Matt and I stole away from home on a Monday night to eat with great friends. All current or past coworkers.
Who did we happily run into by accident? Bestie Chris, and now we’re having the entire Seidensticker clan over for dinner Saturday night. Julia and Shaela have been missing each other a lot.
Julia and I can’t get over this beautiful piece of art made from deflated purple balloons and purple cupcake liners.
The stitches are out! The cone is gone! Simba is doing well (but not allowed to jump – hahaha). After so many weeks with a cone on, his fur is completely matted. Next week he’s getting a serious cut and brush, before it starts to hurt his skin. Ugh, this part might be worse than his broken leg.
Other cute sights lately:
Julia has had a bad chest cold and is under the care of her doctor. She was able to play in Saturday’s soccer game but she did get whalloped in her chest. Talk about bad timing. It knocked the air out but this toughie got back in the game after some mommy hugs.
Matt and I had a fun night with friends recently. This was a progressive dinner party. No heels allowed on these hills.
Our favorite food of the night was little fish sandwiches where you got to take an ampule of hot sauce and inject it straight into the fish. Need to remember that one.
Hello, beauties. My most favorite flower.
Every day they keep getting better and better.
Matt was away most of last week so we couldn’t stop hugging him when he came to Friday’s soccer practice.
Julia had a PJs and a movie night at school. They watched Inside Out and had a blast.
This meant that Nicholas had mom and dad all to himself.
Then, we visited a friend’s MFA graduation exhibit and we all loved seeing the various artists. Note this was Julia’s fourth outfit on the day (school, soccer, pj party, art exhibit).
We’re down to one nap a month, give or take a few, and I really thought these days of falling asleep in my arms were over. But I got one last delicious nap while hugging him today during Julia’s swimming class.
And then I remembered why my back and arms were happy to say goodbye to this in the first place.
I had the pleasure of attending Julia’s daily Morning Meeting. They did so much big thinking, math, social skills, reading, writing, and exploration in the first hour of the day than I thought was possible. So exciting. Can I please go back to kindergarten?
She had fun cookie decorating with her 4th grade big sister. These two are so in love and happy together.
Other merriment this week:
Lastly, we made a delicious salmon bowl for dinner that I don’t want to forget.