The weekends are becoming more exciting for me. Not only as a break from work, but also because it’s when we can spend the most time as a family. We recently took the kiddos to the beach and we had the best time.
Solomon ran around the beach and Olivia watched in awe. It’s so special watching them be happy and free in nature. “Mommy, I can’t wait until Olivia gets a little bigger and she can run around and play with me,” he said. With a warmed heart, I agreed.
We ate snacks and snapped photos while the kiddos lounged around in their Kindhood hooded ponchos. They were so comfy, Solomon didn’t want to take his off. They will be perfect during our trips to the beach when the weather is a little cooler.
Quality time with my family is truly the most rewarding thing ever. I’m looking forward to the holidays even more because it will be Olivia’s first Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. So special to see new experiences through my children’s eyes.
We had a blast today at the kiddos’ first fall festival! There were horse, hay and train rides and a petting zoo. A bounce house and a pumpkin patch!
Although it still feels like summer here in Florida, we love to get out and enjoy the fall festivities! I’m on the hunt for more pumpkin patches and fun things to do in our area.
There were some beautiful animals, including this zebra-like horse (not sure of the official name). Solomon didn’t pet too many of the animals in the petting zoo, but we managed to convince him to pet a ferret!
There was a fun Thomas the Train ride that took us around the property. We saw even more animals, such as pigs, camels, cows, and other animals we had never seen or heard of before.
There was a bounce house, and naturally Solomon wanted to jump around and slide down the slide most of the time we were there!
I love capturing moments like this between Gary and Olivia. She is a daddy’s girl for sure.
We had to go to the pumpkin patch, and Olivia was mesmerized by all the pumpkins lol.
Yesterday was such a special Mother’s Day for me. Olivia turned 3 months, and we had her baby dedication at church!
Here is her 3-month photo (P.S. I love getting creative with these!)
And her beautiful christening dress. It is a special keepsake not only for the occasion, but also for the blood, sweat and tears that went into finding the perfect dress!
Being a mother has made me appreciate time so much more. Not to take the little moments for granted. Motherhood is my proudest accomplishment. To help these little people become all God has called them to be is my greatest mission.
And it wouldn’t be a special Mother’s Day without honoring the woman who brought me into this world…my mother! I appreciate the sacrifices she made for my siblings and I so much more now that I am a mother of two.
We had a fun Easter weekend! I love celebrating holidays with my little family. It gives me such a warm feeling. I feel so thankful. Jesus is the reason for this holiday!
We took the kiddos to an Easter egg hunt our church put together at a local school. Solomon had a blast “finding” eggs and filling up his Easter basket. What’s cool is there was a helicopter dropping eggs into a giant field. Solomon said, “Mommy, it’s raining eggs!”
Pics with a five-year-old lol.
Just for fun…my little princess!
We also went to church and had a potluck with the fam. I made my famous banana pudding…the only dessert I know how to make!
By the way, our Easter outfits came together just the way I imagined. I scored the above pictured tie-up sandals from Ross for $13!