Issues I am Loving Friday #478

It’s Friday and our Florida enjoyable is coming to an finish. The previous two weeks we’ve had with household in Florida has been such a present and we’ve cherished our time collectively so, a lot. This journey additionally marks the top of our summer season journey as college begins for Chase in simply over every week. Gah!

We’ll be making the drive again to North Carolina on Sunday however till then I’m off to spend the final little bit of our time right here with household! Thanks for checking in as we speak and I hope you take pleasure in this week’s roundup of Friday favorites!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

  • Extra Jacksonville Household Enjoyable

We’ve made probably the most of our time in Florida and stuffed the previous few days with seashore and pool time and some outings with household. Chase and Ryder requested a visit to the Alligator Farm which has develop into considerably of a Florida summertime custom for our household.

Our boys are reptile-obsessed so this place is at all times proper up their alley. The alligators had been far more lively than we’ve seen in previous years and feeding them after they had been all concerning the little pellets we tossed into their habitats was a particular spotlight.

Extra enjoyable adventures took us to The Caffeinated Cat the place the large youngsters love cuddling with lovely adoptable cats and kittens, Jeremiah’s for gelati (sure, once more), mini {golfing} and to Sunshine Park, our favourite park within the Jacksonville Seashore space.

We additionally had a blast adorning shirts with puffy paint and a tie-dye package (one other summer season custom) and the boys had been all about further time with my sister and her household and Mae and Pop. They made selfmade lemonade and cookies and browse books with Mae and swam within the pool and the large youngsters even tried out a regulator for scuba diving within the pool with Pop!

Is any marvel our children at all times ask to return to Florida!?

This swimsuit obtained plenty of love from you guys whenever you noticed it on Monday’s put up so I figured I ought to embody it in as we speak’s roundup of favorites as a result of it has actually been a favourite of mine this summer season. I like the Seashore Riot swimsuits that look similar to this one however once I ordered one I simply couldn’t get behind the booty protection. I want my cheeks extra lined than plenty of swimsuits appear to supply as of late and this bathing swimsuit fortunately has far more average booty protection. (It truly covers my butt even higher than the pics on-line present.) It’s been a swimsuit I’ve reached for again and again this summer season as a result of it’s very mom-friendly and permits me to swim and play and transfer within the water with the boys with out worrying about something coming out.

I ordered it in a medium however the high is admittedly a little bit huge for my small chest. The value level is so good I’m actually serious about ordering it in a small, too, only for the highest and giving the small bottoms and medium high to a good friend who’s extra blessed within the chest space than myself! It additionally is available in a handful of colours (together with a cute purple, white and blue possibility I want I’d’ve seen for the Fourth of July) and the fabric is ribbed and good and thick. For those who give this one a attempt, I hope it really works out as properly for you because it has for me!

My oatmeal apple crisp is a favourite in our home year-round and I believe I’m *this shut* to deeming the recipe the crisp recipe that works with any fruit. It’s labored properly with  the fruit I’ve examined this summer season like peaches and, most not too long ago, berries! I used an enormous pack of frozen blended berries in this recipe to serve to my household with ice cream and it was an enormous hit. I adopted the recipe as written however added the cinnamon on to the crisp combination and baked it for the complete 45 minutes. All of us cherished this one a lot and I particularly cherished the truth that this one got here collectively further quick because of frozen berries. I’m maintaining this one in thoughts for summer season cookouts sooner or later!

Super Seed Oatmeal (No lie, I’ve had this for breakfast each single day throughout our time in Florida. My mother’s recipe and my favourite seedy, fiber-packed oatmeal!)

chia seed oatmeal

10 Preschool Lunches (A peek into preschool lunches I’ve packed for the boys for anybody gearing up for the college 12 months and in search of straightforward lunch concepts.)

10 preschool lunches

Query of the Day

What’s one factor you’re loving this week?