We are so lucky to live so close to Lyman’s Orchard! Every summer and fall we are able to visit at least once a week to pick our own fruit for the week! This time of year they have the most delicious blueberries, raspberries and of course peaches! The kids love running up and down the orachard fields and I love watching them exert all that energy! He kids were extra excited as was I that daddy was able to join us on his lunch break! (Major perk to having him work from home two days a week)
This past weekend we celebrated Grey turning three & Mads almost turning seven! The weather ended up clearing up & the sun even came out! We were surrounded by our family and close friends! We loved having all the kids splash around memes pool & the kids loved taking a wack at the dino piñata pops graciously held for us 🙈 all in all it was an awesome party & a great way to celebrate our little with everyone!
thank you to all our friends & family for coming and making their day extra awesome 💗
What a day! We arrived before the park opened & Somehow we managed juggling these four, sunscreen, life vest, change of clothes, stroller flipping over… two many times to count! Endless bathroom runs & not enough times around the lazy river to reward ourselves! So much fun!
I think one of my favorite things about being s mom is making my own traditions with my kids! Since I was little people always told me I made birthdays a BIG deal! When I first met my husband he called me the birthday bandit, I think it’s because we had only been dating a week or two and his mom & I pulled off a huge surprise party for him! Anyway, my point being that I like making birthdays an all day event! The first tradition is the number balloon to match the age they’re turning! As well as a few balloons blown up in their current favorite color! They LOVE waking up to a room filled with balloons & my husband loves blowing them up 🙈 so it is a win win! (Ha ha sorry babes)
Another little tradition I started was pancakes with candles for breakfast! Even my hubs looks forward to this!
To say Grey loved his shirt is an understatement! Carters had a few really adorable dinosaur tshirts, so we grabbed two and these comfy yet stylish shorts! His silly personality seriously is the best! His stubbornness on the other hand!!!
The dinosaur place exceeded our expectations! Grey couldn’t contain his excitement & enthusiasm during our trail with all the dinosaurs. the park had an awesome playground & a fun bounce house as well! However the splash pad was 👌🏻 seriously best one we’ve been too!!
we ended our visit with ice cream because who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot summer day!!The kids feel asleep on the way home, and grey even transferred over to his bed! Which allowed me time to make his birthday cake! He requested a chocolate and dirt cake with dinosaurs, LOTS & LOTS of dinosaurs! So I did my best & think he liked it!
Grey,You truly completed our family three years ago! You are such a fearless little boy who looks at the world as his own adventure! As much as this characteristic scares me now, I hope you continue to explore this his world in a positive way! Snuggle always, I can not explain our bond in words, but the way we snuggle, the way you always rub my chin with your little hand. Or how you rub my hand with your thumb when we hold hands, seriously I have always done that to you and mads, and having you do it back to me, my wild little boy, seriously melts me. Love you!
Give me all the sticky kisses & sunscreen covered snuggles. I need more days of absolutely nothing but just back yard hangs! We ate lunch & dinner out today which is a cleaning dream!These are the days I’m so thankful to just be home and present in the every moment. Feeling recharged & ready for the second part of our week!
I love being able to capture special milestones for family’s!! This family had not one but two exciting milestones to document during our family session last weekend! We met at Wesleyan University in between all the rain! I loved how they brought the original wedding picture! Absolutely, beautiful family inside and out! They truly love each other & were so excited to all be together!
One of our absolute favorite places to visit is Lyman’s Orchard. We love that it is under ten minutes from our house & they always have a pick your own fruit in season! Today we picked some strawberries and they were seriously so delicious. daddy was able to sneak away for lunch so we made it a family affair . We have SO many strawberries, any favorite recipes we should try?!
it seriously amazes me how perfectly God planned it all, how somehow I met this boy from Belize & feel in love almost 9 years ago, and now we walk the same streets I did as a kid with our own two littles💕so incredibly thankful for our perfectly imperfect life. we had a busy day with work, chores & errands. so ending the night with a yummy bite to eat down the street on main was just what we needed!!
When it decides to rain on the last day of school!! You call up the grandparents & go bowling!!! Oh & extra score for our future second grader because they had indoor mini golf too!! Which just happens to be her specialty 😜
The past few days it has been in the mid to upper 80s! I swear Mother Nature has been all over the place the last few weeks, but finally we had some warmer temps!!! Perfect excuse for an early dismissal & a dip in memes pool!
Pepere lou is up visiting from Florida which means my kids will have similar pool memories with him just like I did as a kid in the summer!! How lucky are we!! Oh & of course a little certain someone decided to end the eventful day streaking like it was his job 🙈 this little boy of mine!