Father’s Day (a little late!)

We are having such a great time on our Minnesota vacation that obviously blogging has gone by the wayside. I’d hate to pass Father’s Day though without posting a couple of my favorite pictures of Ryan and our boys from our trip!


Me and the boys hit the dad jackpot with Ryan. He’s steady, fun, patient, and loves his boys (who I’m sure are going to grow up to be his best buddies!) Emmett especially can’t get enough of his dad, and I can’t either! Happy Father’s Day to our favorite person! 

8 Months

Miles is 8 months old today and we get to celebrate in Minnesota with our families!


He has two teeth and loves eating real food – especially scrambled eggs and hummus! He took his first boat ride the other day and obviously experienced his first plane ride too this month. 

He loves to stand up and bounce his knees. 
If we are being honest, the last couple days since we’ve been in Minnesota have been kind of rough. He’s *this close* to crawling so this development phase is making him pretty whiny, clingy (to me) and giving him a hard time falling asleep. It’s like he can’t turn his brain off. He woke up 3 times last night (which he hasn’t done since he was a newborn) and every time I looked at him, he was doing push-ups. He just can’t stop thinking about crawling – even in the middle of the night! I’m hoping tonight is better for both of us! 

We sure love you baby boy! Even if we miss out on some sleep 🙂 Just please please please go back to your regular, chill, good-sleeping self soon!

Minnesota Day 1

Well we made it! Our flight left Charleston yesterday morning at 5:30am (which meant we were up by 3:45) and after a stop in Chicago we landed in MN around 9:30. Flying with our two little guys was definitely not perfect but it wasn’t horrible either. 


Thankfully Miles slept on both flights and after running the aisle on the first flight, Emmett was able to sleep on the second one. 


Last night we met up with some of our friends at Lake Harriet – including our old buddy Louie who we met in Charleston!


And my best friend Mary’s boy Thomas!


The boys had so much fun running around together! 


It was such a beautiful night for catching up with old friends.

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??