Thursday, June 27, 2013

Trip and More...

Another wonderful trip back home, or shall I say Virginia is in the books.  Home is where your heart is, and that is wherever my guys are.

We crammed so much in.  Sister birthday, a random Grease movie sing-a-long at an amazing venue, shopping at our favorite stores, the pool, other sister's bbq, visit with my pape, a mini vaca to great wolf lodge in williamsburg, and new flowers to my mom's grave.

Before we left, Will got sick with a bad cold and Eli caught it while we were there.  Thankfully my sister's pediatrician was able to give us the okay to fly home. Two hour flight delay, some advil, and m&m's and we finally made it home to Daddy on Tuesday.  It was a whirl wind, but so worth it.

My brave Willsy going down the big kid water slide, totally proud mom moment.  Might have shed a tear. T-Ball prep and we have a pretty good hitter on our hands. Dino camp, bike rides on some amazing trails and tears after landing in Virginia.  Being sick and flying, no bueno.  Before take off trying to get a snap shot for daddy.

Little man Eli all sweaty after running around the park, while big brother is at t-ball.  2 hour delay = one sleepy and sick baby.  I carried, a 30 lb. baby, a shark back pack and a diaper bag on after our second attempt at going home.  Blue blanket hiding.  Sleepy baby after a 4 mile hike. More blue blanket and binki love.  We have done good on the binki and reduced to only bedtimes!  Yeah. Water baby loves his water table and could stay out there forever. Mommy/baby selfie at t-ball. Big boy going down the water slide.  He actually went down bigger ones, but I had to be right there to catch him.  Brave little one year old!  He loves the water and slides.

Sister selfies. Baby boys making their own indoor jump zone. Bike ride through a field of daisies.  Pretty awesome. The family on a morning ride. More water table fun.  Grease sing-a-long fun with sister/bestie. The quilt that has kept me busy for the last month and half.  For my sister's birthday.  She loved!  This was my first sewing project, and a very daunting one! More Grease fun, who doesn't put a brown bag on their head?

I can't believe July is next week and that we have been here for almost 9 months.  I'm still trying to find my groove, I joined a mom's group that is a town over.  But, I haven't ventured to it yet.  It just seems so weird going to a random group.  I wish I had friends out here, I guess with time it will happen.

Puppy is coming here July 13th!  We are so so so excited!  We are going to name her Hartley Grace.  We got to see them a couple weeks ago, and they were so tiny and cute!  Can't wait to have her here.  Daddy will be taking time off in the middle of July, thank goodness.  Will is getting checked out for a possible milk allergy.  All of a sudden, he seems to be not tolerating it well.  Keep your fingers crossed.  Then my sweet baby Eli, has kind of slowed down in the talking department.  He says mama and dada but, and a couple other words, so he is in the process of getting some extra help.  Gross motor wise, the kid is crazy.  Flips, climbs, runs, goes down big boy slides, acts like a big boy and gives me a heart attack!  Thankfully he hasn't tried to climb out of his crib, yet.

Hoping I can be a better blogger and stay somewhat up to date.  It's hard playing catch up!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

reasons you make the day brighter...

Gloomy days, followed by rain, some sunshine and unseasonable low temperatures, even for Chicago, has us  well me in the dumps lately.  Thankfully sunny days are ahead and Lew is on vacation for a week.  Just us chilling out as a family.  Can't wait.  7 year anniversary coming up, father's day, and we are headed to VA for my sister's birthday.  Buck up girly, your days are getting brighter.  

What makes it all better?  Splashing in the sink with bubbles.  Seeing a one year old's cheesy grin as he giggles away.  Trying ice cream sandwiches for the very first time and throwing in the towel a couple bites in because it's just too cold. A morning run with the littlest dude because he is always up.  Playing in the train drawer just to be that much closer to your toys. And of course sitting in Mommy's rocking chair, watching a movie.

Going on a pajama walk with the hottest part of the day is at 6:30 pm. Creating a dino sailboat, that will of course take us to dino island.  Adorned with stickers and all. Showing off an amazing dino collection, and making a video about all the dinos names and what they do.  Totally awesome.  My little paleontologist. Snuggles and sleeping with daddy after a long day of bike riding and enjoying one of those sunshiny days. Sending Pape a picture of his grandson, who loves to see underwater in the bath.  Melts my heart. And just because, curly mess of hair on mommy, not sure where the curls came from.  Banana ice cream.  Yes.  Banana chocolate ice cream.  So delicious and all natural.  Yummy.

Off to get productive on that birthday quilt I am making for my sister's birthday.  Hope I can finish on time!  Happy weekending friends.