Happy Friday! We had quite a week filled with lots of clouds, rain, and cold days. Spring... where did you go? Chris had to work late every night but last. Both he and Noah were so excited when he walked in the door on time and got to play before bed time! After not seeing each other much this week, I have a feeling they will be all about each other this weekend, and I may just get some nice Mother's Day time alone ;) That is in between all the meals we have planned with the moms in our life :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, whether you are celebrating your own mom or as the mom being spoiled!
In case you missed them, here's what I shared on the blog this week!
Last week I shared some of my favorite blog posts from the week and I really want to make it a weekly thing. Here are some of my favorites... a wonderful mix of blogging/photography tips, recipes, and other random gems.
Being Mrs. Beer - An Open Letter to Meghann Foye
The Girl in the Red Shoes - When You Have a Child Who Doesn't Eat
Hello Erin - My Favorite Editing Apps
Olive and Tate - Blogging 101: How To Partner With Other Bloggers
Tickled Pink - Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Meet the Sullivans - Our Favorite Cinco de Mayo Drinks & Recipes
Last week I shared that Noah is getting really good at writing his name and other words. He's really good with his alphabet, so I want to start focusing on the lower case letters. I ordered these using Amazon Prime earlier this week and Noah was so excited that yesterday's package was for him! Not only is he learning his lower case letters, but now that we have 2 sets (upper and lowercase) of each letter, we are able to write more names and words!
Did you go all out for Cinco de Mayo yesterday? While I wasn't out having a fiesta and enjoying a frozen margarita, I did partake in some Mexican food for dinner. While I would have loved to go to Chipotle, I was worried it would be a little busier than usual. So instead, I relied on good old Costco. I had some of their frozen chicken taquitos with a side of chips and guacamole... it was absolutely delicious!
I got an early Mother's Day gift this year! This is the first year Noah's in school, which means it was the first year that Noah handmade me something for the occasion. Yesterday, the moms were invited to stay at drop off to play a little, listen to our adorable kids sing songs to us, and for story time. We were then gifted these questionnaires/cards and a beautiful potted flower complete with their fingerprints. I was cracking up at some of Noah's answers. Most of the kids knew their mom's names, but to Noah I'm just "Mama"! I was also a little puzzled by his answer to "What Does Mommy Do". I really thought he'd say "go on my computer" or "take pictures". While it could have been worse... "watch tv" or "do nothing", I didn't know what he meant by "touch". He told me I touch him, which I'm guessing means that I hug and snuggle him a lot... which I do!
And here's a video just in time for Mother's Day. Just be warned that you will probably tear up (or ball like a baby) and hug your babies a little longer after seeing this video... it's so stinking sweet!