We have ourselves a graduate!
I think a lot of schools have kinder graduations, but the girls’ school separates “Maternelle” (all the Pre-K’s up and through Kindergarten) from “Primary” (1st-4th grade), so they have a graduation for all of the kids headed up to first grade in the fall. It was a full ceremony with commencement speeches, songs in multiple languages, etc. and it was super cute. Louise was so proud and so were we!!
First things first: I curled Louise’s hair in preparation. Her hair is so slippery that even with a ton of hairspray, it didn’t last.
Class of 2030 graduates!
Grandma came to celebrate as well.
And we snagged a pic with the bff. Louise gave us puppy dog eyes and whispered, “did you bring me flowers too?” #parentingfail
It was the last day of school, so following the ceremony we picked up little sis and headed to lunch. Proud of my newly minted Pre-K and 1st graders!
My company recently went through a reorganization and globalized our brand group, which is why I’ve been traveling a bit more internationally lately. My most recent trip was to London with the entire brand team. It was crazy fun and literally nonstop from the moment I woke up every day to the moment I crashed every night.
This is my global media team, representing Dallas, London, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo. We’re pretty amazing.
We had a group outing on Tuesday night that was pizza making and karaoke. It was fun and also questionable!
There were many meetings, lunches, dinners, and after-dinner drinks, but I took zero pictures of that. I did take a pic of my delicious glass of champagne in the Cathay Pacific first-class lounge before my flight back to Dallas because #fancy.
Along with the guest bathroom update, we made a little change to our kitchen as well. I’ve been wanting some kind of upgrade to our kitchen knobs but was being really indecisive in what I wanted. I liked the low profile our wooden knobs provided so dark colors were out, and I didn’t think a more modern handle and/or knob would fit with the style of our house. My sister in law mentioned the option of unlacquered brass, which really caught my eye when I investigated. I bought a few knobs and aged them with brass ager to see if they would work and both Mike and I liked the look. So we went for it!
First I had to age 52 knobs. You can see how they came – super bright and smooth – and what they look like after I dipped them in the brass ager for about ten seconds (very dark). Finally, I passed over them with some steel wool to get the final product.
We screwed them in to our cabinets and stood back to admire our work.
I think it elevates our kitchen a bit without going crazy. Another house update: check!
There are a lot of things I need to do that I’ve been putting off, so I’m throwing them together in a list that needs to be checked off by the end of the summer. They are:
- Donate/sell/trash remaining baby items in our garage. We have so much…
- Do a clothing audit for the girls. Mainly Celine…there are a lot of 3T clothes I need to sift through and give away. Sometimes I question the types of clothing I keep – grimy Carter’s t-shirts or threadbare pajamas? No.
- Start and complete Celine’s 4 year book. I haven’t even started, y’all. I am SO BEHIND.
- Get new windows installed and put shutters on them.
- Do my yearly filing, where I go through and organize all of the official mail we received over the past year. I always tend to find something I thought a company forgot to send me.
- Organize and declutter the girls’ toys. We’re phasing out of quite a few genres of toys, and we have lots of partial pieces, broken parts, etc. I did some work last year to organize their various toy closets but I need to go through it again. For example, we have had a sharp increase in craft materials, so I think I need a separate file cabinet for those in addition to the regular art storage. We also need to get rid of the grimy or outdated toys in the garage – water tables and the like.