Favorite Picture: James has been in baseball camp this week, and it’s really cool because they take pictures everyday. It’s fun to see what they are up to. (I know his hair is a mess, baseball cap and what not – which it seems he removed for both pictures).
I bet that last one was a home run.
Favorite Quote: Last night Mariyah told me she had a new life goal. She tends to dream big, so I was excited to hear it. “What might this brand new life goal be?” I asked Mariyah. “To stay up until midnight reading books of course!” Of course. I didn’t tell her that I think she’s done it a time or two before inadvertently. So that’s her goal for this weekend, to stay up until midnight one night reading. I love her.
Favorite Book: I started reading The Night Circus for book club. It’s a fantasy like book about a duel between two young magicians. Fantasy isn’t usually my thing (save for Harry Potter), so for the first 30 pages, I was back and fourth on if I liked it. Sometimes I would get really drawn in, and other times I would fall asleep (which is why it took me several days to get to page 30). A friend who finished the book said I needed to stick with it, because she loved it. I did and it’s really starting to pick up now.
Favorite Backpack: I’ve seen a few of my friends back to school shopping (which seems wild because didn’t summer JUST start?) and I seriously cannot recommend these Jansport backpacks enough. Or pack-packs as Violet calls them. I hate buying things for my kids that won’t last, so the idea of new backpacks every year isn’t one that I love. We are going into year 3 with these and they are still in great condition. Jansport has a lifetime warranty, so if they break I know we’re still good. They are worth every single penny, honestly check them out (it automatically links the coral colored one, but if you flip through some of the other colors are MUCH cheaper).
Favorite Recipe: Guava Cheese Braided Bread! You will not regret it.