Sunday, May 15, 2016

while I waited...week 19

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
I think I can.  I think I can.  I think I can!!!  Why, oh why does May always pull a surprise attack on me and kick my tail in the process?  Maybe it's just because I'm getting older, but holy heck!  This mama is t-i-r-e-d!  To all the other tired mamas out there - I feel your pain.  We can do this!  Summer is SO close!!!

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
So last week I was really starting to have a little pity party over here and the quickest way to snap me out of that is to go spread some kindness.  I grabbed my kiddos, Shelly's kiddos, and a couple of buckets of bubble gum and we were on our way to share some bubble gum blessings
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 We started our tradition of handing out bubble gum to college kids studying for finals three and a half years ago.  I truly hope this is a tradition that sticks around for a while. #seewhatIdidthere
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 While the big kids were passing out bubble gum, I couldn't help but snap a pic of this one hiding in the stacks!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
Different floors in the library are designated as "quiet" spaces.  You see what this crew thinks about that!
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Occasionally the kids girls get little shout outs on social media that make them smile!  The best part of our day was having someone come up to us to say that this wasn't the first time they had received bubble gum!  They had been a recipient in the past and wanted the kids to know how much it made their day! #whichmademyday! #nomorepityparty
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
Tuesday was bring-a-friend to dance day and Hope couldn't wait to take Whitney! 
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 These two are adorable!!!
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 Meanwhile, Colby was playing in a couple of 7-on-7 games.  Mike was sweet enough to grab a couple of pics - and then quickly tell me how terrible his phone is at taking pics!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 Dance class with your bestie?  Yes, please!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 Last week was also the last two days of STAAR testing for the bigs. #praiseJesus  It's hard to tell in this picture but the brown blob in the background is a Chewbacca eraser.  I thought these were adorable - the kids, not so much!  They left for school and left the goodies for me (in all fairness, Holden did take the pencils). #youwinsomeyoulosesome
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 This arrived on Wednesday afternoon and I can't wait for our summer bible study to begin!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 You know when you finally have a moment where you can grab a quick cat nap but just as you drift off you are jarred awake by one of your kids screaming and crying?!  Yep - that was me on Wednesday afternoon!  Hope decided to pull knock out tooth #6 and was hysterical.  Thankfully neither one of us have any permanent scars! :)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 STAAR goodies on Thursday morning.  This was kid approved!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 Thursday was Big Messy Fun Day at school for Hope.  I would share pictures but I missed it. :( I arrived just as they were going inside.  I had the time right but they moved their time up due to a chance of rain. #insertsadmamafacehere
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
Crazy how much she's grown since this time last year!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 But we were right on time for Popsicles with Parents on Thursday afternoon!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 Yearbooks were delivered and lots of time spent pouring over each and every picture!  Such a fun time!
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 After a crazy week, it was nice to lay around in our pj's and watch cartoons with Maggie!
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 Colby went in for his physical and my sweet hubby sent me these pics. #hegetsme #hereallyreallygetsme
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 And then it happened - Hope's very 1st sleepover with Whitney!  First order of business - chalkboard art!!!
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 Then we went for pizza and these two were all loved up on each other!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
 I bought white t-shirts for their American Girl dolls and let them decorate with fabric markers. #totalhit
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 Then out of every.single.movie we own, they chose to watch last year's dance recital!
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 The commentary on which dances they liked, which ones they didn't, and "oh so pretty" costumes was quite comical!
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 While Hope was busy entertaining, Mike took the bigs to the movies.
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 They stayed up till about 10pm and then told us they were ready to go to sleep!
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These Target dollar bin finds were perfect little happies for lights out!
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 It took them no time to fall asleep!
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 Bright eyed and bushy tailed the next morning - thanks to chocolate donuts!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 19
On Sunday Colby and I volunteered at the FCA golf tournament.  I won't tell you how many pictures it took to finally get a good one. #Istinkattakingselfies
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But we finally got one!

Like the Little Engine that Could - I thought I could and did.  Here's to the final two-week countdown and then...let the summer fun begin!

I'm so glad you stopped by!  Have an extraordinary week!  Oh, and be sure to stop by on Tuesday for our Summer Bucket List!  You don't want to miss it! ;)

Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

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also linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston and

and the ladies from 100 Happy Days
KateAlisonLinzee, and Valerie

12 comments:

  1. What a cool family! Loved the read and pics.

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  2. What a great week! I love the STARR test motivation and a sleep over! My favorite thing to do as a kid!

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    1. I'm SO glad the STAAR test is over! And, the sleep over was definitely a success! They are already asking for another one! :)

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  3. Oh my gosh...I'm DYING over the selfies of you and Colby! Love that the girls wanted to watch last years dance recital. I seriously am behind on blog reading when I am not even getting to catch up with my besties posts!

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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    1. Haha! You know I'm AWFUL at {trying} to take selfies! And, no worries about being behind with blog reading - I am too along with commenting! But, as of right now, I finally have {unread} emails to under 200! Baby steps!

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  4. I love that you do the bubble gum thing. So cool!! And the picture of Hope with Maggie is so sweet. And you and Colby. Love the funny ones almost as much as the good ones!!

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    1. The bubble gum thing is one of our favorite things to do! Watching the smiles trickle across the library floor is the best! And, I swear, I'm the WORST selfie taker! I just can't get it right! Colby was like, "mom!" :)

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  5. I am right there with you. I have been volunteered by my supervisors to be involved in every activity we have until the end of the school year. That includes the senior dinner, our spring concert (having it way late this year), senior trip and playing roadie for a couple of trips to our state capitol with our jazz band.

    Love the bubble gum deal. I need some myself.

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    1. Bless your heart! It's almost over!!! We can do it!

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  6. Those bubble gum blessings are such a good idea! Your kids are learning such beautiful generosity and kindness from you. That's so cool they got a shout out on social media too! I love it! And the girls during their slumber party - so precious! I especially love how they watched their dance recital again hahaha What beautiful memories you're making together!
    -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones
    P.S. Congrats on being the most viewed from Tuesday Talk from last week!

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    1. We LOVE passing out bubble gum! It's so fun watching the smiles trickle across the library floors! The slumber party was a success! And they are already asking for the next one! :) And, most viewed?! No way! That's awesome! I'll see you guys tomorrow!

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