Five on Friday: First Day of School Edition

Friday, September 7, 2018

This was the strangest week, wasn't it? I mean, I'm not complaining. Longer weekends and less workweek is always a win -- but it sure did throw me off thinking every day was the one before. ;) If you have kids, did they go back to school this week? C had her first day yesterday and she was SO excited, which made ME excited and happy. Not so thrilled was her partner in crime, miss H. As soon as we dropped C off, H looked at the empty carseat beside her and started crying "Miss sissy! Miss sissy!" When we picked her up, she couldn't run over to where C was sitting fast enough. Those two, I tell ya.

Because of all the above, it's been quiet over here this week. Sorry about that! Next week, we'll get back on track. For now, let's jump into Five on Friday:

1. Back to school. C is in class this year with her two besties and already played with a new friend yesterday. She couldn't wait to tell me about the treasure hunt they did, or the fact that she saw her old teachers on the playground, or (grumpily) that she got sand in her shoes. She filled me in on all the details but when we asked her for another recap at dinner, I guess it was just a little too much because she replied "Mom, I just kind of want to eat my dinner." Four going on fourteen.

2. New book + any recommendations? I'm more than halfway through The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena and so far it's really good. I have to stop myself from reading at night so I can actually, you know, sleep - ha! So now I need recommendations for books to read after this one. I usually love self-help/inspirational titles and fascinating biographies or autobiographies, plus mysteries/thrillers. I tried skimming the ever-popular Girl, Wash Your Face and You are a Badass at the bookstore the other night, but I just couldn't get into either. So maybe I'm not in much of a self-help mood at the moment. Send me your favorite books!

3. Delicious banana bread. C helped me (and by helped me, I mean she did everything but crack the egg and handle the oven) make this delicious banana bread on Wednesday and I think we only have one slice left. If you're looking for a yummy treat that doesn't require a ton of time or ingredients, you have to try this!

4. Fall bucket list, if you missed it. If you missed my post on Tuesday, I shared our Fall Bucket List! What's on yours?

5. Enjoy your weekend! "There is beauty and truth even in the seemingly mundane." 


  1. The comment "Mom, I just kind of want to eat my dinner" cracked me up! I always try and prod Caspar on school - sometimes I get just gossip, but most of the time something like that, or just 'Mum, stoooooop'. C started back this week too - I pick him up and he goes straight to his room to talk to his friends. Def a trainee tween there -good job you are being acclimatised to it now haha! Have a lovely weekend - J xx

    1. Haha! I'm glad we're not the only ones! I hope Caspar's first week back was a good one. :) It's funny how every age and stage brings its own fun and challenges. Wishing you guys a great weekend! xo

  2. My daughter would go crazy over that little Peppa backpack! So cute! Hope everyone is loving school. And that banana bread looks so yummy!

    1. Thanks so much! Haddie's grandparents got it for her so she'd feel like a big kid, too. ;) You MUST try the banana bread. So easy and sooo tasty. Have a wonderful weekend!


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