Friday, August 19, 2022

High Five for Friday (8.19.22)



Last week we visited our community's new Big Shots Golf for the first (and second) time. As a non-golfer I wasn't all that excited to go, but it was Will's last "please can we fit this in before we go back to school" request so the other three Ferri agreed to make time for the outing. And I'm so glad we did, because it was a blast. The boxes/booths are as comfortable as they can be, given the fact that they're August. The technology is impressive, and the interactive games you can play (I mistakenly thought we'd just be hitting balls off a tee and into a giant field) were fun for everyone, regardless of skill level. And they were still offering their summer/grand opening pricing, so we played for an hour for a ridiculously small amount of money. 

Will had such a good time that he begged to go back, this time with friends, later in the week. So I transported a bunch of teenage boys (discovering along the way that while my car feels decently sized when driving 13yo girls, this is not the case when driving 15yo boys) to Big Shots and then sent them out to play while I worked in the air conditioned bar for three hours. Another plus? The bartender kept my Diet Coke full - and didn't charge me for it - while I worked. 😉


Out with the old, in with the new! We sold almost all of our bedroom furniture and purchased a new bed, dresser, and nightstands. The dresser and nightstands arrived this week, and so far we really like them. 

Our bed will late November. (More pics when the room isn't in shambles...)


Speaking of "out with the old, in with the new" girl is in her second pair of pointe shoes! It's been fun - and challenging, in a good way - for Hallie to adjust to a new pair of shoes. I can't seem to remember to take a picture of her in them though, so instead (and in honor of Nutcracker auditions taking place tomorrow), here's my ballerina at six years old and on her way to her very first Nutcracker audition.

New seasons of dance and soccer are already underway, and both kids (and me, as their driver) are trying to get a handle on our new extracurricular schedules. I miss the relaxed(ish) pace of summer, but I'm not upset about our days feeling a bit more routine and predictable...our days WILL feel more routine and predictable once we figure out this new semester, right? 

Just for fun, zoom in on his left
leg. Holy quad muscle, Batman!


Hallie's friend Tessa, who Hallie hasn't been able to connect with nearly as much as she'd like since COVID (and as they've both gotten a little older and busier at school and with sports/dance), was able to come for a sleepover. 

Tessa has had an especially difficult year, and in different ways Hallie has had a tough few months herself. It was really lovely to watch them come together and work on their friendship... to see them just be there for each other, even if they didn't talk about the really hard topics. My hope is that they can stay friends as they get older, despite the physical distance that separates them.

2019 (I think)

2022 (Maybe next time Tessa comes over we'll
order something other than pizza for dinner...) 


Happiness Highlights

New glasses!

Disc golf with the kiddos. I only embarrassed myself a little bit.

The blow-up tent has reappeared. It's SO easy to set up,
SO easy to clean up, and legitimately fun to hang out in. 

Everything beautiful reminds me of Morgan.

Both Hallie and Avery assisted for Miss Emma, and she taught them
so much about teaching young dancers. "Miss Candy" and "Miss Ladybug",
as Miss Emma calls them, will miss her when she moves away this fall! 

Happy weekend, friends!

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