Our Five Ring Circus: Oh Hey, Friday Favorites!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oh Hey, Friday Favorites!

Hello, Friday!

It was a short week, but I'm really happy the weekend is here.  After this past weekend, I'm ready to be in summer mode, so I can relax just a bit! Only one more week of school!

Without further ado, here's what I'm loving right now:


We have a walker!!!

Liam is now 21 months old. He was an early cruiser, so his therapists expected him to walk unassisted by 18 months.  He started to take 1-2 unassisted steps between furniture just before he turned 18 months, but he didn't progress beyond that.  The average age for a child with Down Syndrome to walk is 2-4.  I wasn't worried, mainly because he's tiny, he's my last baby, and I knew he would do it. 

On Wednesday, his occupational therapist was here, and not only did he reach all his OT goals in just 3 short months, but she kept telling me he would walk soon.  At the end of the session, as she was writing her paperwork, he took 5 giant steps across the living room.  He looked SO proud of himself as he walked toward me.  It truly took my breath away!  I immediately started crying because he had to work so much harder than my "typical" kids to achieve this goal.  It was such an incredible moment!

Look who's walking! ❤  Liam's therapists thought he would be walking by 18 months because he was an early cruiser. He did start taking 1-2 unassisted steps between furniture just before 18 months, but hasn't progressed beyond that in 3 months. Yeste


I'm not sure anything will top the first one, but I'll try! I love these shoes from Target. I bought them just before Easter, and I wear them all the time.  They go with everything!


This picture is one of my new favorites.  "Women drivers.  Geez."

Women Drivers. GEEZ. #sundayfunday 


Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores.  Enough said.  Recipe HERE.

Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores are #ontheblog and they are DELICIOUS! ❤ #smores 


Bubble Painting.  My girls LOVE to do this! It's such an easy, fun activity!

Lily's new favorite activity?  Painting with bubbles! #activitiesforkids


My love for making headbands was rekindled. I forgot how quick and easy it is!  A few shabby flowers, a few elastic headbands, a needle and thread, and 10 extra minutes.  DONE!

2 elastic bands + 4 shabby flowers + 10 minutes of time = matching patriotic headbands for my girls! ❤ It only took me 2 years before I finally decided to make them!

We loved Dylan's first chorus concert!  This was the first year the school had a 4th grade choir, and they did a great job!  I cried my way through it! 



Liam was chosen to be a brand enthusiast for Olly Oaks!  They have the cutest moccasins. I can't wait to get our first item! 


Liam loves the camera and I love to take pictures.  There are so many people who don't believe Down Syndrome can be beautiful, but it can be.  I love sharing my beautiful boy, who has the most contagious smile, with the world!

I ❤ my little tour guide! He has been taking steps and standing for longer periods of time all afternoon.  It's like something clicked and he can suddenly do all these things! #mylittlestwarrior 


Happy Friday!  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. He is the masterpiece of precious!!! That smile ... brightens the day! Be proud momma - always, I know!

  2. Yay Liam! I keep meaning to grab a pair of those shoes from Target and every time I am there I forget! The headbands you made are so cute. :) Beautiful pictures of your kiddos. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you!
      The shoes are so cute and comfortable! Definitely worth it!

  3. Such fun pictures of your sweet family!!!

  4. Yay for Liam walking! I love his smile! I love that he got chosen to represent the brand. He is so adorable! It always amazes me how much emotion things like our kids being in concerts provokes. I always tear up too. I love the head bands. They are adorable. Great job!

  5. And I appreciate all the sweet pictures you post of your family. Liam has a beautiful smile. Happy little boy.

    1. He is a happy little guy! Thank you for all your sweet comments!

  6. Yay for Liam! Walking and being a brand rep? So exciting! Your pictures always make me smile!

  7. Yeah for walkers! And, the women drivers pic cracks me up! Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

  8. Aaahh yay!!! Congrats on the walker... or not ;). Hehe it is always a bit hard on a mama's heart. I am LOVING those sandals too.

    1. Thank you! I'm happy about it for now. Ask me again when I'm chasing him at the park!


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