-I started off last weekend with a horrible toothache. Friday afternoon I found myself in the dentist chair, paying them lots of money to drill my tooth. I've been nursing a temporary crown all week and have about three teeth that are comfortable to chew on. While painful and expensive, it has been an excellent appetite deterrent. But I don't recommend it!
-Last Monday we started Potty Training Boot Camp with Mati. (That means we just went straight to underwear when he is awake.) I had a sense he was ready and, for once in his life, he hasn't proven me wrong. We are on Day 5 of no accidents and that includes going grocery shopping, home group, a friend's house and running some errands, all in undies. He's done awesome! And seriously, have you ever seen a cuter behind in some camo before? I think not!
Yes, I did make him play outside in only his underwear last week, thanks for asking.
-I'm in "let's re-do our house" mode which is dangerous and always ridiculous. So instead I settled for a $20 upgrade in the bathroom and some 80% off frames and a can of spray paint for some new artwork. Much more reasonable and will hopefully quench the desire to do much else!
-Company's coming which means dessert needed to be made. I settled on this after seeing raspberries and blackberries for $1 at the grocery store. It's pure summer delight! Isn't she a beauty? And I'm trying something new for dinner. (By the way- am I the only one who does that? Tries out new recipes when company is coming or for big holiday dinners? I always seem to and thus far have been successful. I wasn't wrong about this dish either!)
-Sweetest moment of the week: Haven came over to me after she ate breakfast and said, "Mom, I love you. You're the hero of our family." I asked her what she meant and she told me, "You are the hero because you help out Papa and help me and help Mati. You're just the hero." And then I melted on the floor. She's been extra difficult this week so it was nice to have something kind come out of her mouth!
-Cale has been enjoying the World Cup. He played soccer growing up and likes watching it. Me? Not so much. But I do love the theme song for this year's World Cup! The kids and I dance around at least once a day to it. And chances are that you'll hear Cale and I singing it around the house. Very catchy, that song! (Seriously- I sat and listened to it 8 times while I wrote this past. I'm warning you- it will get stuck in your head! But I like it so I don't mind!)
-We're kicking off our weekend enjoying fireworks, music and a flyover at a local event. It's supposed to be a beautiful evening and we're going with great friends. I can't think of a better way to spend a Friday night!