A wide shot of the cake table including the banners and garlands above and the gold star balloons on either end

My thoughts about planning “second kid” birthdays Planning birthday parties for your second child can be challenging. I sat trying to think of what theme we should use for Finn’s first and was at a loss. I’d already done robots, dinosaurs, and monsters for Miles’ parties and Finn was too young to really have any preferences. So what did I do? I went to Pinterest. There I found a cute cake that inspired me to do gold stars. It wasn’t much of a theme but I…Continue Reading “Finn’s First Birthday Party”

Baby Bump Progress Picture - 21 Weeks

I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are passing! I haven’t even managed to get my 20 week update finished so I can post it and here I am writing about 21 weeks! Not much is new in the preggo department. I’ve been busy making preparations for Christmas and doing what I can to have it all together when the day is upon us. After the disaster that was the previous puke-filled week, this week has been glorious!  The symptoms I’m having are mild and manageable,…Continue Reading “Baby Bump Day | 21 Weeks”

Baby Bump progress picture - Week 20

This is an exciting one! The half way mark,when we get to find out what we’re having and I get to see my little squirmy wriggling around on the screen. That was definitely my favorite part of the sonogram. Well it’s been announced on Facebook, so that basically means the world knows, but I should repeat for the sake of this blog… It’s a boy! I really just didn’t know what to expect when we went in there to find out. There were similarities to…Continue Reading “Baby Bump Day | 20 Weeks”

Miles is two

Today is my little man’s 2nd birthday. Pretty sure he just turned one yesterday, so I’m not sure how that happened… I am constantly amazed by all the great things I’m learning about Miles every day. He has the goofiest humor, an inquisitive mind and the cutest imagination. Lately he has seriously grown up so much, in just a moment. Here are some of the things that make the time with Miles sweet and memorable to me lately. He loves music and loves to sing. When I…Continue Reading “Mister Miles | Two Years Old”

Mister Miles | 12 Months

That’s right! We’ve reached the one-year mark! I can NOT believe it’s been a whole year since I wrote about that day I met my little boy.  We celebrated his first birthday early (on the 15th) with friends and family and you can read about that soon and see some photos of all the crazy stuff I spent hours DIY-ing for it. Haha. This month it’s like he knew there was a big day coming up and he was determined to be all grown up by the time…Continue Reading “Mister Miles – 12 Months”

My munchin’s mobility has slowed me down even more than the usual. For this reason, I never wrote anything for the 11 month update so I’ll share some pictures and the summaries are probably going to be pretty short. :P Growth Nothing new to report. Holding steady, probably Development Strength & Mobility He has evolved to some odd version of neanderthal crawling. He has found that his knees just slow him down, so he’ll zip around on all fours with his booty in the air….Continue Reading “Mister Miles – 11 Months”

Miles | 10 months - Sporting his new outfit picked out by Bethany and the hand-made coral bowtie I diy for this session - My favorite shot

  I’m actually beginning to write this early! What a miracle! This month has been ripe for development and exploding with personality. Miles is pulling up on everything, attempting to climb over every toy, box, lap or other obstacle in his path. Usually a path that seems to have been chosen specifically for it’s complexity and ability to present him with a challenge. There is no doubt he inherited that trait from his daddy. Miles now shakes his head back and forth. He seems to…Continue Reading “Mister Miles – 10 Months”

      This phase of baby-hood is amazing. It has been a ton of fun! His personality is expanding by leaps and bounds and he is curious about everything! He tries new things every day and each day finds him amused or perplexed by something new. Every trick he perfects and skill he grasps has me proud and smiling. For once I’m actually writing this on his 9-month-old day. That means instead of trying to remember where we were at a couple weeks ago (because babies…Continue Reading “Mister Miles – 9 Months”

  Here we are at 8 months and I love my big baby boy more and more every day! We have so much fun with him and it’s incredible to see his personality emerging as he grows up and he has become a hunk of curiosity and wonderment. Watching him learn and express himself gives me so much joy! This month can be characterized by lots of playtime and wrestling, afternoon walks enjoying the springtime weather (that finally arrived), trying new foods, making so many…Continue Reading “Mister Miles – 8 Months”

I cant’ believe I just wrote “7 months!” This has been a fun “big-baby” month. After a week of nightmarish teething for all involved, Miles cut his first little baby tooth! The bottom right side of his gums are now razor sharp and don’t my nipples know it! *warning: overshare. Owww! We had about a week of the happiest baby on the planet, then a few more days of fussiness as he cut his second bottom tooth. I still think he’s working on some more…Continue Reading “Mister Miles | 7 Months”