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Jack and Isaac, 6 Month Comparison

These two boys. They have my heart. 

The bigger Isaac gets, the more shocked I am at how much he looks like Jack. I didn't expect that. Can you tell who is who?
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Daddy's Night Out

I am a little behind on blogging – life seems to get super busy starting around mid-September and lasting through the end of the year. Juggling two kiddos makes me feel busier than ever. Anyways, I will be playing catch-up this week on my blog.


Last Thursday night was Daddy's Night Out at Jack's preschool. This meant that the dads got to go spend an evening with their kids at school. 


It involved a craft, snacks and a chance for the kids to share their preschool life with their daddy's. Thankfully Daniel was able to make sure he was home for this.


Jack was so sweet the week before the big event. He would tell us that there was going to be a "Daddy's Night" at preschool and that all he could tell us was that it was at his school and the rest was a surprise. He was so excited!


Evidently Daniel is 100 years old and has gray hair, according to Jack (he thinks all grown ups are 100 years old).

Weekly Meal Plan

I want to be as transparent as I can on my blog, and this last week I didn't do a lot of cooking. After being gone for a week, I am still settling into normal life. We ate out some and had a lot of leftovers. Sometimes that is just life! Here are the links to the recipes I tried this week, along with my thoughts on each:

Pumpkin Pie
[recipe from the Libby's]
You can never go wrong with Pumpkin Pie. I made this to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. Jack and I gobbled it up over the course of the week.

Spaghetti with Meat Pomodoro Sauce
[sauce recipe via FoodieCrush]
This is the same sauce I used with gnocchi a few weeks ago, and it worked great with Spaghetti as well. I added crumbled Italian sausage for some protein.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
[recipe via Jo Cooks]
I don't make a lot of casseroles, mostly because they make too many leftovers and there is only so many times you can eat leftover enchiladas, but this is a good dish. 

Probably better for a crowd though! I accidentally bo…

Isaac is Six Months Old

Half a year in, can we really be at the six-month mark already?



This littlest boy of ours, he just keeps growing, and getting sweeter with each passing day. I don't know why we waited so long to have babies (well I do, but both of our boys sometimes make me wish we had started sooner).


Like his big brother, Isaac is a little charmer. He grins at everyone and lights up every room. I went to a ladies night out at church recently and took Isaac with me. I think I held him for 5 minutes all night long. Every time I looked up, he was in a different woman's arms. I'm thankful that he is so easy going and willing to be loved on by anyone.


Reading back at my six month recap of Jack, it is crazy how similar these two guys are. The tongue sticking out, the grinning, the intentional desire to drink from a glass at this age, the sucking on the thumb. It's all killing me (in a good way).


Isaac has had a rough go the last week-and-a-half. We went on vacation to Florida for Jack's fa…

Hiking with Kids: Prentice Cooper

The last few days have been perfect examples of how I expect autumn to be. The air is crisp, the sky is blue, the leaves are falling, and the sun is warm. It's my favorite time of the year.


With such a gorgeous day on our hands, we felt like we couldn't waste it inside, so we gathered our brood and headed to Prentice Cooper State Park for a little walk in the woods.


Initially we planned to do a short hike from Shackleford Ridge Park to Mushroom Rock.


Unfortunately, we took a wrong turn somewhere and didn't make it to Mushroom Rock. Jack was disappointed, but since we live here, it will be easy to go back again.


This was Jack's longest hike to date – completing just under 2 miles round trip.


Almost as soon as we got in the woods he started complaining about being tired. We have discovered that he just needs a little motivation and encouragement to keep moving. And maybe a game.


I suggested he pick up the brightest red leaves he could find. It was a good distraction to …