Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Photos :: 4th Anniversary

Every year on our wedding anniversary (June 25th), Ivan and I go to the spot where we got our wedding photos taken and take some anniversary photos. They are really fun to look back on.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Photos :: Blanket Fort

Just two quick photos so that I can remember our first blanket fort.
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These photos also make me think about the fact that Milo has been wearing his pyjamas a lot lately. He's been in a phase where he doesn't like to get dressed. For a long time now Milo has been particular about what he wears but for the past few months he gets extremely upset if the wrong thing is offered. Things are easing up a little and he's not having meltdowns if I offer the wrong shirt or pants but a lot of days he ends up only half dressed because he is just really into whatever pyjama shirt he wore the night before. As long as I'm in the right frame of mind about it instead of trying to force the issue things go pretty well. I'm relearning lessons on not always getting my way and not overreacting about little things. For me, being a parent is definitely the biggest learning experience and the biggest character builder. I am constantely evaluating how things went and figuring out what I could do differently next time to make the situation better. I think that's all we can do, really. Being a parent is really hard but I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Photos :: Farm Sanctuary 2015

Two weekends ago we took a trip to Watkins Glen, NY with our friends (and Milo's bff) to visit Farm Sanctuary. Everyone there was so nice and seemed to really love being there and taking care of the animals. Petting cows, pigs and goats was pretty much the sweetest thing ever and I almost cried so many times. It was a special weekend because they were celebrating all of the animals' birthdays which meant cake, ice cream and a bouncy house...major bonus. Here are a few photos from our trip.
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We had such a great day and I would be totally ok with living there myself if that's an option.