Oh, hey weekend! We’ve been waiting for you! Let’s get to Five Fact Friday!
1. Blue skies, and sunshine. I know it’s lame to talk about the weather, but in about a month (possibly 2) it’s going to be REALLY hot and the parks will be off limits in the afternoons. This week, we’ve been park-hopping our way through the city, visiting at least 1-2 parks a day. Thank heaven for sunshine, cool breeze, and children who are starting to play a little more safely and nicely at the park.
(side note: everything about this picture makes me laugh. This is what happens when I try to get anyone to look at me for a picture. Milo looks bored out of his mind, and Sophie does something silly.)
2. Fun fact: it would seem that most ducks don’t like gluten free bread. Not that I blame them so much, but it makes for very disappointing duck-feeding at the park for two hopeful tiny humans. So, we’ve learned that we either have to be the first (and only) duck-feeders around (the ducks don’t mind as much when it’s their only choice), or bring something more appetizing like rice cakes. Who knew?
3. Fumsup. Milo does this “thumbs up” and it’s just my favorite. “Fumsup!” is a one-word cheer we hear on a regular basis. And don’t worry, he’s still going strong in the sunglasses-wearing department.
4. I am a boring human. Most of our spring break isn’t going to be packed with high adventure or funtivities, but I really, really love the smaller little outings we’ve done lately. Walks to the parks, a stop for fresh-squeezed juice on the weekend, and eating lunch outside. Still, I think I *may* need to step up my game. This week, when I asked what she wanted to do, Sophie said she wanted to go to IKEA. For a chocolate bar.
I wasn’t kidding when I said I’m the very definition of boring.
5. Small things with great love is one of my favorite adages, and this week, both kids did a great job putting that into play.
Milo got a single ant bite from a single ant last weekend and spend this week terrified of ants. Sophie spent one afternoon at the park covering up every ant she saw with the caps from acorns. Because she didn’t want to “dead any ants” but also didn’t want them to get Milo.
Milo has been great about sharing with Sophie this week–whether it’s the Lego she wants to use, or them saying the dinner prayers together instead of Milo getting to have his turn alone.
p.s. In case you missed it, I celebrated 8 years (!!) of blogging this week. It’s been a crazy and fun journey. I’m so glad that I still love it, and I have you to thank for it. If there’s anything you’d like to hear more about or see more of, don’t hesitate to ask!
Wishing you every good thing.