08 August 2014

Oh Hey, Friday {08.08.14}



I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m ready for the weekend. Let’s get to it, shall we?

{ONE}
Michael’s mother is visiting with us from California until Tuesday and is excited to spend lots of time with Chickie. It will also be her time to celebrate M’s Birthday since she was not with us a couple of weeks ago for the party. 

Grammy arrived last night and we immediately swung into celebration mode. Chickie’s favorite thing to do lately is play kitchen – she loves is obsessed with it. Michael and I had been looking into buying her a kitchen set for quite some time but when Grammy found out that Chickie wanted one, she graciously offered to buy one as her Birthday gift {thank you, Grammy!!}.

Chickie got to unwrap it last night {HUGE shout out to daddy who spent 3.5 hours putting this thing together!!} and I’ll just let this picture speak for itself. Needless to say, we have one very happy Chickie.  


  
{TWO}
I’ve always loved bath time with Chickie. For me, it’s my way of catching up with her for the day. I sit outside the tub and we just hang out, talk, and play in the water. The other night I noticed how long her hair has gotten and how beautiful her curls are. I remember during her first year how worried we were that she wasn’t ever going to sprout any hair. Safe to say that fear has ebbed. I just love baby curls.

{THREE}

I’m so ready for fall I just can’t stand it. Football, cool breezes, pumpkin farms, pumpkin spiced lattes, hearty comfort foods – YES. Let’s do this, fall.

{FOUR}
I found out last week that my post, ‘Why I Don’t Feel Guilt as a Working Mom’ was picked up and featured by BlogHer. To say I was ecstatic would be a huge understatement. If you haven’t checked out the post give it a read and share with any of your mommy friends you know who may struggle with feelings of guilt as a working mom. 

http://www.blogher.com/why-i-dont-feel-guilt-working-mom


{FIVE}
One of my biggest pet peeves in parenting is how companies and people will try to make dads out to be big, bumbling idiots as if they have zero idea how to take care of their children. 

GRRRR.

My Internet find for the week completely debunks this notion and best of all, it’s Cheerios dropping the knowledge. If you haven’t seen this video, it’s worth a watch. I LOVE it.



 
Happy Friday friends! Have a fabulous weekend and thanks to Karli for sponsoring this fun and fab link-up! 
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Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup
Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup

Courtney is a published author, mom, taco enthusiast, and a Star Wars and Tennessee Volunteers fanatic. She's never met a piece of sushi she didn’t like and enjoys an amazing glass of wine and a great cut of meat. You can read more of her wine-induced, sleep-deprived adventures on The Huffington Post and Scary Mommy.

12 comments:

  1. #5 is majorly one of my biggest pet peeves too!

    She looks so happy with her kitchen! And it's PINK! Who wouldn't love that?!

    Jim does bathtime at night for the same reason you do. It's such a great time for them to reconnect and talk about their days together. And I get to go do my own thing for half an hour. It's nice :)

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    1. By the end of the day, I know you need a break! Big UPS to all the good men out there holding it down!!

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  2. CONGRATS on the blogher pickup! that rocks. and my gal is totally jealous of your gals long, curly hair. poor kaye is totally struggling in the hair department. she takes after her mother. thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you Karli! And thank you for taking time to stop by my blog. I know you have a lot of lovely ladies that link up every week so I appreciate you taking the time to check me out. Don't be a stranger! I love your blog!

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  3. I love when grandparents can be heroes for a while. Connor is always spoiled by his Mammaw and they both love their time together. Chickie looks like she is ready to cook us up some good eats!
    Happy weekend, Courtney!

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    1. Yes!! My parents are such a life saver to us and it makes me so happy that Chickie has the chance to know them. And girl, she has just about burnt that kitchen to the ground - playing with it non-stop!! If only it made real food. ;-)

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  4. those curls!!! and her pink kitchen is SO CUTE! her smile says it all!

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  5. Loving that kitchen set. She looks so happy about it!

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    1. Thank you, Jess!! And thanks for taking time to stop by and visit me. :-)

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  6. Woah - Gammy for the birthday gift win!!
    Fall, oh sweet Fall, how I miss thee... Too bad Cali has no idea what Fall actually is. Insert sad face.

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    1. Girl, I have no idea how you do it!! I need my cooler weather. Just say no to boob sweat!

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