These are the days, aren’t they?

As I was pushing Henry along in the stroller one recent afternoon, he would occasionally crane his neck around to look up at me from his seat.  Sometimes just to smile or maybe he would point out something that interested him.  I’d nod and smile in acknowledgement and understanding.  Then he’d go back to his merry way,…

My New Favorite Phrase

Just before turning two, Henry really began spouting off words and small sentences.  It was amazing to hear him communicate his own thoughts and feelings in his own voice!  Being able to understand him and watch him use sign language was fun, too, but hearing that little munchkin voice is soooo sweet.  Ever since reaching…

Hello, October.

And hello, Fall!  Who doesn’t love Fall?  Is there anyone??  I am so excited to be entering this new (and cooler) season.  For several reasons.. it’s the season of apple picking and county fairs, but foremost in my mind, it marks that time is passing and that we’re getting closer to the due date of my…

Fruit & Flowers – Our 4th Anniversary

Josh and I have just come up on our 4th wedding anniversary!  Every anniversary or milestone is an opportunity for me to reminisce.  Four years doesn’t sound like a very long time considering how long I’ve actually known this man and done everything with him.  Even during the stints of time we could not live…

Turning Two

Today I was greeted by a spitting sound over the monitor when Henry awoke from his nap.  He was in such a pleasant mood, not whining or calling for me, just entertaining himself with a buzzing noise.  When I approached the crib with a smile, he immediately pointed at my mouth, requesting (or insisting) that…

Toddler Treats – Yogurt Pops

In the ongoing search for healthy dessert substitutes over the years, I’ve experimented with homemade frozen yogurt a few times.  It sounded pretty simple..  .. Freeze … the yogurt …  I learned quickly that there’s more to it than that because let’s face it, what makes frozen yogurt so irresistible is the creamy, smooth consistency.  My…

The Pursuit of Thick Skin in Parenting

When we began sleep training Henry around 7 or 8 months, I had finally reached a breaking point.  I literally could not do it anymore.  Henry’s 4-5 hour stretches of sleep had slowly started creeping towards 1-2 hour stretches, requiring that I get up and soothe him back to another short-lived sleep each time he would…

Happy Snacking

So I made myself a late afternoon snack.  I wasn’t too hungry, but it was the time of day where lunch is a few hours behind me, and dinner is still several hours away, so it’s good to have a little something in my stomach to tide me over.  Since I wasn’t too hungry, I…

One and a Half Years Young

Today, Henry is one and a half years old.  Happy half birthday, little man!  So I figured it’d be a good opportunity to jot down a few fun facts about the little boy who entertains me all day. Let’s see.. Henry is obsessed with all things on wheels.  He spends the majority of his days…

2016, Let’s Do this!

Another year down, and another underway.. Making resolutions for a new year isn’t normally my thing.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the excitement of bringing in the New Year, the countdown, the sparklers and hats, the champagne, but otherwise, I typically consider every regular day to be a chance to make changes and an opportunity…

Cooped Up and Cookin’

Winter has finally caught up with us here in Georgia.  I guess we knew the Spring-like weather and blooming flowers were too good to be true..  This bitterly chilly weather has us craving warming, comforting soups, so this week I’ve planned two into our menu: a sausage, kale, and white bean soup (courtesy of Paula…

This Boy and His Dog

Meet Elsie!  The newest addition to our family.  We’ve had our cat, Ruby, since before Henry was born, and he loves her, but he’s been especially obsessed with dogs since he was aware enough to show his excitement.  I think he first fell in love with them when he met my sister’s canine babies, Whiskey and…