This Week at the Brennan’s

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Lauren and Eddie laying in bed

Another week closer to spring (I hope!!)

Here’s what happened this week:

Parent-Teacher conferences for me were this week (rescheduled to this week since last week was Aruba). So me and Brooke and Blake’s teachers happily met after school one day this week to discuss my children. Brooke is doing amazing, which is just typical Brooke. Her teacher said she is one of her all-star students who consistently gets above average grades and who is a pleasure to be with. She is personable with every person in her class and doesn’t get flustered easily. Basically, her saving grace when some of her other classmates are getting rowdy. Blake’s teacher loves his sunny demeanor and easy going personality. (He really is a simple, happy, fun-loving kid.) He knows all his letters, knows how to write all his letters, knows 17 sounds of the letters and knows how to write numbers 1-10. He loves his science class, PE and playing at the park with his friends. Basically, I walked home as a proud mama.

The next day, school was cancelled because of a darn snowstorm! I’m ready for Spring, but hot damn! Mother nature is NOT. Gordon had his shift at work canceled the same day because of the snow, so we all hung out together as a family. It was so nice to be together! We went up to our roof and played a good part of the afternoon. (I’ll post more photos later this week.)

Friday, I had a killer migraine in the afternoon. I was actually on the subway when it started to hit, thankfully without kids, but man it was awful! I started sweating, getting dizzy and lightheaded while my forehead was just pounding. I kept telling myself to just make it home, but in the moment, it was a little nuts. Migraines are completely abnormal for me, so it was a whole weird experience. I’ve never felt so relieved to get home, take some ibuprofen and lay down. It took about two hours for it to subside enough to function, but thankfully it didn’t last too long.

Brennan family in the snow

Eddie got a hair cut! Not a janky home haircut from his mother (who quite frankly doesn’t know what she’s doing when it comes to his crazy curls.) Truth is, he has hard hair to wrangle and he got home from the hairdressers with Gordon and I think a lot of people probably have no idea what to do with it. I might just try to keep it moderately long forever more because I think that’s what looks the best. I’m REALLY tempted to just cut it all off and keep it short for the warmer months. Who knows though…

This week, Gordon and I found a couple shows that we are loving on Netflix. Brooklyn Nine Nine: funny, slightly inappropriate and fun because I’ve been to some of the spots they are talking about. Also, Nailed It: a cooking show with horrible bakers trying to recreate online food sensations. It is so horribly hilarious and I love it, but I mostly just love hearing my husband laugh.

I went through my kids closets, organized their clothes and ordered a few summer clothes. Wishful thinking after the snow we got, but whatever. Things get a little tricky when I have three kids sharing one closet, but I’ve figured out a system that I’ll be sharing an Instagram live in the near future. I haven’t figured out a specific time quite yet because my kids are always home. I’m working on it 😉



Coming up this week:

I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow. One thing I love about New York is all my doctors are within blocks of each other and Eddie can go right along with me.

Gordon is heading into a week of midnight shifts, so I won’t be seeing much of him. Midnight shifts are not my favorite.

Kids are same old same old. Spring break starts on Good Friday for Brooke and Blake and goes into the first week in April. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them, but I’ll worry about that next week. Also EASTER!! Lets hope it doesn’t snow.

Have a great week, friends! xo

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6 Responses
  1. Leann Endicott

    I’m relating a lot to this post today. I had parent teacher conference yesterday at school for my youngest son. After that my son had basketball practice so it was a very long day. I do get migraine and they are definitely no fun. I woke up with one yesterday and ended the day with it. But thank the Lord it’s feeling better this morning. I really enjoy reading all of your post and really enjoy your recipes too much!! I think you have such a beautiful family. With having three boys life has definitely been adventurous for me. My oldest started college this year, my middle is a junior in high school and my baby is in fourth grade. The days are long but the years are so short. Time truly flies by when your having fun. So enjoy every day with your beautiful family!!

  2. Gina B

    I also love hearing about your family. Eddie is sooo cute and love his new hair cut. I am sure that it can be difficult to cut his curls but don’t cut his hair all the way off. The curls is part of his personality. Good to hear that the other children are doing so well in school. You can be proud of them. They have good teachers at home. My brother is from Massachusetts and he came to California for a conference during one of the Nor Ester. So he did get a break from the weather. He and my sister-in-law lost electricity twice, and it was very cold.

    Happy Easter and enjoy your day with family.

  3. Joyce

    I love his haircut Eddie is just so cute and precious. Hopefully that snow you just had will be your last fingers are crossed for you .

  4. Courtney

    Yay on good parent/teacher conferences, its always nice to hear good things about your kids from someone on the outside. Yikes on the migraine I have had very few in my day and completely agree with you. There’s no place like home. I am loving Eddie’s new haircut, you can just start to see the curls, it can’t be easy trying to brush his hair either from what you have said before. Umm, I live in New England and I have been asking myself where spring is too. They kids have spring sports and are indoors because there is still SNOW on the ground. Hello doesn’t mother nature know its the END of March. Hope you have a great week. 🙂

  5. Lily

    OMG Eddie’s haircut is too cute! He looks so much older too! I think whoever did it did a great job! You had mentioned previously that the dermatologist gave you Spironolactone to take – that drug could be causing your migraine headaches. It’s primary function is for high blood pressure, but it can be used for acne treatment in adult women. Check out the side effects of it here:

  6. Mary Marcella

    I absolutely love reading about your beautiful family. I have 3.5 year old twin boys, one with curly hair one with straight. I cut their hair about once every 6 to 8 weeks. The one with straight hair just gets the clippers to keep it nice and short… Relatively simple. But the one with curly hair is actually pretty easy too… I usually just use a spray bottle a fine comb and some scissors. The curls will hide a lot of imperfections caused by trying to trim a squirmy little kid’s hair. I keep it short on the sides and back and then a little longer on top to show off the curls that way there’s a good amount of time before he starts looking too shaggy to where have to cut his hair again. To be honest Eddie could have pretty much any kind of haircut and still be one of the cutest kids around.