Easter 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Carter had his first egg hunt last weekend with his cousin, Ian.  He was unsure and very serious.  It was a little intimidating and lots of people were there.  But he held his own and managed 9 eggs that he counted and spilled out of his chick basket over and over again!

 Then on Saturday (before Easter) Ian came and we went to an egg hunt near our house.  Before spending the afternoon with my family at my parent's house.

hippity hop, crocs, shark towel, and Mater truck

the hippity hop, although too big for now (so we had to let some air out) was the fave gift for the boys
 Then on Easter we spent the morning at home and played at our playground with my sister and her family.  Carter got his Easter basket and took an early nap before going to my in law's.
restoration hardware giraffe big boy towel and crayola color wonder markers and fingerpaint and some m&ms
throwing rocks in their stream with Grand dad
hunting for more eggs

checking out their eggs with his cousin, Beau

It was a beautiful Easter weekend and we had so much fun celebrating with our families!
Now the countdown is on until his birthday!

I am a boy mom (& I absolutely love it)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

 A few weeks ago I wrote this post for Elizabeth's series about being a #boymom.  
This is how it all started...

Whenever I imagined my life I always pictured myself as a mom to girls.  I'm pretty girly.  I wore pink to prom, my childhood bedroom was Laura Ashley pink floral, and in college I worked at Babygap and had a few adorable girl outfits stashed away.  I was meant to be a girl mom.

So when I found out I was pregnant in September 2011 I dreamed of a little girl.  The heart rate was in the girl category.  Even though my doctor said not to believe any of those tests, I of course did them all and most came out as a girl.

As I laid in the ultra sound room in December the technician pointed and said look right there for the gender and tears came to my eyes immediately. 

I told my best friend about how I cried, but no one else.  I felt terrible about being so upset.  The next day I went to Carter's and picked out 2 cute boy outfits.  It took me a few days to come to terms with being a boy mom. 

The only reason I can tell this story now is because I've come full circle.  I LOVE having a son.  I think boys are the best and I actually can't imagine having a girl!

We live for construction sites and bulldozers.  We play with trucks, trains, tractors, and cars.

 I think boy clothes are adorable and it's nice how easy it is to get him dressed.  We don't have to worry about bows and headbands.  Instead he's preppy or hipster and so cute!

Since he spends so much time with me, he does like wearing my jewelry and loves playing with my makeup brushes (much to my husband's dismay.)  But I think it's good for him to be exposed to boy and girl things.
So soon-to-be mommas, I promise you that no matter the gender of your baby, you will never look back and will never know how much you can love someone until you meet your little one. He or she will be perfect for you.