High Five for Friday #64 | Cabin Fever

H54F - A weekly link up, hosted by Cup of Tea, Bright on a Budget, Coffee with Caitlin & Della Devoted

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This week’s featured blogger is Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls! She’s a wife and a mom to two of the most precious girls in the blogging world! She blogs all about the joys of life, including fitness, homeschooling and DIY! Cool news – she AND her 7 year old daughter are running a 5K together this weekend. How sweet is that??? I’ve been following Beth’s blog for several years now, and count her amongst my “blogging buddies” crew. Swing over and say hello to Beth today!

It was quite the week for us!

1. I hope you had a wonderful Easter! We did! It’s always a delight to spend holidays with family. We spent three days up at my in-laws house and enjoyed spending time together, laughing, chatting, and watching Elizabeth and her cousin playing together. I suppose there should have been some fun Easter picture round up post this week… but here are a few favorites!

Favorite pictures from Easter 2016!

2. We just finished up a new series this week – Turn. The first season is on Netflix, and then it looks like the next few seasons are on AMC for streaming. It was so good! I’m a period drama fan, so a series set during the Revolutionary War is right up my alley! I was actually shocked my husband liked it too. If you’re a period drama fan too, definitely check it out!!

3. I had my 30 week pregnancy appointment this week and all is well! This baby is pushing on all sorts of organs that Elizabeth NEVER did… he’s definitely hanging out a lot lower than she did. I’m technically 31 weeks now, so it’s hard to believe that I’m in the last few months here. Weird! I kind of need to get my act together… I’m also getting tired of wearing the same clothes over and over… but I refuse to buy ANY more maternity clothes… I mean, really, who do I see? Elizabeth will never know Mommy has been wearing the same shirt 4 days in a row.

4. This weekend my parents are in town visiting!! Hooray! They usually come down the first week of April to visit and then do a little vacationing. They just celebrated their 41 wedding anniversary! I adore my parents, always have. When they come to visit, we’re all content to catch up, chat, and eat at some local restaurants (my dad likes to think he’s rubbing shoulders with locals and local places). And watching them play with Elizabeth is so precious! Seeing your parents playing with your child gives you a glimpse into what they were like as parents with you. So fun! I’ve also been explaining to Elizabeth that Grandma and Grandpa are Mommy’s mom and dad. Her brain clearly explodes when I tell her that – HAHA!

5.  And… really, the only thing I’ve been doing this week has been working with Elizabeth on potty training… argh…. this has been one of the HARDEST thing I’ve ever done…. I’ve never second-guessed myself so much before in my life. I have been vlogging this whole week, if nothing else to document how hard this has been so I can look back and giggle at my past frustrations. So far, things are going ok. We’ve had plenty of successes, but plenty of fails too. We haven’t left the playroom for 3 days… haven’t left the house all week! I’m getting cabin fever….

One funny story though! I needed to go to the bathroom, and what’s a good mommy to do when working on potty training? Haul the toddler in there with her! As soon as my tush hits the toilet, Elizabeth belts out “Mommy! I have to poop!!!!!”. So I tell her to hightail it down to her little potty. She starts to head off, but then turns right around and says “Oh no, Mommy! Poop out my tushy! Help!”. I respond with a panicked “I can’t!!!” because I’m pregnant, and pregnant ladies always need to pee. So we both start hollering for my husband – “DADDY!!! HURRY!!!! HURRY!!!” – and he comes running thinking there is some horrible injury. HAHA! I could NOT stop laughing all evening. It was just a comical scenario.

What were you up to this week? Let me know!

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  1. Amanda Bullard says:

    Aghhhh! Love the Easter photo montage and yay for family coming down! That is funny about the bathroom incident. Potty training can lead to some hilarious stories. I wish I could link up but it looks like no links ups are allowed for an hour boo hoo. Maybe I won’t forget this afternoon but ha who am I kidding! Happy weekend!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Thank you! And yes, potty training is giving us funny stories for sure… and the link up is fixed now!!! Thank you for telling me – had no idea!!!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Oh most definitely rough… but I think we’re getting glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel. Fingers crossed!!! Thanks for the encouragement!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      It was really humorous!!! It was a bright spot in an otherwise really challenging week. And yes!! So soon!

  2. Jess says:

    Omg love Elizabeth striking a pose in her bee costume! So cute!! I can’t even imagine attempting potty training… I barely have enough patience to just get through a normal day, haha! Have a great weekend!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Haha!! Potty training is not for the faint of heart. But I know I’m at least potty trained, so there is hope Elizabeth eventually will be too ha!

  3. Melissa says:

    Love the Easter photos!! Just too adorable!! I had to giggle about the maternity clothes. I’m the oldest, by 10 years for my youngest brother, and remember thinking my mama was expecting before she told me because she had on the same blue plaid maternity top. Ha!!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Hahaha!! It was her sign ? love that! I just can’t buy anymore…. And I really haven’t bought much. But it just seems silly at this point haha!!

  4. Justine says:

    Oh girl- I feel you on potty training. My oldest was SO hard to potty train, my 2nd oldest trained herself at 20 months and then my 3rd little girl put up the fight of the century when we went through potty training last year. I think I have a little bit of time before my son is ready to be potty trained and I have already told my husband he is completely in charge of it! HA! Hope you have a great weekend with your parents- so fun they are visiting!!

  5. Emily says:

    You deserve an award for potty training while pregnant! I cannot get motivated to potty train my 2 year old. She brings me the diaper, wipes and takes her diaper off herself, so clearly she’s ready! Have a great weekend with your parents!

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Oh I wasn’t all that motivated haha!! My husband was the motivated one. But it’s either now or MUCH later haha!

  6. Ashley says:

    Good job on the potty training! I hope everything is going well. That story is too funny, btw! I love all of the Easter pictures! Elizabeth is such a cutie. I hope you had a great week!

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