March 26, 2012

Boy toys

This weekend we took a trip to Lowe's to get some much-needed weed-killer for our yard. (It looked like a jungle. seriously) While Matt browsed the weed-killer aisle, this is what Chase and I did. I'm not gonna lie, I kind of didn't mind. Chase clearly had fun, too. :)

March 19, 2012


I can't believe that this little boy turns 3 today...
He turns 3 today and on his third birthday, I want to talk a little bit about Chase's unique personality.
Our little boy is helpful. He loves to help with any and everything that you're doing. He wants you to give him a chance to 'do it himself'.
He is such a social little boy. I remember him trying to make eye contact with strangers at the mall (or wherever we were at the time), even when he was a baby. He loves people. At age 3, he loves playing with other kids. Particularly older kids.
He's so much fun. He loves playing games (hide and seek is big for him right now. he's always wanting you to come find him). It's another way that he's so good at connecting with people.
He makes me laugh. all the time. In fact, on those occasions where I'm stressed or frustrated, he'll look up at me and say, "Smile, Mommy!" And who could resist following such a sweet request? :)

On my sweet little boy's third birthday, I am more in love with him that I ever thought possible. His charming, lovable personality becomes more evident everyday.
Happy 3rd Birthday, Chase!!! We love you so much!!!

March 18, 2012

Chase's 3rd birthday party

Chase's actual birthday is tomorrow but we had his party yesterday, at The Little Gym in Durham. They did an amazing job and it was so great to be able to let someone else take charge of planning the activities. We literally showed up with cupcakes and they did the rest.

Here's a blurry picture of the birthday boy. It was hard to get a picture of him sitting still. As you can see from his pink cheeks, he was hot from all the running around.

It was really cool to see how much fun he had. When we first got there he was running, squealing, and literally shaking with excitement. I think a large padded room was probably the best place for him to be. :)

The teachers were amazing and I even got to participate. :)

He was so full of energy.

This was one happy birthday boy. That is for sure.

March 9, 2012


This is Chase trying on sunglasses in the men's section of Nordstrom Rack. He was running around like a wild animal the whole time we were there but this serious expression cracks me up. As soon as I told him to stand still so I could take a picture, that's what he looked like. :)