Thoughts for Thursday: Life, My Birthday, Valentine's Day and House Update

Hi Friends!  Thanks for stopping by another Thoughts for Thursday. Sorry I was MIA last Thursday this winter has been so rough on us with sicknesses! The kids just cannot catch a break, every time I think we're better they catch something new.

I picked up these the DV slip on sneakers from Target and I swear I've worn them everyday since! They are so comfy and only $25.  I can't believe how comfortable they are for the price but they really are.  I personally think they run about a half size big.

Last Wednesday was my birthday, as I mentioned here.  Kyle was able to get off work early so we decided to take the kids and go out to dinner. All I wanted was a jumbo margarita.

That same night, after my jumbo margarita both kids woke up in the middle of the night with 103.6 degree fevers.  I hate when they're that high. They were both miserable and felt like they were on fire.  We struggled all night to bring the fevers down going back and forth between tylenol and motrin, snuggling them and trying to keep them cool but keep them from shivering. I think Kyle and I slept maybe 2 hours, it was like having a newborn again.  We were zombies.  Then Kyle left at 7am on a flight to Michigan and I got to single parent super sick kids for two days.  Of course a trip to the pediatrician gave me the dreaded virus diagnosis.  They did test them for flu and I was so thankful they tested negative. Even the nurses commented that they knew my boys must have been really sick because they were never that quiet and subdued in the doctors office.  They both still had fevers on and off Thursday.  Miller was feeling better by Friday but Matthew was still miserable and fighting fevers.  It was so sad and I felt so helpless. We spent a lot of time on the couch, I'm pretty sure we watched Cars over 10 times in a two day span.  By Saturday everyone was feeling much better.  

Since the kids were sick I had to miss two girls night outs for my birthday (and a few friends birthdays), which was a little disappointing but thankfully Kyle and I got to go out with my sister and brother in law on Saturday night to make up for it!  We went to Vida Taco in Annapolis for dinner and drinks- it was so so so good!! The drinks were amazing, and so was the food. I cannot wait to get back there again.

 This is called Purple Drank which is sangria and margarita mixed together- Amazing! 

 I got the chicken taco and fried avocado taco- friend avocado is so good! 

We stayed at my parents house on Saturday night so they could watch the kids and then celebrated with a little birthday brunch in the morning. 

 Miller and Matthew helped my mom make my birthday cake :)

 Donuts from my favorite Carlson's donuts in Annapolis with a mimosa 

The house is really coming together! We are still at least a month away from moving in but the painters will be in tomorrow! 

It's not painted yet but they finished installing the shiplap and framed mantle over the fireplace. I'm obsessed!! The gold doors still need to go but besides that I'm so happy with how it turned out.  

The kitchen cabinets are in too :)

Now we're just waiting on our faucet to arrive so that our marble can get cut and installed!! 

I think we've finalized paint colors, but I'm not positive yet so I'll share more once we finally decide. We are leaning toward Sherwin Williams Eider White which is the bottom right hand one for the kitchen, family room, and sunroom.  The SW simple white and incredible white both looked too yellow/beige on our walls.  

Kyle was out of town for Valentine's Day so the boys and I had a donut date at their favorite Wegman's and then we made a heart shaped cake for dessert that night. 

When we were leaving Wegman's Miller said "look mom we best friends holding hands" and my heart about exploded!  I love these two so much and I love watching their brother relationship grow more every day.   

Miller said no frosting this year since the frosting was white and not chocolate! So we just did red sprinkles instead. 

I picked up this road tape from Amazon and it's been a huge hit for the boys. I think when we move back to our house I will run some of this on play tables in the basement but for now it's working great on the floor and sticks really well. We're all walking all over it and it hasn't budged at all.

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  1. I like the way you celebrate a birthday!! Well minus the kids being sick. The house is looking great! Can't believe it's almost done. And that tape is so smart. When my boys were little I made roads with blue painters tape. Not nearly as cool!

  2. Sorry your kids were sick! Looks like you were able to still have a great weekend. Your sneakers are the cutest!


  3. that is such a bummer that the kids got sick :( fevers can be so scary.

    your house is looking great! i love those blue/gray colors you have tested out on your wall. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. What a fun birthday! The house is really coming together and I know you can hardly wait. Isn't it crazy how the paint can look so different once it's on the wall with your own lighting? And that picture of the boys..so cute!

  5. So glad everyone is feeling better -- this winter has been brutal! Can't wait for spring.

    You have me craving Mexican now. Tacos and tequila? Sign me up. Btw, love that bright pink on you!

  6. Love how the Reno is coming!! My poor babe had his first fever yesterday, also his 6 months! He had his shots! Wahhh! I'll need that road tape for when he's older! Looks so fun! Xo

  7. Sangria + margarita? Sign me up! Your house is going to be so gorgeous--can't wait to see the end result!!

  8. Love the Shiplap :) We did it in the nursery and I love it

  9. Glad everyone is feeling better and you got so many wonderful sweet treats for your birthday! I'm going to have to check our local target for those shoes - they look awesome!

  10. Those pink slip-ons are SO cute! Looks like you've been having so many good things going on...all of those sweets look yummy!!

    Trendy & Tidy

  11. Sick kids for your birthday, what a gift!!! At least you still got to celebrate a little bit. And I'm loving those slip on shoes! I need a neutral pair for an upcoming vacation with lots of walking!

  12. Oh my gosh my nephew is going to flip over that tape! He is car OBSESSED I need to order that immediately! HAPPY BIRTHDAY - so sorry you had so much sickness for your birthday weekend, your poor boys (and you!) Hopefully everyone is all recovered now. Your house is looking amazing I cannot wait to see more! Have a great weekend!
    The Sarcastic Blonde

  13. A giant marg is really the only birthday necessity and so glad you got it! That road tape is GENIUS and the reno is looking soooo good!!

  14. I bought those same exact Target shoes this weekend! So cute, and you just cannot beat the price!


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