Five on Friday

Friday has arrived and boy-oh-boy the weekend seems to be heading in an interesting direction.  The weather guy is calling for 3-5 inches of snow here on Saturday!

I think I’m ready…I think...

By this time last year, it was so, so, soooo cold.  It’s been an absolutely stunning fall, so I’m willing to compromise on a bit of snowfall over the weekend.  After all, I live in Michigan, for all I know we’ll get some snow on Saturday then it’ll be 80 degrees in two weeks!

Back to it being Friday.  Since it’s Friday that means it’s time for, Five on Friday!  Let’s party!
The gala dress has been ordered!
Okay, so remember these dress options?  Yeah, well, I’m the most indecisive person alive and I found a different one…it’s a little more va-va-voom, if you will.  This dress was the last one left and it, unfortunately, only came in one size, “small.”  YIKES!  Umm…we’ll see how that goes!

So here’s the plan:  If this one doesn’t fit (or it’s a little too much in the boob region), then I’ll return it and purchase the red one below (the second dress).  UGH!  I think I’m just so excited to get all dressed up that I just can’t make up my mind.  I swear, wedding dress shopping was easier!

Romantic Semantics Dress in Crimson - Red, Tan / Cream, Solid, Lace, Pleats, Special Occasion, Prom, Homecoming, A-line, Maxi, Sleeveless, Woven, Better, Long, Variation, Wedding, Bridesmaid

Last Friday I took the kids to a Superhero Training Camp held here in our town to benefit the new Children’s Museum.  
Jon was originally supposed to go with us, but he wasn’t feeling too hot.  So off the kids and I went to the training camp.
By the way, did I mention that the event began at 5:30 and neither one of my kids took naps that day?

Henry loved it so much that he kept cutting in all the lines.  Oh and Eliza…yeah, she decided to have a meltdown in the middle of the “obstacle course” area.  She was cry-talking through her tears saying, “I want to pwwwaay (play)!”  LOL!

All-in-all, the kids had a blast and we’re already looking forward to the next Superhero Training Camp…after we’ve all taken naps, of course. 😉

Oh and real quick, I need to tell you what Henry said as we were leaving.  We were walking to the car when he said, “Mom, I thought we were going camping.  Why didn’t we go camping?”  I had to think for a second, but then I realized that he thought we were actually going to go camping with the Superheroes…Superhero Training “Camp.”  So cute!


This boy and roller skating.

A little less than a year ago Jon took Henry to go to the roller rink while I stayed home to put Eliza down for a nap.  When Jon and Henry returned, Jon had mentioned that Henry really enjoyed roller skating.

Fast forward to last weekend when we decided to skip naps (yet again) and take both kids to the roller rink.  You guys, this little boy of mine loooooves to roller skate.

He seriously loves it.

I had no idea that he loved it THAT much.

  He took off and he didn’t mind skating alone.  The “clomp, clomp, clomp” sounds coming from his little roller skates while he skated and danced around the rink were so special to watch and hear.

It made my heart happy.

It was Eliza’s first time roller skating and she did great!  She enjoyed herself, but I’d say she enjoyed the pretzel with cheese more than the actual skating itself.  I can’t say I blame her.  Who doesn’t like a good pretzel with cheese?

Last night I was watching, “In Her Shoes” and at the end of the movie (spoiler alert…even though the movie is from 2005) Cameron Diaz’s character read an E.E. Cummings poem.  As she was reading it, I was brought to tears…okay, okay…it was more of an ugly cry.
I get so sentimental when I hear anything that can be associated with my kids.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away?

Joey and I have the same intentions.  Who’s with me…!

Thanks for stopping by for my Five on Friday!

Marie 🙂

I’m linking up with AprilNatasha, and Christina for the Five on Friday link-up Paaaaarty!
I’m linking up with A Little Bit of EverythingMomfessionals, and Grace and Love for my Friday Favorites!
I’m linking up with September Farm and The Farmer’s Wife for the Oh Hey Friday linky party!

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  1. OH Marie, I SO hope that the first dress works for you… it is absolutely stunning. And even better than all of the ones you posted the first time!

    Henry's comment about camping was so cute. Sounds exactly like something that Jacob might say.

    And may I say that Eliza looks darling in that little polka dot sweater.

    And yes, that EE Cummings poem is by far one of my favorites ever. It makes me well up every time I read it.

    And girl, that last meme is great! You know I love me some Friends! Best show evarrrr!

    Now since I've written a book almost as long as your post, I think I'll go! Have fun playing in the snow this weekend!!

  2. So much to say!!

    I must have missed the gala talk?!?! How freaking exciting! I LOVE that purple dress, I hope it fits and can't wait to see pics!

    Superhero training camp? Sign me up! That sounds awesome

    Snow, ahhh yeah I know all about that 🙂 We're expected close to 7" and I LOVE the snow but I just don't think I'm ready yet!

    I love that you take your kids skating! My kids have been asking to go ice skating but they've never been on any kind of skates, ever! We'll see how that goes.

    Oh and I love In Her Shoes, such a good movie and such a good poem

    Happy weekend, friend! I'll be thinking about you while we try and build a snowman, LOL

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