Snow Day

Saturday, November 17, 2018

We had our first snow day of the year. Dane still had to go to work, but the boys and I hung out at home all day. We only got out of our pajamas long enough to bundle up for some snowy fun. 

Rowan wanted to go outside the second he woke up, and he was so excited when we finally made our way outside. His papa taught him how to make snow balls, so he spent most of his time doing that. He may have even tried throwing one or two at his brother.

I hope this season brings a lot more days like this.

Happy Halloween

Monday, October 29, 2018

Our little monsters sure have been enjoying all of the Halloween festivities. Until last week I wasn't sure what the boys were going to dress up as. Then Rowan watched Monsters University and Monsters Inc., and he decided that he wanted to be Sully...easy enough.

I love the look of handmade costumes, but I also wanted to keep it really simple. I love the way these costumes turned out, and more importantly, I am glad that the boys were excited about them.

I know that they won't want to dress up in matching costumes forever, but you better believe that I am going to enjoy it while it fact, I may already have an idea for next year. ;)

Proud of You Two

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Raising boys is such a fun job. I love imagining all of the adventures they are going to have together, watching them explore and learn together, and teaching them to love one another...even when Crew keeps knocking down the block castle! 

Watching Rowan become a big brother has been the sweetest. He is so in love with his baby brother. I love the bond that they share, and their need to be with each other constantly. One of our favorite things to do is snuggle up in bed with a big pile of books. Rowan loves "reading" us stories, and Crew gets so excited when Rowan finds something funny. 

I recently stumbled upon Hooray Heroes on Instagram, and I knew I had to make the boys a book! Hooray Heroes makes customized books for your little ones, and they are the cutest! The adventure books are my absolute favorite.

Personalized books are so entertaining. Rowan's favorite thing is flipping through the pages and telling Crew all about what is happening in the picture. He also enjoys searching the pages for his name. I can't wait to add some other Hooray Heroes books to our collection!

Rowan and Crew,
you are the sweetest brothers here ever were. Your daddy and mommy love you so much, and we are so proud of you and all the love you share. We wish you many adventures, pillow forts, and late nights of laughter. Always remember how much you love each other!
G R O U P    S Q U E E Z E

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Monday, September 24, 2018

It is officially fall, and I could not be any more excited. I love all of the festive fun that this season has to offer, and I can't wait watch the boys partake in all of the spooky pumpkin, crunchy leaf fun together. In all honesty, I have been in full fall mode since September started. However, Dane insisted that pumpkins and Hocus Pocus were for later in the month. So, I have resisted going too crazy...until now. ;) I put together a little list of all of the activities that I want to check off during the fall months. 

What are your favorite traditions for the season? 

Brother Bookshelf

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We recently got some new books for the boys that I have to share with you! 

The Wonderful Things You Will Be: Crew got this book for Easter, and it is adorable...and it only makes me cry a little bit. The illustrations are beautiful, which I always love!

Here We Are: This was in Rowan's Easter basket. He loves it. There is a page with a bunch of different animals, and naming allllllll of them is his favorite. 

The Day the Crayons Quit: We just got this one, and Rowan thinks it is hilarious!

The Adventures of Crew and Rowan: Be still my heart! I am obsessed with this book, and I am planning on doing an entire post all about it! Check out Hooray Heroes to make your own, and get 15% off with code LOVEFIRST15.

You're Here for a Reason: Crew got this for his birthday, and it is the sweetest! He loves flipping through a good board book. 

Changing up this bookshelf is one of my favorite things to do! It is almost time to switch it up for Halloween, and I can't wait. What are your favorite books for kiddos?

Donut Grow Up

Monday, September 17, 2018

Over the weekend, we celebrated our littlest man turning ONE! I have no idea where the last year has gone. I am equal parts sad that he is growing up so fast, and excited to see all the fun things he will do and learn. 

I honestly wasn't sure that this party was going to happen, after a scary weekend regarding my brother's health. I am so thankful for every sweet friend who reached out to see if they could help. It would not have been possible without family and friends. They shopped and food prepped and decorated and I was able to be right where I was needed. Thank you for all of the prayers for Layton. The outpouring of love and support has been felt and deeply appreciated.

Fall Favorites

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

H A P P Y   F A L L

Okay, I realize that it isn't exactly fall yet, but as soon as August is over I am in full fall mode.

I am ready to fill my house with pumpkins, and plaid, and all the fall things. Who is with me? Here are a few of the things I am loving for the season!

Fall is seriously my favorite season! Maybe it is because my birthday falls on the first official day of autumn, or the fact that the weather is THE BEST, or all the fun things we have to do, or a combination of it all. Whatever the reason, I am always happy when fall rolls around. 

I wish that our house was finished so I could go pumpkin crazy right.this.very.second...maybe that is why Dane keeps putting it off. ;)