Hi friends! Long time, no talk. I hope you all had a good weekend. Camden and I stayed busy doing fun stuff with all sorts of friends and family while Nathan was holed up at home recovering from getting his wisdom teeth taken out on Friday. Whomp whomp. Somehow, I found myself on basically the same diet of mac ‘n cheese, mashed potatoes, and pudding as he did which sounds fun in theory but I am feeling soo sluggish this morning. Reeling that in today for sure – only 11 days until vacation!!

Since I haven’t post in a while here is a bunch of random updates/pictures/stuff from our life, lately:

Starting the first week of June, I dropped down to working from home two days a week and friends, it has been a complete game changer. I don’t know if May was just an exceptionally hard month or what, but scaling back on the time I am in the office was 100% what I needed in order to feel like I can handle working and moming in this season! I’m so grateful (so so so SO grateful) to work for people who support me as a person and a mom just as much as they support me as an employee!

Well guys, I drank the kool-aid and joined our local Orange Theory. My sister that lives in Connecticut has been raving about it for a couple of years and oh my, it does not disappoint! I am a person who NEEDS a class and structure and someone telling me what to do and…a consequence if I decide not to show up, ha!  I’ve been going 3-4 times a week for about five weeks now and I already feel so much faster and stronger and my pants are FINALLY starting to feel looser. Amen.

That awkward moment when you go try to find a link to your cute Target dress and realize it is a maternity style. No wonder I could size down so much! Lol. Thanks a lot people who organize Target’s clearance section. I’m going to pretend like this never happened and keep on wearing it – it’s so cute!

Camden is in a serious “collection” phase. Every day he has a different, random object that he insists on carrying around with him all. day. long. It’s usually some sort of kitchen utensil because I have a few of them in a yard sale box in our office at home and he knows where to find them. This day he took this spatula in the stroller on our walk, outside to play, and tried to eat with it at dinner. One day he found a (new, I swear – it had just been ordered and taken out of the box!!!) toilet bowl cleaning brush at work which made for some super awkward looks from customers. #momoftheyear

Single girl behavior much? When Nathan is traveling I try to watch stuff that he would normally never be up for and last week I requested An American in Paris from our local library while he was gone. Love love love this movie! Give me all the Gene Kelly.

‘m not sure if I’ve mentioned this on the blog yet 😉 but we are headed to our favorite place in the world, Captiva Island in just 11 short (but long) days. Cam has had a blast climbing in and out of his “beach chair” aka this portable high chair – I can’t wait until he’s got this little toes in the sand! Quick question for parents: What sort of flotation device do you use for a one year old? Puddle jumper? Life vest? Swim suit with floats built in? Something else? Google is not giving me great answers to these questions. What has worked for you? Help!

This boy LOVES to swing and be outside! As soon as he gets up in the morning he whines and whines at the back door until I take him out to for a few minutes then we are usually out there playing in the water table or baby pool after nap/we get home from work until it’s time for dinner.

We got out of the house this weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather walking around downtown Newburgh. Coffee, farmer’s market, big sales at the cutest kid’s boutique, a patio lunch with a view of the river, and home in time for a two hour nap. That’s what Saturday dreams are made of (if only dad could have been there).

Me and my best boy at lunch. I love being this kid’s mom!!

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  1. Biana says

    How amazing that you work with such a great group of people that allows you to do what you love and be with your little man as well! Nathan’s diet from getting his wisdom teeth taken out isn’t all that bad :) Side note, I still have my wisdom teeth in eek! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. Katie Elizabeth says

    I lol’d at the maternity dress. Something I would totally do too and not even care one bit, ha! And honestly it’s so dang cute that I’m totally saving the link for next time I’m pregnant!!! How awesome that your work is so supportive and flexible. Sounds like you have the perfect balance going on!

  3. says

    That’s so great that you get to work from home two days a week! I know it’s definitely a challenge working with a little one around, but the fact that you get to be home and with Camden is a great thing! Also, he is looking so much like your husband to me in that first picture! So exciting to go to Captiva; I love it there!

  4. says

    I am so glad you work for such supportive people. I’m sure working from home a few days is a game changer. I really wish I had an option like that because I know it would be so beneficial for me. I keep saying maybe my next job. Hahah cracking up at your Target dress story. We all make mistakes but at least it was a cute dress, right?! Cam is just adorable and I would be eating his little cheeks all day. Yay for almost vacation time! Beautifully Candid

  5. says

    Haha i love wearing cute maternity stuff even when not pregnant because it makes me feel like I got my money’s worth haha. Hold onto it for when you’re pregnant with baby #2…..AND since you scaled back to 2 days a week of working anyway, why not give Cam a friend, right???? 😉

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