HAPPY WEEKEND + LINKS

No lullaby

Hello, Friday! If you don't follow me on Instagram, then you are probably wondering about this picture. Every night, I sing a lullaby to Elliott. It's his favorite part of going to bed. This week we have been trying to focus a lot on being respectful to others, golden rule, yada yada, and as with most learning experiences you have to fail to learn. One night as I was singing he was disrespectful (apparently he decided he didn't want me to sing the same song he asks for every other night) and so we took the lullaby away from him for the next night. And you know what that boy said? Not "I'm sorry." Not a "I won't do that again." He said "You won't remember and you'll sing it anyway." And so! The sign was written up as a reminder to everyone that I, mommy was not to sing a lullaby to him that night. It drove him nuts! He hated that reminder being up all day. And that night, he knew he was not getting a lullaby and was apologizing for being disrespectful. I would call that a great parenting moment folks. We're still working on the whole respect thing, but I'll take any progress I can get.

What are your plans this weekend? We don't have any super fun plans yet, but sometimes that's kind of the best isn't it? Whatever you do, have a great weekend! 

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This weekend was a whirlwind of busy. We went car shopping, went to lunch with friends, Elliott went  to Disney on Ice and we topped it off with a birthday party. And that was just Saturday! The car shopping is fun but stressful. We like test driving cars - especially the ones we have no intention of buying. Ha! This week is going to be filled with a great mixture of work and fun. We are loving the fall weather we are having. It's been an unusually long fall for these parts and we are so grateful. We're not the biggest fans of snow, so the longer we can take walks and play in leaves, the better! I hope you had a great weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start.

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Our weekend started on Halloween so there was a lot of playing going on as well as a lot of work related things. But still fun ones! Halloween was of course a great time and Elliott had a blast with his cousins going door to door begging for candy. Of which we are trying our best to keep out of reach of little hands in hopes of regulating the sugar consumption. Somedays we are successful. Others, not so much. On Sunday we gathered for a last night with my grandparents before they head home and to celebrate my sister's birthday. I always feel so lucky to have the family I have. All we need to have a good time are a couple of chairs to sit around in and laugh the night away. They really are the best. I hope your Monday is off to a great start!

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This weekend was great. We have loved seeing my grandparents again and just hanging out with family. Elliott and his cousins as always, had a grand time playing together. It was fun watching them get excited about all the different colored leaves and run up to show them to me like it was all new for me too. Kids are the best. And Elliott continued his obsession with pumpkin decorating. Isn't it cute? It's a pumpkin self-portrait. Such a likeness! Also Preston and I snuck in a little date night and found a new to us amazing Indian restaurant and saw Wadjda. If you can see it, please do. This week will be a lot like this weekend. Lots of hanging out with family mixed with real-life and trying to get some work done. I hope your weekend was great and your Monday is off to a good start! 

P.S. If you are a Wes Anderson fan, you have to see this

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This weekend was filled with fun. My childhood best friend came to town with her little family, it was so great seeing her and seeing Elliott play with her kids was like a dream come true. I remember when we were little we would talk about living next door to each other and our kids would be best friends, just like us. Well, she lives on the opposite side of the country. But it was amazing seeing our kids play! After we parted ways, Elliott kept telling us he wished he had told his new lady friend that he loved her. You can just imagine what that did to my heart. It was a perfect fall weekend. The weather was so crisp and refreshing. We found any excuse to stay outside. I hope your weekend was a great one! Happy Monday!

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We had a pretty low-key but fun weekend. Again. Elliott caught my bug, so we have been taking it easy. But we did manage to read some books, make some cookies and carve and decorate our pumpkins! It was a lot of fun. The cookies are chocolate chip that we we made as one big cookie and then cut out the  Halloween shapes after it was baked. It worked like a charm! This week we are going to work on getting healthy and continuing with the Halloween fun. I hope your weekend was a great one!

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Well, this weekend was a lot less eventful than we had planned. I caught a cold so we mostly hung out around the house, drew pictures, built lego structures and made peach lemonade. The lemonade was heavenly. I'm not a huge lemonade person, but this is worth making. Also, I have finally been fiddling with and starting to learn illustrator! Up until now I have made everything graphics wise using word. I know. It's insane. I am pretty excited about all of the things I can make now! There is one that will be showing it's face here tomorrow. Is your interest peaked yet? Good! Then we'll see you back here tomorrow. Hope your weekend was a great one!

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We had so much fun this weekend! Friday was spent hanging out at home, playing marble run and finger puppets. Saturday Elliott got to have a sleep over with his cousins and Preston and I had an awesome date night. We went to dinner at a fondue restaurant (Preston's first time!) and it was so much fun. Not to get too sappy or anything, but there isn't anyone I would rather spend 2+ hours doing fondue with. And it didn't hurt that the food was crazy good. Then after dinner we went and saw Enough Said, if you can go see it, we recommend it. It was cute and funny and pretty realistic. Sunday was my dad's birthday so we celebrated and showered him with gifts, great food and pie. He's not a huge cake fan, but he's a big fan of pie! It really was a great weekend. I hope your weekend was equally awesome! Happy Monday!

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This weekend, we made the best of the last day of Summer. We went to the park, we skipped rocks in a creek, and we had a movie night (E.T. Elliott watching Elliott. How cute is that?) as if school hadn't started and bed time didn't matter. That last one is more of a reflection of bad parenting. But you get the idea. Even though the park was fun and the creek was magical, my favorite part of this weekend was something simple. We have been working with Elliott to learn how to spell his name for the last while, but without success. Then last night, out of nowhere, he did it! He spelled his name with out any help whatsoever! He says they have been practicing at school too, which would explain his lack of interest when I try and teach him when he gets home. No matter where he learned it, I am thrilled! People misspell his name all the time. When I named him, I thought I was giving him a "classic" name. One that wouldn't be misspelled or mispronounced his whole life (like my name!) but one that wasn't super common either. But ever since he was born, people misspell it. Sorry, kid. I thought I was doing you a favor. But now that he knows how to spell his name, he can correct it when it is misspelled! It's' all about the small triumphs, people. So for anyone who is interested, here is proof:
Hope your week is off to a great start!

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This weekend was packed full of fun for us. I didn't even get to work on my projects! The fair was a blast. There was no one there do to the off and on rain, so Elliott had first choice of rides and exhibits! He loved it. On Saturday we ventured out to a new to us pizza place and to the park for a bit of fun in the rain. I was wishing we had a little toy boat to put in the gutters. It was really raining! Then later that night we picked up some milkshakes from one of our favorite places and headed home to watch The Princess Bride (Elliott's first time!) It was a lot of fun. I hope you had a fun weekend as well!