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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Simple Little Things That Bring Me Joy.

It's been awhile since I wrote down happy little life things going on here. I assure you it's not because there's a shortage.

This summer life just seems to be busier than past years and I'm not sure why. I feel like we fall into our beds exhausted every night and wake up what seems like ten minutes later to run one kid here and another here and then to the pool or maybe home and one kid is biking to a friends and another one is babysitting! and another one is napping the kind of nap we pay for at 11pm. And those days we have no plans and we stay home and we play outside in the pool or on the playset and trace ourselves with chalk and maybe make a Culver's run for treats. It's a mixture of a lot of things, this summer.

It's good.

#1. Schedule.

We've been doing a different kind of big kid schedule these days now that T and M are getting older. It used to make sense to do a Saturday and Wednesday exchange but sometimes I think it's easier on them {and us?} for them to be in one place longer. So we've been trying one week here and one week at moms and one week here and one week at moms. I kind of like it. I think they do too.

#2: Twinsies.

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There is no denying that these two are sisters, is there? I love when I see little resemblances of them in each other.

#3. Facebook/Craigslist love.

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The other night I logged onto Facebook just at the same time a friend of mine from high school posted something about listing a jumper on Craigslist.

I jumped on it! {Haha, play on words!}

I've been looking for a jumper since I saw one at a random garage sale this past spring and didn't buy it. On our way to a meeting at Toys R Us the other day we stopped at her office and picked it up.

They love it!

This will be my winter lifesaver.

#4. Baseball.
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T's team went all the way to the final championship game. They ended up losing but his team was 2nd place. It was a strange and hard and sometimes 'long'season this year as the games are longer and our littles are not always the greatest spectators. But T played hard and well.

#5. Speaking of sports, H is playing rec soccer this summer.

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He is so his own person. He loves wearing his shin guards outside of his socks. His coach {who is also my Patch editor} says it's ok as long as it's not a game.

#6. His kindergarten backpack.
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My kids were given a mini-shopping spree the other day at Toys R Us and one of the items H picked out was his backpack for kindergarten. May it go down in the books as just another thing on my list of I'll never do that's.

He'll be taking a character backpack to kindergarten and I'm totally ok with it.

The fact that he's going to kindergarten, now that's the one I'm still needing a little adjusting to. I'm both excited as ever for my little lover of school and also in disbelief that it's time.

What little things are bringing you joy this week? this month? this summer?

Leave a comment and you're entered to win a $20 Toys R Us giftcard.

Winner to be chosen Thursday, July 21 at 9pm.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. My kids and I were invited to a marketing event/meeting at Toys R Us and they were given a mini-shopping spree and I was given the gift card to giveaway in exchange for some opinions.

I've also got a MoonDough giveaway going on over here.


Blogger Erin said...

The fact that you have your very own jumper pretty much makes you the coolest mom around! They are lucky to have you, my friend!

July 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

Ohhh! We need a kindergarten backpack! I would love that gift card.

One week here - one week at mom's worked great for us!

July 14, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Mami2jcn said...

We just got a new puppy last week. I love seeing how excited my kids are!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

July 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The jumper is an awesome idea for the winter, way to think ahead!

-Carissa D.

July 14, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! Gift card! perfect for someones6th birthday.... I wonder who that is??? Simple thing that brought be joy, was tonight watching Big Brother with M (I know, not the best program... oh well), I dont even remember what we were doing but we were laughing so hard we both got the hic-ups!


July 14, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

A parade tonight with the 2 year old. Knowing big sister is having a great time camping with the grandparents. Not being freezing cold in the morning when it is time to get up! BBQ's-lots of them. Sprinkler and slip and slide fun. NKOTB tomorrow night! :)

July 14, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

My husband had back surgery this week and it brings me joy to finally see him almost pain free! He will be able to play with our kids and make the most of his life again.

July 14, 2011 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger The Petersons said...

Bringing me joy this week will be the "normal days"!! Your most recent posts were a great reminder to enjoy the little, normal things. LOVE that "normal day" quote!

July 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

We have to get together..August??? Love reading your blog..

July 17, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Kelly Eull said...

Joy is an air conditioned office :).

July 18, 2011 at 9:31 AM  

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