Friday, August 22, 2014

Hunter's 2nd Birthday

This past weekend we celebrated our big boy's 2nd birthday! I still can't believe I have a 2 year old!! Crazy how fast time flies. I picked a fun construction themed party I found while browsing my favorite website, Pinterest. We already had most of the decorations, I used all of Hunter's construction trucks for the food table and even his cake which was super fun and easy to make. We had all of our closest friends and family over and had Pizza and let the kids play in the pool. It was pretty crazy busy with all the kids running around our house. Word to the wise; have your 2 year olds party outside! There was pizza and cake smeared all over the patio :p
Thanks again to everyone who helped our boy have a great birthday!!
 














Monday, August 18, 2014

3 Months

River Anneliese Golder you have captured my heart. 3 months have flown by, it feels like she has been apart of our family for a lot longer. She is pretty much the happiest baby ever, has been a great sleeper and loves her big brother.
Stop growing baby girl! 
 
 



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Life lately

These are some of the best and at times hardest days of my life. Daily life with two little ones is exhausting, hilarious and beautiful. One of them, if not both, are needing something from me at all times, unless they are asleep. I wouldn't trade it for the world! Growing up all I ever wanted to do was be a Mom, I'm so incredibly blessed that I get to fulfill that dream everyday.

I finally feel like we have a good rythum and schedule going, it only took 3 months! ;) Mornings start a little too early if you asked me since we transitioned Hunter into a toddler bed. It was rough for the first week or two but I feel like he has finally adjusted to it and only comes out of his room occasionally. River is an amazing sleeper, waking only once at night to eat. She takes three naps a day, two short ones and one long afternoon one at the same time Hunter naps! Score! 
 
Hunter is totally in love with his new baby sister, constantly giving her hugs and kisses. It's exciting to think about the friendship and bond they will share for hopefully the rest of they're lives. 3 months has gone by entirely too fast. Also our big boy is turning two August 15th!
 
 
 
We have been having such a fun summer that I almost don't want it to end, but I'm soooo ready for Fall and some cooler weather. getting out of the house during the morning before naps is necessary to get some energy out of Hunter. We've been enjoying the pool, going to the bay, play dates and just being outside. We've also had fun going camping a few times and plan to go more before it gets too cold.


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This photo cracks me up! Hunter is saying "cheese"! taking pictures of baby sister with his phone......love this kid.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

River Anneliese Golder

River Anneliese Golder was born on May 6th at 12:50am, 6 days after her due date. After about 12 hours of labor we met our beautiful baby girl. She was such a sweet surprise to me because I thought I was having a boy the whole pregnancy (we never found out the gender of this baby). I would have loved a brother for Hunter but am beyond happy that I got my baby girl. 
These past almost two months have gone by so fast. I'm trying to soak it all up and really cherish every moment with her as a tiny baby because I know how quickly she will grow. 
She is such a good baby, very mellow, happy, loves watching her brother and is a great sleeper! Hunter also can't get enough of his baby sister and is always giving her kisses, wanting to hold her and so far hasn't shown any signs of jealousy. 

It has been quite an adjustment going from one to two babies. I've had some rough days and moments that have taken a toll on me physically and emotionally. I feel like I'm finally coming out of the exhausted, sleep deprived, newborn transition period and am really learning to take each day at a time. All the laundry, dishes, cleaning and messes can wait because more than anything my babies need me.