1. I am in constant awe of how all three of my children are built completely differently. Joseph was my meatball baby (although he has gotten so much taller and leaner over the last six months or so), Dominic continues to be my string bean, and Isabelle is pretty much right in the middle of the road both height and weight-wise. It’s so fun to watch them grow and change and be their own little people. Like most things on this parenting journey, I marvel at how similar and different they all are, and how they all have their own quirks and personalities :)
(Joseph had funky socks and wacky hair day at school this week, and Dominic wanted to play along, too :) Also, this is now what I get when I say, “say cheese!”)
2. While we’re on the subject of kids, did you hear that Janie and Jack is going out of business?? I don’t buy everyday clothes there, but it has been my go-to store for special occasions like Christmas sweaters and dresses, Easter outfits, and suits for the boys for last summer’s wedding and baptism. I’m so bummed!
3. I’ve determined that there are few things more relaxing than crawling into a bed with fresh sheets right after taking a hot shower. It’s like I melt right into bed and fall asleep in 0.2 seconds. Bliss.
4. I mentioned in my January favorites that my husband got me the Dyson hair dryer for Christmas and that I had been loving it. Well, this week I used the diffuser attachment for the first time and IT.IS.AMAZING. So much faster than any diffuser I’ve used in the past and my curls looked fantastic even though I didn’t style for curls from the get-go.
5. A dad put a mic on his 4-year-old during hockey practice and it is the sweetest, most adorable and innocent peek into the mind of a little kid. I could watch it over and over…
6. Ash Wednesday is next week, which means Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, which means you need to make Paczki!
7. Speaking of, are you giving anything up, or doing anything special during Lent? I’m still thinking.
8. The story behind this 120-year-old wedding dress is incredible. I can’t believe it’s still able to be worn!
9. We lost our power AGAIN on Sunday evening due to the wind storm and got it back mid-morning on Monday. Definitely not as bad as the two days from the ice storm in November, but SERIOUSLY!? At least this time, everything in the freezer stayed frozen, so we only lost meat and dairy from the refrigerator. Neither my husband nor I have ever lived somewhere that loses power this often, so we are now shopping around for a generator, ugh.
10. TGIF! I hope you have an amazingly happy weekend!
I had visited your store last week, and I saw very nice baby clothes.
But I have a question, today I wanted to order it, but can not find the clothes anymore in your store.
it looks like the first picture on this site http://bit.ly/Itembabyclothes7356
Mail me if you are going to sell it again.
I hope soon so that I can place an order.
Janie and Jack is here to stay! They are joining the Gap family! Love your blog and love seeing the updates of your children. Not sure yet what I am giving up for Lent but it will be something that will help me lose weight – maybe fried food – but then that would mean I would have to give up my husband! LOL!!!
Joseph would look cute with spiked hair. We lost power too but packed a cooler and set it outside where it was colder than the freezer.
Loving the boys’ hair-dos! And definitely get a generator. When we lived in North Carolina and the power went out during hurricanes, having a fridge and TV was awesome! Happy weekend to you!
OK, so I was JUST about to ask you HOW if you have curly hair, do you shower at night? But now I think I have to invest in a hair dryer for the first time since I was in high school. I always let my curly hair air dry, but then, if I sleep on it, I end up looking like the Bride of Frankenstein. Dyson, I’m expecting good things!
Second, my FIL (from the “old country” always tells me “children are like fingers, they are all different, but they are all from the same hand” –it sounds more profound in Italian! haha!)
Instead of giving something up for Lent give something away. Think about random acts of kindness. Bake cookies for a neighbor, visit a shut-in, donate socks to a homeless shelter, send a card, or take a friend to lunch.
Oh my gosh…the wedding dress story was amazing. I loved the pictures of all the brides. The original owner of the dress had the smallest waist I have ever seen. I know a corset was involved but lord…she had to have been in pain!
As someone who has made many a garment, I marveled at how many times alternations were carried out to fit all the different body types wearing the dress.
Have a great weekend…hopefully with power. Get the generator…it will be a worthwhile investment in the long run.
When my husband and I renovated our current home we had a Generac natural gas generator installed. It’s
absolutely wonderful! The generator kicks on within 10 seconds of the house power going off. We’re the only
house within 2.5 square miles with a natural gas generator. It’s way better than trying to keep a generator going with
in England we have shrove Tuesday when we have pancakes to use all the nice things as fillings that you are giving up for lent
I so look forward to your posts!! No matter what I’m doing, I always take the time to read them!! Love the pictures of the kids!! And your furry friend!! My kids are grown and on their own and reading about your kids gives me fond memories. Thank you!!! Blessings to all….Mimi
You will love having a generator – after 28 years of not having one, got it two winters ago and it’s so wonderful to have no worries when the power goes out. Think about doing the whole house, not just a floor or certain rooms/appliances. Being late adopters, we listened to friends who had done less than the whole house. It cost more for the bigger generator, but to be hassle free its worth it. I wore my mother-in-laws beautiful silk wedding gown. Her daughter had worn it too. A little untraditional to wear mother-in-laws gown, right? My husband lived at home until he married so I had had many, many meals with my [future] inlaws by the time we became engaged and she very kindly lent me her gown. Not sure if any of the grandchildren will choose to be married in it, but it is packed up and ready. Hope your Friday is wonderful! I love starting my Fridays with your check ins.
It’s amazing how kids are so alike but so very different too! Thanks for sharing the wedding dress story! Have a great weekend!
I so agree about the shower and clean sheets. I got used to showers at night because I’d get home from gym..and I so loved the feeling of being clean with nice lotion…trader Joe’s body butters r the best…I just do that every night now even on non gym night..I take a quick shower in mornings too..always make my bed, so I can get into a made, clean bed. Your kids always have the cutest clothes on, all of them…and they all look soooo loved and cared for..even your dogs have their doggie smiles that u only see when they r loved. Such a blessing to get to read and enjoy food and cooking too..