First, thank you for so many sweet comments on my new blog design & also, for understanding my need to take a break from last week’s #littlethingslinkup. I am so excited to be back this week with TWO link-ups, starting with the Fourth of July Recipe Exchange I participated in with some lovely ladies (see post here
I’ve said it before, I don’t claim to be any sort of a good cook. Yet I do love food & most of all, themed food for any & every holiday. It somehow makes the day feel that much more special. We especially love a good breakfast celebration at our house, since we don’t get to eat it together during the week. So I was super excited (& a little intimidated) to be paired with Kristen to make her red, white & blueberry muffins.
The recipe (found here
) had a few more steps than my mini-chef & I are used to (we tend to go with Betty Crocker). About halfway through our baking date, Waverly got so excited that she said “hooray” & threw some flour in the air, she looked straight up only for it to land all over her face & in her eyes. Her excitement certainly ended there, it took about ten minutes to get her back to normal & then naturally, I attempted to open the vanilla but instead, it burst & went everywhere.
Sweet holiday memories. 😉
Ultiimately, they were WELL-worth it, we really did have the best time making them & they were delicious! One of Waverly’s favorite foods lately are “uffins”, so they were perfect to kick off our Fourth of July. Thanks so very much to Kristen
for sharing & to Alyssa
for hosting this link-up. 🙂
We are about one month into my summer break & I have decided that in the past four weeks, Waverly has matured more than ever. I’m not sure if it’s all the extra time I am getting to spend with her, or that she is this much closer to two, but she blows my mind on a daily basis. She constantly cracks me up with what she comes up with, yesterday I sneezed & she said “bless you”, then a few hours later, she called my husband “honey”.
Lately each time I go in to get her from her nap, she lets me know she needs some alone time by saying “mama, go away & please shut the door”, only to talk to herself & her babies for the next twenty minutes.
Also, my sister-in-law recently passed on a baby stroller to her, she had one before but this one is much bigger & she is obsessed! It has brought Waverly’s love of her babies to an entirely new level, she likes to lay “Kyla” down (we don’t know a Kyla, but every single baby is named Kyla), with her bottle & all of her pacifiers laid next to her. She also has
to give the baby a blankie & covers her completely, even though I keep telling her that she really should let the baby breathe. 😉 We take the entire crew on multiple walks down the street a day, there really is no bigger reality check that your baby is turning into a little girl than walking next to her while she
pushes a stroller down the street. She is the best. 🙂
We hope that you all are having the best week, you know the deal for the “littlethingslinkup” (see this post if you need more details)! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jess at jess@sadieskyboutique if you are interested in hosting a giveaway in the future!