This past weekend we celebrated Remy’s 3rd birthday! It was the first year that he really understood, which made it all the more fun to celebrate our sweet boy. We had a small party for him with close friends on Saturday afternoon. We had cake + ice cream (of course!), and since it’s peach + tomato season, I made my favorite peach salsa along with some other treats for our guests to enjoy. I created a round up of healthy & delicious treats to help me decide what to make… You can find links to all the yummy ideas in the post I shared for Super Healthy Kids. If you have a summer birthday or celebration coming up, you may want to go check it out!
It’s hard to believe it is already July. I hope your week was a good one. Did you hear the news about the ‘unlikely ballerina’ Misty Copeland becoming the first African American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre? I can’t stop reading interviews and learning more about her story. She’s an inspiration to us all!
What are your July 4th plans? We are going to a neighborhood parade and playing outside as much as possible. I’ll also be gathering ideas for Remy’s birthday party that is next weekend! I can hardly believe he’ll be 3 in a few days. Last year on his actual birthday, we made pancakes for breakfast, and then I snuck balloons in over his crib during nap-time… I’m planning to do the same again this year! I like the idea of making these our birthday traditions. Do you have anything special you do for your little ones on their birthdays?
Food for Thought to Explore over the Weekend:
My favorite interview about Copeland, her upbringing & how she got to where she is as a dancer.
Sweet summertime. There are so many reasons to love you. Yes, it is hot. But the weather is perfect for enabling some of our favorite foods to grow. And because it is hot, we crave frozen treats, which can be a great way to enjoy all that summer produce! Remy is finally old enough to get excited about homemade pops, and oh how he loves them. He wakes up asking if he can have one! Making your own popsicles is easy and fun, and it’s a perfect activity for little hands to help. Here is a round-up of summer pops using seasonal produce + minimal ingredients that all sound absolutely delicious:
Aren’t they all beautiful? I love the colors and those combinations sound scrumpitous! If you don’t have any pop molds, we picked up these from WholeFoods but these also have great reviews, and you can use the traditional wooden sticks to make yours homemade pops. Have fun!
Happy Friday, friends! I hope you’ve had a good week. A friend of mine sent this video to our friend crew earlier in the week, and we all loved it! What do you think? Which decade is your favorite? I want the jumper from the 70s to wear everyday!
What are you up to this weekend? We don’t have any crazy plans other than getting a few plants in the garden outside. I was completely inspired on a recent trip to New Orleans when I saw this gorgeous balcony overflowing with potted plants…
Honestly, I’ve been debating whether or not to begin a garden at our new home. I’m somewhat exhausted with starting a garden only to have to leave it a couple of years later. But then…that gorgeous balcony! And pots that are transportable. What a simple, yet brilliant idea. My plan is to start small and hopefully build a little potted garden full of herbs, flowers (edible + beautiful), and veggies as the seasons allow. Have you had any luck with potted gardens? Let me know!
This was my first newborn session since returning from our year overseas, and it was an absolute honor to photograph this beautiful family. Sweet baby Charlie was given to them by the gift of adoption last week. His mama has been one of my biggest encouragers as I navigate our adoption journey, and I’m so thankful I could do something for her in return for all she’s done for me.Welcome to the world, Charlie. You have the best mama and daddy in the world, and are loved by more people than you can imagine.