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Viva Fiesta!

Happy Tuesday and opening night of NIOSA!! Fiesta in San Antonio is underway and if you have never experienced it, it is like no other event!

it was all out Texas Speedway today at my house from the time my feet touched the floor! I had about an hour before my little bundle of energy awoke to get let the girls out and get breakfast going…well kinda, she walked in right as I was about to start mixing everything up for the Paleo Peach Fritters and she just had to help mommy! I love how much she enjoys helping me cook in the kitchen and of course today was no different…although it does take a bit longer, it’s totally worth the smile and sense of pride she beams with while she enjoys the fruits of her labor. Once Little H arrived, it was time to kick multitasking into high gear since we had less than an hour to get all of us dressed and out the door for story-time at the library. WE DID IT and even had a few minutes to spare!

Once we arrived at storytime there was lots of fun to be had! Miss Leslie is FABULOUS and plans the most creative storytime book reading, song, activity sessions. This week was train storytime and we had a blast!

Once we left the library it was time for lunch and naps…while the little ones napped I whipped
up dinner—cassava flour fried chicken and sautéed sweet potatoes for Miss K and my husband
since I would be leaving early for a volunteer commitment in San Antonio at NIOSA. There was lots of food, music, and extravagant sombrero hats.


What a long exciting day! Hope you all had a little slower but fun filled one too.



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Friday Favs: Miss K’s Favorite Books

We love reading in our house and have an active imagination. Now I’m not sure if all the reading, talking or everyday exposure created that imagination and has our little two year old speaking like a tiny adult, but I can’t help but think it may have had a little something to do with it. We started out reading books very early and at about six months of age added in the “My “a-z” Books by Jane Belk Moncure, which I think definitely helped her to have such clear and articulate pronunciation. Books are always a great gift and a fan favorite, so I thought I would share my little ones Top 10 right now.

  1. The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast
  2. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  3. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  4. Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
  5. Good Night Baby Jesus by Adam Gamble
  6. The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Dieson
  7. This Little Light of Mine – a collection of joyful songs
  8. I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
  9. I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
  10. Don’t Be Silly Mrs. Millie by Judy Cox

the great thing about a few of these books is Amazon and Netflix have short movies that follow the stories precisely. (Bear Hunt – Amazon, Gruffalo and Room on the Broom are on Netflix). I hope you all enjoy these books as much as we do!!

Xoxo 💋


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