Cheers to the weekend!
I am looking forward to the Superbowl on Sunday - not so much for the game itself, but for family time, commercials, and of course, food. We are having chili, sausage balls, buffalo chicken layer dip, some fun dips, cookies, and brownies. It will be just us and hopefully our neighbors since we are still working on making friends in Cincinnati.
|If you need some last minute decorations I found these on Pinterest.|
I love IKEA. We made a spur of the moment trip this week and I found so many good bargains. They are in the process of changing out all of the display rooms in the showroom and the "As-is" section was full of great deals. There was a coffee table that I wanted, but since it was assembled there was no way it was fitting in my car. I did scoop up several picture frames, knobs, a lantern, and a cabinet door for a diy project.
I couldn't find the regular carts and between all of her running spurts Sophia wanted to sit on the cart. I borrowed a cushion for a chair so Sophia could sit occasionally.
I read this article that really resonated with me. After reading about the teachers who slept overnight with their students thanks to winter weather, this was just another reminder of how awesome some teachers are. I am certain this woman made a difference in the lives of her students.
My favorite part in reference to teachers:
"TEACH ON, WARRIORS. You are the first responders, the front line, the disconnection detectives, and the best and ONLY hope we've got for a better world. What you do in those classrooms when no one is watching - it's our best hope."
We are back on our smoothie kick. Smoothies are more of a summer treat to me, but Sophia is not great about eating her veggies so I have to find a way to sneak them in. We've been enjoying them for dessert. I don't have a set recipe, but our current favorite involves a banana, pineapple, frozen berries, spinach, almond milk, and a little honey.
|I don't recommend these berries for smoothies...way too seedy!|
I opened an email account for my little bean. I started this blog as a way to keep our family involved in my pregnancy long-distance and continued it so that Sophia can look back at it one day. I like the idea of sending a daily email or picture that is just for her. I already send my family a daily picture (most days) so I think I will just be adding her onto that.