Meet the Sullivans: FIVE on FRIDAY

December 5, 2014


Hey! Happy Friday, my friends! I'm happy to report that I'm pretty sure we're 95% in the clear of this stomach bug -- thank the Lord! I'm so sick of chicken broth and 7Up, and my hands are cracking from all the intense hand washing. Good news is that so far O and Keith have stayed healthy, because we've all got our hearts set on our trip next week -- and lots of fun planned!

Now, onto my 5...

1. We had family photos taken for our Christmas cards a few weeks ago (by the lovely Carleigh of Sweet Poppy Studios), and I am thrilled with how they turned out. With a toddler, you're always worried you're not going to be able to get a single good shot with all the shenanigans that happens, so I was delighted to see how many great pictures we got from our mini session.

2. Speaking of Christmas cards... Our cards from Minted are in transit to our house and will arrive next week while we're gone. Last year I had them in the mail on Black Friday. I'm obviously a little behind on everything Christmas this year; it's all happening way too fast for me. I've completely failed at making any treats for O's preschool classmates, have no gifts wrapped and never even got started on our Advent activities. Don't even get me started on The Elf -- no time for that this year.

Anyway, once we get back I'll only have 12 days to send them out before Christmas. Ek! Once I get them in the mail I'll be sharing them here too!

3. Disneyland! We're SO excited to head down there next week! I'm making my lists for what to bring and made a quick last minute decision to buy this Snack & Play Travel Tray for O to use in the car. I think it will make snacks, playing and coloring so much easier. I'm loading up our iPad with apps and movies and some shows too. Any toddler app suggestions?

4. My mom shared this picture on Facebook last week of me when I was about O's age -- maybe a little younger? If there was ever a any doubt that he looks just like his mama it is all gone now!

5. If you're local, I wanted to share with you that Tomatina, an Italian restaurant, is opening it's seventh Bay Area location in San Mateo and hosting an opening event on December 16! Tomatina is a very family friendly restaurant and was actually voted most kid-friendly restaurant in both Alameda and Marin over the past 2 years!

They'll be giving away more than 100 free meals at their opening event and collecting canned goods for the Second Harvest Food Bank! 

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! Next time you hear from me will likely be from Disneyland! 
I'm linking up with all these lovely ladies today.. 

Oh Hey Friday with September Farm and The Farmer's Wife!
Friday Favorites with A Little Bit of EverythingMomfessionals, and Grace and Love.


Jess Scott said...

I love your pictures! I hope you have the best time at Disneyland...that car contraption looks perfect!! I can't wait to see pictures :) Happy Weekend!

hello erin said...

I'm so so so happy you're feeling better. Ugh. And your family pictures?! SO CUTE!

Brettni Brumfield said...

Hi from the linkup! My kids love the iLuv Drawing Apps. There are a few to choose from. They are designed for ages 4+, but my 2.5 year old tinkers around with it quite a bit. And Candy Count App is free and awesome too!

Have a great trip!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Your family photos turned out beautifully! I've slowly been getting mine in the mail, but I only fill out about 20 a night since I'm so tired and we send out 100! I have work to do!

Living In This Season said...

Great family photos!! Hope you all stay healthy now!

Carolyn said...

Love the pictures! So adorable!!

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

Lovely pics--- and yes 7up and chicken noodle gets old fast!

The Sparkly Life said...

Any app by Toca Boca is always a big hit in our house!

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

Your pictures are beautiful! So glad you are feeling better and hope y'all have an awesome trip!

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

Your pictures are beautiful!
The weather is supposed to be pretty good here this coming week except one day so hopefully you get good weather at Disneyland! Have so much fun!

Kristy {Seven Graces} said...

No fun about the stomach bug! Glad to hear it's subsiding. I'm behind with everything as well, but I did get our cards in. Your pictures are beautiful! Yay for Disneyland! Check out Moms Without Answers for toddler apps. They just did a post with the best Christmas ones! :) Hope you're having a great weekend.