Don’t you love how I pop in here every 2-3 weeks to share something random?!? Just say yes 🙂
Today’s hodgepodge of information is brought to you by…FRIDAY!
It’s finally fall (in my mind anyway!)…which means it’s finally football season…which means you can expect to see a lot of pictures of my little family decked out in purple. We have K-State season tickets this year, and my in-laws got a new condo in the greatest place on earth (Manhattan, Kansas–don’t you know?!), so we’ll be spending a lot of time there this fall. I can’t wait!!! Go cats!!!
Speaking of purple everything–has anybody seen the new Charlie Hustle K-State collegiate collection?! I can’t decide if I need the “Purple Pride” design or the “EMAW” one…so that I guess that means both 😉
This week we took a little field trip with Gigi and Papa to Cider Hill Family Orchard. None of us had been before, but it was such a darling little place. KC friends, you should definitely check it out! It was a perfect outing to kick off fall…and now I see some delicious apple crisp in my future!
I’m in total denial that this little backyard streaker…
…will soon be celebrating this…
BUT there’s no time to be weepy…I have a campout to plan!!! Camp Nash is just a month away!
While it’s been a fun week, it’s also had its fair share of drama, courtesy of a certain threenager. Let’s just say if our timeout chair could talk, it would have some stories to tell! When Arden told me that I had two choices: “1. Not putting her in timeout OR 2. Not making her share with Nash” (pretty clever, right?), I knew I needed to tweak my discipline strategy a little. So instead of focusing on the terrible threes drama, I’m going to try rewarding all of the great things she does throughout the day–from sharing, to cleaning up, to saying please or thank you. We’re calling it Arden’s “way to go!” jar.
The idea is that whenever she does something good or worthy of a “way to go”, she can put a pom pom in the jar. I explained to her that when she has filled the jar to the first flower she can finally pick out a piece of candy from the grocery store checkout isle. (I know this will be big for her because she’s asked me if she could do this approximately 2,383 times in her life) When she makes it to the second flower, we’ll take her out for ice cream…and finally, when she’s had enough “way to go” moments to fill her jar to the top, she’ll get to pick out three new books. Now, here’s hoping that she doesn’t find a way to turn it around on me and make me work for the pom poms 😉
Oh Janner…I think I speak for America when I say: we love you.
And I speak for myself when I say: if I ever see you out and about in KC I will totally geek-out and act like a lunatic teeny-bopper…and hope that Jade wants to be my best friend. That’s all 😉
Happy Friday, friends!!!