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 beloved our time collectively so, a lot. This journey additionally marks the tip of our summer time journey as college begins for Chase in simply over per 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 now 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 essentially 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 grow to be 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 have been rather 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 children love cuddling with cute 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 equipment (one other summer time custom) and the boys have been all about additional 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 children even tried out a regulator for scuba diving within the pool with Pop!

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

This swimsuit bought loads of love from you guys while you noticed it on Monday’s submit so I figured I ought to embody it in right now’s roundup of favorites as a result of it has definitely been a favourite of mine this summer time. 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 would like my cheeks extra coated than loads of swimsuits appear to supply lately and this bathing swimsuit fortunately has rather more average booty protection. (It really covers my butt even higher than the pics on-line present.) It’s been a swimsuit I’ve reached for over and over this summer time 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 slightly large for my small chest. The worth level is so good I’m actually fascinated by ordering it in a small, too, only for the highest and giving the small bottoms and medium prime to a buddy 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. In case you give this one a strive, 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 time like peaches and, most not too long ago, berries! I used a giant pack of frozen blended berries in this recipe to serve to my household with ice cream and it was a giant 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 beloved this one a lot and I particularly beloved the truth that this one got here collectively additional quick due to frozen berries. I’m conserving this one in thoughts for summer time 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 in search of simple lunch concepts.)

10 preschool lunches

Query of the Day

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