One. Team Teddy
We have been hard at work this week crafting away to get our sign ready for Team Teddy’s Five on Friday shout out and link-up celebration. We are so thankful that we’ve gotten to “know” Super Teddy through Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets and even more appreciative Mary and Alex have opened up their hearts so we can know all about Teddy Fish. We’re sending you big hugs and kisses today Teddy, and hoping you enjoyed your Valentine from our girls!! #FUMenkes #TeamTeddy
Two. Happy Valentine’s Day
It’s like the creative mom wars have already begun and Caroline is only in MDO…haha. Her teachers sent home a note the other week about bringing in homemade Valentine’s for all the kids in her class and so I started freaking out wanting hers to be the cutest…I know, what the heck is wrong with me. So the other night, we got down to it, crafted these little handmade “Sip Sip Hooray” cards and attached them to silly straws with Capri Sun pouches. Simple and easy and didn’t break the bank either.
As for the girls, their special goodies will be delivered this afternoon when Daddy gets home from work, then us adults are having a mommy/daddy date night at Urban Grub (one of our favorite places!)…and a big thanks to Alex for watching the babes for us!
Three. Cheese Tortellini Italian Sausage Soup
I love me some easy peasy dinner options and this one just made it in our lineup as of last night. It was absolutely amazing and was a big hit with everyone, Caroline included. Perfect for these chilly temps, too!
Four. Virtues to Pray for Children
At night when I am rocking the babes to sleep and tucking them in, we always say our prayers. It’s just one of those quiet times I get a chance to reflect on what happened that day, and we get some quality one-on-one time with the Big Guy. But I have to admit, sometimes I struggle with what to pray for when it comes to the minis…I found this helpful graphic awhile ago (source here) and it definitely helps put things in perspective on what I should be talking about with my wee ones.
Five. Chalk Paint
I wish I was a DIY girl, I really do…honestly, I get these big ideas in my head and I then I freak out so much that I am going to screw it up and so I rarely just try it and see how it goes. But I’m rethinking that plan and I am going to try to repurpose some of the furniture we have to see if I can make it work in the new house. Yesterday, Mimi and I checked out some local shops and bought some of the infamous chalk paint everyone raves about. Fingers crossed I don’t ruin our breakfast dining set. Any tips to take note of?? I need all the help I can get!
That’s all for today’s roundup! I am ECSTATIC to visit your blogs to see Team Teddy pictures and shout-outs…from the bottom of our hearts (from April, Christina, Darci, and I), thanks to all of you who participate today. This is a time when I am especially thankful for the support so many of us get from the blogging community…it just shows so much positivity and good can come if we act together. Blessings to you and yours this weekend and always.