Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fourth of July Weekend

We had an absolutely fabulous Fourth of July weekend. Tom was off work Friday which helped to make the weekend feel extra long. We were also crazy busy until Sunday when we didn't do much besides hang out around the house and complete some tasks. Fourth of July was full with a parade, two bbqs and the pool. We finished with the baby in bed and us on the rooftop enjoying some drinks and trying to observe some fireworks from the comfort of our home. All and all a superb holiday. 
one tiny moment of calm amidst the busy weekend
my boy and I pre-parade 
Trace is wearing an adorable shirt his Aunt Ashley helped him make 

Trace traveled to the parade in his car...and it was a hit

sweet cousins
the family enjoying the parade 

Trace loved all the noises and things to see

Toward the end he got very sleepy 

our sleepy boy post parade
mama with some of her babies

so sleepy after an 11 hour day of festivities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Half a Year Gone so Fast

I can't believe we have already spent a half a year loving on and getting to know our sweet boy, Trace. He is the absolute best thing to ever happen to us. He makes us laugh each day and keeps us on our toes. We have said so many times that everything is more difficult but also more fun. We love having this little joy in our lives and everything he teaches us each day. Here are some of his highlights from the sixth month of life: 
* Loving sweet potatoes, avocados, butternut squash, applesauce and bananas. 
*On the move. We officially started an army crawl of sorts toward the end of the month. 
*Can sit up for long periods of time. 
*Went on his first overnight camping trip and slept like a champ in the tent. 
*Absolutely loves going to the pool and almost falls asleep on the lazy river. 
*Is struggling to nap over an hour, especially in the afternoon. 
*Loves to swing at the park behind our house. 
*Says "dadada"
*His favorite toy is his crawling horse which he chases everywhere

Buddy Wyatt on one of our playdates

Playdate at Claire and Molly's

Driving to our first camping trip

First time in the pool!
Sleepy from a long night of teething

Looking so much like his papa

Our first family hike
Trace fell asleep on our first family hike

Poor Aunt Kate broke both wrists so Trace sent her some love

Kids Concert at Piper Palm House

Loving the drums at the Kids Concert

Matching Cousin Lincoln

He often falls asleep in the swing

We are having such a great time with our little guy and we can't wait to see him grow more and more!