April 26, 2017

float away

Y'all, pool season is just around the corner!  I am nowhere near "swimsuit ready" and honestly I don't care.  I just want to have a good time with my kids and husband making memories.  We are lucky in that my mother-in-law has the most amazing pool that overlooks the large pond on the property.  Sometimes when we are down there I have to pinch myself to make sure it's real.  It is just so pretty there. 

This summer will be quite different than it has been the past couple of summers because we will have petit bebe with us!  I am looking forward to introducing her to the water and to our family's summer happy place!  Babies require a few items for a successful pool day and if you have a girl, those items need to be cute!  Here is what will be going in our pool bag for Vivian!

I have a thing for bonnets and mermaids. So, I am glad to see that mermaids are the new unicorn of the season.  We already have the swimsuit/rashguard and it is darling!  Viv has a few other swim suits, but I see her living in the mermaid rashguard.  I love that it has UPF 40 to protect her gorgeous skin.  We will also be piling on the SPF 50 sunscreen.  Hubs had a little scare with a place on his head that had to be removed, so we will all be taking extra caution in the sun from here on out.

While summers in Georgia are unforgiving and can feel close to what you would imagine hell feeling like...and hopefully none of us will have to find out what hell truly feels like...It is still one of my favorite times of the year because of how much time will be spent with family at the pool.  I am also pumped to NOT be pregnant this summer.  Sheesh, I will never know how I have survived two summer pregnancies.

What are the must have pool items for your babes?

Happy Hump Day, y'all!

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April 21, 2017

Silly Confessions of A Birthday Girl

I have noticed that on many questionnaires and surveys, I am having to check a new age bracket.  First of all, OW!  It hurts to check the new box...like physically hurts.  Second of all, I don't feel as old as I am. I still laugh at fart jokes and get completely immersed in a Disney story line.  Not exactly acting my age...and I don't ever plan on it!  Here are a few other confessions...

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I wish I could explain how much I love sprinkles.  They are so underrated.  I love them because they can make anything look cheerful.  Ice Cream looks so boring without sprinkles...Cupcakes are boring without sprinkles...Life is boring without sprinkles.


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I loved Glee.  I still watch Gilmore Girls and New Girl on the regular.  Currently I am re-watching Hart of Dixie series which is similar to Gilmore Girls with all the quirky town members, but southern.  I am one of those folks that likes to keep it light when it comes to my entertainment.  I don't generally like watching heavy things. Plus, Lorelei is kinda my spirit animal.

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I noticed as I have gotten older, mamas the same age as me rarely play in the pool.  I see them always afraid to get their hair wet.  Well, I am sorry but we live in the deep South where your fingernails melt off of your body by 10am in the summertime if you don't find shade or a body of water stat!  I am getting in that pool and very likely I am going to jump in headfirst.  I love swimming underwater with my son.  We play all sorts of games like who can touch the bottom first and retrieving rings.  I'll deal with my hair later.

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One of my favorite things is pink lemonade and basically only because it is pink and fun.  Crystal Light pink lemonade is so yummy.  Regular lemonade is boring as is water.  I normally drink 90-120 ounces of water a day, but somedays I just can't unless I have some pink lemonade to mix in there.  Of course, I do know how to adult a little...by putting a little vodka in the pink lemonade.

As I get one year older I am thankful to be young at heart and intend on staying that way!

Happy Friday, y'all!

Linking up with some of my favorite friday blogs!!

April 14, 2017

Hi There!

Long time no see!  I gave myself the week off because our life has just seemed more chaotic and crazy than usual and I needed a breather.  We had some awful weather last week, plus Bubba was on spring break, and it really just threw everything off.  Nonetheless, blogging is a type of therapy for me and I have missed it.  I enjoy sharing my thoughts and experiences, whether I have over a thousand page views or two page views.  I do this for me.

So here are some highlights of the last couple weeks...

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I gave a new meaning to the term  "Come hell or high water" last week during the storms.  Bubba was home safe with the Hubs, as well as my Mother and Step-Father.  Vivian, on the other hand, was at daycare.  When we went under tornado warning and the power went out, I wrestled with the idea of risking it to go protect my baby as well as help the daycare center with the other babies if need be.  My office is about two miles from Vivian's daycare.  So while sirens were going off, I made the decision to drive to Vivian.  Little did I know, a tornado was happening behind where I work...Thankfully, I was going in the opposite direction of the tornado and made it to Vivian safe and sound.

Bubba has grown used to these warnings, and while he takes them seriously...he also is not going to let a measly tornado keep him from eating...especially if pizza is involved...

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In between tornado warnings last week, Bubba lost his very first tooth.  This boy has been dying to loose his first tooth for months, y'all!  He is one of the youngest in his class, as some in his class are six and possibly even seven years old.  They have all been losing teeth and talking about what the tooth fairy brought them and Bubba's over there like "I still have all my baby teeth...womp womp" Now he fits in with the rest and has a huge gap in his smile.

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Saturday, we went to our happy place.  A U B U R N!  It was A-Day at Auburn, which is our annual scrimmage game and celebration.  The weather was gorgeous and we had such a wonderful, low-key family day.  Bubba got to high 5 the entire football team, twice, and he was in hog heaven.  He got to go down on the field with his Daddy to welcome the football team back out for the second half and also experienced Tiger Walk for the first time.  Both those boys were on a high!  This was Vivian's first trip to Auburn and really it was her first trip out of our town.  She did amazing.  She loved being outside all day and looked plum perfect in her bonnet.  She wears her southern well. War Eagle!

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Lately, I am drowning as a parent.  From Easter egg hunts, to baseball practices and games to family functions...I am dropping balls left and right.  We literally do not have time to breathe.  I love it most days, but I hate feeling like I am scrambling all the time.  No matter how much I write in my planners and prep the night before, balls still get dropped.  All mamas deserve medals for doing their thing and keeping their kids alive...but I just have to give an extra special shout out to the full-time working mamas.  24 hours is just not enough time.  I need a day to be 36 hours to truly get everything done that needs to be done.  I know I am going to look back on this time in my life and wonder how in the hell I did it all. I also know I am going to look back at the time and miss it desperately. #tryingtokeepperspective

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Just wanted to share a video that is guaranteed to make you smile.  Vivian was the missing piece of the puzzle that we did not even know was missing from our family.  She has brought so much joy, laughter and sunshine to our brood.  She has lightened us up and kept us all, Bubba included, from taking life too seriously.

Happy Friday, y'all!

Linking up with some of my favorite friday blogs!!