My baby looks so big in this photo, but also still like an infant. It makes me happy and sad all at once because time gets away from you when you’re chasing a toddler. Life has been crummy lately. Lots of things that just haven’t gone our way, and it’s hard. No one tells you that it can feel this hard. No one’s dying here, I mean we are fine, really. But still a little heartbroken over a few things. I think it’s ok sometimes to blog about crappy things instead of just happy sunny things, because that’s how life happens. We have so many happy sunny days that we are grateful for too. I’m mostly grateful for a husband that gives me butterflies every day, and a baby who gives me a run for my money, and also soooo much joy. Gosh, I love them. The crappy things will pass eventually, but until then I’ll just watch this boy grow in his sleep.
So these are really random photos of our 4th of July weekend since I hardly took any (ugh). I celebrated my birthday on the 3rd of July and turned 29 years old, which sounds like a huge number to me. I’m not saying 29 is old or anything but being one year away from 30 just feels strange. It was a really great weekend spent with two really incredible boys. Since my b-day was on a Sunday we just stayed home, had eggs and sausage for dinner, and my favorite gluten free cake of all time. Beau gets so excited if we sing “Happy Birthday” since he always assumes it’s for him and thinks he gets presents. He literally sings happy birthday every single day most likely in hope of getting to eat ice cream and be showered with gifts. Sorry pal. Our 4th of July was spent working on a mini trampoline and swing set Grandma insisted on getting him. I’m not kidding it took Blake and I at least 10 hours to put this thing together. By the time we finished, on day two, it was 5pm and we were too tired to go anywhere to watch fireworks so we stayed inside and didn’t see any. I really love the 4th of July so it’s kind of a sad story, but seeing Beau play on his new swing made all the work worth it, and then I didn’t even care about fireworks. He swung on that tiny swing for a solid 30 minutes without getting off once!
It was a happy weekend and now we are off to a little vacation with Blake’s family for a few days. The month of July is one of my favorites, and this one is going to be good.
romper: c/o rad revolution kids
This boy is so big. At his 2 year check up at the pediatrician it was time for him to use the big boy scale instead of the baby one. It made me a little sad that he grew so big, so fast. He still looks like a baby to me even if he is 30 pounds. Is it just me or do babies look the squishiest when they are in rompers, or onesies, or footy jammies? I love this teal romper that rad revolution kids sent us. Blake and I just couldn’t stop smiling seeing him in it! It somehow makes him look more like a baby than a toddler which makes it a favorite for me because I’m all about keeping this boy a baby for as long as I can.
Today my baby turned two. I’ve been thinking all week about the day he was born, and exactly what I was doing two years ago leading up to his birth. I was enjoying being finally finished with school, working for my mom up until the day I had him. I went into my dr. appointment for my 38 week check and was surprised when my dr asked if I wanted to deliver the following week. Of course I was thrilled to not have to go to 40 weeks and to get to meet my baby early. I loved every bit of the day he was born. It was a Thursday, the hospital was brand spanking new it almost felt like we checked into a hotel. That entire day was bliss, mixed with pain. But the kind of pain that is worth it, the kind of pain you would relive over and over again. When I can’t sleep at night I try to remember every detail of that day and play it over in my brain. It always makes me smile and cry and feel so grateful that he’s mine. Two years came and went so fast it breaks my heart a little. But they have been the most fulfilling years I’ve ever lived. Happy Birthday my baby, I’ll love you forever.
I took a little break over here for a while. Sometimes I just need to be with my family and not think about blogs or instagram. I feel better when I take some time off to just put down my phone and be present. This Memorial Day was exactly that, nothing but time together. Part of our day was spent swimming at my parents with our little fish. This boy can’t get enough swim time and can’t stop smiling the entire time! These two swam for 3 hours until they were straight up raisins. We soaked up our long weekend, and are ready for the short work week to be over already. Because nothing is better than sunny days with Blake and Beau.
Three of my favorite shops are getting together for a pop up shop! Seriously these 3 shops are so incredible. Load up on hats, pillows, towels, and letter boards. You can’t have enough of any of those things. Grab your girls and let’s party together at a Pop-up Shop featuring @gigipip, @letterfolkco and @maewoven! Start your summer off right shopping the hottest brands and enjoying great company, diet cokes, and delicious desserts! A few highlights including amazing in-store giveaways, exclusive discounts and 10% off storewide at @thebabycubby! The party is on Thursday, May 26th from 6-9pm at The Baby Cubby retail location in Lindon, UT. For all the event details check out the event page here http://www.babycubby.com/baby-cubby-pop-up-shops.
– Exclusive deals including 10% Off @MaeWoven + Shop @Letterfolkco and @Gigipip in person and without the shipping costs + take save an additional 10% storewide from The Baby Cubby – even on top of sale prices!
– In-store giveaways including a Mae Woven Towel, Letterfolk Poet Board, $25 Gift Card to Gigi Pip, + Baby Cubby Gift Cards
– Complimentary desserts and drinks
– Come visit with the owners of Mae Woven, Gigi Pip, Letterfolk, and The Baby Cubby team too!