Remember when we were talking about Mazen’s art? Many of you recommended photographing the art and then making a book with the images. I love the ideal of digitizing it in this way, so I sat down and took a picture of everything in the basket in about 15 minutes. I then recycled anything that wasn’t worthy of playing with or possibly framing. He still plays with some of the things – like the masks or his mailbox – so I kept those. I decided to make this collage in Picmonkey, and I’m thinking about turning it into a poster for his room!
So I think I wrote that I bought a Turkish towel this summer locally here in Cville. I had high hopes of making it the prettiest bath towel in the house, but honestly, I just don’t love it for after a shower. But it’s great at the beach, and I absolutely LOVE Turkish towels as hand and kitchen towels. Goodbye terrycloth forever! I had a gift certificate to Etsy, so I used that to buy more. Beachy colored, of course. Aren’t they pretty?
On the towel front, I found this shark beach cover up at Costco. It’s so perfect for after bath time! He feels like such a big boy wearing it around the house. Here’s a similar one if you don’t have a Costco around.
And I feel like such a mom wearing these sweatpants around the house!! I am in LOVE with Lou & Gray. I bought these from LOFT and then these directly from Lou & Gray. Look for the SignatureSoft line – that’s the one you want. They can be described as a blend of mom sweatpants, hip joggers, butter and velvet all in one. So warm, so cozy.
Also on the leg front, I have declared the 7/8 leggings from Athleta my very favorite black leggings. They have just the right amount of compression and shape, and if your legs are as short as mine, they won’t have tons of fabric hanging out on the ankles or thighs because they are on the shorter size (but not cropped). They sit perfectly on the waist. Love.
I’ve been seeing commercials for ABC Mouse forever, but we only recently gave it a go. Mazen just got into it, and I set him up on my downstairs HP computer. He goes down to “do lessons” a few times a day and lasts about 15 minutes. I have to say I’m really impressed with some of the tools – like the word puzzles and counting. I think it’s going to be very helpful over the summer! And of course pirates need to know how to count their treasure…
Mazen is getting into card games. He and Matt are aces at UNO and the loser has to do pushups, so that’s always a fun video to watch. I found this series of card games that come packed in nice storage boxes and they are great. They are perfect for packing up for a restaurant visit or airplane.
And finally, my gym favorites!! This is us after a hard strength class taught by Bradley. Thanks to Lauren for capturing the fun!
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