It’s been said to be the most exciting month of the year in Indiana. This year, it’s certainly lived up to it’s reputation. With a newborn and a toddler in tow these days, there’s been no shortage of “excitement” if you will. Let’s start from the beginning-ish!
Mother’s Day was truly wonderful this year. My heart was full from the moment I woke up to the second I laid my head down on my pillow. The hubs and I hosted both of our families for the weekend, which was crowded, but great. My brother Ricky stopped by on his way home from the Kentucky Derby and my sister in law + kids came down in addition to both sets of grandparents. So nice to have everyone together.
Since Mother’s Day = no cooking for me, we got a sub platter and called it a day. It was perfect. The boys also got me the most precious gift, possibly ever.
Don’t forget the flowers!
I love my boys.
The second week of the month, the boys (& Allie) and I took our first road trip up to Michigan while the hubs hosted a guy’s weekend back home. Everyone did fantastically well, with Vaughn not making so much as a peep the entire 5-hour drive (with one nursing break halfway through) and a built-in DVD player which kept the toddler more than occupied. #genius
We had a fairly laid back visit since my parents and I ended up getting a pretty nasty cold, but we squeezed in some visits with our northern friends and family. The most “exciting” part of our trip was the insane sleep schedules my boys rocked out while we were there. Multiple middle of the night wake-ups from V (very unusual), paired with super early risings from E left this Mama pretty exhausted.
Oh, and the weather was awful,,
So much for vacation! Coffee and cake pops for everyone.
Our return to Indiana went smoothly and we immediately attempted to restore some normalcy into our routine (esp. in the sleep department). Although, these long days are making it quite difficult to do so! Is it me, or does it seem like before you know it, it’s 8pm (even though it’s as bright as it was at 4??). I love it/ hate it at the same time. I seriously need to invest in some blackout curtains for the house (any recommendations??) so we can get more z’s up in here!
Thankfully, the weather has improved since that snowy day and we’ve had quite a nice stretch of warmth. And you know what that means,,, everything OUTSIDE!! I live for open windows and family walks so this nice weather makes me crazy happy. Currently the procedure for walks is Vaughn in the wrap and Emery in the stroller. The dogs haven’t been walking much lately because of Allie’s surgery (she is 8 weeks out from a knee ligament repair ~~> very restricted activity), but that will change soon as she continues to heal. I also just ordered a double BOB stroller, which will also change things – for the better! I can’t wait to get back to running, but mostly I can’t wait to truck both boys around at the same time with me. Though quite the investment, I know it’ll be worth it. Mama needs fresh air and exercise with a side of podcasts. #illhaveanother
Memorial weekend was delightful. We kicked things off with a date night to White River State Park for the My Morning Jacket concert. A perfect evening at the perfect venue!
Saturday evening we celebrated race weekend at our friends Lauren + Brian’s annual 500 party. Another kid-free night with some of my favorite people!
Sunday morning, Vaughn and I hit up brunch with some lovelies whom I hadn’t seen in way too long. Unfortunately, as we were heading out, I got a call that our doodle Lucy was having issues so we spent the next 4 hours at the emergency vet. Thankfully she ended up checking out okay, so that “excitement” only caused us to miss the Indy 500, the highlights of which we caught on TV later that evening. Details.
Finally, on Memorial Day we headed up north to the inlays where we celebrated our nephew Landon’s 18th birthday. Emery spent the day playing away with Grandpa and his cousins while Vaughn got a chance to meet a couple of his relatives for the first time.
And there ya have it. Today is June 1. Tomorrow Vaughn will be 8 weeks old. And this weekend brings yet another road trip north. Excitement is everywhere! 🙂