one // I have been trying to snap pictures of the kiddos after church each Sunday. Sometimes the pictures turn out better than others, but I just love this pic from this past Sunday. My sweet kiddos…I love them so much! (side note: all of Harper’s outfit is consignment and half of Will’s is! I’m just a little obsessed with buying consignment clothes…I love the cheaper prices, plus it’s a great way to recycle).
two // Speaking of my kiddos, I still can’t believe that Will is five! Check out his fifth birthday interview here. I love the tradition I started last year of interviewing each kiddo a series of questions about their likes and favorites. It’s so fun to see how much they change in a year:) What are some birthday traditions you have in your family?
three // I have yet to even upload Will’s birthday party pictures to my computer and thus a blog post about his birthday has not happened. But it will…I promise. Though it might be a week or two, ha! Anyway, he had a cute but very simple fire truck birthday party. The most creative I got at the party was to create some cute fire truck wheels out of oreos (actually, Trader Joe’s version called Joe-Joe’s) and stick some twizzlers in a mason jar to look like fire hoses! It was a very fun and small family party.
four // Rhubarb…does anyone bake with this vegetable? And yes, I had to google it to make sure I was categorizing it correctly. Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable but people often refer to it as a fruit. Anyway, my parents always have rhubarb in their garden and growing up I made all sorts of baked goodies with rhubarb. Rhubarb strawberry pie, just plain rhubarb pie, rhubarb muffins, etc. My mom and dad brought some over for me last weekend, so I whipped up a simple rhubarb crisp with a yummy oat topping. My hubby doesn’t like it, so I shared it with my babysitter’s parents, Maw and Grandaddy. It certainly has a unique taste and consistency and I can see how people don’t like it. However, to me, it’s delicious!
five // Essential oils seem to be super popular lately, so after talking to some co-workers who love their oils, I decided to dive in. Well, I should say I have gotten my feet wet. I’m not ready yet to buy the starter package, but I bought some lavender and peppermint oil to start. Earlier in the week when my allergies were so bad, my coworker asked if I had tried any oils to help. I hadn’t since I didn’t have all of the oils needed for the allergy relief, but she brought in her lemon oil, a carrier oil, and a roller. We mixed up some allergy relief using 10 drops each of lemon, peppermint, and lavender. I’ve been using it this week and it seems to work! Yay! I am learning more and more about the many uses of the oils and love how the peppermint works for my headaches. I’d love to hear what you use essential oils for!
Have a super weekend!