Two years

A month late .. My big boy is now two!! His tiny two years feel like they’ve packed in an eternity of memories.. laughter, joy, cuddles, late nights, early mornings, stuffy noses, dirty feet, lost patience and intense love! Two years feels small, but with Kate here to remind us how little he once was, two feels like a grown tiny man.

I get glimpses of who he is growing to be and who he is meant to become (just glimpses, people! that sounded a bit grand..). Right now, I feel like I’m learning how to better pinpoint the things that are in his heart and giving him a platform to discover those things. The most fun part of what I’m discovering about him, though, is that he is a good friend. I love going to the store, or walks, just us. Continue reading “Two years”


I cannot believe that we are already halfway through this year of being ONE! Months?? We don’t even reference these things anymore! He is a one-and-a-half year old, and saying that means plenty to most people we talk with 🙂 Here are a few things I’m loving about our one-and-a-half year old..

+Loves books, bikes and music so so much (you’ve got moves kid..)
+A really good listener and when we instruct him, his eyes get as big as saucers.. sometimes I bust up laughing!
+Luke is my protector! If James teases me or tickles me, he’ll totally get aggressive with him 🙂 We have to help him so he knows it’s not okay to attack daddy 😉
+Mornings are the best, even though I don’t love the wake up calls, waking up to “mama mama mama mama” in a cute voice, definitely helps
+Huge sense of humor.. it’s so hilarious to discover what he thinks is funny. Specifically “yucky” or words said with an accent are winners 🙂
+We went through a phase of too many “no’s” in his everyday talk, so we practiced “no thank you” and “no please” to give him a response if he really wants to say “no” and his version is adorable. He does it in the softest, sweetest voice. I’ve never been so happy to hear a polite no!
+Loves the beach and our walks.. really anything to do with water. He cries when we leave and when bathtime is over.
+He also cries when it’s time to be done playing basketball. Although those are full on breakdowns. Continue reading “One-and-a-half!”

We’ve got a one year old on our hands!



Luke is a one year old! I‘ve missed quite a few updates over these last couple months, So now that he is one year old, I couldn’t resist 🙂 On his birthday, we had some friends together after dinner and he had his first cupcake. He’s since had some bites of cake here and there, And it’s safe to say he loves it! We weren’t worried, That’s for sure. then, this last weekend, we dedicated him in front of our friends and family at church. I can’t believe how quickly one year has come and gone! here are a few things that he and his little one year old self is up to.. Continue reading “We’ve got a one year old on our hands!”

The wonderful world of FOOD..

Our little man is now eating SOLIDS. Well.. they’re not really solid at all, but whatever the case, this six month old loves them. We kinda dragged our feet about feeding him because it just felt like a big leap into the next part of babyhood (diapers included..).

I kept making it this huge thing where I needed a bunch of time to make it all, freeze it all and so on. So to fend off the procrastination, I finally went to Whole Foods and picked up a few jars to get us started. So here we are! Feeding Luke real food like blubbering crazy people.. But thankfully he loves it and we can get on board with that! Oh parenthood.. 🙂

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My little man crush Monday. I’m taking a break to look at a few pictures while Luke is sick with a cold and there are about a thousand things to complete before the end of this day—and he just looked at me and let out a big one 🙂 So I best be back to it. Hope you all are enjoying your Monday!

Happy SIX months Luke!!

six months!

+now 26 inches and almost 17 pounds, go baby go!

+”ah-da-da” and tons of other sounds and half-words are on the regular over here 🙂

(we officially have a babbler!)

+exclusively nursing still (and it’s great!), but starting solids soon

+almost crawling, which i have no idea if i like that or not! ha! but very good at the booty shake in the air

+sleeps well at night in the “magic sleepsuit” which is truly magic

+prefer long afternoon naps and a morning catnap (that took awhile to hammer down for moi)

+love the pool (at least he did on our very warm vacation)

+still looks like there’s a little ginger going on, but we think it changes all the time

+gets very playful and silly with daddy, especially at the end of the workday and before dinner

+loves remote controls, phones, the camera monitor near the crib

+loves being out in nature and touching plants and water and leaves