Olivia Thursday Rundown

What do you say we do this rundown thing again? I have five topics to present to you so let’s get started…

Peppa Pig Reser Kids – Last week, Beau got into our old Halloween costumes and put on what Sloan wore when she was Beau’s age. For Halloween 2019, she was Peppa Pig, and, conveniently, Beau watches the show a lot currently. Sid couldn’t get Beau to take the costume off the whole day as he even insisted on sleeping in it. Although he won’t be Peppa for Halloween 2022, it was kind of cute.

Sloan (left) and Beau (right) each sport the same Peppa Pig costume as 2-year-olds. Beau’s photo is a little blurry because it was taken from video.

Naughty Step – Sometimes Peppa needs a timeout. Our newest form of discipline in our house is “the Naughty Step.” When Sloan and Beau get a little too out of control, they can see themselves to this branded step stool in a corner of our house. So far it seems to be working but perhaps it is just the novelty of it all? Hopefully not but we shall see.

Beau and Sloan have found themselves on this step lately.

Driver’s License – Red lights. Stop signs. I still see your face… Oh sorry, I am not talking about the song. On this date 8 years ago, I was issued my first South Carolina driver’s license. That part was cool but I sadly had to surrender my Montana driver’s license. If you are interested in learning about that strange trip to the DMV and you want to see some hilariously bad driver’s license photos of yours truly, make sure to read this post from October 20, 2014.

I wish issued this South Carolina driver’s license on this date 8 years ago today!

National Chicken and Waffles Day – Throughout my life, I have ordered chicken and waffles every now and then at various restaurants. I have to be in the mood for the combination as I don’t always prefer syrup on my fried chicken. But on those days that I am craving it, if the waffle is fresh and chicken is crispy, it makes for a pretty tasty treat. Chicken and Waffles Lay’s potato chips are a different story…

A chicken and waffles dish that I ate in a Missoula diner back in 2015.

Pumpkin Throwback Thursday – I shared this photo of me with a jack-o-lantern on Twitter. My mom reached out to me (since she is always browsing Twitter) and said that she could see Beau in the picture. Now I don’t know about that, but I am getting excited to carve pumpkins with the kids a little later this month.

Hanging with my pumpkin back in the 1990s.


Our extended season of gorgeous weather looks to be coming to an end. Today we once again hit 70 degrees but tomorrow the high temperature is forecast to plunge into the low 50s. Although I wouldn’t mind more sunny and 75 days, I am sure sweater weather lovers are happy. Don’t Blink.

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