Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Favorites: Catching Up

Welcome to Friday favorites: a weekly linky for your favorite blog posts from the week co-hosted by Maya of Musings of a Marfan Mom and me!

In addition to the linky, I'm taking this opportunity each week to write a little bit about a my favorite moments from the past week. I hope you'll feel inspired to leave a comment telling me about your favorite thing(s) that happened this week, too!

These are a few of my favorite things:

Catching up (briefly) on two weeks of favorite things:

Jaymz and I were fortunate enough to enjoy a lovely date night the day after my last Favorites update. It was a warm evening, and we approached the evening with a loose plan that evolved throughout our few hours of kid-free time. It ended up including a beautiful dinner, a walk through the International Rose Test Garden, and a surprise encounter with an adorable creature. I plan to share more photos for Wordless Wednesday next week, but here's one part that isn't in the photographs: we got a complimentary dessert after our meal!

I've been having some particularly wonderful walks with Daniel in the mornings lately. Jaymz and I have found that a long walk in the morning helps Daniel to stay more regulated throughout the day. Plus, I've been more able to appreciate the extra physical activity now that I'm not feeling as queasy throughout the day. My favorite part about our walks is following Daniel's lead and listening to all the stories and games he dreams up in his imagination. The innate creativity children possess never ceases to amaze me!

Last Wednesday was my 28th birthday. To be honest, it mostly felt a lot like any other day... with the exception of the lovely birthday wishes on Facebook and phone calls from loved ones, of course! Jaymz and I made enchiladas together for dinner, and then after Daniel was asleep, Jaymz baked two loaves of grain-free chocolate zucchini bread for dessert. I only wish I hadn't been so nauseated that evening, but what I could enjoy of the food was absolutely delicious.

Daniel had another check-up at the dentist's office recently, and it was the first time he's been able to sit in the big chair and receive a (nearly) full cleaning from the dental hygienist. I felt so proud of Daniel for holding it together for the majority of the visit, and I was also very proud of him for setting a clear body boundary about what he was comfortable with and letting me know when he had had enough. We finished out the visit with him lying down in my lap (like each of our previous visits there) and we were both happy to have made it through the appointment!

Bonus favorite: today is our fifth wedding anniversary! Happy anniversary, Jaymz. I'm excited to experience the joys and challenges of this next year, and I'm looking forward to going through it all together with you.

What was one of your favorite moments from the week?

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Link up your favorite blog posts from the week using the linky below and Maya and I will comment on them! Remember to share the love by reading and commenting on a few other posts from the list after you enter your link in the list. The linky will stay open until Monday afternoon.


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