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.

Big Girl Bed, At Last March 27, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 7:19 pm

I am feeling sentimental tonight as my BABY girl sleeps in a big girl bed, her very own, for the first time. Admittedly we kept Elly in her crib for a long time, I’ve been feeling bad about how cramped she’s looked in there lately! Ten books, ten stuffed animals, and 5 blankets also contributed to the crowd. We kept waiting and waiting for Elly to climb out of her crib like most toddlers decide to do at some point. It just never happened. She learned to climb into her crib and asked about climbing out. I told her it wasn’t safe or ok to do that, so she didn’t. Wow. I think she’s saving up all her rebellion for ages 14 through 17.

We went to Target earlier in the day, Elly picked out some horse sheets and I picked out a safety rail. She helped make her new bed exclaiming, “I love horses!”. She transferred her blankets, ‘friends’, and books into her new bed and settled in, with a huge grin on her face. I wanted to curl up next to her and hold her all night. But I didn’t. It’s hard to let her grow up but I also feel so proud and excited seeing her make this transition. I know, I know, it’s just a bed, but it just seems bigger than that.


Apple of My Eye March 23, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 2:44 pm

Miles gets so excited when I start to eat an apple because he loves taking some bites of his own. Actually, anytime I’m eating something, he rushes over to steal my grub.  He’s probably already learned that when Mama is eating cake, she isn’t in a sharing mood.  How cute is our Miles eating an apple?!

Here’s a similar post about Elly when she was a wee 14 month old baby:


On the Farm

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 2:37 am

Elly and Miles loved checking out the animals on the farm during our last trip to Virginia.

My children, future farmers? Of course their farm will be all organic and free range. They wouldn’t dream of it any other way. Jamie will be thrilled when we start getting our organic produce and meats for free since we currently spend a small fortune on food.


Walker March 17, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 4:59 am

On Valentine’s evening our big boy decided to become a walker (no, not a zombie). He had taken his first steps at 14 months then decided crawling was still his preferred method of travel. He took steps here and there, but they were few and far between. At 16 months that all changed! It was so much fun to see him toddling around, I still love it. He’s starting to pick up speed nowadays but often resembles his Daddy circa 1999 around 2am on a Saturday night. In other words, handsome but a little off balance.

Check out the video proof: Miles Walks


Tea for Three

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christine @ 4:48 am

Going out to tea is one of my favorite things to do so you can imagine my excitement when I planned to take Elly and my Mom out to tea. I was about ready to burst. The pretty cups and plates, the little sanwiches, the SWEETS, the chit chat, it’s my idea of a good time. They even provided hats!

Elly may not look like me, but I found out she shares my love of going to tea! The place we went on the river has tutti fruity tea for kids to enjoy along with lemonade, mini pb&j sandwiches, and sweet treats. I could see her getting more hyper with each sip (of course she added a suger cube…or two, to each cup) and bite that she took. I already can’t wait for our next tea time!