How much you two love taking baths together!
Our sweet friends Kevin and MaryBeth invited us up to Kevin’s family home on Lake Murray this weekend (just past Columbia). They have a toddler Nora and a baby, Sophie. With four adults, two toddlers and two babies, it was a wild weekend but so fun! The kids all played really great together and we had a hot, sunny day so we spent a lot of time cruising around the lake on the boat and swimming. Don’t worry, there are no gators that far north!
Well that was about the fastest month ever! Miles is 9 months old today!
Miles is super vocal and says mama and dada. He loves to swim in the pool and take baths with his brother. He gets so excited once I get the water running that he is practically clawing his way into the tub!
Speaking of clawing…Miles has a habit of pinching, smacking, and biting me especially – all out of love though! He just gets so excited! Plus it seems like his whole row of top teeth are coming in at once so you can’t really blame him for wanting to chew on something.
Probably our biggest milestone this month is that Miles is crawling! Today he even crawled up a stair at the library during storytime. He pulls himself up and loves to work on his balance.
Miles is a thumb sucker, a mamas boy, and the cuddliest little snuggler there ever was. You are something else little love! Sorry for kissing your cheeks all day long.
Y’all, I am having the best day ever. I did actual work today and had a really successful meeting (did I ever mention that I’m the Events Coordinator for Charleston Moms Blog?) took my sweet boys to the splash pad (who are now on hour 3 of their nap) made a delish lunch, sent emails, and baked zucchini bread. And Bec and Kelly are coming over tonight to watch The Bachelorette and eat Thai takeout since Ryan’s out of town. Since I I have a couple more minutes to myself, I realized I needed to post pictures of our 2nd week in Minnesota! There are a lot of them. You’ve been warned.
We started our week up North with a trip to a brewery where our little bruiser bit it hard, haha.
Hope you had a great day yesterday! After 3 weeks in Minnesota, we got home on Saturday night (3am!), spent Sunday recovering and spent Monday getting organized (read: buying all of the groceries!). So for the 4th yesterday we had a low-key pool party which was the perfect amount of fun and calmness.
We packed up the kids and headed to Sunrise Park to watch fireworks overlooking the Charleston Harbor. Despite the hot, humid weather, the park on the water had a glorious ocean breeze. We were able to see fireworks from multiple towns including the big show over the Ravenel Bridge.
We’ve had two really fun weeks in Minnesota and we’ve done so much! Our first leg of the trip was spent in the cities with Ryan’s family.
We spend a fun weekend at the lake with Grandma Carol, Auntie Laura, Uncle Eric and Auntie Heidi…
And then we went to Sioux Falls for the day to visit Great Grandma Elster (who is 96!)
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!
Miles is 8 months old today and we get to celebrate in Minnesota with our families!
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!