Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Fave Five

1. Giveaways. I finally won my first two blog giveaways although I enter them often. Thank you to Christian Frugal Mama and Health Begins With Mom!

2. Kids' drama. This from my three-year-old after getting in trouble for a minor offense yesterday afternoon: "This is a horrible day. It isn't what I expected."

3. Finding new parks. My friend, Charity, let me know about an awesome park for kids that has a white picket fence all the way around it with only one entrance/exit, a complete sandbox area, tons of climbing, swinging, sliding equipment, several baby areas and accessible bathrooms. We met there last week and our kids had a blast.

4. Babies that sleep until 8:30 A.M. I don't know how long this will last, but I thought I'd mention it here while it was still happening.

5. Date nights. We had to cancel reservations to an overnight getaway for our tenth anniversary since our littlest one cries--non-stop!--whenever we leave him with anyone but my mom and she's going to be out of town on our only free night. (Whew! Run on sentence.) We are happy to be able to get away for an evening, though, and know that this season passes only too quickly therefore the disappointment isn't as keen as one would think.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the give-a-way! I sure enjoyed winning the one you had.

    I love what your daughter said. It sounds so grown up!

    Glad you found a great new park. We have one that sounds kind of similar (only without the picket fence) and I so enjoy taking my kids there. It is safe and fun and a really great outing. A good park for young children is a blessing.

    I'll be hoping with you on keeping that great wake time of 8:30 A.M. What is your secret!? Please share if you have any tips. No matter what time we put our kids down, they are up with the chickens. I have a fan going in their rooms for white noise and room darkening curtains. The temp seems right and I am certainly not up stirring around early nor is my husband. It is really frustrating.

    Hooray for date nights! Good for you for carving those out for yourselves. Sorry you couldn't go on the overnight. Those days will come. My kids don't really care to be left either but they are ok with my MIL once in a while. This is good since she'll be coming to stay when our baby is born.

    Have a great weekend!