Hi!!!!!!!! We are home from the beach, and I’m coming atcha with two days worth of recaps later this week. Before I do, however, I want to share the pics from our week before we left for vacation – the last week of school! I thought about skipping over these pics, but the haircut ones must be preserved in the KERF diary archives 😎
But First, Prime Day
Also, Happy Prime Day! If you’re looking for tech gadgety things, I have our favs in this Smart Home post : ) Also: Kindle For Kids is the #1 Amazon Product I recommend. Read my review here. Mazen still gets a lot of use out of it, especially connected to our library.
Question for you guys: We have an iPad that is generally Mazen’s and we love it. I love all things Apple. But the Amazon Fire Tablets are on sale for $69 today!!! Birch needs a tablet for car trips and waiting room situations to watch Peppa and Daniel Tiger. Anyone have a Fire Tablet and an opinion on one vs. another iPad down the road?
Hot oatmeal meets cold berry parfait.
Almond Crunch Cheerios with strawberries
General Mills sends me their latest new cereals and this was one of my all-time favorites!
Daily Harvest Oat Bowl in an Almond Butter Jar
The Daily Harvest Oat Bowls are a fun alternative to the stovetop when I need something microwaved and quick. I loved the mulberries in this one! We used to have a mulberry tree at my neighbor’s house growing up, and I in my mind I can still taste the just-picked, warm-from-the-sun goodness.
Brianna’s Blush Wine Vinaigrette + Parmesan Crisps
These two ingredients have been my favorite salad toppers lately! I am super picky about bottled dressings and this one is very good! Probably because it’s also very simple. And Parm Crisps – obsessed!
With greens, sweet potatoes, blue cheese, truffle almonds, and berries.
Splash Park Fun
While Mazen was finishing up the last few days of his 2nd grade year, Birch and I snuck away to the splash park! He had a blast.
One of Mazen’s last days was virtual and brought back haunting memories of our virtual 2/3 of a year 😈 The school part went fine, but I am very happy to leave the asking-for-a-snack-every-30-minutes distractions in 2nd grade.
Birch sat in for morning announcements!
Did you notice the super shaggy hair from behind? I took both boys for haircuts before the beach. This was Birch’s first big boy haircut not by me!
He was NOT THRILLED.
But boy do I love a good cut on these handsome fellas!!
Neighborhood Food Truck Party
Our neighbor had the Farmacy Food Truck come to our block and we had an end-of-the-year bash. It was one of the first post-vax parties we’ve been to and it was weird and fun!
This epic quesadilla was filled with beans, cheese, and peppers.
Blue Apron Meals
We loved this salmon dish with farro, roasted veggies, and special sauce (of course).
And this fig chicken is a repeat I choose anytime I see it! One of our favorites.
Family Pizza Night
Last-day-of-class celebration on the porch with homemade pizza and salad.