These two are always on the go, never stopping as if there is no time to waste and it has to be spent playing, playing and more playing. They are very physical which someone warned me about when I announced thatI was having a second boy but it was not until just a few weeks ago that they started to interact more and be physically more playful with each other. I do hover over them when they do this kind of play but only because it's new and it seems to be taking some time for me to adjust to it. I am sure I'll manage but boy is it crazy loud sometimes. They huff and puff and scream and laugh! I can't imagine having it any other way.
Saturday was a day for Farmers Market visits and outdoor play. The day ended on a bittersweet note where we ( my whole family and my husbands family ) watched Bosnia say goodbye to their first World Cup :( But there is a silver lining, this was our first ever World Cup so not too shabby I say.
Sunday, we spent some time with my parents eating good food, making silly chalk drawings and running with dido (grandpa) who was a good sport making my four year old very happy. We also snuck in some beach time and tried grilling a pizza (or two).
Bring on some more fun summer, we are ready!
his is lovely
building legos on the deck
stripes and quilts went to the beach...
running is his middle name
less cheese next time
Most of the rooms in our home are always a work in progress. I am someone who loves to make a home feel like it's a collection of loved pieces and not a showroom. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed many beautify done homes where the fabrics matched and the pictures hung perfectly on the walls, but that's not how my home looks like. I have collected many thrifted and vintage pieces as well as affordable practical pieces over the years. One of my favorite places is our kids shared room. The crib is one that was gifted to us from my parents and the twin bed for our oldest is made in the USA. I am hoping to buy the same bed for the little man as soon as he's ready to transition. The school desk and chair was an estate sale find a few years ago, it cost us $3.00! I repainted it and voila a great nightstand it's one of my favorite pieces. The cloud pillows were a project I did a few years back and most of the soft toys were gifts from family and friends.
As I mentioned, the room is still a work in progress but I kind of like the simplicity of it right now.
For my birthday, I treated myself to new grays-be-gone roots at Indigo Salon and had a romantic birthday dinner at Hen of the Wood which was out of this world good. If you haven't been, do your taste buds a favor, treat yourself to a great culinary experience!
Our weekend was jam packed with all kinds of good old outdoor play. Saturday we celebrated our littlest and him turning two! Time flies when you're having fun and he is just so charismatic that every minute spent with him is pure happiness. My heart is full!
Since most of Saturday was spent setting up and cleaning up after the birthday party, we decided that Sunday would be just a day to be outside and enjoy this nice weather we've been having. The kids and I spent the morning riding bikes and playing in sprinklers. The afternoon was easy going with backyard play and some water table fun. Hamza acquired a dinosaur dig kit form the Smithsonian and spent an hour and a half digging up the bones while I got to lay out for a bit ( thank you Smithsonian, because of you I am not quite as see through as I was before). Being in the sunshine did us all so good. After the winter we've had, I vow to enjoy and take in the sunshine whenever I can get it.
|On Lake Champlain at about two and a half months old.|
Time flies when you're having fun. This Saturday our littlest one will be turning two! He is the typical second child, he knows the ins and outs on how to get it his way in any situation. He'll turn on his charm and give you a hug in a minute and all that when he really needs something. He'll even say "Takuu meme" and "you elkommm" all on his own. He's a good one this guy, I think he can stay for a while :)
Sometimes we forget how beautiful Vermont can be, I mean we love it in the fall when the leaves are changing colors and in the winter when the snow covers the ground but summer, it can be pretty special. We got a glimpse of summer temperatures this weekend and we decided to just be outside as much as we could.
This weekend was filled with building boxes and bird feeders from recycled wood and loads of gardening for me ( more like pulling weeds for days). We made easy meals and enjoyed some good company. There is something so good about just being in the moment and forgetting plans and chores.
We ended our weekend on a high note with burger night at Bread & Butter Farm which is always a huge success in my book. Good food, music and a huge field for the kids to run around. Success! If you haven't gone yet and have kids with loads of energy ( like we do), then that's the place to try.
Hope your weekend was as sweet as ours!