Our Five Ring Circus: Friday Favorites

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! 

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the weekend.  Especially considering it's going to be 62 degrees tomorrow!!! I desperately need a break from this cold weather!

Our weekend involves a basketball game, shopping, and preparing for Lexie's 9th birthday on Monday.  I still can't believe my sweet girl is going to be 9.  That's way too close to double digits!

This week kind of kicked my butt. The kids didn't have school on Monday, then had a snow day on Tuesday.  It was so nice to have a 4 day weekend, but then things got crazy.

On Wednesday, I officially had my first parenting experience of a child throwing up in public. I guess you could say I've been lucky up until now considering I've been a parent for over 11 years. But let me just say that I had to clean up an ENTIRE 3 stall restroom (walls included) and my kid. She actually slipped in it, fell on her back, and slid 3 feet across the bathroom floor and into a stall. Her bum hitting the toilet was what stopped her. Looking back, it really was quite comical, but the mess was horrendous! My life is so glam.

Lily was fine immediately after, but I was on edge. I was just waiting for it to hit another family member. It has been a few years since our last stomach virus nightmare, so I feel like our luck is running out. (It hasn't yet. Fingers and toes are crossed.) Of course, I woke up with a nasty cold on Thursday morning.  No more germs, PLEASE.

Needless to say, I'm ready for a warm weekend and a break from routine!

On that note, here is what I'm loving this week:


The Salted Caramel Latte from Bolthouse Farms.   My husband introduced me to these drinks and I'm hooked.  It's so much cheaper than a Starbucks habit, so I don't feel the least bit guilty! If you haven't tried it, do yourself a favor and buy one! (The Strawberry Banana Smoothie is really good, too.)



Days off of school.  I canceled Liam's in-home therapy sessions and we stayed home all day.  It was PERFECT.



The sweet treasures Lily made for me for Valentine's Day and going to the Sweetheart Tea.  Keepsakes made by my children are my absolute favorite gifts!

Sweetheart Tea gifts from Lily


My favorite Target Dollar Spot find of the week. Rather, $3, but who is counting?  (I don't even WANT to know how much I spend there in a month!)  I found it just in time for Lexie's birthday!



My sweet boy's love of books. He seriously melts my heart!  I shared our favorites HERE.



The excitement over snow days!

snow day


Sherlock on Netflix.  We just started watching it and we LOVE it!  Each episode is long, so it's like watching a movie. Season 2 Episode 1 is our favorite so far!



His smile. Enough said.



Our Seeds & Scoops Sensory Table.  It's one of Lily's favorite winter activities, and I finally introduced Liam to it on Wednesday.  It was a huge hit!!!


Bonus...they looked really cute in the snow!



TAX RETURN.  Need I say more? 

What are you loving right now? What's on your agenda the next few days? I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 


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  1. Oh my goodness, what a week! And I thought I was having a bad week with a tantrum on Monday and a cold all week. I hope that the weekend goes better for you and that the stomach bug stays away from the rest of your family! I always see those Bolthouse Farms drinks at the grocery store, but I have yet to try one. I think I'm going to need to grab the Salted Caramel Latte this weekend - yum! Kiddie artwork is my favorite too - I can't bring myself to throw out anything my daughter makes. Maybe I'm a hoarder, but it's all so precious to me! Such cute photos of your kids!!

    1. It stayed away so far! Thank you! I hope you're feeling better, too. I definitely think you should pick one up the next time you go to the grocery store. It's delicious!

  2. The Dollar Spot is so dangerous... especially because I grab a ton not knowing its actually $3 and not $1. They need to change the section of that places' name!

    1. I know! I always grab the $3 items and they add up so quickly!

  3. Aw, love this list!

    The Target "dollar" spot gets me every time. I need to put on blinders when I walk by it! Lol

    1. Thank you!
      Is it possible to just walk by? I haven't succeeded yet!

  4. You're a Stream Team Member too!! Did you request early access to Fuller House?!!!

    1. I am! I actually just sent a request. My kids told me I wasn't allowed to watch without them, but I can't wait!

  5. Oh my goodness the picture of your son next to the stack of books- melt my heart!! Perfection.
    SNOW DAYS!! It's nice to have a little break in the middle of the week. We haven't had a snow day this year, but we know the bliss of a snow day. :)
    Happy Friday!!

    1. Thank you so much!
      I hope you get at least one snow day. This was our first one. I really can't complain about this winter, considering it was almost 70 degrees yesterday!

  6. I love all of your top 10 updates this week, you definitely always seem to have your hands full, yet take the most adorable pictures of your kiddos!!
    I also blogged about my top 5 happenings this week over at http://sheridanjohnson.com/2016/02/19/5-on-friday-2/.
    Hope you check it out! Have a great weekend!!

  7. I love this post; first, let me start by saying I hope you feel better. Having a cold is not easy and hopefully the stomach virus will stay far, far away. It must have been awful to clean up the throw-up, but thankfully, you can now see a comical side to it. Lewie had Monday off and a snow day on Tuesday too. It was great to stay home all day on Tuesday--we need to do that more often. Happy birthday to Lexi; I can't believe she's going to be nine too. I love going to Target for birthday stuff! It sounds like you have an awesome weekend ahead. Enjoy!!!

    1. Thankfully, the stomach virus didn't hit anyone. I think it was just a fluke with Lily! The cold isn't so bad, but I am glad I rescheduled Lexie's party for next weekend! I'm glad you got to stay home with Lewie on Tuesday. I'm sure you both enjoyed it! XOXO

  8. Tax return, aaahhh yes. Definitely no need to say more. I really need to get ours filed. I have no idea why I am waiting!


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