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Guess what!

I finally got my act together and I'm scheduling this post on Thursday night. I know, I know, I should get too crazy.

If you follow me on Instagram you've probably already seen all of these (but definitely go follow if you aren't, you don't want to miss your daily Clay), but here are my favorite things about this week:

This picture. Those eyes. Those little fingers. He melts my heart. Also, kid knows how to rock a beanie (even though he hates it) and he apparently only owns things that are navy and green.

We finally made it to storytime because my schedule changed and it was great! Clay was a little leery at first but by the end he was dancing away and he couldn't wait to get his hands on the books after (just like his mama)! Seriously, stop what you're doing and go get a library card!

So many loves in this picture. Scarf. Sperry's. Tea. Leaves. Haaaappy girl 🙂

Tonight while dada was giving Clay a bath I just laid down on my dining room floor. Just to take a minute. Also, I'm in love with this wall. It's obviously not finished yet (I spy an empty hoop) but everytime I walk in the door it makes me so happy and warm.

It's back to clean eating for this girl and I am soooo happy about this. I took a couple of weeks off to clean out my freezer and because of this yucky sickness but Amy and I are back to the meal planning.

Have a great weekend!!

Linking up with Lauren and Jeannett!


High Five for Saturday: The Halloween Edition

I'm such a rebel this week so we're doing the weekly roundup on Saturday instead of Friday. In other words I chose a nap and episodes of Homeland instead of blogging.

Here are pictures from Clay's second Halloween:

Awwwww! It's a baby Yoda!

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One year pictures

Hey, guys! I just wanted to stop in real quick to share Clay's one year pictures and to give you a sneak peek at his smash cake pictures. It was a crazy weekend! I worked on my instashop (here), finished up my mini sessions for this soccer shots season, worked on birthday decor, and managed to have a girls night with one of my bests on Saturday. Phew.

I took these on Sunday at Grandma's. i had planned to wait til closer to his birthday but i wanted to display them at his party! So here they are:

He does NOT like flowers.

I wonder what this tastes like...

Oh, the faces.

Hopefully I'll share his smash cake pictures soon! Out of 98 I ended up liking over 50 so it may take awhile for me to decide! Until I share here is a sneak peek:

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It’s Fridayyyyy

Five things that are making me very happy this week:

I joined this fantasy football league and there are still spaces open so get your hiney over there and sign up! Stat!
On Monday I was just having one of those days. The remedy? Splitting a cupcake with my little man on the kitchen floor. I know. I'm an awesome mom.
I've been celebrating the 28 days of Clay on my Instagram and it has been so hard to choose my favorites!
I'm opening an Instagram shop to sell Clay's old clothes! I debated on eBay vs Instagram and honestly what won me over (besides how much easier it is) was the community! Moms helping other moms out wins. (Shop here)
So what if I get a little bored in traffic?
Well, young bucks, it's off to dream land for me. I hope you've enjoyed this nice serving of randomness.
Linking up with Lauren and Jeannett!


Five things I’m loooving about this week…

1. My cousin sent me this link for crocheted baskets earlier this week and now I'm obsessed with making them. I will definitely be getting some twine at Michael's this weekend to try out more!
2. The kids were off from camp this week so we finally got to make our tie dye shirts!
3. Yes, I watched this. And got really excited when Prince William loaded up the babes himself then drove them away. It takes me back to those days when I was slightly in love with him.
4. Amy helped me get started on the koozies for Clay's party. 1/3 of the way done with 23 koozies. Yikes!
5. I made the kids brownies on Monday. I had to hide them from myself the kids. I think I ate enough “slivers” to equal about 5 brownies.

And since you've all been so good this week, here's a treat for you:
Ahh! He's too much. Really.
Linking up with Lauren today!

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A look back

Here ye! Here ye! I'm starting a new tradition in my little corner of blogland today! On the last Thursday of each month I'm going to share with you my favorite pictures from that month for the past few years. Here we go…

Clay's first trip to the beach!

I really really like the Olympics...

Photo booth time with Amy

After Lizbeth's wedding

With Brayden and little Cade

I went through a phase where I would only wear basketball shorts...

I think we were excited about the sno cones we were about to enjoy.

Our tour guide's name was bunny....because she was born on Easter morning. I kid you not.

I have had so much fun looking back at all of these pictures! I can't wait to do this again in August!
P.S. Does everyone else's family take as many pictures as mine??
P.P.S. I haven't taken a picture of Clay since Sunday. My family might hunt me down and kill me for this so if you don't hear from me on Friday, that's what happened.

H54F. A day late.

It's perfectly acceptable to post for High Five for Friday a day late after taking 10 days off from blogging, right? Right.

So here we gooooooo:

1. My wonderful friend Liz is letting me make her gender reveal cupcakes at the end of this month. I am SO excited. Except for the whole keeping it a secret from Wednesday until Saturday thing. Clay really wants it to be a girl (or I just want a chance to buy little girl dresses).

2. I officially (I've had the theme picked out since January) started the first birthday party planning. Here's a little sneak peek at the party favors:
3. On Wednesdays I coach soccer at a developmental daycare. I just love working with these kids so much. Sometimes it can be a little nerve wracking but when I saw a girl with Down Syndrome finally get up this week and start kicking the soccer ball after four weeks of watching and refusing to play it made it all worth it.
4. Clay and I take selfies on my phone quite a bit and I'm kinda okay with that.
5. Hi, my name is Jessica and I am addicted to Netflix. No, seriously, it's bad. I have it on while I'm working and most of the time after Clay goes to bed at night (what else am I supposed to do while I'm washing a million bottles and folding laundry??). Recent favorites that you should probably check out: White Collar, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Arrested Development, and Damages.
Linking up with Lauren today!

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