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!
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” – Stephen King Though I’ve been trying to be ruthless in decluttering and minimizing our belongings in our home this spring, there… Continue reading Raising Booklovers… and a giveaway with Usborne!
Easter weekend turned out to be lovely in all sorts of ways. Even though it rained on Saturday morning and our neighborhood egg hunt became more of a mingle with the Easter bunny and friends at one of our neighbor’s houses (still complete with eggs, treats, and plenty of excited kids.), everyone still enjoyed themselves. On Saturday afternoon we… Continue reading Easter 2017
I’m happy to say that we’ve been out and about these past couple weekends and trying out a few new (to us) places. Now that it’s April and getting a little warmer, I don’t really think I can claim hibernation as my favorite pastime anymore. We recently went to the Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul for… Continue reading Out and About
Hello! It’s spring! (Or so I’m told. I’ll believe it when I see it/feel it/stop shivering/see the sun/etc.) We are only about six weeks away from welcoming baby no. 3 which means that I have been tired, scatterbrained, and not really blogging. (But I totally think about blogging all the time… that counts for something,… Continue reading March via iPhone