Day 3 | Project 365 “Hulk SMASH!!…..Are you scared because I’m the Hulk, Mama?”
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Day 5 | Project 365 Happy with his new star light
Day 6 | Project 365 The Jeep is sitting in the driveway, running, with the keys in the ignition. While we wait for someone to help unlock it, Isaac is enjoying his oatmeal and singing “Hold on. Help is on the way!” (From The Preacher’s Wife)
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Day 8 | Project 365 It was too cold to go outside today, so we kept ourselves busy indoors instead!
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Day 10 | Project 365 Painting his new monster trucks
Day 11 | Project 365 I did NOT vomit on the carousel, despite Isaac choosing the spinning teacup. #soproudofmyself
Day 12 | Project 365 Sometimes the only cure for a bad day is a bubble bath and some quiet reflection.
Day 13 | Project 365 Yes, that is my child running as fast as he can the wrong way up the escalator at IKEA, completely ignoring my command to “COME BACK DOWN HERE RIGHT NOW!”. Sigh.
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Day 15 | Project 365 They were all fighting over the bottom of the pile!
Day 16 | Project 365 So happy to have my camera back from the repair shop! And to discover that audiobooks are a great way to slow my little guy down while I’m cooking dinner :).
Day 17 | Project 365 I can’t believe he’s tall enough to reach inside the mailbox!
Day 18 | Project 365 Somebody was enjoying his sick day on the couch with the iPad. Mama was enjoying the down time too, I gotta be honest ;).
Day 19 | Project 365 “Look what I can do!”
Day 20 | Project 365 He’s just getting so big. *sniff*
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Day 22 | Project 365 This was from our last snow day. We got at least 6 inches today, but it was too chilly for Isaac to stay out long and get any good pictures. I just love how he was trying to ride his tricycle in the snow
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Day 24 | Project 365 My little kitchen helper loves “doing the dishes”. (I haven’t even finished priming all the wood trim in the house, but I already love how much brighter it looks!)
Day 25 | Project 365 Love my boys ❤
Day 26 | Project 365 Chris had his first day off since Christmas! We’ve been enjoying it, and Isaac can’t get enough of Daddy. We were enjoying a dinner out at our favorite Indian restaurant, and Isaac and Chris were telling each other jokes. Isaac told some funny ones, and we both laughed. Chris told one, and Isaac put his face in his hand, looked bored, and told him, “Daddy, that doesn’t make any sense”.
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Day 28 | Project 365 Isaac’s favorite thing at the mall…other than the train :).
Day 29 | Project 365 Daddy gets a new treadmill and Isaac gets a giant box to play “airplane bus” with. Everybody wins.
Day 30 | Project 365 Such a blast to finally meet online friends in person!
ay 31 | Project 365 My favorite grocery shopping buddy
Day 32 | Project 365 Isaac spent most of the Super Bowl squooshing himself in between all the men and their ladies ;).
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Day 34 | Project 365 Today was one of those days. I always threaten (jokingly…mostly) to put him in a “baby straight jacket” and today he said, “Yeah, put me in a straight jacket, Mama!” Well, alrighty then.
Day 35 | Project 365 Very, very rarely, I can get him to sit still. Not longer than 5 or 10 seconds usually, but I’ll take what I can get!
Day 36 | Project 365 “Where’d Mimi go??”
Day 37 | Project 365 Today we visited the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. I can’t wait to go back next month when they start giving train rides again!!
Day 38 | Project 365 Here’s another one from our visit to the train museum in Baltimore yesterday. This is the top of the roundhouse dome. It was so beautiful!
Day 39 | Project 365 He can swim half the length of the pool now, and according to his instructor his breathing is pretty good :).
Day 40 | Project 365 Today was a big day! The plumbers *finally* started the massive job that’s been waiting since right after Christmas.
Day 41 | Project 365 Some days (okay, every day), he needs a LOT more physical activity than I can provide at home. It’s so hard to wear this kid out!
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Day 43 | Project 365 First ever visit to the dentist. He was so excited! And did great.
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Day 45 | Project 365 We actually had a real night away for Valentine’s Day! A great dinner with friends, an evening at a cool speakeasy in D.C. and night in a hotel :). .
Day 46 | Project 365 Warming up in front of the fire.
Day 47 | Project 365 At least someone is enjoying the pile of rubble that used to be our driveway.
Day 48 | Project 365 Got out the tripod today to get some pics with my sweet boy.
Day 49 | Project 365 We finally invested in a snowblower this year. We don’t necessarily get tons of snow, but with a 300 yard driveway, my poor husband always breaks his back trying to get just enough cleared to get the cars up the hilly section. Now he can clear the whole thing and barely break a sweat!
Day 50 | Project 365 Chris is working from home for the next few weeks and Isaac is beyond thrilled to have Daddy around so much.
Day 51 | Project 365 We visited the library this afternoon.
Day 52 | Project 365 Warming each other up by the fire on a cold, snowy day.
Day 53 | Project 365 I can’t pick just one favorite from yesterday, because it was Isaac’s first time bowling! He had a BLAST. And almost beat us both. Chris pulled ahead in the very last frame.
Day 54 | Project 365 Snack time!
Day 55 | Project 365 He so desperately wants to go to school. He wore this backpack on our walk today with a few toys and a roll of painters tape inside. “I’ve got everything I need in it, Mommy. Just in case.”
Day 56 | Project 365 Every time I turn around, he’s got his pants down so he can warm his bits in front of the fire. This morning was especially hilarious, because I walked into the room and he’s dancing in front of the fire singing, “Oh Mommy, you’re so fine. You’re so fine you blow my mind. Hey Mommy!” Lol. I told him to pull his pants up, and he told me, “My penis is all warmed up but my bottom is still cold.”
Day 57 | Project 365 More snow today!
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Day 59 | Project 365 His new obsession is Santana’s “Oye Como Va” and wants me to play it on repeat so he can drum along on his bongos.
Day 60 | Project 365 We had snow this morning, but then it just turned to freezing rain. Boooooo!
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Day 63 | Project 365 Poor kid is tired of the ice and rain. So am I! He was “fishing” on our stairs.
Day 64| Project 365 Igloo!
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Day 66 | Project 365 Loving the warmer weather!!!
Day 67 | Project 365 Ice cream!
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Day 69 | Project 365 Of *course* his favorite place to play is the giant mudpit/sinkhole that used to be our driveway.
Day 70 | Project 365 It’s always an adventure shopping with Isaac.
Day 71 | Project 365 I got a truckload of sand to level out our dug up driveway, and oh boy did this kid have a blast! After I shoveled it all out, I let him wash the truck wink emoticon . It was a perfectly gorgeous day for it, too!
Day 72 | Project 365 We went shopping for Isaac’s baseball equipment this weekend, and I took about a million pictures. He has his first practice on Tuesday!
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Day 74 | Project 365 Isaac got his birthday present over a month early. We are going to have so much fun with this!!!
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Day 76 | Project 365 The weather was so gorgeous today. He kept asking me for a “pick-a-nick” on the trampoline.
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Day 80 | Project 365 I’ve been trying to get a picture of my cat, Ozzy, for years. Darn kitty sees the camera come out and wants to come over and lick the lens, lol.
Day 81 | Project 365 Waiting oh so patiently for the lollipop that comes after Daddy’s haircut.
Day 82 | Project 365 This picture about sums up our day today.
Day 83 | Project 365 He picked out his own clothes today. Camo undies, pants and 3 different “soldier hats” plus his Spiderman shirt. He loves playing soldier
Day 84 | Project 365 Costco started selling these mini bottles of Pellegrino, and Isaac was thrilled. “They’re just my size!!!” He’s just like Daddy, leaving open bottles of sparkling water all over the house, except his are way cuter 😉 . And yes, I know it’s ridiculous that I’m buying Pellegrino for a three year old…lol.
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Day 86 | Project 365 Watching the donut making at the Amish market.
Day 87 | Project 365 My poor sick boy.
Day 88 | Project 365 Someone was feeling well enough to get out for some fresh air today!
Day 89 | Project 365 He was so excited to show me his “mystic rock”! He spends a lot of time digging for treasure in the dirt/rock pile the plumbers left behind.
Day 90 | Project 365 I love this face so much. Even all covered with dried yogurt.
Day 91 | Project 365 He was telling me an “Elsa story”. Elsa (from Frozen) eats everything she sees and grows huge like a giant. He finds it hilarious.
Day 92 | Project 365 Just takin’ a break.
Day 93 | Project 365 He wanted to pitch in and help the plumbers.
Day 94 | Project 365 Dyeing Easter eggs! I highly recommend the no-spill cups. We both had a blast, and Isaac couldn’t wait for the eggs to dry so he could crack one open and eat it, lol.
Day 95 | Project 365 Happy Easter!
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Day 98 | Project 365 Snack time
Day 99 | Project 365 “Building castles” with Daddy before bedtime.
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Day 101 | Project 365 Plum blossoms
Day 102 | Project 365 We visited the DC zoo and saw a 67 year old elephant!
Day 103 | Project 365 It’s been so long since I was able to make the trek down the hill and through the woods in our backyard to the river. I had forgotten how much fun it was to play in the water! Very thankful for a hip that’s improving day by day!
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Day 106 | Project 365 He very carefully removed his undies, laid them on the frame of the sandbox, sat down and gave a big sigh of contentment like “ahh, that’s better”. Lol
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Day 111 | Project 365 Awed by Thomas Jefferson
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Happy 4th birthday to my sweet, beautiful boy!!!!!
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Day 115 | Project 365 “I better move my head before it shoots!”
Day 116 | Project 365 Just checking out a 500 year old cannon.
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Day 120 | Project 365 He loves and adores his Daddy so much.
Day 121 | Project 365 “Hunting” deer in the woods today
Day 122 | Project 365 Watermelon on the back deck.
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Day 124 | Project 365 Not sure why this railing has become his preferred snacking spot. He loves it, though.
Day 125 | Project 365 Fishing in Baltimore
May the Fourth be with you!
Day 126 | Project 365 Taking a break from his battle with the giant roll of bubble wrap. It’s the perfect sparring partner
Day 127 | Project 365 He was busy telling me a story while I unloaded our cart. The boy never stops talking! Even while eating a snack
Day 128 | Project 365 “These shoes make me super fast, like Usain Bolt!”
Day 129 | Project 365 Eating the heck out of some arrosticini with the birthday boy at Luciano’s party on Saturday. Isaac ate 6 skewers!
Day 130 | Project 365 Loved spending Mother’s Day with my boys.
Day 131 | Project 365 Seems like just yesterday he was upset about being too small to climb on top of the slide like the “big boys”.
Day 132 | Project 365 He was begging for Chris to play checkers with him all through dinner. “Play checkers” was really code for “Make tall towers from all the pieces”.
Day 133 | Project 365 I could wait for him to stop talking before I took the picture…but I’d probably still be standing in front of that tree waiting, lol. I think he was talking about how he was like Pooh Bear, looking for honey.
Day 134 | Project 365 Love my little fisherman <3.
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Day 136 | Project 365 A rare shot of Chris not making a weird face or flipping off the camera, lol. Must be recorded for posterity!
Day 137 | Project 365 He was so excited to get some new “Army toys”! He’s obsessed with all things military, and keeps asking if he’s old enough to join the Army now that he’s four. Not even close, buddy. He doesn’t always believe me.
Day 138 | Project 365 I looked outside, didn’t see him playing on the driveway, stepped onto the front porch and looked left. And this is what I saw. He was trying to drink from the hummingbird feeder. LOL
Day 139 | Project 365 Somebody had his very first riding lesson this week.
Day 140 | Project 365 Rainy day
I love how sweet and calm he looks holding the umbrella. You’d have no clue that he was swinging it around and making shooting noises, shouting “umbrella wars! umbrella wars!” lol.
Day 141 | Project 365 He loved the card he picked out for Daddy’s birthday so much that he made me read it to him over and over in the store,and was almost beside himself when Daddy opened it. “It’s a Daddy bear hugging his baby bear!” “Love you, Daddy ❤ On your shoulders, on your lap, Side by side to take a nap, Squeezing, cuddling, hugging, too, I'm so glad my daddy's YOU!"
Day 142 | Project 365 He’s enjoying himself with the new swing, makeshift seat and all.
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Day 144 | Project 365 Sweet John Paul was swinging a very content Isaac in the hammock
Day 145 | Project 365 Trying out Daddy’s birthday present.
Day 146 | Project 365 Excited to let loose after a long dinner in Baltimore.
Day 147 | Project 365 He’s never fallen asleep like this in his life! This kid has never just given up and closed his eyes unless he was in bed or the carseat. Even sleeping, he looks like he’s still in motion, haha.
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Day 149 | Project 365 Penguin feeding at the Baltimore Zoo
Isaac loved the flamingos! Especially when two of them started fighting.
He had so much fun on these lily pads. He was dancing a jig here.
He went down this slide quite a few times!
Thanks to my good friend Michelle Sutera for the picture!
Come on guys, get me outta here!!
“This is my best gorilla friend, Mama.”
Day 150 | Project 365 He keeps going higher and higher!
Day 151| Project 365 We really enjoyed chasing this green jumping bug around the front porch!
Day 152 | Project 365″I need my Army hat, so the rain doesn’t get on my head.”
Day 153| Project 365 Keeping busy at Lowe’s.
Day 154 | Project 365 “Here squirrely, squirrely, squirrel…”
Day 155 | Project 365 Mulberries ripening
Day 156 | Project 365 Yum!
Day 159 | Project 365 All dressed up and ready for mass this morning.
Daddy’s favorite 🙂
Kissing Mama Mary before we leave.
Day 160 | Project 365 This swing is just not as thrilling as the other one. Not sure what the original owners of our house were thinking when they put up the swingset facing a giant tree. By next year, he’ll be knocking his feet against it when he swings!
Day 161 | Project 365 Keeping busy while waiting for Aunt Emily to arrive
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Day 163 | Project 365 So excited to be at the airport, and ready for a visit from Aunt Emily!
Day 164 | Project 365 Such a gentleman, helping the lady with her bag.
Day 165 | Project 365He loved having someone to keep him company on the potty.
Day 166 | Project 365 Train ride with Aunt Emily
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Day 168 | Project 365 He ran back over to me and told me, “I asked Mary to teach me how to read!”
Day 169 | Project 365 Beautiful and pregnant Aunt Emily
Day 170 | Project 365 Aunt Rachel’s lookin’ a little worried, haha.
Day 170 | Project 365 Cooling off his belly at Whole Foods.