James – three month update

James is three months old already!  Where does the time go?  I cannot believe it’s been three months since we met our little stud muffin! James is a happy guy.  He is thankfully starting to outgrow his rage/fussy time at night, which is great.  He is full of smiles and laughs and “talks” all the time.  He loves being outside and it’s pretty much a guaranteed way to get him to stop crying.  James is always moving his arms and legs and is rarely still.  He loves his big brother and I love watching their relationship grow and change!  James loves playing peek-a-boo with his dad, and lets out these big laughs when he sees Pat.  It’s adorable and makes us laugh every time.  James loves to eat and is a tank.  He’s wearing mostly six month clothing, and already busting out of a few outfits! We are so in love with our little man and are looking forward to what’s to come this month!

Three months old!! #timeflies

Mother’s Day 2014

We had a great Mother’s Day this year.  Sunday morning dawned sunny and warm, so we packed up the boys and headed to the beach. We played in the sand, dipped our toes in the (freezing cold) water and just relaxed in the sun.  As I’ve mentioned before, I always feel just a little bit closer to Brienna when I’m near the water.  So walking along the beach with Pat and our boys while taking in the sights, sounds and smell of the ocean just felt good for my soul.  It was perfect.

Beach day with my boys! ️#mothersday #love

I had hoped for a peaceful afternoon at the cemetery, but with two kids, it didn’t quite happen as I envisioned! Pete was running around trying to pick flowers off the other graves, James was crying and it was just a bit chaotic.  I was sad about it for a bit, but then I realized that it’s just part of life with kids.  I am so incredibly blessed to be a mom to Brienna, Pete and James.  My boys make me happier than I ever thought possible, even amidst the chaos.  And I like to think that Brienna was smiling down on her family and feeling the love we all have for her.  She started me on this journey of motherhood, and I’m forever grateful to her for giving me such an amazing gift.  I am constantly amazed at how much love my heart can hold for my kids.  I am one lucky mom.

PF5D2784RHappy Mother’s Day to all the great mothers we know and love! We were lucky enough to see both our moms this weekend, spending Saturday with Nana and Sunday with Bana.  It was a  great weekend 🙂