Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a 95-acre complex filled with large garden displays and unique plant collections. The gardens consist of walking trails, lakes, cherry trees, irises, peonies, butterflies and so much more. It’s a beautiful sanctuary located in Vienna, VA. Austin and I met up with some friends and took a little stroll around the gardens, had a picnic and admired all the seasonal blooms and foliage.

Hiking with the fam!!

Here are a few snippets of our weekend together! We took Austin hiking in the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains and he had such a good time! He loved watching the birds and trying to eat the sticks and flowers! Jonathan wore him on his back and Austin held his toys tight the whole ride. He kicked around and laughed as we all giggled through the mountains. We took this same hike last Fall when Austin was only 6 weeks old, you can find that post here. After our hike, we had a little picnic and headed to the park for some good old fashion swinging!!! Hope you all had a a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Petting Zoo Fun!

We spent most of the day at the Reston Zoo with our friends! I had never been here before and didn't even know it existed until a few days ago. As soon as I found out about it, I called the girls and scheduled a play date! The weather couldn't have been more perfect and we pretty much owned the place. There were a few other families visiting the zoo, but it was pretty much empty. Austin had a blast and loved feeding the goats, pigs, birds and llamas! We had a wonderful time, but it's kind of hard not to when the weather is so beautiful and you're surrounded by friends! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Austin is 7 Months Old!!

Happy BIG 7 months to the LOVE of my LIFE! I can't believe seven whole months have gone by, yet we can't imagine life without you in it.  You are turning into such a little boy with little boy features and a little boy personality. You are still the absolute sweetest little thing on the planet and are the most serene baby I know. Everywhere we go and everyone who meets you is taken back my how well-behaved and happy you are. 

This month you fell in LOVE with LunaBella and belly laugh every time you see her. You could just sit and watch her for hours and she always brings a big fat smile to your face! She allows you to pet her for a couple seconds, but usually escapes once you start pulling on her hair, haha. 

You have become very observant of daddy on FaceTime. He calls you before bed every night he is away on business and your adorable blue eyes LIGHT up!!! You get so excited to see daddy's face through the phone and just laugh, laugh, laugh! You both talk about your day to each other and stare into each other eyes. 

You started sleeping on your tummy every once in a while and always turn to your side to go to bed. You are currently going to bed at 7pm and sleep until 7am. You wake up at 5am to have a snack and go right back to bed after mommy nurses you. I'm so grateful that you can put yourself to sleep and  have no problem playing alone in your crib once you wake up. Daddy and I often watch you through the monitor just laughing to yourself in your crib, it's so sweet! 

You started giving kisses this month!! I love this so much and you are always giving mommy BIG open month slobbery baby kisses and mommy can't get enough!! 

You celebrated your first St. Patricks Day and Easter this month. We went to Grammy and Poppi's farm for the holiday and you had a blast. You are such a dream baby and we are so lucky to have you. You make it so easy and fun and being around you is such a blessing. 
St Patrick's Day with my lucky charm!
Trader Joe's regular!
Swimming with friends

Monday, April 13, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington DC

Spring in DC is an absolutely enchanting time of year! Everything is in bloom, the weather is gorgeous and the city comes alive. Every year we try to view the cherry blossoms in DC at their peak and this year we nailed it. Austin and I packed a cooler full of treats, a big blanket and headed to Tidal Basin to meet our friends for a picnic. We found a wonderful spot right on the water, breathed in the fresh Spring air and relaxed in the sunshine with vibrant blossoms all around us... It was a gorgeous day!