May birthday celebration and 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 🙂

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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






























The Instagram posts I liked this month


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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

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Raising kids can be tiring but it is worth every minute of it!

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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!



Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

4 Replies to “May birthday celebration and favorites for the month”

  1. Looks like a great place to visit never been to Maryland definitely adding this to my bucket list. Our little girl loves going to the Zoo. Thank you for sharing this post.

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