Monday, March 27, 2017

Coffee + Conversation

We had a nice little Spring weekend this weekend. After being cold again on and off last week, it really felt like spring at home in Charlotte. We had a laid back Friday evening then headed to the Botanical Gardens on Saturday.
Madeline got to wear some of her new spring clothes and had so much fun looking at all the different trees, plants, and flowers.

They had a special spring event taking place with so many fun children's activities. Madeline was too young for most of them  but she loved meeting Peter Rabbit. She smiled right at him when she saw him, such a completely different reaction from the skepticism she felt towards Santa back in December.

We came home and prepared to host friends for dinner. The weather was great so we ate outside on the porch and let the littles play on the slide, ride in the Cozy Coupe, and go for a walk in the wagon. 

If you are looking for an easy way to entertain your toddler, may I suggest pom poms from the Dollar Tree and empty take-out containers. Madeline has so much fun transferring the pom poms from container to container. I also kept the lid for one and cut a hole in the middle. She also enjoys poking the pom poms through the hole. No need for expensive toys and this is definitely one compact enough you can toss it in your bag and take with you when you're going to need to entertain the babe at a restaurant.

The great weather continued on to Sunday so we enjoyed a family walk on the greenway and playing in the backyard. I just cannot get enough of Madeline's spring clothes. I only picked up a few little short sleeve tops to wear with leggings she already had but I think she just looks precious.

We enjoyed these chicken burrito bowls for dinner. This is one of the recipes I am sharing in my Crockpot + Clean Eating totally-free group this week and is one we eat on the regular in our house. It is so super easy and healthy, too. Its even 21 Day Fix approved. If you missed out on this group but want in on the next free one, make sure you're following here to stay up to date. 


  1. Oh I love that idea about the pom poms! Caleb is a touchy feely kid and loves textures and soft things so that's brilliant!

    How cute that she liked Peter Rabbit!

  2. That pom pom toy is such a great idea. I think I might have to make one for my niece -- she would love that. The botanical gardens sounds so nice -- great way to kick off spring!

  3. Pom poms are awesome!! I took toilet paper rolls and painted them, then stand them up on the table and my little girl puts them into the right tube! Great activity that teaches colors!!


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