my weekend in photos

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after my first hot yoga class on friday night with kayla, i got up and ran 7 miles with heather on saturday morning. the run was pretty good, but i sure felt worthless the whole rest of the day.

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soccer season is back and these girls are thrilled! you can’t tell by their faces but they both did a great job on saturday, despite the early morning august heat.

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working on her first homework assignment. she did a great job staying inside the lines too!

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swimming buddies.

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this little cheeseball had a his friend jaxon over to swim on saturday afternoon. it was a fun play date, but the boys refused to get a picture together. 

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we finally got a car shopping cart today at publix! it’s really the little things.

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our sunday funday included meal planning, meal prepping, laundry, and a trip to the y. honestly, i loved every minute of it.

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finishing up her homework. she worked very hard on holding the scissors the correct way and did such a good job.

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watching the “very hungry” caterpillar on our walk after dinner.

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we had a great weekend following the first week of school. 
we are definitely looking forward to the long weekend coming up.

how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

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I love Ellen and I love the GapKids + Ed by Ellen collaboration. This shirt is my favorite:

// embellished graphic tee //

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The Mets are on fire right now and we’ve been pretty stoked about it. This play from last night’s game was unreal and we were actually watching while it happened.

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In the spirit of the Halloween and fall season upon us, I’ve added these to my to-do list! How adorable?!

Brit + Co. DIY Basics: Ombre Wine Bottles

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Now it’s your turn! What are you loving this week?

Hop on over to see what these ladies are loving this week!

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

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22 Months

Oh this sweet boy. I can’t believe he’s going to be 2 soon.

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Crosby’s vocabulary has exploded this month and I don’t expect that to slow down, especially since he’s started in a new class this week. He loves talking about cars, trucks, choo choos, and diggers the most, but he will really repeat any word you say. He can name most of the trucks in the Slide and Find – Trucks book, including tow truck, fire truck, and garbage truck. It really comes out as “cruck” which is really cute. All other trucks are “big crucks”. He also loves Little Blue Truck and Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? Both of which are mommy’s favorite books too. His other true love is choo choos… he cannot get enough of them. He loves his Lego train at home and each morning at school he’s gone straight to the basket with the trains inside and pulls out the Thomas trains. He doesn’t know they are Thomas, they are just “choo choos” to him. He will also yell “all aboard!” when he talks about his choo choos too. We may have already gotten him his birthday present and are already so excited to give it to him just knowing how much he’s going to love it.

Crosby is a lover for sure. On Monday when his friend arrived at school, Crosby dropped everything and walked over to him and said “Hi Huck!” and embraced him in a big hug. Multiple people said it was the cutest thing ever and it doesn’t surprise me in the least. He loves hugging, kissing, and cuddling. After we have finished our three bedtime books, he will turn to wrap his arms around my neck and lay his head on my shoulder. I’m sure he knows that this is the best way to delay bedtime, but we’ll cuddle for a few minutes before he turns out the light for bedtime. We also get frequent reports that he does a great job sharing. He will give his friends toys as soon as they arrive to class. He’s our little sweet boy for sure.

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He is still doing a great job eating and will try almost anything. He still really doesn’t like bananas and every once in a while he won’t eat much for dinner, but that’s not the norm. He’s starting to use his fork and spoon regularly and while he still uses a sippy or straw cup, he can drink out of a regular cup while under supervision. Just like his sister, he does really well when we stick to a routine. He does a great job going to bed and rarely makes a peep from his crib after he goes down. I can tell he’s been worn out this week because he’s gone to bed around 7:15pm each night and has slept soundly until around 6:45am.

Twenty-two month notes:
Weight – I have no clue, which means we haven’t seen the doctor lately, yay!
Hair – Now that it’s a little shorter, it’s lightened up.
Teeth – 16
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – 2T; size 6 or 7 shoes
Diapers – Cloth diapers by day, disposables by night, size 4
Likes – Playing with the Magformers, doing puzzles, reading books, any automobile or construction vehicle, saying “rawr”, doing anything and everything his sister does, climbing up and down the stairs, running, giving hugs and kisses, Lego Duplos, trying to play with Kenley’s little Legos, putting anything in his mouth, Play-Doh, swimming and jumping in the pool,
Dislikes – Getting his diaper or clothes changed, when he doesn’t have his milk at dinner, the dinosaur skeletons at the Orlando Science Center

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Lately…

the blog has been more quiet than usual this summer but I wanted to fill you in a little bit on what’s been going on in these parts.

I’m sure you have picked up on this, but we put in a pool! It was finally finished at the beginning of June so we’ve been enjoying it all summer long. I plan to do a separate post with lots of before, during, and after pictures, so stay tuned.

This summer, work has been insanely busy. On top of that, I taught a class for six weeks for my third summer semester. While challenging, it was a great learning experience for me. In the midst of all the craziness, I was glad to see the six weeks come to an end when they did. I am already looking forward to teaching the class again next summer and implementing some new ideas.

Since this summer has been such a whirlwind, I have gotten really behind on my blog reading and our house projects have come to a complete stop. I am missing both. I am in desperate need of some inspiration, creativity, and a new project. I have a couple projects in mind and we have slowly begun talking about some things we want to do to the house, so I am excited about that. I am planning to carve out some time for blogging myself, as well as reading my favorite blogs too. Speaking of being creative, we’ve got a couple birthdays coming up, so I’m already thinking about fun party planning ideas!

The kids went to the same school for summer camp since school ended at the beginning to June. They had last week off and got to spend some time at home with me, Greg, and Meemaw since she was so nice to come down to help out. We are looking forward to this school year as they both are new in classes with new teachers. We are looking forward to getting back into our normal routine which started this week! The kids started school on Monday donning their adorable school uniforms and they weren’t the only ones. I am taking a graduate course this fall online and have been tossing around the idea of going back to school. I’m super excited about the class and am really looking forward to being a student again.

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I think that pretty much catches us up to the present tense. Fall is underway (you know, since I live my life by what semester it is) and we are looking forward to lots of fun things happening between now and the end of the year. I promise I’ll get back on my blogging game here soon.

my weekend in photos

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having fun with meemaw on friday!

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early morning run on saturday. the humidity was absolutely brutal.

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the girls headed to target and everyone got a treat.

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later in the morning, we celebratede molly’s first birthday!

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crosby was diving head first into the pink icing.

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after a baby shower in the afternoon, we met some friends out for dinner & drinks.
we ended the night roasting s’mores at the bar. amazing.

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silly girls swimming on sunday.

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we had a great last weekend of summer, especially since meemaw was in town!
it’s back to the real world tomorrow.

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

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Starbucks is improving the ingredients in their Pumpkin Spice Latte! September is getting closer and I am definitely looking forward to my first PSL!

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The San Francisco Giants are having Full House Tribute night on September 30th and made this awesome video – Full Clubhouse… it’s a must watch!

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Speaking of another must watch..

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Last week, my cousin Cari posted an amazing video sharing that Charlotte’s scans were clear and there is no sign of cancer! Amazing!! This week, Taye Diggs shared the video on his Facebook page! So exciting. Don’t forget that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

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Hop on over to see what these ladies are loving this week!

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

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my weekend in photos

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we didn’t do much friday night other than watch the rain come down hard for hours. the pool was almost overflowing on saturday morning.

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saturday included a trip to the ymca and yard work for greg. our friends came over after nap time, but due to the rain, yet again, we had an indoor party.

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unfortunately we waited too long to get a group shot, so this was the best we could do. bed time for everyone!

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this morning we had our semi-annual virtual 5k/10k race with the running club. it was a great morning with the other mamas and we pretty much crushed our 5k.

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c man got a haircut today! it’s a little shorter than i would have liked, but it’ll be grown out in no time.

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i had my first aldi experience today and the verdict is that i’ll definitely be back. this one opened not too far from our house so i’ll be taking advantage of it.

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we had to get in the pool at least once this weekend, so we did it while it was raining today.
rain, rain go away!

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we had a great, low-key weekend.
how was yours?!