Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What's Up Wednesday | April

Linking up with Mel, Shay & Sheaffer for...

What we're eating this week...
Clean, healthy foods since I totally anticipate eating way too much on vacation!
Think salads, celery, cucumbers, strawberries, etc.

What I'm reminiscing about...

That these two littles shared their first play date together 5 years ago this past weekend!
5 years later they are both on the same soccer and t-ball teams together :)
I just love these two and hope they continue to be good friends all of their lives!

What I'm loving...
So I have cheated a bit on that healthy eating I mentioned above.
My dad introduced Mic and I to these chips from Costco and they are amazing!
Beer Cheese flavored kettle cooked chips get all the heart eye emoji's!!!

What we've been up to...
The tax deadline is crazy in our business!
Everyone is trying to race in at the last minute to contribute to their accounts.
Thankfully, that is now over.
Soccer has begun,

X lost another tooth,
Side note: I posted the above picture on Instagram and Lawrence Vickers liked it!
You may all be saying who?
He was on the Cleveland Browns!
I may have freaked out with excitement over that like ;)

and we celebrated the baptism of my niece :)

What I'm dreading...
We don't fly too often so I always forget what you can and can't take in your carry-on.
Plus, it is X's first time flying and he is really nervous :(
Help! Any suggestions flying with kiddos?
And what am I allowed to actually bring on the plane in my carry on?

What I'm working on...
Getting some blog posts ready for while we are gone and getting things organized at work.

What I'm excited about...
I know you are all sick hearing me talk about it, but I just can't help it...DISNEY!
We leave very, very soon!
Yes, I will be posting a recap of our trip and then I promise to stop talking about it :)

What I'm watching/reading...
Earlier this month I actually read a book and reviewed it on the blog.
That is big for this non-book reader :)

Still watching Gossip Girl on Netflix, the final season of Pretty Little Liars, and keeping up with The Voice.
Are you watching The Voice?
Who are you rooting for?
Are you playing along on the app?

What I'm listening to...
The Bobby Bones Show on my way to work every morning.
I just love that whole crew :)

And in the evening I turn on my Sirius radio app on my phone and workout :)
From 90's to today, hair nation to country!

What I'm wearing...
Sweaters, tank tops, pants, boots, skirts, sandals, etc.
April is seriously the craziest month in Ohio!
You can start off the day with a blizzard and by late afternoon it is 70*!

What I'm doing this weekend...
X has a soccer game, visiting with a friend who is coming into town, and PACKING!!!!

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Besides Disney - Yes, there is life outside of going to the most magical place on earth Vanessa! lol!
X will be preforming in his Spring program and then having preschool graduation!!!
T-ball begins at the end of the month too :)

What else is new...
I have spent way too much time at the dentist's office this month :(
One of my molars cracked and I have been having issues with it.
Fingers crossed everything is now OK and I won't have to go back for 6 months.

I also joined X and his class on a field trip to the bird sanctuary.
This little owl Winnie was just the cutest!

And I am seriously contemplating chopping my hair off!
Do you follow One Little Momma?
I just love her!
Especially her hair!!!

What do you think?
Chop or not?
Decisions, decisions!

Bonus Question: What is your favorite spring/summer shoe?
Flip flops/sandals have always been my favorite shoes to wear in the summer,
but I thinks something else is taking their place this year!
I finally picked up some Sketchers a couple of months ago for our trip to Disney and I am in love!
Yes, I know I am late to the show on this one.
I ordered a second pair of them a few weeks ago and I might love them even more than the original pair!
They go with so so much!
And are beyond comfortable!
They are the Performance Go Step - Marina in Taupe :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Birds, Bunnies & Cars 3

Linking up with Andrea, Narci & Erika for...

On Monday I shared our fun weekend which included these adorable 4 day old ducklings.
#4 was my favorite since my dad sponsored it :)

I joined Ashley & Erika for Tuesday Talk and things were all kinds of random!

I also had a dentist appointment that afternoon and it was my least favorite part of the day!
So I cheered myself up with a couple things from my favorite coffee shop :)

Another favorite from Tuesday?
This snapchat filter!
Eek! PLL is back for 10 episodes. Are you watching????

Favorite Instagram post of the week...
 I really needed that one!

Another day, another snap.
This was my favorite from Easter :)

On Thursday I joined X and his little friends for a field trip to the bird sanctuary.

And then I took the rest of the day off and spent it with my favorite little guy :)
Which meant heading to our favorite store (Target), and then picking up some yummy blueberry donuts from the Blueberry Patch!

And that is it for this week!
Soccer begins bright and early tomorrow,
and then we will celebrate my niece getting baptized on Sunday :)
Happy weekend friends!

Before you go...

Hey Central & Northeast Ohio!
Have a little one that loves the Cars movies?
You must check out this FREE event at Public Square in Cleveland on Tuesday, April 25th!

And that is it for this week!
Soccer begins bright and early tomorrow,
and then we will celebrate my niece getting baptized on Sunday :)
Happy weekend friends!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Talk | A bunch of random

Linking up with Ashley & Erika for...

Today's post is a bunch of randomness!

What are your typical holiday meals?
Say, Easter - Thanksgiving - Christmas
I know everyone is different, but I don't know how to breakaway from the traditional foods of those holidays.
So when I go places and they aren't serving a traditional meal it just drives me nuts!
So what do you eat/make?
I know some cultures are different, and that is totally fine with me.
But I am just curious.

Speaking of food, I mentioned this question on my Show & Tell Prom post and I figured I would ask again here.
Did you eat dinner at prom?
This is always a big discussion at our house because where Mic went to school he did not eat at prom.
They went out to dinner before and then went to the dance at some hall or outside location from the school.
Actually, most of the schools around here are that way.
My prom and most of the ones around my hometown were the exact opposite.
Prom was a big deal.
So you dressed up more than a homecoming dance.
You purchased tickets in advance.
It was open to juniors and seniors only, unless you were the date of one of those students.
Guys wore tuxes.
Some people rode in limos.
And you ate your dinner at prom!
It was a full evening of dinner and dancing.
So adult-like for high school.

What are your favorite no-show sock brands?
I am looking for ones that don't stretch out after just a couple of wears.
Not too bulky or thick.
And comfortable.
Over the years I have bought name brand socks and store brands and they are all over the place.
I used to buy all my sports socks from Old Navy years ago and they were the best!
They changed how they were made and I don't like them at all now :(

That is all for today folks!
Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hopped Out!

Happy Monday!
After X being on Spring Break last week (and sick the entire week),
we are glad to be back to our normal routines today!
That might mean this post is getting published around 2pm.

Friday night we just took a drive.
It was great!
I miss the simpler days where Mic and I would just hop in the car and drive around.
No actual plans.
Being in the car always feels good to me :)
We finally stopped at a Mexican restaurant for dinner before heading home.

Saturday morning I was up early to pick up my groceries from Kroger.
Busy weekend and Easter weekend combined, meant it was the perfect time to order things online!
Unfortunately, they were out of a few items but I made it work.
Do you use Kroger Clicklist?

Once home, X and I got ready and headed to a birthday party for one his friends.
While he still wasn't eating much at all by Saturday morning, he seemed to be feeling much better overall.
The kiddos enjoyed pizza,
 a dinosaur egg hunt outside,

taking turns hitting the pinata,

and cupcakes!

 Unfortunately, X was still off his game.
He was extra emotional and even elected to color over running around :(
We ended up leaving early so he could rest a bit before heading up north.

Mic and I headed to A Night at the Duck Races with my dad and step mom.

Dinner, dessert, drinks, raffles and more.
But those super cute 4 day old ducklings stole the show!

My dad sponsored a duck in the 1st race and it won!

Meanwhile, X was with my mom :)
They "cooked" together, 

played bad guys, 

visited the Easter basket at the park,

Yes, that is my adorable niece Lily with X :)

opened Easter baskets,

and snuggled :)

On Sunday I took one, that is right, one picture.

Sometimes that is just how the weekend goes :/
How was your Easter?
This is always a question I find interesting....did you eat ham?
What is your traditional Easter meal?

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