Summer Sayings

Sunday, August 9, 2015

As summer comes to a close I would be remiss not to share a few of the summer sayings that have come out of Wip and Duncan's mouths. You know when you share something about your child the other person says "you should write that down". Well, this is my "write it down" platform. Enjoy!

Wip can sometimes be a little "wild". The funny thing is that you can watch him spiral into that "wild" place and when he gets to that place, he knows it. Sometimes it takes just giving him a little squeeze, sometimes it takes a forceful voice, and sometimes we even do yoga. One of my neighbors invited me to an "essential oil" party and I ordered one of the oils that I was told would bring about calmness and serenity. While we were on vacation, I was trying to get the boys ready for bed and Wip was in one of his "wild" moods. The lightbulb went off and I thought this would be the perfect time to try my new fancy oil for him to inhale and be calm. I asked Wip if he wanted to smell the oil and he looked at me straight faced and said "oh mom, namaste". Well played son, well played.

While we were on the beach at the Isle of Palm the boys got really into playing in the ocean. It was the first time that we really spent a lot of time at the beach. From sand to the water we were out there for hours. At one point during the day, I looked up and what I thought was Duncan was a little too far out for my comfort. I started my crazy mom screaming. "DUNCAN! DUNCAN! DUNCAN!" along with my arms flying for him to come closer. In my panic state I looked down and Duncan was standing next to me and simply said "mom, you got the wrong kid...that is Wip". Got it.

Duncan has a friend at school named Sabasitain, but they call him Bass (pretty cute, huh?). Bass's mother is a pretty lady. She has blonde hair, is fit as a fiddle, and let's just say is well rounded. While we were in Sea Island Patrick was taking Duncan down to the pool when he spotted a lady in a bikini that looked similar to Bass's mom. One look at the lady in the pool and Duncan looked up at his daddy and said "that looks like Bass's mom, except for the face". Classic.

2015 Isle of Palm

Saturday, August 8, 2015

It feels a little deja vu (and spoiled) to be typing another post about another beach trip. I know how blessed I am to have a loving family...the hard part is being so far away!  That is why I am so thankful that we got to spend time together in the Isle of Palm this year. Check it out...
We have officially nicknamed Duncan R2D2 (not that I know anything about Star Wars) but according to Wip he is SO slow
The love between these two is just the best.
My attempt to get all four (or even just one) to look at me was a complete fail.

Bummed because it was not a cone

This kid could spend hours entertaining himself
Mudbath!
Lovely dinner and then another attempt to have everyone look at the camera:)
Ha! 
Grams and Wip posing...as well as another young lady photobombing!

Duncan messing with Hunter...always!
I will always treasure the giggles that came from these little boys...
Until next time! 
xoxo

2015 Sea Island

Monday, July 27, 2015

This picture pretty much captures our time in Sea Island this summer. Happy. Here is a little photo timeline to prove my point...
We escaped for a weekend with the Avett Brothers at the Southern Grown festival
It was beautiful night

Father and Son (and some people taking a nap)

I got to hang with a new friend (that I adore!)

No longer a kid free trip...this time we took the boys but stopped in St. Augustine at a gourmet popsicle shop...YUM!
Reach for the sky
Zoned out with his Lego instruction book (never leaves home without it)
Noodles!
Duncan meeting his horse
The boys had a blast horseback riding...Wip would say "it is so hot...but I LOVE IT, there are so many flys...but IT IS SO MUCH FUN" {cracking me up}

so happy together

Ridin'

Well that was fun.
William finally arrived and the party officially started. The boys just bossed him around like crazy..."William eat this, come in the playroom, do this, do that" He was such a good sport.
Then there was this little precious bundle of sweetness

The boys watching Pete's Dragon (terrible and loooooong)
I want to hold your hand~Beetles

Now I am going to hug you 
Now I am going to hold you
Silly girl

We took the boys to get a little FRYO...delicious
Might be my most favorite picture of the entire week...LOVE.
Dancing to a little shake it off

Francie is like "oh great...here we go again".
Snow Cones with new friends
Sharing is caring
Game room fun
This was D walking home from the beach club...my little sloth
Let the 4th fun begin! 
Ready to see some floats
On the lookout for candy!

Little lady bug 
Whoooohooooo
it was a little warm
Time for a dip!
Ocean Forrest for a REALLY good time
I'm gonna get you 
Tattoo
Oh yeah, and SNOW! 

Then the rain came


But the silliness stayed
Then it stopped raining
Back to the snow

The boys first fireworks!
Back again
I love how Duncan is looking up to Wip

Whoa kid...you have a big hand.

Until next time
xoxo