Thursday, June 18, 2015

...On Fathers Day

Father's Day has always been a little depressing for this girl, whose father never wanted to be a daddy. His "every other weekends" turned into "every other month" and then "every other..never". It hurts a little more now that I have kids. I prayed that when I did have a family of my own, that... It would be different. God didn't disappoint. 
I have said for years.. That God gave me Eric, because I suffered for so many years. 

On September 12, 2012 I watched the most incredible thing happen. My Eric...Became a Daddy. 

It has been amazing seeing him with our babies. He's my partner in parenting, a midnight feeding, diaper changing, "one more tuck in", boo boo kissing, "last book daddy", SUPER DAD. He does the perfect swaddle. He plays the perfect game of catch. 
He works hard and gives us his all. 
He loves BIG.  
and we are so lucky that he's ours. 

Happy Father's Day, E! We love you so..

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up

Here is our weekend in pics! 

{Thursday} #itskindofaweekendday 

Last day of 2 year old Preschool!

This was a bonus year of preschool for Nathan. He turned 2 the first week of preschool but I happened to find out about this wonderful in home preschool and I know it was going to be great for him to have a structured environment to learn and play. 
First and Last Day of School
I can't believe how much older he looks!
Ms. Megan and Ms. Jenn. 
Nathan loves them so much! These two were amazingly patient with my wild child. They have the perfect personalities to spend the day with seven 2 year olds. God bless them! 

Nathan got the "most sociable" award 

Ms. Megan gave each student a special book and wrote a special note for them inside. It was so sweet. "5 Little Monkeys" 

He really is a monkey. #buthesmymonkey

Megan always shared with me his special gifts and talents and that made my mommy heart happy. We will miss Ms. Megan horribly next year!

Class picture. #melt

Nathan and his 3 classmates all became older siblings! 

Last day of soccer.

Uncle Brett came to play!

Nathan showing off his certificate 

Saturday Afternoon we went to Eric's cousin Conner's high school graduation party! Eric and I divided up and he chased Nathan around and I lugged Bryce around. 

Hanging out with Uncle Josh
I took Bryce into the office to try and put him to sleep. He was thrilled #obv

Saturday night we were so exhausted from such a full day that we stayed in for date night 

Mommy-Nathan Date at Target. Nathan brought his "shopping list" and kept telling me we needed to get"snacks and things"

Sunday afternoon we spent celebrating London Olivia's baptism! I forgot to take pictures..but girlie looked beautiful in her white dress!
And of course there is no other appropriate gift then one in a Nords box. #amen

Sunday evening I was off to work. This was my last sunday evening shift- I'm heading back to night shift and will be working every Friday night #prayforme.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up

{Our weekend in photos}

Saturday after soccer I made the boys do a little photoshoot. Bryce is doing great sitting up assisted, so this was the first time he could sit up in Nathan's lap. 

Here are some of the "out takes"
"Sayyyyy Ice Cream"

"Stop Licking Bryce"
And a little sweetness 😍

Saturday afternoon we spent doing some sweat-equity. We've spent almost every weekend in the yard cleaning out the overgrowth from the previous owners. 

Nathan insisted that he wear the baby's bucket hat.. And kept calling it his "garden hat" 
The boy loves a "lad-ler"

Here's Eric and my mother in law doing some serious manual labor...

And I'm sure you're wondering where I was during all of this work. #seebelow 

I parked it in the shade on a blanket and claimed that someone had to entertain the babes #itsatoughjob #butsomeonesgottadoit 

Grandpa Joe brought us some tomato plants for our garden. I'm new to this whole gardening thing, so I totally expect to kill everything this year 
... But mark my words. By 2016 the Smialeks will be living off the land 


Saturday Night my in-laws stayed around so we could go out for a DATE NIGHT

Here's a little OOTD #googlethat 

My girlfriend recommended this top from Nords and I bought it in every color. It's perfect for summer and has the perfect amount of flow for that post-partum bod. 

We went to a place downtown with some live music... And lots of tie dye. 


On our walk back to our car one of the old buildings downtown was on fire.. So naturally.. we watched all the action 

... And I stood there wondering where I could get Eric one of these uniforms. #yesidid

Sunday we went to the Ashburn fire departments pancake breakfast. Eric's grandma volunteers at the breakfast and they do a great job with a craft for the kids. Nathan loves getting to climb up on the fire truck! 


Friday, June 5, 2015

Bryce Thomas: 4 Months

Time is flying with this sweet boy! 

Bryce is 4 months: 16 lbs and 26.4 inches. Growing so well and a healthy guy!


He is a great sleeper #canigetanamen
We put him down about 7pm, wake him up for a dream feed at 10pm and then he wakes up between 5:30-6am. 
He is pretty predictable and spends lots of time watching his big brother run around and smiling! 

{Bryce Loves}
Being outside
The Mamaroo
His Wubbanub
Bath Time 
Sitting up and watching people 

Nathan calls him "Bryce-ee" and it melts me every time. 

#nowofftocryinmycloset #nomoregrowingup