Friday, February 10, 2012

My first Insta-Friday!

Wait, capture this moment.

I actually managed to email my photos to myself and get them up here for my first Insta-Friday link up!

{Hello Jeannett! I sat next to you at Blog Sugar, 'member that?}

Exhale. Here we go. My week in Instagram, possibly my favorite iPhone app ever. I mean, out of the three I have.

First up: Yum. (And who else noticed that even though the Girl Scouts of America changed the name of this cookie to Carmel Delights like five years ago in an effort to be more P.C., Dreyer's continues to walk the risky line of offending an innocent Samoan. Delicious and edgy.)

Next, wow. So we've been doing spontaneous love notes in our dollar Target mailboxes ('member this post?) This is the one I got from my daughter this week. I don't know if I'm more touched by her thoughts towards me, or more in awe of her 9 year old poetic soul.

This tree took my breath away. So many blooms already, so much promise of spring. And spring always reminds me to hope. Something new is in bloom.

Ok, something frivolous. New cheapy sunglasses. $11. Now maybe the wrinkles on my brow will stop deepening from my constant squinting!

Oh and look!
I forgot to post the winner for the Rob Biagi CD and it was comment #21! Hannah Singer! Yay. No one will be mad at you, Hannah, for winning. You are way too cute and we all love you. I'll get your prize out to you soon.
I took this while helping in the library at my kids' school. That's what I do weekly. Both my kids love reading. My daughter is engrossed in The Borrowers, at the moment.

And this is what I've been reading to both of them. Because they both read independently now, I was getting bummed that my reading time to them was disappearing. So I started our own "book club," we call it. I'm too tired to do before bedtime, so it is now after school, four days a week, while we have snacks. My 6 year old little guy can get a little fidgety. But if he has a blankie and an arm around his back, he nestles right into the story. I think they love it. I'd read the classics to them until they left the house, if I could.

One more of my pretty girl.

Peace out and have a happy weekend, friends.

life rearranged


  1. I love a good pair of cheap sunglasses! and your stunning red hair is gorgeous!

  2. Isn't the library just the best place ever? >sigh<
    And, oh to look so fabulous in a new pair of sunglasses. Way to rock 'em lady!

  3. Yum! on the ice cream.

    Such a sweet and clever note from your daughter.

    And, I love the book club idea!

  4. Reading with the kids is one of my most favorite things to do, we just finished Call of the Wild. I'm not sure what's next, but we might visit Little House on the Prairie :) (and I love Peter Pan, we just recently listened to it on a road trip)

    Looks like you had a fun week!

  5. a.dorable!
    have a wonderful weekend!

  6. That ice cream looks amazing :) Thanks for letting me know about it!!!

  7. Such sweet pics! That little note from your girl is sooo precious!

  8. Your the BEST Leslie!! Miss and Love you!! I had such a nice giggle reading your blog just now. I was thinking about you this morning and giving thanks for you on my drive into work (my prayer time with the big guy). You changed my life forever and showed me that a personal relationship with GOD really does EXIST and I am forever Thankful for knowing you and your family!

  9. Aw, I miss you and those sweet kiddos. Please say hi to them for me:)
    (and Im jealous of your App-abilities. I need me an Iphone:))

  10. I was really laughing about the delicious and edgy ice cream. I love the idea of reading kids the classics. I may have to borrow that idea once my boys are old enough.

  11. Great job for you first instafriday. That book looks like it has great illustrations, might have to check it out.

  12. Visiting from InstaFriday. My girls loved The Borrowers, too! Yay for classic literature. And we can't wait to see the movie this weekend.

  13. Dropping by from InstaFriday! I love your sunglasses! :)

  14. your kids are really darling... you remind me of me, I have a 9 year old daughter and 6 year old son and I say, Bring on the discipline talk!