This was my view from the kitchen this morning while I was busy getting everyone ready for the day. They sat snuggled under blankets while watching Nickelodeon. Beckett usually gets up an hour before Lucy and has his banana while watching Mickey Mouse but today he actually slept in!!
Little moments like these are the ones I always want to remember.
I think the terrible twos hit about a week and a half early. This little monkey has been throwing temper tantrums all week long! Is it a boy thing? I don’t remember the girls throwing massive tantrums like this. Well, Chloe did a few times but it was short lived (fingers crossed B gets over it quick, too). Last night when we were leaving the football game Beckett had a full blown meltdown. He didn’t have a nap, it was an hour past his bedtime and it was freezing! As I was walking out an old man laughed and said “boy, you have your hands full (probably also noticing the gaggle of children walking with me). I just smiled,because tantrums don’t really bother me all that much and said to him “better full than empty”. I try not to take any of these fleeting moments for granted. Three years from now both Megan and Chloe will be in college. I’m sure Emma will be out of the house by then too. My house will seem so quiet with only the little ones here.
I will forever take the temper tantrums over a quiet, boring house!
As I rocked Beckett to sleep tonight and his little body melted into mine, I sat and listened to him breathe in the quiet. All the tantrums of the day were quickly forgotten and I just thanked God for sending me another sweet little baby so late in life.
We took Megan and her friend up to Maine to look at UNE. Normally Jon is the one to take the girls on these college tours but we decided this time to make it a family affair. Ha! Sorry, Megs! I’m sure Marina loved a big ole family road trip with the Friary’s.
I’ll admit, I wanted to go because I wanted to spend a few hours up in Portland. We missed going up to Maine this summer and I think we were all craving donuts from Holy Donuts
Marina’s cousin just opened an organic cosmetic shop so we stopped in there because the girls had ordered some cheer makeup
Super cute shop! And, I love stores that have things to entertain kids while you shop!
We stopped at this place called Flatbreads for lunch and it was probably the best pizza we’ve ever had! Will definitely remember that place for next summer
It was a fun way to end our summer vacation. I’m not ready for all of the college hoopla that we’ll be going through over the next year but as much as I try, I can’t slow down time.
I’m just thankful that I have this little guy who makes me feel young 😊
Every time I hear a Belle and Sebastian song it takes me back to living on Meadowview with a houseful of tiny baby girls. I always say that they’re the soundtrack to our early years. The first time we saw them in the concert I was 7 months pregnant with Chloe. Jon and I drove to Philadelphia because they didn’t have any Boston dates. We’ve been to every Boston show since!
We saw them again the other night for our anniversary date. We spent the night in town too, which we never do.
It was such a fun mom and Dad date night, even though we ran into Emma and Colin
Last week Jon was saying how disappointed he was that they never play Sookie in the Graveyard so I sent out a tweet to B&S to ask them to play it in Boston. Then I sent a Facebook message asking them again. They got back to me saying that the set list was done but they would pass my request on to Stuart (the lead singer). When the song started playing emma started texting me like crazy. She was shocked to hear it. When the song ended Stuart said “that was for you, Jill. Thank you.” We all went crazy after that. LOL! It was super cool considering how big of a fan I am.
We had such a great night!!