5 on Friday

First things first…Happy Valentine’s Day!!!  Hope you have a fabulous day!!

First of all these sweet bloggers have asked us to help spread the word about one sweet ten-month-old boy, Teddy, and the disease he’s fighting.  It’s called Menkes Syndrome or “kinky hair syndrome”.  It’s a rare genetic disease that affects approximately 1 in 450,000 male babies. It is a terminal disease and there are currently only a handful of documented cases in the entire United States. 

We were asked to share his story so that we can create more awareness about this horrible disease.  Teddy’s mom created a Caring Bridge site to help keep family and friends informed.  Go check out his page and please please be praying for this little guy and his parents.

Andrea and I are teaming up again on Tuesday, February 18th, for another Favorite Things Party!  We’d love for you to join us.  Just blog one or a few of your favorite things under ten dollars.  Then link up to us so we can all check out your faves.  Looking forward to reading all about them!


My THREE cuties before school yesterday morning.  I posted this picture on Instagram saying that I was thankful they would still all wear a valentine shirt.  After reading your comments, it seems like I have several more years of this!!!  Wahoo!  My mommy heart needed to hear this yesterday. 🙂

After preschool yesterday, I had Nixon, Bowen, and Smith.  We went through a couple of Nixon’s valentines.  LOVED this one!!  

Then we sang some Frozen songs.  They especially enjoyed the “Frozen Heart” and “In Summer”.

We played at the park because it was BEAUTIFUL outside!!

I was a bit panicked because I thought we’d lost a shoe.  I found it when we got home…thank goodness!

We even went on a little nature walk.

This weekend is supposed to be gorgeous!!  I’m looking forward to spending time outside with my little family of five.

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!!

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  1. 2.14.14
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Those boys are just so precious! People might think 3 boys are a handful…but I think they are all just so sweet and so much fun! Happy Valentine's Day! XOXO

  2. 2.14.14
    Katie @ Team Skelley said:

    I was sad this year because my nine-year-old did not want to take Valentines, it was optional in his class. First time in a decade that we had not made anything! But last night he decided (last minute, natch) to hand out pops, so I kept brainstorming funny "boy-type" quotes to put on the labels and he said, "What about just putting, 'Happy Valentine's Day. From: Cooper." So that is what we did. Ah, little boys.

    Happy Love Day!

  3. 2.14.14
    Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said:

    Visiting from the link up. Your kiddos are too cute!

  4. 2.14.14
    Ashley from Perfectly Scrubbed said:

    Found your blog through the Five on Friday link-up… I am excited for the Favorite Things Party next Tuesday! I will be sure to join! 🙂


  5. 2.15.14
    Ashley Brickner said:

    How sweet are they?!! Love this post & your blog … And that link up idea!!


  6. 2.19.14
    A.M. said:

    Erika–so happy to have you and your little ones on #TeamTeddy! Thank you for your support–xoxo Alex