Five on Friday #20

It is a soccer tournament weekend over here! If the rain holds off, that is. Hailey has one game Friday, two Saturday and one Sunday. And of course, we will be watching the Penn State vs Ohio State game on Saturday too…WE ARE! Until then, here is my five on Friday!

ONE- Today is my two year double mastectomy anniversary. If you didn’t see my blog about it here, I had an elective double mastectomy due to testing positive for the BRCA2 mutation. Being that it is breast cancer awareness month, I encourage anyone with the BRCA gene in their family to get tested. Even those without the gene mutation, of course, should keep up with their checkups as well!

I guess I just want to say that I can’t believe two years has already passed and that I am extremely lucky to have had such great recovery. I decided to have the surgery to make sure I am around for a long time, and I am so lucky to share this life with my amazing family.

TWO- Aurora is no where near being potty trained. She tinkled on the potty maybe two times ever. Hailey was potty trained by Aurora’s age (2.5), so I am really trying to help her become interested in the whole process. I made her a “Big Girl” chart where she will get stickers every time she goes on the potty. (I also told her she could have one piece of candy too!) We hung it on the bulletin board in our kitchen and I really hope starts to work!

THREE- I recently bought one of the new Halo Top flavors, Oatmeal Cookie, and really liked it! I am the type of person who loves an oatmeal raisin granola bar, but I pick all the raisins out. I just want the oatmeal flavor and I think the raisins ruin that. Anyways, this ice cream had a good oatmeal flavor and has actual oats in it too. I definitely recommend this one!

FOUR- Hailey finally lost the top front tooth that has been loose for a really long time! She said she lost it at school during snack time.

Her first tooth she lost at her Gammie’s house, her second tooth she ate while eating dinner one day and this third tooth she lost at school. There is always hope that I will be there when Aurora looses her teeth I guess!?

Hailey wrote a letter to the tooth fairy asking if she could keep her tooth. She actually did the same thing last time, but since she swallowed it, the letter was a replacement for the long gone tooth!

FIVE- Anthony is not a big fan of dessert, but the only thing he will always go for is pumpkin roll. I tried making it for him years and years ago, like before we were married, so over 10 years ago…and I messed it up and ended up cookie cutting pieces out and making little pumpkin roll sandwiches. I was intimidated since then and haven’t given it another try, until this week!

The girls and I decided to try and make a pumpkin roll on Wednesday and I am happy to say it was a success! Aurora spilled almost my entire container of vanilla on the floor, but other than that, it went pretty smoothly.

The girls are pretty much just the taste testers!


Well, that’s all for me today! Have a great fall weekend everyone!