We celebrated Skye’s birthday!
The whole family was home yesterday so we decided to make her dreams come true with presents, sugar and Frozen.
I can’t believe this little girl will be 2 on Sunday. She has brought so much excitement, energy and happiness to all of our lives. She has us laughing so hard multiple times a day and the way she says ‘mama’ melts my heart every single time she says it. I feel very lucky to have Skye!
Brooke and Knox dressed up like a few of her favorite characters for her celebration…
We did presents and she was SHOCKED over each item that she opened.
Skye happily changed into her new dress-ups the second that she opened it.
We finished things off with cake and then we watched frozen while she changed in and out of her new dress-up shoes a million times.
I have a few Friday Favorites to share today. Affiliate links included!
*I bought a pair of jeans that I’m obsessed with (they are the ones in the above pictures from the birthday) and they are still 40% off HERE!
*How in the world I trained all year without this thing… I do not know. I went over to my friend’s house the other day and she had this PUREWAVE massager. I tried it on my hamstring and calf and oh my goodness, it loosened everything right up. I’ve seen these types of massagers for a long time now but didn’t want to spend $400 on one. This one is $125 with amazing reviews on Amazon too so I bought it. It is incredible, has so many different speeds and tools to choose from depending on what area you are working on and I feel like every runner needs one… it feels SO good on my plantar too.
*Every morning there is a lot of hair to be done at our house and this little continuous water mister helps so much. I always need a little water when doing all three of their hair and this mister is just super convenient. I have a drawer in our kitchen with all of the things I need to do the kid’s hair because I’m usually doing it while they eat breakfast:)
*I have had a lot of questions about Skye’s new boots and they are definitely her favorite thing this week! I got them HERE!
*The other day I went to TJ’s and asked where their melting hot chocolate snowmen were and they let me know that if I wanted any of those that I had to show up and stand in line before the store opened. So I did, along with other crazy foodies in Utah and I bought a few. The kids loved them. Not sure if I’ll stand in line again for them but if your TJ’s has them, grab them to try.
*THIS DOCUMENTARY WAS AMAZING (It’s on HBO and they offer a trial week which is what we did)! It was about Lindsey Vonn the professional downhill skier. I felt every emotion possible (along with very sweaty hands… 80 mph downhill on skis?!) while watching it. It was so interesting to see everything that goes into their training, lifestyle and sport. I really enjoyed it!
*Our favorite base layer for us and the kids. This stuff is magic and keeps us all so warm for pretty cheap—> HERE!
I love hearing the incredible things YOU are doing! If you want to share then just send them to [email protected]
Blair!!! “Last month I ran the New York City Marathon with two of my best friends Grace and Amy (who both just got engaged!!) . We logged a million miles together all summer and fall- Grace and I were actually doing a 20-miler together while you were running St. George and tracking your location really got us through!!
We were planning on splitting up after the start (It was Grace and Amy’s first marathon and I had a time goal in mind) but when I was running on the Queensboro I opened the app on my phone to track them for a boost of motivation. When I saw that they were still running together I got so jealous I ended up waiting for them to catch up with Amy’s family on First Ave so we could run the last 10 miles all together! The last 10 miles were the most fun I’ve ever had in New York and we crossed the finish line holding hands in a flying V!”
Loribeth!!! “I ran my 14th half marathon on November 2 at the Harvest Half in Brentwood, Tennessee just outside of Nashville…….and I got my 3rd fastest time…..less than 3 minutes from a new PR! This is even more exciting because I had just done a full marathon 13 days before. Maybe some folks might think that was too soon to race, but I felt recovered and I didn’t let myself get stressed at all. That was key for me setting a great time in my marathon and it helped again at the half. Mental toughness and calmness seriously helps. I kept thinking “yes this is hilly (BIG hills in middle Tennessee) but it’s not hard” & I kept thinking how fast it seemed to be over….because the marathon is so long it changes your perspective. I came in at 2:00:09 and finished 85th out of 242! It was freakishly cold in the morning and several people asked me where my clothes were (ha!) but I loved it. Warm cookies at the finish and a surprise from my sister in law being at the end with my husband made it so wonderful!! ”
What are your weekend plans?
Any great documentaries that you have watched lately? I’d love to hear about them so I can watch:)
Last type of cake that you ate?
If you want to tell Skye happy birthday I can read your comments to her:)