I’m gonna be a braggy, gushy mama for a second. 

It’s so awe inspiring to watch my little man learn and grow. So quickly, too.  And to be able to share that with family in short bursts. 

For instance, on this trip so far, the kid has started enthusiastically signing ‘dog’ for the first time, and just tonight he said his third word in context for the very first time – kitty.  The cutest part– he whispers it, like it’s a smug little secret. 

We’ve counted, and he can produce 14 signs and can follow simple verbal commands!


my attempt at capturing his first haircut this week…

This is so fun, you guys. 

So proud of my little boy. 




I was totally going to write a post today, but garbage trucks are evil

I was totally going to write a post today, but then the garbage truck came by while we were eating lunch.

Dylan hates the garbage truck.

It’s loud and it’s seriously like one of those evil transformers that’s come to destroy us all.

After that, he refused to eat and was inconsolable, so after lengthy attempts to get food down his gullet, he went down for an early nap….and then so did I.

Some days, mothering really takes it out of me.

In other news, today is the one year anniversary of when we gave Dylan his first bath.  Can you BELIEVE I have a one year old?!  And that garbage trucks are going to destroy us all?!

Neither can I.

Also, Dylan waved goodbye properly for the first time yesterday, as opposed to his normal reaction of pointing menacingly like the evil monkey in Chris Griffin’s closet.  #milestones #mykidisnolongeranevilmonkey

I’ll write a better one next time, folks.  Next time.