Friday, October 4, 2013

5 on Friday!

Well, it's time again for another 5 on Friday with some fabulous ladies!  Head on over to check out all the fun!  Everyone else seems to be doing it! I should really just rename this...5 random things about Elyse, because she's pretty much our whole world! 
1.  Since we came home from our Florida vacation, I have been a mean momma and took away Elyse's morning nap. Up until yesterday morning she has either been at my mom's or I've made plans to help her make it through without it at home...but yesterday was our first full morning AT HOME and I was a little scared.  However, we had LOTS of playtime and she did so great!  I'm honestly going to love the flexibility of not having to worry about being around for morning naptime!

2.  And on another mean momma note, this happened last Wednesday. 
Yup, we cut off just a small amount of the end of Elyse's pacifiers and limited her to two of them.  Honestly, I have been SO incredibly pleased with the results.  The first day was a little rough, but she honestly doesn't even ask for them anymore except for at bedtime...and even then she basically treats them as a lovey and doesn't really want them in her mouth.  Some families can do cold turkey...but this option worked well for us and I can see us throwing them all away within the next week. 
3.  This week is Boutique Week in Southwest MO which means that participating boutiques are offering 25% off your entire purchase!  Elyse, my mom, & I hit up some of our favorite stores on Wednesday morning and I scored some great fall tunics, a new scarf, and two new pair of basic leggings.  I picked up the purse yesterday on an impromptu shopping trip that I wasn't expecting to have! 

 4.  Yeah, so that impromptu shopping trip...the result of me becoming my mother.  I had a hair appointment scheduled for yesterday afternoon--cut, color, eyebrows--the works!  Only to realize as I was driving to the salon that my appointment was actually at noon and not at 1 as I had thought!  UGHHH!!!  I had even made arrangements for my mom to keep Elyse so I could have my hair day.  So frustrating!  Thankfully, they could get me in next week!  So...instead of going home to take a nap, I went and hit up another boutique, bought a new fall purse, and also came home to whip up these yummy muffins!  Chocolate Chip Pumpkin muffins...YUM!  Thanks Ashley for the amazing recipe!

5. And the last one is simply a shout-out to my amazing mom.  Hubby & I are truly so blessed to have my momma for Elyse's babysitter.  And not only that, but earlier this week they mentioned that they would like a sleep-over sometime soon with Elyse.  So...last night Elyse just stayed with them which gave us a spontaneous date night!  We just grabbed dinner and a movie and were still in bed by ten, but the fact that we have Elyse's grandparents so nearby and that they actually request to spend time with her--even after all the babysitting they do for us anyway--is such an incredible blessing and one that I truly never want to take for granted! 

Happy Friday girls!  Have a fabulous weekend! 


Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Oh gosh, I know I need to take my daughters pacis away (or at least limit the 100 we have!) soon and it really scares me! Haha! You are not a mean mommy. :)

Happy weekend!

Angela said...

Those pumpkin muffins sound amazing! Too bad about your hair appt but at least you were able to reschedule. :)

Laura Darling said...

So sweet that you guys got to have a date night! And glad she's doing well with the paci situation!

Meg {henninglove} said...

yummm pumpkin muffins! i need to make some soon. how awesome to have a spontaneous date night!

Susannah said...

You really are a mean momma. ;-)

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

OOO I want some of those muffins! looks like a great date night :)!

Jess said...

Pumpkin muffins! Yay! Such a fun fall treat and I'm jealous of your fall fashion finds. :)

Sara said...

Damn, you are a mean mom! :) Kidding! Glad to hear the nap and paci thing went well for you guys. Mac dropped his morning nap like back in freaking January. And he never took a paci, despite me constantly forcing one on him for the first 7 months of his life. :) Yay pumpkin muffins!