Happy Monday! I'm happy to report that we are all finally starting our first day of school here in Houston today!
Over the weekend, Ari took to the task of giving all of her horses last names and recording them all on an "attendance" sheet. There may be a horse or two with the last name, "John Cena" as in "Starr John Cena."
We headed to Target to get our flu shots for the season (FYI, you get a $5 gift card for every flu shot. Our insurance covered our shots, so we got paid $10 to get our shots! The kids got theirs at the pediatrician's office a few weeks back.) We perused the toy aisles and took some photos to share with Santa.
Our cowboy needed a new belt, so we hit up Cavender's.
I used to make intricate note cards with pictures and captions for Trip's lunchboxes, but I have zero time for that these days. Instead, the kids are happy to settle for stickers. I keep a big stack of dollar sticker books for different seasons or with different characters. On Saturday, I went ahead and made up their napkins for the first week back and keep them in a drawer in our island where I pack lunches.
I gave into peer pressure and pulled out my autumn candles!
I usually buy candles from Target and Marshalls, but I have 2 really yummy ones from my neighbor. Before she passed, she would drop off a new candle from Bath and Body Works every month. It is nice to have a sweet reminder of our friend.
The weather was gorgeous, so the boys decided to take care of the lawn on Saturday afternoon.
Ari got out her jump rope while the boys worked.
Jagger and I hung out on the lawn and watched.
I tried a new recipe and made peanut butter oatmeal blondies with applesauce.
We wrapped up Saturday with the kids trying the new Pink Camo 'n Cream flavor from Blue Bell. It is strawberry, chocolate, and cream cheese, and the kids said it was delish!
Yesterday was spent finalizing plans for the school week, wrapping up chores, and meal planning.
And, as today is 9/11, I wanted to include the quote from Mr. Rogers that applies to so many of the scary experiences our kids are exposed to these days:
I am grateful every day to live in our beautiful country. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Monday, and I'll see you back here tomorrow. See you soon!