I got home surprisingly early today from client meetings and got to soak in some extra hang time with these guys. Darren was at a work event so I had them solo. I told Harper I needed her to be my helper with Royce. The stars aligned (bellies were full enough and naps had been long enough), and we had no tantrums and an ultra helpful big sister.
The night ended with both of them snuggled on me in the chair in royce’s room. Misty-eyed mama moment.
... and a major egg on the head after she flipped right over the handlebars! 😬
I had to leave early for work this morning and I got home last night, which meant I only got glimpses of the munchkins in the past 24 hours. I asked Darren to send me some pics of the “beautiful dress” that Harper described to me on the phone as I walked into the office. He sent the below play-by-play, recounting Harper’s “phone call” with “Christian.”
And the first of many visits for us to Black Market Bistro. Such fun!
“Muffins with Moms,” homemade cards and family brunch. And a Moms outing to celebrate Babs in NJ with the most hysterical ladies I know. So so grateful.
Champagne Brunch 🥂🥂🥂
Babs Bday Brunch!
Recent snapshots of this little slice of heaven we stumbled into on Conway Road. I caught up with a former colleague today and she asked what we’ve been up to and if we’ve been traveling. My response: “we just play in the neighborhood on weekends.”
Two-week steri strips and no swimming for us. Wish us luck!
Spring is pure magic on Conway Road.
And a metro adventure!
Roycie goes to bed and wakes up babbling in full gibberish sentences to his Mickey and his monkey. Here he was tonight after tucking his Mickey in under a blanket and saying, “nigh nigh!”
Darren was on full Roycie duty last week while Talia’s parents were visiting and she was off. It meant some creative measures to try to keep royce happy during conference calls and lots of extra QT, including a sweet lunch on the back deck followed by backyard stroll that I managed to catch ...
We are feeling very lucky and sun-kissed after a weekend of nonstop laughs and outdoor play with MoMo and Zio! ❤️🌱🤗🌺😎
Silliest moment of the weekend: Zio dancing to Moana
Most instructive moment of the weekend: Harper as the “teacher” for a full book in Spanish
Best quote of the weekend: Harper, while looking over at MoMo and Zio: “He is your life.”
This weekend provided a pretty exciting glimpse of what spring in suburbia has to offer.
We kicked it off with a Friday night porch hang...
On Saturday, we logged a full family trampoline session, movie lounge, and quick dip at the YMCA all before 11 am gymnastics class!
Followed by an afternoon bbq with friends and chariot rides.
And on Sunday, we wouldn’t let the weather deter us from some outdoor gardening!
It was the perfect combination of family and friend time with this increasingly entertaining duo. Excited to see what the months ahead have in store for us!