Today was such a sweet day with my loves! We started with red strawberries and heart shaped peanut butter toast for E:
Today our big boy officially turned 2 years old!
Emmett spent his birthday going to the doctor for his 2 year appointment and getting two shots (mom fail), spending the morning at school (his teachers said he cried when they tried to put a crown on him and sing to him haha), opening presents and eating more cake for lunch!
Oh my sweet sweet Emmett…we had no idea how much better you would make our lives. You make each day a fun adventure. We love how sweet you are to everyone you meet. You are so goofy and happy and a really good big brother. We love you so so so so much! Happy birthday Em!
It was another gorgeous Sunday here so we made the hour drive out to Edisto Beach State Park!
Emmett is so dang sweet, goofy and funny these days and tonight we celebrated him turning two with a bunch of his little friends (and ours!) It was a really fun whirlwind of a party so of course I didn’t get good pictures but maybe that’s the sign of a great time!
We had a waffle bar and my old-standby cornbread stuffing and sausage egg bake that people raved about! The kids had a great time playing in the playroom, coloring, shooting hoops in Emmett’s new basketball hoop that our awesome neighbors gave him, and watching outdoor movies.
It’s a beautiful, cool, Sunday morning here so we grabbed breakfast and came to Caw Caw Interpretive Center to get some fresh air and exercise. It’s a gorgeous county park that sits on old rice fields. It’s really unlike any place I’ve ever been! We walked 3.6 miles through the swamp and around the rice fields keeping our eyes peeled for alligators!
Almost all of Emmett’s friends were born in January so we’ve been hitting up the birthday party circuit for the past couple weekends!
We went to River’s party at our favorite pizza place down the street…
Hi hi hi! I feel like I run out of time to write actual posts and I just end up posting pictures, so right now while Emmett is sleeping and Miles is beside me doing tummy time, I thought I’d give a little update about what we’re up to!
Emmett: Sweet as ever lately! He loves playing in the kitchen sink and will push a bar stool slowly over to it so he can stand on it and reach. It’s hysterical when you can’t see him but you can see the stool moving from across the room. He loves school, especially his girlfriends Allie and Coco.
Miles: He is getting so strong! He can kind of sit up by himself (for short periods of time) and is getting close to rolling over. He is so smiley and giggly! Today was our second class of Babygarten at the library.
My latest blog post is up on Charleston Moms Blog. It’s about how I’ve been keeping my sanity with 2 Under 2. When I was in Florida, my sister-in-Law brought me The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines (of the show Fixer Upper). Overall it was a quick, enjoyable read but something that Joanna said about being a mom and raising kids really stood out to me. She said she wants to not just survive, but thrive. So that means being in the moment with your kids, giving yourself a break on trying to do everything perfectly and fixing and making adjustments so you can feel like your family is thriving. Like staying up 20 minutes later so you can clean up the house or finding a way to organize things in your home that helps your family.
I go through periods of time where I’m super motivated to cook and plan out meals and then other weeks where I just make tacos and order pizza. Lately I’ve been on a roll. Here’s what I’ve made that we’ve really liked:
Okay, I think that’s all for now!
Oh PS: Its a glorious 69 degrees out right now!!
We are (finally!) almost home after a 9+ hour drive home from Clearwater Beach. A 7 hour drive turns into a 9 hour drive with two little kids and multiple Cracker Barrel stops! But it was worth it for a fun weekend spent with Grandpa Jim, Grandma Barb, Eric and Heidi. We all surprised Jim by showing up on Thursday afternoon for the long weekend. It’s was pretty cold by Florida standards but we always just have fun being together. And Emmett thought that Uncle Eric and Auntie Heidi were just the coolest.