Thursday, August 7, 2014

Flynn's First Fiesta

For Flynn's first birthday Auntie Gracie and I came up with the idea of "Flynn's First Fiesta," a mexican fiesta themed party. Margaritas as an essential part of a 1 year olds birthday? Totally appropriate in my book!! Once I had the idea I went crazy looking for inspiration on pinterest, google images, and in the depths of my mind. I have to say I'm pretty thrilled with how it turned out! Happy Birthday to my sweet Baby Flynn!

sweet table

mustachio cake pops from jillssweettreats on etsy

amazing cake from The Cakery Bakery in St. Louis

Aunt Holly's famous cookies

smash cake!!! topper from CalaveraPress on etsy

tissue paper banner from SnootyBlooms on etsy

big brother timmy checking out the goods!


birthday family

sweet Granny Great

cake time!!

piƱata fun!

Monday, July 21, 2014

catching up

We spent a week in St. Louis, and according to Tim (who by the way has his own very cool blog now about his journey towards Ironmandom) several people told him they wished I was still blogging. I had sort of assumed that with my lull in posting I also lost anyone who may have followed. Maybe I have, maybe I haven't, but I'm going to put a few more posts up all the same!

So, I haven't posted since April. Let's see..... in that time this guy has turned ten months....

and eleven....

and even started walking. Hold me!!

The boys went to a Cards game (a first for Henry & Flynn)

Timmy finished his first year of pre-k, and grew into a huge grown up little guy.

Henry turned into a dinosaur.....

And our roof deck was finished!

So it's safe to say that we've been having a great time watching the boys grow and change before our eyes. They're cuter every day!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

9 Months Old

Since I'm trying to be a bit better about blogging I figured I should make a 9 month post for Flynn. Well really a 9 month, 1 week post! Crazy to think this guy has been an outside baby longer than he was an inside baby!

Speaking of crazy, Flynn is. The kid is on the move. He's been crawling since about 7 months, and now does a full bear crawl where he's up on all fours. He also can go from seated to standing without any assistance, from people or otherwise. He'll just be in the middle of a room and stand up. It's outrageous. I would say within the next month he'll be walking. He just has no interest in being a baby and wants to keep up with the big guys at all times. We've been playing in the play room with him a lot and he loves to be in with his brothers, making a mess of all the toys and trying his best to eat legos. And dog food. Not in the playroom, just in life in general! 

Flynn is the sweetest little guy, who is so laid back and friendly with everyone. He has a head of delicious little curls and a killer crooked smile (sorry kid, that's my fault!). As of his 9 month checkup he is 19 lbs, 13 oz (50th percentile) and a tiny little guy height wise coming in at 27 1/2 inches (10-25th percentile). He may be small, but he is mighty! The only thing that could make him better is if he would sleep at night! Love this little nugget so much!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter 2013 - Part Three

Easter is here and the boys couldn't be more excited! They woke up to amazing baskets (and some for Auntie Gracie & Uncle Jim as well), we dyed eggs (better late than never right?!?), had a delicious brunch with all the grandparents, and then a fantastic egg hunt in Grandma Kiki & Grandpa John's amazing back yard (it's like your own private resort! paradise!). Such a special morning filled with the people we love most in this world.

Later in the day we headed out to Granny Franny's for some Gallagher Family Fun! The boys were so excited to play with their cousins Charlie & Rory! We were all in for a big surprise when we got there (mom & dad included) as the Easter Bunny made a surprise appearance. Timmy asked him why he was a different color than the last time he saw him. lol. Despite that tiny detail the boys were so excited to see him, and for the Easter egg hunt that followed. We managed to get some great family pictures with the Easter Bunny, and even a good cousin picture, but somehow Cousin Will disappeared when the bunny arrived (win, wink). We'll just have to photoshop him in ;)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter 2014 - Part Two

The past few years we've celebrated Easter in Chicago. This year however Timmy had Thurs-Mon off school, and I really wanted to go back home to STL to celebrate. Sometimes you just need some family time! (also after our earlier staycation I wanted to not be at home for 5 days off again! lol) So Thursday my mom & I drove the boys down to STL, and Tim followed when he was done with work on Friday. I wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous weather so Friday morning my Dad and I planned an adventure for the boys. First up we took them to Turtle Park in St. Louis. Timmy is obsessed with turtles. OBSESSED. Like cannot get enough of them. I knew he'd be in heaven. He didn't disappoint and told me it was his new favorite place! After the park we walked across the highway to the St. Louis Zoo. Henry is a total animal lover so he was really in his element. We walked around, visited the Children's Zoo, ate cotton candy, and rode the train - which everyone loved. After the zoo we went out for lunch and then took the boys to Ted Drewes for frozen custard. The best! Such a fun day.

Saturday Grandma Kiki & Grandpa John hosted a party at their house in honor of Auntie Gracie's upcoming birthday, along with a number of other family April birthdays. It was so fun to see so many family members. The weather was incredible, perfect for a pool party! However the heater on the pool wasn't working, and since it was just filled it was pretty frigid. Tim turned the heat down on the hot tub and turned it into a mini kid pool. Problem solved! The boys loved it and spent hours in their personal sized pool. Timmy is already asking when he can go back!