my weekend in photos

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the kids were out of school this past week on spring break so meemaw and grandpa came down to visit.

we were so thankful to have them here helping out and keeping the kids occupied. they loved having them here too.

there were lots of trips to the park throughout the week.

saturday morning fun at mygym working on teamwork and balancing. kenley got to go to the gym twice this week and asked if we were going back today. needless to say, she loves it.

crosby loved watching the dogs at hudson’s house. he also loved “rawr-ing” at them.

we all loved celebrating hudson’s first birthday this weekend!

the weather was gorgeous this weekend.

this morning started at 3:30am for me…yes you read that right. kayla and i headed over to the east coast for the tomoka half marathon. watching the sun come up over the water was so pretty. it turned out to be a great race for the both of us even though we had to cross that bridge twice. a full recap is coming this week.

she and i headed out for a couple errands this evening and picked up dinner. i’m not sure when she got so old.

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we had a great last weekend of march and the kids had a great week off school. we’re all looking forward to getting back to our normal routine tomorrow and embracing all the busyness that is coming in april.
hope you all had a great weekend too!

Friday I’m in Love

Happy last Friday of March!

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The article Move Over, Barbie: New Run Doll Line Expanding popped up on Facebook this week from another running mama, which led me to Go! Go! Sports Girls. How did I not know about these dolls? AMAZING.

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I love that Rachel Hollis’ bikini photo is going viral, stretch marks and all. Naturally, I started following her on Instagram this week.

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I think I’ve mentioned before how much we love the Re-Play plates, bowls, cups, etc. for the kids. How cute is this spring sorbet set?

Sorbet Set Plus - Free Snack Pod

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Easter is right around the corner! I’ve seen this Bunny Hop Sweatshirt floating around various blog posts this week, but I had to share. Does it get any cuter than this?

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You’re up! What are you loving this week? Please share and don’t forget to check out what these ladies are loving!

Misha // Mary Beth // Amanda // Laura

17 Months

Little man is 17 months old today!

17 Months

I totally jinxed us last month when I mentioned how great he had been sleeping. Daylight Savings Time really messed us up this month (me included!). Crosby went through a rough week or so and had a strong opinion about not going to sleep on his own at bedtime. There were a couple nights where he thrashed around in his crib just long enough to be overtired and he wouldn’t let himself go to sleep. Begrudgingly, we rubbed his back until he fell asleep on those nights and then he was up a couple more times in the night. This is definitely not a habit we wanted to get started. After a couple nights and us finally deciding to let him figure it out, he has been back on track. With the time change, we were putting him down a little later, but now we are making a point to start reading books by 7:00pm so he isn’t extremely tired by the time he goes in his crib. His teachers do have to rub his back to sleep at school sometimes because he just doesn’t want to stop playing. He will try to get off his cot and run around. At home, it really depends on the day. Sometimes he will go right down for naps, other days we will rub his back to get him to calm down.

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Another monthly update and another ear infection. We are getting pretty good about figuring out when he has one, which is good I guess. On Monday, the doctor said it wasn’t a full blown ear infection, but it was infected nonetheless; enter yet another round of antibiotics. This ear infection didn’t knock him out as much as the last one, thankfully; but he hasn’t had a fever with either of the last two, so that’s definitely a common symptom that doesn’t apply to C man apparently.

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Each day he is more and more like a toddler. He tries to repeat anything that you say and will babble on and on. He has a handful of words that are clear, but he also has a big sister that does a lot of his talking for him. She will frequently report that “he wants more milk” or “he said more please”. He is starting to say words that he also signing which is fun. He is very into his books right now and his teachers say that he’s a very good listener when it comes to reading books at school. He will sit on the floor and listen intently. I think this is the only time he’s not on the go, when there is a book around. We try to keep his bedtime consistent with Kenley’s, so we read 3-5 books at bedtime (Kenley reads 3 books to prevent the “one more book” stalling bedtime game to go on and on). He is at the age where the excuse “he’s a baby” doesn’t really apply anymore but still is too young to understand certain things, which is totally confusing to Kenley. She definitely thinks it should be a fair playing field so when he does something he’s not supposed to, she’s right there with him saying “but Crosby did it.” They sure are funny together though.

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Seventeen month notes:

Weight – Between 25 and 26 pounds
Hair – He has totally lost his baby hair. Since his last haircut his hair is now coarse and officially “little boy” hair.
Teeth – 12
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – I said I was only buying 2T, but I had to buy some 18-24 month short sleeve tees for him. He had mostly long sleeve tees and it decided to become summer all of a sudden so we needed some shirts stat. I believe he has moved up to 18-24 months clothes in all areas, but he’s not quite ready for 2T yet.
Diapers – Cloth diapers by day, disposables by night, size 4
Likes – Playing hide and seek, yelling “rawr”, saying “shhhh” (with his finger over his lips), cars, books, reading, Daniel Tiger, running, climbing, opening doors, being outside, playing at MyGym, food…all food, playing in the teepee, riding in the wagon, push toys, stacking blocks (then knocking them down), throwing things in the garbage
Dislikes – Taking an antibiotic, getting his clothes or diaper changed, being hungry, sitting in his high chair without any food

my weekend in photos

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beautiful saturday morning on campus. not a cloud in the sky.

maggi (gg) came to visit for the weekend!

this boy absolutely loved the splash pad.

she enjoyed the splash pad for about ten minutes but had a lot more fun playing at the park.

being goofy with gg.

after a very late night watching basketball and very little sleep, i headed out for six miles this morning. we ran on a new trail which was pretty, but the run was painful. my right calf needs some nursing this week before my race next weekend.

after some shopping and basketball, we hit up tijuana flats for dinner. oh and meemaw joined us here in florida too!

tired selfie.

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we had such a fun weekend and are so thankful that gg came to visit. we are looking forward to a fun week ahead with meemaw and grandpa and the kids are looking forward to a fun spring break.

how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

If you’re new to these parts, every Friday we {myself, MishaMary BethAmanda, and Laura} share what we’re loving each week. We’d love for you to join! Share anything, from the big things to the little things, whatever makes you happy! Let’s get to it!

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Some probably think I am a selfish mom because I sometimes rearrange our family calendar so I can go for a run; I make a point to go out with the girls; I am working to advance my career; and the list goes on and on; but, all of these things keep me sane and actually makes me a better mom (and wife). So selfish moms, read on: To All the Selfish Moms

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We hit up the Old Navy spring break sale last weekend to stock up on some things for the kids and I snagged a the Pixie chino for me. I had heard good things about the Pixie so I definitely wanted to try them. They are a little bit more form fitting than some of my other pants, but they are SO comfy!! I got the classic khaki, but I definitely want to get a couple other colors.

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Let’s talk food. I have tried a couple new recipes lately that I must share. The first is Crock Pot Turkey Chili. It was really good and as an added bonus, it’s from Skinny Taste so it’s also good for you! The second one is Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole. Greg has declared this to be in his top five favorite meals I make and it’s all about the rotisserie chicken. You have to try it! Lastly, I have been making overnight oats for breakfast this week and I’m definitely onto something. Hopefully I’ll have some good concoctions to share with you soon.

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While I was falling into the Instagram rabbit hole, I came across Stately Type and I am in love. I have a weird love of maps, geography, and the United States, so these tees are right up my alley.

Colorado T-shirt

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You didn’t think I was going to go through this whole blog post without mentioning March Madness did you? Well it’s finally here, the best four days of college basketball. Back to back games, bracket busters, everything. I love it. Kenley filled out her first bracket this year. I gave her the two mascots of each game and she picked one of them until her whole bracket was filled. Now it’s time for the Hoosiers to bring it!

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Your turn! What are you loving?

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my weekend in photos

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kenley had her second class at mygym on saturday. she had a great time.

after nap time and target, we hit up the park!

little man has this slide figured out. from climbing up the stairs to sitting on his own and going down.

dual swinging!

we got in 10 miles this morning and felt much better than we did last weekend. only 2 weeks until the tomoka half marathon!

we had some friends over this afternoon. it was chaos and so much fun.

the best picture we could get. i’ll take it.

these boys!

just because, why not?

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we had a good weekend but didn’t take too many pictures. bummer!
how was your weekend?