Good Morning and can I just start by saying Wakanda Forever?! Yes, our family saw The Black Panther this week and OMG, my mind was blown. I honestly can’t wait to go see it again. I know I have already proven myself a huge Disney nerd, but I am so proud of Disney’s take on the Marvel universe. The movie was not only intensely awesome and packed full of Grade A phenomenal actors, it was truly inspiring. “We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.” -King T’challa, Black Panther.
This week of Disney nerding out continued with a fun night at our friend’s house. I made some chicken enchiladas and vegan chocolate cupcakes and our families enjoyed each other’s company before my friend Robert, a local tattoo artist, worked his magic on my husband and I! That’s right, we got matching tattoos that not only encompassed our love for Disney but expressed our love for each other. Chris and I have had a hell of a year in 2017 and we needed a symbol of solidarity that we could look at daily and remember why we have decided to weave our lives together. We saw the “Lava” Pixar short and it rang so true with us, so we decided to get the volcanoes on our forearms. Robert did an amazing job and I am proud to have his work on my skin. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for a tattoo artist in the central valley.
For Friendship Club this week I had the kids work on compliment cards. The idea is that they write down a compliment on the cards and decorate them and then later that day they find someone who looks like they need a friend, or someone who is having a rough day, and they give them the compliment card to brighten their day and remind them that they have someone who is thinking of them. I handed out blank index cards, crayons and colored pencils and the kids went to town making up wonderful compliments to hand out to people. I was so impressed by the things they wrote and the way they treated one another.
Friday was pretty low key, we did store bought donuts at home for donut Friday and listened to music before school. I also had my friend’s daughter over to our house that evening to teach her how to make pin-back buttons with my little button machine. She was so creative, designing her own buttons of bands she listened to and shows she watched and used her own artwork. We ended up making a couple dozen pins together and I can’t wait to work on more art projects with the kids soon. I was sick the rest of the weekend but I was able to go live with the blog collaboration I did with Tawona Butler of The Well Dressed Curl, I hope you will check it out. We are also hosting an Instagram giveaway that ends TONIGHT! So feel free to enter.
Monday I spent the day catching up on housework and planning the week ahead before a fun family game night. Our son has officially graduated to Grown Up Scrabble! It was exciting to see him come up with his own words and work on his spelling, and even though I am still the reigning Scrabble champ of the household, I am happy to say Ben is on his way to becoming an amazing game player. It was a nice way to start his school week.
Until next Tuesday, I hope you all have a great week!