Well my husband declared this Fourth of July as the best ever, and I have to agree! Rhett is learning so much every day so everything is awe-inspiring to him. I love watching him learn and experience new things. We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast together then to our friends for a lunch cookout (I forgot to take pics there), and finally to the Patriot for food trucks and fireworks with friends. Rhett tried his first popsicle and saw fireworks for the first time and wasn’t scared! Needless to say, he had a blast so prepare for picture overload from our day.
Also, this post is a week later than I wanted to publish it, but such is life when your kid is down to one nap for 1.5 hours a day :/ Photo credits to Scarlett since she was able to get Rhett to smile in our family pics towards the end of the night even when he hadn’t taken a nap all day long. Best laid plans sometimes fail..
Once Rhett found the basketball goal, we couldn’t keep him away!
Well I honestly cannot believe how fast this pregnancy has gone compared to Rhett. Time is flying by! I’m 25 weeks now which means there are 15 weeks left. Yikes! I am really needing to get my birth book back out and start mentally preparing for Brady boy to get here. I am planning on another natural birth (Lord willing) so need to get prepared for all things labor & delivery.
I’m thankful to be having another boy as I’ll be able to reuse so many of Rhett’s things. I decided to go with navy and white for Brady’s nursery as well since I’ll eventually put the boys in the same room which means I bought the same curtains, sheets, dresser (yes, exactly the same dresser since we found it on super sale haha).
This pregnancy has been really similar to Rhett’s as well. I’m still working out 2-3 times a week and trying to walk on the days I don’t workout although this Oklahoma heat is killing me. Whew, breathing is hard while pushing Rhett in a stroller and keeping up with Bear. I haven’t had any weird cravings.. Ok well I’ve had some cravings (pink & white iced animal cookies, grape juice, cheeto puffs), but usually once I satisfy that craving, I’m good. Like I finally gave into the Burger King craving I’ve had for a month (wasn’t worth it), but now I’m good. No more BK lol! I’ve been keeping better track of my weight gain with Brady so really need to lay off the random cravings in order to stick with a steady weight gain 😉
These little sliders were so good and seriously took like 10 minutes to assemble. That’s what I’m talking about after a long day! I have never actually bought roast beef from the deli counter before this recipe, and I feel like I have been missing out on a really great sandwich option. PS: don’t scrimp on the quality of the roast beef! I bought the good stuff and it made a difference in my opinion. And as normal, I edited this recipe more to our tastes aka less butter and salt.
Well it’s been a little while since I’ve been on the ol blog.. Ok it’s been 4 months.. way too long I know! A lot has been going on around here these days. Brian and I are expecting our second son, Brady, in October. Rhett is growing and so much fun these days! Honestly I think that’s part of the reason I haven’t sat down at the computer lately. It’s way more fun to head to the pool or play outside with Rhett. But at the same time, I miss blogging. For example, when I make a fabulous French dip recipe that needs to be shared with friends for the good of everyone 🙂 Seriously, I’ll post it later because it was so so yum!
All that to say, I’m hopefully going to be more consistent with the blog again (cross fingers) at least before Brady Beam arrives in October 🙂 Yay! Here are some pics from Father’s Day 2017.
Our little pumpkin turned ONE this weekend! It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we were bringing him home from the hospital. Now he’s running around like a little boy and it’s just so crazy.
We celebrated his birthday with Nana & Pawpaw on Saturday so they could have some quality time with him. His actual party is not for a couple weeks but they wanted him to open his presents from them closer to his actual birthday. Rhett is super in to the vacuum so when they asked what he wanted, we suggested a kid vacuum. He loved it! Coupled with some pots and pans for stirring (he’s all about stirring these days) and he was in hog heaven.
Uncle Grant & Aunt Taylor came to visit him on his birthday 🙂
Sunday, we let him try birthday cake for the first time at our friend’s Super Bowl Party. Safe to say he loved it! Hopefully he will remember how much he likes it when I’m trying to get him to eat his smash cake at his party.
Seriously Friday just snuck right up on me! It’s time for Friday favorites here with Erika, Andrea, and Narci.
First off is this new book “Grace Not Perfection” by Emily Ley. Normally, I gravitate towards mysteries or other fiction type books, but this one is so well written and easy to get in to. I love the practicality of the tasks she gives you to do as well as the space to write it all down in the book itself.
We had a final girls night (sounds so ominous) with our friend Kristen before she left on her next assignment travel nursing. She is off to Washington and we sure will miss her! But I’m jealous of all the delicious coffee she will be surrounded by in Seattle.
Play dates.. although they are never quite long enough, they sure are fun and we had three this week. One with our cousin, another with some friends, and one with Rhett’s first girlfriend j/k 🙂
Is it bad to tell a non favorite from this week on Friday Favorites? A non favorite of mine is the fact that my child has been taking really short afternoon naps.. Super annoying. Clearly I need to consult my notes on sleep training again because this is not fun! Good thing this kid is pretty cute and makes up for it.
That’s it for Friday Favorites! I get to go out to dinner with some of my girls tonight after we all get our babies down and man am I pumped for some spinach dip and chips 🙂
This weekend was so nice to just relax and hang out with my little family. Brian brought home burgers on Friday night from a quaint little place called Hatfield’s Hamburgers. I have never been in person, but the burger was great! I want to go in next time and try the bbq. Any hole in the wall that shows Andy Griffith during dinner is my kind of place.
Saturday we lounged around the house until after RBB’s first nap when we hit the gym together. That evening I made homemade pizza (and forgot to take a pic) and we had some friends over for dinner. Did you know that you could make pizza dough in your Vitamix? Me either, but it was super easy and turned out well.
We introduced Rhett to cow’s milk this weekend since he is almost one. He liked it ok. My kid doesn’t drink anything all that well still so he mostly played with the sippy cup. Not exactly sure how to deal with that when it comes time to wean him..
Like I said, playing with his sippy cups.. If anyone has any tips, I’m all ears on how to get him to drink milk, water or even eat more in general. He is just not super interested in it although I give him tons of opportunities to eat and drink.
On Monday, Rhett and I both kind of came down with the sniffles so we are trying to fight off whatever this is. Nobody’s got time for sickness around here! That’s a wrap on our weekend.
Yay for Friday! Today I’m linking up with Erica, Andrea, and Narci for Friday Favorites.
First up, this..
Pretty sure coffee could be a part of every Friday Favorite for all time. I’m a big fan and have to limit my intake to two cups a day. Which leads me to this..
Shirt from the Wild & Free project that is on sale right now and 25% of the proceeds go to support the fight against pediatric cancer. Win-win for me! Gohere if you want to learn more and order your own!
Also, I’ve been loving this colder weather lately and walks with my little bears. I am not one of those people who likes the fair winters. Hello, it’s winter and by jingle it needs to feel like winter! Last winter was so warm it was ridiculous. It probably didn’t help that I was super pregnant and hot all the time, but I digress.
Speaking of bears.. I found this adorable guy at TJ Maxx and could not say no since he was half off! I looked like a crazy mom with this giant bear on one hip and baby on the other. Safe to say Rhett likes his birthday present though 🙂
PS: If you didn’t know this about me, I’m a big old movie fan. Usually I’ll have TCM on when I’m cooking or while Rhett is eating his lunch. It’s nice to have some noise on in the background sometimes. Anyways, I watched a “new” old movie (made in 1952) the other day that I really enjoyed called Bend of the River with Jimmy Stewart and Rock Hudson. If you like old movies, you should check it out!
Well that’s it for Friday Favorites. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the chilly weather!
Guys, pretend it’s Wednesday, ok? Because this post did not make it up yesterday..
Today I’m linking up with Shay, Sheaffer, and Mel for What’s Up Wednesday where we answer these questions:
What we’re eating this week..
Turkey Burgers, Chicken Alfredo, and a failed Thai chicken recipe.. let’s not get into that one. I never can make good Thai food. I just need to stick to going to my favorite Thai restaurant and leave it at that rather than wasting all the money buying the random ingredients needed for the Thai food.
What I’m reminiscing about..
This time last year when I was waiting for RBB to arrive. I was due on January 31st, but he didn’t want to come until February. It was a sweet time of waiting but also hard when everything about a new baby is so exciting!
What I’m loving..
My new scarf from my sister! I’ve wanted one of these for a while because they looked like the perfect nursing cover too. Thanks Hay 🙂
What we’ve been up to..
Party planning galore for Rhett’s Beary First Birthday.. betcha can guess my theme!
What I’ve been dreading..
One year old shots. Ugh I hate them! I know they are necessary, but I feel terrible when he has to get them.
What I’m working on..
A giant bear cut out for Rhett’s party? Basically anything party related is what I’m working on. I do realize that it’s silly to go to so much trouble for a 1 year old, but I just love planning parties. It invigorates me!
What I’m excited about..
See above 🙂
What I’m watching/reading..
I’m wrapped up in an ebook right now called Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice which obviously was not written by Jane Austen, but it’s really good! I’ve also started The Selection by Keira Cass, but can’t seem to get into that until I finish reading about Caroline Bingley.
What I’m listening to..
I’ve been listening to Bethel’s cd “You Make Me Brave.” Fun fact for you all, I went to my senior prom with the guy who is now the drummer for Bethel. You can see him in this video of my favorite song off the album, “Anchor.” Also, Bing Crosby. I love Bing. Especially his Irish tunes like “MacNamara’s Band” since McNamara is my maiden name.
What I’m wearing..
Currently living in these leggings.. They work for lounging, going for a walk, going to the gym, or going out. My poor husband would probably like to see me in something other than athleisure these days haha.
What I’m doing this weekend..
We have dinner at my friend’s house on Friday night, nothing planned for Saturday (yay) and a big event at my church on Sunday.
What I’m looking forward to next month..
Rhett’s birthday party, seeing our families, and Valentine’s Day of course! Hmm which reminds me I need to decorate for Valentines Day.
What else is new?
I got a new planner from Plum Paper, and I’m really excited to see how it compares to my Erin Condren. I’ll have to do a post comparing the two planners when I really start to use it. We’ve had a couple of really nice days here so we’ve been taking Rhett to the park. It has been so fun! He has been loving the swing and really just being outside with Bear.
I’m linking up with Erika, Narci, andAndreatoday for my first Friday Favorites. Yay for the new year and new blog posts!
First off is these lettuce wraps from Damn Delicious. I pretty much love all of her recipes, but this one didn’t even make it into the lettuce wrap half the time since I was eating it by the spoonful. It’s so good and you should make them!
Next would have to be this..
My inlaws came for a visit this past weekend and helped me prep for Rhett’s first birthday. Sharon is a fantastic seamstress and was showing Rhett some tricks with the sewing machine. I could not have made all the stuff she helped me with on my own so I’m definitely grateful for her help. Now I just need to get to work cutting and crafting and painting some other things around here for the party.
We found this awesome light up ball in the Target dollar section. Technically, it was three dollars, but the entertainment value with these two was well worth the three bucks!
They have been playing so well together these days. It is really fun and almost like having another “person” around since Rhett loves Bear so much. I am so thankful that he is a gentle pup even when Rhett is “brushing” him aka hitting him with the dog hair brush. Bless Bear! He is the best!
Lastly, I might have found a couple things at the Dillard’s New Year sale including this ginormous pursethat I love! It’s perfect for stashing everything and lets me use my new Tote Savvy insert from my mom. Rhett asked for it for Christmas for his diaper bag you know 😉 I love it! I was amazed at how much fit in the mini insert. Plus, I just take that part out if I’m going somewhere without Rhett and don’t have to switch to a different purse if I don’t want to.
That’s it for this week! We’ve got a busy weekend planned with two birthday parties on Saturday and one of which I’m making the cake and smash cake so pray those turn out well 😉 Happy Friday everyone!