mama wore: h&m wool hat, h&m faux leather jacket, free people voile trapeze slip, free people seamless romper, go jane boots, forever21 necklace
daddy wore: h&m flat hat, rvca new bars t-shirt, h&m pants, converse
little man wore: random hoodie (similar here), h&m fur hat, peep t-shirt, h&m pants, native howard slip-ons
some days, a happy coincidence of events occurs: holden takes a long afternoon nap meaning he is able to stay up a little later than normal and traffic isn’t stop-and-go meaning that dustin gets home from work a little earlier than he usually does. these two things happening in the same day mean that we are able to catch the last hour of light together at a local park.
this week, that happy coincidence just so happened to be an everyday occurrence.
so each evening as the sun slowly sunk beneath the horizon, we chased and laughed and played, amidst bare trees and fallen leaves, invigorated by the brisk evening air which was just cool enough to warrant fuzzy hats.
and on the holden development front, he has taken to babbling 24/7. whereas last week ba ba meant basically everything (say spider “ba ba“, say daddy “ba ba“, say water “ba ba“), this week his words actually sound like the real words, as in we can tell exactly what he’s saying. so far he’s said love you, yellow, spider, dada, owl, cow, mooooo (amongst a few others). it may not be perfect english per-se, but he is suddenly using a bunch of different sounds with the exact right intonation. and he doesn’t stop talking. he explains everything he is doing and just chats with me all day long. i’m pretty sure that talking makes him a real toddler.
also….i’m pretty sure that i need these boots in turquoise too. i mean they are kind of too cheap (and amazing) not to get a pair in every color.
mama wore: random shirt, the hatter company fedora, f21 skirt, steve madden sandals; dada wore: rvca shirt, vans jeans, rainbow sandals; little man wore: zara hat, zara shirt, h&m jeans, saltwater sandals.
what an amazing feeling to celebrate mother’s day as an actual mother. my first mother’s day was a fabulous one that included a little extra sleep (every mother’s dream), a homemade breakfast, some flowers, a few gifts (including an amazing water bottle with holden’s face on it!), a trip to a museum, swinging at the park, a manicure, a pedicure, and lots of laughs and love. i feel like such a lucky lady to have these two boys in my life.
mama wore: f21 maxi dress, h&m sweater, chewbeads necklace, havaianias flip flops; dada wore: volcom tshirt, lrg jeans, rainbow sandals; little man wore: quiksilver tshirt, h&m jeans, zara hat
this weekend brought sunshine and heat…finally some warmish weather. there’s something about warmth that elicits good feelings, lightened spirits, and a renewed vehemence for life and all of those things that you never got around to doing. we spent the majority of our time averting indoors at all costs, frittering away time without a care, believing that the sun would remain in the sky forever, daylights savings finally making sense now that we could actually enjoy the lengthened evenings. we celebrated with flip flops, bare feet in long grass that tickled all the way up holden’s chubby thighs, blanket-laying under the shade of a giant tree perfect for climbing, napping under an umbrella for every reason other than precipitation, picnic sandwiches from our favorite deli, holding hands at every chance, and a mini earth day concert at the zoo, all the while enjoying the sun on our backs and daydreaming about the future.