Happy 4th of July weekend! We spent last Friday and Saturday up at my in-laws cabin. This was our first visit up there since last summer and we squeezed a whole lot into our 24 hour visit. Even though the weather was on the chilly side for July, none of the kids or their cousins hesitated about… Continue reading Return to the cabin!
Yowza! Yesterday I got to watch my beastly husband run the MN Spartan Sprint down in Welch Village. My sib-in-laws were total rock stars and watched our kids for us while I accompanied Joe to his race in the morning. We met up with them later and Cece and her cousin Michaela even ran the kid race together! I… Continue reading MN Spartan Sprint ’17
Ares turned one-month old this week! It’s been a whole lot of eat, sleep, grow, repeat. He loves being held but doesn’t love being naked or his carseat (or shopping ) very much. He’s filling out and getting longer and I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t cram him into NB size clothes or diapers after this week… Continue reading Ares at One Month
“And if this world runs out of lovers, we’ll still have each other.” We got married seven years ago today! Somehow, it seems like just yesterday and also forever ago at the same time. I’m still in love with our wedding photos. We were such babies (without any babies of our own yet!). In honor… Continue reading Seven Years!
Last weekend we cleaned up ourselves and our house (kind of) and had some family and newborn photos taken! Since Ares arrived, I only had one photo of him, Joe, and myself (which was of me on the operating table) and none of all five of us. This time, I am extremely aware of how quickly… Continue reading Family and Newborn Photos
Hi! Coming to you now from almost the end of May/the beginning of summer! I swear, these are the last baby bump photos I’ll be posting of myself. But first, I just wanted to document the last three life changing-weeks. The above photo was taken the day before Ares was born as I was trying to figure out what… Continue reading May ’17 via iPhone
One week and two days ago we finally got to meet our newest tiny human! And after much name deliberation, I’m so happy to officially introduce Ares James Alexander Gaetz. He was born on Friday, May 5 at 10:39 pm weighing 7lbs 14 oz (our biggest baby by one ounce!) and measuring 19.5 inches. With this… Continue reading Welcome, Ares!
Over the weekend, Cece turned SIX! We celebrated by hosting two parties on Saturday (school friends first at the park and then cousins and family over to our house after). The weather was windy and chilly, but that’s the risk you take throwing an outdoor party in April! Fortunately, all of the kids stayed in very good spirits.… Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday, Cece!
Greetings from the final weeks (possibly days!) of pregnancy! I’ve reached 38 weeks and a huge part of me (mostly the front part) is ready to see my toes again, get out of a parked car without getting stuck, be able to wear more than just my pajama bottoms, and eat the #5 from Jimmy… Continue reading SO. CLOSE. TO. THE. END.
You may have heard that someone is turning six very soon! We’re onto all sorts of big kids things including finally getting the hang of riding a bike with no training wheels. We’ve dabbled in taking them off before (but then have always put them back on). Over the weekend, however, our neighbors passed down… Continue reading A Two-Wheelin’ Sensation!