The other night, Tyler Bree, Blakely, and Riley had a "girls night" at my in-law's...so Blake and I decided to take Bennett out for a little date at one of our favorite Austin eateries...Hop Doddy Burger Bar.
For a Monday night we didn't expect to wait an hour, but that's in fact just what we did....outside. Thankfully Bennett was a trooper and was eating up all of the two-on-one attention he was receiving.
Of course, times like these with just one of our children (albeit few and far between...we try to do it more often, but time?), beg the question of "what would it be like if we just had HIM?" After Blake and I talked a bit about just how much we would spoil an only child (or maybe just spoil Bennett because he's so dang cute), I had a glimpse of what that reality would look like...and while we wouldn't know any different had we only had one child, looking at our family of six now, I'm so grateful for ALL four of my children and know that there's plenty of love to go around.
But hey, having just one every now and then is sure a treat for us!
And without a doubt, Bennett sure hopes it happens more often...like tomorrow.
^^^ I got all four kids these flags at Home Depot the day prior and as we were leaving the store (two littles in the shopping cart with the other two on each side), we looked like our very own 4th of July parade right there at Home Depot, flags flying high and my two eldest belting out "You're a Grand Old Flag." It made me smile so big! ^^^
^^^ Love these two fellas! ^^^
Happy 4th of July (eve)!!!
I've got news for you today...A momentous occasion has occurred, folks.
And it has to do with a swimsuit.
At the beginning of this summer I was sulking a bit about the prospects of being around water...in a swimsuit. I own several suitable (ha, pun unintended) ones, but I can't say I've ever owned a suit I LOVED. And that bummed me out a little because I knew we'd be at the pool/beach/lake this entire summer. Sound familiar to any of ya'?
Well, about a month ago (when my bad attitude about swimsuits had peaked), Lime Ricki Swimwear contacted me about reviewing one of their suits. (They must have known this momma couldn't be more perfect for the job at that time!) Excitedly, I debated over which one to get...really, it took days of going back and forth over several of them I love...but finally decided upon this Cinch-neck Cream Dot Tankini Top and their Class Black Bottoms...and I'm so thrilled with my choice!
I finally found a swimsuit I LOVE!!!!
(Did you hear those angels singing???)
Unlike some other suits I've worn in the past, Lime Ricki makes some solid quality pieces. I feel like this suit could withstand years of wear...and I plan on it! I love the coverage it has while not sacrificing style and unique attention to detail (like the straps on the back). I also really appreciate that Lime Ricki's pieces can be mix-matched, so if I decide later to get a skirt bottom or different top, I know I have several options that can coordinate with a suit I already own!
So how can you get your hands on one of Lime Ricki's amazing suits!?! Check out their line of tops and bottoms and onepieces HERE! And you can use the discount code THEMRS15 for 15% off your purchase until July
So tomorrow for Independence Day, we'll be right here...at this pool. Until, of course, it's time for the fireworks. I am NOT known to ever miss fireworks. They're my favorite! I get clappy and giddy when they start and occasionally squirt a tear or two.
God Bless America!
Oh, I almost forgot! My SIL gave me this Americana "cape" knowing that I love all things patriotic. Isn't it cool??? You can find it at Free People: Old Americana Cape
The other night we went into town to check out the new Lady Bird Lake boardwalk that I'd heard so much about recently. The jogging trail around the lake is 10 miles long, and before this boardwalk was built, didn't connect in some parts.
We took the horse-dog (who thankfully behaved herself with all the other four-legged animals there) and made a whole evening of it...ending the excursion with our favorite sweet treat, Gourdough's donuts. (FYI, we got the Flying Pig, the Rattler, and the Fat Elvis.)
A couple of areas of the boardwalk jet out onto the water, which make for perfect views of downtown to the west and planes landing to the east....not to mention fun photo opps for kids who like to "jump on three".