The Scholastic book fair at the boys' school has eaten my life. But last night was the last night, and now my life is mine again. I will spare you the details because seriously. It was a book fair.
It was a big week.
I decided to finally get my fat ass in check and I bought Shakeology shakes, and they are AMAZING. They taste great, and you can mix up the recipe a bit for different flavors. And-- and this is the best part-- they have cut my junk food cravings in half, and they keep me full all day! Except for today when I decided to drink wine and eat salami and chocolate chips after the kids went to bed, I have had NO ALCOHOL, and I have eaten between 1100 and 1300 calories, a good 1500 below what my Fitbit tells me I have burned. I have lost 2 pounds (but gained like 6 this summer, so I have a way to go). But here's the best, best part-- I HAVEN'T BEEN HUNGRY or felt deprived and crabby at all!! These shakes make me feel so full. I eat one for lunch because lunch is where my eating has spiraled out of control, but on days I need to work in my office, I have one for breakfast and pack a sack lunch. Seriously awesome. I have finally stopped lying to My Fitness Pal.
Last night, Harry and Jack had a slumber party, and everyone was up late because we went to the last night of the book fair and a literacy event at school. And today? Everyone was a mess. The boys woke Ben and me up at 5:45 because our room is right above Harry and Jack's. We had to feed everyone breakfast, walk the dog and all the friends hime, pick up donuts and coffee, and make it to Harry's soccer game by 8:30. Then we came home and scrambled to clean up the kitchen and basement, grocery shop, and throw together crockpot chicken noodle soup and pumpkin brownies before parting ways so Ben could take Harry to football and the rest of us could go to Jack's soccer game. We met up at Jack's football game and then came home for a screamy dinner and outside playtime before finally, mercifully, putting everyone to bed.
We have been just as crabby as the kids, by the way. I was so annoyed that Dorothy wouldn't stop stepping on the juice boxes we brought for Harry's soccer team that I scooped her under my arm and dragged everyone to the car to look at iPads and shriek. IT WAS SO FUN.
Earlier in the week, we had nursery school picture day, and these 2 wore the outfits they chose.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Jack ripped a tooth out of his face because his friend lost one and because he wanted more money to spend at the school book fair. That almost made me feel bad enough to tell him he didn't have to use his allowance money and tooth money to buy books because I would buy him anything he wanted. Then I realized that his tooth money and his allowance money is actually my money. And I DID buy him books on top of the ones he chose. So.
Besides, I have way worse tooth-related things to feel bad about.
WE FORGOT TO PUT MONEY UNDER JACK'S PILLOW on Sunday night, even though Jack lost his tooth and Ben replaced it with a tooth from the creepy as fuck box of teeth he apparently keeps in the closet, and I told Facebook abut this and hilarity ensued.
Monday morning, Jack woke up and found only his tooth under his pillow and cried softly in his bed for a few minutes. Meanwhile , Ben realized with a jolt that he forgot the cash and sprinted downstairs to nonchalantly drop a twenty on Jack's dresser under the guise of enquiring about the tooth fairy. Then I told Jack, slightly mollified by the $20 but still confused, that the TF left his tooth probably because she knew he felt terrible about dropping the last tooth he lost in the pool drain in Hilton Head. And he believed me! And then Monday night, Ben left a note from the TF thanking Jack for holding onto the tooth another day, and he took the tooth and left another $5 for good measure. Today, Jack wrote a thank-you note for the TF and told me he hopes it makes her leave more money tonight. Erm.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Below, we have Cooper at Old Navy, where I took him and Dorothy to pick out clothes to wear for their school pictures on Wednesday. Dorothy picked a way less silly outfit than I was hoping she would.
Virginia and her awesome family came over for dinner! Her children were all adorable and wonderfully behaved. And Dorothy and Cooper were both over tired and horrible and screamed the whole time. But still! It was so fun! And as soon as they left, I started kicking myself for the lack of pictures. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
I mean, seriously. The title really sums this up, no?
Cooper LOVES LOVES LOVES his new bunk bed.
Cooper was happy to have another bday celebration-- he has one more this weekend.
This is happening. I am not going to jinx it with commentary.