this is post number 999. I have been stalling on writing posts this week because I just do not know what to do for the big number 1,000. It seems so monumental. And significant. Like I should have Oprah on here giving away cars and introducing JUUUUUULLLLLLLIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAA ROBERTS!!!!!
Anyway. Instead of tackling the issue of the 1,000th post I would like to present you with a little summary of our little week.
On Sunday we packed up to come home from Tucson. This is everything we took with us for a less than 48 hour trip, except people and the dog.
A few weeks ago I did a major clean-out of my closet. Ever since then the clothes have just been sitting, piled up on the couch.
On Tuesday Michael discovered that Ginger has a new napping spot.
He also caught her mid-lick and we discovered that Ginger has the largest tongue known to mankind.
On Wednesday we woke up and discovered Ginger in the same spot. She seems to be a frequent visitor to the pile of clothes.
Anybody see anything you like? I'll set it aside for you. I'll even get Oprah to pretend like you won it.
On Wednesday afternoon Elliott and I went to Spencer's school to have lunch with him. Apparently, and this is news to me, it's OK for me to bring Elliott as long as we sit at the patio tables outside. Had I known this at the beginning of the year, we would have been going all year.
Spencer's friend Sydney joined us, as did her mom and brother.
When Spencer was two and a half I bought him this great one piece outfit from Gymboree. He only wore it twice because he was just recently potty trained and he hated the snaps in it. They took away from his freedom of just dropping his shorts to go potty. I understand his opposition, but, look how cute.....
This was Father's Day, 2010. The first time he wore the outfit.
He was 2 years 9 months old.
And this was the second time he wore the outfit. It was a month later. We were at the Ben and Jerry's Factory in Vermont. Uncle Raymond was not really trying to eat him.
Mmmm. Free sample.
I put Elliott in the same outfit on Wednesday.
He was just as adorable as his big brother.
That tail, my god, that tail. It's the reason I bought the outfit in the first place.
He actually requested that we do a photo shoot.
"Ejiott sit. Mommy camera. Mommy picture Ejiott."
I am so proud of him!
That night Elliott took a shower. It was very close to bedtime but we weren't quite ready to put him in a diaper, so we put him in a pair of his new undies.
He was pretty proud.
Spencer and Elliott were chasing each other around the house in their undies. Then they would climb on Elliott's bed and pretend to sleep.
I could literally eat both of them. Nom nom nom!
And then I got this gem. This will be blown up and framed, immediately.
Oh, so here is some big news. Michael is doing a Whole 30 with me. We're doing it for 33 days. We both also started the T25 workout plan the day we started the Whole 30. It is killing us. The working out part. Well, the eating is killing Michael too, but it's just normal to me at this point.
We were both sore and Michael was starving today. We were talking about both coming home from work and going to Texas Roadhouse for big steaks and baked sweet potatoes.
But then I decided that I could make an even better meal for way less money. So I took the kids to Fresh and Easy and loaded up.
The kids had ravioli and apple slices.
Michael and I had steaks with sauteed mushrooms, baked sweet potatoes and green beans with bacon and mushrooms.
After dinner it was time to take Spencer's 6 year 6 month picture. It's his golden half birthday....6 years, 6 months on the 6th!
We wanted to do a repeat of his 3 year 6 month picture, as seen here.
And here he is 3 years later.
EEEEK. OK. No more stalling. It's 1,000th post time!