Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thanksgiving School Party

Both kids had a Thanksgiving lunch at school a few weeks ago. With them both in school it makes it tricky to be at two parties at the same time. Scott and I split up and switch classes so we can be with both G and SK. After the party, we jumped in the car for a whirlwind Thanksgiving break. First stop was Aunt Kim's house in SC, then onto Gigi & Pop's new house in NC.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Magna Doodle Art

One day at nap time Griffin decided it would be more fun to draw than to sleep. He kept coming out of his room showing us his masterpieces - a bus, pumpkin and carrot. We were so impressed with his drawing skills it was hard to be upset with him for getting out of bed during rest time!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from our Carolina football player and cheerleader! The kids started the day by dressing up in their costumes for a parade at school. Later that afternoon they had class parties and we ended the night trick or treating downtown. The kids had a blast and more sugar than they could handle.




Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Best Friends

Griffin's best friend is Greyson. They've known each other since 18 months and are still good friends. They are in the same class at preschool and this week the teacher's lesson was about friends. Griffin and Greyson took pictures together and wrote stories about each other. It's so sweet to see these little babies grow up into big boys with special friends.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mom's 32 birthday

We celebrated my birthday with a family lunch at Nantucket. The kids were on their best behavior and we had a great time.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

SK is 21 months

Sarah Kate's personality is really developing. At 21 months she is becoming more vocal, learning new words and definitely wants everything her way.

SK will repeat words or phrases that she hears. We watch Dora the Explorer every night before bed and swiper always says, "Oh Man", which SK repeats every time. She also is saying: thank you, sorry, I turn (my turn), MINE, mommy, dada, NO, yes and more more.

She is spunky and full of energy, loves snuggling and playing with us. She is doing so well at school and loves being outside. She still loves to eat and is not picky about food at all. SK always wants to play with her brother even though he isn't a fan of that yet.

Friday, October 11, 2013

My Heart Just Melted

A few minutes ago, G started calling my name.  I decided to check on him and make sure he wasn't having a bad dream since he had been in bed for over an hour. When I entered his room, he let out a sweet smile and said, "Mommy."

I laid down in bed with him and closed my eyes, hoping to model "sleep" for him. Suddenly, I felt something gently touch my face. I opened my eyes to see him staring at me, smiling, with his hand softly on my cheek. The look on his face was pure love.

I didn't want the moment to ever end.

I know there will come a day when he realizes how imperfect and annoying I am ... but tonight, I'm storing that moment somewhere deep in my heart.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sweet Voices

G and SK grow up so fast. I love their sweet, innocent voices and love capturing quick moments in our daily life.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


The kids love doing art projects. The messier the better. Their favorite art tools are markers and paint. Below are a few examples of their masterpieces.