Photos Every Hour

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but I normally fizzle out around 11am. 

My day in photos:


















Nothing fancy about our days over here at the Friary household. Just moments I want to remember. 


I have a major picture overload coming up. IMG_2535




I couldn’t choose just one of those! He is too cute!!

We had dinner at Marlene and Brian’s this year. Marlene set up a scavenger hunt for Lucy. It was such a nice day out that we got to spend a lot of time outside.


After dinner we stopped at my parent’s for desert


Beckett couldn’t stop kissing my mother when he saw her


He steals the show!!


After desert we had to bring Emma back to school. Another great holiday weekend that went by much too quickly. On to Friary birthday season!!

Recent iPhone Photos

Selfies with Beckett

Selfies with Megan


Jon sent this next series of photos of Chloe and Beck one afternoon

You can actually see the love there 😍

The weather has been so nice lately and Lucy has been spending so much time with her besties 

It’s been nice enough for us to walk to the bus stop instead of drive

Lucy and Jon made

 this leprechaun trap for St.  Patrick’s Day. She didn’t catch a leprechaun but she did get a gold dollar and a Shamrock Shake 

I had Lucy’s parent teacher conference a couple of weeks ago and took these pictures of some of her work

Jon and Beckett playing in the grocery store

First Communion retreat with Lucy



Happy Spring! 


Spring Photoshoot

Ooooohhhhhh, the Mimi’s are going to love these pictures!!

Who said it’s hard getting five kids to look at the camera at the same time? These kids were born with a camera in their faces. I needed to get a few updated pictures of all of them together. I think the last time I did that was on Christmas Eve and they were all in their pajamas.

Time sure has been a thief lately. These kids are growing and changing at lightning speed and I can barely catch my breath. I look back at when the older girls were little and those years just went by in a blur. I never had time to take pictures like these with them. I don’t want to make the same mistake again.


Emma is going back to school tomorrow after being home all week for spring break. Can you believe that her sophomore year of college is just about over?




Megan just finished up her second year of cheerleading last week. I’ll post more about that in a few days. She’s getting ready to start tennis in a couple of weeks. This girl is always busy and always on the go.



Chloe is getting ready to say goodbye to her middle school years in just a few short months. It hasn’t hit us yet that we’ll have another high schooler in the house. She just joined the track team at school and is really looking forward to that.


She is always helping out with Beckett and it’s been such a great help to me. IMG_1839

Lucy is growing up so quickly too! She’s getting ready to make her first communion in a couple of weeks. She’s still doing Girl Scouts and spends a ton of time with her best friend from across the street.


And being the baby means that mama will take and post a few extra pictures of you.


He is seriously the happiest baby around. He is surrounded by these 4 great girls who love him so much.

Beckett James, Month Five

This little bubba is getting so big!! I don’t have any weight or height stats right now because he won’t go back to the doctors until his 6 month check up. He is just about fitting in his 3-6 month outfits and he’s moved up to a size 3 diaper. B I G boy!!

We started solids this month and he’s loving them. I bought the jars for a couple of weeks to get him used to the texture but this week I started making our own in my Baby Bullet. I am having so much fun with it! I wish I had this for all of my babies. Right now I am giving him oatmeal and fruit for breakfast every morning and then he gets a veggie for dinner.  Most of his calories still come from nursing but I wanted him to get used to eating solids early on. His favorites are sweet potatoes and green peas.

He is getting so much better riding around in the car. I think he’s finally figured out that the screaming and hollering will do no good in the car 🙂 We’re always on the go with all of his big sisters.

We’ve been trying to take as many walks as possible lately. The weather has been so nice. He’s not loving the stroller yet, but it’s just another thing that will take a little while to get used to.

Another big milestone for Beckett this month is rolling over. He can roll from his back to his tummy but hasn’t figured out how to get his arm out from under him yet so he get’s mad and cries. He’s rolled over a couple of times at night and screams until I go get him.

Which leads me to the biggest Beckett news of month 5…. He’s sleeping in his own crib!!! A month ago I honestly believed that I would never sleep more than 2 hours at night again. Ok, I knew that wasn’t true but what a relief it’s been to get back on a somewhat normal schedule. We have a nice little bedtime routine going which is going up to his room (around 6:30) to put a nighttime diaper on, a leg massage with The Honest Company’s new Lavender lotion, we put on his jammies and I place him in his fleece sleep sack and then a quick nursing session in the rocking chair. Then I place him down in his crib somewhat awake.  It took almost 2 weeks for him to settle himself down on his own without crying. He still gets up any where from 1-3 times a night depending on his nap situation during the day. He sleeps so well at night when he gets a good nap in. We normally go upstairs around 6:30 and I’m back down around 7:00. It’s been nice to relax and spend alone time with his sisters.

Five month photos:IMG_1943IMG_2097IMG_2248IMG_2278IMG_2247IMG_2269

I love all of these sleeping baby photos!


I have never seen a cuter baby boy!! He is the sweetest little guy. He smiles so easily these days and is constantly giggling at someone. He’ll give you a raspberry if you give him one first and his new thing this week is squealing back when one of the girls squeals at him. He’s turning into a little mimic. I’ve been trying to get him to say mama and dada but he just looks at me and smiles.

He is a little drooler and I’m changing his shirt at least once a day because of it. He always has one bright red cheek and is always chomping on either his hand or a teething toy. No teeth yet, not even swollen gums but they’re coming.

Each month gets more and more fun with this little guy. Love you, Beckett!!!