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Week in the Life 2016 | SUNDAY

Alright! Back to sharing the last day of my Week in the Life documentation! And as much fun as it's been, I'm looking forward to a little time apart from my camera - or at least not having it attached to my hip 24/7. And my husband is looking very forward to Week in the Life being over! Haha! He was actually better about it than I thought he would be. Don't get me wrong, still a fair amount of grumbling, and looks of exasperation as I was taking photos... but I was expecting worse. 

Onto Sunday!

We had a relatively relaxing morning. Both kids had slept over at Jason's parents, so it was wonderful to have an uninterrupted sleep for once, and to be able to sleep-in! We didn't wake up until about 9:30, and even then, were able to just lay in bed and relax for like an hour, before finally rolling out of bed. Man... the simple things that you don't realize are such a luxury before you have kids...

Ahhhh... such a leisurely morning. I feel relaxed just looking at this picture. :)

A peek into Austen's closet. Soooo many clothes. Most of these were JJ's and have been handed down. And most have been bought by either family or friends (for birthdays, Christmases, etc.) We have bought very little clothing for either boys. As Austen has been outgrowing things, we either take them to Once Upon a Child, to sell them, or donate them.

Jason's parents dropped the boys off, saving us a trip out to Stonewall. Both boys were very upset to have to say goodbye. :(

 A quick bite of the last of the leftover pizza for lunch before we go out. Three scavengers hanging around for any crumbs to drop, as usual.

Big smiles from this little dude :) Daddy is in the bank, depositing money for another side job he does, and we are just waiting in the car.

As is usually the case when the boys have a sleepover... they are both zonked. Quick naps in the car while we are out and about. It is pretty common for Austen to fall asleep in the car, especially if it is around his naptime, or if he didn't nap at home. However, JJ is our little non-napper. Even in the car he rarely falls asleep. I was glad he did today though, he really needed it.

Crazy nap hair! He's getting his hair cut in just over a week when are in Disney World. I'm actually getting really sad about it! I love his little curls, and his crazy hair just seems to suit him! I'm thinking we'll just do a little trim to 'clean it up' a little bit...

We went to Toys R Us to get a new bike helmet for JJ. As soon as Austen saw the line-up of these cars, he hopped right in. Something like this is right up his alley.

JJ was looking for a 'truck with a cover', whatever that means. He didn't find one, and was very mad/upset. He is generally a very easy-going little guy, but certain things set him off, and put him into moods. This was one of those things.

The mood continues. A lot of pouting, and silence and no getting through to him. I have to say... I am kind of the same way when I am upset - not the pouting, but the silence and 'no getting though'. I kind of just shut down, and either have a hard time expressing myself, or don't want to, or am 'scared' to. And JJ is totally the same way. I find it funny, because he never sees me that way (my husband is probably the only one who has seen me in full 'shutdown' mode), but yet he is the exact same way when he is upset. On one hand, I now realize how frustrating it is for someone (aka, Jason) to have to deal with me when I am like that, but on the other hand, I also totally know how JJ feels and what he is going through when he is like that, so I feel like I can deal with it - and him - a little better. Definitely the trait I dislike about myself the most, though. Trying to consciously work on it.

The S'mores frappuccino is back! I'm not really big on frappuccinos, but these are my weakness. I see quite a few of these in my future this summer :)

Ahhhh, again with these curls! *heart eyes*

It was a beautiful day here today! (Finally!) Once we got home from our errands, we ended up spending most of the rest of the day outside. Both boys love being outside, so it's nice that the weather is finally warming up. We'll be spending a lot of time out here this summer, I'm sure.

Lots of fun stuff to play with around here.

The trees are just starting to bud. I'm sure by the time we get back from our vacation, they will be full of leaves. :)

JJ loves throwing the ball for the dogs, and then chasing them around the yard. Jason usually holds him in his arms and 'zooms' him around. He just has laughing fits over it!

Ahhhh... finally, sandal weather! Another quick trip to Wal-mart to pick up some more odds and ends.

One of my odds and ends (pretty much the reason I went to Wal-mart) I bought. Some reading material for the plane ride (if I get a chance!), or sitting around the pool. I used to buy tons of magazines (various - the trashy celeb ones, National Geographic, health or fitness ones), but have pretty much stopped in recent years. I had to buy this one though - I love Yellowstone, and this whole edition is dedicated to it. :)

This has been a week of leftovers. For various reasons. Leftover food from JJ's birthday party, leftovers for ease when Jason was working evenings, leftovers because we had extra pizza left for dinner, and then leftovers to use up food before we leave on vacation.

Although it looks like Austen is about to chow down, he ended up only licking some of the tzasiki off the pita, then eating almost nothing for the rest of dinner. Ugh. I'm hoping this not-eating phase comes to an end soon!

Eating outside. We may as well enjoy it while it is nice, and before the swarms of mosquitos come and being outside is unbearable. Plus, we didn't have much choice... it would have been torture to try to get the boys in the house.

Monkey-see, monkey-do. JJ is always pretty typically a 'daddy's boy', and wants to do anything Jason is doing, but he has been copying Jason in anything and everything he has been doing lately. It is pretty cute.

Being a goofball

Finishing up packing.

Taking breaks here and there to text a close friend (who, I am embarrassed to admit, I haven't talked to or seen in almost a year....). We both are going to be away for chunks of May, but made a date for the end of the month to get together. I gotta get better about making plans with people...

More than the packing, I was worried about making sure the house was clean and in good shape. We are having someone stay at our house to take care of the dogs (and the house!) while we are gone.

More clean-up.

Last shot of the week!

Well, it's been a full and somewhat hectic week around here. At times I was kind of kicking myself for deciding to document this week, when I knew it would already be so busy. I'm sure looking back at it, I'll appreciate it though. I'm looking forward to distancing myself from these photos for a few days, then starting to go through and start planning my album a bit. We're currently away on vacation, but it's going to be a fairly relaxing vacation, so I'm hoping to make a bit of progress on my album while we are here, so that when we get home I print my photos and start putting everything together!

Thanks so much for following along with me this week! If you are participating in Week in the Life, I'd love to follow along with you as well, so feel free to leave a comment with your blog or Instagram!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I really enjoyed reading/watching along with your week :)
    It's so sweet to see the love that lives in your family. And your sons are just the cutest.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! I think they're pretty cute too... but I may be slightly biased :) :)

  2. So cute!!!! Us Canadians always love it when we FINALLY get to wear sandals for the year!! HA!

    1. Ha, totally! Although after that nice weather, we just had zero degree temps and snow again :( True sandal weather won't be until June! Haha!

  3. Such great photos, Nicole! I love that last one! I love how you've gotten IN the photo so much! That's so important for us Mamas to do! Your boys are the cutest!! XO!

    1. Thanks so much, Kristina! Yes, these past 2 years of participating in WITL I've actually done a pretty good job of getting myself in photos. Now I just need to start using my self timer for more than just WITL.... throughout the rest of the year you'd barely know I existed *Embarrassed face*. And thanks for following along with me this week :)