Friday, January 8, 2016

2016 Week 1

I have started posting a picture a day on Instagram.  I am really trying to document the day to day there.  I'm not sure how I will integrate it into the blog but I'm thinking I will do some weekly posts with those pictures and then longer posts about other things when needed.  So here we go week 1of 2016 #yearofeckleys...

We woke up on Saturday with nothing going on and the whole day in front of us so we decided to head out to breakfast.  It is hard to decide on things these days because B and K like to pick opposite things (on purpose I think).  After much negotiation, we decided on Blue Plate.  It was so much fun to get to hang together as a family of 4!
 On Monday I took the kids shoe shopping for new tennis shoes.  I had forgotten how hard it is to shoe shop with both of them.  It feels like herding cats!  But we did enjoy some fun time together and a last lunch out before school starts back.  They both got great new shoes for a new semester.
 Tuesday it was back to real life for all of us.  I went back to work for the first time in 3 weeks.  It was good to be back in the swing of things.  My sweet coworker kept things going in the office for me while I was gone and got me some awesome gifts!!
 This girl is crazy!!  She keeps us laughing all the time!  Including eating chips right out of the bag!
 Best money we ever spent - Panthers hat for Ben.  It has not left his head except for school and church since Christmas morning.  He comes right in from school and puts it on.  So cute!
 Our little guy is getting so big.  He even has his own phone now!!  AHHHHH!!!!  We have given him more freedom with friends but we wanted to be able to keep track of him and have a way for him to contact us.  We found out about this great watch designed for kids his age.  He can call and text only the numbers we give permission.  We can also use it to track where he is in the neighborhood.  It's great and he loves it!  Hard to believe he is old enough to have his own phone.  And even better it is a watch phone!!
 We have the best friends ever!!  We haven't had to cook a meal since before my dad was in the hospital.  We have had friends bringing us dinners for weeks.  It is so great because we don't have to worry about food but we get be together for dinner.  We have really enjoyed it.  I can't believe I will have to actually cook again one day.
That is week 1 of 2016.  It's off to a great start!