I think I talked a while back about how we were unsure about keeping Owen on his basketball team at first. At the first practice and game we really felt like he was so young compared to the rest of the team. He had just turned 5 and all the other kids were mostly turning 7 -- the league starts at 5 years-old. We decided that since he didn't seems to care, and was having fun, that we would let him continue, and I'm glad we did. He really learned a lot about trying his hardest and the game of basketball. AND he can shoot a basket in a big "daddy size" hoop now!
I often feel like I want to protect him from the world, whether it's other kids being mean, feeling like he failed or being scared, and I think this was a good lesson for me too. We let him get out there and try even though he is younger and smaller, and everything ended up working out okay.
And also a fun excuse to use my Erin Condren gift labels! I love that we don't really have to buy birthday cards because the label does all that for us and they make the gift look extra festive too. AND can I also add that I love buying birthday gifts at Five Little Monkeys, not only because they're local (yeah, Amazon is probably cheaper...) but they also wrap your gift up super cute for FREE!
After the park I took off to see Beauty and the Beast with my mom and sister. The Disney cartoon version is one of my favorite movies from when I was little, and Belle has always been my favorite "princess". I've always liked that she's brave, loves books and can stand up for herself and the people she loves. This new version was fantastic! I love everything they did with it and that they stayed true to the original while expanding on the characters just a bit. While I was tempted to buy this magazine and read all about the making of both the cartoon and the new movies, I decided not to-- but I will definitely be buying the movie when it comes out on DVD.
Here's what's on my dinner menu for the week:
I used a similar recipe to the one I linked above except I add sliced mushrooms and spinach to my bolognese and I topped ours with a little parm.
Tuesday - BBQ Chicken Salad
Wednesday - Pesto Chicken Buddha Bowl
I'll share about this if it turns out good!
Friday - take out!
So that was out weekend! How was yours?