April Favorites

Some Mayan ruins with Ralphie
  • Our cruise, of course (I have no plans to write about this because . . . it’s boring to hear about how other people took lots of naps, ate a ton of food, watched movies, and read books. Rest assured we had a fantastic time).
  •  The little blue bowls my mom bought me while she was here. Perfect for a small bowl of cereal, half a grapefruit or a little dish of salsa.
  • Lie to Me. My mom was watching this while she was here with Ella (while we went cruising) and I picked up the first season at the library. We’re hooked!
  • How much Ella is talking now. My current favorite phrase is “Poot a Mama” (which means “jump to Mama”).
  • A Saturday morning at the park to fly the kite I bought Bart for Easter.
  • Pita Fusion. This is one of my favorite little local restaurants and I can’t get enough. Bart and I make up any excuse to go
  • Our new patio furniture (a really nice gift from my mom). We’ve spent at
    least an hour nearly every day out there since we assembled the bench
    and table.

  •  The first couple of pool outings for the summer. Ella is a fan (and I am a fan of the new swim diaper we bought her for the summer).
  • Not my favorite thing in April? Missing book club for the first time since I joined in October of 2010.
  • Triscuits with sharp cheddar and honey Dijon mustard. My new favorite snack.
  • My little herb garden on the patio. Five different herbs this year (arranged in alphabetical order because I don’t have labels on them).
  • Getting Easter baskets ready for Bart and Ella. And hiding eggs for Ella to find – she LOVED it. (Also, she was so hopped up on the excitement and a few handfuls of jellybeans that after church (which usually wears her out), she looked at us and said “RUN” and then proceeded to spend twenty minutes doing laps around the kitchen island.

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  1. Bless you for mentioning the swim diapers. How did I go so long without knowing about these?? I've been washing and reusing the disposbale ones… I've just sent an email to all my sisters. I owe you all the extra cash we'll save this summer — mind if I spend it on shoes?

  2. The little bowls! I have two stacks of tiny bowls, one from target and one from thrift. The Target ones are probably a similar size to yours, perfectly hold a child size portion. The thrift ones are even smaller, perfect for dip and maybe 4 or 5 apple slices. Palm sized. I bet every single dishwasher load has 6 or 9 small bowls in it, plus normal size cereal bowls. Tiny bowls are the best.

    We use the disposable swim diapers, but we have the cutest swimsuit on earth. I should take a picture sometime.

  3. I love your monthly favorites! Thank you thank you for mentioning those swim diapers, how brilliant!

  4. Except…I kind of do want to know about your cruise. Is that weird? Where did you go? More pictures?

  5. i love that so many of your favorites are gifts from your mom. my mom spoils me with little goodies every time she comes to visit too! 🙂

    i have a similar set of little bowls & i use them for everything!

  6. I love the picture of Ella in her swimming suit. She is too adorable.

    I have to agree with about Lie to Me. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  7. So glad your cruise was so fun! I still vote you do a post so we can see some pictures. 🙂 I LOVE Lie To Me. We're so sad the series ended. Also, we've noticed your new patio furniture–it looks darling!

  8. Love the small bowls and the herb garden – it's truly the little things. And that Mayan ruins picture is just awesome.

  9. Would love to see photos from the cruise. I'm so jealous that you got to visit Mayan ruins.

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