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Friday, May 20, 2016

Hi!! Happy Friday!!
The sun is FINALLY shining again, the temperatures are warming up and my 2 youngest daughters are DONE with school! They have had a wonderful year and I am so thankful for the amazing teachers they had! 
My oldest daughter's last day of school is next Friday....and then we are officially on SUMMER BREAK! I seriously cannot wait! I wait all school year long for summer break and I am SO ready for a more relaxed schedule!

Anyway....I could keep going on about how much I love summer break...but I will save that for another post or two or five :) I am sure I will totally be a broken record by the time August rolls around, talking about how much I love my kids not being school! HA!

It's time for some Friday FAVORITES!!

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Earlier in the week, it was cold and gloomy outside and while I had a long list of things I needed to accomplish during my boys' nap time...I decided snuggling Marshall and forgetting about my filthy bathrooms was a better idea :) I truly don't know if there is anything much closer to heaven on earth, than a tiny, precious baby sleeping peacefully on your chest. I may or may not have joined Marshall and taken a quick nap myself- and it was delightful!! Definitely a FAVORITE moment for me :)
TWO
My daughter Celine had her annual well check and Marshall had a weight check this week- SO SO grateful for a healthy little girl and a growing baby boy!!
Not pictured is James- strapped into his stroller, watching "Wheels on the Bus" on my phone on REPEAT. You do what you gotta do when your pediatrician is running about 45 minutes behind and you end up being at the doctor for almost TWO HOURS.
It happens- right?!? And taking hundreds of selfies with my spunky little girl made the time go by a lot faster :) She is definitely one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES :)

THREE
So I mentioned above Marshall had a weight check this week. Little guy was a little slower to gain back his birth weight than my other kids and we have been on a super strict nursing schedule the past 10 days- to make sure he is eating A LOT and gaining weight! I have been feeding him every 2 hours from 4:30 am to 10:30 pm at night and then waking him every 3 hours at night to nurse. All of our "hard work" has paid off though- as Marshall has had 2 great weight checks and my doctor is no longer concerned with his weight loss! YAY!
Sooo...since Marshall is back to gaining weight- I have eased up on his night feedings the past couple of nights and guess what?? My sweet boy has slept SIX straight hours the last two nights in a row!!! This unheard of for me!!! The rest of my kids NEVER slept that long when they were newborns- and while I am not acting like Marshall is some super sleeper- I will take what I can get!! Getting 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep is a big FAVORITE of mine this week!!

FOUR
On Tuesday, I wrote a post about 10 items I buy weekly from Aldi and mentioned that we got a HUGE seedless watermelon from there for $2.99 this past week!! Well- I am totally OBSESSED with watermelon- so I have already eaten the first one we bought and now we are on our second watermelon this week! I should probably be embarrassed I have eaten that much watermelon- but it is SO GOOD! It one of my FAVORITE summer fruits and I am loving it! It is also a great "alternative" treat when I craving something like a big chocolate chip cookie with a huge dollop of peanut butter on top of it. HA!
FIVE
And because summer is almost here- I thought I would share this new scent I picked up from Bath and Body Works! It is called Love and Sunshine- I don't think it is a "new" scent in the store- just new to me :) Anyway- it is SO LOVELY! It is light, fresh, slightly floral and not at all overpowering. I feel like some of Bath and Body Work's scents can be REALLY strong- and just too much...but not this one! I just love it! Definitely my new FAVORITE scent for the summer!

Happy Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend!! 
I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!

 I am also linking up with April for Five on Friday!
 Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!


And lastly, linking up with KatieTifDella & Caitlin for High Five for Friday!



18 comments:

  1. What type of baby carrier are you holding Marshall in?

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    1. It is an Ergo with the Ergo infant insert! It's not new- I have it for almost 6 years! :)

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  2. I'm so glad Marshall's weight gain is back on track...he is such a beautiful baby! And yea for summer! We will go til the week AFTER Memorial Day. I hate this new school calendar that takes us past the holiday weekend, but oh well, what can you do? Six hours ...take what you can get, right? Neither of mine were great night sleepers while nursing. Jack wouldn't eat solids til 8 months old and nursed every 3 hours around the clock until then! Anyway, have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. SIX HOURS OF SLEEP?! That's amazing!

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    1. I know!!! None of my other kids slept that long until they were about 6 months old!! Ha!

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  4. Oh hooray for 6 hours of sleep! Such a game changer! And I'm such a watermelon fan. I usually eat the whole thing in a few days all on my own. You're right - such a great treat instead of desserts. Especially when it's cold right out of the fridge! Yum!! Thanks for linking up with us at H54F! Have a great weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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    1. Yes! It has to be super cold!! Warm watermelon makes me want to gag! Ha!

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  5. The picture of you and Marshall, adorable!!! Glad to hear he is getting back on track with his weight. And how amazing for 6 straight hours of sleep! Yay!!! I need to stop in to Bath and Body to get some soap so I will for sure check out that lotion!
    Have a GREAT weekend, Justine!!

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    1. Yes- definitely check out the lotion and let me know what you think!! And thank you- Marshall is seriously the sweetest!! I just punch myself that he is mine!! :)

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  6. I just got a coupon for a free FULL SIZE product from bath and body works-no purchase necessary! So I think I may pick up that little scent! I'm in the market for something new for summer so thanks for the recommendation!

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  7. Yay for 6 hours! That's awesome! And yes, I agree that snuggling with sweet little babies, has got to be about as close to heaven on earth as we can get. I can't wait for my sister to have her baby so I can get in my baby fix. :) Have a great weekend!

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  8. Happy Friday! Snuggling always wins over house work. Just stumbled upon your blog from the Friday linkup. I'm the oldest of 5 kids and have so many great memories with my brothers and sister. Looking forward to checking out your blog. Beautifully Candid

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    1. Hi Sierra!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! And SO fun you are from a family of 7!! It's definitely a little crazy but I am so thankful for our big bunch and love the relationships my kids are building with each other!! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Yea Marshall!! Way to gain weight and sleep baby sleep!! I know you have to feel better getting some sleep in! You have the best tan skin year round - so pretty!! I am going to have to find the lotion...I am almost out and love to try new scents!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Way to go Marshall!

    Two hours?! Ugh!

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  11. YAY Marshall!! That's awesome. Such a cute picture of y'all

    Boo for a 2 hour doctors trip:(

    Oh we love watermelon too! It never last in our house:)

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    1. Thank you Heather!! And so glad to know I am not the only one who eats a whole watermelon in just a few days! Ha! Honestly- any fresh fruit we have in the fridge never lasts long- it's all so yummy! Especially this time of the year!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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