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Here we go again! Another crazy week gone by 🙂
Here’s what happened this week:
Eddie starting showing interest in helping out with chores! I’ll TAKE IT. His favorite job is unloading the dishwasher. Mostly just the silverware since he can reach the drawer with a little step stool. He is the cutest!! Also, it’s a nice perk that he started earning his keep.
Brooke got bangs!! I was so hesitant because you get them once and a few days later, you’re annoyed. At least that’s how it works for me. But she was adamant, so away we went to the hairdressers. I got about two inches cut off and she got a little mini trim and some serious bangs that turned out SO CUTE! We both love them, and I think it helps that her hair is stick straight. (Clearly not from my side of the family!) Her new bangs lay so flat and perfect that she is probably going to have zero issues with them. I’d love bangs too but mine would curl up on themselves all the time! REAL ATTRACTIVE.
I FINALLY finished my brownie recipe which I will be posting this week!! I’ve been on a steady diet of brownies and diet coke this week, so it’ll be nice to eat something else this coming week. Haha!
Eddie is making leaps and bounds in speech therapy this week. It was the first week I saw a glimmer of hope where things seem to be headed in the right direction! We’ve been going twice a week for over a month and I had hoped that things were on the right track, but nothing seemed to really change much, at least not very quickly. We’d get the occasional new sound here or there, but on Wednesday morning, he actually started repeating sounds and a few words when the therapist would encourage him to! I couldn’t believe it and actually, neither could she! We both were like “ohmygosh! YES EDDIE!”
My nanny took him to his Friday appointment and sent me a video and said the same thing! We’re noticing those words and harder word sounds find their place in his vocabulary. So proud of my little boy!
We have had some nice, sunny and warm weather this week (high 50’s and low 60’s). It’s basically what my dreams are made of. I walked to the grocery store without a coat TWICE this past week. Good weather has a serious impact on my attitude, especially at the end of winter and start of spring when you just want to put all that snow gear away because the tiny shoe closet is already so darn full! Come on spring, you can do it!!
We went to several parks with our stroller and our kids scooters. We even hung out on the roof of our building one afternoon after school. It’s windy up there, but nice views! (Did I mention there’s a hammock on our roof too? Can’t wait until summer!!)
On Monday evening, I did a ‘salad bar’ for dinner and would highly recommend trying it in your families. Basically, I chop up a bunch of veggies and fruit, with some lunch meats, bacon bits, cheeses, nuts, salad dressings, pickles, olives, cottage cheese, etc.. Anything that was in my fridge that sounded remotely good on a salad, I had it on our table. Then we let the children pick and choose what goes on their ‘salads’. Brooke chooses just about everything, but Blake and Edward don’t eat any type of lettuce or ‘green’. So, their version of salad is just a bunch of lunchmeat and vegetables with a side of cottage cheese. Everything on the table is so healthy that we don’t really have to police their plates. I’ve tried to incorporate this into our meal rotations at least 3 times a month.
Coming up this week:
I’ll be working and prepping as many posts as I can because Gordon and I are leaving this Saturday for Aruba! This trip has been a long time coming and I’m so excited to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary together somewhere warm and sunny. (Recommend reading this post.) If you have any recommendations for us, please leave a comment. Also looking for easy, fun, happy, romantic-ish reads for the beach!
I also want to make some dinner recipes to have ready and waiting for my parents since they will be here in NYC watching my kids while we are gone. I tell ya, they are SAINTS. They watched them two weeks ago and are coming back for more. We did pay for their flights though, so I mean, that’s one perk instead of driving all the way here. Ha! It’s only a 45-minute flight for them. So awesome!!
I really want to get a spray tan before we go to Aruba because then I can sit in the shade and not have to worry about coming back all tan and glowy. Except I’ve never gotten one before, so I’m hesitant about the whole thing. Any spray tan experts out there who can walk me through the process? I’d like to walk out not looking like an oompa loompa….or Ross from Friends. (“I’m an EIGHT!”) #goals
We’ll take Eddie to more speech and he needs to get a little blood work done this week as well. I guess NYC checks infant and toddler blood levels for lead. The pediatrician has been really up in my business about it, so I might as well get it done, right?!
Anyways, thanks for reading! We sure do love and appreciate all you lovely readers. Hope you all have a great week! xo