Jan 12, 2018

Five on Friday

1) Warm Weather (Albeit Temporary):

Is there anything more lovely than strolling by a creek in the watery, winter sun?
We have made the most of the last two day of warmer temperatures!

Wednesday Dell Harper and I enjoyed taking Buddy for a couple of miles down the greenway.  I jogged/walked and she scootered- the boys stay at school until 4 on Wednesdays so I can have a little girl time with my big kindergartener.

 The kiddos watched their afternoon program on the porch yesterday when the rain forced us off their new zipline.

 You can see it in the upper right corner of this pic.  If you can take your eyes off this cutie in a cardigan.  I struggle with that.  His cuteness is overwhelming at times- my teeth will be grinded to shreds before he makes it to two.

(Side note- why do cute things make us grind our teeth?  Such an odd reaction!)

2) L.L. Bean Mountain Classic Anorak

Per my very specific request, Morgan got me this number for Christmas.  I was BEYOND thrilled.  It's just like the one I had in high school (although missing the Aztec ribbon detail- prob for the best).  Yesterday's rain and mild temps made it perfect attire.  I had a lot of "OOOOOHHHHH! I had one just like that back in the day!"'s at all my various school pickups.  Here's the (non-affiliate) link- it's even more cozy than I remember.  I'm (almost) 5'4" and a 4-6, and mine is a petite small if you need sizing help.

3)  Pop Rocks for the Bath
These are awesome!!  My kids are obsessed- bath time is a par-tay now!  Santa had stuck a couple of packets in their stockings, and this mama had to amazon prime a big box of the packets.  So fun!

4) Dorothy Draper Prep
I nabbed copies of both of Dorothy Draper's books in preparation for an upcoming trip to the Greenbrier (squee!!!).  My attempted reading on the porch was made impossible by a sweet, be-cardiganed baby wanting to cuddle, but it's calling my name!

5) Oral History of Home Alone

This is a bit late, but my kiddos got on the Home Alone train big-time over Christmas break.  I hadn't seen the movie since I was a child honestly, having been quite burnt out by my brother's daily after-school viewings, and use of Macaulay Culkin hand on cheek moves to get out of trouble (he was successful in this).  Having had a 20-odd year break made it fantastic to see again.

I loved reading this oral history of the movie- the background made it even better.  Now, I'm off to wallpaper my entire house in shades of red and green.



  1. I want a zipline! My neighbors have one (they are in their 70s!!!) Those bath crackles look way fun. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! (I had that same Anorak!)

  2. My niece would love those Bath Pop Rocks. She already loves bath time so much that she begs to take baths. But my Mom gave a bath bomb a few weeks ago and she was filled with pure joy over it! I can't even imagine how excited she would be about Pop Rocks for the Bath!

  3. I feel the EXACT same way about Home Alone! Just got back into it with my young kids! haha! I feel you! Also, can't wait to buy the bath pop rocks!


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