Happy birthday, JP! I cannot believe we have a two year old. How did that happen?! Although toddler nap schedules/meltdowns can make outings challenging, we still managed to get out the door for some birthday fun. In the morning we went to EnterTRAINment Junction, the largest model train display. They also have a kid play … Continue reading Two.
I thought that I'd have an all-natural, no intervention birth and then I didn't. And it was still beautiful. I thought we'd never get the hang of breastfeeding, but after weeks of pumping, exhaustion, tears, lactation consultations, nipple shields, nipple butter and some growth....we made it through and I'm still breastfeeding at 12 1/2 months. I … Continue reading I thought…
Mr. John-Paul Goes to Washington
A couple of weeks ago we headed south to Washington, D.C.. A while back Josh signed up for the DC triathlon, and around the same time his Uncle started working in a position that allows him to give tours of the White House. We had a blast visiting with our family - staying with Josh's … Continue reading Mr. John-Paul Goes to Washington
(almost) one year later.
Last night Josh, JP and I went to the Lantern Tours at Penn State. Last year they hosted them on Halloween, so that little outing ended up being the last time Josh and I went out on the town without a little one in tow. As we walked around last night, it was fun to think … Continue reading (almost) one year later.
Blazing Trails to Oregon
On travel days to and from Oregon I always cry tell myself that I. am. NEVER. doing. this. AGAIN!!!! because it's stressful to manage a wiggly one with about 10 square inches of space. But of course I'll do it again because: I wouldn't miss these moments for anything.
Adventures of a Seven Month Old
John-Paul should... Get a Delta credit card and cash in on some frequent flyer miles. He made his third flight to the Twin Cities to witness the marriage of John and Christine Goerke. Christine is a dear friend from Grand Forks. She has one of the kindest, purest, gentlest souls in all the land and … Continue reading Adventures of a Seven Month Old
John-Paul Goes for a Swim
https://vimeo.com/130017623 Upon Josh's urging to "just truncate these clips," I stumbled into a little thing called iMovie and all of a sudden I'm picturing myself at the Cannes film festival. Ok, maybe definitely not. But it was fun making this little trailer to send to the Oregonians. (best part of the movie is at 1 … Continue reading John-Paul Goes for a Swim
Now that I'm a mom, I find myself having a hard time getting out of the house. I know this isn't the case for everyone; lots of moms feel a sense of relief by going out and doing things with their kids in tow. I, however, frequently feel overwhelmed by the preparation that goes into … Continue reading Strawberry Season
The Trenches of Teething
I began typing up this post several weeks ago, and the original beginning said something along the lines of "I think we're out of the teething woods for a while now..." HA. HA. HA. That lasted two days. A couple days reprieve and he is back to gnawing on everything in sight and drooling as … Continue reading The Trenches of Teething
S.O.S. – Save Our Sleep
I did not think that I would ever spend so much time thinking about things like diapers and baby sleep habits, but this is my life now. Love me. John-Paul started out like many newborns in regards to sleep; he slept a whole lot but not for more than 3-4 hours at a time. Eventually … Continue reading S.O.S. – Save Our Sleep