An Un-Birthday and Some Sunday Ramblings

Good morning!  I’m up bright and early to finish up some coursework for an online class that I’ve been taking this winter/spring.  24 recertification points are now all mine!  Plus, I get my reimbursement check which feels like “free money,” but it is totally my money.  Yesterday was a big day for us!  We successfully had H’s 3rd birthday un-birthday party.  This was due to a cancellation at the beginning of the month due to a terrible stomach bug.  I’m happy to say it was actually not too stressful and surprisingly fun!  The kids were all well-behaved with the exception of Holden’s decision to hammer the coffee table {good gracious!  He’s mine!}.  We enjoyed Chik-fil-a nuggets, a veggie tray, grapes, animal crackers, cheese crackers, apple slices with yogurt dip, chips/guac/salsa, and ice cream with all the fix-ins!  I highly recommend a Chik-fil-a tray if you’re doing a semi-homemade party.  Delicious, easy, and worth the money.  The end.  Here’s the boy and I before the party.

IMG_1203

I can’t believe he’s three and three weeks!  My big boy growing up so fast!  It was so much fun to talk with the other moms.  I love how being a mom gives that commonality among women that isn’t really possible when we are still trying to pretend life is always glamorous and cool-io.  As on mom said about the terrible twos, “the struggle is real.”  LOL!

This week included National Puppy Day.  Here’s a picture I shared on my Instagram of our Mr. Roscoe P. Coltrane-Leatherbury.

IMG_1189

Isn’t he a handsome fellow?!?!

Although our weather has been kind of ick this week, H, R, and I did manage to play outside for a bit.  We pretended to do different animal walks or swims in the case of the fish!  Here’s me climbing a tree and upsetting the boys who wanted me “come down!”

IMG_1190 IMG_1191

Holden pretended to be a tree in this picture.  The pine cone on him is a “bird.”

IMG_1196

Yesterday the Mr. tricked me into getting new shoes!  He totally lied and said that he had prepaid for some new shoes at our local running speciality store.  Then, I get there, and he had not!  I was going to get his credit card number back!  I kept telling myself to run on the shoes I had for a bit longer to really get the maximum use out of them before getting a new pair.  Well, I was already there, so I had to get some new ones.  The Mr.’s plan totally worked!  Here are the ones I got!  I didn’t try on any others and basically told the salesperson “bring out all the colors!  These are the shoes I’m getting.”  I also may have gone too far and told her I’m going to burn my old shoes in hatred.  I’m sure that is the first time she heard that yesterday!

120161_124_a_ZM

Link here.

Very excited to try these out!  I’m very much not excited that it is 30 degrees right now here.  Where, oh where, is spring!?!?!

A random side note- I’m loving this gum!  I usually buy minty gum, but this stuff has been a great change up this week.

IMG_1204

I confess that my workouts have been all over the place this past week due to a very had work week.  I’m excited to get back on track this coming week.  One week to go until spring break!!!!

Have a great Sunday!

Natalie

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.Buddha Please comment below.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s