Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday 5 - The Week of Creepy Pictures

This week I'm linking up with Emmy Mom and Nicole at Life's a Beach for the Friday 5.  It's a fun way to end the week with 5 facts and 5 pictures about the past week.

1.  We ended up going on a spontaneous adventure Saturday which is so not our usual style but so much fun.  We drove to this little town near us where they have an old fashioned hardware store and some gorgeous houses including one that we decided has to be haunted.

2.  This week was also the birthday party of a friends' little girl and the Tornado has been looking forward to it for WEEKS!  It was such fun.  The friend always does a fantastic job with playdates and parties and this one was no exception.

3.  We have finally made our spring break plans and it looks like the kids and I will be heading out of town down to south Mississippi to stay with my grandparents for a few days.  They live in the middle of nowhere and have an assortment of animals and lots of places to wander so it's always a good time.  I don't think J is going to make it but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

4.  Our allergies are all going crazy right now.  I'm about 50% benadryl.  Paul should be but he gets all teenager-y stubborn/forgetful and doesn't take any which makes him sniffly all the time.  The Tornado is having some problems especially in the morning.  Not sure if he's going to school today but I'm hoping the allergy medicine will kick in because he's not a good patient.

5.  Speaking of teenager-y problems Emma broke up with her boyfriend this week.  It's always awful when stuff happens that you can't fix for them.  I let her take a personal day the day after and she seems to be doing okay with it.

 He was so excited he got to use a cart his own size when we made a quick run to the grocery store.

For the low price of $300 you can own this terrifying lawn statue.

 Found this house on a drive through the area around us.  It has to be haunted right?

The Tornado in his St. Patrick's Day shirt.
The dessert table at a Lego Movie Themed birthday party we went too this weekend.


  1. OMG, that lawn ornament. I have such rotten neighbors I would love to have it. HAHAHAHA. Hope your daughter is feeling better. It's rough being a teenager.

    1. I know isn't it awful! If it had been cheaper and not quite as heavy I would've bought it just to move it around and scare the kids. Totally understand about bad neighbors. Our last house they were so awful we moved to a house with an acre lot! It is rough being a teenager but she's a tough kid. She seems to be doing good. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Oh that lawn ornament is awful! Looks like something that should be at a house of someone who is going to do awful things to people and is like shhh don't tell. Might be perfect for that haunted house!
    So fun you will getting away for a few days for spring break. Breakups are always hard... I remember being that age those boyfriends and relationships just felt like my entire world at the time, now looking back realize just how silly that was, but good luck telling that to a teenager.

    1. I felt the same way but her perspective seems to be a bit better on the whole boyfriend thing. I think kids are busier than we were and more focused on the future - or at least she is. I'm looking forward to going! It's so nice to get away for a few days. Sounds like your spring break was lovely!

  3. It's always fun when you do something, especially if it is out of the norm of life :). I actually get to go to Mississippi here in a couple weeks... I'm kind of nervous and kind of excited. And how cool, a Lego Movie themed party!!