Our Five Ring Circus: Oh Hey, Friday Favorites!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Oh Hey, Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!

This week was much better than last week.  No ER visits, so I'm already calling that a win!

Dylan is getting out his stitches this morning, so we get to sleep in an extra hour and a half.  We're following that up with donuts.  Getting stitches out requires a treat, right?!?

After I drop Dylan and Lexie off at school, Lily, Liam, and I have some chores to do. Hello, mountains of laundry and our monthly stock-up shopping trip at Costco!

As for now, here's what I'm loving this week:


This tea.  It was a birthday gift from my sweet friend, and I love it!!!  It's just as good as my beloved orange pekoe tea!

Let me just say, I hope this helps! Gotta love insomnia!


Gorgeous weather, and lots of time spent outdoors.  Of course, Pittsburgh decided to go back in time after that.  It's currently 30 degrees and snow flurries were spotted on Wednesday and Thursday.  That is SO not my favorite.

The girls grabbed their lunchboxes filled with mini animal figures, grabbed their cups of hot tea, and ran outside to escape their baby brother. I'm sure they will be out there all day! The look Lexie gave me was my cue to give them their privacy. #weeken


My super adorable 20 month old! He decided to celebrate by getting his 8th tooth, learning how to climb up on furniture, and taking more unassisted steps.  That may not seem like a big deal, but it's huge for him.  He has to work twice as hard as "typical" children to do the things that come easily to them. He does it all with a big smile and unbeatable determination!

Our sweet Liam turned 20 months old today! He celebrated by getting another tooth, taking several unassisted steps, and climbing onto the coffee table all by himself for the first time! We cheered while he climbed, because it was a huge accomplishment for
Practicing his newly acquired skill: Climbing onto furniture! He pushes the ottoman over to a taller piece of furniture, climbs onto the ottoman, then climbs onto the furniture. This is a huge accomplishment for him, but nothing is safe anymore!


Our new homework caddy.  I was so fed up with constantly searching for sharpened pencils and art supplies.  Thanks to the oh so dangerous Target Dollar Spot, I completed my project for $6. Something I should have done 5 years ago!  Here's to organization!

It only took 5 years to do it, but we finally have a homework caddy! I was so sick of searching for sharpened pencils and art supplies. Really hoping that this makes life just a bit easier. Thank you, Target Dollar Spot! Grand total? $6! #organization


A Sunday Funday as it's called.  Lexie had an awesome birthday party at a local art studio, so the rest of us spent two hours the Burger King next to the studio.  We had the huge, indoor playground to ourselves!  Lexie had a great time, Dylan and Lily had a great time, and Liam thoroughly enjoyed salad and ice cream!



A super messy, but super fun project this week.  We made Goop!  Just cornstarch, water, and food coloring.  So easy!  You can read more HERE.

For this week's activity, we made goop/oobleck! Lily was fascinated by how it felt almost like playdoh, but dripped out of her hands like a liquid! Such a cheap, easy activity, but I highly recommend a plastic tablecloth!!! I loved this stuff when I was i


Another Target Dollar Spot find.  That place is so dangerous for me.  But so helpful!  These adorable milk jug-style cups found their way into my cart.  I used to fill up cups for Dylan and Lexie before I went to bed, so I didn't have to fill cups all day, but I never did it for Lily.  Dylan and Lexie can obviously get their own drinks now, but Lily still needs help. I always leave water out for Lily and Liam, but she does like her milk and daily cup of juice, too.  I'm going to attempt the fill before bed trick! They are the perfect size!



A successful trip to the dentist with all 4 kids.  I SURVIVED. Everyone was cavity free, although Lexie will need braces.  Goodbye, money.



Last, but definitely not least, our new favorite shirt from Littlest Warrior Apparel.  This shirt means so much to me.  You can find out what it means HERE. We adore our sweet boy so much and we really, really, really love "Holland."


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

I'm linking up with Andrea, Narci, and Erika for Friday Favorites!


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


  1. That homework caddy is perfect! I'm going to have to steal that idea from you!

    1. Thank you! Go for it. It's so much easier having everything within reach!

  2. Those "milk" jugs are darling! I am a sucker for cute cups - I'll have to swing by Target and see if we have any!

  3. Love these :-) The weather just got cold here too and I'm sooooo so bummed. I was ready for some real spring. Ugh! Bring that warm weather back please mother nature. And um yeah, kind of crying about the Welcome to Holland post. Wow. What a day. What an amazing kid.

    1. Awww, thank you so much for your sweet words about my Welcome to Holland post. That essay gets me every time I read it!
      I hope it warmed up where you live. It's finally warming up again here. It better stay!

  4. I am a night-time cup filler too! It's my routine to fill cups with milk for breakfast and stick them in the fridge when I'm getting the coffee ready for the next day. It's like a ritual that I MUST do before bed each night. Lol. And I just loved your post about Holland. Beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much, Becky!
      I used to fill all the cups before bed when my older two were younger. I'm glad I started doing it again!

  5. I love that homework caddy! Such a great idea!

    1. Thank you! I'm not quite sure why I waited so long to do it!


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