May 3, 2013

go spurs go!This week was great! No one was sick, we got to hang out with friends, did lots of schooling, and filled in the other times with cleaning and catching up on life things. Oh and we started it off with the San Antonio Spurs moving on to the next phase of the playoffs. Woot! Woot! If Papi’s happy, all his girls are too!

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

Love how True and Brave’s writing have really improved over this past year. Their penmanship is so much more legible and their stories filled with lots of details. They really are ready for the next grade! I can see how they’ve grown so much from the beginning of the year and we are pretty much done with some of this year’s curriculum, though we still have about a month and a half left.

Soulie. That girl is the girliest of my girls. She wants nail polish, lipstick, blush, necklaces, bracelets, and rings all on her birthday. It’s still 6 months away, but she’s already started plotting it out.

The heat (and wind) has been crazy lately! Today it got up to 99 degrees! Cray cray!

Love our Mightee Kids Tees. I love how you can get a cute tee for your kid and educate them on some of the difficulties other kids around the world face using the tee (and a card that comes along with it) as a learning tool. Last month was in support of autism and this month is to help soccer balls and build fields for kids in Africa to protect them from wars, drugs, and child soldiers. The tee designs are super cute too! I really love the concept behind these rad tees.

I want to get Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook. I heard it’s a good one! Anyone try it yet?

I want to try these anti-break colored pencils. Our colored pencils are always breaking and we seem to run out of colored pencils all the time because of it.

Beth shared with me her new shop full of her colorful paintings. This one is my fave. I’m always encouraged to see people doing things they love and thankful that the internet really helps you get your work out there.

This week I was being all hormonal and Ben and I got in a fight because I didn’t think he cuddled me enough! HA! Us girls are just so silly sometimes, aren’t we?! Sometimes, most times, I’m just plain crazy!

Thankful for Friday nights because that’s when Ben and I do our dine-in/movie date nights in our bedroom (and I go pick up some fro-yo too). I always look forward to it! It’s an easy way to get quiet together time when it’s not so easy to get in a consistent date night.

We have a family outing planned for tomorrow afternoon, so we’re excited about that. It seems we’re always up to our ears in house projects that we don’t get out enough as a family. Tomorrow we’re making time to do so. Hip, hip hooray! The weekend is here!!!

9 comments on “huzzah!”

  • Elspeth says:

    Hi! I have both of Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbooks. Her new one is WAY better than her first one in my opinion. I really like that most of the recipes are simple and child friendly since our little girl usually eats whatever we eat 🙂 Another good family cookbook that I really like is “The American’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook”. Lots of classic recipes, just made healthier.
    Also, since I’m commenting for the first time…wanted to let you know that I really love your blog! Your girls are so cute!! They remind me a lot of my little girl who is half filipino and half white.
    Thanks for putting your life out there for all of us to see! It is much appreciated 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  • Frédérique says:

    Enjoy your weekend Ruby, you deserve it!!! ♥♥♥

  • Carley says:

    Your A-frame tent how-to was featured on the Frankie Magazine website!!!
    They found it through A Beautiful Mess. Well done lovely!

  • melody says:

    i miss you ruby, hope you are doing well! i love that spurs hand! hahaha taylor always wants to put up sports stuff around the apartment but it always clashes, but the one you have is really cute!

    • mycakies says:

      i miss you too melody! i was so happy to hear the good news in taylor’s email. ben misses him a lot!!!

  • Milly says:

    Oh no, the Spurs are so going to lose soon! So Sad for your Papi (is that Grandpa?) What a strange name!

    • mycakies says:

      Last night they almost did! I’m hoping they don’t, but our world won’t crumble if they do. Papi is what my girls call Ben. Is it really that strange of a name? It’s a way to say father or daddy in Spanish.

  • If one fights over wanting more cuddles, I think it is safe to say that it is a sweet “fight”. . .compared to the terrible marriage my parents have always had where my father has spent the entire marriage sleeping on the couch instead of with his wife in their bed (breaks my heart immensely).
    Loved your links this week!! Going to check a bunch out.

    That is great news about the penmanship improving! My 6 year old’s writing is neater than my husband’s already, and my 4 year old looks like he is doing well so far, but I have a feeling he’ll be pretty messy as he continues. . .ahh. He rushes through his letters.

  • kareene says:

    hi ruby,
    im a new reader as of yesterday. found you through a beautiful mess while reading your post there. anyway, just here to say so glad i found your blog. its nice to know to have a fellow san antonio fans in cali, i thought my boyfriend and i were alone in this place. haha. looking forward to more of your blogs in the future.

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