Desmond’s one year photos were definitely the most fun so far. He hadn’t started walking quite yet at the original date we had them scheduled for, which got rained out. It ended up being a blessing in disguise because by the second date, he was a walking maniac. It made the pictures so much more dynamic and gave us a lot more options. We wanted them to be casual and representative of us as a family. We spend a lot of times on weekends venturing out to our favorite city spots. We picked Tremont for these pictures because of the vibrant colors in the neighborhood and Lincoln Park for Des to run around. Lucky’s Café was even super nice enough to let us play in their garden. It ended up being an overcast day again and started raining half way through. We made the best of it by utilizing the awning over the pool restrooms, then we ran over to the Brewnuts shop for a treat and some final snaps. Des was such a trooper through the whole thing and most definitely earned that rainbow sprinkle chocolate donut.
Here are my favorite picks by the amazing Kortnee from Kortnee Kate Studio.
It was a pretty wonderful 4th weekend. We had friends in town from Florida who’s visit marked the rekindling a friendship that was obviously destined to be. They have a 5 month old baby girl who’s such a good baby. Baby Bear made me so proud with how sweet he was to her. He kept giving her toys to play with and whenever she was on the floor doing tummy time, he would crouch down to her level and put his head down to look her in the eyes. It was somewhat of a relief to know that one day, God willing, he is going to make an amazing big brother. Opposite nap schedules meant we spent a lot of time hanging around the house, which was fine by all of us. We did make it out for a couple brunches, because let’s face it, that’s what you do for fun when you’re 30 (or almost) with kids.
Brunch at Toast
Brunch at Dante Next Door. Although there was a lot of baby misbehaving going on…the food was amazeballs!
I’m currently working on a little project helping someone concept the look for a new business space. She really liked the minimalistic and clean feel of Charlie’s coffee shop, but I know that she also loves color. So, I wanted to give her a range of options. All of which I’m obsessed with and if I had three houses I would decorate each of them this way. But I don’t. So instead I try to work little pieces of each of these into my home. It sounds like we might do the same for the space as well! Is there a certain interior design trend that you are really digging right now?
I had a feeling that it would be pretty fun dressing baby bear this summer. He’s at the age where he doesn’t look like a tiny old man when you try to dress him in miniature versions of big people clothes. Sorry I’m not sorry that was a confusing sentence. Shorts, tanks and tees are pretty much his uniform. H&M and Old Navy are great sources for adorbs shorts. For tees, you can’t beat the $5 Circo tees from Target (not pictured). But, I haven’t been able to help myself from splurging on a few indy designer tees. I wish I was a little bit taller? Me too baby bear, me too.
1) Tribe is Alive Tee, H&M Shorts, Chuck Taylors 2) GAP tank, H&M shorts, Toms 3) Indie Nook Tee, Old Navy Shorts, Salt Water Sandals
This weekend was an extra special one. For the first time in a long time we had daddy all to ourselves on Saturday and Sunday. That coupled with the beautiful weather of the summer solstice made it a pretty picture perfect weekend. We try to make a point of getting out of the house as much as possible on the weekends. That’s become especially true now that Baby Bear is walking and he’s pretty much a bull in a china shop. He cannot be contained. And it’s exhausting. He is also fearless and seems to think he is indestructible. The bruises all over his forehead are evidence that, clearly, he is not.
Spontaneous family dinner on West. 25th. Get at those patios!
Another successful outing to the Hingetown Sunday Market.
My Hingetown Market purchases: mid-mod magazine rack ($12), vintage plant stand ($18), and small vintage table ($15). I’m so excited about these scores. I will share once I figure out where/how I want to style them.
And of course no weekend is complete without some static slide shock at Linden Park.
Bought these beauties at Heinen’s for the coffee shop. Need to get some for home!
Since we’re about 60% weaned off the boob, I’m making sure to savor little moments like this.
This Father’s Day moment was pretty perfect!
This organizer. Our long awaited hero overcoming the dreaded mail pile/junk drawer.
This is how we watch TV with an ear infection.
After celebrating Charlie’s birthday the weekend prior, I didn’t really care if we ended up having a quiet night at home for mine. 30>29 after all and a babysitter two Saturday’s in a row is just cray cray. Buuuut, the day ended up working out just so that we were due for an early dinner. And early dinners are baby friendly. It ended up the perfect little night. I even put heels on for it. We hit up SOHO for dinner on the patio. Reminder to self – post preggo & nursing you can only handle one cocktail. ONE. How convenient that the newly opened Ohio City Mitchell’s was right next door for some dessert too! Big shout out to my two favorite guys for making me feel so luck. Oh, I almost forgot, Fresh Brewed Tees had their trucked parked outside of Town Hall after dinner, so that picture at the bottom is result of how that ended.