Do you know how much I love you? in a card!!! It's like it was made just for Jonah and J and I.
Monster and dino valentines for his classmates
In January my beautiful BFF gave birth to this precious baby girl in about 10 minutes flat. Okay, it might have taken a little longer, but it wasn't long enough for somebody who was invited to be in the room with her to actually make it to the hospital in time. A little different from my 26 1/2 hours of first-time labor.
I settled for a lot of post-birth cuddling :)
Baby G, 8 days young
Now Baby G comes over a few times a week and gets a lot of attention from these little men.
Some MLS teams came to Tucson to play some preseason games, so we got to go cheer on the Seattle Sounders here in Tucson! My sister and her fam are ardent Seattle Sounders fans, and thus are we, by proxy.
Silly faces! Can't get enough of Archer's silly face :)
It was such a beautiful night!
I will say that I'm not sure what made me think the boys would sit and pay attention to an entire professional soccer match. I mean, they watch sports on TV with J, so I guess that's what gave me these optimistic expectations? Instead, the boys were normal preschooler and toddler and were antsy, all over the bleachers, requesting snacks every 5 minutes, etc. But we still had fun.
Couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous evening. Soccer + beautiful sunset = my happy place. The only thing that could have made it better is if they called me onto the field to play with them.
Playgroup mama's red lipstick night out!
Our first time at the Tucson Rodeo parade, an annual Tucson tradition.
A night out downtown for my friend's birthday
One of my fave pics of the boys, from Thanksgiving!
Anniversary dinner in January
Cutie pie buddies from the womb
BB's first and only (so far) non-mama haircut
One night SS and BB disappeared and instead we had dinner with a monkey and a fox.
A plague has decimated our household. One by one, all of have fallen. All except the mighty Mama.
First BB, then SS, and now Daddy have all suffered through this stomach bug's wrath this past week. Thus, we have been home bound for so. many. days. Mama's losing her mind.
BUT, the silver lining of our cloud of quarantined illness for days on end has been that being home gave us the opportunity to keep SS in undies with immediate and frequent access to a potty for several days in a row, and SS has been very successfully using the potty with only had about one accident a day (usually #2, I don't think he has the sensation for that one down yet)! A few days ago I felt stumped and stalled out in his potty training process, so this has been such an encouragement! And today, while Daddy slept off his stomach bug, the boys and I re-entered society, and SS wore undies out in public for several hours for the FIRST TIME EVER! With no accidents in public! We went to the Farmer's Market for several hours, and then out to lunch, and SS rocked his little undies and dry shorts the duration of our outing. I am so proud of him!
Here are some photos of our first outing with both boys in underwear:
BB loves silly faces and poses
And SS does and says everything his big brother does
This week of illness is the third time SS has been sick in about six weeks, including our first ER visit, so I am really feeling it this time around, especially after being stuck at home for so. many. days. in a row. Our outing today was very refreshing, but things feel hectic and out of routine. Encouraged by the huge leap forward on the potty-training front, and looking forward to a new week!
My little family loves living in eclectic Tucson, Arizona, where my husband works in IT and teaches a university class, and I am a full-time wife and mom and part-time RN. My kids are a Barking Baby-turned-five-year-old-Boy and an almost three-year-old Squeaky Son. I am a running, soccer-playing, creative-outletting, photography-curious, home-decor-loving, processed-food-avoiding follower of Jesus. We love the Lord and long to live lives that honor Him - praise God for his grace and mercy in Jesus, without which this longing would be completely hopeless.