I do love a good alliteration. Every month I would like to compile a list of what Layton and I are currently reading, watching, listening to, or otherwise worth mentioning. I’ll probably mention Daddy too.
Creating: I’m currently working on making a cross-stitch bookmark for a friend’s (belated) birthday present. I can’t tell you what it is yet because chances are, she’ll read this. Before that, I just finished a grandma theme cross stitch that I gave my Mom for Mother’s Day and some Harry Potter-themed bookmarks for my Dad for his birthday.
Reading: I just finished up “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler. I liked it a lot. She’s one of my favorite comedians and I can watch “Parks and Rec” over and over. In her book, she talks about her life and how she got to where she is. She also has a lot of parenting stories and funny quotes! Find it on Amazon.
I’m a mother now and I think I’m pretty good at it. I think I’m a decent person, a very good listener and excellent at making funny faces; all necessary when mothering a child.”Amy Phoeler, “Yes Please!”
Listening To: “Savage Mom (Parody)” by Laura Clery. On repeat.
Watching: 9 Months With Courteney Cox – This is a Facebook Watch Series, so everyone should be able to watch for free! They are on season two now, so I might be late to the game with this one, but I binged season one and loved it. The episodes are about 15 minutes each and I cry almost every time.
Mama’s Me Time Activity: Inspired by another blogger my age and a comment about my wrinkles, I’ve been obsessed with searching for an anti-aging cream and skincare regimen since my previous one just isn’t doing the trick anymore (it was built for ance treatment). After a few google searches, I realized this is a daunting task and It’s become a research project for me as I search products, tips, and look for samples (because a lot of them are EXPENSIVE and there’s no way I can just buy $50 bottles “to try”). The project has become rather fun for me and I can’t wait to try some of the samples that are on their way to my house.
Current Favorite Toy: He loves the traditional stacking ring toy. That’s usually the first one he picks off the shelf and scatters around the house.
Current Favorite Book: “Never Touch A Dragon” a touch-and-feel board book. He LOVES this book! He’s constantly flipping the pages and touching the dragons. Find it on Amazon.
New Discovery: Drumming on things with his hands and how they make different noises, including my belly!
Recent Milestone: TEETH! We can actually see TWO teeth on the bottom coming in. He’s been drooling like a St. Bernard for a few weeks and we’re excited to finally see teeth after we saw white spot when he was about 4 or 5 months old with no tooth to follow.
Memorable Moment: My first Mother’s Day. Ben made breakfast for me and let me sleep while he took care of the kiddo in the morning and went on a walk. That left me to my breakfast, coffee, and a book for a few peaceful minutes. Later, I ran with Layton in the stroller for a Virtual 5k and my Mom and Ben’s Mom brought flowers for our house!
Family Time Activity: Whenever we get the chance, we have been trying to run or walk together, Baby, Doggy, Daddy and Mommy.
Daddy’s 2 Cents for the month: “Don’t let your kiddo to walk in a cast iron tub.”
Comment below with your Monthly Mentionables! What are your favorite things this past month?