Saturday, August 8, 2015

8 Years Down + A Lifetime To Go

Did you know pottery is the gift to be giving your spouse on your wedding anniversary?  Well, I certainly wasn't "in the know"; however, Matthew, being as clever as he is, decided to follow the tradition for our anniversary.  He set up a date where would actually take a pottery class + make our own.  This was one of the most memorable date nights we have ever had.  The learning something new together + getting totally out of our comfort zone was a great combination for a lot of laughs + fun.  Then, we proceeded to have a fabulous dinner + then went off to downtown Cincy to see Lumonicity.  Guyssss, you have to see this next year.  It was the neatest projection/musical show I have seen (well, next to Disney).  If this anniversary date is any indication of the year ahead, I'd say we are in for another amazing adventure.  Love you, Matthew Wayne. <3

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ezra Is 9 Months Old!

Dear E,
You turned 9 months old last week + I still am in wonder just as I was on Oct. 25, 2014 at how I have been blessed with another precious boy.  You are joy defined.  I think out of all of the stages of the first year of life, this is my favorite.  I love how you giggle when you are kissed under your chin or on your belly.  I love the huge, bashful grin you get when I try to get you to say "momma".  I love how you say "da da da" along with a lot of other undistinguishable gibberish {you may just be a big talker when you get it all figured out}.  I love the adoring look you give your big brother every time you see him in the morning or after a nap.  I love your chunky little body that refuses to crawl, but will wonder all over the house in a walker.  I love how you get so excited to play at bathtime + are so upset when you have to get out.  I love the complete frustration you get when you are hungry + don't get your bottle right away {did someone say "temper"?!}.  I love how when I go to retrieve you from your crib, you kick your legs with excitement + when I pick you up, you grab my face + nestle into my neck.  I love how content you are to sit on the floor + play with your toys + the fascination that comes when getting a new gadget to play with.  I love that you like trying new foods even without teeth yet {yesterday's corn on the cob gnawing was a pretty humorous event to watch}.  I love that you are pretty content no matter where we go or what we do as long as you are fed + getting your rest.  To sum all of it up...I love you, my sweet Ezra!  I wish time could pause, but knowing that it won't I guess I will just keep finding more reasons to love you even more as you grow.

Friday, July 31, 2015

First Time to the Dentist

Today was a big day for a 3-year-old Jude.  He is going to be a pre-schooler in a few weeks + in order to do that he had to visit the dentist.  We were both thankful that the dentist basically just looked his teeth over briefly + gave him a good report on all 20 of his teeth.  If only every visit was that easy. Then, we decided to celebrate with a little pool time {baby pool, that is} outside.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Perfect Picnic

Jude had a request today:
-a blanket
-a lot of food
-sweet tea in a teapot
-his brother, Ezra, for company
All of this adding up to the best picnic!  Honestly, I could do this every summer day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cousins, Yes! Friends, A Definite Yes!

My parents had a family dinner tonight...a rarity, seeing that it hard to make work with all of our busy schedules.  It was so needed.  I haven't mentioned anything about their house fire here on the blog, but back at the beginning of June their house burnt down completely.  The whole event was pretty devastating to say the least; however, we are so grateful no one was home at the time of the fire + that the things lost for the most part can be replaced.  My parents were blessed to find a home to rent about two minutes away from their house.  This cookout was our first get-together at their rental.  We ate, relaxed, + chatted the night away.  Jude + Ezra played with Blayze, their cousin, + wow, they have the best of time together.  I don't think the noise ever stops + neither do they.  Ezra is observing all their ways + I think he thinks they are pretty cool {well, sometimes}.  I took some pics of the boys in the backyard, which is always an interesting venture.  Enjoy!