Sarah + Abraham



Elliott’s cousin Lucy turned 1 a few weeks ago. We couldn’t make it to Ohio for the party so I wanted to have something here for her when they came to visit. I couldn’t think of anything off hand so my best friend Google came to the rescue. I didn’t want to buy Lucy toys because I wasn’t sure of what she had at home, so these picture plates from Sarah + Abraham were absolutely perfect. And of course I had to get one for her sister and one for Elliott! They were even more adorable than I could have imagined when I got them! They products range from plates to journals to chore charts and more, so if you’re looking for a unique gift you should definitely check them out. Oh, and as a bonus their customer service is excellent. 🙂


^^^babies that can crawl and stand are hard to take pictures of!^^^





Father’s Day Weekend

When I asked Dean what he wanted to do for his first Father’s Day he said he just wanted to keep it low key. So we decided to take a trip to the National Zoo in DC on Saturday. I recently took Elliott to the Baltimore Zoo and wasn’t very impressed so I didn’t have high expectations for the National Zoo. One of the problems with being spoiled by the Columbus Zoo, I guess. But I was pleasantly surprised! The National Zoo was clean, easy to get to by Metro, laid out well with lots of nice exhibits, and best of all, free!

^^^showing Elliott the elephants^^^

^^^taking a little snack break^^^

^^^zoo residents^^^


^^^always on the move these days^^^

^^^this seal was pretty amazing, jumping and twirling in the water in response to a little girl tossing up her hat on the other side of the glass^^^

^^^hitching a ride^^^

^^^love him! (please don’t mind Elliott flipping the camera the bird :))^^^

^^^regal eagle^^^

^^^my 2 favorite guys^^^

^^^happy father’s day!^^^

Happy Father’s Day Dean!! You’ve been a fantastic dad to our little guy and we both love you lots!

life lately, according to our iPhones

1. E’s daycare school photos. Hilarious!! 

2. Our new juicer. We’re doing a 5 day juice cleanse starting tomorrow and I’m a little nervous. Wish us luck!! 

3. E cheesing. 

4. He’s everywhere these days and has been pulling himself up on his knees. This also means he’s been falling over a lot and bumping his noggin. 

5. The best toys are usually the simplest things. 

6. Enjoying breakfast outdoors. 

7. Homemade berry lemonade popsicles 

8. Not too sure about swinging. 

9. This is probably why. 

10. My fancy baby.

Beach Bums

This past weekend Dean and I took Elliott on his first beach visit to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. We had never been there before, and because we’re heading there when Dean’s family comes to town later this month, we decided to take a recon trip. As a first time mom, I was afraid that Elliott was going to have a rough time in the heat and with the sun, but I didn’t have anything to worry about. And contrary to everything I’ve read he didn’t try to eat any of the sand. It was too cold to let him get in to the water, but he had a great time playing in the sand and waving his toys in the air. 

^^^he loves it^^^

 ^^^waving his shovel in the air^^^

^^^Elliott & Dean enjoying the beach^^^