Five on Friday (and a Gifted Movie Giveaway!) – March 31, 2017

Gifted Movie Giveaway

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Happy Friday, friends! I can’t wait to kick off the weekend with my little family! But first, here are some of my Friday favorites to share with you this week…

Gifted Movie Giveaway

Have you heard of the new Chris Evans movie, Gifted? He plays Frank Adler, a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

Gifted Movie Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with Review Wire Media to offer a Gifted prize pack giveaway to my readers! In this Gifted movie giveaway, you could win a Gifted softside thermal lunchbox, pencil case, calculator, and cat keychain. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Use the form below to enter the Gifted movie giveaway:

Mamabops Gifted Movie Giveaway

Shopping for Baby #2

Diaper Stockpile

It’s starting to sink in that I will soon have 2 little ones around! The shopping for Baby #2 has begun. As you can see, I did a big diaper haul at Target last week. I like buying diapers at Target because I usually get a gift card back… which means that I can buy more stuff there! My other favorite place to look for diaper deals is Amazon, especially with a Prime membershipir?t=mamabops05 20&l=pf4&o=1. Prime members can sign up for a free Amazon Family membershipir?t=mamabops05 20&l=pf4&o=1, which gives you an automatic 20% off all diapers and wipes!

Other than diapers, I’ve been picking up some cute girl clothes now that we know Baby is a little lady. Mamas, where are your favorite places to shop for little girl clothes?

Colton’s First Big Boy Haircut

Toddler Boy Haircut

Colton got his first “real” haircut at a salon last week! He’s had haircuts before, but they were always courtesy of mom and dad. We took him to a children’s salon with plenty of distractions (like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!). He did so well and sat completely still the entire time. I was a very proud mama, as you can see from my dorky smile in the background of this photo.

Colton’s First Sport

In other Colton news, he starts playing soccer this weekend! This is his very first structured sport. He’ll be on a team with other 2-3 year olds. I cannot wait to cheer him on! His grandma and I even took him shopping for some special soccer gear to get him excited for his big debut. He loves kicking the soccer ball around our yard, so I’m hoping he will enjoy playing with other kids.

Easter Preparations

Easter Basket Ideas for 2-Year-Old Boys

Easter prep is in full swing at our house! If you haven’t seen my Easter basket ideas for babies and toddlers, make sure to check them out (if only for the adorable baby Colton flashback photos!). If you need Easter outfit inspiration for your little man, check out my post on Toddler Boy Easter Outfits. How have you been preparing for Easter at your house?

That’s all for this week. We have a busy weekend planned and I can’t wait to share some special surprises with you on social media! I’ll be posting on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, so make sure to follow along!

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    1. I think that one will be good too! We saw a preview for it when we went to see The Boss Baby and my son was really into it!

  1. Tom Gibson says:

    I am so looking forward to seeing World War Z 2 with Brad Pitt!

    1. That’s a good one! I always enjoy a Brad Pitt movie.

  2. Dina Lindquist says:

    I’m excited about Alien: Covenant, World War Z 2 and The Mummy. Gifted looks great too!

    1. Those are some good choices, Dina!

  3. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I am most excited to see the movie IT this year.

    1. I haven’t heard about that one yet! I’ll have to go look up a trailer. Thanks for letting me know, Nicole!

  4. Kayla Klontz says:

    I’m most excited to see the remake to the movie IT.

    1. That one seems popular, Kayla! I’ll have to check it out.

  5. I am excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I was surprised how great the first film was.
    I have seen Gifted and I highly recommend the film. You may want to bring some tissue paper.

    1. I’m definitely excited for Guardians as well, Meg! I’m sure Gifted was a tearjerker.

  6. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Beauty and the Beast is what I would love to see.

    1. That one is definitely on my list, Kimmy! I’ve always loved that story.

  7. looking for as many as possible, new Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for sure

    1. I love the Marvel movies! My husband does too. He got me into them. 🙂

  8. accontests6 says:

    Guardians of the galaxy vol 2

    1. I can’t wait to see that one either! I loved the original. “I am Groot!” 🙂

  9. Angelica Dimeo says:

    I am most excited to see Beauty and the beast

    1. That one looks great, Angelica! Belle has always been my favorite princess!

    1. I didn’t even realize there was a Wonder Woman movie coming out! I’ll have to Google it. Thanks for letting me know, Dawn!

  10. Gifted is a movie I do want to see. I am most excited to see Beauty and the Beast.

    1. I want to see both of them, too! Thanks, Nancy!

  11. Amber Ludwig says:

    Beauty and the Beast!!! Ahhh!! One of my favs!! Oh and the second Bad Moms, not sure if that will be out this year or next though.

    1. Those both sound good, Amber! Great picks!

  12. Jennifer H. says:

    I want to see Beauty and the Beast.

    1. Me too, Jennifer! I loved the animated version when I was younger.

  13. Yvonne Delgado says:

    I would like to see Gifted as it looks like a good family movie. I am also excited to watch Guardians of the Galaxy 2

    1. Ooh, yes! Love me some Chris Pratt! 🙂

  14. I want to see Kong: Skull Island.

    1. I haven’t heard about that one yet!

    2. We saw that in Imax 3D. It was really good.

  15. Elizabeth H. says:

    I want to see the new Fast and Furious.

    1. My husband is really excited for that one! I used to enjoy them but lost interest a few years ago. He still loves them, though!

  16. I am excited to see Beauty & the Beast

    1. Me too, Lesley! That’s a popular choice…probably for good reason!

  17. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am most excited about seeing Beauty and the Beast. I am a hopeless romantic.

    1. I want to see Beauty and the Beast too!

  18. I am looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Me and my kids went to see the first one and we said when the second one came out we were all going to see it also. We are sticking to it and going to see it when it comes out.

    1. I’m really excited for that one! I always enjoy seeing the Marvel movies. Sounds like you and your kids do as well!

  19. Nadia Martin says:

    I can’t wait to see Wonder Woman. Ive seen so many trailers it look so good!

    1. Sounds like a good pick, Nadia!

  20. I want to see Going in Style! It looks great!

    1. That one does look good. Thanks, Carolsue!

  21. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sounds great i want to see it.

    1. Me too, Laurie! I really liked the first one.

  22. I want to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    1. Me too! I can’t wait for that one!

  23. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I am not only looking forward to seeing Gifted, I would love to see Wonder Woman if it comes out again this year.

    1. Both great picks, Jerry!

  24. Ireon Williams says:

    Beauty and the beast

    1. Great choice, Ireon! I’m looking forward to seeing that one too.

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