Amidst the sickness, Mike has been like a five year-old on Christmas morning, getting all jacked up for the start of the NFL season!
We kicked off the Bears game (which sadly ended up being a loser) with Jeff Mauro's Chicago Italian beef.
I've made this many, many times & it is always a complete hit. It's positively delish, there's nothing more to say about it. Click here for the recipe & I can guarantee that unless you're a vegetarian or vegan, you will not be sorry!
After 14+ weeks, I finally got my trailer park looking highlights done, so that's another plus! Gone are the highlights since I don't have the time or money to maintain them as I should, so I decided on peek-a-boo highlights. You can't really see the blond streaks in the picture of me above, but they're there.
This picture above was my inspiration since I love contrast but not the grow-out that comes with it.
Ever since Cam's hospitalization, he adores playing board games. We recently bought Trouble to add to our collection.
Thankfully Cam's bus is finally on a good schedule with drop-off! We were told the first couple of weeks had a lot of delays & they weren't lying! Reese & I would have a good half hour to kill each day so we'd just walk up & down the street in the 95 degree heat, waiting for the bus to show.
Speaking of Reese, she's finally out of her crib & into her big girl bed! Cam was converted a lot earlier as a baby since he was jumping overboard, but she never tried climbing out (except for the time we were in the hospital & my mom was watching her). But now that she's potty trained, she needs to be able to use the bathroom at night.
Last but not least, we're scheduled to leave on a four-night cruise next Monday! Last year we sat in on sale's pitch spiel & ended up getting a deeply discounted cruise for only $450 for the two of us, food included. Well, the trip has completely snuck up on us & with the kids being sick recently, I have to say that the idea of getting on a ship headed towards Cozumel & Grand Cayman terrifies instead of excites me. We're rarely without our kids & don't often have date nights, so I know it will be good to get away, but I know I'll miss the kids so very much & worry about them. My mom is coming up to stay at our house so I know they'll be in good hands, I just hope I don't have a panic attack before the boat departs.. I could cry just thinking about leaving them. I never thought I'd be like this as a mom, but here I am having major separation anxiety from my chillins!