Recent iPhone Photos

I don’t have too many photos to save/share this month but wanted to make sure I posted a few


Jon and I celebrated 17 years of marriage which is completely unreal! We started dating when I was only 17!! Time flies when you’re having fun 😉


Jon took Lucy and Megan to the drive in a few weeks ago. I was happy to sit this one out. I usually try and go every year but I knew it would be too tough with Beckett. 


We took our annual day trip to Gillette Stadium. I’m planning Beckett’s first birthday and had to get some football pictures of him. His invites came out adorable!! 


Beckett had his first real illness. He had a temp of 103 at one point. I’m actually not sure if it was an illness or just his teeth. He didn’t have any other symptoms. 


We celebrated sweet Camden’s first birthday ( and Connor’s third). 


Just call Jon the baby whisperer. 


I took Lucy on a school shopping date. We also bought a ton of Lush products and Starbucks 💕


And then I turned 40. Yup, 40! I’m not going to lie, I had a very hard time with this one. So much so that I refused a party. There were a lot of tears (for real). I almost closed my Facebook down the day before so I didn’t have to be reminded by 100 people that it was my birthday. Told ya!! This was a tough one for me. Then I sat back and thought about how much I’ve been blessed with over the last 40 years. How much I have to be thankful for. Forty has been fabulous so far. 


Getting this bag for my birthday also helped a LOT!! 

Beckett James, Month Ten

Ten!! As in ONE ZERO! How are you already into the double digits??

This was you last year at this time:

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SOOOO happy and full of life!!

Likes: You LOVE the pool right now. As soon as you see daddy in the pool waiting for you, you start to wave your arms like crazy trying to get to him. You still love going on walks and swinging in your swing. Pretty much anything outside. We’ve been picking up new toys for you whenever we go out shopping but you prefer to rip apart magazines and empty my cabinets. You LOVE when Lucy gets down on the floor to play with you but HATE when she tries taking anything away from you. You also love to see Daisy napping and crawl right over to her to wake her up. You love your bath time and LOVE to eat. Exploring the house is your favorite thing to do.

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Dislikes: you still hate to sit still. If you’re in someones arms they need to be walking around with you. You get so angry if someone takes something away from you (pieces of magazines, fuzz from the wool rug, anything you can choke on). If you’re going for the wires and we try to move you away you WILL throw a major temper tantrum. You hate to be told “no”

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Sleep: I love when I don’t have to complain too much about your sleeping habits. Although, our week in Maine screwed up your sleep schedule for a little while. You go down to sleep around 6:30-7:00pm, most nights you sleep straight through until around 4:30. Wake to eat and then go right back to sleep until 6:30am. You have a two hour nap starting around 9:00am and a quick cat nap sometime in the afternoon. I WISH I could get you to sleep a little longer but our house is TOO BUSY and you are WAY TO NOSEY!IMG_5363IMG_5157

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Eating: Still nursing whenever you want. I ask you “want mama to feed you?” And you giggle your head off. It’s your favorite thing!! Breakfast is typically yogurt and puffs. Lunch is different everyday. You love mac and cheese, pasta with butter, toast with butter, avocados, bananas, strawberries, baby food pouches. Dinner is whatever we’re having. You haven’t met a food that you don’t like yet. IMG_5021

Wearing: still wearing 6-12 month clothing. Size 3 diapers. Size 1 FP and size 3 sneakers.

Milestones: You are crawling all over the house. You now use your legs instead of the army crawl but your belly still drags on the floor most of the time. When you do get up on all fours you try to stand up. You’re taking steps while we hold your hand and I’m afraid you’re just gonna start running at any moment. You laugh at everyone. You wave goodbye and say “bah”. You like to give high fives and you give the best kisses and hugs. You have a third tooth, right up top and to the left. Your gums are all swollen and it’s just a matter of days before they all start popping through. You wear your amber necklace everyday and seem to be handling teething like a champ. You sit and play with your toys for a little while without having to have someone right beside you. You feed yourself your dinner every night and like to share with Daisy. You moved into your new big boy car seat this month too.  You are growing and changing so much and it seems like you are doing something new everyday. I just want time to slow down a little bit. Here I am, planning your first birthday. Doesn’t seem possible.

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Beckett James, I still can’t believe you’re mine.

 

 

 

Maine

We just got back from a week long stay in Maine. We were lucky enough to be offered a cute house right off the beach.

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This was our first vacation as a family of seven. Unfortunately, Emma was only able to come for a few days because she needed to get back to work.

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We spent last Sunday up in Portland and found THE B.E.S.T. donut shop EVER!! Holy Donuts! It was so good that I could do an entire post on just that place alone!!

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We also loved the city of Portland. It was just very “us”

Matt came up to get Emma so she didn’t have to take her car up and drive back alone. We stopped at a great little place to grab some lobster rolls before they left. One of my favorite things about Maine was the food!

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(There is always someone with a camera in this baby’s face)

Another favorite of mine is the Maine sky

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Megan wanted to wake up to see the sunrise one morning and since Beckett was awake at 3:30 it worked out perfect. HA!

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It was worth every tiring second the rest of the day because it was absolutely gorgeous!!

We spent lots of time playing on the beach. We took walks up and down it ALL day and night.

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Megan’s sweet friend Grace came up to spend a few days with us and we took a ride back to Portland….. for more donuts

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Then we took a ride to Freeport

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Then we went to a water park with them. They’re way up there on the top of those stairs. Lucy was brave enough to go on the big water slide with Megan, Chloe and Grace.

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They loved that! I ran into two of my good friends from high school and their families at the park.

We tried Old Orchard Beach but wasn’t very impressed. Lucy did try a corn dog for the first time

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And a few more pictures:

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It was such a fun week! We created a lot of fun memories with the kids. I never knew how beautiful the coast of Maine was. It’s like a hidden gem up there, away from the traffic and crowds of the Cape or Newport.

Beckett James, Month Nine

Weight: 17 pounds

Height: 28 1/4 inches

You are such a tiny little peanut! We just got home from the doctors and even though you’re little, the doctor said you are absolutely perfect. But I already knew that. 

Likes: your personality is just bigger than life! You are the happiest, silliest boy and you laugh so easily. Especially when Daisy comes over to lick your face 


You laugh and squeal every time you’re on the swing


You love going in the pool with daddy, going for walks with mama and playing with all of your toys. You’re into playing with your farm and the llama is your absolute favorite. Peekaboo is a favorite of yours and you’re finally getting into books. 

Dislikes: sitting still, being put down and unfamiliar faces. 

Sleep: YES!! Finally!! You normally go down at 6:30pm and will sleep for a good 12-13 hours. You have a 1-2 hour nap in the morning and a quick 30 minute nap in the afternoon (we’ll work on that one) 


Milestones: you are amazing us everyday with your new skills! You started the month off by rolling wherever you wanted to go. Now you’re army crawling to get around. You can pull yourself to a standing position and have started giving high fives and blowing kisses


Wearing: Still wearing 6-12 month clothing and still in a size one Freshly Picked Moc. 

Eating: You are a GREAT eater!! Still nursing around 5-6 times a day. Eating 3 solid meals a day. You typically have yogurt and puffs for breakfast, fruit and veggie pouches for lunch and dinner along with anything that we’re eating. You want everything we have and last week you ate an entire slice of pizza! You love Mac and cheese, bananas and avocado! 


Nine month photos:


Nine months in, nine months out. This has been the fast 18 months of my entire life. I was a little sad today when I made your next doctors appointment and it’s when you turn one. Time certainly is a thief. You are so loved, Beckett James!! By everyone who has ever met you. People always comment on your sweet little face and how gorgeous your big brown eyes are. Happy nine months, Bubba!! 

Recent iPhone Photos

I’m running out of room on my phone so before I take this months pictures off (over 700) I thought I’d post some here.


Beckett is all over the place so he NEEDED a playpen. My parents bought him this awesome one by Joovy. So our joke to Beckett is that he’s being sent to “Joovy” every time we put him in there. Super corny, I know. 


We wrapped up another school year and went out for our traditional last day of school ice cream date 


We hung out with the Gilmore’s by the fire pit one night and these two ran around catching fireflies 


Beckett and Uncle Kevin



We celebrated Megan’s 16th birthday last week and she decided to go blonde for the summer


I snapped that picture of Emma as she was heading to a wedding with Matt


I took Lucy to see Finding Dory in 3 D last week. 


Jon and I took Megan and three of her friends to Boston on her birthday. They walked around Newbury Street for about 5 hours. Jon and I did a little shopping and walking around with this sweet boy. Check out his new Toms we picked up! How cute are they?


We’ve spent the last couple of days enjoying all of  our 4th of July traditions including the town parade, fireworks and lobster lunch. I can’t even begin to describe how much fun Beckett has been having this weekend. He was so entertained at the parade and fireworks. He enjoyed all the people watching and music! This afternoon the 7 of us swam around the pool together and he just splashed and laughed the entire time. 

It doesn’t get much better than that!! 

Martha’s Vineyard

I thought I would post a few pictures before they get lost in my camera roll. 

We took the kids (minus Emma) to Martha’s Vineyard for the day this week. I’m not sure why we haven’t done this before with them. We had such a fun day!! 

The Ferry ride


The beach 


Beckett enjoyed his first beach trip and had so much fun swimming in the ocean! He wasn’t afraid of the water at all and I’m sure that given the chance he’ll become a regular beach bum! 

Walking around Oaks Bluff


The ice cream shop


The gingerbread houses


Staying in one must be like heaven on earth and it’s something that I’m going to look into for next summer. Megan and Lucy decided that they’d like to live in one together when they’re older. They said that they will spend their days making muffins and hanging out on the beach. Sounds perfect!! 

Chloe’s 8th Grade Graduation

Just a few pictures from Chloe’s big day last week. 

It was important to Chloe that we got good seats on the left side of the stage for graduation. To her surprise we sat right in the front row. Ha! 


 

A few pictures with some of her friends


Such cute kids

A couple with mom and dad


I am SO glad that the school year is over. When I picked Lucy up from school on Monday afternoon I was filled with that last day of school excitement!! It’s still crazy that Chloe is heading off to high school in the fall so I think I’ll stay in denial a little while longer and really enjoy every moment of this summer. 

Beckett James, Month Eight

Oh Beckett!! Eight months old already. You have changed so much in just one month!

Favorites: Daisy is right there at the top of your list right now. Your face lights up as soon as you see her. You crack up and close your eyes every time she comes over to kiss your ears. You also love your pirate puppy that we bought at Homegoods a few weeks ago. You wouldn’t put it down in the store and cried while the cashier rang him up and cut the tags off for you. You love to eat and go for walks in the stroller. You prefer to go alone with me and get annoyed if someone else joins us and you have to listen to our conversations. You love to see your friend Alicia every day after school. Your face lights up when you see her in the crowd at school. You love music, blowing raspberries with food in your mouth and taking baths in the sink. You love to be on my hip but not my lap. You LOVE to walk around the house and sitting still is just not your thing. You love playing with the Honest wipes just to hear the package crinkle.

Dislikes: Sitting still. You need to be on the move constantly. You also hate nap and bedtime.

Sleep: Nope. Getting you to sleep is once again a struggle and a major cause to my stress level throughout the day. You want to be with me 24/7. I love being with you too, but your mama needs her sleep. You are still going down around 6:30-7:00 pm and waking up twice during the night.

Milestones: two little baby teeth popped through this month. You are rolling all over the living room and pulling yourself to get where you want to go. You’re also pulling yourself up to a standing position when someone is playing with you on the floor. You can feed yourself whatever bits of food is on your tray. You say dada, baba, mama and nanana. You have the cutest little voice!!

Wearing: still wearing 6-12 month clothing and size 1 Freshly Picked Mocs. Boy summer clothes are my new favorite thing and I wish I had the time and money to shop for you every day. The little muscle tank onesies are just about the cutest thing I’ve ever bought you. They crack me up. Even though you’re a little peanut you do have some creases in your arms and legs and getting to see them during these warm summer days is such a delight!

Eating: You LOVE food!! You’re eating three solid meals a day and snacking on puffs. Still nursing 5-7 times throughout the day (and night).

Eight month photos

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I’m obsessed with the back of your head!

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This is your favorite toy!

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My favorite pajamas:

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You go to bed kicking and screaming but you ALWAYS greet me with a huge smile in the morning

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You’re loving the fact that you can now sit in the front of the shopping cart and grab and pull on everything you can reach

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Every month is my new favorite with you! You’re growing and learning so much every day!! You are the first person the girls run to when they walk in the house. You make everyone’s day so much brighter!! Mama loves you, Beckett!!! Happy eight months!

 

Eight

I still can’t believe that Lucy turned eight yesterday. It seems like eight is so much older than seven. No longer a “little” kid. She’s in that “big” kid stage that happens right before the tween stage. All Lucy wanted to do is have a sleepover with her best friend, Carleigh. We took them to Skyzone first, along with Chloe and Megan. They all had a blast!


Then it was back to our house for the sleepover. 


Sunday we celebrated with family


Yesterday we let Lucy take the day off from school. I ended up taking her to the zoo with Beck


Happy Birthday, Lucy!! 

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