MAY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
AND MY FAVORITES FOR THE MONTH
The month of May has been a fun-filled whirlwind of activity. Especially so for this past week.
Allie turned 3 on May 21 and we took a 2 night trip to Baltimore, Maryland for her birthday celebration.
The first night we just relaxed in the hotel room and had a nice, quiet dinner from a place called Dinosaur Barbecue.
We got a family meal of brisket, chicken, and spare ribs along with mac and cheese, collard greens (which I absolutely LOVE) and fries. Everything was so good! 10 out of 10 do recommend 🙂
Then the next morning we had a nice little breakfast in the hotel before we left.
We walked from our hotel to the Baltimore Aquarium. Allie loved seeing all the little fish, especially the ones that looked like Nemo and Dory!
She liked the Turtle that was missing a flipper…
Also loved seeing the Dolphins (which are mommies favorite). She did not enjoy the sharks so much. But, we made up for that by getting her a plush Nemo at the gift shop. She carried it around for the rest of the day and most of the night 🙂
Then, we went to a few of the stores at The Inner Harbor. One of which was Barnes and Noble where we got Allie a few books for her birthday and Mommy and Daddy got some much-needed coffee.
We walked back to the hotel to rest for a few hours before dinner. Allie was very tired from all the excitement, so she took a pretty long nap.
When she woke up we decided that we wanted to walk back to the Inner Harbor to go to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner.
It was a great day for all. Allie had a wonderful time.
The next morning we went to breakfast at the hotel again. Then we checked out and headed to the Maryland Zoo at Baltimore.
We had never been to this particular zoo. We were very excited to see all the animals here.
Mommy was especially excited to see the baby giraffe Willow and her mommy and daddy. I was not disappointed 🙂
Willow and her Aunts on the Left (Willow’s Mommy, Juma, on the right)
Willow on the left (she is so cute!) (Willow and her Aunts on the right)
These last two are Willow and her mommy Juma! So pretty 🙂
We also saw a rhinosaurus who was more active than the one at the Philadelphia Zoo, which was very cool.
Mommy and Allie saw an elephant for the first time. Allie was not that into the elephant though.
We also saw an Arctic fox for the first time and he was so cute!
I highly recommend going to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
They have some really wonderful animals. The habitats for these animals are not only great for viewing, but they also seem very happy living there.
The enclosures are large and look much like what I believe they would in the wild.
The animals are much more active because I believe that they are less anxious being in such a natural area. There is very little noise pollution from highways since the Zoo itself is so far back in the woods.
All in all, we had a great time in Baltimore as a little family. The trip was a huge success and Allie had a wonderful Birthday.
Some more of the things I enjoyed this month…
The tweets I have retweeted this month
Being a stay-at-home mom gives you the right to never know what day of the week it is.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) May 17, 2017
Always thought peeing outside of the toilet was a boy problem, but my 4 yo girl somehow manages to miss the bowl 50% of the time #momlife
— Amanda Jonsson (@ajonsson31) May 18, 2017
In the realm of toddler messes, Play-Doh is a force multiplier.
— dadpression (@Dadpression) May 17, 2017
— Amanda Jonsson (@ajonsson31) May 14, 2017
— Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) May 14, 2017
Your friends should motivate & inspire you. Your circle should be well rounded & supportive. Keep it tight. Quality over quantity ALWAYS!
— Quotes (@Quotes066) May 12, 2017
— Fenced in Momma (@fencedinmomma) May 10, 2017
— Nicholette (@themixedmama) May 10, 2017
— Chase (@Tmchase88) May 8, 2017
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving. ~Bernard Meltzer #love
— Quotedojo (@quotedojo) May 10, 2017
When You’ve Blown It: Five Ways to Overcome a Mom Fail https://t.co/3Hk56MiRTH
— Edie Emory (@shewhohasbelvd1) May 9, 2017
Me: Jack, can we take a photo to send to mummy while she's at work?
— Jack's Dad (@DaddingAround) May 7, 2017
Bless everything in your life, and as you do you will have ignited the law of attraction into powerful action for all good to come to you.
— Quotes (@Quotes066) May 4, 2017
— Amanda Jonsson (@ajonsson31) May 3, 2017
— Amanda Jonsson (@ajonsson31) May 2, 2017
The Instagram posts I liked this month
Being a mom is tough. We all struggle though, and with a little help from other mommas – we go through this journey more joyfully and supported together. 👭 ⠀⠀ We're bringing the best parenting tips to you straight from our Clever Momma community! Here's to you Momma.. yes you, the momma reading this. You're doing great ❤️ ⠀⠀ Tip from the Momma @mikapoprika "Take things moment by moment, try to have fun every day. Inspire your kids to express their emotions so that he/she grows up to be a caring person" (Thanks Mika!!) ⠀ #CleverMomma #Bibdanas
Perfection is a tool of the enemy designed to steal our joy. Kids don't want perfect moms. They don't want immaculate houses. They don't want gourmet meals. They want moms who make hard decisions for them. They want moms who stop to listen to them. They want moms who act fun and stupid. They want moms who love them unconditionally. They want moms who are present in their lives. Be that mom. #autism #autismmom #autismland #autismblog #momlife #momsoninstagram #lovebeingtheirmom #MothersDay2017 #momblog #momblogger #wahm #dancemoms #homeschoolingmama #hsbloggers #homeschool #momsoninstagram #momboss #momlife #mompreneur #dancemoms #autism #autismmom #autismblog #autismlife #autismland #dohardthings
There's a huge difference between a #specialneeds #child having hard time in public places than a normal child giving hard time to a parents. You can tell a normal .. to stop ✋.. if you get lucky they listen 😂😒 .. when you have #nonverbal child ; it's not that easy..As parent We have seen both sides.. But when you have special needs child, it's harder on parents because anything can make a child uncomfortable.. breaks my heart when I hear people say.. " can you please get your child to stop crying or can you tell her/him to stop crying 😡😒 .. really? I dare people.. go 24hrs without speaking.. see how it feels. nonverbal children's all over the world go through hard time try to communicate. Can you imagine being 3,5, 6 ,7.. years old child; when all the kids around them talking ,laughing , communicate.. But they can't. Please let us be humble and understandable help out when we see parents with special needs children's. I am proud mom of special needs child.. my son NEVER give me hard time.. but this world is. #besupportive #bekind #momlife #motherhood #parenthood #parentinglife #autism #autismkids #kidswithautism #publicplace #proudmom #autismmommy #parentingquotes #quotes #crying #childrens #veganmom #mommy #momlife
It is, what it is. When you're a mom you need to have your priorities straight. 😬☕️⏳📌📇 #mommylife #onedayatatime #messyhair #vidademama #priorities #ilovemybabies #itiswhatitis #dealwithit #ilovebeingamom #coffeetime #prioridades #amosermamá #horadelcafe #despeinada #lifethroughmyeyes #undiaalavez #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodintheraw
I'm just saying you'll get all the compliments on this one at target! 😆☕️ #planoblogger #graphictee #shopsmall #dallasblogger #momstyle #boutique #instastyle #momlife #littleboysandlattes #littleboysandlattesco #motherhood #mamaswithstyle #mama #graphictee #girlboss #mommyblogger #motherhoodunplugged #coffee #motherhoodsimplified #momfashion #ohheymama #uniteinmotherhood #mom_hub #momswithstyle #shopsmallbusiness #calledtobecreative #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #supportsmallbusiness #momtees #ootd
To all the mothers out there we celebrate you today and forever. You'll are doing great jobs. And we are crushing on you. Keep up with the race. With God on your side you're ending gloriously. #WCW #WCE #mums #mothers #mummy #motherhood #fabmumng #lagosmums #amazingmums #workingmums #kickassmum #mumpreneur #weloveyou #weappreciateyou
On a day like today a nap would be wonderful, love the sound of the rain!#yeg #yegbusiness #yeglocal #yeglife #repost#mommysinsidevoice itsalmostbedtime itsalmostbedtime itsalmostbedtime 😫😫😫 . . . . . . #momlife #momof3 #momofboys #motherhood #honestmom #realtalk #reallife #truth #honestparenting #truthbomb #tired #sotired #crazylife #self #helpme #brothers #crazyboys #coffee #coffeeislife #fitness #fitmom #ha #justkidding #foodie
RP from @wellroundedny – There are a lot of things that bond us as moms but mom-shaming is not one of them. Stop the cycle! Here's one tip from our contributor @acampbell721 to read and share before you accidentally hurt another mother: "Practice being nice. The rules of karma say what goes around, comes around. You are the only person that you have complete control over. Mom-shaming has a devastating impact that ripples from family to family, mom to mom. Choose not to play that game. Try reaching out to a mom you admire and tell her that she’s doing a great job. Invite her out to coffee. Ask her how she’s doing and take the time to listen. No one gets me like my mom tribe, and I definitely wouldn’t have made it work without them." Tag your mom friends to let them know you are thinking of them! 📷 by @justinborucki
Mom Advice I have put this blog in my favorites before. This is a great blog, especially the weekly Notebook on Wednesdays.
Viva Veltoro such a great blog with wonderful stories and fun stuff.
Everything Mommyhood mom life, reviews, giveaways, recipes, DIY, and more.
We’re Parents! mom and dad natural parenting blog.
This has been an installment of my monthly favorites with the addition of a birthday celebration for Allie.
I hope you enjoyed reading along with what I’ve enjoyed this month, Hopefully, you got some enjoyment out of this post as well.
If you have then please share it with your mom friends 🙂
Drop a comment below letting me know what you’ve enjoyed this month!!!
Hope you have a wonderful week 🙂
Next week’s post is on the National Days of June. Get ready to plan some fun activities for the family to enjoy!