The Real World: Wilmington

This is the true story … of four family members … who chose to move to the south … live together and have their lives blogged … to find out what happens … when people stop being polite … and start having babies … The Real World: Wilmington.

Memorial Weekend May 28, 2009

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It was a lovely long weekend. Thank you to all of the heroes who have given their lives for our country.


We met a couple friends at a nearby park for a swing and a stroll. Elly got to see a dozen or so turtles swimming in the pond.

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She realized I spy on her through the sun roof of her ride. resize sun roof


Elly enjoyed a swim in her new floatie. Only the cool kids wear long sleeves in the pool. Our swim was followed by a yummy cookout.

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We also were lucky enough to have our friends Luke and Kelly visit us for brunch on Monday. It was fun showing you where we live and Elly loved having some new people to play with!


Food Glorious Food May 20, 2009

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Elly has been enjoying more finger foods lately. She’s getting good at picking up small pieces, although those avocado bits are slippery little suckers!

This video was taken around 8.5 months.


Berry Sweet at 9 Months

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Elly celebrated her 9 month birthday on May 12th.

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She also recently had her 9 month check up. She is a healthy girl who weighs 17.10 pounds and is 26 inches long. She has been “talking” more lately and started crawling with her belly on the ground around 8.5 months. She seems content getting around like this, which is fine with me because I can still keep up with her! Elly has also been trying more finger foods. She’s having fun feeding herself but also loves being fed, she’ll take food any way she can get it!

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Pediatrician's Office


Best Mother’s Day Ever May 12, 2009

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I know it was my 1st Mother’s Day, but it really was the best ever. Things I loved about Mothers Day:

  1. Waking up to fresh cut pineapple
  2. Hot pink fragrant peonies
  3. My diaper duties were minimal (J was shocked by some changes that have taken place)
  4. Lunch and dinner feeding duties were cut in half
  5. Reading US Weekly on the beach (say it aint so Jon and Kate!), while Jamie went walking with Elly
  6. Picking strawberries, that was some good clean fun!
  7. Eating homemade strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberry topping (haven’t enjoyed ice cream that much since there was an Elly in my belly)
  8. Hanging on the beach with Jamie & Elly (I live by the beach, still can’t believe that!)
  9. Italian dinner date with J & E
  10. New Elly charm necklace
  11. Sweet card from Jamie

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I thanked Jamie for making the day perfect and especially for helping so much with Elly. He joked and said it was like she had two Mommies for the day.

I feel very spoiled and blessed. Thanks again Jamie for being a wonderful husband and thank you Elly for continuing to bring lots of joy into my life. I’m so happy that I’m your Mommy.


Happy Mother’s Day May 10, 2009

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We want to wish all of the Mommies we know a very happy Mother’s Day!



We Heart Teachers May 8, 2009

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Happy teacher appreciation week to all of our teacher friends!  We love you and appreciate all of the hard work you do each day.

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Mother of the Year

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I’m famous! Check out this funny video :o.

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