Ready for Summer with ZURU Toys!

We are all ready for summer in our house thanks to ZURU Toys! My kids were sent Bunch O Balloons Marvel Avengers, Bunch O Balloons Slingshot, X-Shot Hurricane Hydro, and Gazillion Bubble Pong from ZURU Toys. They have given a definite splash to our summer so far! I will have more pictures and video for sure to come so make sure to follow us on Instagram for more!


Happy Wednesday!

Beach Life {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

We're at the beach this week! I'll update you all with more details shortly. Or better yet, follow me on Instagram and/or SnapChat!

Getting Ready for Dragon*Con {Wordful Wednesday LINKY}

This year will mark my husband's and mine's 13 year going to Dragon*Con together. What is Dragon*Con? Only the Southeast's largest sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming convention. Yup, we have been going every year for over a decade and this will make my daughter's 5th and my son's 4th. We love the parade and the different panels. But I think my favorite part is dressing up and looking at everyone else's costumes as well. This year our costumes were sponsored by Oriental Trading.

Justice League Costume Ideas for Kids

Seeing the Solar Eclipse in the Path of Totality {Not So Wordless Wednesday + LINKY}

So if you live in the US, then you probably know all about the Solar Eclipse (and might even be tired of hearing about it). We knew this was a once in a lifetime experience and so we wanted to visit the Path of Totality for ourselves. So we rented a hotel room (camping was already full) and we made plans to spend the whole weekend hiking and visiting far away friends.

Viewing the eclipse in totality was truly a once in a lifetime, breathtaking experience.

Too Many Chores? {Not So Wordless Wednesday + LINKY}

So if you follow me on SnapChat, then you saw a picture that I sent out asking, "Does this sound like too many chores for a 6 year old?" I didn't really expect any response, but I wanted to put it out there on a platform where I can actually get responses if you care to chime in.

Chore Chart

So I decided Wednesday of last week that I wanted my daughter to start helping with more chores. She is 6 now and needs to learn responsibility. She also needs to learn how to do household chores so she knows how to take care of herself one day. If you're interested, I printed the Chore Chart found HERE.

I have seen that meme shared MULTIPLE times (including by close family) that says "Hey Millennial Parents, if your kids knows how to work an iPad then they know how to work a washing machine!" I felt this statement had a lot of truth to it, but

First Day of School {WW + LINKY}

My daughter's first day of school was this Monday. She was a little nervous walking in compared to last year. She even wanted me to walk her in on the second day too. Last year, I was the one who was a pile of nerves. My anxiety was so bad last year and realizing I was sending my baby off to "real school" that I ended up crying in the car on the way home from dropping her off.

Back to School Free Printable Sign

Just Call Her Snaggle Tooth {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

This past week my husband was on vacation from work so we decided very last minute to head to Cloudland Canyon State Park and go camping/hiking. It was a lot of fun that will get into more later, but it is a three hour drive up there. On the way home, we almost didn't give ourselves enough time to take my daughter to her dentist appointment where she had to get sealants on her back teeth. One of her front teeth had already been injured and then a boy at school accidentally knocked it loose so I wanted to get it checked out as well. Both top teeth were VERY loose, so they asked her if she wanted them to take the teeth out...

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Playing with Babies #TBT

VTech sponsored the product for this post. All opinions are my own.
Although I loved playing with baby dolls as a child, there aren't many pictures of me playing with you. Being baby number three, not many pictures exist at all of me in fact. My parents divorced when I was young. My dad said they must have been misplaced when I noticed the lack of pictures. But he tried to make up for it as I go older.

Anyways, this post is about a Throwback to the "babies" I use to play with. My Barbies and my Carebears. I had a ton of both and loved on them unconditionally. I treated them just like my babies though.

Peanut's 1st Braves Game {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

Friday my husband got some tickets through work so we took the kiddos to the Braves game. It was Peanut's first National League Baseball game. The weather was cold and a little rainy, but Hubby ended up catching a foul ball and then a Cardinals fan gave us one of the free bobble heads. Plus they had Friday Night Fireworks. AND the Braves won!

Getting Ready for Dragon*Con {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

Our yearly adventure to Dragon*Con is in 8 DAYS! I can not wait! We actually have our own hotel room and are staying the entire weekend this year. Dragon*Con if you don't know, is the southeast's largest sci-fi convention.
SweetPea already had her Elsa dress, she got it for Christmas from my mom, but Peanut got his Olaf costumer from Oriental Trading. Look for a full review soon! :) I also got some new suck pads for my LILLEbaby carrier. I'm using it because it all black and matches better, but also because it's an air flow so I feel like it will be cooler. The suck pads are Star Wars themed and oh so cute! Don't worry I will make to share a picture. I am so excited for this year.

First Day of Pre-K {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

My daughter started back school last Monday. She is going 5 days this year, they are still half days. I felt this would prepare her for Kindergarten better. We are still adjusting to the change. I didn't cry this year. And she is already walking in by herself.

Zoo Atlanta with The Cousins {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

This past week was my daughter's last week of summer break. We took advantage of it by spending every day outside doing something. My sister-in-law and I took all the kiddos to Zoo Atlanta on Thursday. A great time was had by all!

Mother & Son {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

There isn't a way to describe the bond between a mother and her son.

Disney Princesses {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

This past week has been a rough one and I will update you more on that later. The picture I have for this week my very sweet sister-in-law took because she helped me out and made sure my daughter still had a great time while I was busy taking care of everything. It's so wonderful to have amazing family you can rely on.

They went to a little story time and then dance party at Queen Bee Coffee Company. They had to dress like Disney characters. Can you guess who everyone is?

How We Celebrated Independence Day {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

We went to the lake all weekend. We were surrounded by friends and family. And then we went and watched a spectacular fireworks display on the lake while sitting in my in-law's boat. It was pretty cool. It was my first time doing that. Peanut slept through all of the fireworks. It was way past his bed time.

Friday we went to the lake and Peanut fell asleep on the boat ride to dinner. He woke up half way through.

Six Flags Over Georgia {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

Thursday we went to Six Flags Over Georgia, just my husband, my daughter, and me. It was through my husband's work. My daughter rode her first "roller coaster". She wanted to ride anything she was tall enough for. She was 41' inches and lot of rides were 42'. She was bummed, but it was a good opportunity to teach her about the reasons there are some rules and this time it was safety! It was a very HOT day, but such a great time!

15 Months Old {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

Peanut turned 15 months old this month. And he had his check-up this week. We found out he is still borderline anemic, so we are working on that. He has started walking everywhere. He can say thank you, wave bye-bye, bark like a dog, and he climbs on everything. My new favorite thing he does is cheese for the camera.

Summer Fun {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

We have been outside this summer enjoying everything the warmer weather brings, which means lots of lake and pool time for us! Here are some pictures from the past few weeks - not all which were shared on Instagram. ;)

Strawberry Picking at Southern Belle Farm {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

If you follow us on Instagram (and you should), then you know my Hubby was on vacation last week and we had the opportunity to go Strawberry Picking at Southern Belle Farm right before the end of season. We almost went too late, but still got some good ones and some great pics! Enjoy! :D

12 Months of Peanut {Wordless Wednesday}

My Peanut turns ONE on Friday. ONE! Where did the past year go?! This time last year, I was nesting but didn't know it yet. I kept thinking, "Oh I still have two more weeks." So that's why when he came home the nursery wasn't ready, in fact the crib wasn't even up. That's my suggestion to anyone who is miserable pregnant, PROCRASTINATE and your water will break two weeks early. :)
For this Wordless Wednesday, we are celebrating a year of Peanut. :)