Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snoozing away

Apparently I like to take pics of Jenna sleeping. Zzzzzzzz

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pumpkin patch take 1

We only got to spend a few minutes at the pumpkin patch today. It began to rain, but before we left we got a few cute pictures.
We will return on another weekend for sure. They have hayrides, a petting zoo/farm animals, and you can feed the ducks. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Cruisin' Down WTP

She was silent, taking it all in...preparing her wish list I'm sure. I think we are the only kid house on the street that doesn't have one of these! 


Decisions decisions! Which pink shoe to buy?

Granddaddy and Carmel bought Jenna her first pair of Stride Rite sneakers. 

Here are a few pics from that day!

Beach Day

Seabrook island with Lane!
One last trip to the beach before summer ended. We had a great time. This beach was super private and nice. 

It's a whole new experience going to the beach with a toddler. I sure did get my exercise. Next time remind me to take backup! 

12 months

Jenna's birthday was August 21st! She enjoyed funfetti pancakes for breakfast and Lovie surprised her with balloons. One year, I can't believe it. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015


I just set my alarm clock. That makes me super sad. The summer was so much fun, I can't wait for it to be summer again. I probably should look at small things like be excited for Labor Day holiday not June.

Another friend's husband realized that she's almost been home for half of her August baby's life. So as I think about that, that's pretty cool maternity leave then summer about six months total. I am so glad to be a teacher. 

Here are some of the awesome things we did this summer. I kept a running list. This is the first summer ever I didn't get bored and I truly enjoyed it. 

Awesome stuff we've done
Tula'd to the pond
LLL meetings
Mt Pleasant pool play date
Ellie's bday party
Hunt club pool with daddy
Neighbors pool play date 
Water table at Lane's
Children's museum
Bagel nation
Storytimes at the library
Little gym with dad
Lake keowee with mmp
Beach daily at north litchfield
Rode in a golf cart
Hosted playgroup
Bike rides
Hadley over for dinner
Lunch at Emmy's
Mac's bday party
Mt p Water park
Traveled to Charlotte to see family

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


I held her for her morning nap today. The whole nap, it was lovely. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ladybugs Ladybugs!

Jenna and I went to Magnolia plantation today to do a ladybug release. We first started with the petting zoo. Then we got her ladybugs and went into the woods to release them. Oh and we had our first nursing in the woods too :)

Thankfully Jenna is slower than the ladybugs or they would've ended up in her mouth! Be sure to check out the videos because they're funnier than the still shots.

Most kids were in ladybug costumes, next year will be prepared! 

11 months

Watching Jenna is so much fun. She is doing some really cool stuff. Most things are hard to explain here or seem silly but it's so amazing to me. 

She will put food on her spoon. She can use a fork and get food to her mouth. After you show her anything twice she has it. Cars on a race track ramp or how to get off the bed, onto the bench, and  then the floor.  

She is super busy. Her facial expressions are pretty funny now too. We ride each morning on the bike, and on weekends her daddy runs along with us. Naps are pretty consistent, she always sleeps 2 hours after she wakes. Then naps again about 1 or 2 pm. Bedtime is still around 7 after its all said and done. But she still wakes momentarily and nurses during the night. She's up at 6am ready to play! 

Jenna tried many new foods this month. Peanut butter, peaches, and bacon just to name a few. Needless to say she loved it all. Baby led weaning is uber messy, but so cool to see her work it all out. She will spit things out she can't handle, like peach skin that I didn't cut off. 

I'm going to miss all this, I'm already thinking about leaving her to go to work. I don't want to. It doesn't matter that yes I have the best caregiver ever. I still don't want to leave her. I'm trying to live for each day and enjoy the moment. As I type this, I've just rocked her to sleep, so now it's time to kiss her little cheek and place her in the crib. I never knew I could love her so much.