around here.

We’ve had a good few weeks around here- its warming up, the pool is open, there were strawberries to be picked, and the grass needs to be mowed about every other day…

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It’s a good thing I have two handy helpers for that job.

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Working with daddy is more fun than riding with mommy. He actually really likes his new bike (and so do I! so much easier to push!), but I caught him with a funny face, I guess.

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We went to the pool one afternoon. We were having so much fun, I asked Brandon to just bring pizza up there for dinner. It was relaxing, Charlie was happy, and there weren’t any dishes to clean. LOVE IT!

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Naked baby alert.

Friday afternoon we went to pick strawberries. It was the cutest little place, they had goats the kids could pet and you rode out to the stawberry fields on a tractor so C was in heaven. Before I put him in bed on Friday night we talked about all of the things we did that day. Then just before I laid him down he said, “Mimi’s car, mommy tractor”. I’m not sure why I get assigned the tractor, but I’ll take it!
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You have to try at least one, right?

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That's a lot of berries.

Strawberry jam, strawberry smoothies, chocolate dipped strawberries… YUM!

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more donuts and sunshine.

It’s Friday!  And I’m off until Monday like a normal person!  Yesss.

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He woke up asking for donuts, and it’s impossible to say no to this face.  We even convinced Daddy to come.  I’m really loving this new tradition we have.

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It’s 84 degrees and sun-shiney.  My flowers are happy.

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He’s pretty happy too.

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Getting brave enough (and big enough) to try the slide by himself. I’m proud of him!

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Yup, licking the playground equipment. He thought it was such a funny game.  Boys are gross.

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And trying to kick the camera.  I was just trying to remember how five minutes before, I had been so proud of him for going down the slide by himself… boys.

just what we needed

Charlie and I had a donut date on Friday morning.

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I’d had a rough day at work the day, he woke up early and was cranky… it was was one of those days.

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Fortunately this put us both in a much better mood.

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The big trucks going by outside and a big cup of coffee helped too 🙂

{I’ll let you guess who liked each of those things}

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Then we went to the park where they were mowing the grass and I let him run wild.  So in the end it turned into a pretty nice day!

April insta-style

Toddler workout Too cool.
Two days of shorts and he already has two skinned knees #chicksdigscars Hoping for lots of spring mornings like this: flip flops and coffee on the front porch
Sweet boy wanted to share his half eaten, slobbery cookies with mama. He was pining for the playground, standing at the gate with this look on his face but everything was wet.  #poorbaby
First trip to the dentist!  Charlie's take: the air gun is awesome, having someone look at your teeth is not. Lunch with daddy. #bigboy
spent the evening in the ED, yuck.  But so so thankful he's just fine!  Blessed. Looks uncomfortable to me..
#treehugger Barnes & noble on this cold morning.  Books, coffee and trains- we're both happy.
Monkey Buddy, you have some growing to do..
#goodstudent #cousins
Maybe my fave picture from our weekend in SC.  Life with a toddler. It takes concentration to climb up the slide while holding your trucks.
I love a bath time hairdo.  And his face.

So I’ve been absent around here for a while.  Life has been busy!  April included our first trip to the dentist and our first trip to the emergency department (eep!  just glad everything is a-ok).  Fortunately April also included lots of sunshine, outdoor playtime, and an awesome trip to SC to visit Nana and cousins.  I’m hopeful that May will bring even more sunshine and (please!) fewer colds/allergies/constant runny noses.