July 12, 2013

sneakersThe big girls got their first pair of sneakers! We braved the mall crowds and the crazy parking lot to take them to the Nike Factory Store, and we were reminded again how much we dislike the mall, especially on the weekends. Ben and I are always baffled at how the US economy is supposedly not good, but the malls are always full! I thought we were doing bad?!! We don’t get it. We also almost fought as we were trying to find parking because he didn’t do what I thought he should do to find parking, and he had his own way to find parking, which turned into bickering, and then he said, “We’re already frustrated about parking, let’s not make a fight about it.” I said, “Okay, I’ll close my eyes until we park.” That saved me from my need to share my opinions and we did eventually fight a spot, and the bickering stopped.

At the store, Brave found the sneakers she wanted rather quickly, but True didn’t find any she liked, so then we were off to the New Balance outlet. True found 2 pairs she liked (one was turquoise, the other black), and there was another pair Ben and I liked better, but she couldn’t be convinced to pick it, so we were there for an hour as she decided on which one she liked the best. She kept doing “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” but it wasn’t helping her. She finally settled on the black ones, picked out some sparkle black laces, and she was a happy gal. Then she said, “Mommy, can you get the turquoise sneakers for Christmas?” This girl already has her Christmas list ready.

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

Glow says, “I don’t know” and “Over there!” She’s so cute and I love being her fave.

True has her first loose tooth! I need to take a million pictures of her smile because it’s about to change!!!

The girls all got hair cuts. True and Brave wanted bangs and Soul got her first trim!

Google reader is officially gone, so if you want to still follow along, you can read Cakies via bloglovin’.

Love my brass triangle earrings from Burdees!

This how to make a rug with a shirt project looks insanely fun (and time consuming)!

My baby sister is the cutest!

I’ll finally have some free time this weekend to answer emails and comments, so if you’re waiting to hear from me, hopefully it will be soon. I will try to get to as much as I can, but please know that I am extremely thankful for each one of you that takes the time to read here, comment, or send me email.

I’m so thankful to have celebrated our 8th anniversary. We had no plans and no gifts. Ben went to work (and worked late), and we just had a sushi dinner at home. I’m so thankful for even these simple moments. We will go on a special date later to celebrate (when we’re able to get babysitters), but I really am just happy to be with him (and have our four girlies). I love my Benny!

Happy weekend friends! I love weekends because Ben’s home! Yayers!!!

3 comments on “huzzah!”

  • Charlotte says:

    Awesome sneakers, hope they enjoy wearing them!

  • Andria says:

    Frankly, I think it’s adorable that you closed your eyes in the car until the parking was done. I’ll have to remember that one!!!

  • That is always fun to get new shoes for the kids! I haven’t bought shoes for my boys for over a year, and a lot of what I give my 4 year old are the shoes that his brother wore. . .I hope to get them new shoes soon since what they have are worn down so much! That is cute that there was a hard choice for shoes. Congratulations on t he first loose tooth too! Yey for the kiddos!

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