Henry and Eliza are back in school which means Jane and I finally get to spend some much needed quality time together. As you can see, Jane lives mostly in all-things-Disney-princess. This was my doing and I’m not ashamed of it. Bahaha!
The first day of school for Henry and Eliza was also the beginning of Mommy’s School of Ladies and Manners for this little one. Haha!
Our first visit to the library (can you say pandemic toddler?)…
I’ve been trying really hard to come up with fun ideas for Jane while I prepare dinner – otherwise known as the witching hour that lasts from the hours of 4 to 7. Who else knows what I’m talking about?! Phew those hours can be something fierce.
I was so proud of my cardboard castle play dough activity. 😉
We’ve been making our rounds to the parks. Jane climbed all the way to the top herself while donning her sister’s hand-me-down Peppa Pig nightgown/dress, of course. 🙂
Creating and loving it…
Jane has a new potty seat and it made its way into the front foyer. We’re not actively potty training quite yet, but this potty has made it so that she understands the concept a bit better…
Lots of nature walks/bike rides and by nature walks/bike rides, I mean anything Jane finds in the road or on the side of the road…
Jane smiling while she helped me clean the front porch rocking chairs…
This quality time has been THE BEST. Love her.
A new-ish piano.
Henry and Eliza took piano lessons last school year and when the opportunity arose to obtain a piano for free Jon and I jumped on the opportunity. We moved this piano all by ourselves and I have no idea how we managed it, but it’s here and we’re loving it.
The woman who gifted us this free piano taught piano for all of her adult life and gave me her blessing to paint it. Once home I understood one of the reasons why. It seemed as though a student in his/her frustration etched a word that begins with the letter, F, behind the music books. It wasn’t until we were home that I noticed and it’s still funny to me. We were sure to keep the word hidden from the kids the entire time before it was painted.
I’ve since painted the piano with some Rustoleum paint and it’s looking lovely in our living room.
I still have to move the pictures behind it and probably change them out since Jane now exists. 😉
Now for the kids to start their lessons up again on Monday and we’ll be good to go!
Have any of you been using the Dawn Platinum Powerwash? If so, isn’t it amazing?! If not, you must give it a try! This stuff is powerful. Combined with a Magic Eraser and it’s that much better. Jon and I used the wash/eraser combination to clean the vinyl on our boat and it worked beautifully. I’ve even started to use the Dawn Platinum Powerwash to clean my stainless still appliances and it works really well! Of course, be careful when using it, but so far, so good over here!
Our outdoor rocking chairs with just the Dawn Platinum Powerwash.
Jane’s Hunter boots with the Dawn Platinum Powerwash and a Magic Eraser! Soap and water just wouldn’t cut it!
We’ve been watching lots of shows and series over the past year. We just finished Downton Abbey and loved it! Jon and I were just discussing that we should print off a picture of Cousin Violet and proudly display her in our home and refer to her as our Aunt – we just love her!
We’re now watching Game of Thrones and so far it’s great. Our favorite show to date is Outlander and we’re anxiously awaiting the new season to come out in 2022!
Also, we watch all of these show with subtitles. Anyone else out there do the same?
My fall window boxes from last year!
I loved putting these together and they looked great until well after Thanksgiving. I’ve yet to plan anything for this year’s boxes, so I should probably start the process soon!
Eliza’s first day of dance!
She’s taking acro and doesn’t really know anyone else in her class aaaaaaaand this is an entirely new studio for her. That’s a lot of new in one sentence, but she did amazing and loved class. She told me, and I quote, “They played sassy music!” She also mentioned something about all the girls wearing scrunchies and how they all looked like VSCO girls. Part of that statement was like a foreign language to me. LOL! She’s a hoot!
Welp, there you have it! My Friday Favorites!
Thanks so much for joining me!
Have a beautiful weekend out there, friends.
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I'm cracking up at Eliza's comments. I swear, she and Olivia would get along great! That sounds exactly like something Olivia would say. The other day I was playing one of Taylor Swift's songs and Olivia said, "Momma, this song is SASSY. I LIKE it." Hahahaha. I was like, "Of course you do."
Bahahaha! Yes, could imagine?! I think they'd get along, too! Sassy is such a great word for them to use to describe it. There are so many words we don't use in our home that so many other do…so I loved the description. It was positive…but in a "sassy" kind of way! LOL!