After 4 looooooong years this beauty finally got her braces removed
She couldn’t be happier!!
After 4 looooooong years this beauty finally got her braces removed
She couldn’t be happier!!
I really don’t have too many pictures from this month. Not too many interesting or fun things going on in January. I do want to save the few that I have though.
Ha! He’s so fresh!!
My top 9 of 2018 from Instagram
Lucy had her fifth grade concert to start the month off
I got to spend some time with my sweet Megan before she went back to school. Her classes started a week after all of the other schools in the area so it was nice to have her all to myself
Ok, I had to share her a little
She’s such a sweetheart.
We took Beckett’s crib down
Which is great because now he runs down the hall and climbs in my bed at all hours of the night. Ha!
But I really don’t mind.
Lucy is still his favorite person in the world.
Some puppy love:
We took the kids to the museum at Harvard last week
We love that place!
Then we went over to Flatbreads and had the BEST pizza!!!
That’s pretty much all we did all month.
The entire month of December felt like Christmas so I have a TON of photos coming!! It was the most exhausting month of my life and it honestly took me 3 days after Christmas to recover. Ha! It seems like every year goes faster than the year before. I started prepping for Christmas back in September and I barely got everything done in time.
Beckett is at such a fun age. Everything to him seemed so magical but he never once felt threatened by the fact that Santa and the Elf were watching him. Hahaha!
We were late getting our tree this year. We tried a new tree farm a few towns over and although the tree was perfect we won’t go back again next year. We all kind of missed our usual tree farm.
Megan wasn’t around to get the tree with us this year.
Look at how beautiful it is!! It was perfect until it fell over 3 days later breaking 15 of my favorite ornaments. Ugh!
The month of December also brought a collaboration with a company called Mapiful. We LOVE our new London map. Thank you Mapiful!
Jon and I snuck in a Patriots date in the middle of all the Christmas preparations.
We had a nice visit and cookies with Santa at a new Inn a few towns over.
I had this cute little shopping buddy with me. We went out every single day in December. There he is shopping in his pajamas two mornings before Christmas.
Lots of puppy love
Beckett looked forward to his advent chocolate every morning. Here he is trying to sneak it first thing. Ha!
The only thing I ever bake at Christmas is cookies for Santa. Here is my cute little cookie helper.
Gingerbread house makers
After school ice cream snack
We tracked Santa all day!
The kids do a Christmas Eve present exchange every year. It’s so fun watching what they pick out for one another. It’s one of my favorite parts of Christmas. We ordered Chinese food, opened new Christmas pjs and then watched a few movies before bed
My dining room looked so peaceful before I went to bed on Christmas Eve so I had to take a picture
There was excitement, noise, magic and a huge mess!!
It was GREAT!!
We had a house full on Christmas Day
It really is the best time of the year!!
We finished the month with a birthday party for my dad
And a holiday party at Marlene’s (that I don’t have any pictures of)
2018 was a great year for our family filled with so many fun memories. We’re all excited to see what 2019 brings. Thanks so much for following along on our family’s journey. Happy New Year!!
November flew by this year!! I can’t believe that we are three weeks away from Christmas!! We haven’t even gotten our tree yet. Well, I put up a TON of trees around the house (sorry, Jon) but we don’t have the main tree yet.
I figured I’d get some of my November pictures up before the new year. Ha!
We started the month with our annual thankful tree
Chloe had her first ever high school semi formal
Kristen and Marvin were here from L.A. so we got to spend a little time with them. Her sister lives right outside of Boston so I grabbed Megan on my way over.
We decided that we wanted to get another puppy so we started that hunt earlier in the month
We found this cute guy but in the end this sweet girl won our hearts
She has fit in so nicely with our family.
Jon burned dinner one night and we couldn’t get the alarm to shut off. The security company sent the fire department even though I told them not to.
Beckett kept yelling “it’s daddy’s cooking”.
We had our first snowfall of the season
We had Megan home for 6 days!! We all went to PF Chang’s one night for dinner
Thanksgiving was another day that flew by! I only have a couple of pictures since I hosted
Had amazing Celtics seats
A few more random photos from the month:
Our thankful tree was full by the end of the month
I couldn’t be more thankful for this family of mine!!
I’m about 30 minutes away from turning my Christmas music on and decorating for Thanksgiving. Not kidding. But first Halloween pictures…….
I’m not really big on throwing Halloween parties…. the last one we had Emma was 5…..
But, I really couldn’t think of a good reason NOT to let Lucy have one. I see how quickly my other girls have grown up that celebrating with all these kids just felt like a good idea. I had so much fun planning and decorating for this party. I think everyone had a really good time. I know I did! I’m already thinking about next year!!
We’re officially down to two little pumpkin carvers in this house. WOW!!
The cutest little nerd and astronaut!!
We met all of Lucy’s friends and their families for trick or treat last night. They had SO much fun!!
They got tons of candy this year!!
Beckett is already on his 2nd box of nerds this morning. Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Bring on Christmas!
We celebrated Beckett’s 3rd birthday with a very small family party.
Jon made his delicious jambalaya
Marlene’s sweet cousin, Katie, and her husband Bill, were here from California so we were lucky enough to have them celebrate with us.
We love our Mimi’s!!
This is how Beckett looks when it’s time for Megan to go back to school
Liz lives close to Megan’s school and was able to bring her back for us.
My sweet friend, Laura, had a gender reveal party last week.
It’s a boy!
Jon and I took Beckett to PFChangs last week.
Beck and I stopped by the farm on our way to Trader Joe’s.
We met some friends at Edaville Railroad last week. Beckett had a BLAST!! It is the perfect park for anyone under the age of 5!
We drove into the city this weekend to take Megan out for breakfast. We miss her so much!! I’m just happy she’s not across the country from us! We also met a doodle on the street that we all fell in love with.
Lucy went to a haunted house with some friends.
This gorgeous girl is at the stage where she’s never around anymore either. Always working, studying or with friends.
We’re all ready for Halloween!!
I have 32,533 photos backed up on my iCloud. All of those photos are less than 7 years old. I’m pretty much attached to my phone, snapping pictures all day long, no matter where I go. Its safe to say that I’m an iPhone addict. Ha! I’ve honestly been trying to get better at not checking Instagram and Facebook all day everyday but my obsessive picture taking will probably never stop. Although, recently we’ve had a few really great moments where I didn’t take my phone out at all and I was just present in the moment. It felt really great but now I’m secretly wishing I had a photo. Hahahaha!
Lucy is in the middle of her cross country season right now and just started doing a lacrosse clinic. Beck still has another few weeks of soccer left. The back of the SUV is filled with sports equipment, snacks and my soccer mom chair. LOVE it!!
It’s my absolute favorite time of year!! Apple picking, pumpkin picking, farm stand visiting and hiking with Jon and B.
Dates with Jon, dates with the kids and dates with friends!
nonstop school work
Megan gave me a road snack one day and now I’m on the hunt for little bags of pickles. Ha!
We love when Megan comes home for the weekend!!
Two days before we loss our sweet Daisy. They were both waiting for Jon to come out of the bathroom. Hahaha! We miss her sooooo much!
Lucy can beat any claw machine around!! It’s so crazy to watch her win every time!
Emma’s first day of school picture that I’ve been meaning to post. Senior in college and still made to pose for first day pic! Hahaha!
A couple of B pictures just because he’s so cute!!
And…..a family photo because I really, really like these people. I’m trying to get used to smaller family dinners. Dinnertime used to be one of my favorite moments of the day. I LOVED having everyone sitting around that kitchen table, talking, yelling, singing, laughing, arguing. Now I’m lucky if there are 5 of us sitting there. Most days it’s just the two littles, Jon and I. Chloe has a new job so she misses dinner a couple times a week. It really makes me sad. I’m not sure WHAT I’m going to do when she goes to college in 2 years!! A few weeks ago, when we loss Daisy, I had all 7 of us at that kitchen table and my mama heart was FULL!! (thats the picture I wish I had) . I don’t want to rush the fall but I am really looking forward to having everyone home for the holidays this year.
Three! 3!!! It’s crazy to think it was 3 short years ago that this little boy came into our lives. In some ways it seems like yesterday and in other ways it seems like he’s always been here.
Beckett, you have grown so much this past year. You are talking up a storm. You say EVERYTHING and use such big words!! You also like to use cuss words and we’re all trying to work on that. Ha! You still have everyone in this house wrapped around that cute little finger of yours!! You can throw a temper tantrum like nobody’s business bringing an entire store to a standstill. But, you can also charm the pants off a complete stranger in the checkout line when you introduce yourself as Romeo. Yes, Romeo. You’ve been telling people that your name is Romeo for the last 6 months.
Eating: You are officially the pickiest eater we’re ever had to deal with. For breakfast your favorite things are chocolate milk, avocado toast with Everything but the Bagel seasoning from Trader Joe’s, pancakes, monkey drinks, yogurt or donuts. You LOVE donuts!!! Lunch is Annies Mac and cheese, french fries, crackers and cheese, pretzel and hummus, soup and recently you’ve taken a liken to chicken nuggets. Dinner consists of you throwing your food all over the place and not really eating at all. Unless we’re having fish. You LOVE fish (almost as much as you love donuts). You’re a fantastic snacker so I try and make your snack as healthy as possible but you still seem to find a cookie or two. Your diet is all over the place these days but you LOVE your vitamins!! Thank God!
Sleep: You finally sleep through the night (90% of the time). You insist on reading at least 5 books at night and then you NEED to be rocked to sleep. Every time I try and put you in your crib you tell me “one more minute” so I sit there and rock you for “one more minute”, which is actually 20. Ha! This happens everyday at nap and bedtime. You are quite the little snuggler so I don’t mind.
You are still obsessed with all of your sisters but these days Lucy is your bff. You follow her all over the house and yard and miss her so much when she’s at school. You’re also really missing your Memmy (Megan) while she’s away at college.
You LOVE to play outside. You love going to the park with daddy and driving your truck around the yard. You like to sing but don’t want anyone singing along with you. You say its annoying. Ha! You are quite the little dancer these days and LOVE Bruno Mars. You still love Mickey Mouse but really enjoy movies. Your favorites this year are Despicable Me 3, Boss Baby, Trolls, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, and Hotel Transylvania. You love playing with cars, batman toys and most recently PJMasks toys. You give the best hugs and kisses and tell all the girls in your life how pretty we are ( we LOVE that ). It’s so fun having sweet conversations with you. You’re turning into such a sweet big boy but you’re still little enough to crawl on our lap and asked to be rocked. I’ll rock you until you are 10 if you want!! Happiest of birthdays, Beckett James!! We love you soooooo much!!
September 28, 2005 – September 21, 2018
I’m pretty behind on this space but I HAVE to add some pictures of Beckett playing soccer. He is loving it so far!!
It’s a 45 minute class every Friday night and this kid already knows how to Bend it Like Beckett.
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