Hi there! Happy Friday everyone! What are you up to this weekend?
I have to work for a bit tomorrow while my husband and L hang at home. It’s supposed to be a chilly day Saturday but Sunday we’re looking at 40 degrees! That oddly sounds warm to me up here in Boston. Hopefully we can get outside to play a little bit. I cannot wait for the days to start growing longer and warmer! I am ready for spring to arrive!
Per usual, I am sharing some of our Friday favorites from this week below!
Baking with L
Most weeks, I try to bake a healthy ish treat for L that he can snack on throughout the day. I usually just whip something up during his nap time or before he is up for the day but this week I decided to get him involved. Granted, he didn’t really do all that much except eat the raw dough (yes, salmonella… mother of the year over here) but it was fun to see the smile on his face when I handed him the spoon to stir! I am hoping to make it a regular thing he and I can do together. I’d love for him to have an interest in cooking and baking!
Dagoba Organic Xocolatl Dark Chocolate
I always keep a bar of dark chocolate in the fridge and have been LOVING this one lately. It has the slightest spice from chilies in the chocolate, as well as a little crunch from the cocoa nibs. Also, its 74% dark chocolate so basically, it’s a health food.
Sephora Gift Cards
This is kind of an odd one but I truly love having today’s technology. Recently, my mom posted on Facebook her love for my grandmother’s hand written recipe cards and how she held on to them as a constant reminder of her. Whenever she pulls the cards out of the box and she sees her mother’s writing, it brings back wonderful memories for her. I told my mom, who lives in California, that I have nothing with her hand writing on it and how sad it made me after hearing that.
Recently, she began sending me hand written letters. In them, she described growing up without face time, Facebook, smart phones, and how different it was and how lucky we are. She described how they had to send newspaper clippings to her sister who lived out of state. How it cost ten dollars or more to develop a roll of photos, and that because they weren’t digital you never knew if those photos would even be good! Long distance phone calls were often too expensive to make, so they rarely got to even speak to family members who didn’t live locally.
So today, I am incredibly thankful that I can pick up my phone and face time my mom and my sister. I can see my amazing nephew grow up. I can chat with them daily and just call to say “hi.” I am thankful that my son can see his grandmother and auntie on a regular basis, and even though he may not recognize them every time, he will soon start to know who they are an ask to call his grammy or his auntie and baby cousin.
Links I’m Loving This Week
Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Bake
Indoor activities for toddlers. I need to start giving L some harder activities and these are great ideas! We are kind of in a rut right now with toys, activities, and bad weather so anything new is great!
What are you loving this week?? Xox, Annie