Monday, May 20, 2019

Weekend Parties

We had a busy weekend!  First we got to go next door on Friday after work and swim. Grady loved it again this year as I figured he would!  

Mills even took a dip and doggie paddled! 

Saturday morning we chilled and Grady tried on some new pajamas he got for his birthday!  

We played outside a ton and I love this picture!

Kevin took Molly Anne to the playground, Target and Chick Fil A in the morning. Then they went to the pool all afternoon.  Emme happened to be there so that was a fun surprise!!  I didn’t know what to do with myself only having Grady so I got some things done around the house when he napped!

I took Grady to his first birthday party for a friend of his!  These boys were born the same day and live in the same hood!

We went out that night with a guy that Kevin worked with at the bank and his girl!  We had dinner at burtons then walked to dot dot dot for a drink!

Sunday I took Molly Anne with me to a going away party for friends of ours who are moving. We will miss them so much!  

Grady stayed home and napped. 

We played last night then went out to dinner!

It was an easy and fun weekend!  Today I’m cruising to Dallas and my friend Sarah was going to the airport too so we rode together!  She’s fancy and I’m going to a construction site hahah!  

Chat soon friends!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Random Friday - Grady's Well Visit

It's been a mostly good week.  Honestly I needed normalcy more than ever this week because the last 6 weeks have been INSANE.  I've hosted parties at our house, we were gone for Easter, I had jury duty, teacher appreciation weeks, we went to Savannah for a Spring Soiree for Kevin's work, I've been busier than ever at work.  All of the things.  

This week was semi normal other than a funeral which was so sad but uplifting at the same time - a wonderful celebration of the life of an amazing lady.  I got Kevin's car serviced one day.  Grady has his well check and PT on Wednesday.  I went out with friends last night. 

This boy had his last bottle ever on Wednesday night.  He had drank so much milk with dinner that he spit up the milk from his bottle so that was my sign.  I needed any sign considering his extra week of a bottle past his first birthday was more for me than it was for him.  And I didn't want to rock the boat with him having been sick, Kevin and I out of town and shots on Wednesday.  But, I operate better when I can put it through my head that it's just time and it's done.  So that was Wednesday and I met my goal for having it gone a week after his birthday.  Considering last night he ate his own dinner and then all of Molly Anne's, I don't think he'll miss the calories! :)

How cute is Molly Anne in her pigtail braids?  Her outfit is Crewcuts.  

I LOVED Wisk detergent for getting stains out but they don't make it anymore.  No stain remover has compared since.  Of course my Mom had found the best one and she got tons of stuff out of my kid's clothes over Easter.  So when I came back to Charlotte, I grabbed some of her magic potion from Wal-Mart and wow it's a miracle.  And also, I use the good ole fashion sun too!  It's amazing what the sun gets out of clothes!

Wednesday was Grady's well check!  26 pounds 12 ounces full of love.  91st percentile.  30.5" 67th percentile and 47 cm head circumference.  We discussed his lack of moving and came up with a good plan on that.  I feel generally pretty good about where sit about it.  We are going to continue with PT and reevaluate at 15 months.  Physically he has the muscle tone and he can do it.  He just chooses not to.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! ;)  This week Ms. Becky found him sitting up in his crib after nap so that was a big hurdle!

They do the best crafts at Molly Anne's school.  Every day they do something new.  It's unreal what she comes home with. 

Wednesday after school I was feeling extra nice and took them to TCBY.  It was only right because it was the day of Grady's 1 year shots and I took Molly Anne for her first trip to TCBY on the day she had her 1 year shots.  Grady loved his first taste of yogurt!

And you know this one was in heaven!

Little sass in her step for a Thursday.  We did double french braids and she loved it!

Surprise visitors at swim class last night!  Molly Anne thought that was the best thing on earth!  It was sweet.  

I went out with moms from Molly Anne's class last night.  We had drinks and appetizers at Porter's House then went to the Italian restaurant for one more glass of wine.  It's always good to hang with them because we all have the same struggles with our kids or with work stuff in combo with having children.  Living the life.  Yes, I'm wearing that dress again!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!  We have some fun plans we are excited about!

Thursday, May 16, 2019


We headed down to Savannah and got there around 4:15pm Friday after a stop at Lizard Thicket for some good ole southern food near Columbia.  We stayed at the Westin right across the river from downtown Savannah.  It's very convenient because they have a ferry that is free and runs every 20/30 minutes.  

The property is stunning and this was the view from our room. 

The first night we went to a.lure for dinner and it was delicious! 

After dinner, the 10 of us went on a ghost tour and this was one of the stops.  Wearing the same shirt, same jeans and same shoes I can't stop wearing.  My earrings are from @mrsjuliab on Instagram!  

Saturday morning I got up and took the ferry across to downtown and went for a run!  It was glorious to not feel like I had anywhere to be and could take my time doing something fun.  

Went back to the hotel, showered and Kevin and I went to Huey's for a delicious brunch.  This is the Crab Cake Benedict and it even has fried green tomatoes on it.  And Parmesan cheddar grits on the side.  And I had a bloody mary with an old bay rim!  Probably one of the best brunches I've ever had!  Kevin had a a shrimp creole omelet with a side salad...much more healthy!

We ended up going back to get our car and we drove to Tybee Island to check it out so that was fun!  

That night was the gala so we headed back early.  The gala was unreal and gorgeous!  They always go above and beyond!  The setting was like being downtown under the gorgeous trees. 

Wearing this dress which Mom and I picked out about an hour before I left town with Laura Cox Designs earrings!  I'm not sure why I've never worn this style of dress but it is so easy to throw on, can be dressed up or down and is flattering, not to mention the price point is good. 

I wore these wedges which I like because they aren't so high I'm going to twist my ankle and they're comfortable enough to wear all night long. 

The girls that plan these events - Stephanie, Kim and Meredith - are absolutely amazing at what they do.  They transform hotel spaces into a magical evening.  Also, the band that played (MVP out of Atlanta) was so awesome!  We danced all night long and I had no voice the next day from singing so loudly!  Such a fun quick trip!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mother's Day Celebrations

Molly Anne's class had a Muffins for Mom at drop off on Friday morning!  My Mom was here so she got to come too and that was very special!  Molly Anne had made 4 crafts and I LOVED every one of them!

You can't tell really well in the above picture but this is the dress I'm wearing.  It's not nearly as short as this picture from the website shows but I LOVE it.  I had it in black but then just got it in this blue.  It washes well and you can dry it...mine didn't shrink.  The best part is you can wear it all summer because it's cool and you can dress it up and down! 

I love so much of what @cassiesugarplum posts on her blog/Instagram and she couldn't be sweeter!  This dress is from her Hi Sugarplum collection with Gibson and comes in a bunch of different colors!

Aren't the flowers they made so adorable?!  They had muffins and fruit out for the Mom's.  Molly Anne's teachers are soooo sweet and wonderful with the children.  I hope Grady has them when he's 3!

I'm not 37 but close!  And my favorite is weighing 37 pounds and favorite food being broccoli! ;)

Her teachers really are the best and incredibly thoughtful!!!

And Ms. Becky of course went above and beyond too!  Look at these precious feet from Grady!

I mean can you even?!

After Muffins for Mom, Mom and I went to a couple of shops (Fancy Pants for the children and Lilly for me!) and then Kevin and I scooted out of town to Savannah for the weekend!  I'll recap Savannah soon but first, we zipped back early Sunday morning for brunch at our club!

Thankful I learned how to be a Mama from the very best!  

Mom and I ran out while Grady napped to do a quick errand and when we came back, she picked these hydrangeas out of our yard.  Aren't they gorgeous?  Mom was in garden club awhile back and can make the best arrangements.  We are enjoying these all week!  

A wonderful Mother's Day!