This is Life Lately – March 11, 2019

Y’all. It’s 9:25 on Monday night and here I am just now writing this post. The weekend and day just got away from me. And I literally just stepped out of my bath to spend some time mindlessly scrolling social media while I dried off and thought… why don’t I just write that blog post instead? So, here I am wrapped in a towel and freshly cleansed to share with you what life has been like lately around here for us!

So first, I have some funny Sophie Grace and Cooper stories to share.

This morning Sophie Grace and I were in the car headed to work and school. We made our usual pit stop at Starbucks for Mommy to get her beloved Iced Coffee. The barista at the window hands me my cup and it is just over flowing with coffee that is dripping down the side. So she’s like, “Oh man, here let me wipe that off for you!” So she proceeds to wipe it off and then hands it back to me saying, ” sorry about that!” And I’m just like, “haha{{unnecessary awkward nervous laughter}} thanks!” As I drive away SG asks me, “Mommy why did you laugh like that? {{and then mimics my awkward unnecessary laugh to. a. TEE.}}” So obviously I reply with yet another unnecessary awkward laugh, “HAHA, I don’t know Sophie.” And she says, “WHY DID YOU JUST DO IT AGAIN??” which causes me to DIE with laughter. And then she is tickled to death at me laughing so much…and it was just one of the most funny and joyful moments. Because like, why do I do that? I laugh when I’m nervous or uncomfortable. And sometimes … ok most of the time I’m nervous and uncomfortable for no good reason.

And now Cooper…

It’s lent right now for many religious organizations. Cooper goes to a Catholic School – so he is currently immersed in lent. Friday we are driving away from school after I picked him up and he says to me that he’s just not sure yet what he should give up for lent. Lent started on Wednesday..so he’s struggling a bit. And the thing is he doesn’t HAVE to give anything up. We’d never enforce that for a five year old, but they’re learning about it and obviously it’s a hot topic right now so he wants to participate. ANYWAY – since he says he’s having trouble I decide to start naming some options:

Me: How about your playstation?

Him: Oh nooo, I need my playstation to play games Mommy.

Me: Ok, what about your Ipad?

Him: OH NOO, Mom. You know I need technology. It’s important in my everyday life.

Me: Alright, let’s see… oh! Chocolate milk?

Him: No no no, MOM… I need to drink chocolate milk. You KNOW that.

Me: Hmmmph….

Him: SEE, it’s hard isn’t it???

And then I just cracked up with laughter! Because really, it IS hard to figure out something to give up. lol He did end up settling on cookies. So if you see Coop, don’t offer him a cookie. 😉

In hindsight, those stories took a lot of words.. so I won’t keep you for much longer. We celebrated Mardi Gras last week with a day full of outside adventures, making crafts, and creating our very parade right here in the house which was an absolute blast. The kids keep asking to make the parade again.

I’ve had my eye on one of those “house” beds for Sophie Grace’s room. She’s currently in a toddler bed – and with all her sleep issues…I thought maybe if I make her room a special place for her …just maybe she will want to sleep more? Pipe dreams..I know. 😉 Anyway, you can buy one for around 200.00 on Amazon…but I enlisted my handy dad to make one for cheaper which he started doing this weekend. Coop has been helping Ppop with the work, and Sophie Grace seems super excited for her new bed.

Shaun and I decided on a venue for our wedding! All I have to do now is make that dreaded cold call to book it and nail down a specific day in Jan. 2020. I feel like if I can get the venue and photographer booked by the end of this month, I’ll be making good progress.

OH and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention just how MESSED up this time change has got me. 😉 Not really, except it’s dark in the morning when I wake up and I’m not a fan of that…otherwise I really enjoy the extra daylight hours in the evening. The kids and I were able to sneak in a beach trip on Sunday evening because of it!

Oh oh, and I got my first dip manicure a week and a half ago, and I am just smitten. It STILL LOOKS BRAND NEW. In fact, I had a dream last night that I woke up this morning and someone had come in the middle of the night and filed down and removed my manicure. I was so upset that I was sobbing. In the dream. Over MY NAILS. y’all. So funny, but I’d legit be real upset it that happened. lol

But yeah, that’s about it…I hope you have a great rest of the evening or day if it’s Tuesday by the time you read this!

— Ashley