Five on Friday

Since my sweet friend Darci has decided to make her Friday Five a fun little link-up party, this is a regular feature you'll be seeing around here. Five things I'm loving, doing, reading, thinking, pinning, shopping or praying for!

My new Baggu bags. Super cute, super affordable, and super-green. I even brought my lunch to work (which is an accomplishment in of itself) but to bring it in a reusable bag is big for even this green-loving-momma. The big tote was $15 and is the perfect size for all my weekly essentials while commuting to-and-from work... and the navy polka dots are perfect for summer, and for hiding any rogue fingerprints from a certain dirty toddler. Ahem.

My feature on Project Nursery! I may have gasped when I got the email that A's Little Blue Truck party was selected as a finalist in the May Parties competition. If you haven't voted already, here's the link. And if you have, and kind of hate me for talking about this again, I love you and I'm sorry, and I pinkie-swear I'm done talking about it. For reals.

I made it through Nursery School Orientation! And... this kid did awesome! SO incredibly proud of him! He was totally fine being away from me and C while we listened to the orientation. We could see him across the room, and he just smiled and waved, worked on his craft, had a snack and played with the other little kiddos. He didn't want to leave when it was over, and it literally made my heart swell with joy that he felt comfortable there. I now know 100% we made the right decision.

Praying, praying praying for the victims and families from Moore, Oklahoma. I read a few bloggers who either live in OK, grew up there or have family there, and I know how heart wrenching a tragedy like this is, when it hits close to home. It's so easy to feel removed, to feel like that's "so far away", but for these ladies, this is way too close to their hearts. Praying for all those sweet babies and their families, and all the rescue workers who have seen things they will never be able to erase from their minds.

SO excited for this weekend. We are bringing A to the C-I-R-C-U-S! I have my own, personal reservations about the Circus and its treatment of animals, which I won't go into here. BUT, I cannot deny the joy of a circus to my two-year-old son. I'm literally giddy thinking about the look on his face when he sees the elephants walk across the ring. Many many pictures will be taken.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! 

Linking up with Darci for 5 on Friday!