Mommy Day

February 5, 2018 | After a long weekend spent at home, I knew Monday had to involve adventure. Freezing cold temps meant we had to think indoors, & with the flu being EXTRA awful this year, I didn’t want to do a toddler open-gym or anything. Why not try the mall? PERFECT. E negotiated “no nap if we go out in the world” and I was happy to oblige. Carousel, Disney Store, kid play area (mostly empty) and a fantastic lunch at a cafe I love…it was really nice. I was exhausted for sure at the end of the day, but we both just had FUN!

Snow Fun!

February 4, 2018 | A surprise snow of several inches means E is at the window begging to go play outside. She actually did shovel for a little bit, but she prefers to throw snow at D’s phone/face…or push him into the snow… 🙂  I watched/laughed from the window and had to bust-out the camera (and new 135MM lens). Her joy was infectious!

Home Depot Kids

February 3, 2017 | A free apron, with PIN showing your project, and official certificate, why not bring toddlers together to weld tools and build! I’ll spare the sound of this small room…ha! And I think we actually played the game once in the aisle, but since coming home it’s been a ramp for her PawPatrol and dinos…

Social Media Announcement

February 2, 2018 | We finally made the news public to the interwebs — at 24 weeks along. I debated even posting it, but having a business that relies on social media to attract clients made the decision for me. This was the post on Instagram and FB:

“It is with a joyous heart, we share the news we are expecting a little one in May. While this is truly happy and exciting, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention/send a prayer to anyone facing hardships growing your own family. Last year was an incredibly rough road of heartache & loss. Without so many of you being an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on, I wouldn’t be sharing this news today.  We are incredibly grateful, and look forward to meeting this boy/girl in the Spring!”

Snippets of E

January 25, 2018 | D and I type-up some of the funny stories/silly conversations we are having with E…and I’m throwing these three into one post… 🙂

“I don’t want to take the bookmark, I want to BORROW it!” she knows the word borrow?!

“What is reflecting off my cup!?” spoken at the breakfast island on a dark-morning

“A little girl was walking through the woods and heard some beeping. So she followed the beeping until she found a droid that was stuck in a plastic…thing…that had holes and some glue…and it was stuck to the ground [I think she was trying to describe some kind of net here?] Then the  girl rescued the droid the end.”

“It’s hard to be the Bean sometimes…”