Silly, simple, quirky, fun.

It’s what we do on Fridays.

This week was kinda slow for us…first Lucy was sick…then Henry got it…and now Jill has it.

Sick kids in the summer?  Who can I talk to about this?  Boo.

While running some errands, I came across this creeptastic Dora booster seat.

What. on. earth.

This is wrong on so many levels, I don’t even know where to begin.

Let’s just stick with:  FAIL.

Monday I will be 36 weeks pregnant…which means I’m scheduled to have a baby in 3 weeks.

I kinda panicked the other day when I realized that I hadn’t yet done a SINGLE thing to prepare for this kid.

Not one stitch of clean clothes, not one diaper, nothing.  Nada.  If he decided he wanted to come early, he’d have to wear a loin cloth fashioned out of a pillow case or something.

I finally pulled all of Henry’s baby clothes down and did some baby laundry, and then I remembered soemthing…


You fold and fold and fold and fold and somehow the basket is still full.

Oh well, at least I’m sorta ready.

Oh, and we still don’t have a name picked out.

Hello World, meet this nameless baby in a pillowcase loin cloth.

Our regular visits to the Farmer’s Market continue.

This bounty of fruits will be inhaled in a few days’ time…not pictured is the half a flat of strawberries…or the three pack of cantelope…or the whole pineapple…

My kids are lucky we live in California.  If we lived in another state, I don’t think I could afford all this fresh fruit.

Preschool graduation.

With a tassel.

And a DVD.

Someone told me I’d be all sappy about it when Walter graduates preschool…because he’ll be my last.

I’ll let you know how that goes.

This is blurry because I had to zoom way in with my phone above the heads of the parents who came prepared with zoom lenses and such.

But there’s my kid.

You know, the one that had to get moved over next to the teacher because first he kept trying to “eat” his tassel as he swung it all around on his hat (picture when you ask someone to lick their own eye, or their elbow…yeah.)…and THEN, once he got his “diploma”…all rolled up nice and fancy, he figured it would be a good idea to try to balance it on top of his cap.

Clearly he was less than impressed with his achievements.  I try to teach them humility.

The girls did…okay at the ceremony.  Not great, not bad.

But as usual, Lu behaved best for her Daddy.

Because she’s his girl.  He is her favorite.

They look a little bit alike don’t you think?


“Mommy, why are you making cookies?”

“Because I can.”

“That’s a good idea.  I like it when you have good ideas.”

Thanks kid.

Glad I have your approval.

Now go pick up the 8,000 Legos strewn in the living room.

I know you want this.

Go here and win one.

Now grab a button, link up, and leave comment love on at least two other InstaFridayers!


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I'm a mom to four. A wife to one. I believe in story. I love telling you about mine and would love to hear yours. There's really no sense in wasting our suffering and not sharing in each other's joy. We're all in this together...even if it doesn't always feel like it.

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  1. 1
    D Money says:

    Hope everyone is feeling better in time for the weekend!
    I have to know…where did you buy or how did you make that frame & magnetic recipe holder? It is adorable! I need one!

  2. 2
    Kristin says:

    The Dora booster? Creepiest thing ever! Before I scrolled down to your comments all I could think was “I sure hope she didn’t buy that… It’s so weird” Lol.

  3. 3

    I hope your littles are feeling better soon! Poor guys. And that DORA chair….. OH.MY!!! that is frightening ;D
    Brooke G´s last blog post ..INSTA WEEKLY RECAP

  4. 4

    that dora car seat is sooooo creepy! and cookies are always a good idea; yummy! gotta love that glass mixing bowl.

    thanks for hosting!
    Krystina / lollipops´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

  5. 5

    That Dora chair kind-of freaks me out! ha ha!

  6. 6

    I saw that Dora seat at Walmart a few weeks ago and immediately thought..GROSS! It is just so wrong. We are making cookies today too…for our first trip to the drive in! Enjoy the weekend!

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    Lucky Number13 says:

    That Dora seat is wrong on so many levels. Gross. and i am about to start picking up a little of our
    8,000 legos as well…again. happy friday.

  8. 8

    Thank you for the laughter, Friend! From Dora to the nameless baby to the diploma balancing…I am a better person for having read InstaFriday this morning.


  9. 9

    That carseat is CREE.PY. So the kid sits ON Dora? What were they thinking? LOL :) And I’m sure you’ll have everything in order when your little one arrives…you are a pro right? :) Linking up!
    mandy @ this girl’s life´s last blog post ..{instagram friday}

  10. 10

    Creeptastic is the perfect way to describe that car seat – seriously…
    Liz´s last blog post ..The Sad Strawberry Crop (InstaFriday)

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    Denissa says:

    Being sick in the summer is the worst! My boys get sick EVERY summer right after school is out. Already had colds..hope everyone is better!
    The Dora seat is just wrong..
    And we’re going to bake today :) thanks for the idea!

  12. 12

    That car seat is um, creepy to say the least! Linking up!

  13. 13

    looove your recipe card holder. I need it. seriously. ;)
    Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}´s last blog post ..favorites this week!

  14. 14

    that dora car seat is a little creepy!!

    hope everyone feels better soon!!

  15. 15
    hopefulmother says:

    Yeah, the Dora seat is extremely creepy. Yikes.

    So, you aren’t naming the baby Walter then… I am confused. :-)

  16. 16

    Hey Jeannette! I’m joining your linky today for the first time (so exciting) – and wanted to say congrats on the preschool graduation for your little one! I have that in my photo lineup too, but we didn’t get any robes or caps so you wouldn’t know that the photo was of the graduation unless I had captioned it! Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and say that I’m glad to be partying with you today!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

  17. 17

    Boo or sick kiddos:( But yay for fresh fruit! And cookies! And way way eeekkkk at that Dora chair!!

  18. 18

    We’ve been fighting off a virus this week too – what gives? At least here the weather was icky as well and with the return on sunshine, we seem to be better. That dora carseat is the worst!
    Becca H / nutmegknitter´s last blog post ..Instagram Fridays

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    I need that cute magnetic frame for recipe cards, too, Jeannett! Where to find it?
    kelli´s last blog post ..…and the winner is….

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    No, Dora! NOOO!!! Ick. Fail is right.

  21. 21

    That Dora seat is abomninable. EWWW!

    I like cookies too. I didn’t do any laundy for Evan until about 36 weeks too. Didn’t want to jinx things.

    And with lil bun in the oven, you’ll know a name once he’s born.
    Kara´s last blog post ..Evan’s 2nd Birthday goodies.

  22. 22

    1) I enjoy folding my kids clothes. She’s 3. They’re cute, unlike the Mumu underwear of my own I have to fold.
    2) I heart California.
    3) Are you sure Walter is your last? Heh. My mom was 39 and had The Last One aka #5. (I had #1 and only at 38-1/2).

  23. 23

    I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and hope that the Dora carseat is an attempt to help parents remember not to leave their kids in the car on hot summer days or forget them at a pub like the UK Prime Minister did.

  24. 24

    that Dora carseat is absolutely terrifying..


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