Tuesday Morning Coffee Catch Up

Hey all!

Today I am drinking Aldi’s Adventure Blend coffee and it’s not bad! Anyone else an Aldi’s fan? I usually pick up a few things there every week in addition to our normal shopping at Kroger. I try to steer clear of that aisle of shame though, because it is so hard to not pick up something random to take home with you. Like the other day I went in for bread and coffee and saw a spinning composter for the yard and almost bought that too. A few weeks ago I found a really cool wine from the Aldi UK in our little store too, it was a rose, strawberry, and elderflower botanical, according to the bottle. And it said it was crafted in the their British Wineries. I guess I didn’t realize Aldi had any sort of winery at all? It wasn’t very wine-ish, but it was pretty light and refreshing and delicious.

My shaggy haired boy also got a new look last week!

I have to admit, I was not prepared to see him transform into a little boy like that. It makes him look so different! His grandmas, his therapist, his swim instructor, everyone was so surprised to see his hair so short. Lol. While we all like his new ‘do, we all miss his shaggy hair. His hair grows so fast, it is already less defined with the fade so it won’t take long to return to his normal flowing locks. I think we will aim for a length that is not too long, but not this short either. Regardless, he is my handsome little guy!

Wyatt is also doing so well in swimming! We found a place (Aqua-Tots) that has swimming lessons for kids with different needs and he has been going for about four weeks now. They have him rolling over and he even kicked across the pool while holding a pool noodle under his arms last Friday. The instructor was very pleased with how he did, and so are we! He gets a little report card every week, it is so cute! They check off what he has done and what he still needs to do. Aqua-Tots is a different sort of swim program though, it is meant to be continuous lessons rather than a set number of weeks, and kids move up to different levels at their own speed. In fact my niece just leveled up! She is now a seahorse! Wyatt gets one-on-one lessons rather than group lessons due to his cerebral palsy and they are pricey lessons but he is learning a lot and it is so good for him. (and thank you grandpa for treating Wyatt to these lessons too!)

As for me, I am still just working away over here, getting things prepped for fall! I made a big batch of soap yesterday, and our house smells like lavender patchouli and I love it. We needed hand soap and now we have a ton all stored up for when we need it. This is only a small amount of what I made. Since this is for “everyday” (I feel so Little House saying that lol) it is not as pretty as the other soap I make. I made this in the long bread mold type thing and then sliced it up. I did add colorant though, to make it a light purple color. My pretty molds are all summery, frogs and mermaids and bees, and I may pick up a few that are more fall and winter.

My mom, sister-in-law Chrissy, her mom Michelle, and I are going to start having a craft night together once a month and I am so excited! I have a ton of projects I want to work on – needle felting, my patchwork rabbit, embroidery, and I never really craft in the summer for some reason. Maybe because I am busy with bugs and gardens? I put my rabbit on hold and I am looking forward to getting back to it again.

And I found a yoga class that works for me! It is outdoor, free, and at 8:30 in the morning on Wednesdays. I am going to drop Wyatt at my mom’s and then head over to yoga starting tomorrow. I am both nervous since it has been so long since I practiced but I am also very much looking forward to it. Then when I start school with Wyatt in two weeks, my mom is going to do his Social Studies/Geography with him while I am at yoga. I think it will be fun for them both!

Ok I feel like I should wrap this up. I will end on my most recently born butterfly, who escaped and flew around my office, taunting my cats on Sunday! When they first eclose their wings are all wet and need to dry before they can fly. I was checking to see if little Hallelujah was ready to be released, and he sure showed me! I had to hurry and scoot my cats out of the room and catch him. I was cracking up at having a butterfly floating around in my house! I eventually caught him when he took a little break on my plants and then released him into the zinnias outdoors. Also, please excuse the brown fronds on my little fern. In fact, does anyone know why that I have brown fronds?

How are you all today?

12 thoughts on “Tuesday Morning Coffee Catch Up

  1. Great photos, and that slideshow of the haircut takes me back, as my three boys all had longish hair…until they didn’t. I missed the long hair, especially for my youngest son, whose hair was curly.

    I haven’t been in a grocery store since 2020! All of my groceries are ordered online and delivered. I think I spend less money that way! Wandering down the aisles can definitely lead to impulse buys.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. We all miss his long hair! It grows fast though so before too long we will be pushing it out of his eyes again! Lol.

      I order our big grocery order every week and do pick up, but I always seem to need to run into Aldi’s for something! Lol. I absolutely spend less money that way too!

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  2. Oh, that video…he looked like a completely different boy! We tease my oldest about his permed mullet when he was about 9 or 10. My little sister was in beauty school at the time and needed practice!!! Now, he wears his hair so freaking short! I didn’t know you make your own soap…I’m impressed. I just tried needle felting last winter. Do you do the 3D kind or the flat kind? My oldest granddaughter does the 3D. I tried the flat kind and really liked it. I’m not sure why I didn’t really continue with it!

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    1. Lol!!! I was cracking up at Wyatt’s mullet when they were cutting his hair. I had to take a picture. And lol at your son having a permed mullet! What a good nephew to let his aunt practice on him.

      I make melt and pour soap usually because it is super quick, but my SIL taught me how to do it the long way as well, with lye and letting it set and all that. Either way is fun!

      I am not a great needle felter but I want to try some small projects. I have done flat needle felting but I want to try the 3D to make little mushrooms. Lol.

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  3. I can relate to the haircut struggles! Will’s hair is curly and gets crazy really fast but when he gets it cut he looks at least 5 years older for a bit! The craft nights sound like a wonderful idea and I can just imagine how amazing your house smells. We have an Aldis but I get in enough trouble at Trader Joe’s so I’m trying to avoid it!

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    1. I miss Wyatt’s curls! He had such curly hair until he was 3 then no more curls. 😦 Isn’t it crazy how just a haircut can make kids look so much older?

      I am super excited about craft night. I need some structure added back into my life. Lol.

      I miss Trader Joes! I used to go all the time before Wyatt was born. The closest one is 45 minutes away so my friends and I would make a day of it, and load up our car with all of our groceries. It was hilarious. Then we all had babies and stopped going! We need to revive our outings like that.

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