Will just finished and submitted his schedule for eight grade, which means that my boy - my itty bitty boy - has only one year (plus the remainder of this semester) left before he starts high school. At this (near) turning point, I simultaneously cannot wrap my head around how this is even possible and am filled with gratitude for the gift of him in life. He is an occasionally moody teenager with a competitive streak a mile wide, a knack for pushing all of his sister's buttons, a tendency for sneaking leftover Halloween candy, and the naivety to not realize I know when he sneaks leftover Halloween candy, but he is also good and kind and brave and hardworking. Lucky me.
Although I took no pictures to document our outing, last Friday we celebrated one of my besties' birthdays with lunch out and pedicures. Rarely do any of us have 2+ hours available for enjoyment without productivity, and carving out a little time for just that - especially in honor of a friend - made me feel refreshed and happy.
|I did, however, take a picture of the cookies and cream |
cupcakes Hallie and I made Mandi for her birthday.
On Friday night, friends and I took our girlies to see their friends - also our friends' daughters - in their intermediate school's production of Frozen Jr. The cast and crew did an excellent job (and I'm not just saying that - I'm a critic if there ever was one when it comes to school and community theatre productions) and we had a great time watching so many budding actors shine on stage.
|These four met as itty bitty three-year-olds in preschool. |
It's so fun to watch them grow up together!
|Caris and Callie did a great job in the Snow Chorus!|
|Not a great pic of us - I blame the 10yo photographer |
and the poor theater lighting - but we had great fun!
Ah, three-day weekends...they're the absolute best. I truly think productivity and health (physical and mental) would increase if we had more time for rest, relaxation, socialization, and physical activity every week.
|River has finally taken to the "hiccupy |
dragon" lovey we gave her when she was born.
|So...that's one of Will's soccer coaches with former |
U.S. Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis. Will and
I are over here trying not to completely lose our minds.
|On Saturday afternoon Tom and Hallie went on a day date - they biked |
a few miles to have lunch at one of their favorite Mexican restaurants.
|Will's Christmas present from my parents (besides Disney, of course), |
was this hanging chess game. He plans to start whipping me ASAP.
Happy weekend, friends!