Insta-Friday :: The stories behind those phone pictures
Its the end of basketball season and because they went 2 weekends without a game until the tournament games, the coaches decided to surprise the girls with a moms vs. girls game during practice. I have not played a proper basketball game since 5th grade basketball camp. Ohmygoodness…its quite the workout!!! The girls would call a play and all of the sudden the girl I’d be guarding would be across the gym!
Last Friday, I powered through my headache and went with my bookclub to a pottery night at this awesome creative studio that is in our neighborhood-ish. It was a ton of fun! I can’t wait to go back and do some painting or pottery (or both) with Norah.
I posted this on IG, as well as one of my Rx pain medication. I asked for help on IG and Facebook. I had a real doozy of a headache. They’ve been getting worse lately. I have a post I’ve been composing that will go up sometime next week addressing them. Anyway, this juice was a natural attempt to try and help relieve it – beet juice with some parsley, chamomile and cayenne – herbs and spices that supposedly help. Couldn’t hurt!
Proud of this girl and her team.
They started learning the new routines in January. Some of them decided to compete in the ‘off season’ in the AAU meets . IN the past, they’d be learning the new routines, but competing at their old level. But this year, (most are) they’re competing at the new level. Sorta perfecting the routines before the USAG meets start in fall. They all did great for the first time. Norah placed 2nd vault, 3rd beam, 6th bars, 6th all around!
He turned 12. When the hell did that happen? Seriously. Also, 12 is a pretty fun age. I reserve the right to change my mind when the twins are 12.
Wednesday was a busy evening for us. Sister had gymnastics. I took the boys to buy Aidan’s gift (he and Elliott pooled their christmas money, giftcards, and Aidan’s bday money to buy an xbox, much to my dismay). Then I took the boys out to dinner before piano lessons. Aidan chose sushi- he loves him some spicy tuna rolls. The boys were so funny…Aidan was feeding Elliott wasabi and taking video of his reaction. Silly boys. I fear how this will play out in a few years.
He asked for cookie dough cupcakes (from Annie’s Eats) or red velvet cake. I didn’t have it in me to make the former (or attempt to make them healthier), so I went with red velvet cupcakes. I only had to tweak a few things and they actually turned out fabulous. Not very sweet at all, although using a natural coloring doesn’t result in that bright red color that boxed or bakery cakes have. I did not, however, tweak the frosting. I love cream cheese frosting. I used organic powdered sugar…does that count? lol.
Baby girl was sick this week.
On Monday, she came home from gymnastics with a fever and sore throat and said she had no energy and almost fell asleep while doing her routines. What?? I kept her home on Tuesday, but she went back on Weds with a sore throat. On Thurs she still had the sore throat, so I took her in. No strep. Whew!
Who is this girl and what did she do with me?
I’ll report back on this later after I’ve been at it for a few weeks, but I’ve been researching this for a few weeks and decided to give it a shot. One night in and I can tell you this much…its the first morning I’ve woken up with no greasy face. Whuuuut?
Linking up with Jeannett