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This blog highlights all my favorite picks and ponderings. I share book recommendations, yummy recipes and fashion favorites! I throw in some surprises every now and then and share my life happenings and LOTS of pictures of my adorable sons, Joey and Teddy:) Hope you'll keeping stopping by!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

#fromthecuttingroomfloor

Here's what we've been up to lately. 


I ran to the library with the boys to pick up a book and Joey found this huge book about trains that we HAD to check out. We've read it every day since!

Don't let the sweet face fool you! He's a menace;) But a darn cute one!

Standing unassisted! And chomping on the tubes from my pump...

What?? I'm innocent!

On Saturday we took a ride to the Old Port to walk around, but apparently I'm the only one who wanted to document it. I have full confidence Tedo would have gifted me a smile if he wasn't rear facing!

Bringing the sass? 

They love playing in here together!

Chillin with my snowmie;)

I can't believe how big he is! Time is no mother's friend!

Happy camper after a good nap! Long live sleep sacks ;)

City of brotherly love up in here:)


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday is Back!

Just keeping it real stylish. Ha!

I have the hand in pocket shoulder shrug down pat, don't cha think?! Mixing it up on that last pic though.  

Because I know we all care what I'm wearing. 

Someday I'll look back on these pics and cringe for posting them but also probably be secretly happy because I'll be old and flabby and be happy that I was somewhat cute & stylish on occasion. Vanity, thy name is Katie. 

linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Joey happenings

Joey is still the sweetest, most laid back kid ever.  Clearly, he can be a little stinker like any kid, but all and all he is pretty amazing the majority of the time.
He easily entertains himself.
Still OBSESSED with trains, trucks and cars. 
Enjoys watching movies.  Becomes obsessed with one and will watch it over and over until finally he decides to mix it up. A few faves are Cars(1 &2), Planes Fire and Rescue, Toy Story, Finding Nemo and during Christmas time I think we watched the Polar Express for the entire month of December. 
Also enjoys Thomas the Train, Daniel Tiger, and Dinosaur Train.
Loves to be chased around the house.
Hates getting his diaper changed.
Loves Teddy, as long as he isn't playing with ANY toy in the house.
Is Teddy's biggest cheerleader.
Very proudly introduces Teddy to EVERYONE!
Has always been my picky eater but is SLOWLY getting better. Excitedly asks for apples and bananas now, so I'll take it.
Yogurt is still a go to fave.
waffles, pretzels, cheerios & milk, and cheese-its are all tried and true.
And he does not turn his nose up to a Hersey bar, or a cookie.
He's talking up a blue streak.
Some funny phrases:
When he wants me to look at something, "Check it out, mummy!"
When I make a suggestion of something he should do, "Good idea, Mummy."
When I actually wear real clothes, "You look pretty mummy." swoon!
When I ask him to do something he doesn't want to do," No hanks mummy." He is nothing if not polite.
"Rahh I'm a monster!" Loves to be scary.
Covers eyes with hands or hides under blankets and shouts, "Where's Joey?!" He's so bright that one;)
When waiting for his waffle to toast, "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 POP!"
When Teddy wakes from a nap, "Hi Teddy did you have a good sleep?"
And perhaps my fave? And most heart melting. "I wuv you mummy." On repeat, and occasionally without prompting:)
I sure do enjoy this little nugget.






   

Sunday, January 18, 2015

#fromthecuttingroomfloor

some pictorials from the week that didn't make it on to the gram. 



Hats on pats on. 

A super unattractive fam bam selfie. 

Ahh the sweetness! 

This is what happens when we are stuck in the house for days on end! Howdy partner. 

Always trying to escape. 

Andrew worked from home a couple days and it was glorious. We celebrated with a blueberry pancake breakfast and then he promptly ignored us for the rest of the day;)


This happens. Fave lounge spot. 

Baby in a sweatsuit! Oh the cozy-ness of it all. 

Homeboy loves fiercely. 

Ham-bino:)


Doc Gronk is in da house. 

Learning to be a Mainer. 

So happy to get some fresh air!

Happy Monday! Hopefully I'm back in action on this here bloggity!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tedster-9 months

The Tedster is 9 months! He has officially been alive as long as I was pregnant with him. Crazy, right?!

He is a little animal. ALL over the place. And quick as a little weasel. He puts EVERYTHING in his mouth and has a knack for finding Joey's rogue cheese its. 

He goes right for cords and outlets. Sigh. 

He has eaten absolutely anything I have given him! Fruits, veggies, yogurt. Here's hoping he's going to be my good eater! 

He's mostly wearing 12 month clothes and the occasional 18 months. And he is wearing size 5 diapers. 

He had his 9 month checkup today and he weights 19lbs 6.8oz and is 28.5 inches long. And he is a healthy boy:)

He has officially mastered crawling and is pulling himself up on everything. He is scooting along the couch and I really feel like he is well on his way to walking. Yikes!

He just started giving high fives. It's the cutest thing. He holds his hand up and waits for you to hit it. 

He is also waving. 

He also has started saying "ma ma ma ma". Totally unintentional but I'm choosing to believe he is calling to me;)

His smiles just melt your heart, I tell you!








Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Resolutions


Linking up with Andrea. 

Some things I am resolving to do in 2015. 

Pray more. 
Trying to be more conscious of saying my prayers daily as well as praying the Rosary daily. I just recently started this and want to continue doing so. I love incorporating it into my day.  Sometimes while I am cleaning the house.  Or on my runs.  Or in the car.

Be more present with the boys.  
Try to teach Joey something new every week.  Get down on the floor and play with them. Be silly and fun.

Read 2 books a month.
 I need to start reading avidly again and not be on my phone as often! Also read more to the boys! Right now I read while they take a bath  because it's the only place they can't escape.  But I want to start making more reading routines. 

Less time on social media. 
I need to be more present in the actual world as opposed to the digital! It can be so addicting, but really SO unimportant!

That's it. Simple, easy and effective resolutions for a wonderful year to come!

Note: Exercise is not on this list. Not because I'm not doing it, but because I already do anyways.  And thankfully not at the gym! How annoying is the month of January at the gym? Am I right?? I work out right at home. I have to squeeze in at least 20 minutes a day to stay sane! And can I just say--I find my quick 20 minute workouts to be way more effective to the hour i use to spend at the gym pre kids. 

In general, I just want to make sure to find the positives in my day, have a grateful heart and stay healthy and happy! 

Here's to a new year!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bday weekend wrap up!

It's no secret that I LOVE my birthday! This year I turned the big 3-0. It just so happened that I was also a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding on my bday! So between New Year's Eve, rehearsal dinner, birthday, wedding plus both boys having nasty colds last week it was an eventful weekend!

We started the year off with a dinner date:) At the rehearsal dinner;) It was delish and so nice to enjoy a meal sans kids. However, Teddy missed me and was having a hard time getting to sleep so we called it an early night. My inner old lady didn't mind a bit. 

Friday morning my birthday started off fabulous with coffee in bed from these two!! My two fave gifts of all:)

My mom spoiled me with this snazzy Kate Spade bag! And matching wallet!

Then it was off for wedding festivities! Being in the wedding makes it a little trickier to get pics but I did manage to snag a few!

Doesn't my cousin look stunning?! 

Riding to the church! 

My party bus riding pal:) Just rocking out to a little t-swift. 

This hunk of man. 

The beautiful centerpieces!

Our fave game night couple!

Bday cupcakes from the bride!

Oh and this little boy was the ring bearer and was just as cute as can be!

I had to work on Saturday and this new Teavana pineapple tea from Starbucks was just what I needed! 



Nothing like these two faces after a long day!

On Sunday I made Andrew give me a bday redo since I was so busy with the wedding on my actual birthday. 

We went to lunch at the Salt Water Grille! It was amazing!
Our view!

We started with haddock chowder and then I got this amazing turkey sandwich! Also side note: best cole slaw I've ever had!

We split the Katie's Apple Pie. Clearly with a name like that we had to!
I thoroughly enjoyed the company of this guy. It was such a nice day:)