Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! This week has blown by at record speed, so I was up late last night working on my post for today…somehow I am not being so great at juggling this crazy schedule we have going on lately.
One. Double Stroller Time
We did it…we pulled the trigger and I am sitting here anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new double stroller. I swear this has been something I have been stressing over these past few months as I knew our faithful Britax B Ready’s days were numbered. Basically, as much as we loved that stroller, the baby on bottom screamed all the time because they couldn’t see out=not fun. So, we did loads of research, I sold my old faithful on Craigslist to another happy mama, and ordered the Bumbleride Indie Twin. And I got it on sale during a big Valentine’s Day promo!!! Now if it will just get delivered already so we can be outside enjoying the side by side action…yippee!!
Two. Best Brusher Ever
In an effort to get my girl brushing her teeth way more than she likes, I ordered this adorable chart via Under the Light Table on Etsy. Is this not adorable?? Heck, any way to get stickers will make Caroline happy any day and make it a far more enjoyable task for momma, too. Plus, the beavers with pink and orange sold me!! Maybe I should get Jeff one of these chore charts for making the bed, doing laundry, or unloading the dishwasher. He likes stickers, too. 🙂
Three. The Power of Presence
Do you ever struggle with what to say when someone you love is going through a tough time? I do, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I always feel like I am going to say the wrong thing, or offend someone, or say something totally inappropriate. A few weeks ago, a speaker at MOPS shared that the Power of Presence sometimes is all we need. Just being there can be enough, and that shows that you support them and want to help them during a trying time. Presence can be a hug, or a funny joke to put a smile on their face, or telling them they need a shower because they stink. Just follow your intuition and show those you love the most that you are there, even if the words fail you.
Four. I Can’t Help Myself
I’ve been shopping this week for Caroline’s birthday presents and Gap got me again. Let’s just say she is going to be working it at the beach again this year in this hot little number. I cannot WAIT to pair this with a big floppy hat and sandals and have her cuteness bobbling in the water. Bring it on!!