The mini and I have a fun little day ahead and I'm pretty excited about that. :) One of the glorious parts about working part-time is that I really and truly look forward to the days that it's just me and J.... pretty sure I'm going to kiss his sweet cheeks 82 times today and let him get away with whatever he wants. ;) Well, whatever he wants except for his new found love of trying to body slam me and act like a WWE wrestler. Not even kidding. And he weighs 1/4 of what I do, so it's no joke. Toddlers be crazy, y'all.
Moving on - let's get to FIVE ON FRIDAY! Like most days on this blog, I'm sharing a very random round-up of things.
I need this weekly meal planner in my life. The good news is that it's a free printable, so that's happening asap. Is it just me or is meal planning such a hassle?!? It's a lot of work to (1) find some great recipes, (2) write out all of the ingredients you need, (3) get to the grocery store, (4) unload it all, (5) and then actually cook the meals! Maybe I'm being dramatic and it's not that tough??? Either way, I want something that I can glance at every single week and immediately know what I'm cooking that night (and also know that all of the ingredients have already been purchased and are ready to go)! So, my plan with this adorable free printable by Elephant Stationary Studio is to send the file to my local Office Depot and ask them to make a little tablet out of it (yes, they can make almost anything into a tablet where you just pull off the top sheet and move on to the next). Maybe they can even put a magnet on the back. If not, surely I can pull that off. As much as I despise having junk on my refrigerator, this will soon be found there. I'm excited. :) Ps - thank you so very much, Elephant Stationary Studio, for sharing such goodness! Also worth noting - yes, this entire paragraph is absurd and a complete and total "first world problem". I mean really.... I just wrote like 10 sentences about how meal planning is so hard. Ridiculous!
If y'all haven't already heard the big news, my sweet (real life) friend, Emily, has started sharing some great language development tips and tricks on her blog and has also opened up a shop!!! She's a Speech-Language Pathologist and truly one of the kindest hearted people I know (and I seriously mean that - she is precious and such a good person / great mama). Anyway, if you are anything like me, you often worry if your mini is meeting the expected milestones / if they are talking enough, etc. Since obviously this is my first go around with raising a mini and I'm no expert on speech and language development, some of Emily's ideas and resources have been so helpful!! Stop by her blog and follow along if this is something that's of interest to you too! I follow her shop on Instagram too because I love seeing tips and ideas at a quick glance!! You can find her on Instagram at "DEAROEVERYDAYSPEECHANDLANGUAGE".
I'm thinking about throwing a Valentine's party for some of my closest mama friends and their minis. Our "Pjs & Donuts" Christmas party was cancelled, so I feel past due for a little party. I thought this dinosaur severing dish was really cute and would go well w/ the dinosaur themed Valentine's I'm working on for J.
Dear husband - fo' real. And you know how I feel about chocolate and puppies. XO.
Okay, so now it's your turn to link-up with us! It's beyond easy and so fun [but really, share any five things, link back to one of our blogs, post the fun logo below and link-up!]. Make sure to stop by and say hello to my sweet friends who host this along with me every Friday! April, Christina and Natasha make this little link-up go round! :)