Monkeying Around. And…Spring has officially sprung!

20 03 2012

Spring is here. It’s REALLY HERE! Not only is it officially the first day of Spring, but it actually seems like Spring too! Last week I spent most days outside. Either walking to Maplewood or taking Ben to the park. It’s just been wonderful. I wake up happier, my days are happier, everyone is happier.

Ben got a pair of new kicks last week. They are SO CUTE. H&M really has the best stuff for kids.

Tommy Hilfiger button-down, Children's Place T-shirt, Gap jeans, H&M sneakers

This past weekend we went to LBI for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. It was great! So happy to be back. We all went to our favorite happy hour to celebrate Mom & Dad’s 35th anniversary. THIRTY FIVE YEARS! So impressive. Here are pictures of Ben in his new hoodie from H&M looking adorable.

Blankie stroll / Bay / Backyard fun / Tuckers - H&M hoodie, Gap orange shirt, Gap jeans, H&M shoes.

This weekend we head to Boston, then to Baltimore a few weekends later, then Amsterdam/Paris. I am thinking I should not unpack my suitcase this entire month! Ben’s passport came in the mail today…I guess it means we’re really going!!





{Steppin’ In Saturday} Pajama Party

13 02 2012

This weekend was all about staying in, staying in pajamas, and staying warm. We were at the beach, and it was freezing. Ben never even got out of his pajamas on Saturday. It was one of those perfect days that include takeout pizza and a fire. And playing around on the iPad and taking silly pictures.

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Post no-heat curls / PUZZLES / Circus tent with Daddy / Family thermal camera fun

Linking up to Steppin’ Out Saturdays, where other people probably went out and had a life! And in case anyone is curious about what no-heat curls are, see tutorial here.

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The iPad camera really is crap

Today we had a fun playdate, and as usual the day is ending with Ben pant-less. Here’s a few pictures of a tired Ben rolling around with paper towels and his blankie.

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Paper towel love affair / Sleepy baby / Rolling around / Outfit: Gap onesie, Trumpette socks & Aden + Anais star swaddle blanket

Tomorrow is Ben’s 18 month birthday. What a perfect way to celebrate…on Valentine’s Day! Especially since he’s the love of our life.

Happy V-day!





{Flashback} Fall leaves + Race day

27 01 2012

This past October, my very fit and fabulous {disclaimer: Dan does not approve of me calling him fit and fabulous} husband ran an 18 mile race. EIGHTEEN MILES…the entire length of the beautiful Long Beach Island, where my parents have a summer house. By sheer {bad} luck the weekend was gorgeous and in the high 80’s…very rare for October. This was only bad luck for Dan because running 18 miles in 86 degree weather is basically torture. We had a wonderful weekend {especially when Laura and I stayed up late Saturday night chatting and drinking wine after the boyswent to bed at 9pm *note Jeff was not running any race}. My parents and Laura and Jeff were all there to cheer Dan on at various points along the way and of course, at the finish line!

Dan finished with an amazing time of 3:02. While we waited for him at the finish line we saw people crawling to the end and others vomiting when they finally made it. Dan just grabbed a root beer and some snacks and sat in the shade. Impressive, to say the least. I’m pretty sure he only ran the race so we would all take him to Buckalew’s for lunch afterwards. It was totally worth it.

That Saturday Ben wore an adorable Nautica shirt and white Gap jeans with his navy TOMS. On race day he actually wore his Jets jersey in honor of the game later that evening.

It was a very memorable weekend had by all.

Oh, just mowing some bubbles.

Ben absolutely loves the backyard of the shore house. It’s like his own personal playpen. ¬†And, thanks to a plethora of garage sales on LBI, it’s also filled with lots of fun goodies for him to play with/ruin.

Playing in the leaves and being perfect// Nautica shirt, Gap jeans, TOMS

Grandma taught Ben to throw leaves in the air. Makes for some cute pictures.

Looking forward to next year’s race. GO DAN!

Family photo minutes after the race





Nice little Saturday…

8 01 2012

What amazing weather we have been having! We headed to the beach this weekend to take advantage. Ben got to run around on the beach on Saturday…felt like we were back in San Diego. He didn’t even need a jacket! Here is Ben wearing his new sweater and button-down from Children’s Place from his Aunt Joanne and Uncle Dave. He looked adorable!

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Children's Place sweater & button-down, Gap jeans, Stride Rite sneakers

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Ben enjoying this gorgeous January day on the beach!

 

Hope everyone on the east coast was outside enjoying this amazing weather, too!





{Flashback} 1st Birthday

2 01 2012

Since I just started this blog, I will post a few “flashbacks” of my favorite outfits. This was Benjamin Rex’s first birthday…we spent it on Long Beach Island so he needed the perfect casual beachy outfit for the occasion.

GAP Shark button down, GAP shorts with skull belt, TOMS, comb-over (free)

Daddy needs a fashion blog next! Check out those sweet yellow shorts! But for now, we’ll focus on the B-man.

Mommy is lacking in the family fashion department.

Basically, 9 times out of 10, Ben’s entire outfit is GAP. He is obsessed (and by him, I mean me). They have the best sales and super cute little boy clothes.

Happy first birthday buddy!








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