Sometimes Easter goes by and I don’t really trip off it. It feels more like a general holiday. It embodies a certain time of the year where everything is coming alive and it’s warming up, so that’s cool. You get to dress up and look cute plus the food that day is usually hella delicious. But Easter felt much more personal this year. The story of Jesus: his life, his death, the resurrection. The timing is impeccable. I feel like as a collective, we’re all going through some form of death and rebirth right now. Our reality has never looked like it does right now and people are adjusting. It was the death of life as we had known it and now it’s something new. It’s interesting.
So to celebrate, I got Easter baskets for my kids, we did an Easter egg hunt inside the house, and I got my kiddos all dressed up for virtual church. I found a company called Bailey’s Blossoms that sells “mommy and me” clothes. Since my daughter is still so young, I thought it would be cute if we wore matching black and white printed dresses. Langston’s outfit is a mix of Target, Carter’s, and Osh Kosh. Since I love photography, I took pictures of us outside the house and they turned out really good. I’ve shared some of them below.
This was me at the house a couple of weeks ago. I had these swishy pants that I found at a thrfit store a while back and this color blocking organza top. They’re among many statement pieces that I buy and then figure out what to do with later. This extended time at home seemed like a great time to build some new fun outfits.
Getting dressed and styling myself is like a tiny therapy session. I get to express. Plus Josie was being cute so I snapped a few pictures in her room after her nap.
I hope you all are doing well. If not, find a little bit of peace each day and hold onto it. Things will turn around.
My Spring Break was earlier this month before social distancing was our reality. I wanted to do something special with my babies so we took a road trip to Chatanooga, Tennessee. And I did it solo dolo. That’s right folks. Just me and the two toddlers, and the trip went really well. I was proud of us.
We went to the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday and then to the Missionary Ridge Local for a 3-mile round trip train ride on Sunday morning. I don’t know what it is about trains, but kids dig ’em. It was a cool outing for us. And it was my first real train ride too.
I’m a child of the 90’s. Whenever I see colorful things, my brain jumps to the Popsicle commercial where the kid says “The colors Duke, the colors” to his colorblind dog. That’s the end of my story.
Enjoy these magical ass photos of me and my kids embodying joy. We discovered a trampoline park South of Atlanta and it has hella activities plus great lighting in the evening. Here we are in the ball pit. Had to jump in because the kids immediately started sinking and I wasn’t having that. It was fun.
I visited Savannah, Georgia for the first time last weekend and fell in love. The big Oak trees with Spanish Moss draping the branches are so beautiful. Savannah has the feel of an old soul. Such a charming place.
The great thing about living in the South is a quick road trip can get you to so many cool places whether it’s in Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, or elsewhere. Driving to Savannah was a 3.5 hour car ride. Completely doable, even with 2 toddlers.
On our first day there, we went to The Public House for dinner, which was amazing. Then we waited in a line that went half way down the block for Leopold’s Ice Cream. Their serving size was on 200. And I, for one, was not mad. Plus the weather was perfection so we finished the day with a nice stroll around town. It was a great day.
I’m just getting to know Savannah, so any recommendations for next time are appreciated. I’ll definitely be back.
I swear my kids have more of a social life than I do at times. Kid’s birthday parties stay in rotation around here. And at this age, indoor play places reign supreme. It’s a shoeless frenzy. My weekend activities usually include something for the grown ups and something for the babies. I’ll facilitate the fun.
My husband and I bought our first house on May 18, the same day I had my baby girl Josephine. To celebrate, we had a housewarming shindig at the end of September. Lots of family and friends, good food, and lots and lots of cake (foreal, that cake was big as hell). I’m telling you, it takes A LOT of work to get a house together after a big move. Especially when you’re working with two kids under two and are an intern in graduate school.
I was running around like a whole crazy person trying to make this housewarming party pop off right. Not to mention, I had been studying for my comprehensive counseling exam, which was the day before the party. Timing be so petty. See I needed to pass that exam in order to graduate from my program in the Spring. Not gonna front, I was hella worried, but I took the test and passed. So it was really about to be party time after that.