Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Faves

Happy Friday!!  I hope you've had a great week.  We had a pretty good one, but I'm ready for the weekend.  My kids have colds so no one has been sleeping as well as usual.  BIG NEWS... Fletcher started WALKING this week!!  I'm in no hurry for him to grow up, but crawling around outside is hard on his little legs.   I posted a super cute video of him walking to his big sister on Instagram (@polkadottyplace) this week.  He's pretty proud of himself.  We have some friends coming over for dinner tonight and I think we are grilling.  I'm also hoping to get lots done around the house this weekend since it's supposed to rain.

Friday FAVES from the week:

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I've been loving plants more and more the last couple of years.  I used to be notorious for killing any plant that came near me, but I am learning how to care for plants.  I'm currently admiring my neighbor's gorgeous tulips and gathering succulents for a little kitchen window garden.  I'm hoping to head to Lowes soon to check out their plant selection.

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We made it to Rural King this week to check out the chicks!  It was so much fun to go around and see all the different varieties.  They were sold out of bunnies, but we still had a fun time eating popcorn and strolling through the store.  Fletcher was definitely more excited for his snack than for the chicks.

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I did a whole Hoppy Easter post earlier this week, but I had to include a few more fun moments from the weekend.  We dyed eggs and Olive did most of the dipping, we ate a nontraditional Easter meal of burgers and then I made some delicious carrot cupcakes for dessert.  Stay tuned for that recipe soon because they were AMAZING!


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I just put together a large box of accessories and shipped them off for swag bags at the Bloom conference in SC.  It sounds like it's really going  to be an amazing event for moms so I'm thrilled to be included.  There are so many pretty things in my shop right now.

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We headed to Sams to scope out the Summer items.  I've been looking at Puddle Jumpers for Olive
and have been going back and forth on them.  I think she would do really well with one and I know I'd be happy knowing she had it on when I take both kids to the pool by myself.  Do you have one you love??  At what age did your kids start wearing them?
 Also, any day that involves soft pretzels is a good one :)

 Fletcher had his 1 year well check this week and is doing great!  He's in the 95th percentile for everything and he started walking this week.  He was so sweet at the doctors office and had tons to say to the doctor.  It's always encouraging to hear that your kids are healthy and doing well.

Polka-Dotty Place Week in Review:

I hope you have a really great weekend!!

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  1. Fletcher is WALKING!!! SO fun Whitney!! We are loving our Polka-Dotty Place earrings at our house! I wore a pair of the yellow flowers yesterday and they were such a fun burst of HAPPY! :) Hope you have the best weekend friend!

  2. I have been reading your blog for several months. I have five small children, 6, 4, 4, 4 and 2. I will tell you, buy a puddle jumper! We have four. Our two year old will wear one for the first time this summer. They are really fantastic. The stay in place, they don't tip the kid forward in water-- truly fantastic!

  3. Oh Fletcher, walking?! How can it be? I need to get to Costco to check out their summer goodies. We did get Bunch O Balloons from them last time we were there!

  4. Fletch's face with the EB is too funny!!! He looks like such a happy sweet boy! And yay for walking! I never understood why people would say things like "oh just wait til they're walking" like it was a bad thing. Crawlers are annoying. You can't put them down anywhere! (and they're still getting into everything so what's the difference in that regard?!) Puddle jumper- do it. Lawter loves hers and wear it happily, as opposed to the life vest she had to wear on the boat prior to that. She was such a fish in the pool last summer with her puddle jumper. Happy weekend friends!

  5. Oh my gosh that bunny picture is so funny!! Yay for walking! My daughter just started crawling this week and its so overwhelming!
    Stopping over from the linkup and would love if you had a chance to pop by mine as well =0)

  6. That's so awesome that Fletcher is walking! It looks like you had a nice week. Those chicks are adorable.


  7. I still need to go check out your shop! Fletcher is certainly a big boy! I always think that when looking at photos my girls have always been the same too. Chicks!!! Oh goodness I think it is best for me to stay away. I might bring some home 😂. Happy Sunday.

  8. Those baby chicks are so cute! Good luck with your plants!

  9. I love that Fletcher is walking!!! And those chicks are so cute! Olivia recently started calling birds "tweet tweet" which is cute. And a slight regression in vocabulary, but she's 3 haha. I wonder if she'd enjoy seeing chicks too!


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