High Five For Friday

I’m following the blogger trend and listing my top 5 things from the week for Friday.  I don’t do enough of these life updates and I know they are always popular.  So, here ya go!

5. Pearl Turned One!

We celebrated Pearl’s first birthday over the weekend. I still can’t believe it’s been a year. It seems like just a month ago I was 8 days overdue and miserable. You must check out my post on her woodland themed party.

4. Lula’s First Tooth!

Lula lost her first tooth 2 days ago! I always assumed she’d be late to losing her teeth since she got them late, but she surprised us! She was very concerned while it was loose all week but was excited when it finally fell out. She put the tooth under her pillow and kept talking about the tooth fairy, but as I was putting her to bed last night she said “Mom, I know the tooth fairy is actually you. Fairies aren’t real”. I thought that was pretty funny.

3. Easter Dresses

My mom made the girls some adorable Easter dresses from the Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress pattern. Lula has already tried her on and I can’t wait to see how Jane and Pearl look in theirs.

2. Magazine Models!

Ok, this totally took place a long time ago, but I realized I never shared it with you all! Lula and Jane were honored to be models for our local vintage magazine, Vintage KC. This issue had a section on girls vintage clothing.

Jane wore a blue dress from the 50’s. She got her hair curled by a hair dresser before the shoot and I love it. So curly and crazy just like Janie.

Lula wore a green dress from the 60’s. She also just looked adorable.

And they were thrilled to take photos with their BFF, Joanna who was wearing an adorable dress from the 70’s. Click over and look through the whole issue!

1. My First Half Marathon!

You may have seen this on Instagram, but I ran my first half marathon! I definitely needed courage to complete this task. I’ve never been an athletic person and have lots of embarrassing memories from middle school attempting to be on different sports teams and being made fun for being so awkward and terrible. But luckily running doesn’t require much coordination or competition. Reid ran in a marathon in October and just signed us both up for this half marathon. So, I was committed. It was a lot of training (the most I had ever run in my life when he signed us up was 4 miles!). I actually really enjoyed the training even though it was very hard. I wasn’t focused on how fast I ran, just that I finished and I did!

Here I am at about mile 10…just before I got super nauseous during the last stretch.

During the race I was wondering why I ever committed to such a thing, but after a few days passed, I’m actually considering running another one in October. Maybe I’m crazy.

Here we are drinking chocolate milk. Apparently it’s the perfect post-run drink…weird!

And those are my top 5 for Friday! (linked up here)


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