Noah's Moon Party

Anyone who knows me well, knows I get a little too into throwing parties. I get all these crazy ideas that I want to implement and I spend way to much money and get myself stressed out to the max. I literally do it every single time.

For Noah's third birthday I made a promise to myself that I would throw a fun, yet simple party. I let Noah help me choose the theme. He is really into the phases of the moon currently, so he quickly responded that he wanted a "circle moon party" (he refers to each phase by the shape).

I kept the decorations cute, but simple. He totally loved everything and the party was a success! It was nice to take some of that stress away so I could actually enjoy my kiddo's birthday.

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Noah's Moon Party | Third Birthday | my only sunshine blog
Noah's Moon Party | Third Birthday | my only sunshine blog
Noah's Moon Party | Third Birthday | my only sunshine blog
Noah's Moon Party | Third Birthday | my only sunshine blog
Noah's Moon Party | Third Birthday | my only sunshine blog
Noah's Moon Party | Third Birthday | my only sunshine blog
Noah's Moon Party | Third Birthday | my only sunshine blog

What's your favorite part? xo Britt

Mom Guilt

It took like two seconds after Noah was born for mom guilt to set in. It is so silly but like everything's made me feel so bad. Like if I had to go home and leave him in the NICU. Or if I forgot what time he had eaten and he went thirty minutes past his scheduled time. I basically acted as though it was the end of the world.  

Then we add baby two. Oh yeah I'd say it's worse but in a different way. I am always feeling guilt about how much attention I give each little one. And the guilt I feel if I nap while they are both napping instead of cleaning our house, which is a disaster by the way, is horrendous. 

Then there is the number of times I have to get on Noah during the day. I feel like I say NO about three hundred times a day. I am constantly having to tell him to get out of something. To close the door. To be gentle with Sophie. To stop using, fill in the blank, as a weapon. I am on repeat everyday. I hate that I am constantly having to get on to him.

So I decided that we were going to start going on weekly adventures. Somewhere that Noah could run like a crazy man. Pick whatever up that he wants to. All without me having to say anything. Last week we went to Watkins Mill. Sophie was in the stroller and Noah ran free. As we walked around the trail together he played in the leaves. He picked up rocks and acorns and leaves. 

We had so much fun. It was nice to give him some freedom and for me to have a break from saying his name over and over and over. I think it will be a good thing to do once a week for us both to get a break.

Happy Wednesday! xo, Britt

Cue the cute photos 😁 

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Big Brother Prep

Though Noah has no idea what's about to happen to him, I've been ttying to get as much time in with his as possible. Even if it's as simple as us hanging out in the dollar section of Target sipping on our icee, I cherish our one-on-one time. 

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Sotoday I figured I'd just share a few of the photos that I've captured recently of mommy and daddy and Noah :)

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Hopefully Noah will soon be ready to fulfill his big brother duties :) But for now we'll just watch some Peppa Pig and relax together. xo, Britt

Big Brother Status

Last week I shared what I had packed for Sophie and I for our hospital stay. So I thought that I should share Noah's big brother bag with you.

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A few weeks ago, I got it in my head that Noah really needed a backpack. Like a tiny toddler backpack that he could carry his hospital snack and things around in. Just thinking about a mini human walking around with a tiny backpack on makes me smile. Admit it you just smiled thinking about it :) It took me HOURS to find a cute back that was little enough and didn't cost a fortune. I stumbled upon this cute backpack here.

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I decided to get Noah a few of his favorite snacks to fill his bag and also a cute little book that I found about being a big brother. I didn't want to go overboard, but I do want him to feel special with his big brother gift. I think he is going to love it.

I let him just carry the bag around when it first arrived at the house and this is what happened. I think it's safe to say that he likes having a backpack. :)

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So now are bags are all ready. Now we wait. :) x0, Britt

Noah's Room Plans

Am I a little sad that the only two rooms that are finished in the house are going to get redone? Well maybe a little, but I am so excited to get started on Noah's new room! And then once we find out what baby #2 is, get started on the nursery. The plan is that the office will move into the rec room, Skylar will move to the office, Noah will move to Skylar's room, and the nursery will remain the nursery. 

As I shared a week or so ago, I have been really starting to introduce Noah to Montessori learning. I plan to use many of those new learned principles in Noah's new room. I plan to make it where Noah can be as independent as possible. I am having my father-in-law help me build a little platform for Noah's bed, enabling him to get in and out of bed on his own. 

I also want to set up all of his stuff at his level so he can play and do activities on his own. This will take some very good baby-proofing, so I plan on only allowing things in his room that he cannot hurt himself on. Nothing that he can fit in his mouth either. I know that would be the first place he would put it. :) 

So I just thought I would share a few inspirations that I have found lately. I am trying to make up my mind and then here soon get started. (All of the photos link to the original sources)

Happy Wednesday! xo, Britt