4th of July.

I realize that it's October and here I am posting about the 4th of July? (Am I really??) Oh yes, I am ;)

We did nothing fancy that day but it was such a memorable day because 1) I had a mini photo-shoot with my little guy by that cool flag wall I've been driving by for a year now and always think "this would be great on the 4th..." You mean you don't think of silly things like that and plan ahead a year in advance?

And 2) Jace saw his very first movie, Rio in the movie theater that day! His Grams, Poppy, and daddy were all there too. He did pretty well sitting through most of the movie until the screen suddenly cut out and went blank...ah well what do you expect from the 3 dollar theater haha. Jace was so confused and blurted out, "UH OH....it broke!" After our 15 min unexpected intermission he was much less inclined to sit in our laps and be bribed with fruit snacks but the movie itself was pretty engaging for a two year old with all the singing and colorful birds. Jace loved it! We all went out to dinner, meeting up with my sister and her boyfriend and then headed our separate ways because if you don't know my adorable parents have a strict bedtime at 9:30 PM. They are cute.

We ventured on over to the park in our neighborhood to watch the fireworks and I proceeded to take blurry crappy quality iphone photos, but hey I love them so and the adorable boys in them.


On June 21st we had ourselves a mickey mouse birthday party for our 2 year old Jacebear and it was a-w-e-s-o-m-e!

Family and friends came out on this beautiful (hot) sunny day and can I just say how beautiful it is to see your favorite people in one gathering celebrating your little child and seeing the relationships your child makes with their children? My mom's side of the family is HUGE and they will always take any chance for family gatherings and I kinda, sorta, A LOT love them for that. I want to shower and surround my son with the love and support from all these special people because well, I'm a mom and I just can't help but want to give my baby some extra lovin' on his birthday!

We did our best to keep things budget wise so insert d.i.y.'s!!!! Thanks to this lovely lady's blog Karas Party Ideas I was able to make all the fun ideas I had in my head come to life in a very affordable way because I already had more than half of the supplies. Her blog has so many wonderful ideas for themed parties and I'm so thankful for her helpful tutorials!

Jace had a blast and all he could talk about was his birthday party the week before and a week after. Running around and playing with all his buddies, hitting a pinata for the first time, eating mickey pops, and just in general having a very fun filled day.

Thanks to everyone who helped us make this party happen for our birthday boy! From cooking to baking and holding the fort down early in the morning so we wouldn't have to pay for registration (ahem, thanks dad!) and the hubs for helping me run all my silly errands to the dollar store and to everyone who came....thank you, we love you and Jace felt all the love. 

And to my two year old boy, mama and daddy love you so soo sooo much and are so thankful for the beautiful human being you are, full of so much life and love xoxo.


father's day // gram's birthday.

This little blog here of mine is the space where I like to record and share all the little things that make life pretty special. Since my babyboy, Jace, this space has become a little "scrapbook" if you will, of our life as a family of three. And yes I'm well aware that my posts tend to fall back a few months from when I'm actually posting, but that's life! I do make sure however to post them in a timeline order so that they make sense when I'm looking back on it in the years to come. So if you see a post here about the 4th of July in September...well you get the point ;)

Back in June we went to my Grandpa Bob's home to celebrate Father's Day and Jace made the sweetest little hand print for his dad. I think it's pretty awesome!

A week later we celebrated my mom's birthday! We all had a nice dinner out and then Grams took Jace for a ride on the choo-choooo! They were so cute riding in that little train. Leave it to my mom to do something fun for Jace on her birthday. But I'm pretty sure she loved it too ;)


jace turns 2!

Jace's birthday was June 6th and we celebrated him turning 
TWO by doing a few of his favorite things throughout the day! 

That night I blew up and hung some balloons along his doorway 
for a fun little morning birthday surprise!
 He loved it!! And they stayed up for about a month....haha
Then we made some mickey mouse pancakes for breakfast, got ready, 
then headed out to meet some friends at the park
 for some morning play.
After our fun playdate we headed back home for lunch and naptime.

Then daddy came come and we went for a swim!
Grams came by for a visit to see the birthday boy!
His new pal, GUMBY.
We sang our little man "happy birthday"

And he enjoyed himself some raspberry sorbet!
We sent out invites for his Mickey Mouse birthday party which
was a blast and will be sharing some photos very soon.