May 2016

Now, to dive into May.

It was another busy month. Mother’s Day, house projects, gardening, Cherry St. Farmer’s Market trips, fundraising events, etc.

The month started off with Mother’s Day festivities in the kids’ classrooms at LLH. Every year, the classrooms host Muffins with Moms. It was so nice to go in and see her and then see Everett in Praise & Worship.

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Also in May, Josh and I helped in the silent auction area for the Tulsa Boys Home Run for the Roses fundraiser. We have been to tour their facilities, but we had not yet been to their fundraiser. The event is centered around the Kentucky Derby as guests watch the pre-race festivities and the race on the big screens. Mint Juleps are served and guests don over-the-top Kentucky Derby-style hats. Such a fun event for a really great cause.

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We spent even more time in the backyard in the evenings having dinner and ice cream cones. These toots are spoiled.

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One evening, Elisa and I slipped out for a little Mommy-Daughter date. I took her downtown to Antoinette‘s and let her pick whatever her little heart desired. I did the same. It was so nice to just sit and chat with her without having to constantly redirect/entertain Everett. Just to sit and enjoy a treat…in peace…It’s the little things.

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Antoinette’s is just the best. Tulsa is a better place to live because of it.

My good friend Jesseca invited me to attend the Tulsa Tycoons Junior Achievement “Night of Monopoly” fundraiser downtown. We were too busy chatting and sampling yummy food to take pictures!  At least, I have this one of us to mark the occasion!

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Later on in May, Josh let me sneak away for a pre-baby delivery date with my good friend Jen. We met up at Tavolo downtown and ordered just about everything on the menu. She is quite the foodie, so we are a match made in friend heaven. We definitely need to do another Mom’s Night Out soon!

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At the end of the spring semester, we had prom at the LLH! I believe the theme was “Royal Ball”, and all the little girls just LOVED getting to wear their favorite princess dresses. Elisa wanted to wear her Elsa Frozen dress and loved every minute of it. Josh stopped by and came in to see the kids dance. So fun!

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We also took a trip (or more, can’t remember) to the Cherry St Farmer’s Market. Of course, we always have a breakfast burrito from Palace along with coffee and treats from Heirloom. We picked up some fresh flowers from one of the vendors and made our way down to The Nest. The store owners made a delicious batch of sangria, and I enjoyed ooohing and ahhhing over everything. We picked up the BEST SMELLING oil diffuser. Definitely need to go back and get a few more to spread around the house.

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We also had a couple kid-friend birthdays…Otto, another LLH staff child, and Penelope, Jen’s little girl. The kids had a blast at both.

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Jen made the best little mini-cakes for Penelope’s birthday dessert. Seriously, some of the best sweet treats I’ve ever had. Jen is a rockstar.

We also took some trips on the bike down to the playground at Carnegie in our neighborhood. The kids love to swing and slide. Glad we have a neighborhood playground to go to!

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Again, I have probably missed something, but that is OKAY!

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