The Adventure Starts Here: Five on Friday

Friday, May 22, 2015

Five on Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Chris has off today because of Memorial Day Weekend, so I'll keep this brief.  We have a fun day planned... music class this morning and possibly a picnic at the playground tonight :)  I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!


Noah likes to be clean.  He doesn't like when his hands get dirty or he's sees a mess on the floor.  While he loves playing in his sand table, it shocked me that he wanted to play in an actual sand box with all the green seaweed type stuff around!  Let's just say that I was finding sand in his shoes, pants, and diaper after this sand session!


While we won't be having beach or pool weather this Memorial Day Weekend, I can't help but start thinking about swimsuits this summer.  Last year I picked up two tankinis from Loft, and this year they did not disappoint with their beachwear line.  I seriously want it all!


Noah is really into horses recently.  It started when he watched the Kentucky Derby and loved watching the horses "go" and when the jockeys waved hi to him!  Months ago, when we were in Michaels, we found these foam hats/masks. The first one we got him was of a lion, and we all have a little too much fun with it.  So when we were going to Michaels this week, I knew we had to swing by that aisle and pick up another one... can't beat the $3 price to make a kid happy during a shopping trip!  Noah picked the horse, no surprise!  I guess we know what he will be wearing next weekend when we watch the Belmont ;)


Every year, I make Noah a video for his birthday.  It includes pictures and videos from the previous year.  I even used to do this for my nieces and nephews, but had to stop when I had Noah.  I didn't have the time anymore, and I wasn't going up to visit as much so I had less pictures to work with.  Anyway, since I take so many pictures and videos of Noah, this video could be CRAZY long!  Last year it was 25 minutes, and this year I'm trying to get it down to 20 minutes.  Sometimes I wonder if these videos are a waste of my time, but not only do I and the grandparents love to watch them, but Noah loves to watch them too!  Just the other night we were watching the videos I made of the last two years and he was so happy and engaged the entire time :)

Since it's so time consuming, I've started working on the first half now so that it's not such a commitment come October/November.  In my opinion, the hardest part is finding fun and upbeat songs to act as the background music.  I am in love with Ed Sheeran's "Photograph", and while the music video is home movies of him growing up, I think the song might be a little too mellow for the kind of videos I make.   I am seriously bummed though because I am obsessed with it right now!  If anyone has any other song suggestions, I'd LOVE to hear them!  


Tomorrow we will be having Chris' parents over for a BBQ.  It will be a combination of a Memorial Day BBQ and a birthday celebration for Chris' mom (Nonna).  We will be having grilled chicken, corn on the cob, a tomato and onion salad, and of course some yummy birthday cake.  

^^^enjoying corn with Nonna last summer :)

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

I'm also linking up with April's blog for their Five on Friday!


  1. Ok the video thing? Possibly the best idea EVER. He's going to have that collection and look back on it a crazy # of times through his life! And that swim suit round up? Yes please!

  2. I love the polka dot swimsuit! So cute. Enjoy the BBQ and the long weekend!

  3. Wait wait wait, Chris gets Friday off in addition to Monday because of Memorial Day??? Best job ever!
    Also, like Erin said, that video is an awesome idea! Whenever I have a video of Mason on my phone, he wants to watch it over and over and over! These kids love looking at pics of themselves! I love it. I wish I had a video like that of me from when I was little!


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