Tuesday, June 11, 2013

tea time

one of my favorite things about having a little girl is a partner for tea parties for a lifetime! my sweet friend irina planned a tea party at her house last week for a few of us mamas and our little girls. little did we know that mother natures fury would strike southwest florida and in the midst of almost a weeks worth of non-stop rain, we were hit with a tornado warning. **you can watch what our church staff and summer staff did to survive the storm HERE. hilarious. 

we decided not to cancel and i'm so glad because the number of consecutive days i had spent in the house with two kids was insane. no one should ever stay home more than three days. ever. i mean, it's just the kind of stuff to make you go bananas. A insisted on leaving the house pants-less (she's really into being nearly naked these days) and with her flips flops but i had to step in and teach her that's not proper tea attire. so, i, with my tea time-iest dress, and she, with her puffy skirt, braved the rain.  we were so excited to go but it seemed like by the time we got there she remembered she was a two year old. and the terribleness of said two year old's age made its appearance. 

after many, "no, annabella. you have to share.", "be patient. the tea is not ready, yet.", and "you may not eat someone else's banana." type conversations with her, we finally got all the girls to sit for a total of 6 minutes and sipped our delicious teas.

 ^^pretty bummed i never got a group shot of all the girls but then again the success rate of that photo would have been like a 4%^^

 ^^traded her tea for a juice box.. surprise surrrrrprise^^

 ^^look at those crumbs. like a true lady^^

^^despite this super challenging stage in life, i love this little girl to the tips of my toes^^

here's to many more {successful} tea parties :)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

3 months

how is it possible that three months have gone by since this little boy came into our lives? three whole months? it's just like they say. felt like just yesterday/feels like he's always been with us. we have been planning on heading outside and trying to fly our kites and just lounge for a while now. and today was just the perfect day to. . . not do that. you know when a day is so great and you just don't want it to end? well, that was not today. i should have known better considering there was a 60% chance of rain and it still hadn't rained that we would feel like one of those swamp people but i couldn't refuse the opportunity to be stubborn and think everything was going to work out in my favor.
back to the matter at hand. THREE MONTHS OLD! that's gotta be some sort of milestone. i actually mentioned to husband yesterday that lucca "made it" and it seemed as though i had stumped him. he had no clue what i meant and come to think of it, neither did i. but it feels like a milestone to me anyway. like he's reached a stage where we won't break him. but seriously, since entering this world mr. lucca nash has brought such joy to our family. he makes me want to be better and i've never known such a tiny little being to smile as much as he does. {seen in these vine app videos, herehere, and here.} it's such an honor to be this little boys mama and watching him grow is such a blessing. i keep thinking the next time i tell someone how easy he is it'll be the time i jinx myself but it hasn't happened yet! ::knock on wood:: 

 ^^i mean^^

 ^^aside from smiling, this is his preferred expression^^

 ^^matching messy hair^^

^^and i'm a puddle on the floor^^