August 20, 2019

Finn | 49 weeks

Finn at 49 weeks old!

And this was Fox!

Sweet boy after his bath

Sometimes it takes so long for your dinner to get there, you just have to eat the table.

I don't love sleeping with him in the same bed, but these kind of moments make up for it.

He's so big now, where is my baby?

Always trying to share his food with me

At the Natural History Museum

August 17, 2019

July iPhone Dump

I'm glad I take so many pictures, because if you would ask me what we did in July, I wouldn't remember much of it. So let's see what we did...
Fox hates going to the movie theater. You basically have to drag him there. I really wanted to see the Toy Story movie, but he only agreed to go if we invited his friend Dylan. Of course he loved it and had a blast...keeping up with Finn during the movie was a little harder, but he took a little nap on me and that was heavenly. It was probably the last time for a couple of years that I will take him to the movies. 

We invited two of my friend's kids over one morning, since she had to work. The boys were crazy as usual, but played so well together. 

He loves to sleep in my bed and sometimes I let him.

And some mornings look like this. I know a lot of people don't agree with this, but that's okay. They won't want to sleep with me forever.

We had a playdate with Fox's friend at a play place. 

I think Finn had more fun than Fox!

It's so nice that they can take baths together now and they both love it.

One of our favorite birthday parties every year: Jake's Pool Party!

The Birthday Boy!

I got my bedroom painted and the fumes were really strong in there, so I slept on the couch. Of course Fox wanted to sleep on the couch as well when he heard about my plan. This is how I found him in the morning.

We usually always have a fort set up in the kitchen/living room. He was trying to sleep in there when I took this picture, but then decided that his bed was a little more comfortable.

I looked through my pictures the other day and found this and 47 others that Fox must have taken of me and Finn. He's all about taking pictures with my phone these days and it's always a surprise what you'll find.

I love our sunsets here.

I don't think I talked about this before, but I started teaching DIY seminars at the Home Shows that I used to work for. It's an hour each day (3 days) and the attendees get to make a free doormat with me. I really love doing it and it's been very popular and the attendees seem to be having fun. This was the second time I did this and I was invited back to do the October Show as well. 

Here are some of the door mats the attendees made. There's room for 30 people per day.

My in-laws watched the boys while I was at the seminar and we went to a late lunch after I came back.

I miss these people so much. We used to get together with them multiple times a month, but of course things have changed since the separation. This has been definitely one of the hardest parts for me, I not only lost my wife, I also lost the only family I have here. 

Not sure if he's loving on him or choking him, but Finn seems to love it.

Last picture before this big boy turned one!

Another fun afternoon with Kristy and Jake.

Brunch with my girls!

August 16, 2019

4th of July Celebrations

We had an amazing 4th of July week this year!
This was my first official solo holiday and luckily I got to spend it with my kids. I'm very worried about the holidays I don't get to spend with them, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

My friend hosted a pre 4th of July BBQ at her new house and we had an amazing time.

Finn was so happy to play with the water table and all the big kids gave so much attention to him, he loved it. 

Seeing my kids have fun is one of the greatest joys in my life.

And seeing my friends love on my kids, is another one!

This is what summer is all about!

A few days later, my friend Kristy invited us to join them at the Princess Hotel to celebrate Jake's 5th birthday. They had booked a room there, so we were able to swim with them all day. 

I don't know if I took this picture by accident or if Fox took it, but there's something about it that I really love.

After a few hours, we walked over to their other pool for some more fun.

We went to their room to change and play for a little bit and these two superheroes jumped from one bed to the next, until one of them got hurt.

We all had dinner together and then watched a little bit of the LEGO movie by the pool, before we watched the fireworks and took all the sleepy babies to bed.
Kristy always makes everything so fun and we had the best day.

On the actual 4th of July, we went to Corinne's house for a BBQ and some more swimming.
This guy had his first ice cream sandwich, not because I wanted him to have one, but because he kept grabbing it out of my hand, so I surrendered and just gave it to him. He was a big fan.

Everyone was too tired to wait for the actual fireworks, so we had our own in the driveway before it got dark.

It was a fun week full of fireworks, friends and swimming!