Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Favorites - blame it on the rain

While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - blame it on the rain
It has rained every.single.day since last Friday.  And, judging by the upcoming forecast, there's no end in sight!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - blame it on the rain
Moms everywhere know that May is CRAY CRAY so a few cancelled practices and games made this week a little less hectic - and that is always a good thing!!!  So, grab your umbrella and rain boots - here's my Friday FAVORITES!

On Sunday morning I woke up to the sound of giggles and opened up my eyes to see these sweet girls with a bunch of goodies (the teen was still sleeping!). :) 
Hope re-gifted me the pink bear that she gives me for every major holiday, Holden gave me a rose that we had left over from teacher appreciation week and they topped it off with donut holes and a Coke.  It's hard to read but Holden wrote on the donut bag, "You are Shipley perfect."  How did I get so lucky?!  I screw up being a mom every.single.day but my kiddos never cease to amaze me with their forgiveness and grace.  Being their mom is my FAVORITE!

Monday evening found all of us at home.  This feat in itself should be one of my FAVORITES this week!  After dinner we all sat around watching one of my most FAVORITE tv shows! Our family absolutely loves watching America's Funniest Videos.  It was so fun having everyone together in one room and laughing till we nearly cried!  I need more nights like this!

You guys know by now that gift giving is one of my FAVORITE hobbies.  This week I was super duper excited that one of those ideas that had been bouncing around in my brain actually turned out!  Are you looking for a fun and inexpensive gift idea for the last day of school?  Well, here you go!  Perfect for teachers, administrators, office staff, bus drivers, crossing guards, custodians, cafeteria staff, friends, moms - the list is endless!
While I'm Waiting...EOS lip balm last day of school gift
You can click here for the free printable!

Oh, and one more... have your kiddos been asked to make cards for their teachers?  Over the years this has come up many times.  While I think it is super sweet and doesn't cost you anything, my kiddos absolutely do not enjoy doing this.  It's seriously like pulling teeth.  Until I found this!
Isn't this adorable?  And, it was super easy to complete - that makes it a FAVORITE!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - teacher gifts

Mike and I divide and conquer a lot of evenings.  This particular night, he took the girls to dance and fed them afterwards.  I took Colby to his swim test and then we headed to dinner.  I thought we would just get our food to go but he said he wanted to eat there.  I was beyond excited!  A few minutes with just my boy?!  Yes, please!  You know, he's my FAVORITE son! ;)
 Unfortunately, mom taking pictures is not his favorite!  :)  This is him contemplating why I would be doing such a crazy thing!
 "Mom, really?!"  Followed quickly by, "do NOT post these on Instagram!"  For the record, I obliged but then told him he was going to be one of my Friday FAVORITES!
 And this is what he thought about that!
Regardless of his utter disapproval of my picture taking, we did have a great dinner and I love being able to laugh and catch up on what's going on in his world!  We agreed that we need to do this more often!

On Wednesday afternoon after Mike got home from work, he took the girls on a walk. They were looking for snakes!  #ugh #whattheheck Thankfully they didn't see any but they did come across a baby fawn.
 Ah!!!  Isn't that the sweetest thing?!
I really, really hope that Holden decides to paint this!  
They came back to the house because they wanted to show me.  I happily put on my rain boots and obliged!
 Doesn't everyone take walks in a white tutu?!
 
Walks in the rain with these guys are my FAVORITE!

As a bonus Friday Favorite, I'm listing Melanie Shankle.  I told you on Wednesday how excited I am to hear her speak today!
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - Melanie Shankle - Nobody's Cuter than You
 While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - Melanie Shankle - Nobody's Cuter than You
And then this happened...
While I'm Waiting...Friday Favorites - Melanie Shankle - Nobody's Cuter than You
What?!  No way!  How cool is that?  This might have been my FAVORITE moment of the week!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  If you are in Texas, try to stay dry.  If you have sunshine, please send some our way!  :)

Have a fabulous weekend!  Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

You can check my FAVORITE link-ups page to find where I'm linking up today. 
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16 comments:

  1. Your girls are so cute! Happy belated Mother's Day!
    The picture of the fawn is the sweetest.
    I hope you get a break from the rain. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stefanie! Happy belated Mother's Day to you too! Your family is just the sweetest and I love keeping up with you guys! We are happy to report that the fawn was not there the second day they trekked back to check on it. We were worried that he/she had been abandoned but are thinking he was just hanging out waiting on his mom. It was really sweet to see! Hoping for a rain free Friday - but don't think we'll get it! :) Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Fun reading your favorites this week. Dates with the teenager, always a challenge, even in the picture department! Just wrote a piece on this very thing! Walks in tutus, yes a given...every little girl should own one. I've got that book on the wait list at the library. She also wrote another one I've got waiting to check out. Let you know what I think after I read it

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! They are always so much fun to put together! I'll have to check out your post (I'm a bit behind on blog reading but I'm hoping to catch up this weekend - I have visions of curling up on the couch while it rains!). I can't wait to hear your thoughts on her other two books. I'm eager to read them myself! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. I loved those pics of your boy! Too cute! How neat is that to get a pin from Big Mama! And at 3:16, too!

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    1. Sounds so silly but it completely made my day! :) She was so inspiring today! Just love her!

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  4. Have so much fun watching Melanie speak today! Sounds like it will be a blast :) Happy weekend!

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    1. She was great! Loved hearing her speak! Thanks for stopping by!!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  5. I love the "eos" gift for the teachers! Definitely a great gift that will get a lot of use! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you! It was so much fun to create! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Oh my goodness what a wet week! Looks like you guys made the most of it though! LOVE the drawings from the Teacher Times, those are so cute :-)
    -Erin (No Bohns About It)

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    1. Thanks, Erin! I was so happy to find the little newsletter! I'm hoping for a dry(er) weekend but it's already rained here today with more coming. Yikes! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  7. Oh my goodness...love these pictures of your date with your FAVORITE son!! So cute. And that fawn...I would die!

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    1. I'm sure you've seen those looks many, many times! :) Wasn't the fawn adorable?! It was so hard not to "rescue" it! Holden and Mike went back the next day and they were happy to report that the fawn was not there! Hoping his mama came back and rescued him from the crazy rain boot wearing humans! ;)

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  8. Oh my goodness, she re-gifts the same pink bear every major holiday! I just adore that! So, so precious! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Oh, yes! She loves giving me that bear - and to make it even funnier, her sister won it for her out of one of those claw machines! :) I love it! Thanks for hosting!

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