Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Levi and I are settling into a nice routine while I am on Summer Break. He wakes up around 9am, we have breakfast, he giggles through his waffles, and then we play, play, play until nap-time  Its hard keeping a toddler busy-but easier with this gorgeous weather. I try to get Levi outside in the sun as much as possible for some Vitamin D. It does the body so much good. As well as being barefoot-I'll post about the benefits of that later on- :)

Today, I took Levi to the park. Usually we avoid the slides, jungle gym, etc because he's not too sturdy on his feet yet, so we veer towards the swings. Well today I decided to let him explore on his own and gauge how well he maneuvered around. I was shocked. I literally had tears welling in my eyes. Its crazy how a change in surroundings can motivate a little boy. He was walking all over, only taking breaks when he came to some stairs, in which he climbed like a pro! When he tripped and fell, he looked at me, smiled and I helped him up-then off he went! He is so much more controlled on his feet than a few weeks ago. He was so confident, and walked to what interested him the most. Mostly he followed the big kids and just kept laughing at them jumping and hollering to their friends. Levi is almost 20 months old and it is about time he starts getting sturdy on his feet. But its also so bittersweet-there is no turning back. He is going to soar from here, and there is nothing I can do to keep him planted right next to me. I have loved watching him learn and grow from being wobbly holding onto the couch around 13 months, to taking off and walking with a huge smile on his face at 20 months. He has a little way to go but i am beyond proud of him and will keep on encouraging him as much as I can!

This little boy makes me melt, laugh, cry, and best of all-feel like I'm doing a good job as his mama.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Little weekend of mine...

Let me just start by saying my days are so screwed up lately with not being in school, and Josh working every weekend practically. I had to keep reminding myself it was Sunday today.

Friday, Josh and I slept in with our little babes. He had a high fever Thursday night, and was very cuddly-I soaked up all the attention considering he hasn't slept on me since he was probably 8 months old. He woke up Friday morning in such a chipper mood. We decided to go get breakfast and drive on the back roads. This is pretty normal for us- Its our thing. Before Levi came into our lives we always did breakfast and back roads with some good ole country music playing.

Then we went to my parent's house with Holly and Mason and my cheery baby turned into a miserable, sick, teething baby. He  never cries. I'm not saying this to brag or be annoying to those mamas who have vocal babies, but Levi has never been a crier. So automatically when he cried every time I put him down, or someone walked in the room, or when I offered him food, I knew my little man was miserable. The only thing that calmed his little gums was a good car ride. 

Saturday evening we cooked out with some good family & friends. Another one of our things. I'll let some pictures do the talking there. And Levi was being such a ham, so I had to snap away.




Everyone should play Card of Humanity. Its highly inappropriate and foul. But, you cannot be offended. If you play with a little bit of alcohol, you basically laugh hysterically.  Pretty much like apples to apples for adults. :)

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Its already Monday tomorrow. I have lots of crafts, DIY, tearing down wallpaper, working on a little something I have up my sleeve, and playing with my baby to do this week!