Sunday, August 16, 2015

Jude Starts Preschool!

Cue the waterworks...Jude starts preschool this week.  Thankfully, he is at mommy's school, so he is near We are so proud of this boy + excited for him as joins a world of learning, friendships, + fun.

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.