Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!!  I'm ready for the weekend!  How about you?  This week had some surprising twists and turns and we are all wrapping up a great week.

Our favorite moments...

1 // Walking Buddy

Leo and I have been bundling up and going for walks after we get the big kids off to school.  We both love the sunshine and fresh air.  It feels good to be getting back into some kind of exercise routine.  Look at his dark brown eyes and chunky cheeks!  He loves this pom pom hat.  He's not so sure about hats, but we both loves our hats/head wraps my sister made us.

2 // Hobby Lobby

I've been saving a Hobby Lobby gift card since my birthday in November and finally got to spend it this week.  I found the perfect spoon rest for my kitchen and I added some more confetti plates to my collection.  I got the blue salad plates last year.  We use them all the time and love them.  Hobby Lobby had dinner plates this year so I got the orange and yellow.  I love collecting dishes.  I usually buy 5 of each and then mix and match them when we have company.  All of their Spring stuff is 40% off this week.

3 // Masks Optional

This cuties got to go to school this week without masks!!  I'm beyond thrilled for them.  Fletcher has never gone to school without a mask and Olive was ready to go back to the mask free learning she remembered.  We got the surprise announcement mid-week and you should have heard their screams of joy.  They were so excited to get to see their friends faces and all the adults in the building.  It kind of felt like a first day of school for everyone.  When we pulled up to their school, there was music playing and SO MUCH JOY in the air!  It made me cry tears of joy for them.  We are ready!  I realize not everyone is ready for this so the mask optional status gives everyone the choice to do what works best for their family.

4 // Sunrises

We have had some beautiful sunrises this week.

5 // Dinner Party

I hosted a little dinner party for my dad and his siblings and it was really fun!  They brought me a super thoughtful house warming plant, my lasagna dinner turned out great and we all had a good time.

6 // This guy

He's been an extra toddler tornado this week.  He discovered how fun hand soap pumps are to play with and I keep finding him in the kitchen sink with my Dawn soap scrubber.  I cleaned up more soap than I care to mention this week.  His messes aren't my favorite, but I do love his sweet smile.

7 // House Projects

We made more progress in our master bedroom.  Look at these gorgeous new curtains!!  I love the big bold check pattern!

8 // Cat Trash Can

I try to let the kids have a say in how their spaces are decorated if they want to.  They needed a trash can in their bathroom and Olive had to have this cat one.  Cute find at Meijer!

9 // Heart tattoos & Iced coffee

You may have spotted a Sharpie heart tattoo in several of my pictures lately.  The big kids and I have all been sporting them for a little extra love throughout out days.  It's helped send them off to school with hugs and kisses from home.  We had some sad drops offs, but we are making progress and seeing improvements.  I remind them often that we can do hard things.  And even though we've been moved into our house for 3 months, there are still lots of changes and new things to adjust to.  Iced coffee is my favorite year round.

10 // Leo's Favorite POV

Leo loves to find you in a cozy spot and then sit on you.  Not sit with you.  Plop right down on top of you.  It's hilarious and sweet.  I'll take the snuggles anytime I can get them.

A major toddler perk of living around lots of new construction is all the construction!  We get to see the coolest things on our walks.  We watched a truck unload some big rocks this week.  Speaking of rocks, Leo loves to pick up treasures on our walks.  I hand him sticks, rocks, etc and he loves to hang onto them.

I hope you've had a wonderful week and have some fun plans for your weekend!

I'll see you back here on Tuesday.  We've got a 3 day weekend to enjoy :)

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  1. Yay yay yay for no masks! tears came to my eyes reading about that! I love your hobby lobby finds - I need to go there and check out their spring items. Have a great long weekend!

  2. Hooray for no masks at school!! I know that must be a relief for everyone. I love Olive's trash can choice - I would put that in my bathroom too! :) And it looks like Leo has learned his lap-sitting positions from the least that's how mine like to do it, plopping down right on top of you. Ha! I love that you were able to host your dad's family for dinner, that's so special! I'm sure it was delicious. :)

  3. Soooo happy to hear about no masks for your kiddos!! Ours are homeschooled so we have escaped that requirement but I felt so bad for the local school kids when I couldn't see their sweet smiles. They will have so much more fun with their friends!

  4. YYYEEEAAAA for no masks. I had tears in my eyes as I read about the joy at the school when no masks were required. I'm so thankful our district has been mask optional for this school year. Enjoy the 3 day weekend!

  5. Hooray for seeing your friends face to face at school!! So exciting - even for us big kids!!


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