Thursday, September 18, 2014

A mini celebration for Mimi

I've been a huge slacker, and my Mom and sister's birthdays kind of snuck up on me this year.
 
We haven't had a proper celebration for them yet (coming this weekend), but we did have a little dinner in Mom's honor at our house the other night. Low key, yummy menu, good porch sitting, and cute baby gazing. All the good stuff.
 



 
One of my favorite appetizers/party foods: Bacon wrapped cream cheese jalapenos.
 
(don't know where my pepperplate recipe for this came from? Here's one, very basic. I add some garlic powder, onion powder, a pinch of old bay, sometimes a bit of shredded cheese, have fun with it!)
 
 
Showing interest in Daddy's bottle
 
 


 

Big girl feeding herself the bottle.

 
And Coach falling down on the job : )
 


All lunch/dinners this week have pretty much been a spinoff from this meal. Easy ingredients for getting in multiple uses, using leftover shredded chicken, tzatziki, salad stuff, pitas, etc.  

 
(Yes, I know. All we eat these days is chicken!! Maybe I'll get crazy and do something new next week)


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekend wrap up

It was a busy weekend and after Saturday morning fitness class, we headed to Richmond and dropped Lawtie off with her Granley and Pappy so we could visit some friends in the hospital.
 
 
Afterward, we met up with the family for Bowen's birthday party, then enjoyed a quiet evening of dinner and wine with Ant's parents.
 
 
 

 
I'm sorry to say that on Sunday, L attended her first funeral with us : (
 
We spent the day in Northern Virginia to show our love and support for one of our very best friends and his family. Our love and prayers are with them during this difficult time. <3 p="">
 
 
 
She was the best little road tripper.
 
We had lunch with friends after the service, and she showed off by feeding herself her bottle with her own two little hands. : )
 
 
She also really liked meeting her Daddy's good buddy Brett.
What a little flirt.

 
What a doll. I can hardly stand it.



 

Photo Dump

 
We'll back track a bit to share a few phone pics from last week.
 
We did daycare, some fitness strolling with friends, dinner at Mimi and Coach's, had a visit from Aunt Sissy, met Lindsay and little baby Eva, L's first visit to Linda's Diner, and of course, had lots of snuggles and playtime.
 


 


 
 

 



 
Ahhh, how I'd always envisioned motherhood.
 
 
Yea right. She woke up 2 minutes later and I snuggled her and let her sleep on me and watched that drink get nice and watered down on the table in front of me.
I didn't even mind. : )

 




 


 




Monday, September 15, 2014

Bowen turns 1

It's been a bit of a whirlwind past few days, with lots of time out and about.
 
Because I wanted to get these pics to Peyton asap, I do have my pics from Bowen's first birthday party uploaded so we'll start there!
 
 
Saturday we attended Bowen's 1st birthday party!
 
 
I know I say it on here all the time, it really is so special and fun to have that friend/family overlap and I love that we'll continue that with our kids.
 

 
The sweet birthday boy, and adorable family.

 
Ry and Petey threw the cutest little party, and you know I love me some party details so we'll just let the pics do the talking.
 
We had a great time and were so happy to spend time with everyone!
















 
Lawtie finally got to meet Jamie!