I haven’t been this extra excited for a Friday in a looooong time! Tomorrow Caroline turns TWO and we have the very best weekend ahead. This morning we off for our annual birthday breakfast with Caroline at her favorite place for pancakes – IHOP! And this afternoon I am surprising her with cupcakes for a little class party too. She totally understands it’s her birthday weekend. All week she’s been walking by the dining room table which is covered in party stuff and pointing and squealing “Caroline’s birthday party!!!!” She’s also telling everyone she is SIX. I have no idea where she got that from but we are working on “two.”
Also exciting, Lindsey, Ryan and Jackson are surprising Caroline for her birthday and arrive this evening! I am even more excited that I get to spend Lindsey’s first Mother’s Day with her.
In non-birthday news (since I’ll be flooding my blog with all things birthday next week), we had a really fun week, despite Thomas being down with a little bug and staying home from school one day with a fever.
one. This past weekend we trekked out to Davidson with some of our best friends to have dinner at a restaurant that’s been on our bucket list for quite some time – Kindred! We made our reservation six weeks in advance so the countdown had been going on for awhile.
Our double daters – John & Lisa!
two. I am pretty impressed with how long my spray tan I got for May’s wedding has lasted. The pictures above are from day 10!! It’s starting to fade pretty fast now but I’ve been able to touch it up with my favorite sunless tanner – Tanwise! If you’re like me and have zero time to sunbathe (sigh, those were the days) I highly recommend trying this amazing product. The picture below is from my first application last year and you can see the huge difference. Also, for easier (and cleaner) application, I really love Tan Towels but I go through them too quickly and they can be pricey.
three. One of my very, very, very best friends came to town this weekend and I was able to snag TWO dates with her to catch up and see her little man, Wells! She always refreshes me in a way I can’t describe, she’s just so good for the soul and I’ve missed her every day since she moved from Charlotte.
four. I’m always the last one to the makeup party but thought I’d share my favorite new eye brow pencil discovery – Anastasia Brow Wiz! It comes in several colors and has been a good switch up from my old faithful – Benefit Brow Zings. Without the help of a pencil, my eye brows are pretty patchy and light so penciling them in is a must for me! I also grabbed an extra pencil for a small Mother’s Day treat my sissy.
five. Last but not least, this week I had the opportunity to try out instacart, a really awesome same-day grocery delivery service! I was really impressed with the store options in my area. From Costco, BJs, Publix, Whole Foods, Food Lion and Harris Teeter, there are lots of grocery stores to shop from. The groceries are more expensive (in my opinion) than I would pay in store, but for a quick two hour turn around I will definitely use this on days I’m stuck home with the kiddos and am out of our staples.
I used instacart to pick up some hot dog bar party supplies and drinks for Caroline’s party!
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