Hi! We had a great week of celebrating our now 8 year old! We started the week off learning to jump rope.
We bought a new mattress for the guest room on Amazon Prime Day, so I'm hoping to get my act together and actually decorate the guest room. We have a light blue quilt in there, and I like the idea of bringing in corals and oranges. These curtain panels have a little bit of gold shimmer in them!
I love that I can walk out into my living room and see my kids kicking back and relaxing with a game, Legos, or a book.
I slept in one morning and had to bribe the kids with a playground visit if they rode their bikes with me on my run. They were pretending to be monkeys in the zoo!
On Wednesday, I assembled Trip's family birthday cake. He requested a Boston Cream Pie cake, and it was awesome! I'll share it with you in a few weeks.
I got my first Ipsy bag on Wednesday, and I love it! I'm going to share my final thoughts on the Sephora Play! subscription service with you all this Wednesday, and then I can't wait to tell you all about my Ipsy products!
Producers at Wheel of Fortune still haven't called me to come play, but I'm still practicing nightly! Last week was a bunch of reruns from their Disney couples week, and it was so fun to watch. The one lady had us dying of laughter when she asked to solve the puzzle for the category of "Living Things." Her guess? "Popsicle bike!" What!??!?! We now randomly shout that out during other puzzles!
On Thursday, we celebrated Trip's birthday! 8 is great!
He was super excited to test out his remote control boat!
The kids and I ventured out to Color Me Mine and had a really relaxing afternoon. Before:
Sorta-after since they still have to be fired:
I am going to be a Bengal this year, so I had to get in on the painting fun and made a new tiger striped cup to hold pens and desk supplies. I can't wait to see everyone's ceramics when they're complete!
On Thursday night, the boys went to a Chinese buffet and then came home to have cake with Sue-Sue and Grandpa.
After a hot hour at the playground, we ventured over to the Pearl Fincher Art Museum. It's a very small gallery, but we really liked cooling off and looking at all of the paintings and photographs. If you're local, it's a nice little museum to stop into, but be warned, the girl that is in charge of "security" yells at anyone and everyone about anything and everything!
We then ventured just a bit further north to a mall that I hadn't been to in almost a decade. We stopped into a pet store and watched a guy play with prairie dogs. I can't believe pet stores are still a thing in malls, and I really can't believe they're selling prairie dogs and pigs!
While the boys played at the Microsoft store, the girls ventured into Build a Bear. Ari found the Hot Topic bears and loved them. Speaking of, the kids had a lot of fun looking around Hot Topic!
Trip found a new drawing desk at Arhaus. Just slightly over budget!
The kids liked window shopping at Lego.
And then we finally got what we came for- treats from Carlo's Bakery! Sadly, they weren't worth the 45 minute drive. The boys liked the cannolis but the cream puffs were super dry and the cupcake was fine, just nothing to write home about. I have one of Cake Boss' cookbooks, and he definitely does not give out his actual recipes. The cookbook calls for a LOT of lard in the icing, and the icing on Ari's cupcake was definitely lard-less. I'll for sure keep watching his show, but I won't be back for dessert.
I finally got around to season 2 of Fuller House, and the kids and Robert even came in to start watching with me. It's super corny but definitely will make you chuckle and remind you of the original.
We had a rainy Saturday, and Robert and I headed to an engagement party that evening. On Sunday, the kids played with Legos and had a pet fair. They went swimming with their grandparents, and I packed them up for their week away.
We are headed to Trip's 8 year check-up today and then dropping them off with their Lea-Lea for the week. Robert and I can't wait to catch up on our shows, go on date nights, and tackle some more house projects. Have a great week, and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Tuesday Training and a special celebration!
Don't forget that some of my favorite blogging friends and I are hosting our monthly Ladies Who Link party THIS Thursday. I hope you'll link up with us to share your favorite travel tips and your ultimate travel destinations. I can't wait to see what places you tell me to add to my travel bucket list! See you soon!