8.23.2016

Grayson's Newborn Pictures



Newborn pictures are one of my favorite things in the entire world. The wrinkles...the poses...the tiny features, le sigh! The cutest!

I have been so excited to share Grayson's pictures that we had done back when he was just 10 days old. Our photographer Patti (Patti Rose Photography for those of you local gals wondering!) did such an amazing job capturing all of his preciousness - I cannot wait to get some of these made into canvases to hang in his room!

We just could not be happier to have this little man in our lives! 


8.22.2016

Weekend Recap


If an anniversary celebration, a family trip the zoo, our youngest only waking up ONCE in the middle of the night, and 78 degree weather doesn't make for a good weekend then I don't know what does. 

That was our weekend in a nutshell. Good things ALL around!

On Friday my stepmom and I took the boys to the zoo, where Camden got to go on his first pony ride! I was a little nervous because they didn't have an option to really buckle him in or anything, but after explaining to him how to hold on tight with both hands (and I stood right next to him the whole time) he impressed me by holding on the entire time - he did so well and he had the most excited look on his face the whole ride! totally made my day.

Grayson must've not been too impressed by the animals because he snoozed the whole time. :)

soaking up some cuddles after the zoo (a little over 3 weeks old here!)

Like I mentioned on Friday, we went out to dinner to celebrate our SIX year wedding anniversary on Saturday and my parents babysat the kids. It felt good to get dressed up like a normal person and to forget about changing diapers for a few hours. Billy got me a David Yurman ring that I had been lusting after, and after chowing down on one of our favorite meals (filet for me, a half roasted chicken for him) we somehow ended up at Target buying diapers. Because clearly escaping diapers completely wasn't in the cards... ;) Hey, at least we could laugh about it!

 
And to top it off...Grayson decided to give us an awesome anniversary gift by only waking up once in the middle of the night (!!!)

Sunday was spent outdoors pretty much all day (went to a new park!) because we had the most beautiful weather ever. Not a cloud in the sky and not too hot! 

I know of a few boys that were loving it too...

Oh, and not pictured but equally as important and awesome...Billy watched the baby on Friday night (Cam was already in bed!) so I could meet up with a girlfriend for drinks. We sat outside and enjoyed a few glasses of wine, which made me realize I'm just not ready to see summer go. At all. Nope, not yet. Anyone else?

How was your weekend? 

8.18.2016

Loving Lately

Warning: this post is all over the place. Just kinda wanted to update you guys, share some things I'm loving, and ramble on and on just because well, this is my place to do just that, right? Right.

Happy almost Friday! I'm sorry I've still been a little MIA lately...things are still going well over here - Grayson is proving to be one of the sweetest, relaxed babies out there and he is the perfect addition to our family! We love him so much. It's been a huge relief to us that he doesn't have the same breathing issue or reflux that Camden had when he was a baby. He is, however, looking more and more like his big bro every single day, he's just a little chunkier!

Right now I'm just trying to find my new normal/routine with 2 kids (which I'm sure you can imagine is a little crazy in the beginning), but honestly I can't complain. The transition has been a lot smoother than I anticipated. The evenings are normally when I get some free time to myself and I keep saying I'm going to crank out a blog post, but then I look over at Grayson and his sweet little snuggles are just too good to pass up. He's already 3 weeks old - the time is just flying! I know I'll find a balance soon where my blog won't be neglected, so please don't leave me just yet. :)

So what else is going on? Well, Wednesday's and Thursday's seem to be the least chaotic days in my life right now because Camden is still going to his nanny's on these days, which gives me the one-on-one time with Grayson that I really crave and also gives me time to get things done! Yesterday I felt like a million bucks because I went shopping for 3 hours, paid bills, cleaned the house, took Rocky to get his haircut (I did forget about his appointment but when they called me I rushed him over, lol!), cooked dinner, and managed to relax a bit. Say whatttt?! I'm not sure how many times this will happen, so yes, totally documenting it.

On the days that I have both boys, my goal is simply to keep them both happy (ahem-minimal meltdowns I should say), alive, and make myself look semi-presentable by the time Billy gets home. And hey, we're doing pretty damn good I think! Getting out of the house at least once per day seems to be the key to keeping us all sane...especially Camden. Oh, and another key to my sanity has been to simply forget perfection. I tend to be really hard on myself and always want things to go smoothly, but the biggest lesson I've learned these past three weeks is to cut myself some slack and realize that our days WILL NOT be perfect right off the bat. Grayson might nap on the go a little more than I'd like (or even skip a nap)...Cam might watch one too many episodes of Mickey Mouse when I feed the baby...the dishes might pile up in the sink...and that's OK! This transition period won't last forever and we'll soon have our "groove" down.

Moving on...I wanted to keep it simple and share some favorites/things going on lately! 

+Our SIX year anniversary is next weekend, but we're actually celebrating this Saturday because Billy's brother is getting married next weekend! We will share an anniversary weekend :) My parents are babysitting our boys so that we can go out to dinner. We're going to Eddie Merlots which is also where we had our rehearsal dinner so it's a favorite of ours! I'm pretty stoked about it. Now what do I get Billy? #HELP!

+Essie's Gel Couture nail polish collection! The top coat and colors are legit people. You've got to try them (you can shop them here.) 

the middle red shade is my favorite (called "Rock the Runway"), that dark blue shade ("Caviar Bar") will be perfect for fall! 

+Speaking of Billy's brothers wedding...it's going to be insane. I'll have a 19 month old (who is the ring bearer!) and a 1 month old to take care of in a different city so I'm a little nervous how it'll all play out, but luckily my parents will be there to help me out since Billy is in the wedding. Thank heavens for grandparents! Also, since I will be just one month postpartum I decided to try rent the runway for the first time (since they will send you two different sizes) so I'm crossing my fingers the dresses I ordered will work. 

+Bachelor in Paradise. So bad you just can't look away!

+The fact that I can drink wine and Corona Light again. Amen. 

+Moments like this. Camden is constantly showing Grayson his toys and trying to share them with him. Melt my freaking heart, I'm so excited to watch them grow up together!


+I'm planning a trip to visit Steph in Texas. Finally! More details soon. :) 

Alright, that's enough from me today. I have a bunch of posts I'm currently working on (including a few giveaways) so be on the lookout! Also, would anyone be interested in a "day in the life of" post with the kids schedules and such? I know I like reading them from other bloggers, so maybe I'll do one? 

Have a good day, friends!