Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Day at the Farm

With an active now two-year-old on my hands and the blessing of an unusually cool, gorgeous summer, I’ve been trying to get us out of the house as much as possible. When we’re home, Hadley has a hard time keeping herself entertained. I hear the sweet phrase “Mom, play me” uttered countless times a day, which to be honest, starts to lose a little bit of the sweetness as the day wears on. When we’re out and about there is so much to distract and excite her… not to mention wear her out so she takes a nice, long nap! 

Last week we met up with my sister Chelsea and her boys and spent the morning at Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA. We LOVE this place. It’s absolutely gorgeous and completely centered around kids, which is of course the whole point. The kids had a blast running/ falling through the orchard, picking peaches, visiting animals (including the cutest baby goat in the world), and spending time together on the farm. 

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Trains & Trolleys & 2 Two-Year-Olds

Yesterday was a big day over here. Hadley turned 2 and all of our local family came over to celebrate her and cousin Henry, whose birthday is exactly two weeks before. It seemed too cruel to subject our family to two toddler parties back to back, so my sister and I decided to combine them. Since Hadley loves all things Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with a specific obsession of trolley and Henry loves trains, we picked a trains and trolleys theme. Hadley has been talking about her “try-try” party for weeks. As my dad pointed out several times, a two-year-old might never remember the grand efforts made by their mothers (in fact, this morning Hadley mostly only recalled that she had to share her balloons with her cousins, lovely toddler that she is)…. and for this reason, I took lots of pictures.

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Happy Birthday to our sweet Hadley girl. You make life so much better.

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