5 on Friday!!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy Friday! It has been a fun week at our oldest daughter's last day of school was on Monday! Since picking her up at 3:15 on Monday afternoon, we have been soaking up the "no school schedule" and it has just been so great!

Time to share my FAVORITES from this past week!

For Mother's Day, my husband and my girls made me a bench for our front porch.  The bench has been finished for a couple of weeks, but he was just able to get the stain put on it  a few days ago.  So now it is totally done and my porch is all set up for summer!  Per my request last Fall, he also made me the "Welcome" sign!  I seriously am a lucky gal! :)

My youngest daughter's new favorite thing to ask my husband to do after bath time is "throw her in the air- one time please?" Only one time really means about 20 times.  She LOVES it! (She also loves only wearing undies when she gets out of the bath....hence the heart graphic :)  My older girls wanted in on the fun....but they really only got thrown one time...they don't weigh 30 pounds like their little sister- HA!  While I am not a huge fan of the chaos that can come with bath time...AFTER bath time is one of my favorite times of day....everyone is clean, we all hang out in our upstairs play room and I just love it! 
Back in February, I snagged two tankinis on SUPER sale from Athleta.  I got the same tankini, in two colors :)  We have gone to the pool several times in the last couple of weeks and I am loving them!  I am super picky about my swimsuits- I only like spaghetti straps, it has to be a tankini (HELLO FOUR KIDS IN 6 YEARS-HA!), the tankini has to be long enough to cover my long torso and it needs to be supportive in the chest area.  Well- I am happy to say- my Athleta tankinis have met all those requirements.  I am loving feeling comfortable and confident at the pool!
The exact tankinis I got are no longer available, but this one is almost exactly like the one I have.   The only difference is mine has a little keyhole in the back that can be adjusted with a strap- the one they currently have in stock has just a plain, straight back.  
I would definitely check out what they have if you are needing a new swim suit! 
We have been going on a lot of walks before dinner lately.  It is always the perfect thing to do when everyone is tired, cranky, hungry and just not sure what they want to do with themselves :)  I was pushing baby James in his little Step 2 Buggy and I looked down and saw this!! Little Celine had pushed her car right up next to James and was holding this hand.  
All of the girls are OBSESSED with James...but Celine is VERY attached to him.  Totally melted my heart to see this simple act of love between them!! :)
This past Saturday was the highlight of this week for my husband and me.  Some friends of ours offered to watch our kids so we could go out for a couple of hours!! We are just not big go out to dinner people- and really that is not an easy time to watch our kids- so we decided to have a morning date!! We dropped our kids off at 9:00 am and went and played tennis for an hour- which was a BLAST!!  Then we headed over to Starbucks to get a coffee drink.  We sat on the patio and drew out house plans for our "dream house." We quickly ran over to Old Navy so I could try on a few things and then it was time to pick up our kids! 
I can't tell you how grateful we were for these couple of hours together.  It was SO fun and totally wonderful to get a couple hours with my super hot and ridiculously awesome husband! :)

I hope you had a great week! 
Any fun plans for the weekend?? Our only plans are playing outside and going to the pool- and I need to give myself a pedicure- STAT! HA!

Hope you have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!

 I am also linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!
 I am linking up with April for Five on Friday!
 Also, joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up!


  1. Yay for the sweet friends who kept your Littles while you and your hubby could spend some time together! That's what friends are for! Happy Friday!

  2. After bath time is my favorite too! Lol

  3. Your front porch is the cutest – like right out of Pinterest! I’m totally wanting a welcome sign like that! Morning dates are the best – glad you guys had a great time!

  4. I am in desperate need of a new to check out Athleta!

  5. I am going to check out those tankinis! So glad you and the hubs got some alone time, it's so crucial!

  6. Your front porch is adorable! I love the Welcome sign!!

  7. Love the sign :) That Aaron is a handy seeing his word working projects and I am so enjoying your sweet little blog.


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