1. Joseph had another oral challenge at the allergist this week and… HE PASSED! This one was for walnuts, as we’re working our way through the tree nuts. He had previously passed almonds, and next up in July will be pecans. These tests are so long and stressful, but each one he passes is a massive sigh of relief. He can enjoy nut rolls at Christmas now that walnut is crossed off the list!
He’s also been pretty obsessed with hockey since we were watching a lot of here over the last few weeks, so my husband got him a little hockey set for in the basement and that is all he ever wants to do. He wakes up asking to go play hockey, after breakfast, after/before ANYTHING, he wants to go play hockey. Love!
2. Doing laundry used to be a simple little chore for me, but now getting laundry done, folded and put away within 24 hours seriously seems like a monumental accomplishment. I get absurdly proud of myself if I can do it.
3. On the subject taking care of household stuff, the folks at MacGill sent me one of their first aid kits, which was great since we actually did not have one. This is seriously THE BEST first aid kit I’ve ever seen – everything and anything you can think of is in there! We are now prepared for skinned knees, bee stings, and whatever else I hope NEVER happens, ha!
4. There are new emojis coming! I’m looking at you, soft pretzel.
5. Is it just me, or has the Pinterest Explore page turned into total junk? I feel like every other pin is some click-bait spammy type of thing for weight loss. If the old Pinterest could come back, that would be fantastic.
6. Speaking of Pinterest, I found a graphic on morning mindfulness habits, and they sound great, but seriously whoever dreamed this up either a) does not have children, or b) gets up at 3:30am to get it all in before their kids get up. I mean, shower meditation? Coffee ritual? Eat breakfast mindfully? Ha… Ha… Hahahahahaha.
7. I just found that they actually make ice cream sandwich molds! Crazy! (If you’re not afraid of a little more work, I actually have a recipe from awhile back for old-fashioned ice cream sandwiches and they’re delicious!)
8. While we’re on the subject of ice cream, I’m dying for a soft serve ice cream cone – chocolate/vanilla twist with chocolate sprinkles, please! We haven’t gone to a soft serve place since Joseph was a baby because it’s one of the places that’s pretty much off-limits with his peanut allergy. Womp womp. I hope there’s a day sometime in the future when he can sit outside in the summer sun licking an ice cream cone.
9. I procrastinated yesterday and got all of the 2017-18 NHL schedule plugged into my Google calendar, because after the boys and work, I live and breathe hockey season. I’m ready to start all over again!
10. TGIF! While Joseph and I were hanging out at the allergist, Duke and Dominic were patrolling the neighborhood (they both took their job VERY seriously, ha!).
Hi! I love the yellow paint color on the wall behind the little hockey net…if you do not mind me asking, what is the color name and brand? Thanks for your blog & recipes!
Hi Vicki! It’s Sherwin Williams Cork Wedge, although in person it’s more beige, less yellow than the picture indicates.
Love keeping up with your sweet family. Thanks for the smiles. I also totally agree on your Pinterest observation. Too much junk. Miss the earlier days when your could get what you needed, without all the extra stuff. And…as for the morning mindfulness habits…gee whiz! I remember when you would just wake up, smell the coffee, pour a cuppa, and look out the window and give thanks for a new day. Some advice is really not. Plus, if you can get that laundry done in 24 hours – washed to folded, you are a champ. Give your self a pat on the back. Go Steelers and Pens.
I had one of those little hockey nets for my grandson. First it was used in the basement then in the driveway with friends in the neighborhood. They had so much fun. We got another net and the sticks got bigger along with the kids. My son had old sticks he cut down. It’s a great toy.
Sheesh. I’m a single retired person and I couldn’t see myself doing all the “morning ritual” things. I’m sure a few would suffice but I object to being told how to live my life while realising I don’t have to do what I’m told! I’m with you on Pinterest, I like seeing who has put the pin up there. As always those kids and Duke are so adorable.
100% agree with you on bringing the old Pinterest back! Argh. And on the morning mindfulness, I don’t even have kids, but yeah, no way could I do any of that without getting up at 3 a.m. and still make it to work on time. Sounds lovely though :)
I looked up the first aid kit. At first I thought the glucose packet was some beef jerky. ahahaha :)
Yeah I’m not diggin’ the new Pinterest. The thing that bothered me was that you can’t see the source of the recipe, only the picture. I like seeing the blogger’s name right there with the recipe. Hopefully they will fix it.
The boys look great! It’s too early to think of hockey for me…lol…anytime I get any laundry done I consider it an accomplishment! Have a great weekend.
Can you tell me about the device around Duke’s muzzle? I’ve been seeing these and wonder about their purpose? After a scary experience, I have some residual fear of strange dogs and have wondered since they look a little like a muzzle, but not substantial. Thanks.
Also, so glad you have one less food concern at your house!
They are called ‘gentle leaders’ with the purpose of preventing dogs from pulling the leash (if the dog pulls then their head goes down which they don’t like so they learn not to do it). In my view, this doesn’t serve as a muzzle function.
Hi Robby, It’s called a Gentle Leader, it’s actually not a muzzle at all (Duke can still drink water and take treats while wearing it)… the purpose is to be able to have more control over them when walking. For dogs that tend to pull or get easily excited when they see people or other dogs, trying to correct them with a leash attached to their collar is difficult; with the gentle leader, just a couple easy tugs gets him to slow down or redirect his attention. We had a couple different trainers recommend them, and they are fantastic (we used one with Einstein as well).
We use a Gentle Leader for our dog too. It’s truly the best invention. We use it on all walks and even in the house sometimes when we have guests. Our sweet dog tends to get a little too excited around people and other dogs so this helps calm her and listen a little better. It’s not restrictive at all.
Do you know the brand of the hockey set your husband purchased? I have a toddler that would love that, especially with the light!
Hi Nicole! This is the set: http://amzn.to/2rL9z8B
Thank you so much!
First of, I love your Friday list!
Second, I have downloaded the “morning mindfulness habits,” lastly, Joseph, Duke and Dominic are so cute!
McDonalds has soft serve cones that aren’t exposed to peanuts. My son is also allergic to peanuts– and that is one place we’ve found where he can get an ice cream cone without a reaction. Luckily my guy outgrew the tree nut allergies and only has peanuts to avoid!
Thanks for the awesome pictures of your guys!
Oh that’s great to know, thanks for sharing!