Highlights of the Week
Two posts again - I am definitely feeling the end of the summer.
When I was in Philly, I realized there are many things I wasn't quite prepared for - like wearing shoes.
Update: My feet are healing. I've dealt with blisters like this before. Fortunately, I'm home, it's summer, and sandals are totally appropriate. But there's no need for another picture.
Madison had her last swimming lesson of the summer. It's definitely a process.
Three days away - by myself. That was definitely new for me. The girls did really well with Adam and we were all excited to reunite at the train station on Tuesday!
|Part of my daily walk - loved it.|
|These escalators were HUGE. This picture doesn't do them justice.|
|This one might. Two of these to get up to the exhibits every time!|
I was busy, my feet hurt, and I was a little overwhelmed, but it was a great experience. I was able to connect with some great networks and brands that I am excited to have the chance to work with. This past week I didn't do as much as I wanted to, so that's the plan for this week.
My niece had her first birthday party! The theme was adorable and we all had a great time. The girls got to take some duckies home, and they had a great time in the bathtub tonight.
|Adorable theme, she had a 40 minute video with pictures of the first year, and a time capsule. She kicked my butt when it comes to first birthdays.|
|Reagan will climb anything. The duckies were just a bonus.|
Reagan dealt with a little taste of what Madison endured. She had a check up for her hip dysplasia and a blood test to make sure she doesn't have any signs of Madison's issues. Fine on all accounts, which is great, but Reagan really, really hated the whole experience. Strapped down for an x-ray....waiting...having her legs manipulated...waiting...then pinned down for her very first blood test. I've held Madison down through many tests, but this was Reagan's first, and her eyes seemed to be screaming "what fresh hell is this???" The tech put the bandaid on and Reagan basically launched herself into my arms. Then the tech noticed that she used a plain bandaid and started to come at Reagan with a cute cartoon one and Reagan was having none of it and started screaming even harder. I don't think she'll ever trust a doctor again.
I had a lot to say this week!
|Oh. My. God.|
|I am also not allowed to sing in the car. But I was allowed to sing at Katie's birthday.|
|Since Friday she has lost the Palace Pet, earned it back, and almost lost it again. And the threat seems to be losing its effectiveness. I'm no longer thanking Disney.|
|Silver lining? Didn't need to deal with it. TV volume up - no worries.|
I also shared a link to a left/right brain test. I was really impressed that so many of you were able to see her spinning both ways, and became obsessed with seeing if I could too. Result? I can. But it's a lot of effort. My brain is definitely wired one way.
|Amtrak didn't care. I don't know if it was the car, the track, or the driver, but we were all bouncing up and down.|
|I look a lot cooler than I am.|
|Adam and I were both uncertain if we should answer the door at such a late hour.|
I'm using the trip as a jumping off point to see what I can make of affiliate links. I promise I won't be annoying about it. If I share something, it's something that I personally like and feel good about sharing. And I will always let you know.
Have a great week - last unofficial week of summer!