Friday, July 4, 2014

Five for Friday on the 4th

Happy 4th of July to you! 
I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!
I am currently listening to the live results of the annual Peachtree Road Race. I top my hat off to all of those men and women who hit the pavement daily, and run annually in the intense road race on the 4th. I am in awe of their skills, I am not a runner (shin splints), so I know that their accomplishments requires tons of training. 
Another fun week with the boys. Monday I had a great day shopping and relaxing with my oldest while his brothers spent the day at their grandparents house. It is always nice to have one on one time with each of my kids. 
Enjoying drinks at Starbucks since our park plans were rained out. 
Sorry for the blur, it is hard to get a clear picture with my phone - he is a flipping machine!
I wonder how much the bungy jumpers cost, I could use one in our backyard!
We enjoyed our local park a lot this week. 

So excited that my middle is gaining confidence on his bike. 
"Mom, I accomplished one of my goals!"
It is official, I am a terrible tooth fairy! I cannot stay awake long enough to make sure my kids have fallen asleep to sneak in and leave money under their pillows. 
My middle lost another tooth, this time without drama, and we did not have to crawl around looking for it. This time, I messed up, I forgot to leave him some money. I fell asleep waiting for him to be in deep enough sleep to swap money for the teeth.
When he discovered the teeth*, he was in tears! (*I guess I forgot to take the last tooth out of the tooth fairy holder, so he had 2, more proof I stink at this job!)
I snuck in and left his some money, but he still felt like he was forgotten. Man, I felt horrible!
Luckily he has quite a few more teeth to go, let's hope I don't keep goofing up! Parenting is tough!

I have an awesome niece who is a cadet at West Point. It was the goal she set for herself in 5th grade. 
This week she is leading the incoming cadets through their "beast" training. I loved seeing this picture of her walking them in on R-Day to take their oath. 
She is proof that talking to kids about their future, when they are young, is very important. The more they know about future careers, the pre-requisites, the more likely they are to be focused and reach a goal. 
We are heading to a friend's for a 4th of July celebration. Hope you have fun on this wonderful day! 


  1. It looks like you and your boys are having a great summer! I would love to have the bungee jumpers in the backyard! My husband would not be able to get me off of them! Have a happy 4th!

  2. Standing up and clapping for your niece. That gave me chill bumps reading that. I definitely think you should buy one of those bungee things for your backyard. I looked on Amazon for you, but I didn't get that far. :(
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. That picture of your niece at West Point is SO cool! Good luck on the bungee thing. If I were to get one, I'd for sure end up with a broken arm and/or leg.
    Southern Fried Teachin’


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