Wednesday, June 29, 2016

go sox

we were lucky enough to receive free tickets to a red sox game this summer.  we braved the thick july heat and muscled through a few innings.  the week leading up to it, tripp kept talking about how excited he was to "go to the football game. go sox go!".  mike got us some family hats and i thought the way tripp wore his was so endearing, i love when his innocence peeks through.  tuck got MVP of the mylett family that night.  he did so well and it was a hoot to watch him clap along with the rest of the crowd.   not to mention i'm always a sucker for an excuse to dress alike :)

i want to imagine that we've grown out of the stage of parenting that compels you, to say, take your six month old trick or treating.  you are SO PUMPED to show them this magical new world.  then you're doing it and you look at each other like, "he's not even having fun?!  he doesn't understand what's happening!?".  i want to say we are far more seasoned the second time around, but we took a 3 year old and a 1 year old to fenway park in the dead of summer....and still said things like, "they are going to love this!"

Friday, June 17, 2016

tripp's third birthday

so today, you are three.  our ever passionate, ever curious, ever observant boy.  you have eyes like a hawk and there is not a bug or airplane that goes unnoticed.  you are compassionate, determined, and at times- wildly stubborn- and you do not stop until your head hits the pillow at night.  you are so gregarious and will do anything to make people smile or laugh.  you have a unique gift of bring playful energy where ever you go.  everything is an adventure to you, even a trip to the grocery store.  you get so excited that you shake with excitement when you're about to go on a swing, or pick out some candy.  your zest for life is a blessing to us.

the other day we were talking about your birthday and i asked you if you knew how old you were going to be.  you didn't, and when i told you you were going to turn three you said, "no, i'm not three, i'm just tripp".  i thought that was just perfect.  you are just tripp, one of the greatest loves of our lives.

happy birthday sweet boy, we will love you forever!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

childhood unplugged

i'm always somewhere in between, "i've got this!" and having a running stack of 200 parenting books in my amazon cart.  i want so much for him and worry about stifling his little soul.

once in a blue moon i am given a moment of clarity and perspective.  where i stop beating myself up over all the GMO's he's likely consumed, and think to myself, "he's accepting, loving, and happy.  that's what matters".  watching his tiny hands, ever so gently, cup that toad...something so small, but it's everything to me.

Monday, May 30, 2016

our sunshine

2 years 11 months