We had a great first Easter as a family of four (and our last weekend before Reagan officially turns ONE!) We spent the weekend at my parents, where we celebrated Reagan's birthday (that is another post once I get the pics back), celebrated my cousin, Kristen, coming into the Catholic Church and Sunday, celebrated Easter. A.LOT of celebrating, a lot of laughter, family, food and fun.
I made Reagan's dress so I was excited to see her in it.
Sharing secrets with cousin, Maggie.
Enjoying girl time.
Our precious kiddos. I couldn't love anyone more. (plus they were both in seersucker. LOVE!)
She melts my heart.
For everyone who knows "me," knows I love shoes. I am starting Reagan early.
Today we braved the wind and cold (yes it was 62 after a week of 70s and above) to attend our first Egg Hunt of the season. Mason has been practicing for weeks, and he was ready for the real deal. He had a blast and we ran around gathering eggs. In true Mason fashion after about a dozen eggs he said "that's enough, mommy" So we collected two more for Reagan (who was hunting with dad) and went to join her and Steve.
Here they are after the hunt was over.
Reagan at her first egg hunt! She was so excited to pick one up and put it in her mouth.
They had these cute matching shirts but it was so cold you couldn't see them so we took off the sweaters for one picture.
Reagan turns 1 two weeks from today. I can't believe how fast the time has flown bye and I wouldn't change a minute of it for the world. One question I often get when out with them by myself is "how far apart are they?" When I answer 21 months (which I don't think is too awfully close) I often get a "wow. how do you do it?" or "you must stay busy." And yes we do stay busy, but we chose 21 months on purpose. We wanted them to be close enough in age that they could play together, be friends, and have some common interests, etc. I won't say it has been a walk in the park. There have been rough times, tough times, and times I thought I was crazy. But one thing makes it all worth it...and that is seeing the sweet love they have for each other.
Reagan adores Mason. I mean ADORES him. For months she has watched him run around, play, and bring her toys and know that she is moving she is determined to keep up with him. Tonight in the bath tub, I even saw her get a toy from him without him noticing a feet even I have not mastered.
And Mason, well he has loved her from the very beginning. His "Ra," and now his "Reagan Marlowe." He tries to calm her tears when she is upset, he gives her goldfish when she is hungry, and he "snunnles" her to show his love.
Daily I am reminded that although having 2 under 2 was hard it is all worth it. My cup runneth over.
Last Sunday, April 3rd, Reagan took her first steps. I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She was so excited to finally get her feet to do what she wanted them to do, and I was even more excited that we were ALL their to witness her new talent! She still uses crawling as her preferred method to get around but every chance she gets, she stands up and puts one foot in front of another. I love getting to see her determination and watching her personality bloom. It truly is an amazing time in our house! On another note, we took Mason to get a haircut this week and I was worried. Haircuts have not gone well in the past- apparently to Mason, haircuts are a form of torture. There are screams and tears and although he doesn't move and we get the hair cut, it isn't a pretty process. Well, we went to Great Clips and Yvonne has the magic touch! Mason sat in Steve's lap, no tears, no screams, there was even a giggle and the result, a great haircut and a happy boy (and mom and dad too)! I can't believe how different he looks with his new hair cut. We love it and will be visiting Yvonne again and again and again.
The week itself though was a bit rough. Mason got sick Monday night and he is not a good patient. Poor guy was running a fever, lethargic and wouldn't eat. By Thursday he was better but we stayed home from school- just to make sure. By Friday- the wild man was back! Happy to have him.
This is the Mason I know and love!
Reagan taking a step.
This is my favorite. I love seeing their relationship grow. And I love them holding hands. Mason is just as excited for Reagan to walk as we are. And he is willing to help her. Love.