Friday, August 7, 2015

A Week In Review

I have nothing planned today. I don't know quite what to do with that, because it has been a busy week around here. Let's break it down:

Matilda Jane
On Monday, I helped my sister with her Matilda Jane release. My sister sells Matilda Jane Clothing (DARLING clothes for mamas and little girls) (She is Trunk Keeper #615, if you need anything!) and the first Monday in August is the big Fall premiere. I always block off this day in my calendar to help her because the Matilda Jane hard core mamas are INTENSE and she has about 14 seconds (or at least it feels like 14 seconds) to get all her orders entered in and things sell out in about 7 seconds so it's just kinda like a short burst of madness over there. Anyways, this week my version of "helping" included bringing Sonic to her and her children and keeping them entertained and out of her hair while she entered in her orders. My favorite part was the cheese tots.

Lunch Dates
Ellie and I had lunch with my friend Kari this week at Newk's so I got a side of macaroni and cheese which was amazing. It was almost as amazing as the company :) Kari and I have been trying to have lunch for weeks and it just kept not happening. It's always fun when it finally happens and you get that face to face time with one of your sweetest friends. And you let your kid play on your iPhone the whole time because you are an awesome parent.

The Blog Post
I posted a blog this week about being a different kind of mom. My text and email and messages and comments have been blowing up. People are being overwhelmingly nice and encouraging. I know a few people see things a little differently, but everyone is being so respectful. I hesitated to write it, but now I'm so glad that I did. I put this on Facebook already, but it just means so much to me that y'all read my words and you encourage me to keep writing them. I really love my readers, and I seriously mean that. Thanks for being here. For reals. Wasn't that eloquent?

The Head Injury
On Wednesday afternoon, RIGHT AS WE WERE HEADED UP TO TAKE A NAP, MIND YOU, Ellie tripped and fell and smacked the top of her head on my my metal bed frame. Y'all. IT WAS LOUD. It was so loud and she screamed immediately and I just KNEW there was going to be blood. I flipped her over and she was crying so hard she couldn't breathe. There was no blood and no goose egg. However, as I felt it, I felt a DENT in her head which started wigging me out more than I can even explain. And, of course, the pediatrician's office was closed for lunch. I texted some mama friends and a dear, sweet friend of mine who is a pediatric triage nurse who is always there to help me assess the situation. I didn't lay her down for a nap right away (hi, concussion.) but I did eventually let her go to sleep (she was asking) (why is this blog post so heavy on parenthesis?) and she woke up okay. She does now have a big bruise and when I dress and undress her the neck of her shirts pushes on the bruise and this is very upsetting for my Ellie Paige. It was all a little traumatic but it's over now and she seems to be no worse for the wear!

The Stella & Dot Party
About 3 hours after the head injury, I had some girlfriends over for a jewelry party! I love Stella & Dot and I also love any excuse to bring my friends over and visit in the middle of the week. Grant and Ellie went fishing at a pond in our neighborhood while my girlfriends came and we played with jewelry and had wine and snacks (pretty sure I ate that queso all by myself) and escaped from our littles for an evening. It was too much fun! My trunk show is still open, so if you're interested in getting some earrings or something, send me a FB message or an email and I'll get you the link to my show! There are some darling trunk show exclusives. I'm still deciding all the things that I want - but one thing I'm getting is my kiddos initials engraved on a necklace. Hooray! And YES, little man HAS A NAME! More to come on that later.

Play Dates
My sweet friend Kristen and her two darling girls came over yesterday to play with Ellie. Kristen and I sat at the table and had coffee while the girlies played with pretend food and argued over a LeapPad. They also begged us to go outside and play which we did for about 6 minutes and then we brought those girls inside because Y'ALL IT IS HOT. Houston is going through a heat wave where we are told that it will be over 100 every day this week. With no chance for rain. So yay for that. Anyways, I'm so glad they came over!

Birthday Parties 
We went to a birthday party for a friend last night. The parents sat downstairs and ate fajitas and a homemade chocolate cake (GLORY) while the kiddos played upstairs. We stayed waaaaaay too late and drove our 3 year old home, wide awake, at almost 11:00 at night. As we pulled into our neighborhood, Ellie said "Hey, Mommy? I'm gonna take a little nap at home." Yes, you are, child. Yes you are. It's 8:00am right now and she still isn't awake so I'm hoping she wakes up fully recovered from her late night, party animal parents.

And here we are at Friday morning. And there is nothing on my calendar today. Which means I plan on staying in these pajamas for a sweet forever. God bless the weekends... I hope yours is wonderful!

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