Some Days 

Some days it’s raining and everyone is losing it and you drop your donuts on the grocery store floor but you eat them anyway. That was yesterday. 

And then there are days like this:


Perfect, cool weather. Fun new park. And Emmett’s girlfriend Coco. ❤




Last Day of School

Today was my big boy’s last day of school! Waaaaahhhh!!! Look how much he has changed since last fall!


(His teachers gave him these shades as a present and he wore them all morning!)

He has grown so much in the past school year! He was barely talking last fall and now he is starting to say short sentences and loves to sing! He made so many great friends and his teachers were so sweet to him. 


He brought his teachers flowers today. Watching him carry them the hallway to his classroom was a total heartbreaker. 

We just couldn’t have asked for a better year. Here’s his little end of the year report card!


To celebrate his last day of school we played at the Splash Pad with his buddy Connor from his class.


I feel so lucky that Emmett is able to attend such an amazing little school! Now the real fun begins…! Both boys home with me all summer! Yikes!

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! My day was absolutely perfect. Nothing outrageous but just so dang nice. I told Ryan that all I really wanted for Mother’s Day was a good cup of coffee and a nice walk downtown. So that’s what we did! We had breakfast at Queen Street Grocery and wandered the streets of Charleston. It was absolutely beautiful. And I tried about 10 times to get a nice picture with my kids and these are as good as we could do, haha!


We stopped by a farmer’s market on the way home and both of my boys devoured some boiled peanuts! They are little southern boys for sure! 


I even got to take a nap today. It was a pretty great day. Here’s what Emmett made me at school for Mother’s Day. That face!


I am so lucky to be surrounded by great examples of moms all around me. My friends who are just starting out as moms, learning as we go but completely supporting and helping each other. And of course the other moms in my life (like my own) with grown children who have done it right and have taught me that simply loving and encouraging your children with whatever they decide to do makes all the difference. Moms make the world go round! 

7 Months

Our sweet, sweet, chill, cool as a cucumber, smiley Miles is 7 months old today!


He has two teeth and is really starting to like solid foods. He eats strawberries, avocado, hummus, peanut butter, eggs and refried beans (haha).


Miles can sit up on his own, drink out of a bottle and loves Mommy and Me Yoga. He just learned how to stick out his tongue and has gotten very chatty all of a sudden!


His brother cracks him up and he looks at mom with hearts in his eyes.


And to celebrate his 7 month birthday he took in a concert with his friend Bob!


You complete our lives little boy! We love love love you!!

Weekend Recap

Now that I’m finally over my food poisoning/crazy flu that hit me this week, I wanted to post some cute pictures I took while Grandpa Jim and Grandma Barb were here last weekend!


They were even kind enough to babysit so Ryan and I could go out downtown Saturday night for our friend’s birthday. 



Such a handsome husband, right??

Bee City

We are driving home from this crazy, weird, quirky, fun, awesome place called Bee City! It’s a petting zoo that lets you feed monkeys, lemurs, alpacas, farm animals, birds and wallabies! Emmett was in heaven.


Riverdogs Game

Last week we all went to a Riverdogs Game (Charleston’s Minor Leage baseball team). It was such a beautiful night for baseball and Emmett had the best time watching the game, climbing over the seats, flirting with cute girls and clapping along to the songs. 

Strawberry Patch

Every day that my parents were here last week was jam-packed with activities (just the way I like it!) so this week on the blog I’m going to show you what we were up to!

On Monday we went out to Johns Island to pick strawberries! They were pretty picked over already but we ended up bringing 9 pounds home. Oops! Emmett loved carrying his own basket but he especially loved throwing sticks into their pond.


This next picture is a classic Emmett face! And I didn’t realize I captured it until I got home, haha! He often rolls his eyes or closes his eyes like he’s irritated with us. This time he was clearly irritated with all of the pictures. So funny!



6 Months

Well here I am, a couple days late again, posting Miles’ monthly update! We had such a busy, fun filled week with my parents that I forgot to do it on time. Sorry (again) buddy!


I think the biggest news this month was that Miles had his first tooth breakthrough! He tried his first solid foods in the past couple days (blueberry and banana) and is getting a little better about drinking formula and breast milk out of a bottle. 

He’s awesome at sitting up and loves to jump around in his kangaroo. We’ve been to Mommy and Me Yoga twice and he giggles the whole time. 


Just the sweetest, cuddliest, smiliest, chubby 6 month old that we love so much!