May Happenings

May has came…and it has went. I sat down over the weekend to write this post but got sidetracked and it never actually got written. So, as I sit here with Elias resting his feet in my back while he watches ANOTHER episode of Paw Patrol I decided now is as good a time as any. May was pretty busy for our little family. First of all, it is the ending of the school year and that means total chaos. On top of that there was Mother’s Day and a mini vacay to the beach with friends which made it that much more busy. As I’ve mentioned before this time of year can be a little difficult for us. Our Timehop is full of pictures and videos of Evan and that is great. But it can also be a little sad, Yesterday marked three years since Evan passed away. It seems both like yesterday and a thousand yesterdays ago. I like to keep busy because it keeps me from letting myself get too sad. I just allow myself to remember his sweet face and then keep myself busy with little E. 🙂

Near the beginning of the month I took some pictures for some sweet neighbors of mine. These girls are so sweet and we are so blessed with sweet neighbors! LOVE our little “neighborhood.” They gave these pictures to their mom for mother’s day and I heard she loved them. 🙂

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I also took some pictures of my sister Kylie for my mom for Mother’s Day. She was so gorgeous and grown up looking! Feels like yesterday she was born…But it certainly doesn’t feel like yesterday when I was a junior in high school!

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Then we decided we needed to visit the strawberry patch. Elias loved it but couldn’t understand why I kept telling him to stop climbing through the strawberry plants. We ended our trip there with some D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S strawberry shortcake with frozen yogurt. It was amazing and E ate it up! He has his mama’s sweet tooth for sure!

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He was probably mad that me and Harley weren’t letting him climb all over all the strawberry plants…lol

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little stinker was stealing strawberries out of my box every time I turned around…

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We enjoyed Mother’s Day with lunch at my mom’s house and then we went to Brent’s mom’s to eat. Elias played with his cousin on the water slide and rode the Gator around. It was a super day spent with the special moms in our life!

Two weeks ago we went and stayed out at the beach with some friends of ours. Elias loved the beach and it was super relaxing. It was just what I needed before the end of the school year and all the chaos that ensued (splash day, field day and end of year Kindergarten ceremony all in one week!)

Sometime during the month of May we also went to Disney on Ice. Elias loved it but he still had a little trouble sitting still…..We had a little picnic beforehand hoping to let him run some of his energy out…spoiler–it didn’t work!

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This past Memorial Day weekend we hung out at home, did a little shopping and then got Elias some pools to hang out in this summer. One he can play in on his own and one that he has to have an adult in there with him. I told Brent I didn’t want to constantly be in a pool but I wanted to have an option to do so. On Memorial Day we relaxed and then went to our neighbor’s house for a fish fry. It was good times!! Did I mention we love our neighbors??

Last night we went to graduation for my first cousins. It feels like just yesterday they were having their first birthday party!! Time sure does go by so fast….

Today was the last day of school for kids. Teachers have two days of post planning and then SUMMER!!!!!!!! and I am sooooo looking forward to summer and relaxing, organizing some things and focusing on some possible new ventures 🙂

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We’ve got toothies, and we are on the move! I feel like every day Elias is doing something new and exciting. His first tooth broke through a week and a half ago and his second one broke through at the end of last week. They are just now starting to really be visible and can you say A-dorable!?! He’s been getting up on his knees and rocking for a couple weeks now and he can definitely get where he wants to go. Although I wouldn’t call it crawling. It’s more like this…. get up on knees, rock, lunge. Repeat. He’s had a few incidences where his lunging has resulted in a face plant on the floor and then crying has followed but I think he’s figured out how to hold his head up and prevent that from happening as much. We had a super busy weekend and Elias got to spend almost all day with Brent on Saturday. This is not the norm around here but I got out for some much needed me time. After I picked E up yesterday I came home and really soaked in the time with him because when I don’t spend all weekend with him I really miss h

im on Monday! We took advantage of the warmer weather (although cloudy and not my fave) and went outside for a few minutes Monday afternoon. DSC_0019

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{I *think* you can sorta kinda see his teeth in that top picture.}

I’ve really been trying to get outside as often as possible but it’s not always easy because FLORIDA WEATHER. Rain. Cold. Hot. Rain. Cold. You never know what you’re going to get so it’s been hit or miss. I cannot express how excited I am that spring is around the corner!!!  ((and not too far behind it SUMMER!!! EEK!!))

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Most of our afternoons consist of playing. We are constantly moving from one thing to another and then dinner, bath, bed. It’s pretty exciting when we fit in a few minutes outside!!

We are loving every minute of this busy, lovely life with our sweet boy!!

**Even being up at 4 AM because P*A*R*T*Y time in our bed according to E! {Which is how this blog post is even being written…}}*

Happy Tuesday 🙂