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I Adore What I Did // Part 1 March 2018

March 30, 2018 in I Adore Mom Life

I Adore What I Did // Part 1 March 2018

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I Adore What I Did March 2018 // I Adore What I Love Blog // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatiloveHeyooo and happy almost April! Not that I want to talk about the weather in Chicago right now  {because it’s been a never ending winter and I’m over it!!!} but I’m hoping a new month brings new, warmer weather too! #fingerscrossed It’s been a minute since I’ve shared an I Adore What I Did monthly recap post and since March was so amazing {besides for a series of cold-weather sicknesses that my fam went through, ugh}, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat with you about it on the blog! We actually had so much fun in March that I had to separate this post into THREE parts! Yes, THREE!! Hopefully you follow me on Instagram so you can keep up with me there, too! Here we go – part 1!!!

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Let’s start with the fact that I took a lot of WheelPower classes and drank a lot of Starbucks iced venti green tea lattes with coconut milk. Ha! But seriously! I’m obsessed with WheelPower Studio, a local workout gym with a focus on cycling classes, TRX and sculpt classes. It’s literally changed my world and it’s the first workout place that I truly LOVE and look forward to going to. When Brody was sick for a week and I couldn’t go, and then I became sick as he was on the mend, it was torture not being able to get my WheelPower on!!! I’m absolutely addicted to their high energy, fun, yet also challenging workout classes and this month, I spent more time exercising than I have in most months past! Oh! And if you live in the North Shore area and have ever thought about going, now is the time! You get a FREE CLASS just for registering online and then ANOTHER FREE CLASS if you use the promo code DANA1!!! Huge thanks to my friends at WheelPower for that awesome deal!!!!

{shop my favorite workout pants HERE and my favorite gym shoes ever HERE}

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Celebrated Purim with my little Police Man at his preschool! Melissa and Doug make the BEST everything but their costumes are top notch!!! They have amazing costumes for boys and girls that also double as the most thoughtful and perfect gifts – we love them! {his uniform above was actually a gift from one of B’s good friends!}

{shop B’s police officer costume HERE and all the other costumes they sell – for boys and girls – HERE}

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Two weeks prior to Levi’s actual birthday, I realized that we did a smash cake photo session for Brody but I hadn’t scheduled one for Levi! Oops! Luckily, Daniela from Little Click Photography, who we’ve used before and loved, had an opening for a session a few days before he turned the big 1 and she captured some pretty epic pics of our little boy. She also took a bunch of pics of the family too! The one above is a favorite – the way Levi and Isaiah are looking at each other – OMG!!!

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I’m also a huge fan of this pic. Levi’s smile is just SO HIM!!!!!!!!!! He’s literally the most smiley baby ever and when I think of him, this is the exact sweet little face that immediately comes to mind!

I Adore What I Did March 2018 // I Adore What I Love Blog // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Did March 2018 // I Adore What I Love Blog // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Did March 2018 // I Adore What I Love Blog // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Did March 2018 // I Adore What I Love Blog // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Did March 2018 // I Adore What I Love Blog // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Did March 2018 // I Adore What I Love Blog // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

And then there were the smash cake photos!! I really wanted to take a simplistic approach when it came to these pics. They were everything I dreamed of and more and each one turned out better than the next. They all melt my heart and because of that, it was really hard to choose which ones to post here on the blog!!!!! I also posted a few more on my insta here.

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Clearly, the majority of our start of this month revolved around the birthday boy! We had a blast celebrating little Levi! If you haven’t already, check out my post about his Grease-themed party HERE.

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Of course the party featured our favorite Broadway singers, Stages Chicago. We take their classes every Monday where they perform a different musical each week. It’s truly the cutest class ever!!! I talk all about our obsession with them and why within the post about Levi’s party. If you have littles, you MUST check them out!!! Your first class is FREE!

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Levi got some pretty awesome gifts {should I write a post about them?!} but his most favorite of all is this foam climber!! It’s pretty much the best thing ever and he’s only gotten more obsessed with it since receiving it. It can seriously keep him entertained all.day.long and for that reason alone, it’s my most favorite gift that he got as well! Ha! Plus, it wears him out and he sleeps so well at night!!!! Well, he always has but still =) Plus, the colors don’t suck {it comes in other cute colors too!} and I would argue that it’s one of the best investments ever. Get one for your little monkeys HERE – OMG it’s currently way less than my family paid for it!!!!

And there you have it! Part 1 of my I Adore What I Did: March Edition is complete!!!! Hope you enjoyed and will come back to read parts 2 and 3! Be on the lookout for those posts to come in the next few days! Happy Friday, happy Easter weekend, happy first night of Passover! Happy everyyyyyything!!!

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