Our Five Ring Circus: A Few of My Favorite Things

Friday, June 10, 2016

A Few of My Favorite Things

Happy Friday!

It's the first Friday of Summer Break, one of my kids is at a sleepover, I don't have to babysit any extra kids today and I have BIG plans to not wake up to an alarm clock this morning. It really is the little things in life!

Here are a few more "little things" that I'm loving right now:


School's out for the summer! Although our Summer is not going to be relaxing, I'm looking forward to a less structured schedule. (And not having to pack lunches. Just keeping it real!)



I finished The Girl on the Train, and it was a great book! I took the suggestion of another blogger and ordered this one. I can't wait for it to arrive!


I bought a set of Verdes Jumbo Foam Blocks for Liam and they are a hit with him and my girls! (Just FYI, I found a set at TJ Maxx for a fraction of the price!)



Camp Mom is in full swing! My great niece is with us every weekday in the Summer and I watch my best friend's two sons every Thursday. We have a full house and I'm determined to keep these kids busy!

I have so many fun activities planned and I will be sharing our #CampMom activities on Instagram each day and recapping on the blog every Tuesday!

Here's a sneak peek at what we did today: water balloon baseball!



My littlest dude is an awesome photography subject. I seriously want to make a picture book of his daily adventures! That being said, he gave me quite a scare last week. I shared that story here and I have to say, some of the comments on that post made my heart skip a beat! Raising kids can be so scary!



I absolutely love good mail days! In just one day, I received the softest blanket from Saranoni that I won in a giveaway, Liam's first brand rep package from Trendy Bubs (so cute and perfect for the zoo) and adorable monogram shirts to review from Two Magnolia Lane!

*Save 20% off your order at Trendy Bubs (sale and custom name items excluded) using the coupon code: liamff



My sweet girl, Lily. Last night, she was sitting on the couch and just looked so sad. When I asked her what was wrong, she whimpered, "I'm going to lose my mommy when I grow up." I asked her what she meant and she sighed and said she was so sad because she wouldn't be able to live with me anymore. My goodness, I adore this girl!



Last week I shared how I organize my SUV for an on-the-go Summer with my kids, and I included this cute first aid kit that I picked up at Target.  Who would have ever thought that I would need a complete first aid kit on day two of Summer Break?!? But life with kids is always interesting!



I absolutely love this kid and I love our coordinating shirts from Littlest Warrior Apparel! Welcome to Holland is a poem about life with a child with a disability. I cry every time I read it!


Welcome to Holland

 Yep. Tears!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! What's on your agenda?



  1. Oh sweet Lily! What a heart that girl has. Such cute outfit for Liam at the zoo. You are going to be quite the busy lady this summer, but so much fun. The water balloon baseball sounds like a blast. I need to do that with Cam.

    1. Thank you so much! She is definitely a sweetheart. You should play water balloon baseball. I bet Cam would love it!

  2. I LOVE that poem. Thanks for sharing!! And yay for camp mom--- i'll be reading along!! Happy Friday!

  3. I can't wait to read your post from the other day. And the comments too. I loved Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive. I hope you enjoy that one. Let me know what you think of it. Your kids are so darling. I love seeing how different they are and what to look forward to when my girls get older.

    1. I'm glad to hear you like it! I haven't started yet, but as soon as I find some spare time, I will!

  4. I love the monogrammed shirts! They are way too cute! Can you believe we've already been on summer break for a month? Looks like you all are going to have a lot of fun!

    1. That's crazy that your break started so early. It really does vary a lot from state to state! I hope you're having a great summer!

  5. I'd never heard that poem before but it is just perfect! Water balloon baseball, what a blast! Have a great weekend!


  6. Oh Lily! Thatbis just the sweetest thing ever. I think Ill just keep my girls here with me forever the thought of then moving away just makes me sick. So,I totally get Lily 😊.


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