32 Months 

Crosby is 32 months today and quickly becoming a little boy well on his way to three years old. Where did my baby go? In the last couple of months he has changed so much.

For starters, he is completely potty trained. I mentioned in his last update that we had just started the three day potty training method with him and he was doing well. To be honest, he completely surprised us! “They” say boys are harder to potty train than girls but that is completely untrue. I don’t know the reason but I honestly think he did better than Kenley did. He was back at school on day 4 of potty training and hasn’t worn a diaper or a pull-up since we began the process, both day and night. That’s not to say he didn’t have some accidents both at school and during the night, but we rarely worry about him now. He does a great job of telling us when he needs to go. We (mostly Greg) will take him potty in the middle of the night and he will go most nights without a fuss. We are so proud of him! His teacher also commented on what a big boy he has become since he has been using the potty. It’s like he flipped a switched and has lost all of the toddler in him. His communication has really improved too. Aside from his occasional overly excited stutter, he is speaking more and more clearly, as well as holding actual conversations. A lot of our deep conversations come while he is going poopy before bed. He says the funniest things!

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Earlier this month, school ended and he transitioned out of his toddler classroom and into his summer camp room. He’s had two weeks of summer camp and they have been great weeks. It’s always hard to gauge how the transition will go but he’s done very well, especially considering that a couple of his friends were moved up to preschool, so he has a lot of new faces in his current classroom.

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He has very specific interests right now. He loves sharks and he LOVES A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea. He was introduced to the video at school and asks to watch it every single day when he arrives to school. He loves singing the song and he loves the shark in it. He will carry around his stuffed shark that he sleeps with and make it “swim” through the air while he sings.  He also loves his Nemo fish and will typically sleep with him too.

Crosby now sleeps in a twin bed and we are officially done with our toddler bed. His new bed is shaped like a boat and we’ve had it since he was a baby, so Greg and I were equally as excited to move him into it. We rearranged his room since the bed is so much bigger and it looks so great. I will post updated pictures of his room soon. He does a good job sleeping, but it takes him a while to wind down at the end of the day. There have been a couple nights over the past few weeks where he has gone to sleep later than Kenley. Thankfully, he will sleep until 7am or after if he stays up later than normal, whereas Kenley gets up at 6:30am no matter what time she goes to sleep. I have a feeling he will be done napping when Kenley is done napping, which I hope is not for another year!

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32 months notes:
Weight – 32-33 pounds, if I had to guess
Hair – Light brown with a fresh new cut this week
Teeth – I think all of his molars are in for a full set of 20
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – Mostly 2T clothes, some 3T pajamas, and size 8 or 9 shoes
Diapers – No more diapers! Size 2T/3T undies!
Likes – The usual suspects: cars, trains, planes, garbage trucks, construction vehicles; jumping on the trampoline, as well as the couch; swimming; Finding Dory; PJ Masks; playing, as well as arguing, with Kenley; playing the Lego Juniors app; singing Baby Shark and Old MacDonald; reading, especially Little Blue Truck Leads The Way; playing with Legos, cars, and trains; making mommy, daddy, and Kenley laugh
Dislikes – Seeing mommy and daddy upset with him or sad, staying in his bed & hot stoves.

my weekend in photos

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friday lunch at blaze. yum.

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saturday morning starbucks run.

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we completed the orlando united 5k on saturday morning. it was hot and brutal, but we went out and supported our city and that’s all that matters.

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saturday afternoon, we headed out to world of beer for a home brew competition. our friend brewed a beer and it was delicious!

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it was about 97 degrees out there, but we had a great time!

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summer time means wearing your swim suit to publix! we hit up the splash pad afterwards.

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michelle and i headed to the new lucky’s market this afternoon to check it out. it was crowded, but it was surprisingly awesome! i can’t wait to go back.

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swimming and popsicles!

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how was your weekend?!

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe this is the last Friday in June. How is that possible? Anyway, let’s get to it…

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On Sunday night, over 50,000 people stood together around Lake Eola to remember and honor the victims of the tragedy. We weren’t able to go, but we watched the recap on the news following the NBA Finals Game 7 (which was insane, by the way!). The vigil was the best way to close a horrific week in our city. Monday was a new day and a new week and we welcomed it with open arms. On Wednesday, Keep Dancing Orlando was born and it brought a smile and a few tears to my face. Watch, smile, and keep dancing Orlando.

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Can I share with you what has been our saving grace lately? This

The favorite thing to do in our house right now is jump on the couch, which results in us telling asking the kids to stop jumping on the couch no less than ten times a day. Now, we just tell them to jump on the trampoline instead and has made everyone so happy!

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I came across a couple good articles this week for working moms and working women everywhere.

The ugly secret of working moms

Sheryl Sandberg of the Myth of the Catty Woman

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my weekend in photos

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friday night family movie night watching finding nemo!

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after a trip to the y and naptime, we headed out for a walk to starbucks. it was insanely hot. a venti iced coffee hit the spot.

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saturday night date night.

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we headed over to winter garden to meet the walls at the crooked can brewing company.

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the brewery and market was so cool! we will definitely be back.

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love.

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we had some much fun with ashley and britton. the next time we see them, they will have a baby!

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this morning, we saw finding dory! it was super cute.

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after the movie and a lot of errands, we headed out for a bike ride and some nature exploring.

we ended the weekend with a fabulous father’s day dinner tonight to celebrate this guy.

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how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love {with Orlando}

It’s finally Friday after what feels like the longest week ever. It was hard for me to even sit down and write this blog post because there really isn’t much to love this week. Instead, I’ve compiled a list of newsworthy articles, stories, and examples of what an amazing community we have here in Orlando. I am certain you’ve seen these stories this week, but if you haven’t, take a look.

UCF held a beautiful candlelight vigil on Tuesday night to remember the victims, specifically the two that were part of the UCF community. Millican Hall as lit up in rainbow colors following the vigil. I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing university. The outpouring of love and support of for our students, staff, and city has been incredible. The other college and universities have also done the same — Orlando’s Colleges Offer Solace in the Wake of Tragedy

Millican Hall shows it Pride

Earlier in the week, I shared at Orlando Moms Blog how we can help by purchasing beautiful art prints by local artists.

The running community is a strong one, both here in Central Florida and across the nation.

Orlando Track Shack has already sold out of their first batch of the #OrlandoStrong shirts and have already ordered more.

Next Saturday, June 25th there will be an #OrlandoUnited 5K fundraiser in Lake Mary. We will be running the virtual race as a family.

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Moms RUN This Town/She Runs This Town has a fundraiser in the works to raise money for the One Orlando Fund. I LOVE the photo she posted on Instagram too.

4Rivers will open its doors for the first time on Sunday and all proceeds will go to the OneOrlando Fund.

Greg will get to work the K92.3’s Country Strong benefit concert on Tuesday, which has a pretty strong line up.

All of our professional sports teams have come together to sell #OrlandoUnited shirts. They are in high demand!

Finally, the best article I have read all week is this one — Maxwell: With the world’s eyes on Orlando, let me tell you who we really are

On behalf of our city, thank you for the love and support this week.

my weekend in photos

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friday morning started with five humid miles with heather

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saturday morning, we took a family trip to the y. i finally realize that i an actually use my running watch while i am running on the treadmill. only two years later…

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some of crosby’s friends came over for a swim on saturday morning. they all had a great time, despite the looks on their faces.

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saturday afternoon included a trip to ikea! if there ever is a place that is both terrible and awesome at the same time, it’s ikea.

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we were successful and crosby got a new mattress for his new bed that we put together this morning.

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saturday night, i celebrated kayla’s birthday with dinner and drinks! it was nice to get out for some girl time.

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today was a bit of a blur. crosby woke up early and greg told me about a shooting at pulse. as the day went on and more details came out, it was hard for me to process it all. i felt helpless. heather and i got in a little bit of girl time and retail therapy, then we tried to donate blood. the line was super long, so we opted for buying cases of bottled water to donate to the big red bus. we’ve been glued to cnn all night still trying to come to terms with the fact that this terrorist attack happened right here in our own city. please continue to pray for orlando.

Friday I’m in Love

Happy Friday!

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Season three of The Cramazingly Incredifun Sugarcrash Kids podcast began this week and the kids loved it! If you haven’t started listening yet, do it!

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It was hard to be on the internet and social media this week without becoming just furious with what is happening in our nation and on our college campuses, BUT I did come across an amazing article about a Colorado Spring high school English teacher.

Teacher writes notes to 130 students after teen’s attempted suicide

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Summer is officially here! The kids had their last day of school on Wednesday and we capped off the year with our annual last day of school picture in front of the front door. I love looking at everyones’ first and last day of school pictures each year and my feed has been filled with them over the past couple of weeks. Though, I am still amazed with the difference one school year makes. Kenley grew SO much this year and Crosby became a little boy.

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