Sunday Coffee

How was your holiday weekend?? We had a great time! We went to a carnival (Grayson was not impressed, see pictures below), we were able to see Urbandale’s fireworks from our sidewalk (a HUGE plus for me!), and we went to a BBQ at my parents on Saturday (rain and all). Today we just plan to relax and clean-up and then it’s back to work we go!! But for now…a few mindless thoughts.

**Grayson has a thing about getting up around 530/545 and sometimes we are lucky enough that if we go in and lay him down again he will go back to sleep. Today was one of those days and he fell back asleep until 7! The funny thing is if I go in and do it he NEVER falls asleep but when Curt goes in that kids throws himself back down on the bed as if we never saw him get up and jump and scream for the last 15 minutes.

**Speaking of Grayson…when he woke up this morning he was not my good natured baby….he was a feisty little boy!!! I feel as if over night this kid got an attitude and the attitude is I’m going to do whatever I want…and screech when I get told I can’t. I think we have entered “the terrible 2’s” a tad early…..that’s ok…this lady sums it up perfectly. I’m going to enjoy this ride and revel in the fact that my little baby is growing up into a smart, independent boy and I will let him be who he is.

** I’m not a fan of fireworks…when I was little I was at a firework show and there was a rogue firework which ended up going RIGHT past my head and hitting this shed behind me which ended up with another little girls hair on fire!! So yea, not a fan of fireworks. But this 4th of July we ended up watching them on the sidewalk from quite a distance. We could see and hear them well but they weren’t right over us and we could walk two steps to the comfort of our own home and not deal with traffic. With a little one that goes to bed so early it was nice to actually be able to watch them and keep him on his schedule. Win for all.

** Speaking of 4th of July, I’m not a fan of the hashtag “Merica” I know many of you will disagree as almost all my social friends used it multiple times over the past couple of days. It’s just my opinion! I wonder how that even got started…America isn’t that long…just say the whole word. Please for me would you do #AMERICA next year? 😉

**Are you a fan of the Today show or Good Morning America? In college I was a big fan of GMA, but now I’m totally in to the Today show. I’m a big fan of Carson Daly. I sort of feel like we grew up into our adulthood together…from TRL days (for those of you who remember when MTV actually played music and was good)  to the national news….he has grown up and I still love him!

** There is a commercial for Extra gum and it’s AMAZING! It’s about a guy that makes origami cranes from the foil from the wrapper for his daughter and it shows her growing up and all these big and little moments in her life he makes her a crane. I won’t spoil the ending but it pulled at my heart strings and I now want to only by Extra gum. Well played Extra, well played…..

** A good friend of mine is due with her baby girl in about 9 weeks!!! She asked me to giver her some frozen meal ideas and what to bring to the hospital when it’s go time. I think I will share my thoughts with you all too! I know I found it way helpful to hear from others on what is a must and a not so must. To each their own but I definitely like hearing from others on it!

I hope you enjoy your Sunday friends!!! And here are a few photos of our holiday weekend!

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Friday Favorites-4th of July Edition

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Do you have big Independence Day plans?? We plan to go to a local carnival for a bit and then tomorrow we actually will go have a BBQ. No fireworks or parade for us! Grayson naps right in the middle of the parade and is in bed WELL before the fireworks go off. I’m not a HUGE fan of of fireworks anyways but poor Curt is. Maybe he can walk to the end of the street and see them? 😉

Anyways, I thought this Friday Favorite’s Post would be centered all around 4th of July!! Enjoy!

1. This is what I’m making to take to the BBQ on Saturday. Looks good, easy and patriotic…win!

Fruit and Brownie Kebabs {4th of July Food}    These are the perfect little treat for the 4th is healthy with a little chocolate fix :)

2. This shirt is simple and cute for a busy toddler. Grayson will be sporting this Carter’s shirt today!

3. My good friend and co-worker, Julia, owns this dress. She looks ADORABLE in it, she wears it with a cute little belt. I think it would be perfect for a BBQ or watching fireworks. Pair it with some adorable red sandals like these or adorable wedges like these and you area set! PS. It’s her birthday today, so shout out to Julia, happy birthday my friend!! 🙂

4. If I was hosting a BBQ I think I would make these as they can be part of your table decor and they are edible! WIN!

M and M Sparklers

5. For an easy 4th of July craft  I think this would be fun and simple. At Grayson’s daycare they actually took his foot and dipped it into three colors and made his foot look like a firework on paper! Hat’s off to them for getting it JUST right. But I would have to go this route at home… 🙂

Easy 4th Of July Craft. would be cute to do on a t-shirt

6. Finally, for those of you that are 21 and older…a nice 4th of July drink might be just what you need. 🙂

Imagine Design » Red White and Blue Sangria Drink Recipe AND GUESS WHAT i can make it cause i will FINALLY Be 21!!! whoooo

That’s it! A quick round up of some of my favorite 4th of July items floating around the web. I hope you all enjoy your 4th and thank you to all the brave men and women who are currently serving and who have served. I am so THANKFUL for each and every one of you!!