So I’m flying out to Colorado today and with that, I’ve reached a realization: having kids has made me the biggest WUSS! For real though. I’m beyond giddy to spend some time bouncing around Colorado with David, but not being with the girls has me feeling all sorts of nervous. I know they are in great, loving, and fun hands (thank you Mema and Grandpa!), but my mama heart just finds it so hard to be away. I’m sure I’ll loosen up when I’m sipping a local brew while staring at the Rockies with my love, but until then I will try to occupy my mind and maybe search for a bloody Mary while I wait for my flight.
What was I going to blog about today again?
Oh yes, some Friday favorites! Let’s stop my rambling right there and get to it…
Dresses– currently on sale!
Oh shocker, I’m starting with the girls! They both had their first day of preschool this week and all went swimmingly. Both loved their class and came home pretty tired from all the excitement. Oh! I sent Kaitlyn in undies, but was a bit nervous since she’s still newly potty-trained, but I’m thrilled to report total success!
I’ve seen these at Whole Foods and thought the butternut squash and beet varieties looked cool, but scoffed at the idea of ever buying the zoodles. I have a spiralizer and can easily turn a zucchini into noodles myself I figured, but curiosity got the best of me and I snagged some at my last grocery trip. You guys, they are AWESOME. I obviously need spiralizer lessons because the size and texture of these really felt like real noodles and they were delicious!
I love our library but my goodness, I’ve reallllly been into visiting weekly lately and bringing home a ridiculous number of books. We seriously bring home like 15 at a time. Hailey just got her own library card this past week. This is pretty cool because she is reading now (!) (well, simple sentences like in BOB Books which I HIGHLY recommend) and she can get up to 5 books on her own card.
Speaking of books, my friend Heather sent me a copy of a new children’s book, How I Sent My Hug Around the World by Donna Ellen Conrad, and both girls have become enamored with it.
It’s a sweet story with a great message about empathy and spreading joy. It engages the girls with quirky wording and pages full of bright and beautiful illustrations. Definitely worth checking out!
Moon Drop Grapes
I’m sure many of you have tried the famous Cotton Candy Grapes, right? Well, the same company, The Grapery, has another unique hybrid called Moon Drop Grapes. They are a funny, elongated shape, and super juicy and sweet. I like them because you get 2 bites per grape and they aren’t quite as sugary sweet as the cotton candy variety (which I like for 1 or 2 but not an entire snack’s worth). It probably goes without saying, but the girls gave them 2 enthusiastic thumbs up.
Activity Books for the Car
I picked up some activity/tracing notebooks (they had these at Target) and they’ve been amazing for the car. Hailey actually does the activities, writes letters, does mazes, etc. Kaitlyn, she asks what to do on every page and I usually end up just saying circle everything that is BLUE. Hey, it keeps her busy!
Currently lusting over: these neutral booties.
Can’t wait to smell: this pumpkin souffle candle.
Excited to try cooking: these ancho chile cinnamon brine pork chops.
Currently sitting in my cart but haven’t hit ‘buy’ yet: this eye shadow palette.
Can’t wait to see in real life: this hotel in Telluride.
Cutest thing I’ve seen this week:
Such a peanut! <3
Of course I will be recapping our Colorado adventure, as David is bringing the “fancy” camera so we are hoping to snap some good shots. I’ll also be sharing our adventure on instagram and snapchat, so please feel free to follow along and offer recommendations!
Now please tell me I’m not alone in having a hard time leaving the two?
What is something that you are loving lately?!
And if you can’t think of anything, just tell me to calm down and enjoy myself 😉