August insta-style

Three cement mixers and some other assorted trucks at the construction site down the street.  He could watch all day.  #littlesupervisor Nana time.  #latergram
His lips were a little blue but he was still loving it! First ice cream cone tonight!  #delight
Don't be jealous of my new coffee table.  Worth it bc he loves it.  #happybirthdaycharlie Serious face- the rain needed to stop.
Yum, icing!! I don't think he even tastes the cake! The upside of the rain- not much says happy like a two year old in a mud puddle.
One more from yesterday- boat ride with cousin Meredith. Happy Monday morning #donutdate with my favorite 2 year old.
Half dressed pirate. Bacon breakfast with my boys.  Feeling grateful for an unexpected Saturday off with them!
Grilled cheese and a big pot of tomato soup for dinner.  What's up August?  #imnotcomplaining Poor little man had a doctors appointment complete with shots and a finger prick this morning.  And this is all he has to say about it.  :)
Ready for the rain to go away... Just taking a Saturday morning stroll with Batman.
Too cool at the pool It's a got off work early, trader joes favorites in hand, waiting on the front porch for my boys kind of night.
It's been a while since I had homework.  There are multiple pages involving dropoff/pickup including a map.  #preschool Spent some time at preschool this morning- I think he's gonna love it.
First trip to Ihop!

I took a lot of pictures of food and us eating in August.  In my humble opinion, no one has ever looked as cute eating birthday cake, or sitting in front of a plate of pancakes and bacon though 🙂


July insta-style

Happy 4th of July!  #mylittlefirecracker Untitled
I poured him Cheerios.  He got out cookies and said "op-it!" (which i think means "open it please mommy"). #itsgonnabealongday Daddy better be ready when he gets home- it's on.  #PicFrame
He would stay in the car all day if you let him #weirdreflection #ikindofloveit Pool and books... That's my favorite kind of afternoon too.
Good day for the playground Untitled
Untitled He looks like a granny behind the wheel... #rhonnadesigns_app
From date night last night... Goofball. Oh the paci... If daddy has his way it will be gone this weekend.
Not a John Deere boy- he likes the "orangey tractor" There's a baby crying at the pool- C says "baby's tired". Probably true, he's going to be a good big brother!
Untitled Playing with camera angles while we hang out in the car...
Why yes, i did spend an entire naptime playing with train table configurations.  #toomuchgeometry #itsgonnabeagoodbirthday upload
Love him for lots of reasons- one of them is because he knew there was only one way to respond to my text this morning. And then Charlie borrowed my phone. Chalkboard drawing in our pajamas... That's where I want to be this morning, instead of off to work.  #latergram

Thought I should post July pics before we get too much further into Sept 🙂  July was good to us- some red, white and blue(berries), a new haircut, lots of pool time and time behind the wheel for a certain underage driver.  The only bad part is that now any time we get in the car to go anywhere, he whines about driving.  It’s like having a teenager!  He also won’t ride in regular shopping carts anymore, they have to be the car-looking ones.  So if a representative from Target is reading this (and I’m sure they are), I’m going to need you to get on that and put a steering wheel on some carts already.

family time

At the beginning of August Brandon’s family came up for a visit. We had been trying to get a beach trip together and it just didn’t work out, so instead Michelle used part of her vacation to spend time in Burlington- just where everyone wants to vacation, right?? It was really sweet of them. We had smores, went to the pond and the pool, and my husband proved himself to be a bit of a pyro. Most importantly, these cousins who don’t get to see each other nearly enough got to spend some time together!

Exhibit A of fire-obsessed Brandon.

A sleepy boy got some cousin cuddles


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(Of a dozen shots, this was the best. Oh well!)

Apparently my child was the one who was messing things up, because this is cute.

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He’s all “Woah!” So funny.


It took for-everr and a little uncle-niece teamwork to get this fire started for marshmallows. But it was worth it, they were so good! We had a great time with Aunt Michelle, Nana and cousins… and now we need to pay them a visit!