie has come to an end, and that it ended well for both kiddos. These last two weeks have turned quite a few of my remaining blond hairs gray!
Official Cavalry FC Youth Signing Day.
Yes, it was absolutely as awesome as it looks.
I have a post brewing about youngsters going through auditions and tryouts. Do you have 1) a kiddo who has auditioned or tried out for a group or team and/or 2) a strong opinion about the process? If so, shoot me an email at

5. Happiness Highlights
Last week my mom sent Hallie these butterfly wings. They're handmade
in India from upcycled saris, which means each set of wings is unique.
I love watching her spread her wings.
After reading Will's Mother's Day essay, I found this
short story of his - written in first grade - particularly funny. 
Hallie and I spent much of Will's last soccer practice reading on
a blanket on the grass. I cherish these quiet moments with her...
Will's still trying... For a moment after Tux picked up a piece in
his teeth, Will thought they were making progress...then Tux
took the piece across the room and refused to bring it back.
Ready to turn in her flamingo habitat...
...and then visiting the real flamingos at the zoo!
Cute second graders enjoying their last field
trip of the year to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco.
On the way home we made a stop for the best
cupcakes on earth...courtesy of Joanna Gaines. 
Loved hanging with my PTO ladies
at "Welcome to Kinder at the Rock".

Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!

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