Our Five Ring Circus: Oh Hey, Friday Favorites!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Oh Hey, Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!!!

Our first week of summer vacation has come to an end.  Although we were all bummed on the last day of school (it was a great year!), the more relaxed mornings and evenings are much appreciated!  I can't say that we're less busy, but we had a great first week of summer!

Here are a few of our favorite things:


Orange is the New Black!  Netflix released season 3 a day early, so guess what we watched tonight?!? #StreamTeam

Orange Is the New Black


The beloved Imaginarium Bouncy Horse is back in action! Lily loved this toy, and Liam recently took a liking to it.  Of course, he thinks it's a great teething toy!

Who needs a teething ring?


This pin!  Can all of this be done at my house?!?



Weekly activities with my kids! We have fun and it keeps them busy. Most recently, we made homemade playdough and homemade slime



We had a bench for many years and it REALLY needed some work.  The thought of sanding and repainting was overwhelming, so we decided to just throw it away.  Then, I had a great idea!  Why not make a "secret garden" reading spot for the kids?  Let me just say...it's a hit!

Instead of throwing away our worn bench, we created a "Secret Garden" reading spot for the kids. Lexie grabbed her pillow, iced tea, and book and made herself comfortable! #letthembelittle #playmatters


Spaghetti Night.  We all love it, but it's best for the baby to eat outside!!!

Spaghetti night. Just take the mess outside!


The summer programs at the library!  We just might have filled up our schedule.  The 3 older kids are participating in the summer reading program, Liam has Storytots on Wednesday morning, Dylan and Lexie have Theater group on Wednesdays, Lily has Storytime on Fridays, and I signed them up for multiple science camps and one day events.  They're going to be busy, but they love it!

Make-a-Craft Wednesday at the library while Dylan and Lexie are at Theater Group. #summertime


Have you shared your #UltraHug selfie and nominated a community project/cause of your choice? There's still plenty of time! Find out more HERE!

Have you shared your @huggies #UltraHug selfie yet? Entering is so easy and you could win a $2K grant for the cause/community project of your choice! We nominated the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network! ❤ https://ooh.li/e2374bc. #sp

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Friday and have a great 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. Happy Friday my friend! It looks like you had a great (and busy) first week of summer vacation! My son would LOVE a secret garden!

  2. I want to go in that secret garden area....it looks perfect!

  3. What a week! We have to get signed up for the reading program soon. I love that there is so much fun to be had at the library and hat the kids keep reading!

    1. We love their programs!
      We actually just won 10 tickets to Pirates game from one of the raffles!

  4. Gahhh your babies are the cutest! What a fun post. Have a great weekend xo Amanda

  5. I LOVE Orange is the New Black!! Only one season 1 but so far I love it!!!!! Happy Friday!! :)

  6. Orange is the New Black...yes!! I binge watched the 2nd season so long ago and I've been anxiously waiting for the 3rd! So glad to know it's out. Yaaaaay another day to look forward to around here :) And I've got to get my 3yr old back in the library this summer. Might be hard to do with my not-so-easy-going 8 week old, but somehow we'll get it done :) -Misty

    1. It's such a great show! I'm enjoying season 3 so far!
      Hope you get a chance to go back to the library. I know it's hard with a newborn!

  7. I started watching OITNB last season and fell off the bandwagon. I am horrible at playing catch up on shows. I did like what I saw though. I think I might need to give it another try.

  8. I just finished season two of orange is the new black. Fun show!

    1. I agree! It isn't something I would typically watch, but I love the individual storylines!


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