Friday, December 6, 2013

My Friday Five

{Linking up again with Darci from The Good Life Blog for her famous Five on Friday.
I thought I'd share a brief synopsis of a handful of the topics floating around in my brain.
PS: Click Darci's link at the end of this post to see other bloggers' fives and post your own!}
ONE: As promised yesterday, I'm kicking off my Friday randoms with a weather report. I am very pleased to share a severe lack of winter wonderland this morning. Although it's much colder than I'd prefer, the ice seemed to stay in other areas of the state. Snow day photos are filling up my Facebook, but I had to wipe a few tears when Nathan first peeked through the window this morning. There's something soul-crushing about seeing cold grass where the weatherman predicted a sea of white. Thankfully, I diffused the situation with the fact that it is Friday {yay!} and the weekend is near.

TWO: I know Owen is a two-year-old, and I know you're supposed to love your kids and everything, but this child is driving me batty today. He's just so loud. He unravels Nora's swaddle after hours of getting her settled into a nice, hard nap. He catapults over the back of the couch with an armful of ornaments seconds after "Don't touch the tree" and "Don't climb on the couch." His selective hearing is in high gear, but he's managed to call me a doodie head on two separate occasions. I'm going to go ahead and call it an early nap day {fingers crossed}.

THREE: While changing my baby friend this morning, I took a routine look in her mouth to see if all the drooling, fussing, and fist-eating have produced anything. And I saw a small white tooth just beneath the surface! Who knows how long it will take to break through, but hopefully the process is as quick and painless as possible. Nathan's first tooth popped up at five months and Owen's was a bit earlier at four months. Nora hits five on Sunday, so it seems she's staying in line with her brothers. Teething wasn't bad for either boy, so hopefully she inherits that part, too.

FOUR: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We set up the tree, the wreaths, the nativity, and the rest of the holiday touches last Saturday. Nathan went on a two-hour shopping excursion with his aunt while Owen enjoyed a long nap, and we would've been crazy to pass up such a prime opportunity. It was worth the scurrying around to get it done quickly to see the pure joy on the boys' faces. We saved the ornament work for them, of course, and Owen loved it. He smiled with a hop and said, "I did it!" after placing every ornament in a collection near the bottom of the tree. {He may be driving me bonkers today, but the kid has some endearing qualities.} All we have left are the outside lights and ice needs to leave the forecast before we attempt that.

FIVE: Have you seen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire yet? I caught it last Sunday and if you haven't, make it happen. I'm a fan of the books and I loved the first movie, so I've been counting down to this installment for the past year. Four words: It did not dissapoint. It was a very true-to-book translation and even if it weren't, it's an incredible movie. The only bad reviews I have read revolve around the cliffhanger ending and the fact that we have to wait another 365 until we find out what happens next. I have a bit of advice for those people: you can delve deeper into the plot now if you just read the book. If you've seen it, what did you think? Wasn't Finnick perfectly dreamy?

Have an awesome weekend, y'all! May the odds be ever in your favor.

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