my weekend in photos

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c man and his buddy at school on friday. i love getting pictures like this during the day.

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saturday morning birthday party celebrating liam turning 4! she shared half her donut with me. yum!

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my little cheese ball. we had a great time at the party playing around in the water.

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he was out on the way home. poor little guy has been battling a runny nose all weekend.

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some friends stopped by on saturday to hang out. unfortunately, we were stuck inside on the account of rain. that didn’t stop the fun though!

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heather and i got in five miles this morning before 7am.

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every time they go to publix she asks to get a “scratch off” (lottery ticket)… awesome, i know, but they love scratching them off together. today they won $10!

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this pretty much sums up our weekend. lots of dark clouds and rain.

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they just couldn’t take it any more. playing in the hot tub in the rain.

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we had a great weekend. i ended up cleaning out a couple rooms today and made two stops at goodwill. not to mention we saw some friends and enjoyed some time together as a family. there was definitely some threenager attitude happening, but you’ll have that apparently.

how was your weekend?

21 Months

Crosby is 21 months old!

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It’s been “monkey see, monkey do” around our house lately. Kenley has been doing so well with swimming and jumping and diving into the pool, which results in Crosby thinking he’s really good at doing all of those things too. He has made a habit of just jumping in off the side of the pool even if no one is watching, which is always fun… or not. In all seriousness, he is doing a great job of swimming, but he definitely still needs some work. It doesn’t stop in the pool either, Crosby will mimic anything that Kenley does, good or bad.

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This little guy is such a sweetheart. He loves to cuddle and will walk up to you and give you a kiss on your leg. We get reports from his teachers that he loves sharing, he minds his own business most of the time, and he loves giving hugs. On the other hand, whenever he knows he’s in trouble, he will come over to you for a big hug and says “hi mommy” or “hi daddy” in the sweetest little voice and the with the sweetest little smile. Little booger.

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His vocabulary is really taking off, he is repeating everything and is stringing together 2-3 words at a time. His words aren’t as clear as Kenley’s at this age, but we can usually understand what he’s saying. Our favorite right now is when he wants to say “where did it go?” but it just comes out as “go?” with his arms out to the side all confused. It’s pretty cute. What is not as cute is when we are stopped in the car at a red light and he’s screaming “GO!!” like we are choosing to sit there and wait.

Twenty-one month notes:
Weight – Probably around 26-27 pounds
Hair – Brown, thick, and grows so fast!
Teeth – 16 – he had 4 teeth come through this month!
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – Some 18-24 months and mostly 2T; size 6 or 7 shoes
Diapers – Cloth diapers by day, disposables by night, size 4
Likes – Singing ‘head, shoulders, knees, and toes’, pointing at bugs, giving high fives and fist bumps, hugs and kisses, swimming, playing Play-Doh (aka trying to eat it), cars, trucks, choo-choos, airplanes, Duplo Legos, puzzles, most foods, chugging his milk at dinner, throwing food when he’s done with dinner, saying ‘no’, rolling his cars along the floor, couch, or wall, reading books, singing songs, Daniel Tiger and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, putting on his shoes
Dislikes – Getting his diaper or clothes changed, when he doesn’t have his milk at dinner

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my weekend in photos

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saturday morning silliness with this boy. 

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we hit up the crayola experience on saturday afternoon.

we didn’t stay long because it was insanely packed, but we got an annual pass, so we’ll be back!

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the girls before they got their artwork cut into puzzles!

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making their own coloring sheets.

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we had to hit up m&m world before we left.
give me all the [peanut] m&m’s.

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dinner out with these goobers.

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sunday sand time.

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greg came back from an errand with two venti iced coffees (with cream and vanilla).
starbucks is my love language.

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we had a great weekend with zero plans. can you believe that?

other than the fact that i tweaked my back picking up crosby, it was a great one.

how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday! Where in the world did this week go?
I’ve got a lot to love on this week, so let’s get the party started.

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I was provided with the opportunity to try some of the Fruttare Fruit Bars and since it’s about a million degrees here in Florida, I jumped at the chance. I picked up a box of the mango, strawberry & milk, and coconut & milk at Target and these little guys did not disappoint. My favorite is the coconut & milk… shocking, I know. I just love all things coconut and these are really refreshing. The next flavor on my list to try is the pineapple!

You can learn more about Fruttare on their website, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Check them out!

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You may have seen that I was in one of my favorite cities this past weekend… CHICAGO! I love visiting the city and am still checking off new places to visit each time I go. This time I made it to Water Tower Place and we went through Wrigleyville while we were on the trolley. Of course, seeing my friends too helped make the experience that much more enjoyable.

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This summer, Greg and I have been watching Wayward Pines. It actually ended last night but I highly recommend if you are able to watch the series, do it! It is SO good and it’s one of the few shows that we actually watched on the night it aired. Bonus: our other shows this summer are also Suits (LOVE!) and Extant.

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While in Chicago, I was able to hang out with my trendy friend who informed me that backpacks are in. So, of course, I’ve been shopping for backpacks. There are several from Nordstrom that are adorable, but are a little out of my price range, however the Herschel Supply Co. Dawson Backpack may be the front runner. What do you think?

'Dawson' Backpack

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Speaking of backpacks, the kids have the Skip Hop Zoo Packs, but these Skip Hop Forget Me Not backpack sets are adorable for the bigger kids.

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Now it’s your turn to share what you’re loving, comment below and don’t forget to check out these other lovely ladies.

Misha // Mary Beth // Amanda // Laura // Aileen // Jessica // Ashley

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my weekend in photos

hi friends. thanks for sticking with me this summer as my blog posts are few and far between. i promise i’ll be posting a lot more once the summer madness winds down a little bit.

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friday arrived and so did the stomach bug…just in time for me to leave first thing saturday morning for a quick trip to chicago. thankfully greg and grammy held down the fort while i was away. Untitled

i arrived to chicago super early on saturday and went straight to the race expo to pick up my packet and do a little shopping.

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michael and rachel picked me up and we made our way downtown to hang out during the day. we walked, shopped, and ate until it was time for celeste and i to head to the hotel.

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the reason for the trip was to celebrate mary beth, the bride to be!
and celebrate we did!

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we had an amazing night complete with drinks, dinner, dancing, and trolley riding all over the city. the weather was beautiful and the company was even better. Untitled

a few hours later, i was up and ready to run the rock n roll half marathon!

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i’m so thankful these two came out to cheer me on around the course. Untitled

i finished running, showered, and hopped on my flight back home. it was a quick trip, but worth every second. i’ll share more about the race soon!

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meanwhile, greg snapped a few pics of their day on sunday. kenley likes to play games on the ipad and crosby likes to watch her!

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jeremiah’s italian ice for the win.

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two peas in a pod.

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how was your weekend?!

my weekend in photos

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the ucf football team visited the kids’ school on friday. kenley talked about it all week long. judging by the photo that a friend sent to me, it looked like she had a great time!

just a friday night walk around the block in our pjs.

katie and i got in six miles on saturday morning and we were done before 7am. it sure felt good.

after my run, we took a two mile bike ride while greg ran. it probably wasn’t the best idea considering the high was 99 degrees on saturday.

best buds…when they want to be.

i ordered the sticker labels for my oils, which prompted me to clean out two of our junk drawers this weekend. i’m obsessed.

seriously? already?

three of the boys in crosby’s class came over today to swim. they sure are fun to watch together. crosby was so excited to see them outside of school, he wasn’t sure what to do.

today marked kenley’s first day diving into the pool from the side!

she loved it!

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they sure are cute.

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we didn’t have many plans this weekend which was so nice. i was very productive around the house and did a lot of grading for class.

how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

Head over and check out what these ladies are loving:

Misha // Mary Beth // Amanda // Laura // Aileen // Jessica // Ashley

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Ya’ll, mark your calendars. Amazon Prime Day is coming on July 15th… I am so excited. Would you believe it if I said I am planning to start birthday and Christmas shopping?! For real.

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My current jam. Love me some Brad Paisley.

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Aileen shared this yesterday on Instagram and it was exactly what I needed to see.
I love it.

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Have a great weekend!