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 liked our time collectively so, a lot. This journey additionally marks the tip of our summer season journey as faculty 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 right this moment 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 seaside and pool time and some outings with household. Chase and Ryder requested a visit to the Alligator Farm which has turn into considerably of a Florida summertime custom for our household.

Our boys are reptile-obsessed so this place is all the time proper up their alley. The alligators have been way more lively than we’ve seen in previous years and feeding them after they have been all in regards to 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 Seaside space.

We additionally had a blast adorning shirts with puffy paint and a tie-dye package (one other summer season custom) and the boys have been all about further time with my sister and her household and Mae and Pop. They made do-it-yourself 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 surprise our children all the time ask to return to Florida!?

This swimsuit acquired a number of love from you guys once you noticed it on Monday’s submit so I figured I ought to embrace it in right this moment’s roundup of favorites as a result of it has definitely been a favourite of mine this summer season. I like the Seaside Riot swimsuits that look identical to this one however after I ordered one I simply couldn’t get behind the booty protection. I would like my cheeks extra lined than a number of swimsuits appear to supply nowadays and this bathing go well with fortunately has way 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 prime is admittedly a little bit large for my small chest. The value level is so good I’m actually occupied with ordering it in a small, too, only for the highest and giving the small bottoms and medium prime 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 pink, white and blue possibility I want I might’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 effectively for you because it has for me!

My oatmeal apple crisp is a favourite in our home year-round and I feel I’m *this shut* to deeming the recipe the crisp recipe that works with any fruit. It’s labored effectively 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 combined 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 total 45 minutes. All of us liked this one a lot and I particularly liked the truth that this one got here collectively further quick due to 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 varsity 12 months and searching for straightforward lunch concepts.)

10 preschool lunches

Query of the Day

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