Issues I am Loving Friday #481

Hey buddies! Blissful Friday to you! How are you? How was your week? Ours was H-O-T and apparently it’s solely going to get hotter because the excessive is predicted to succeed in 100 levels at this time. Phewww. We hope to search out somewhat reprieve from the warmth on the pool and water playground at Jellystone this weekend. We booked a last-minute keep at one in all our favourite campgrounds to have fun Rhett’s third birthday! He turns three subsequent week however we knew a weekend of outside enjoyable can be proper up his alley.

We’re taking off as soon as Chase will get out of faculty at this time and might be filling our time at Jellystone with gem mining, mini golf, swimming, exploring and plenty of s’mores-making! I hope to share extra on the weblog subsequent week however till then, let’s dive into this week’s roundup of Friday favorites!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

  • “Deal with with Care” Word

This little word was slipped into the mother and father’ folders at Ryder and Rhett’s preschool open home on Wednesday. I’ve by no means seen something prefer it and thought it was so fantastic. Academics by no means stop to amaze me and this little word made me really feel grateful for our boys’ preschool for the 5,000th time. It’s such a particular place full of probably the most unimaginable, proficient, educated, compassionate and loving academics.

  • The Return of Childhood Chapter E-book Favorites

One of many unanticipated joys of motherhood for me has been rereading a few of my favourite childhood chapter books. We dipped our toes into studying Harry Potter with Chase some time again (we’re taking a pause because the depth of the books will increase and we’re undecided he’s prepared for guide #4) however we lately started studying The Boxcar Children and Cam Jansen collectively. I flew by means of books in each of those sequence once I was a child and watching Chase mild up when he experiences them for the primary time has been so enjoyable. (Value noting, you possibly can positively inform The Boxcar Kids sequence was written a very long time in the past however the tales maintain up!)

Cam Jansen got here again into my life once I was searching used books at Goodwill. I couldn’t buy the three Cam Jansen books I discovered quick sufficient! As a child, I bear in mind considering Cam Jansen was the coolest. The books focus on a woman whose photographic reminiscence helps her resolve mysteries. Each Ryder and Chase are loving these books and we’re typically studying them in a single or two sittings as a result of the tales rope them in so rapidly!

I began ordering Nuuly packing containers this previous spring and once I say receiving my newest Nuuly supply on our doorstep every month brings me somewhat an excessive amount of pleasure, I imply it. I’ve beloved renting garments and it’s been particularly fantastic to hire fancier/pricier clothes for greater occasions like weddings. Whereas we don’t have something too fancy arising this month, it was nonetheless enjoyable to obtain my newest Nuuly supply and I opted to fill it with summer time finds together with a few skirts, mini attire and a swimsuit cover-up.

Right here’s a peek into my newest supply!

(Hat: WYETH (via Madewell)  / Sandals: TKEES / Seaside bag: Amazon / Bikini: Splendid (I obtained mine years in the past on RueLaLa and so they really nonetheless have it on tremendous sale in a lightweight blue and a tie dye print should you search “Splendid tie entrance bikini” on their website!) / Necklaces: Amazon — Rainbow Beaded Necklace + Paperclip Chain Necklace)

(Tank: Target / Sandals: TKEES / Purse: Marc Jacobs by way of ThredUP / Layered Gold Bracelets: Target)

  • Misplaced + Wander Sundown Soiree Mini Costume 

(Sneakers: Vans / Necklaces: Amazon — Paperclip Chain Necklace + Freshwater Pearl Necklace)

  • MINKPINK Darcy Floral Shirred Skirt 

(Sneakers: Unisa (outdated) / High: Previous however I believe Amazon, too! This one seems to be nearly equivalent)

  • Kachel Blended Print Slip Skirt

(Sandals: TKEES / Necklaces: Amazon — Paperclip Chain Necklace + Freshwater Pearl Necklace)

  • Candy en Forme Floral Angel Mini Costume

(Sneakers: Bamboo (however outdated — we’re speaking faculty days!) / Necklaces: Amazon — Paperclip Chain Necklace + Freshwater Pearl Necklace)

Earlier this week, I shared a few of our favourite podcasts for kids on the weblog however audiobooks had been the primary approach our boys started listening to audio tales. Just a few days after my weblog submit about child podcasts, my good friend Brittany shared a weblog submit on IG Tales that includes a few of her women’ favorite audiobooks. Lots of Brittany’s kids’s audiobook favorites have been successful with our boys as effectively so I wished to focus on her submit right here for anybody searching for quiet however partaking leisure for little ones. She has one other weblog submit with audiobook recommendations for older kids that’s price testing in case you have kids ages 7-10, too!

Fourth Wing: 9780349437002: Books

Fourth Wing was beneficial to me by many, lots of you once you heard how a lot I beloved the ACOTAR fantasy series. I used to be going by means of severe withdrawals once I completed the fifth and ultimate guide in that sequence and instantly put Fourth Wing on maintain at my native library. It took almost two months to turn into out there however it was definitely worth the wait. It’s one other action-packed guide with fascinating characters, twisty plotlines, some steaminess and loads of journey. Fourth Wing hooked me from the very starting and I felt like I used to be speed-reading my approach by means of it as a result of a lot motion was taking place always that I learn with fervor! I’m simply bummed I’ve to attend till the second guide is launched in November to proceed studying this mini sequence.

From Amazon: 

Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was presupposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, residing a quiet life amongst books and historical past. Now, the commanding basic—often known as her tough-as-talons mom—has ordered Violet to affix the lots of of candidates striving to turn into the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

However once you’re smaller than everybody else and your physique is brittle, loss of life is barely a heartbeat away…as a result of dragons don’t bond to “fragile” people. They incinerate them.

With fewer dragons prepared to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to higher their very own probabilities of success. The remainder would kill her only for being her mom’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, probably the most highly effective and ruthless wingleader within the Riders Quadrant.

She’ll want each edge her wits can provide her simply to see the following dawn.

But, with day-after-day that passes, the conflict exterior grows extra lethal, the dominion’s protecting wards are failing, and the loss of life toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect management is hiding a horrible secret.

Pals, enemies, lovers. Everybody at Basgiath Struggle Faculty has an agenda—as a result of when you enter, there are solely two methods out: graduate or die.

A Weekend at Jellystone Golden Valley (A throwback submit to the final time we went to Jellystone with buddies and my sister’s household)

Banana Bread Protein Pancakes (A protein-packed recipe we’ve beloved for years! Child-approved and no protein powder required.)

Query of the Day

What’s one factor making you smile this week?