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My Favorite Things {Chores / Gram / Sleepovers}

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I can’t believe this is the 3rd week of my favorite things. I always have great intentions when I start a series on the blog but sometimes life gets in the way and I don’t stay on top of it.

I actually kind of like this series.

It’s easy to write and “real-life.” No crazy photography involved and no major DIY projects :).

We celebrated the girls 16th birthday with pizza, cake and ice cream this past Saturday night. While I was cleaning up the trash, my dad popped the pizza box on my gram’s head.

She did pretty good balancing.

She was aggravated with me though when I said, “freeze, I need to get a picture.”

My favorite Things Gram/Chores/Pizza Party/Sleepovers

As you can see, we are pretty casual. We eat the foot right out of the pizza box. -haha

Sleep over in Grammie and Gramps room.

Because we all live together, my son doesn’t get to have sleepovers at his grandparents house so we keep a mattress under the bed for sleepovers in my parents room.

Check out their bedroom all decked out for Christmas last year.

My favorite Things Gram/Chores/Pizza Party/Sleepovers

Messy kitchen and my husband just getting home from work.

I started emptying out the shelves on the back wall for Christmas decorations. Yay!

My favorite Things Gram/Chores/Pizza Party/Sleepovers

Probably my favorite thing this week.

My son learning how to help my dad with the leaves.

He learned to ride the mower and mulch the leaves as my dad blows out the patios and flower beds.

Do you know that that means?

I DON’T have to do it anymore!

Here’s to kids helping around the house and doing chores.

My favorite Things Gram/Chores/Pizza Party/Sleepovers

My favorite Things Gram/Chores/Pizza Party/Sleepovers

Not a bad week all in all.

My grandfather had a couple forgetful moments that lead him to do some pretty crazy things but I will share that in my next update in the Dementia Diaries Series later this week. It’s not easy getting old.

Check out our other “my favorite things” posts for more real-life moments.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks installment of my favorite things. Have a great rest of the week!

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  1. Thanks for keeping it real ! Enjoying this series!

  2. That’s so sweet that your son is helping clear out the leaves. I think it’s a good thing teaching them young to help around the house. Lovely family, and I hope your mom will be ok. Food looks very inviting.

  3. I always love your blog…love the realness of it. I choked up with tears when I saw the “sleepover” photo. Such a thoughtful and sweet idea. Also love the doggie bowls…(smile) Can’t wait to see what you do with those empty shelves in the kitchen area.

  4. Kathy over in North Attleboro says:

    Oh, what a story a picture can tell! Dad runs hot and mom needs an extra blanket. Dad leans in towards mom and her hand is there connecting them. The grand boy ties them all together. I hope you love this picture as much as I do! It is a treasure!

    1. Kathy over in North Attleboro says:

      Forgot to mention their darling “baby” all tucked in on the chair! Really, I just love the picture. Off to to Home Goods this morning for a little R & R! haha

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