The Adventure Starts Here: Five on Friday

Friday, January 23, 2015

Five on Friday

Last week I was sick and then Chris and Noah caught my stomach bug over the long weekend.  Noah would seem better, but then he would randomly have a lingering symptom on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We finally were able to resume our activities on Thursday and I'm hoping we can stay healthy for the rest of winter, or at least a few weeks!


I've started adding some Valentine's Day touches around our house this week.  Here's a sneak peek... Noah's chair backer that we got last year.

chair backer (this year's version)


Noah and I did another winter themed craft... we did some "Crayon Resist Mittens".  I had planned to share this last week, but then the flu hit our household!  I found this idea on Pinterest.  The idea is simple... just use a white crayon to draw a picture (in this case a mitten) onto white paper.  Then you use some water color paints to paint over the picture and the paint doesn't stick to the part where you drew with the crayon.  It sounded super simple to me, but I had a few slight problems.  First, when drawing the mittens, it's very hard to see where you drew, so my mittens were all different sizes.  Then I learned that you have to push pretty hard with the crayon. Then I found that Noah was a little young and didn't really get the whole idea of painting each mitten.  Instead, he just had fun doing brushstrokes with random colors, which was fine since the whole point of this is for him to have fun.  In the end, I helped him a little and we ended up with this.  I just cut out our mittens and taped them to a piece of string, and then hung the "banner" on our bulletin board.  Nothing spectacular but it was a nice activity to do with him after nap.

^^^ our first attempt.  I didn't push hard enough with the white crayon (you can just faintly see my marks).  While it didn't result in painted mittens, I'm loving this abstract painting he created :)

^^^ our second attempt... still not great but definitely better.  


Since we were stuck inside for most of the week, Noah and I both got a case of cabin fever!  Yesterday, we ventured out to meet a friend for breakfast before heading over to story time at the library.  It was our first time going, and I definitely think we will be going back :)


I have to tell you about my new favorite top!  I got this at Loft two weeks ago using some of my rewards.  It is BEYOND soft and I love that it suits my current lifestyle of pairing it with jeans or leggings ;)  I've already worn it multiple times... it's just that comfy!



Chris does this thing where each night he sets up a little surprise for Noah to find in the morning.  Chris will take Noah's stuffed animal friends and set them up in different "scenarios".  They are often in Noah's highchair eating breakfast, sitting at his little table, watching his iPad on the couch, or sleeping in his crib.  Chris gets really into it!  I think I'll have to have Chris be in charge of the Elf on the Shelf when the time comes ;)

I'm linking up with The Farmer's Wife and September Farm for "Oh Hey Friday"

I'm also linking up with DarciAprilChristina and Natasha's blogs for their Five on Friday!


  1. How cute is your husband for setting up those toys each morning! Love it! And I think the mittens turned out cute...but so did the abstract painting!

  2. So glad everyone is feeling better. We had the stomach bug at our house too it was not fun..
    Happy Friday
    Chelsea @

  3. Oh my goodness! You and your husband sound like amazing parents! New follower for sure! :) Take care!

  4. I LOVE that Chris sets up those little scenarios for Noah to find in the morning! How cute is that?? He would totally rock Elf on the Shelf!

  5. Love that top! Although it looks a little on the short side which just never works for me. I have the world's longest torso which makes clothes shopping hard!


Blogging tips