Friday, May 20, 2016

Mother Daughter Spa Night

It was time for the annual Mother/Daughter Spa Night at Mayfair. Liv's favorite things to draw and color is rainbows so we planned our outfits accordingly.
We let little sis be in the pictures and we do love her so but decided she could join us when she's a little bit older and less screamy.
I think we got all the colors in the rainbow between us!
At the church we got to have a fashion show, paint nails, pamper and massage each other, eat yummy foods, chat with friends, and hear some important books from Ms, Debbie about character.
She requested rainbow nails of course!
Blessed to be surrounded by so many other awesome mamas and girls at our church!

You know I love a good photo comparison to look back and make me weepy!
(on a tacky note...apparently I've worn the same sweater twice and same pants twice. What a fashion faux pas!)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

There she goes....there she goes again....

If you didn't already know my brain is basically just an encyclopedia of songs lyrics. Today's are inspired by Jenna, who was here for a few weeks and then gone again. Off to find another house in my least favorite state that likes to steal my friends....Texas. Hopefully this will be the last move before she's back in OKC for good. We had a few glorious days of zumba, body combat, junk food, girl talk, obscure board games, ignoring our 6 yr olds, and true crime documentary obsessions but it's never enough. Come back soon!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Book Review

When Breath Becomes Air came highly recommended from a few people and after a LONG wait at the library I happily picked it up and devoured it pretty quickly. This part memoir part philosophical look at life is written by a terminally ill young talented neurosurgeon. I would hope that all doctors wrestle with the big questions he seemed to and come out just as grateful and humble...but sadly having dealt with many doctors I'm not convinced they do. I give it a 9 and recommend it to all.

Fates and Furies was our book club pick last month and was President Obama's favorite read of last year. It has been compared to Gone Girl...I think mainly because there's a big twist and it deals with the question of "Can you ever really know the person you're married to." I won't give it away though. It was a little too much at times. As in ALL the trauma that could happen to someone seemed to happen so it made it a little too unbelievable in my opinion. For that reason I'd probably give it a 6.5, although it did keep me on my toes! I recommend it if you liked Gone Girl but it's pretty graphic so be warned if you want to read it!

A Mercy is a little book with a lot of meaning. I thought I'd be able to breeze through it when I saw the size but the language and style is hard to read (genius but hard to read) so I found myself having to go back over a few passages. I really did enjoy the book and think Toni Morrison deserves every award she's ever gotten for her literary talent. The subject of course is tough to read about so I will have to space her readings out, but I do want to read more. I give it an 7.5.

The Forgetting Time was the book club pick for this month. Another one that I read quickly but didn't care that much for once it was done. There's enough mystery to keep you turning pages BUT once I found out the mystery I thought there'd be more twists...and there wasn't really. It did make me question what I would do in that mother's shoes but it's still a little far fetched for me. I think I'd give it a 6.5 and recommend it if you're into ....well I can't tell you because that might spoil it for you!

Chapter Books with Liv
Matilda was my favorite as a kid so I was excited when I thought Liv was old enough for it. It's a good one to read allowed too because it still has lots of pictures even though it's a chapter book. Liv really liked it and many nights begged to read more than one chapter and I usually caved. I think it made her appreciate her principal more ha! and I'm pretty sure she's convinced if she can practice hard enough at staring at things she too will be able to move them! We plan to watch the movie this weekend and start on more Roald Dahl books ASAP!

What are you reading? I've signed me and Liv both up for the summer reading program at the library so we shall see what comes of it!
Rules of rating seen here.

The switch from Shelfari to Goodreads has been pretty smooth. I still haven't figured out how to add the book widget to my sidebar and I don't get all the social media aspects of it but I never cared for that part anyway.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Isenberg Method

Someday when I write my expert parenting book this will be the general theme: It's OK to Ignore Your Kids. Well I probably won't ever write a book on that but I did write a post over at OKCMB about it!
Now some might point out my child has broken her arm before under this method but I shall still stand by it and say that she hasn't jumped out of a crib since! Sadly, she has done many other death defying things like this though that make me cringe....

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Little Friends Big Church

Haven and her little friend Adelaide held hands on their own and roamed the halls one Sunday at church. Too precious!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Walking Fred

Liv and Haven both enjoy walking Grandma and Grandpa's little dog. Haven especially did this trip though! 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Cousins in OKC

Liv was living the dream getting out of school to go to Branson and then getting out of school when her cousins came back through town the next week! The grandparents dropped them off Thursday and stayed one night before heading back to Missouri. Laura and the girls had a flight to catch Saturday morning, but we got to spend Thursday and Friday having some fun showing them the city!

We hit up the new Pops in Nichols Hills and Violet got this tasty bloody nose soda! Yum!
 I miss the days of her fake smiles. But this photo makes me LOL every time.
 We went to the memorial and although the girls begged to go in the museum, we decided maybe another time. So we headed to the Myriad Gardens.
 I forgot they were doing a special Jungle book event there and although Liv was going on a field trip there on Tuesday we went anyway!
It was very hot that day but we had fun running around and seeing all the decor and games. I took Liv to the movie the next day and she really liked it.
 Aunt Laura was awfully nice to let Haven play on all her electronics!
 The weather was nice for walks in the hood
 Grandpa could make some pretty awesome paper airplanes...ones that weren't even in Liv's library books!
We also went to Ted's and Shimmers and had Beezo over to play games two nights, but we got no pictures of this! There were many many tears shed from Liv the night before they left. She really loves her cousins! Come back soon Kronewitters!
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