{Friday Link Ups} A Week of Fun & Upcoming Events

Happy Friday, friends! This week seemed to get away from us here in the Holt household. Yet again, I left this little spot behind but for good reason. Starting this past Tuesday, Kevin has 12 days off. Yes, 12 straight, glorious days! Since these moments are so rare we have been soaking them up!! I figure since I've left you ladies out of the loop, I'll fill you in today during our usual Friday Five. So here goes...

1} Monday
On Monday, I let Harper help me bake for the very first time. Despite spilling a cup of oil all over the kitchen island, she did great. She was all upset and kept saying, "Harper made a mess"but her expression was so cute I couldn't help but laugh at her which ended up making her smile. Now I just pray she doesn't dump another cup of oil on the counter in the future since she thinks its funny...

2} Tuesday
My brother-in-law's girlfriend, Brooke, was celebrating her birthday on Tuesday so we spent the afternoon at the nail salon getting mani's and pedi's. 

We kick started Kevin's vacation with dinner at our favorite steak house, Texas Roadhouse. It happened to be Kid's Night so Harper was delighted to receive a balloon animal of her choice, along with her free kid's meal (happy parents!). Needless to say, she chose a dog. Three days later, it's pretty much deflated but Harper asks for her "pink doggy" every time she gets in the car.

3} Wednesday
I went to see Trainwreck with my friend Brittni Wednesday afternoon while Kevin headed to the gym. It was absolutely hilarious. I recommend it to anyone that needs a laugh. To end our Wednesday evening, we spent the evening by the pool with the entire family. So much fun!

4} Thursday
One of the restaurants in a nearby town hosts a kids' night every Thursday night in the summer. Each Thursday, they have different characters at the restaurant, a dj to play kids' jams, and even kids karaoke. Since this week the characters that were perusing the restaurant were Mickey and Minnie, Harper's all time favorite, we decided to surprise her with a visit. I'm not sure if I've ever seen her so happy. The entire time we ate dinner she couldn't keep her eyes off the characters making their rounds. I'm pretty sure she high-fived them fifty different times (; 

5} The Next Few Days...
Today is my handsome hubby's 32nd birthday! Unfortunately, I'll be heading out of town come lunch time to attend one of my lifetime best friend's wedding which means there will be no celebrating today. But no fear, as soon as Olivia's wedding is over, we'll be making our way to the beach for the Holt family's annual beach trip so we'll be celebrating at a restaurant of Kevin's choice one day next week. (Side note: I don't necessarily advertise that I won't be in town but since my neighbor's are sheriff deputies and will be keeping an eye out and we'll be having people at our house with our dog, I don't mind throwing it out there)

Hope you ladies had a great week! I'll see you when I return but don't you worry ladies, I've got a few wonderful ladies lined up to take over this space next week so be sure to check back!

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  1. What a fun week! I can't imagine Harper's excitement one day when she goes to Disney! Characters everywhere!! That is so awesome that the restaurant does that! Which one is it?

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  2. Enjoy - have the best time at the beach!! Can't wait to hear about it!

  3. Sophie likes to help out in the kitchen too! No baking yet. But can't wait till she can, Harper looks adorable :)

    Also, I love those sandals and Harper's pink dog :)

    liz @ sundays with sophie


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