Friday Things #373
1. The kids busted out their Halloween costumes last week and had so much fun running around as superheroes :)
2. Isabelle got her car seat flipped around and oh my goodness, she looks so big sitting there!!
3. Joseph seems to be getting so much older! Just watching him think through things, how he talks… seems so much more like a big boy now than a preschooler ❤️️
4. But ugh, is the seasonal allergies are so awful right now. His poor little eyes have been so swollen and itchy. Poor guy 😓
5. Exciting news! Our refrigerator is being delivered this afternoon! After spending nearly a month without a working refrigerator in our kitchen (SO grateful for having an extra in the garage), I can’t tell you how excited I am to get this bad boy here.
6. Also, on the list of potential house projects is adding some cabinetry for extra pantry space in our laundry room. Any tips or suggestions??
7. This past week was the first time this year the temperature has crept into the upper-80s aaaaaaand so now I’m basically ready for fall. Gah, I just can’t tolerate heat and/or humidity, it makes me so miserable! Luckily the highs are going to be in the 60s again for the next handful of days because this is basically me:
8. It might be the middle of summer, but these Danish butter cookies have been incredibly popular. Have you tried them yet?
9. Are you watching anything new? We started the Lance Armstrong 30 for 30 on Sunday night (love, love, love ESPN documentaries – I think they’re so well-done!) and going through some Dateline-esque shows.
10. TGIF! Morning bird-watching :)
Love the pictures of your family! Keep Baking Great things!!
Hi Michelle! Another Pittsburgh girl here and I love your recipes! I also have 3 kids but my oldest is almost 20 so I really enjoy watching your kids go through the toddler years – it brings back happy memories!
For your laundry room – I have the same situation and wanted to use the extra space more efficiently. We did custom Elfa shelves through the Container Store and installed them ourselves. It was easy and we are not super handy people, lol. We did a combo of shelves and drawers, which are great for holding snacks.
Gosh your children are so cute and they’re growing so fast! It goes way too fast (sometimes not fast enough😋). As a suggestion for your pantry, I have used, for 10 years, ikea pax cabinets, I love them so much that when we moved they came with me, they can have drawers, shelves or wire drawers, there are quite a few accessories for them, too. They’re quite deep and with the drawers nothing gets forgotten about at the back. Perhaps they have a colour that would compliment what’s in your laundry room🙂
It’s great to see the children’s imaginations at play, but I’ve got to say, when did they get so big?? Isabelle, especially seems to have sprouted a few inches! Where I live in Canada, we have endured heat in high 20’s and low 30’s ….in May!!! Just prior to that, I had shut off my heat for the winter, and now we have the air conditioner working full blast. I ,also, am not a fan of hot and humid weather…give me fall weather and I am happy. Have a safe weekend.
Hi there – non-baking question….what convertible car seat do you have (can’t tell the brand from the pic) and do you like it? We are in the market for them for our twin boys and the choices are overwhelming! Stay safe!
Hi Stephanie! They are Chicco NextFit, we’ve used them since Joseph was a baby and have been very happy with them.
It’s going to be 112 here in Arizona next week!
Waco on Netflix is fascinating
We really enjoyed line of duty on amazon prime
We loved Waco and Line of Duty!!
I’m a grandma who has LOVED watching your family’s life through reading your blog. Your children are cuter than cute, and I look forward to seeing them every week!
You are my go-to when I need a recipe, and every single ones I try are always fabulous!
I’ve learned about products to try or pass on from you also, and look forward to a fun Friday read!
Wishing you & your family an awesome summer. Keep cooking & baking & sharing!
Thank you so much, Mary! You put such a huge smile on my face 😍
Your weather sounds like our weather here in Michigan, not sure where you’re at, but we’re finally getting cooler temperatures today. Waiting for the rain to stop for awhile! Love Friday Things, your kids are getting so big!
Love watching your children grow!! I don’t do well with humidity and “higher” heat!! Low humidity I can handle up to maybe 85, but 60’s and 70’s are my ideal numbers. Do love many things about summer though! Spring and fall are my favorite seasons! Haven’t watch any “new:” TV. I do love the Hallmark movie channel.
Love seeing how your kids are doing. Love your recipes. Thanks
We’re late to the party on this one, but my husband and I have really been enjoying Mad Men on Netflix.
There is something about, when you move the booster seat to forward facing, that they really do look so much bigger!
I’m not crazy about the humidity, but, I love the longer days of sunlight.
Have a great weekend!
We’re basically twins- I feel like I’m the only person who hates the summer! I’m in Connecticut and I feel like the summers have only gotten more hot and humid-Or I’m just getting old lol And Yessss loving all the sports documentaries! I’m not even a huge sports fan but I always love them. You’re right they are so well done.
I just want to take a second to tell you how much I love this space. I rarely comment but I come on every week to read this and all the time for recipes. I’m a long time reader (like wayyyy pre kids for both of us) and I just love that you have stayed consistent. You never try too hard to conform to the latest trends. I love that you stick to you and what works. It’s refreshing to have people like you on the internet. And that’s my love letter haha 😆 have a great weekend!
Sara, Thank you so, so much for the incredibly sweet comment, it made my day! ❤️️
Love your Friday post!! Your kids are getting so big!! So sweet!
We are also in the market for a refrigerator. What kind did you get? I know you would have researched everything!
Have a great weekend!
Hi Kim, We got a GE Monogram refrigerator, which is what was there before! Our options were pretty limited because the space in our kitchen is a 42″ built-in and we definitely wanted a water/ice dispenser on the outside, so that narrows things wayyyyyyy down, ha!
I hear you on the heat and humidity! Really, there’s no pleasing me, because I don’t like extremes, and my comfort range is about 60-78F with max 20% humidity. <– so narrow, tsk tsk. But, I'm not pleased that Spring seems to have made no more than a cameo appearance. I'm not sure I can plant tomatoes without them suddenly hitting a frost.
My blue car is more green than not, thanks much pollen. Hope your little guy hangs in there on allergies!
The kids are really growing, great job! I just watched a couple new shows that were good. On AppleTV I liked “The Morning Show” and “Defending Jacob”. The season finale of Defending Jacob is tonight. On Hulu I liked, “Little Fires Everywhere”. LFE is a 1 & done limited series & Defending Jacob seems to be, too. There’s a little talk of it becoming an anthology series. Who knows.
I feel the same way about the heat. Every one else is jumping up and down because it’s warm and I’m miserable. It takes me a week or two before my body adjusts, I hate perspiring. I drag around and generally can’t get anything done. I get motivated again in the Fall. I feel so out of step.
Your kids are getting so big it is great seeing them grow up. Have you tried OTC
Childrens Wal-itin you can find it at Wallgreens I work with three people that have allergies and swear by Wal-itin D.
Those cookies look Amazing
You might be able to pick up used cabinets at Habitat for Humanity if you have one there
If you like crime docs, “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist” is a fast, 4 part must see on Netflix.
Oh my goodness…Isabelle looks so tall in that car seat and boy does she look like you a lot in that pic. Joseph looks so handsome, kind of sad as they seem to grow and change right before your very eyes. Congrats on the new fridge…what joy!!!
P.s. cool costume. What a great idea to bring them out.