Shall I start with the biggest news of the week?
Just kidding, saw that one coming. Kraft seriously wants to rehire him so he can retire as a Patriot...that...I didn't see coming.
It's been Catholic Schools Week and the kids have been dressing up (or down) each day depending on the theme. The highschool had a Dress As Your Favorite Teacher Day and Maggie (and her cousin) chose to dress as the Campus Minister, who is also their Varsity Volleyball Coach.
Too bad the photo cut off their shoes because they are all wearing Crocs, her signature style!
The elementary school had a Crazy Hair and Socks Day and the three little boys had some fun, with help from Dad and Maggie:
I channelled Beth and ordered myself a window bird feeder. Hey, it's my birthday month, treat yo'self!
Phil set it up and then it promptly crashed to the ground. He set it up more securely the second time and it's still hanging! No birds yet. Well, we're not home during the daytime during the week, so maybe there have been birds? I'll be on the lookout all weekend.
Brendan's instructional basketball league is done. Woohoo! One down, three to go...
The Standard Times (our Southcoast Massachusetts newspaper) came out with the top athletes for soccer this week, and we were so happy to see that Andrew is a Standard Times All Star!
I really liked the message in Simcha's article, inspired by Marie Kondo admitting that:
“Up until now, I was a professional tidier, so I did my best to keep my home tidy at all times. I have kind of given up on that in a good way for me. Now I realize what is important to me is enjoying spending time with my children at home."
I changed my hot pink laces out for black ones in my running sneakers and now I am kinda regretting it. They just seemed too bold with the pink laces but the black laces now seem too boring. I'm the Goldilocks of shoelaces over here!
I've been on a peanut butter kick recently. I baked these Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies for a friend's birthday and he loved them. My afternoon snack all week has been vanilla greek yogurt with Kashi Peanut Butter Crunch cereal on top. I literally dream about eating it all day. Does that sound sad or normal?
And finally, my last little First Grader had to make his Valentine's Day mailbox for school. We made Bluey and he was a very happy boy indeed! Don't ask me for a tutorial. It was a lot of sweating and duct tape and trial and error. Brendan was sooooo encouraging of me the whole time - "Mom you are such a good artist! Oh my gosh that looks so good!" etc. It's easy to slave over a project when the kid is so appreciative :)
|The treats and cards will go in Bluey's mouth, but we cut a bigger slit on the top in case there were larger items.
|Brendan posed like that himself, so cute.