Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Favorites

Here are a few of my favorites from this week...


I will never forget the look on five-year-old Jonah's face when he went out for his first t-ball practice. Pure joy.  That was the fall of 2009, and he's been playing baseball ever since.  It was a difficult decision, but we took this past fall off of baseball, to play soccer, and I have missed baseball.  I don't think I have ever been more ready for a spring ball season to start.  How this boy has changed...

Jonah's first season of ball in fall 2009/Jonah's Summer All Star season 2014

Two-year-old fans...

This guy is going to love games this year.  He is the perfect age to enjoy baseball games.  The dirt and the noise and the snacks and the boys.  It's all right up his alley.

Reading Time!

Look at these two!!!  There is something so incredibly endearing about watching a little brother love and nurture his littler brother.  Carson is so sweet and careful with Camden.  He loves reading to him before bed.  I love the hat and batman pjs on Camden.  And look how attentive he is to his big brother!  I also love that in this moment Carson is practicing reading aloud, while Camden is learning the value of reading before bed.  We have been reading with all our little guys since they were tiny babies, and they know it is just part of the bedtime routine.


My kids are OBSESSED with my zucchini bread.  I don't know if it's the cinnamon or the zucchini or the combination of it all, but these boys love their zucchini bread.  I had some leftover zucchini so I threw it in our meatloaf muffins last night.  It was delicious, and no one was the wiser that there were hidden veggies in their meat.  Hmmmm, wonder what else I can hide zucchini in...

For the meatloaf muffins I followed this recipe, from Architecture of a Mom, adding in the shredded zucchini.  I've also attached my (I mean my mom's :) zucchini bread recipe.  

And I'll end on this note...

These guys earned every bite of their cinnamon rolls.  I am usually not big on bribery, but I was really frustrated by my kids not eating their veggies.  So, I told them if they tried the new veggies I served this week (tried meaning ate at least half of their serving), and ate all of the ones they usually do like, I would make cinnamon rolls on Friday.  

Carson made dinner on Monday night.  Cucumbers, red peppers, carrots, turkey and hummus rolled up in a Flat Out whole wheat pita.  Yum!

I know I am more willing to try things outside my comfort zone when there is a tangible reward, and it worked on my little tinies too...except the littlest.  We're still working on that one.

Happy Friday!!!


  1. Aww, I can't wait to get my little guy signed up for tee ball. Those games must be so much fun. And great tip on sneaking the zucchini into the meatloaf muffins. I'll have to do that.

  2. Thanks, Megan! Adding veggie puree to meatloaf muffins makes them more moist and flavorful too. Have a great weekend!