TO A GARDENING MOM TIME OUT: image via Dreamy Whites
HAT: Blue Jays – JACKET: c/o Osh Kosh – SHIRT: H&M – TROUSERS: Zara – SHOES: Converse
I took these pics early last week, before spring/summer really jumped her awesomeness on us. He looks all extra handsome, super dude like and happy here, but sadly these days spring/summer has brought the super pollen and my poor little dude is having a super bad allergy season. He has all the symptoms like the commercials say, but so much harder on a little guy – he wants to play but going to the park means super DE-duper itchy eyes, sneezing and a running nose. And no hollistic, homeopathic remedies are making a dent this year, I swear the pollen is super powered this year – and kiddo meds are not my favorite to give (but for the sake of easing a bit of his allergies, I do). Our grass is now super green and our trees pretty much full of leaves and big blossoming flowers – it all looks so beautiful, hopefully it starts to feel a bit more beautiful for us allergy stricken dudes (I’m one of the sad red eyed, stuffy suckers too).
We have officially entered into a little trike and bike obsession over here. The last couple summers they were both a little; “meh bikes are pretty cool, I guess”, this year they NEED to come with use everywhere. We are working with the bikes we have right now, and hopefully will be upgrading to some bigger kiddo bikes soon – mostly getting a proper bike with pedals for the balancing boy. Watching them ride bikes and walking beside them as they ride is awesome, obviously. Right now we are at the slow dance stage of bike riding, add an extra hour to travel time and slowly but surely we will get there. I expect by about mid season, my anxious heart is going to be fluttering and Chris and I won’t be needing to go for separate runs anymore. I’m a little extra nervous, as city living means no street is really a quiet one – so for now slow and steady really does win the race, and my anxious heart.
enjoying those EVERYDAY moments : 17/52 – shoes back on after dumping out a liter of sand.
Wrong feet, always – never not funny.
Drawing birthday cards for Nana and Oma. coloring kit c/o stuck on you
Mid day bath party. towels c/o stuck on you
After nap snack tip. placemats c/o stuck on you
Care not to share, it sounds a little like I’m going to ask you to “spare a square” – but I’m sure you don’t have a “square to spare”. Okay, Seinfeld references over.
So I might be eating my words a little on this one, being the huge advocate for buying items for the kids and family to share and I am writing a post about; caring not to share? Currently eating word soup. The moment King and Harlow opened their package filled with items that; “MOMMY MOMMY, it says MY name!!” I knew that sometimes it’s cool if some items are just for them – silly Mom.
I had totally forgot about that one lonely personalized item that I had as a kid, that actually had my name spelt wrong (Brandy with an I not a Y) because only the Sarah’s, Jennifer’s, Sean’s and Johnathan’s of the world could get personalized items. And how even though it was actually sorta a piece of junk (I’m talking about those souvenir shop personalized items, you know the ones?) and it had my name spelt wrong on it, I loved it because it was MINE. I am sorta a little jealous of my kids, my one dinky childhood personalized item does not even hold a flame to their awesome towels, felt pens, pencil crayons, and place mats. So moral of the story; sometimes it’s okay not to share everything and no matter how crazy, cool and uncommon your kiddo’s name is, if you hit up Stuck On You they can have cool personalized stuff too.
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ANYA, 2 Years Old
Funniest thing in her little world? Her daddy
Favorite mode of transportation? Hopping and skipping around.
Sleeps with or carry’s around all day? Her endless stuffed toys.
Currently working hard to learn? To share her toys.
Could watch all day long? Blues Clues
Identical mom and daughter shoes, awwwwww. We were stopped too many times to mention (like our shoes were celebrities) and awwwwwed at in very loud whispers every where we went. So in case you were ever wondering, identical mom and daughter shoes are the bees knees (Harlow wants us to wear then EVERYDAY).
Our Sunday didn’t actually involve any bacon, what so ever. Which actually felt a little like blasphemy, I don’t care what kind of bacon you prefer (veggie, turkey, au natrual, smoked, whatever) Sundays are for bacon. But, instead of bacon we hit up Mill St Brewery for some lunch and of course lunch beer (for mom and dad, just to be extra clear) – Sunday beer Sunday, just didn’t quite sound right. We did some strolling around The Distillery District, spending some play and shopping time at Mini Mioche’s newest location – she’s a beaut! The kids both got new shoes, Chris and I both got coffees. We strolled over to the park and ended the day cuddled under blankets watching with Star Wars, and trying to keep the kids awake till bedtime. The perfect Sunday in my books, how was your Sunday? Any bacon involved?