Life Blip | Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday! Our little baby had his very first birthday!

…Or rather, our little boy!

Last weekend, we celebrated Michael’s 1st birthday with family and friends!

It was a simple gathering, but so much fun. Sometimes, those are the best gatherings. Low stress, high fun! Just how I like things. Our theme was the alphabet and I got all of our supplies from our local teaching store, Target, or Amazon.

If you are curious about his statistics, you can click here for the updates!

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Life Blip | Baptism Weekend

Oh man! Let’s go into today’s “surprise” post with an apology! This Life Blip is almost 2 FULL WEEKS late. I have promised to get it posted MANY times and have come alarmingly farther from the original posting day. So here we are. I’m eating lunch, trying to type this out and post it within the next 30 minutes. Let the writing of “Life Blip | Baptism” commence!

I can’t believe that the last Life Blip was back in January! Yikes, I need to get better at these!

June 1st brought a bunch of family and friends together and we celebrated M3’s baptism. It was a really fun family affair weekend that isn’t able to happen nearly enough anymore!

Friday

We started the weekend off on Friday by going up to Idaho Springs for lunch, ice cream, and to tour the town!

From there, we went to my in-laws for pizza, beers, and some solid family fun time before the craziness of the baptism took over! M3 refused to go to sleep at their house that night, so we decided to throw routine out the door and let him stay up and hang. The poor kid is too stubborn for his own good and could barely hang! I think his favorite part of the night was rolling on the floor with Dad.

Life Blip | Baptism
Rolling around with Dad!

Saturday

The day of his baptism was also his second swim lesson! He is a tiny little fish who LOVES splashing, “jumping” in the water, and cruising around the pool! My parents and grandfather were able to come and watch his lesson, which was so fun!

Swim lesson!

Rounding out the weekend was his baptism! I was a little nervous how he’d handle the blessing and anointing process, but he was a champ! He talked to and over the deacon that preformed his service and was a little ham for the photos!

It was a great weekend!

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parent weekend

Life Blip | First Parent Weekend Away

For Christmas, I gifted my husband an adults only trip to the mountains. I was equally excited and terrified all at once. Mr. Baby was a new 3 months old, had had some tough days, and we had never been away from him for more than a few hours. I cringe thinking about me thinking about that weekend.

We handed the baby to his grandparents, I wrote out every single detail I could think of, said goodbye a dozen times, and then we were on our way!

That first night I couldn’t stop thinking about all things Baby and was checking my phone several times a…minute (if we are being honest!). I woke up at midnight and 2AM thinking I heard him crying and then was up for the day at 6:30AM.

I spent that Saturday hanging out in the ski lodge bar with friends drinking, eating, and laughing. I kept looking down at the ground only to find an empty space where the carseat should have sat.

By 7PM, I was exhausted in a hangout, have fun, and no responsibilities kind of way. I was asleep by 8:30PM and didn’t wake up until 8:30AM. IT. WAS. GLORIOUS!

Our final day in the mountains, Sunday, was laidback and relaxing. We picked up the baby and dogs and were home by 4. On our way home, we committed to having a kid free weekend twice a year, but striving for once a quarter. Prior to having kids, I had heard people say that getting away for 48 hours was fantastic for themselves and their relationships, with both the kids and partner. I didn’t totally understand it, but now…oh boy! I’m already wanting to plan our next getaway.

Send me your thoughts on places to go and things to do! Also, does anyone send their child/children away for the weekend and just  stay home? Or do you have someone come to the house to watch them and  stay in a hotel in the same town?

As for photos of our mountain trip, I have none. Our phones barely worked and we were bundled up in coats and winter gear, so pulling out our phones wasn’t really thought of.

As for photos of the baby during our mountain trip? You better believe that I have those!

Look at that little face!