Monday, September 11, 2017

Life With the Lees: Weekend Recap 9.11.17

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.


 All of my kiddos!


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!

Linking up with Johannah & Heather

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE that quote by Mr. Rogers!!! And I love the sweet sticker napkins, such a cute idea!! I bet they smile at lunch when they see those!! I hope you have a great start to your week!

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    1. It's so funny how little things like stickers can make them so happy!

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  2. I love Ari's imagination!!! Your napkins are sweet. I use to write jokes on Benny's to share with his friends (whether he ever shared will forever remain a mystery). YAY for the first day of school FINALLY!!! Hope they come home excited and you and Robert both a great first day too!!! XOXO

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    1. Thank you! It was definitely an overwhelming first day at a new school, but Trip and Ari both came home happy, so that's what matters most!

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  3. I hope you all have a great first day back! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. It was loooong, but my 2 kiddos came home happy about school, so I'm very happy!

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  4. Congrats on starting school! I'm sure you will enjoy being back in the routine. LOVE the candles...such a special way to remember your neighbor

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    1. The routine is nice, plus the weather is very nice right now in Houston which beats the 105 degree days we usually have at the start of the year!

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  5. So glad you are all getting back in the groove. I hope you had an excellent first day! What a sweet reminder of your friend with the candles. That is so awesome that she would drop one off each month!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. We definitely miss our Ms. Susan!

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  6. What a wonderful week! I love Ari's class list, go John Cena! I hope your first day at school was a success. Here's to a great year!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! That girl is something else!

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  7. Ari has inspired me to name my cleaning equipment in first and last name. I hope your first day of school rocked out. I'm sure it did. xo

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  8. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that pulls out unfinished candles from previous years. I walked in BBW yesterday and of course, they had out all their new fall stuff and I started to buy another Halloween candle, but decided to keep burning the one I bought last year. Maybe I can catch one at the end of the season for next year?! Have a great week, Girlfriend!

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