2016 So Far

Life has been busy as usual with two working parents and a rambunctious toddler. My spare time is spent soaking up quiet moments after work with my little one.


We also signed Piglet up for tumbling classes this year. Every Saturday we get to watch him do forward rolls, wall stands, balance beam, tunnel crawling, and the bar. His instructor says he’s a natural. He loves it!


Our friends Wine Couple and their kiddo are also in the class, so the boys are having fun spending time together.

Match just celebrated his 32nd birthday on Wednesday. Piglet and I had fun making him a cute card.


“No ifs, ands or butts about it, hands down you’re the best dada!” Is that not just the cutest booty print ever?

We went over to Adventure Couple’s house for a belated celebration dinner.


I love watching the kiddos play together.


My favorite part was their hide and seek game. Piglet loves to hide and then shout “here I am!” and pop his little head up. It’s hilarious!


I’m looking forward to what this year will bring. Piglet’s 3rd birthday is just a few months away (WOW!). I keep hoping that we’ll be spending his birthday in a home of our own by then. If not this year, definitely next. I’m optimistic about the future, and this year feels like a year of big changes. Bring it on 2016, we are ready!


Fridays with Piglet

Fridays are my favorite day of the week; not just because it means the end of a long work week, but because it means a special afternoon with my little boy. Every Friday instead of coming straight home, I try to plan a fun pit stop. Sometimes it’s going to the library to check out new books. Other times it’s a trip to the park. Sometimes it’s both if we’re up for it.


These are the moments that I cherish. My Fridays with Piglet.

Can We Go to the Punkin’ Patch?

“Can we go to the punkin’ patch mama?” This is the question that Piglet has asked me every day since we went to the pumpkin patch last weekend. It made quite the impression on our little guy. Not only did they have a pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn maze, and all sorts of other things, but there was a TRAIN.


That little boy had the best day!

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His first hayride! He was so excited that we were being pulled by a tractor.


He’s good at being a little minion.


He picked out his favorite pumpkins and gave them some extra love. We even found him his own “baby pumpkin”.


He had so much fun at the pumpkin patch that he begged me to take him back the next day. How could I refuse? We had more time to check out the rest of the farm. There was the petting zoo:


There was the slide tunnel:



We hung out with another minion:


We rode the small tractors:


Then we rode on the top of a fire engine:


It’s no wonder he keeps asking to go back! We had a great time at the punkin’ patch. Looking forward to our next trip!


Oh hello there readers. Have you missed me? Have I lost all of you? I am  off for summer vacation, and I couldn’t be happier. I didn’t realize just how much I missed staying at home until I was off. Piglet has been so much happier (minus the fussiness from what turned out to be a double ear infection, ouch!). We kicked off our summer vacation first with his ear infection and then with my super weird, 24 hour flu. I had a terrible fever, body aches and dizzy spells the Friday before Father’s Day. We were supposed to go camping with Adventure Family, but ended up cancelling. Luckily I didn’t stay super sick for long, and we were still able to salvage some of Father’s Day weekend. We spent the day at Adventure Family’s place, on their 40 acre tree farm.


Piglet and Adventure Girl are like twins, only 3 weeks apart. I love that they are getting the chance to grow up together, especially since neither of us knows if we will have more kids. They are learning about sharing, playing nice together, and many thing that come along with being a sibling. Adventure Girl’s grandma just moved into town, so Piglet is also getting the benefit of having a grandma to snuggle on.


Watching him devour a smore in her lap was priceless! He looks so sugar drunk.

On Father’s day we went on a nature walk in a local nature preserve in our town. My favorite part was that we were the only ones in the park. Have I mentioned how much I love our small town life?


My father’s day gift to Match was a book written from Piglet’s perspective. He teared up reading it, so I know I did alright.


The rest of our summer days so far have been filled with fun walks in the mornings, and afternoons cooling off in the kiddie pool.

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We get together with friends, and weekends we soak up the family time. I am dreading going back to work, and scheming on ways I can go back to staying at home. I’m praying that a solution comes along soon. In the meantime, I’m enjoying every extra minute I have with this wonderful little person.






Mother’s Day Beach Day

I realize Mother’s Day was awhile back, but it seems I’m always playing catch up on the blog. Have I mentioned how excited I am for summer? Only 14 more working days til I’m OFF!

So Mother’s Day was the day after Piglet’s party. I didn’t expect us to do much, but Match surprised me with a fun trip to the beach.cuddles

I love watching Piglet play in the sand.






This is my favorite picture of us as a family. I had such a fun Mother’s Day with my boys. I can’t wait for another trip out to the beach!