my weekend in photos

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it’s the end of september, which means it’s practically october, which means it’s the perfect time for halloween pajamas! i just couldn’t wait any longer.

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saturday morning i worked an open house event while greg cheered on kenley at her soccer game. it was a pretty morning, but we’re ready for it to cool down just a bit.

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after errands and nap time, kyler and hudson came over to play!

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silly girls!

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selfies!

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heather and i got in seven miles this morning before 7am and watched the sun come up. it was gorgeous!

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we headed down to the crayola experience today making sure we got there when it opened this time.

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kenley and the crayons.

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it was a much better experience this time since it wasn’t so crowded.

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c-man doing some drawing.

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the rest of the weekend was spent prepping dinners, folding laundry, and watching football. we had a great last weekend of september and we’re ready for the craziness of october!

how was your weekend?

23 Months

One more month and this boy is two years old. I cannot even believe it.

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It’s funny how at this age Kenley was all about saying “yeah” because Crosby is all about saying “yes”. At times it seems like he says it with a little bit of a lisp, but whenever you ask him a question the answer is always an emphatic “yes!”. That’s not to say he doesn’t give us our fair share of “no” whenever he doesn’t want to do something, but more times than not, it’s “yes”.

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Crosby has been learning so much in his new class. He can count to 10, but counts to 5 more frequently. He loves singing and his favorites are Old MacDonald, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, but his all time favorite is Wheels on the Bus. If you start singing any other song, he will say “wheel bus!!!!” until you start singing that song. He is quite the little parrot and will repeat anything you say. He’s also starting to speak in sentences. While he was home sick this week, Greg took him to get a treat and after one bite he said “I like it, Daddy”. I almost didn’t believe Greg when he told me. The one thing that he still needs to work on is his colors. He rarely gets one right and he’s usually all over the board. This week everything is green, even if you tell him five times what the color is, he is still adamant it’s green. I am starting to think he may be colorblind, but Greg thinks he does it because he thinks it’s funny.

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By far the cutest thing that has happened this month is that Crosby started using a pillow and he loves it. He’s still in his crib so we hadn’t really thought about giving him a pillow until he had a cough and we thought he could benefit from being elevated. It turns out that we should have done it a while ago. He sleeps on it most of the night which is surprising since he usually is ALL over his crib throughout the night. We keep talking about when we’ll move him to a toddler bed, but we really don’t know yet. It’s crazy to think that Kenley has been in a toddler bed since she was 18 months old.

One thing that Crosby is a little ahead of Kenley on at this age is his interest in the potty. He has gone on the potty a couple of times (mostly because Greg rushed him in there just at the right time), but he is all about it. He likes to sit on the potty (again, another one of those questions he will usually answer “yes” to); and he LOVES flushing the toilet. He would do it all day if we would let him. He currently has a little potty in Kenley’s bathroom, but isn’t afraid to sit on the big potty either. We’ll see how it progresses over the next couple of months.

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Twenty-three month notes:
Weight – About 27 pounds (I spoke too soon last month with the no doctor comment, we’ve been three times in the last week)
Hair – It’s hard getting a successful haircut at this age.
Teeth – 16
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – 2T; size 7 shoes; some 3T pajamas
Diapers – Cloth diapers by day, disposables by night, size 5
Likes – Jake and the Neverland Pirates and the Jake Duplo Legos, Magformers, books, puzzles, flushing the toilet, running around the house with Kenley, standing on the couch, Mickey Mouse, bath time, swimming, the Little People school bus and airplane, dumping his toys out everywhere, coloring, singing songs, giving hugs, sharing toys with his friends, putting shoes on, repeating everything you say, using a spoon.
Dislikes – Getting his diaper or clothes changed, having his nose wiped.

Friday I’m in Love

Happy last Friday of September! If you’re new here, on Fridays we share what we’re loving each week. It can be anything…and really, it’s always the little things that are the best. There are deets at the bottom on how you can join in on the fun, too. Let’s get started…

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It’s officially fall!! If you are actually experiencing fall right now, I am jealous. According to this, Orlando won’t start feeling fall until October 28th….. bummer. It’s ok though, because this week, I got out ALL of the fall decorations so at least the inside of my house feels like fall…. then this weekend we will go jump in the pool and pretend like it’s still summer. #floridaproblems

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Vikings Become 1st NFL Team To Partner With Mamava, Install Lactation Suites For Breastfeeding Moms

As an avid sports fan and a mama, I am in love with this. Bravo, Vikings, bravo! And look how fancy these things are…

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This…all. of. this. I have caught myself singing “when bedtime comes, I will sing hallelujah” this week. Catchy and yet so true.

Honorable mention this week goes to 100 Moves Dance Scenes Mashup to Uptown Funk

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This is truly one of those little things, but I seriously love our pediatrician’s office. We’ve made THREE visits to the office in the past week and each time they have gotten us an appointment within the hour and this week even stayed a little late to make sure we were seen. I was already feeling so thankful for them and the next day saw another mom on Facebook complaining about what a long wait they had at their own pediatrician’s office and it made me even MORE thankful.

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Greg and I love iced coffee and Starbucks iced coffee, so when Greg found a deal on the Starbucks Iced Coffee K-Cups (60 count!!), we jumped on it. They are SO good. We got a sweetened and a vanilla sweetened. Yum!

Keurig Starbucks Vanilla Sweetened Iced Coffee K-cup 16 Ct

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#jonandmb // September 2015

Greg and I headed up to the Chicago suburbs this past weekend to celebrate the wedding of Mary Beth and Jon. MBK and I have been friends since we both pledged our sorority our freshman year at IU….way too long ago!

Greg worked on Friday night so we didn’t get to fly out until first thing Saturday morning. We were on a tight schedule since we were flying in on the same day as the wedding and were not thrilled to hear that we had to wait 45 minutes for our rental car that we had a reservation for at 10:30am. Once we were finally on the road, we made a pit stop to get some necessities for the day, including Greg’s favorite beer. Once we arrived at the hotel, we met up with some friends for a quick lunch before we had to get ready.

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The wedding ceremony was at 2:30pm at the church and it was absolutely beautiful. The sun lit up the sanctuary and shined in perfectly on the happy couple. After the ceremony, we headed back to the hotel while the wedding party got their pictures taken.

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Cocktails, dinner, and dancing started at 6:30pm.

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The weather was absolutely amazing the entire time we were there. I was even cold in the evening, but obviously couldn’t complain. The reception was gorgeous (table 11 was obviously the best) and the band was so good. It was such a great party. Mary Beth was also serenaded by the men of Straight No Chaser (including her husband) which was a surprise to everyone and seriously awesome. I’m getting chills just typing it out now. What a great surprise to have at your wedding!

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The next morning, we all met for breakfast at our hotel before we parted ways. I’m not sure if you can tell, but we had such a great time. It was a great night away for Greg and I; and to spend it with my girls was even better. It was such a beautiful celebration for Mary Beth and Jon and we couldn’t be happier for them.

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Until next time Chicago…

my weekend in photos

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friday morning marked my longest before-work run – 6 miles with heather! i’m not going to be making a habit of it, but it was nice to get it done before we left for the weekend.

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after a long day on friday, greg and i got up on saturday and headed to chicago! greg had been searching for this beer for weeks now and he finally tracked it down in illinois. we got the last two bottles in the store.

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meanwhile, the kids stayed back to hang out with my parents.

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they also got to see kenley’s soccer game!

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the reason for our trip was to celebrate mary beth and jon’s wedding! i have many more pictures from the wedding to come later this week.

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the kids had a blast hanging out with meemaw & grandpa.

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the kids talked them into new trucks, barbies, and slippers.

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popsicles by the pool. crosby’s hands may have gotten a little cold.

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sweet boy.

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greg and i flew home yesterday and we really wanted to take our friends and the weather back with us. we had such a great time.

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how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

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I have mentioned several times how much I adore my local chapter of the Moms RUN This Town running club. This group is such an encouraging group of women – moms and non-moms alike – and this week I was particularly thankful for my accountability partners as I have gotten out of bed at 4:30am to run before work, which is not easy to do. One exciting thing that has happened this week was that the national Moms RUN This Town introduced She RUNS This Town… two names, one amazing running club that encourages ALL women (moms and non-moms) to get out there and get running. I love it!

Moms RUN This Town | She Runs This Town

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Ya’ll… we tried a new recipe this week: cauliflower pizza crust and it is simply amazing. I prepped and made the pizza crust the night before so it was ready to go when we got home from work. I still have some perfecting to do as it was a little soggy in the middle, but the flavor was delicious and it’s definitely a promising meal. I am already excited to give it another try and really fine tune the pizza. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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Isn’t this the most perfect tee? You can pre-order it through Brickyard Buffalo through this Sunday. I’ve already ordered mine!

Friday Tee PRE-ORDER

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Friday I'm in Love Linky Party

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