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!!!
Fall and Football our my fav time of the year!!! Love it
The Yellow Door says
Just a little tip if you use code PHOG (although that PAINS me to write) you get 30% off at Charlie Hustle!
Jess Scott says
I LOVE the idea of a Way to Go jar!!! I may have to steal this! I am totally a fan of positive reinforcement, but this three-nager attitude gets a little crazy! PS You have the most adorable family. 🙂
I love that one of your five is Janner!! Yes, America loves Janner and especially us here in KC! Let's start a movement – #JannertoCanyonCreek! P.S. Don't you just love how everyone around them at the game is acting completely normal and minding their own business?! Clearly I would NOT fit in in that photo because I'm pretty sure I'd be watching them and not one play of the game!
Love the Jar idea! And I'm glad I'm not the only one obsessed with Janner!
Caitlin Elizabeth says
The jar idea is great! And the invitations for your son's birthday are so cute, such a perfect theme for a little boy birthday!
Pretty sure I'm stealing this jar idea. We are in full on threenager mode here — and little Miss doesn't even turn 3 til November. Pray for me. 😉
Ashley Dorey says
Bahaha!! Janner!! I'm the same way with Kaitlyn & Shawn…a stalker. Yep.
It's crazy that we're already planning first birthdays! But I'm with you, all I've done is mail invites.
Desiree Macke says
The condo is just the best idea ever. Scott also thinks this is an idea that his family needs to follow along with. 🙂
Charlie Hustle has a collegiate collection now?! Clearly I'll be checking that out soon.
HOW are you planning a 1st birthday?!
The "way to go" jar is genius. I may have to borrow that idea. Our dicipline tactics are just not working.
Time out. Tanner is from KC?! What?!
A first birthday?!? Wahhhhhhh.
I'm glad you still show up every few weeks :p I always look forward to your posts!
Leah @ Everyday Love says
Love the theme for Nash's birthday! We're two weeks away here and I'm not ready at all. And I totally feel you on the threenager! I used to be able to count to three and she's listen 4/5 times. Now, I start counting and she counts along with me and tells me to go into time out too. I may have to try this jar!
YAY! I love when you blog!!! and that jar system is AMAZING, definitely saving that for later!
Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] says
Already one! Very cute party invites too. That went fast! And, hey every few weeks works for me!! I hope your way to go jar works. Aria is very into making you happy so I think she'd do well with a happy jar =)
Friend!!! How is Nash already almost ONE! I just truly can't believe it!!!!!! He is such a doll and I think we might do a Camp Theme for Owen's 4th bday so you're going to have to share where you got that cute invite and all your super fantastic ideas. And PS-I'm totally stealing the pom pom reward jar we need to do something like that too because lately Owen's been giving a lot of the same sass, "No, Mom that is NOT a choice." When I ask him to do something. hmmmmmmm Three it certainly has it's challenges, right?!