Happy Friday! This weekend we’re off to visit the grandparents and celebrate our five year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been five years already! I love the life we’re building together, and I feel lucky that my son and I have such a supportive hands-on dad in our lives. Aside from our anniversary celebration, we are so excited for backyard barbequing, Fourth of July fireworks, hiking and family time in the mountains. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family and a festive Fourth next week!
San Francisco Moms Blog is taking a two-week break beginning Monday, so I’ll be back with weekly links on July 20th. Until then, enjoy the links below!
Let’s lighten things up a bit…
A summer playlist with mellow vibes is a perfect way to wind down before dinner time when everyone tends to be worn out and hungry. On the sunny evenings we’ve had lately, I’ve been folding laundry, tidying up the apartment or cooking dinner while sipping a cold beverage and listening to this one.
Restore the Order
Kids thrive on routine, but in the summertime, it’s easy for routines to fall apart. With lots of summer travel, camps or other fun activities, it can be hard to maintain structure at home. I love these summer morning routine printables because they’re a customizable, visual way to help kids practice sticking to their routine and completing chores before summer fun. My son is a little young for these, but I can’t wait to implement systems like this as he gets older!
Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes for the 4th of July!
Intel's Pride Above All Video Is <3
In case you missed it, here are the week’s posts from San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog.
White and blue layered cupcakes with red filling? Yes, please. Kelly shows us how. Plus, some summer and 4th of July-themed printouts to occupy the kids while you sneak cupcakes.