Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday's Tidbits

I decided to take advantage of happy hour at Starbucks Friday afternoon and surprised the kids with a frappucino after school. They are 9 and 6 and have had exactly one frappucino in their life up to this point. Suffice it to say that the caffeine was coursing through their veins almost immediately. Camden especially was BOUNCING off the walls the entire evening. It made family game night a little more of a patience test than usual.

As of today, I have walked 9 out of the last 10 days. Maybe this isn't an accomplishment for anyone else, but it is definitely one for me. I've also completed week one of the Couch 2 5k program and started week two. While I've completed week one a couple of times, I've never moved on to week two before. Because I hate exercise almost more than anything else, I've been using Camden as my motivation. He is my serious quit-when-the-going-gets-tough (although he gets it honest from me), and we push him hard, hard, hard to overcome.

I'm leaving this post bookmarked on my computer to read on those days when it feels like I might scream if I have to wash another load of clothes or make lunches yet again. Such a good reminder.

Speaking of laundry, Camden's basket had 12 pairs of underwear and two shirts still with tags on them. Hmmm, considering (1) I did all the laundry 6 days ago, (2) am relatively certain he did not wear 2 pairs of underwear a day and (3) KNOW he would never wear a shirt still with tags on it, I'm pretty sure I washed some clean clothes.

I'm meeting my friend Kathy for lunch today. We try to do it one Tuesday a month and this is the last kid-free Tuesday either of us will have for a while. Although she's got 4 kids so my days are always more kid-free than hers. ;)

There is something wrong with each of the following photos, but sometimes the smiles or expressions are worth the technical issues.

I've learned how to curl her hair with the flat iron, and she is more than a tad giddy about the new 'do.

Be still, my heart. Do you see her looking at him?



Kim said...


My very coffee savy 7 year old is allowed frapps but I ask for them without the coffee and cream based instead. It makes the treat for him a bit more tolerable for everyone around him... :)

Renee T. said...

Yum frapp! we have to order them decaf for the kids, though, or Blake would be even more crazy than she usually is :)

Renee T. said...

and those pics of rory & Camden are sweet :)

thewonderfulhappens said...

I love seeing how much Rory adores her big brother!!

MyEbella aka Kim said...

I was going to say the same thing, ask for cream based Aka coffee free! The first time I got Ethan one I didn't know you could get them without coffee! :)

Love how Rory adores Camden and you will have to check out for the curlers I use on Isabella! I love them!

Christine said...

I cannot even imagine Spencer with a Frap inside his body! Egad! How did you handle that?! And... ADORABLE pics of the kiddos!

Krista said...

I have never had a Frap... must try!
I love how your kids (at least in pics! ;) ) seem to get along so well - and like Liz says - Rory looks like she adores her big brother so much!