our weekend.

our week was crazy busy and i am ready to start a new one. but if you’re new here, we always recap the weekends.  there’s just too many memories in the making and i want to remember them.  the fun times, and the not-so-fun, the work, the play, the big, the little, the mundane, the special.  all of them…to the best of this memory-failing mamma.  because it’s life.  and i want to cherish it.

/1/ celebrate.  miles turned 2!  there was pool time and cupcakes, and juice boxes and friends.  and my kiddos LOVED it!  they are party-kind-of-kids to a T and i’m slightly worried how that will translate in a few years.  thank you, natalie, for such a sweet time with friends!

/2/ babysitters.  allison and wyatt gave steven and i the best gift.  they took our kids on friday night, gave ‘em a good time, and sent us off to dinner…by ourselves!  i’m pretty sure the girls wanted to ditch us and move in with them after swimming, pizza, snuggles, and late night movie watching.  seriously.  they had the best time. thank you so much, allison & wyatt!!!

/3/ smoke.  we ate at one of our favorite restaurants in tulsa.  i ordered salmon and steven ordered the quail.  {view menu HERE} i wish i knew how to make salmon like that.  it was just unbelievable.  we were filled to the gills and walked some of it off around town and finished up with a peach milkshake from chick-fil-a.  {it’s our favorite!}  we’re just classy like that.

/4/ project.  i am slow-going on projects lately with the summer being so full {a good thing!}.  but i am getting the last touches on that table and canNOT wait to share later this week.  be on the lookout.

/5/lightning mcqueen.  i don’t know about your girls, but mine seem to throw gender out the window and find fascination with batman, spiderman, cars, bugs, dirt, trees, etc. shiloh has recently acquired that lightning mcqueen race car and it is the new IT toy around our house.  do you have those?  the suddenly cool toy that has everyone fighting over it?  yep.  we have that going on around here.

/6/ yard sale.  i didn’t go yard saling this week, but i helped with one at our church and walked away with a bunch of stuff at the end of it.  {thank you, shannon!!!}  i was so excited and you will for sure be seeing some of it popping up in projects in the next few weeks.  i am sad that all i have a picture of is the stuff and not the people i worked with.  i totally forgot my camera and i’m bummed.  please know how grateful i am for all of y’alls help!

/7/ best buds.  brody and emma claire are close friends.  and i love that.  they were singing “row, row, row your boat” on that raft and it was just the cutest thing.  meanwhile, shiloh was desperately trying to hitch a ride and it’s moments like that that i realize anew what my middle-siblings endured.

/8/ romaine.  i don’t know why, but i can’t seem to steer clear of food pictures.  emily and i were preparing a salad and something about washed vegetables makes me want to scratch the photography itch.  if any of you need a food photography intern, i’m so there!  email me.

/9/ family night.  you can’t beat movie night with popcorn at the netz nest.  keller was spasming he was loving the popcorn so much…there are worse things he could eat i guess.  how many bags do you think we went through, emily?!

here’s to a new week and soaking up the last few weeks before school starts!