Sunday, March 27, 2016

while I waited...week 12

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 2
I felt like I was on a Spring Break hangover all week this week!  I finally got around to unpacking on Wednesday and that kind of broke the fog I had been in!  Phew!  It was a week filled with dance pictures, 100th day celebrations, Easter egg hunts and so much more!  Here's what I did while I waited...

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 On Monday morning, I noticed a note laying on Holden's bed...
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 I'm not sure if it was for me or just a reminder to herself.  #done
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 Colby had an orthodontist appointment on Monday afternoon.  Afterward, we drove by his old elementary school to say hi to Ms. Sue.  She's just the sweetest person and I giggled when she made Colby get out of the car to see how much he had grown!
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{FLASHBACK} He's grown just a little since she was helping him cross the street! #theygrowupsofast
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 Monday was a fun day for Holden - it was dance recital picture day!  She was so excited that her hair was finally long enough to go up (easily!) in a bun!
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 ballerina BFFs
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 Tuesday I was greeted with another responsibility reminder from Holden! ;)
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Mini oversaw Hope working on her 100th day of school project - 100 stickers for Show and Tell!
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 And little miss had her dance pictures on Tuesday afternoon!
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 She asked me if her bun was "done tight."  When I asked her why she said, "cause I do a lot of shakin' and I don't want it to fall down!"
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 I.can't.even!  How adorable is this?!
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 Wednesday Hope celebrated her 100th day of school.  Her teacher made their class these adorable shirts to coincide with the 100th day and Easter!
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Thursday I put together little goodies for the kids teachers.  I only give gifts that I LOVE and I LOVE Reese's eggs!  Bonus that I get to give them away and not have them hanging around the house. #whoamIkidding #theyneverlast #eatalltheReeses
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 Hope had her Easter egg hunt at school followed by an ice cream sundae party!
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 And that evening we joined up with Hope's friend, Jacob, and his family to watch an Aggie baseball game...
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 AND the Aggie basketball game.  Sadly, our basketball team lost but, on a high note, our baseball team won!
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 The kids were off from school on Friday and this is the only pic I took all day!  Mike's mom sent the kiddos Easter candy and we snapped this to text her and tell her thank you! :)
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 Oh, the joys of shopping with a teenager!  Colby and I ran to the mall since he had outgrown anything he could have possibly worn for Easter.  Guess which outfit mom picked out and which one he picked out?!
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 Shopping for shoes was equally as fun! ;)
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 Hooray!  The Easter bunny visited the McBs!
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One of my favorite traditions!  The EB always leaves a trail of eggs from the kids' rooms to their baskets.
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 Sunday morning pics before church.
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Shelly had told me about a great patch of bluebonnets on campus so after church we headed that way.  Believe me, I have yet to meet a kid that loves these pictures! :)  The grass is always itchy and the chance of stepping in fire ants is a real possibility but... they are just too pretty not to capture!
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 This was about as good as I could get.  My camera was dying  (and so was the cooperation of these three!).
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I have many.many.MANY outtake pictures!
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 I just love seeing all the wildflowers in bloom!  They won't last for long but they are gorgeous right now!
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 At least this little ladybug was cooperative!
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 Carly came over later in the afternoon to help Colby and Holden hide eggs for a little Easter egg hunt for a couple of families on our street.
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 These kiddos were so ready!
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 It was the perfect way to wrap up a super fun week!

I'm so glad you stopped by!  Have an extraordinary week!

Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

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Weekending
also linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston and
Meg from the Life of Meg
and the ladies from 100 Happy Days
KateAlisonLinzeeElizabethValerie, and Tiffany

24 comments:

  1. Colby is getting so tall. I think he grows with every post you post.

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    1. I totally agree, Michelle! He was standing next to Mike the other day and it won't be long before he passes him! Craziness!

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  2. Your kids are great looking! It looks like a wonderful weekend.
    (found you via B Loved Boston)

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    1. Hi, Jen! So glad you found me! Thanks for your sweet comment about our kiddos! We think they're keepers! ;)

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  3. I looove all the dance recital pictures! I used to dance growing up and I used to teach dance so this time of year is always really sentimental for me!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Dance recitals are the best! Seeing them all dolled up and so excited is absolutely precious to me! Thanks so much for stopping by, Darcy! Hope you have an extraordinary week!

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  4. Looks like you had a great week and a Happy Easter. Nice recital pics.

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    1. Thanks, Patrick! Hope you had a great Easter too!

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  5. Oh my gosh Hope in that costume..I'm dying! Such cuteness. See..this is why I love that you are doing these posts because in all these years of knowing you guys I did not know about the egg trail! Seriously...Colby and the crossing guard...too big too fast.

    Hope you have a super week friend!

    Shelly
    The Queen in Between

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    1. You didn't know about the egg trail?! I'm not certain but I think the Easter bunny has been doing this since Colby was big enough to walk! ;) So sweet of the EB to do that since the eggs are already filled and we can use those later in the day for our egg hunt!

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  6. Your weeks always seem to fun and sweet. I love checking in with these while i waited posts.... They're great.

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    1. Ah, thanks! They aren't always sunshine and roses but it's fun to look back and the normal every day stuff that sometimes gets forgotten. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous week!

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  7. I love the beautiful bluebonnet pictures! We don't have those here. Your girls are adorable and Colby suddenly looks SO grown up!

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    1. I love all wildflowers but there's just something about the bluebonnets that I extra super duper love!!! Thank you for your sweet comment! And, yes, I think Colby is growing in his sleep! He was standing next to Mike the other day and I couldn't believe how close he was to being the same height!

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  8. Wonderful post! I loved your pictures, especially the bluebonnet ones!

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  9. ha, love the field pic! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The struggle is real! :) Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a super weekend!

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  10. Holly, I smiled all the way through your pictures. You have such a lovely family and I'm definitely impressed with the cooperation for those Easter Sunday pictures. My kids would not have been smiling all the way through, believe me!
    It was so fun getting to know you all.
    Hugs!

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    1. Haha! They are easily bribed with ice cream! ;) Thank you so much for your sweet comments! Absolutely made my day!

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  11. Loved it!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! I hope you will join us again this week! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting, Christine, and for stopping by! I'll see you guys again this week!

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