Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thankful

This past week we were blessed to get out of town and visit this beautiful spot only an hour away from us.


We stayed here last year with my brother and sister-in-law and were back at it again this year. What was new this year is that we actually had a pool loving boy.

It made it so fun to be able to just stay in the pool while he jumped from the edge to your arms constantly. He loved it. We'd go from jumping to then doing little jumps on the steps of the pool. Oh how fun it'll be when this boy can swim.




He looks h-u-g-e in this pic...(but he's still so little to me)


We were able to relax and just swim, nap, write, read, make food, swim again and hang out with family. It was a blessing knowing very full well that this will be our last vacation as a family of three, and I'm anticipating that although life will be filled with our newest blessing soon, it'll also be a lot more work caring for two. I'm excited though and we will thrive off of God's strength to get us through those first few months. Maybe by Christmas season (or before!) we'll be in that sweet spot of having a routine that just flows. We'll see. We'll definitely be working toward it. 


I officially entered my third trimester yesterday. This pregnancy is a-flyin. Although yes it's true, I'm not taking as many pictures of my pregnant self or documenting every detail as I did when I didn't have a toddler, but I'm still in awe of this little growing girl.


Girl. I still can't believe we're having a girl! Hah, but same with Finn, things just don't sink in quite like they do when they place the little one on your chest.

My sister and dear friend are in the works of organizing a little shower for this girl. It's fun this time around knowing what I'll need. I won't forget at Finn's shower opening things having no idea what the item actually did.

Anyway, I feel like I'm rambling. Lately I feel like my feelings, my mind, my soul, all can be summed up in songs. I'll leave with this one that's in my head right now...thankful for the reminders of God's grace with me and unfailing love to carry me through every aspect of life. A constant needed reminder.

 
 
Hoping you all are well!
 


Friday, June 5, 2015

Belated Gender Reveal

Hallo! So since it's been a while I thought I'd blog about something that happened yes a whole month ago...our gender reveal party!

Like last time with Finn, Rob and I decided, although it was a little harder this time, to turn our heads at the sono to later find out at a little get-together. While we drove to drop Finn off with my sister before my appointment we were on the fence of whether to look or not. The hardest part was knowing that our appointment was on Monday and our little party wasn't going to happen till Friday.

But in the end we didn't look.

Instead we changed the party to Monday night. :-D

Going back to our appointment, it was really great. The little one was very active, was sticking her tongue out and even gave us a thumbs up. We then saw the doctor who delivered Finn and she didn't want to spend too much time with us for fear of slipping on the gender.


I then left for work, and Rob and my sister then worked on getting the party planned for that night.

Cause again. We had no patience. Ain't nobody got time for that!

I dropped off the sono pic at the bakery to be ready in just 5 hours (thanks Publix!)...


and then I watched the minutes tick by at work till it was time for me to go home.

Once home, I pulled out the decorations from our last party (yay for saving stuff!) and threw those up. I didn't want it to feel completely last minute, lol.



This picture was brought to you thanks to an m&m bribe... :-D



After we quickly gobbled down pizza, we took a picture of the guesses. It was a little girl heavy this time.



Not everyone was able to make it due to our last minute planning, but we facetimed with Greg, Jen and Bella so they could find out with us too. Finally we cut into the cake and found out that we're having a baby GIRL...



Yep, I was completely shocked. Didn't really see that coming at all. A girl! Finn was overwhelmed and cried a little (he's a lil sensitive and understandably confused). He's working out his emotions constantly, being a toddler isn't easy. :-D

Anyway, we're happy to welcome a little girl to our family. Finn will be such a great brother. I'm thankful and honored that Rob and I are given this opportunity to parent these babies and watch them dream and develop their own personalities and interests. I think that's been one of my favorite parts. Praying for these two constantly and thanking God for such a gift.

Just like with Finn, we took a picture of me with the baby's name not too long after...


We really clicked with the name Skye similarly to how we just clicked with the name Finn. The middle name is in honor of my friend, Larsen. Elizabeth is her middle name.


Skye Elizabeth we all look forward to meeting you face to face little one!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter 2015

Well hello! Long time, no blog. To explain the past three months in a short period of time, I’ll say this…  

My first trimester turned me into a sleepy sloth.  

Rob and I are expecting our second babe (found out on Finn’s birthday, yeah that was kinda really sweet). We’re excited and probably in denial because it just doesn’t feel real. It’s very different the second time around with an active and sweet 2 year old. I’m currently 17 weeks today and looking forward to finding out the gender in 3ish weeks.  

So yes, I’ve been sleeping a lot in the evenings, hence bringing blogging and my Circle Circle Tot Tot shop stocking to a halt. But I’m coming back. Seeing the light. 

We shared on FB this photo of the boy as our announcement for the new babe. We classified this as Finn studying up on the things to come… (not to ignore the fact that we bribed him with M&M’s for this photo) 


 We’re excited to see him step into the role of big brother and are extremely confident he’ll do great. He’s such a sweet kid. Yes, there are times that his behavior can make our eyes bug out, but he’s such a sweetie. 

 Well I dusted off the camera a bit over Easter and wanted to get back in the swing of taking some photos. You’ll notice Finn got a big boy haircut. We didn’t hesitate to trim it once we saw how much the length was bothering his eyes. I loved his long hair but with the summer also upon us we quickly realized this was the right decision. Okay, on to photos.  

We decided to do our little basket and egg hunt on Saturday since Sunday was going to be a little chaotic. I’m thinking next year I’ll start hiding the basket from him like my mom used to do. 












 We then had an Easter party with our church on Saturday afternoon.  







 Hoping you all had a wonderful Easter! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Finn's Second Birthday

Finn turned two last week and there was a lot of celebrating. On his actual birthday during the week, I took off of work and the three of us went to the zoo. I'll get to posting pics of that day soon. But these are pics from his party. I honestly didn't hold on to my camera for long because of tending to the birthday boy and hanging with friends and family, but squeezed in a few pics.

We decided to do his birthday celebration at the park. I also chose this park as I was sure we'd be able to see planes taking off...and you know Finn and airplanes. Although it was forecasted to be a cold day (for Florida) it warmed up when the sun came out and was beautiful. My dad was so smart and brought a football and gave Finn his own kickball which was used mightily. 


The only one thing I was sure to plan was to have bubbles present. The kid loves bubbles if you haven't heard already. We were walking through party city and Finn found a bubble section that has a package of colorful bubble wands. We learned Finn's bubble obsession greatly contains the obsession with colorful and multitudes of bubble wands.


I don't normally treat myself to buying adorable little clothes off of Etsy...just because it can be pricey, but I caved and bought this awesome shirt for the boy. And I figured he can wear it the whole time he's two.


Thankfully I was able to get that cheese puff stain out. Rob says every party should have cheese puffs. Without fail you buy them for the kids, but the adults plates were full of the things too. :))


I didn't get pics of it, but you kinda see what's going down in the background of this pic. An epic four-square game went down. Even my mom joined in at one point. All this happening while Finn was peacefully blowing bubbles.




Finn has been obsessed with the birthday song for quite some time now. So while we recorded this it was quite comical all the things that went awry.


First a candle blew out and then (much to my below blurry excitement) a very loud jet took off and flew right in the middle of the song...Finn doesn't look too thrilled here as he was exhausted but whenever he watches back on this video he often says "plane!" when you hear it. :))


A blue lollipop for the birthday boy. (who's currently in love with the color blue)


A quick family pic...Titi Leah was working hard for Finn's smile behind the camera.


Not too long after the boy just cuddled up with me and fell asleep. It was sweet and absolutely precious to get to hold my baby boy while watching another epic four square tournament. Overall, it was a lovely day with family and dear friends.


Happy second birthday baby boy! We love you so much!

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