A blog about a mommy, a daddy & two little boys all finding the adventure and the happy in everyday life.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Treat // Apple Monster Mouth

My two-year-old thought these Monster Mouth treats were all sorts of silly!

Ingredients ::

- An Apple or Two
- Mini Marshmallows
- Peanut Butter

Inspired by Pinterest, of course.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Midwest Autumn Colors // A Photo Post

:: All photos taken in Hays, Kansas.

Even sixteen-week-old baby boys
love Fall Foliage.

Owen & I like to sit & cuddle & watch Daddy & Oli play hard 
at the park, all while I love on his sweet, little self. 

Oliver is such a wonderful, brave [fearless] little boy.
I'm so proud of him.

Proof that Autumn in Kansas can be kinda, sorta pretty.

Red is so rare in the Autumn in the Midwest.

Cottonwood Lane.
Hays, Kansas.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

International Baby Wearing Week // #WEARINGOWENLEE

In honor of International Baby Wearing Week, I am excited to share some special photos from my baby wearing journey with our second son, Owen Lee.

When Oliver, our first son, was born, I was really young & really naive. I thought baby wearing was "weird" and that was that. I didn't give it a second thought.

And that makes me really sad now.

When I found out, last Autumn, that I was pregnant with our second child, there were so many things I pushed aside the first time around that I couldn't wait to try out this time. Baby Wearing being at the top of the list.

It's been so special for us both, baby wearing has. It's an incredible way for bonding to form & grown even stronger between mother and child or father and child or even between and older & younger sibling. And it just makes everyday life simpler when you become a mom-of-two. You don't have to ignore one because you're busy tending to the other. No one has to cry it out.

I love baby wearing & I'm happy to advocate for it.

**our sling is from RaspberryBaby Shop on Etsy.com.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch // Autumn 2014

I like simple and extravagant all wrapped up into one. 
Cottage Lane Pumpkin Patch, located in Ellis, Kansas, was just that.

A zip line, gunny sac slide, corn maze & hay bale rides.
Goats, ducks & sweet, furry bunnies.
This pumpkin patch had all of the above, great for keeping busy little boys entertained.

Oliver's favorite part wasn't the pumpkins, but the goats & and the bunnies. He petted them for over half an hour & cried, "NOOOO!" when mommy asked him if it was time to go.

Besides enjoying all the little critters, Oliver also slid down the gunny sac slide & fearlessly led us through the corn maze.

To tell you the truth, we were so captivated by the many activities, we didn't even have time to ride the tractor out to the field of pumpkins.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cottonwood Lane // Sunday 10.5.14

We've been homesick for Colorado & its colorful Autumn foliage for the past couple of weeks, so sometimes we take long morning walks down Cottonwood Lane, in our new town [Hays, Ks] to make ourselves feel better.

Friday, August 8, 2014

[OWEN] 6 Weeks Old

At the end of my labor, when I was pushing, we lost his heart rate & my contractions stopped for a minute or so. He was born with his umbilical cord wrapped tightly around his neck. Twice. He came into this world looking blue & he didn't cry. It was easily the most terrifying moment of my life. Today this sweet baby bean is six weeks old. Six weeks of loving, snuggling, soothing, kissing & rocking him all day & all night long. Six weeks, but it feels like he's been with us forever. Being momma to him & his big brother is the greatest thing I'll ever do.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Simple Joys // A Big Brother Cape

"Sometimes being a Brother is even better than being a Superhero."

Big Brother Superheroes need their daddy's, too!

Big Brother Cape from :: Cupcake Cutie Kids on Etsy.com