• Olivers Birth Story

    Oliver Edward was born on September 2. My third child, my third son. His birth story is slightly different from Dorians and Elias‘. It’s crazy to think that all of my deliveries are different, but that’s how it goes -giving birth is unpredictable and each is unique in their own way. Previous Babies Oliver was born at 37 weeks weighing in at 9lbs. First of all, 9lbs? at 37 weeks?! Holy cow do I produce BIG babies! I can only imagine how much he would have weighed if he went full term! Dorian was 9lbs 15oz at 40 weeks, Elias was 9lbs 10oz at 39 weeks and now Oliver 9lbs…

  • Fall Activities

    This year we decided to do every Fall activity that we could fit into our schedule. Pumpkin patches, fall festivals, pumpkin crafts, desserts and more! We decided to do as many outside activities that we could before winter came and that meant all of the fall activities. Pumpkin Patch The first thing we decided to go was to visit the pumpkin patch at Soergel Orchards. The first time we went we were able to enjoy a nice hot day while strolling through. Dorian and Eli LOVED all of the pumpkins. They tried to pick up every single one. We let them pick out pumpkins so we could carve together later…

  • Flashback Halloween

    Halloween is fast approaching and it is time to figure out what to dress the boys up for trick or treating. They are still too little to really pick out what they want to be but I’m going to give it a shot! I’m just going to let them loose in the Halloween store and see what they gravitate towards (wish me luck!) But before I pull my hair out whilst doing that I want to throw it back to the previous two Halloweens! Flashback Halloween *this post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a product link and purchase an item I will receive compensation with no extra…

  • 3-Step Ghost Craft

    Toddler Ghost Craft Halloween is fast approaching and the best way to celebrate it with my boys is to make some fun little crafts! This one was by far the easiest and the boys enjoyed the most. All you need is an empty milk carton, a sharpie and a battery powered tea light! Doesn’t that sound simple? Directions Clean out your milk carton. Find a side with no label on it to color the eyes and mouth for the ghost. Cut out a portion of the back and stick your tea light in. Viola! SUPER easy -told ya so! Dorian and Elias were super excited to play with their ghost.…

  • Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

    Happy Fall! Who else is super excited for football, sweaters, apple picking and pumpkin everything?! I love fall! The cool air is so refreshing after a hot summer and the leaves changing makes everything look so pretty. Typically I am not a person that likes too many pumpkin tasting things but this year I started out enjoying them! So the first thing I did was make some cream cheese pumpkin muffins with my husband. And man they are so yummy! Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin Ingredients Muffin: 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (15oz) can of pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2…

  • Cookie Monster Photo Shoot

    For Elias’ first birthday I decided to do a cute little Cookie Monster photo shoot. I wanted to capture him for his first birthday and theme it to match his Sesame Street party. Last year, I did the same thing for Dorian but his was sports themed so his pictures were taken at the baseball field. If you haven’t seen those you can check those out here. *this post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a product link and purchase an item I will receive compensation with no extra cost to you. These products are suggested based on my own personal opinions and experiences* Theme The decor for…

  • Sesame Street 1st Birthday Party

    Elias turned one! It’s crazy to think how fast this year has gone by! It seems like just yesterday I was struggling to figure out how to juggle two babies. Now he is a little monster. He is running around chasing Dorian, learning his animal noises, figuring out how to say words and so much more! He is definitely my little trouble maker but I love it, for now haha. For his first birthday we decided to do a Sesame Street theme. Everything turned out wonderfully and of course I forgot to take pictures of everything I did (major facepalm) but I did get most of it! Sesame Street Birthday…

  • Family Vacation

    We were very thankful that we were able to go on a family vacation this year. This time was significantly better than the last because the boys were a little bit older and actually enjoyed the beach this time! Plus, seeing and spending time with extended family is always a good time. Our Trip We had a nice long week of beach trips, pool time, quality family time and more. Dorian and Eli were able to meet their cousin for the first time and were both learning on how to be gentle with her since she’s still a baby. We flew down to Florida for our vacation and man was…

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  • Flying With Little Ones

    Going on an airplane is already stressful and adding little ones can make it a nightmare. My boys are 2 and 1 years old and have flown a few times so I found a few tricks that helped make our traveling a bit easier. Here is a list of 10 tips that will make flying with little ones easier.   Flying Tips   *this post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a product link and purchase an item I will receive compensation with no extra cost to you. These products are suggested based on my own personal opinions and experiences*   Lap Child. If your child is under…

  • Newborn Essentials

    Before I had my first baby I was overwhelmed with all of the stuff that I needed. There are SO many things you need to buy and so many different types of each item. I researched everything for the majority of my pregnancy. I wanted to make sure I was finding the best of the best and only getting what I really needed. But what do you really need? Here is a list of newborn essential items that I used the most those first few months. *this post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a product link and purchase an item I will receive compensation with no extra cost…