Friday, February 21, 2014

Five on Friday!

Happy Friday, y'all! Hope you have had a terrific week.  We sure have had a wonderful week. Monday was a bit rough since it made 6 days in a row at home with two kids. We made it through our no-spend week and I think it reset the kiddos. They are not asking for anything anymore because they learned real quick that the answer would be no. I reminded them we were concentrating on being grateful for what we have instead of seeking more. We will be revisiting this exercise whenever our children seem to become a little too entitled. 

Weather: We have been spoiled by wonderful weather all week. Storms were in our area on Thursday and Jim Cantore was in Nashville. Carl always keeps a close watch on the weather and he decided that we should bring the kids downstairs about 8. They were already passed out and slept through their adventure in our safe room. Lots of Nashvillians have bonafide safe rooms - we just use our downstairs interior bathroom.  I'll take storms anyway since we were able to play outside every day. Sunshine is good for the soul and boosted every ones mood. We all enjoyed spending lots of time outside and have spring fever already. 

Valentine's Day Party: Both kids loved celebrating a belated Valentines day. Henry went with me to Evie's school party. Our plan was for him to go into his classroom but once he saw different kids in his classroom. He quickly decided that was not going to work for him. Henry loved being part of the Giraffe valentine party. Evie was not thrilled but she told me that she did not want to hurt Henry's feelings. He fit right in and played in the Housekeeping center while I played bingo with the class. There has to be a special place in Heaven for preschool teachers. I needed a nap after an hour with those sweet giraffes. Evie and Henry were both thrilled with all their treats and goodies. Mama is thrilled that Valentine's Day is over.

Career Day: I checked my email right before bed and found out that Career Day was Thursday. Evie made is really easy for me and chose to be a Movie Star. Perfect choice for our little Diva! She was thrilled to walk into preschool with a fancy dress and hat, sunglasses, a sparkly purse and lots of jewelry. Everyone looked so cute and it is so fun to imagine the careers these kiddos might have one day.

Gymnastics: Henry started taking gymnastic classes at My Gym last month and he adores every single second of it. We have several friends in our class which makes it extra fun! I love to see Henry having a blast and burning some energy. He always takes a really good nap on Monday afternoons. Gymnastics wears him out!

Play dates: All of us have enjoyed our play dates this week. Warmer weather pulls everyone outside and it has been wonderful to catch up with our friends. Monday, our boys came over to play. That's always a treat. Henry cried when they left, "my boys, my boys - I need my boys." Tuesday, we met some friends at the park and Evie got her baby fix. Evie is infatuated with babies and will hold them all day! Wednesday, we had our 2 year old play date and then met some friends to walk/bike the green way. Thursday, Carl came home and both kids were overjoyed to see their Daddy. He received a rock star welcome for sure. We are heading to The Porter's this morning for a playdate. We are so thankful for our precious friends. 

That's a quick update on Life at The Niemeyer Nest. Hope your weekend is off to a terrific start. We are looking forward to warm weather and family time. See you Sunday. 


  1. Hello from the link up :) Your kiddos are too cute!! Love the snapshots of your girly all dolled up in the hat and necklaces - so fun! Wishing you and your family a lovely upcoming weekend!!

  2. I just love how Henry is looking up to Evie in that fourth picture! So sweet and I loved how Evie didn't want to hurt his feelings even when she wasn't thrilled with him joining in on her fun. Such a sweet big sister! We've enjoyed the warmer temps and slightly longer daylight hours for evening wagon rides and walks. Hoping spring is just around the corner!

  3. Love Evie's choice of a career! You go girl! I need to get Aubrey in a gymnastics class as well...somehow we have to get some of this energy out before she drives this mama crazy!

  4. I love that no spend week idea. I do feel like my little one is becoming a wee bit entitled. I may need to try that out!

  5. Visiting from the link up. Your kiddos are adorable. Looking forward to exploring more of your blog. :)


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