Sunday, March 18, 2018

11/52: march 2018

^^ 35 weeks with this third boy, and over 4.25 years with this first little boy ^^

^^ morning together at the alamance country children's museum.

 ^^ we had a good first half of the week that turned a touch interesting the second half. it was spring break for phil (which doesn't very much at this point in his program since he isn't in classes), but the boys still had preschool. that meant that monday and wednesday were breakfast morning dates for us, and we tried a new local restaurant ("jack tar and the colonel's daughter") and also went to the well-beloved "rise" for breakfast sandwiches and donuts. for the first half of the week, I was at the business school in the mornings tasked with making admission calls to students for various programs. it was such a fun thing to call and surprise people as a bearer of good news. 

later in the week, we made a pilgrimage to ikea in search of all the things swedish and wonderful which included trying out all the beds, lunch in the cafeteria, and perusing the wall of sweets at the end. after we came home that afternoon, we soon realized that our trip to the iconic blue and yellow store was going to give us a little more than we had hoped for though: phil and I got food poisoning (from our lunch there? we're not totally sure, but we think it may have been the culprit...), and though it did it an efficient job through me that night, phil is still not fully recuperated. he decided to take himself to the urgent care last night after 2.5 days of lower GI misery, and we are hoping that the result of some tests there will show that it's nothing more than just a bad bout of food poisoning. ugh. not the best way to round out spring break, but he's on the mend and we are grateful that the boys were unscathed. 

we are hoping for this upcoming week to be uneventful (*knock on wood*) as we go back to a normal schedule of school, work, park days, and preparing for the arrival of little brother. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

9/52: march 2018

 ^^ birthday celebrations for phil

^^ making roads and playing with simon before bed. also, I liked how he 
decided to clip this flip phone (one of our old ones) to his shirt collar. ha!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

8/52: february 2018

^^ the well-beloved couch and it's daily holding: cousins watching movies and snacking, 
phil and the boys watching a daniel tiger, and simon and his cardboard car tracks. 

^^ love this happy boy

 ^^ blurry phone shot of us at our church dance. we danced it up on the floor,
and then I was promptly sore the rest of the night. haha!

 ^^ out for a walk

 ^^ visiting campus together while phil's dad was here. I love that we got
this picture all together. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

7/52: february 2018


^^ valentine's day with these nice boys

^^ the annual engagement anniversary picture on the 13th. 
love this good, kind man.

^^ the boys had a dentist appt this week. simon (and asher) had a 
few tears during their check-ups, but still tried to be brave.

^^ papa came to visit and it was great to spend time with him,
eat lots of good food, visit around town, and lounge. we're
grateful he could come. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

6/52: february 2018

 ^^ a fun date seeing "tartuffe" at the unc playmakers theater

^^ a morning at the museum and we were the only souls in this blessed play area
a morning running errands with asher (who would rather be a mermaid???) ^^

^^ preschool crowns, and post-nap smiles/snuggles^^