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Friday, August 09, 2013

5 on Friday

I'm linking up with Darci and her friends this week for a '5 on Friday' post. 

- ONE - 
I'm getting nervous. This morning I'm leaving on a retreat with some of my Bibleland ladies and leaving my babies behind (with Daddy) for a little over 24 hours. I haven't been kid-less for that long a time since I had Abby. So in 7 years the only times I've been kid-less was for the few hours in the hospital before having a new baby. I'm excited but nervous about how Alexis will do. Abby and Micah were older before I left them overnight. I think she'll do okay at bedtime (though she might be exhausted from not napping because I don't know how she'll nap for Daddy!) but her early morning 3-6 am wake up might be shocking when she usually moves from her bed to mine and I'm not there. Daddy is excited for all this time alone with his littles so that makes me worry a lot less.

- TWO - 
It's been awhile since I made a batch of macarons. I think it was Christmas when I went overboard and made 4 varieties in one morning to bring to our Bibleland Christmas party. I've seen so many tasty varieties lately that I had to test out a new variety. It was a tough choice but I settled on a cake batter one since our wedding anniversary was this week and Abby's 7th birthday was last week. They turned out so tasty! Super sweet though but isn't that true about birthday cake too? I plan on blogging the recipe next week. 
Of course since I'm taking these to share on a retreat the hubs is pouting that he only got two. So I guess I'm making more soon. I'm thinking cookie butter ones shall be next! 

- THREE - 
Micah had his first gymnastics class yesterday. He's been watching sister head off to gymnastics every week for a year and was so excited he finally got to go. He was the youngest in his class and at the beginning the teacher was a little worried he wouldn't have the strength for some of the moves and might need to move down a level (they have a 3-4 class and a 4-5 class - this was the 4-5s) At the end, she said he could move down if we wanted an earlier time slot but was impressed with his upper body strength and said he could stay at this level if I wanted him to.  Beau (being male) wasn't all on board with gymnastics lessons for his son (though this time slot ended up being all boys!) but was proud that I was told he was strong. I of course had to point out it's easier to be strong when you only weigh 28 lbs! He's also had lots of upper body strength practice with the rock wall at the gym. 
I also have to brag because his teach also commented on how polite he was and that he was one of the only ones that helped to put things back where they went when he was done. 

- FOUR -
It's so hot here lately 8 of the last 10 days have hit over 100 degrees. (Being in Alaska for the finish of the Texas 4000 would be pretty darn good about now!) I'm more than ready for fall - football, fall clothes (boots!), being able to play outside without sweating as much. The stores are obviously ready for fall. They didn't seem to get the memo that here in Texas we aren't ready for long sleeves for another few months. It's making back to school shopping much more difficult as 75% of the fall clothes have long sleeves which isn't going to work. Doesn't make me want to shop for actual fall clothes any less! 

- FIVE -  
I'm proud of my sweet big girl as well. Last week they were looking for a few more kids to join the kids choir that will sing a song this weekend in front of the whole Church and she agreed to go try out rehearsal and is going to sing. I knew she'd love the singing part as we'd been listening to the same two VBS songs over and over and over in the car with her singing along but I wasn't sure how'd she'd feel about being in front of everyone. She did well in rehearsal. Of course it might be a shock on Saturday at the next practice and Sunday morning. See when I say in front of the whole Church, I really mean the whole Church. Instead of the Saturday service, 3 Sunday services at our Campus + services at various campuses around town we are having one huge service downtown at the AT&T center with everyone at one time. It was awesome last time and I expect this time to be amazing as well - Stephen Curtis Chapman is going back to lead worship as well. The only thing I'm worried about is how the littlest will do sitting in 'big' Church - and no retreating to the nursing room (the suites) since we'll be sitting with the kids choir.

Happy Friday ya'll!  

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Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

Stopping by from Darci's blog - cute, cute family! We are Texas Tigers too :) Countdown to football is on!

B. said...

well hello- I love to meet other LSU people. Even though your in TX now, we'll still consider you a neighbor! Looking forward to looking around your blog now!

April of Smidge Of This said...

Katie, your birthday cake macarons are so incredibly beautiful! I can't wait to check out the recipe :)

Thanks for linking up with us!

Unknown said...

Stopping by from TWB Sweet Tea Social.

So I don't currently have time to browse around more, but I have to comment that LSU ROCKS! My husband and I moved to Houston from Baton Rouge back in November. Though we're not avid football watchers, we care enough to know that our Tigers one and already purchased a Tigers shirt for our 17 month old. Geaux Tigers!!

Birthday Cake Macarons look amazing! I'm definitely going to have to try out that recipe. I've never made macarons, but those look very worth trying.

jessica said...

You seriously have to share some of those macarons with me! haha I've actually never tried one! Crazy, huh? Also, we NEED to make plans to get our kiddos together! Let me know what upcoming weekends might work for you?