My Emotional Mini-Me

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The thing about being a parent is you suddenly have this person-sized mirror in which to see yourself through and often times you see traits in them that remind you of yourself, both the good and not-so-good ones. The Wee One is a passionate guy.  That is what I always say anyway.  Sure, he is a normal toddler (that feels weird to write, my baby is a toddler!) whose lack of verbal skills and coping mechanisms make it hard for him to control his feelings. It’s completely normal for him to Read more […]

The Wee One: Twelve Months

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This isn’t going to be a typical month update post.  I’m going to free flow the format and say what’s on my mind.  There won’t be any 12 month sticker photos because we decided to skip our DIY photo shoot in lieu of the professional photo session we had with our photographer Annie.  (PS: I can’t wait to post those pics!) First, the current struggle in our life.  The Wee One has always been a pretty good and consistent sleeper, and don’t get me wrong, we are grateful for those hours between Read more […]

The Wee One: First Birthday Party!

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Hi friends! We had The Wee One’s party last weekend and it was a whirlwind of fun.  Everyone said they had a great time which makes me so happy.  I planned ahead and spent quite a bit of time crafting the decorations, setting the menu, and even buying favors for all the kiddo guests.  We had balloons, cupcakes, and tons of food.  The party was from 11-1 PM, right in between The Wee One’s two naps.  I figured since I always have more food than I really need when I host I might as well plan Read more […]

Celebrating The Fourth at The Lake

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Hello!  I know this is a belated update but hey, it’s not too belated.  Besides being late it’s also going to be a weak update with minimal commentary.  What can I say?  I’m busy!  The Wee One’s birthday party is this coming weekend (so I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off, in a good way of course) and The Glue/The Tape’s wedding is coming up in early August which means meetings and fittings and timelines (I’m there coordinator person).  Plus my nanny family will be Read more […]

(Not Very Much) Sleeping Outside: Adventures in Camping

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So I promised I’d update on how camping went down this year… and here it is. I’ve come to the conclusion that sleeping outside for fun is just plain stupid!  There is no toilet nearby, no kitchen, no night lights, nor a way to control the temperature.  There is an excessive amount of NOISE from other campers and wildlife and that wildlife includes bugs, bears, and raccoons.  It’s always damp when you wake up even if it hasn’t rained and if it storms, oh if it storms, you convince yourself Read more […]

The Wee One: Eleven Months

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  Wow, The Wee One is becoming such a BIG BOY.  Although he seems to be growing up and less out as he weighs the same as last month (based on our crude scale anyway).  We’ve also received comments that he is thinning out or that his face looks thinner, which has to be because he is constantly moving!  It definitely isn’t because he’s eating less, haha. The Wee One LOVES pointing at things and he’s started waving to people.  He also “gives hugs” which means he lays his head down on Read more […]

Long Days and Dead Squirrels

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Hi guys! I realize I didn’t have a post on Monday, but it was intentional.  I was exhausted after four days of taking care of The Wee One, the dog, and the house by myself.  I didn’t feel much like writing to be honest, but there’s another reason I wasn’t super pumped about posting.  It seems the blogosphere gets extremely quiet over the summer.  Every year my daily views take a hit yet once June comes and every year I am shocked by it.  Well, this year I’m taking it as a sign to blog less Read more […]

Baby Behind Bars

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As I’ve mentioned previously, The Wee One’s newest skill is crawling. This is incredibly exciting and in the past few days he’s even started walking (slowly) with a walker.  But this new-found mobility has left me running around the house like a crazy person behind him, trying to prevent injury while still giving him space to explore. Our great room (aka the living room) is quite large and has a lot of what we call, “danger zones.”  Additionally the three stairs into the great room from the Read more […]

Cherry and the Spoon

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Before I move past Grandpa and Grandma Scottish’s visit, I wanted to do one last post to share more of the photos we took while they were here.  We explored fun, albeit touristy places (when the weather was nice enough) and had a great time hanging out at the house.  The last time my in-laws were in Minnesota it was the week of our wedding and we didn’t have time to show them around.  Since we know they’ll be visiting us roughly every year we didn’t cram everything into this one visit.  There Read more […]

Way To Go Weekend: First Mother’s Day Recap

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Since I have been posting on very specific topics lately and since I was gone for a while, I thought it would be nice to just chat with you guys for a minute. How are you?  I’m doing well although I’m currently on day one of the first of two consecutive solo-parenting weekends.  The Scottish is at my brother’s bachelor party this weekend and he’s the Best Man in our Best Man’s wedding in Scotland next weekend (does that make sense?).  The Wee One and I have big plans to keep busy and hang Read more […]