April 4, 2014

Five on Friday- Outdoor Fun & Food

One. Footsies & Toesies

I couldn't help but laugh at Miss A this week at playgroup. Here she is, her first experience with a water table, and she was hesitant at first, wondering what the heck this thing was filled with water. She got to playing and started dumping the water out, getting her pants and shoes soaked. I went to take off her shoes so she could play bare foot, and she FREAKED OUT. She has always hated things on her feet and refuses to walk barefoot outside. Apparently she also doesn't want water to touch her feet either! She cried, curled up her toes, and whined to me until I put her shoes back on. It was quite the show! 

So I had to put her shoes back on, with no pants. As soon as she had her shoes on again she was happy and went right back to playing. I'm also having serious trouble trying to get her to wear sandals. She won't let me even try them on! How hilarious is that?

Two. Let's Make a Mess

I'm all about letting Miss A explore and learn through her surroundings. There are plenty of messes that I pick up on a daily basis that could have easily been prevented, but I let them happen. In this case I wanted to finish reading up my emails so I let her rummage through one of my crafting boxes. There was nothing in there that was a choking hazard/dangerous, so I kept watch out of the corner of my eye and she happily emptied out the entire box. 

Three. This Dinner

With warm temperatures come lighter, healthier food. After months of eating heavy meals, I'm so ready to embrace fresh, tasty dinners that don't take very long to make. Last night I made baked salmon with crushed pecans, panko, and parsley on top, roasted zucchini, and lemon risotto. Risotto might not be "light" but I was craving it and with the burst of lemon flavor it really does taste fresh to me. It was delicious!

Four. Yesterday

I've been on the hunt for a picnic table and found one recently on Amazon. I didn't want to pay the extra money for shipping so I searched goggle to see if I could find it anywhere else. To my surprise my local Big Lots had the same table in their weekly ad. I called five different stores and found one that still had it in stock- just ONE. They were able to hold it for me and we ran off to pick it up. I was SO excited, such a great mommy find, and for $10 less than what Amazon was listing it for! I put it together myself when we got home, all the while muttering and cursing under my breath- I really have no patience for these things! After nap time we spent the rest of the day outside in our backyard, eating animal crackers and blowing bubbles, which was something else I picked up at the store. This set came with the best bubble solution and five different wands. It's amazing how much fun you can have with a $2 toy! 

Five. Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Creme Chocolates

I got these peanut butter chocolates in my first Influenster box and completely forgot I still had some in the pantry. I found them last night and devoured them- they are SO good!  

Happy Friday!

As always, I linked up with the girls for Five on Friday.


  1. Hi Christina! New to your blog and little A is just adorable. I'm so jealous you guys are in such light clothing already as we're still in semi-heavy jackets! Anyway, wanted to invite you to the annual easter basket blog hop. Details on the blog, but I'd love to see what's in A's basket this year!

  2. I bet she will love the water table! I can't wait for the weather to get better here so I can get mine Elin's back out.

  3. What a great idea to get a little picnic table for your mini! I need to find one for my own :)

  4. A looks so adorable in her onsie and shoes! Her new table is super cute, I went shopping at Kohls last night and saw one there, I was very tempted ;) that dinner looks amazing, you are such a wonderful cook!

  5. Have you tried Skinny Cows candy bars?? They are AH-mazing. I have been eyeing these chocolate caramels and I think I am going to have to get them. Miss A is adorable as usual!


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