Friday Four

TGIF everyone! Are you ready for the long weekend? I sure am! We have friends in town from Atlanta that used to live here so I'm excited for all the festivities we have ahead of us.

Here are some things I'm loving today:

1. Blue Angels- Every year the blue angels do an air show the week of the Naval Academy graduation and it's by far my favorite day in Annapolis.  It doesn't matter how many times I've seen them fly I'm always amazed and awed by the show.
Here is a clip from inside the cockpit of one plane that is just incredible! The views of Annapolis are awesome and I can't believe how close they fly to each other.

2. The Go-Pod- We bought one of these for Matthew so that we could have a place for him to play/hang out outside while we're out there. So far we love it! Not only is it great because he can watch everything  Miller is doing but it keeps him contained and happy!  It is very light weight,  comes with a carrying case,and easily wipes clean. I  plan to take it everywhere with me this summer- the pool, beach, park,  etc. We got ours at Target but you can also find them on Amazon and at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

3. Special K Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein bars- So I'm well aware that these aren't that good for me and they definitely don't fill me up as much as some other protein bars but these have become my afternoon treat to curb my sweet tooth.  Come 3pm I'm dying for m&ms or chocolate chip cookies so instead of one of those I usually treat myself to one of these.  I'm not sure it's the right answer but I'm baby stepping into breaking this sugar habit. Does anyone have any good protein bar recommendations? and not Kind bars- I'm sort of over those right now.

4. Transportation Party Invites- We decided to have a planes, trains, cars etc party for Miller. He's really into anything that moves so I decided to expand it beyond trains.  I had the invitations and printables made by Lauren Haddox Designs. I also used her last year for his nautical themed first birthday and I love what she does!  I don't do anything custom I just order her DIY printable party pack and then she personalizes the invitation.   You can find tons of great party themes in her etsy shop here.

I've been pinning ideas like crazy on Pinterest so I'm excited to get working on everything!

I hope you all have an awesome long weekend and enjoy lots of delicious food and drinks!


  1. Love the transportation party idea! Perfect for a boy! And I've never seen that Go Pod - looks really cool! Mim's in a phase where she does NOT want to be restricted, so I think we've outgrown things like this, which makes me want to cry...

  2. Love the birthday party plans... so cute! I'm OBSESSED with Luna Protein Bars. I have a chocolate cookie dough one for breakfast every day right before I work out and I swear they keep me full and curb my sweet tooth because, well, they taste like cookie dough. I got hooked on them when I was pregnant and found out I had gestational diabetes and had to find something that had tons of protein but still satisfied my sugar cravings.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I was just going to recommend Kind bars till I saw you're over them! How about Lara bars? I prefer Kind bars but Lara bars aren't bad especially if you get a good flavor. I've been making "Milkshakes" with frozen bananas instead of ice cream and they're SO good and taste just like they have ice cream in them. I add peanut butter and dark chocolate spread and yum yum yum!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  4. I swear by Luna bars! I know those are super high in protein and fiber, but they're also high in carbs. Usually when I'm craving something sweet I'll cut up some strawberries, throw a little fat free cool whip (sometimes frozen, it tastes like ice cream) on top with a small handful of dark chocolate chips. It definitely satisfies the "sweet" craving!

  5. What a fun birthday theme! And the Go-Pod looks perfect to bring on every summer adventure, I'll be sharing with a few mommy friends! Xo, Stephanie

  6. I have a friend who used the go pod to make it through long soccer practices with a babe. The party looks like it will be so cute!! Can't wait to see more!

  7. I saw that Go-Pod with my 2nd baby and I thought WHY didn't they have this for my 1st baby (almost 10 years ago) when we were taking him to the beach like every dang day! I still never have bought one, I think my 3rd baby, now just turned 1 might be too old for it. She likes crawling and exploring too much. :-) But it's definitely a cool piece of equipment.



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