Pinecones and a Dog Bone

What do pinecones and dog bones have in common? Nothing really, except the fact that Sadie nibbled on both on Saturday.

Dog and toddler chewing on bones

Sader Tot is obsessed with anything that belongs to Niva including her water dish, food, and bones. It’s a good thing Niva is great at sharing.

As for the pinecones, we did some crafting! Jimmy went to a leaf raking service project at our church and brought home some pinecones thinking I would want to craft with them. He knows me well 🙂

Mom and daughter making bird feeders with pinecones

We tied twine around the pinecones, covered them with peanut butter, and rolled them in bird seed. It was definitely messy–I’m pretty sure I’ll be cleaning a mixture of bird seed and peanut butter off of every kitchen surface for a few weeks–but a ton of fun!

We plan on hanging them soon and I’m super excited to see what Sadie thinks when she sees a bird eating from her little homemade bird feeder. It worked out well, too, because she’s learning about birds and fall this week in school! 

Toddler pine cone craft

Toddler pinecone craft

Other fun over the weekend included a trip to Starbucks with my girls. Mama got a (much needed) coffee, Sadie got a chocolate milk, and Niva got a fun car ride. It was a win for all of us. 

Husky and toddler sitting in car together

Okay, I’m going to sign off now. I have no brain power left. We’re still going through the whole sleep/nap strike thing over here and my eyes are already heavy at 5:35 pm. 

Tell me about your weekend!

A Few Favorites

Hello! Just popping in today to share some favorites as of late. It’s currently 5:52 am on Saturday as I type up this post and a certain little someone is keeping me company because she woke up way too early. Like 4:45 am early.

Mom and toddler

We took a photo on my laptop, tired eyes and all 😉

Alright, onto to the favorites!

1. Hummus. The lemon hummus is great and isn’t overly sweet. The buffalo style hummus is spicy and full of flavor! Do you like hummus? If so, do you have a favorite flavor? I’m a fan of roasted red pepper. 

Hummus

2. Park days with Sadie. I know our beautiful weather days in Pittsburgh are likely limited for the rest of 2020, so any time the sun is shining and it’s warm you will probably find us outside. 

We went to the park this week and I was impressed with Sadie wanting to try new things like climbing different structures, going down slides, etc. as she’s a pretty cautious child. Go Sader Tot!

Toddler walking in dress and cowboy boots

3. Studying contentment. I’m currently working through this study guide on cultivating contentment and it’s very inspiring and has me doing a lot of thinking and praying.

I was especially struck by the quote below. What a wonderful reminder that this broken world we live in isn’t all there is to life. With Jesus as our Savior, we can look forward to eternity in heaven each time we feel discontent in our life on earth.

Cultivating Contentment Study Guide

4. Little moments. If it’s warm enough, Sadie and I eat lunch outside and sometimes we let Malcolm sneak out with us.

Other little moments: we had our monthly family night on Thursday and had Thanksgiving dinner. Sadie and I cooked the green bean casserole together and it was so sweet having her help me. 

Girl and cat sitting outside together

5. Decorating for Christmas. Yay! I’ll probably do a separate post on this, but we have our decorations up and it’s making me so happy! We filmed a vlog of the process and I have a feeling this will be fun to look back on 😉

Tell me some of your favorite things lately!