Welcome to Friday Favorites, my weekly post where I share what I’ve been loving lately!
I’m trying to push my daughter’s nap schedule from one long mid-morning nap to one long afternoon nap. This is way tougher than I expected! She has thrown some fits like I have never seen before!!! Anyone have any advice for a smooth transition from morning naps to afternoon?
Anyway, here are some things I’m loving lately:
Be a Treasure House of Happy Memories
Valentine’s Day was this week. If you read the essay I posted on Wednesday, you already know that I look back on the silly holiday traditions of my childhood with great fondness. Well, Carla May is still a little young for a “heart hunt,” but no one is too young for pink, heart-shaped blueberry pancakes!
This year, I took a cue from Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project(reviewed here) and planned a special holiday breakfast to start the day off on an extra special note. Gretchen Rubin preaches to “be a treasure house of happy memories,” which is one of the approaches I am trying to take as a parent.
Chatham and I are finishing up the last season of The Sopranos, which is arguably one of the greatest shows of all time. The show follows the story of mafia boss Tony Soprano, but humanizes him in a way that no gangster movies had up until that point. The viewer watches Tony deal not only with the business of the mafia, but also with raising his kids, fighting with his mother, and talking to his therapist. The quality of the acting, storytelling, and production are absolutely incredible.
The Sopranos was produced from 1999-2007, and something interesting I noted was watching the technology progress as the series did (pagers in season one to cell phones in season 6). I have thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in the drama of the Soprano family and I will be sad to finish the series. The Sopranos spans 6 seasons and is available for streaming via HBO Go.
Egg Hunt at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center
I am so excited for the Nature Eggstravaganza event coming up next month at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center! Last Easter, Carla May was too young to really participate in any kind of egg hunt. Now, she loves sorting her toys, so I can see her getting fully involved in collecting eggs in her basket! The Biophilia Center also has a new exhibit specifically for the toddler set called the FLIGHT ZONE that we have not seen yet and are so excited to check out.
The Nature Eggstravaganza event is going to be great for children of all ages. There are so many activities planned, including meeting the Easter bunny, participating in the “Egg Olympics,” meeting farm animals, and decorating eggs. The Biophilia Center is one of my favorite places on earth (as I’ve mentioned time and time and time again), so I am thrilled to join in on the fun! Click here to sign up. It is $10/kiddo for non-members and only $5/kiddo for members.
How was your week? What are your Friday Favorites? What brought you joy?
Let me know in the comments below!