Spring has sprung here in Oklahoma. We have been enjoying nearly perfect weather the last few weeks. We had our first BIG spring thunderstorm the other night and it was pretty and wild. And while I am usually a HUGE lover of summer and fall but I must say these cool spring mornings and mild, longer days are especially lovely. The boys and I have been spending more time outside and enjoying the weather.
My 4 year old wanted to start a garden. I have a black thumb. I cannot keep a plant alive. Keeping 2 children and husband alive? Yes. Any other living organism from tree, bush, grass, flower or herb, NOT A CHANCE. Still, I decided to indulge him. I lucked out and found these little pods in the dollar section at Target! Now I just need to pray that he did not inherit my deadly phalange.
So far so good! Seeing the little green sprouts made us both so happy and excited!
It is spring break this week in OK! And this time of year is school enrollment and decisions! My mind has literally been spinning the last few years. It is a question and constant discussion at any mommy function, playdate or activity. Where is your child going to school? I have been planning and figuring things out, stressing out, worrying, panic attacks, questioning and praying about my families future. Thankfully, we are finally making some BIG decisions and it feels good to have things lined up for next year. I have an upcoming post about the Great School debate! All I can say is stay true to your convictions and go where your child will be happy and thrive.
With the warmer temperatures comes waredrobe changes and challenges. Seriously I am never ready to wear sleeveless or shorts let alone in March. So here it comes the pale cellulite and the added winter hibernation flove Flab/love. Like many women I follow several fashion bloggers on instagram and pinterest for ideas on cute fashion and online deals. The thing is I need to shape up this ship before putting on stripes, cuttoffs and sandals. This mama ain’t beach ready, sheeeeeit I’m not even ready for swimming lessons. We will be going on a family vacation in May so we have a deadline and a goal to reach! I did get my hair did yesterday after 3 months. And as my sister so elequently quoted Romy and Michelle’s high school reunion “you look so good with blonde hair and black roots it’s not even funny.” Thank goodness for blonde dry shampoo 💁🏼💁🏼
So once again the lovely spring storms return to Oklahoma and we need this rain. I welcome this rain with open arms and look at it as a clean slate!
We started decorating for Easter today and the boys loved it! My older son has my personality and the baby is just like his daddy. Basically I’m obsessed with celebrating holidays, decorating, cooking and he just shows up haha kinda like our wedding day 😂🤔
I am so thankful my mom kept some of our childhood items over the last few decades. And this year I finally got out my Nana’s table linens to decorate my Easter table. Here are some of the books we started reading tonight at bedtime. Notice the prices $0.83 & $0.63 and my Nana’s handwriting in the book. God I miss her so much!
Easter always reminds me of my grandmothers. We dye eggs and decorate homemade sugar cookies with our cousins. It is a tradition we are still keeping alive for my boys! My Nana was famous for her deviled eggs and she taught me her secrets. So now Im the official deviled egg maker!
We were always so excited to hunt eggs at their houses after church and show off our matching outfits my mom made for us.
Wow I’m getting really nostalgic. But seriously what wonderful childhood memories! I’m so grateful to have such strong, smart and beautiful women to influence me in my life and made me who I am today.
Of course I had a line up play dates and fun things to do With the boys this spring break but my poor boo bear has a nasty virus. So we have been getting creative around here. Embrace the chaos!
Everyone knows their house goes to pot when a kiddo is sick. Getting up at all hours, playing musical beds and being practically home bound as not to share our fever and cough with others.
Sooooo we got crafty today! Enjoyed the breeze through the windows, turned on some Grease jams, painted and made cotton ball Easter bunnies with the boys hand and foot prints. It’s worth the mess!
Finally I decided I was going to try something I have been wanting to make for awhile now…
Vegan Mac n’ Cheese
Since my little nugget can’t indulge in the amazingness that is Mac n Cheese I figured I would give it a shot. I slightly altered the recipe but it turned out pretty good!
Veggies Don’t Bite Vegan Cheese Sauce
It’s made with potatoes, carrots and lots of spices. I used gluten free pasta and coconut milk to thin it out and I didn’t use any other nuts. We are meat eaters so I added some shredded turkey and we loved it! Brother and dad not so much. The only downside is that when I make something uber healthy I think I can have like 3 helpings in one sitting. Oops.
Having my little bunnies at home this week makes me thankful for springtime and excited for the next beautiful mess we create! I can’t believe Easter is next weekend!
Just Happy Mommy