Showing posts from July, 2017

Our 6th Anniversary

Here we are.

We watched our wedding video with the kids yesterday, and it felt like we were just there, kid-less and affectionate and full of such joy and excitement.  Six years, four pregnancies, and three kids later, we still drive each other crazy (not in the good way most days, unfortunately), but there's a lot of love there holding us together, too.
Happy anniversary, Babe ❤️ This day 6 years ago will always be one of the happiest days of my life. 

Our Daily Routine

I told a sweet friend recently that I'd like to eventually write about our daily routine for me to look back on.  That day appears to be today since I had nothing else of value to write about.
I'm sure it won't be super exciting for anyone to read, but here goes! (This is our routine every day; although Sunday is just a little different in the mornings due to church).      
We do basically the same thing every day.  I once read that kids thrive on consistency and routine (which I witnessed in my 8 years of teaching many different grade levels), so I knew I wanted to give my own kids as much consistency and structure as I could.  My kids know what our days entail, and they can tell you "what comes next," haha. There's security in knowing what to expect, and our days don't hold a lot of surprises.  But when a surprise happens, it's an exciting day, for sure!
Oliver typically wakes around 7:00, so I get him up and nurse him.  He and I spend quiet …

Oliver Flynn - 7 Months Old

Oliver is still the dream baby.

Our whole family kind of adores him. 💙
He has zero teeth, and other than a whole lot of gnawing/sucking on his hands, he shows no signs of anything happening in there.  He stills requires assistance to sit, but he's getting there.  He has no desire to roll over. None. He's the laziest, most easy-going baby and will lie on the blanket and bat at his toys above him or chew on ones in his hands. 😂 He loves to be up and held, and he naps when he's in the wrap for any length of time, which works out great for church since one of his naps happen right around that time.  Speaking of sleep, he still naps so well, and he is a great sleeper at night.  He nurses 5 or 6 times a day (sometimes in odd positions because he's quirky like that) and is a chunky monkey 😊 His squeals, shrieks, and belly laughs are beyond delightful.  He's just such a bright spot in our lives. We continue to be so very thankful for him.