Where in the world have the last two years and four months GONE? Max and Natalie are growing like adorable weeds (comparison photo from last month) and more & more often at night I find myself choking up while putting them to bed. They are so precious and fun to be around, I am loving their current ages so much. I don’t know what’s better, seeing Max walk over to Natalie so he can cup her cheeks and coo in her face, or watching her eyes light up as Max talks to her. They are both absolutely amazing.
We’ve been going to the park in the morning nearly every day, which I’m all HELLO, three hour naps — for both of them! (#momwin) Their long naps mean I can sit down with a book and basically watch the clock tick by, a dream! I put together a list of recent books I’ve read, but I’d love to know in the comments below any suggestions you have for me to read next. For our August book club read we’re reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I started listening to this via audio book and it’s pretty darn great. I can’t wait to go through our apartment and make some changes ;) Watch out Zack.
And speaking of Zack, he took me on a super fun date last weekend. We stopped for burgers & beer before grabbing an order of ice-cream and eating it on the beach. And you guys, what a treat it was to be alone with him for three hours! (We do babysitting/date swaps with friends.) During that time there were no diaper changes, no one ate sand, and no one fought over beach toys. But we did laugh a lot, and it felt like we were 18 again ;) I loved our date so much, SO MUCH HAPPY!
This weekend we’re heading to the beach as a family (any bets on who’ll eat sand first?), and I’m going on a solo run Saturday morning, which I’ve been looking forward to all week. How about you?
Your kids have the BEST hair! Lucky ducks! :) So glad you guys had a fun date! I hope the beach is great this weekend, and enjoy that solo run! Have a great weekend, Maggie!
HA, thanks! :D happy weekending, Laura!
Your babies are such cuties. I smile every time I see their faces on here.
I’ve read Marie Kondo’s book and now have to implement it!! I have been on a WWII binge lately, All The Light We Cannot See and The Hiding Place (reread) specifically. (The Book Thief from last year fits in that category.) I’m reading Fahrenheit 451 for a book club and it’s taking all I’ve got to get through it. Definitely not my genre. I can’t wait to read Amber Haine’s new book, Wild in the Hollow. I love her style of writing.
Ohhhh, thank you so much for the book suggestions!
Have so much fun at the beach! Your kids are darling and you can tell you are a great momma!
I recently shared my summer reading stack!
Have you read The Pact by Picoult? Whoooooo, add it to your list! And make sure you get to The Fringe Hours, that book changed my life as a mama and individual :)