Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer so far

I realize that the calendar does not officially say "summer" for another couple of days, but when you're 25 weeks pregnant in Georgia in June- it is most definitely summer. Our days have been filled with going to our new pool, meeting new neighborhood friends, park play dates and getting our home ready to welcome baby brother. As Finn likes to say since he has no concept what a "month" is, "baby will be here when Clemson starts playing football"... and that will be here before we know it! I should probably devote another post at another time to this pregnancy, preparing for another little man...

Here is what we've been up to lately..

Our sweet big boy finished his first year of preschool at a school that we will miss dearly since we've moved. We moved back in February, but let him finish out the year at his school near our old house since he loved it so much. We, unfortunately, do not love the 40 minute drive from our new house, so we will start at a new school closer to home this Fall. 
 Water play in the driveway (until I discovered we are under "draught conditions").
 This might be my favorite picture ever.
He always asks me to take his picture in the cereal aisle so my phone is full of 2736 pictures just like this.

We had a sweet little surprise shower for my friend, Heather who just had a beautiful baby girl yesterday!

 This one still likes waking up by 5:30 everyday... I keep saying it's just a phase. 2 years long and still going strong...

 We've been eating a lot of doughnuts

 Our church is in the middle of a church-wide super hero series and all their little boy dreams are coming true.
 We celebrated our #1 guy for Father's Day yesterday at a cute Mexican spot in downtown Roswell.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Life Lately

The theme of Spring around here has been "what can we do and eat outside?" With all of these little boys running around, that will probably be a reoccurring theme. Now that it looks like that nasty pollen is gone for good, we've been spending most of our time outside exploring our new neighborhood, playing with friends and enjoying our last few months as a family of four before we welcome our newest little recruit this fall. Here are some pics of what we've been up to over the past month.

 Last month, we went to the cutest little min-fair called Lemonade Days with our friends Matt and Heather and their little ones.

 This was really the first time Ryder was able to ride any sort of ride by himself and he loved it!

 Finn and Ryan (and Ryder too) are just the cutest little buddies and it's so fun to watch them grow up together.

 We're not even into full-on summer yet, and we've already eaten our weight in popsicles.

 Since daddy works on Sunday, the boys and I usually grocery shop and they're pretty big fans of Costco or maybe just the pizza, hot dogs and churros.

 This does not happen often, so I have to capture it when it does. Both boys reading after breakfast.
 When daddy had the Drive Conference at work for four nights, we tried to stay busy and eat out so mama didn't have to clean the kitchen and the floors 8,649 times a day.
 When we got married, we said that we'd celebrate our 10 year anniversary with a trip to Europe. We just celebrated 10 years on Friday and were just thankful to get a night out for dinner in this season of life with babies and new houses. Maybe we'll make it back to Europe for 15 years...
 And these two right here. They're messy and loud and usually smell by the end of the day, but I am so thankful today and every day that these sweet boys (and soon the one on the way!) call me mommy.
 Speaking of baby brother- here he is from my 20 week appt.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, friends! Spring is just hopping right by us (see what I did there), and we have been busy in the best way. We've been strawberry picking, Masters partying and Easter celebrating. Here are some pics from the past couple weeks.

It was freezing the day we ended up being able to go to the strawberry farm.

 This picture makes me laugh so hard, because we always joke that Ryder has Dustin's forehead and the wind proves it here.

 Literally the very next day we were back in shorts for a Master's party with some friends.

 "I'm wearing my hat backwards like my daddy"

 Finn's class had a little Easter egg hunt and party and this ended up being the only pic I got.
 We spent about 36 hours in Aiken, but we managed to squeeze in some time to see some horses.

 Nonna with the boys
 Pop waiting for a push

 The sweet cousins are only 7 weeks apart in age and it makes me so happy to watch them grow up together.

 The boy cousins- hard to believe we'll have two more by the end of this year!

 Nonna and Oma going over the rules for the Easter egg hunt.

 Ryder started filling other people's bags once his was full.

 After a morning of seeing horses, eating Chick Fil A, playing outside and an Easter egg hunt, this one wanted me to lie down for him for nap and this was 3 minutes after he was in bed. Also worth mentioning, Finn is super attached to his sleep sack and that may be the hardest thing to get rid of once he gets his big boy bed this summer. If we didn't need his crib for new baby brother, he might stay in a crib until kindergarten. For. Real.
 Easter morning before church!

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