Landon’s 2nd Birthday Party

This Sunday, we finally celebrated Landon’s 2nd Birthday (a month late)! He turned two on May 24th, just two weeks after his sister’s birthday (she was born May 10th), so I knew we’d be celebrating his birthday late this year. We had a much smaller party this year than last and kept it simple with just hot dogs, fruit, chips, a few little snacks, and of course, my Mama made his circus-themed cake. The topper spun around while we sang “Happy Birthday” and it was just so cute!


We reserved a shelter at one of his favorite parks that has a train and splash pad, so all the kids were kept very busy and had a great time but it was so hot (upper 90’s), so the adults who suffered through his party must really, really love him. I had been praying for pretty weather since I paid the deposit to reserve the shelter a few weeks before, and we were thankful that Jesus answered my prayers. In fact, ironically enough, the only brief shower happened during the five minute train ride, so we all got off the train soaking wet (hence my sopping wet top knot in every picture). Oh well, it’s definitely a memory we’ll remember forever!


Landon got so many fun presents and loved playing with all his cousins and friends. Grayson and I are so thankful to everyone who came and loved on our boy and helped make his party so special. It’s hard to believe he’s already two – I don’t know what we ever did without him!


Frozen Yogurt Bites

If you’re looking for a super easy summer treat for your kiddos, look no further! These easy fro yo bites are sure to be a hit and can be made in so many different variations.


To make these, I just spooned some strawberry yogurt into a ziploc bag, snipped the corner, and squeezed bite-sized drops onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I sprinkled granola over some of them, and then popped the cookie sheet in the freezer for a few hours. You could add tiny bits of chopped, fresh fruit, mini chocolate chips, or even sprinkles.

Landon and I have been spending a lot of time in the backyard in his little blow up pool and these are the perfect treat on a hot day (but ya gotta eat them quickly because they melt fast!).

Harper’s Newborn Photos // 4 Weeks Old

I can’t believe our little girl is four weeks old today. She has already brought our little family so much joy and every day we fall a little more and more in love with her. Watching Landon with her has been the sweetest – he’s so gentle and loves to hold her and kiss her head! It has taken some time to adjust to our “new normal,” and we are still finding a routine. I’m still trying to get to a place where I’m more confident driving with two babies in the car, don’t get frazzled when they’re both crying at the same time (why do they seem to always have dirty diapers or realize they’re hungry at the exact same time?!), and figuring out how to get myself ready between nap times, a newborn nursing schedule, and getting more comfortable going out and about with both of them (I feel like I need a little suitcase now instead of a diaper bag).

These are a few favorites from Harper’s newborn session, taken by the precious and very talented Bailey Smith Photography.