Wednesday, June 27, 2012

wedding weekend / girls nite out

This past weekend we packed up and headed to our 2nd home of Greenville, North Carolina to celebrate the wedding of my sweet older sister, Becky, and her fiance, Tommy. I left Thursday morning before John and Landon to help with some pre-wedding prep, and to have a girls night with the bridal party! All of the bridesmaids live in different cities, and five live out of state, so it was really hard to have any sort of bachelorette party or girls weekend for Becky prior to this weekend. We had a Fajita and Margarita theme at her apartment before heading downtown to one of our old college spots, 519.


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 It was such a fun weekend, and beyond celebrating my sister- it was great to have a “momma’s nite out,” which I haven’t had since the little guy came along!

Stay tuned for part 2!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Landon/Six Months

Well little man, you are officially six months old. I might cry all day today, so bare with me. Each month has amazed me how quickly they have passed but this six month mark, it makes my heart ache. Is your first year already half over? I feel like we just brought you home last month. You are so fun, and such a happy boy- and I just want to keep you like this forever; sweet, innocent, and happy.

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At six months old you weigh right at 16 pounds. We don’t take you to the doctor this month but we did our own little measurement at home.

You wear 6 month onesies, and this week I have washed and folded the 9 month onesies for you to have a little grow room, you can wear both sizes right now. You are almost wearing your 3-6mo shorts in most brands, and size 3 diapers as of this week.

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You are rolling like it is nobody’s business. I put you on your playmat, turn around for two seconds, and you are two feet off the mat. You think it is hysterical and are so proud of yourself.

We successfully weaned you from your swaddle- yay!

You sleep from 8:30-5, eat, and go back to sleep until 7:30 or 8.

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You are eating 6-7 oz every 4 hours.

You tried solids…kind of. You wouldn’t open your mouth, so does that really count as trying? We’ll keep working on it.

We celebrated Fathers Day, a wedding, and a bridal shower.

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We traveled to Charleston, SC.

Your favorite things are Sophie the giraffe, playing with your teething rings, and going on stroller rides.

We each spent our first night away from you…Daddy went fishing for a weekend while I kept you, and I went to Greenville for Aunt Becky’s bridal portraits while you stayed with daddy. We didn’t realize how hard it would be to stay away from you!

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You are grabbing at everything, VERY interested in your environment!

And story of our life…Still no teeth, seriously? I really thought we’d have one by now. You are the drooliest baby ever!

 

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We love you so much sweet boy and are so thankful for the blessing that you are in our lives. These first six months have been so precious and wonderful!

Love,

Mommy and Daddy

Friday, June 15, 2012

just keep swimming!

One of my favorite things growing up was going to the pool. My mom and dad joined a pool when I was really young, and each summer we practically lived at the pool. Each day we’d wake up, pack our snacks and towels and head to the pool to spend the entire day hanging out with friends and swimming. I always thought it was the best thing, and have always been a pretty strong swimmer. I used to think we went to the pool so my sister and I would have fun- but now I realize just how exhausting a day at the pool can be. I have since figured out that summer pool memberships are soley ways to wear your youngins out so they sleep well and behave! Just kidding…kind of.

 

In high school I was a lifeguard and also got to teach swim lessons to kids, so it has always been important to me that my kids feel comfortable around the water and become strong swimmers. Obviously Landon won’t be joining the swim team this summer…but we are still enjoying introducing him to the water and taking him to the pool on a hot day.

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He enjoyed it and hopefully by the end of the summer he’ll be splish-splashing around like its nobody’s business! And it worked…he passed out in the car on the way home without a making a peep, and slept soundly through the night. We might be on to something!

 

Happy Summer!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Celebrating the future Mrs. Wade

I really cannot believe that my older sister’s wedding is next weekend. It always seems like you have forever to plan a wedding, and then all of the sudden it’s here. This week will be busy full of a couple days of work, and then heading to Greenville, NC to help her get things together for the big day.

A couple weeks ago I had the great honor of throwing her a bridal shower at my parents house in Mooresville. It was a gorgeous day, and I was able to snap a few pictures before all the guests began arriving.

 

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I used fresh hydrangeas from my mom’s garden and placed them in mason jars for centerpieces, along with a couple lanterns I had in my home. Nothing says southern summer wedding like a jar of hydrangeas!

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The cake was made my a good friend of ours who made my wedding cake as well as my baby shower cake. She made Becky’s cake to mimic her wedding invitation…it turned out gorgeous.

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A couple shots of the bride to be, one with me and one with the groom! Love her…she is my best friend and best older sister a girl could have. I am so excited for her big day!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

a few from Charleston

A week or so ago I posted about our weekend adventure to Charleston, SC for John’s cousin’s wedding.  We left Thursday evening around 8pm when I got off work, and arrived around 1am. By Friday morning we were ready to explore the city and take it all in. This was John’s first time to Charleston, and my first time back since high school, so we were both excited to see everything.

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Wandering Battery Park

 

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My buddy…he was such a great stroller rider!

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Lunch at Fleet Landing

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Rainbow Row

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Family pictures on Folly Beach

 

It was an amazing two day trip- we were so sad to leave, but will definitely be planning our return trip soon!

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