Rhys: Twelve Months.

by katelin on March 14, 2019


Sweet mercy. RHYS IS ONE.


Guys, how’d that happen? I mean, honestly. The actual fastest year of my life. On Saturday Rhys turned one and I’ve been in a bit of a daze ever since.

-Has the most infectious smile. It’s seriously adorable. His smile has even started to change and you can tell when he’s being mischievous or happy or just silly.Untitled
– Loves the eat, just like Riley. I swear, these boys are going to eat us out of house and home.Untitled
– Is keeping us on our toes. ALL OF THE TIME. Seriously, he’s climbing on everything, pulling out cords, crawling all over the place, it’s exhausting.

– Juuuuust started to walk. On Monday (so technically, past twelve months), he took more than three steps – it was like fifteen actually. And it was so damn exciting and so stinking cute that we all cheered him on. Riley was probably his biggest cheerleader, it was amazing.

– Continues to chomp away on everything. He’s such a little biter.
– Avoids sleep like the plague. With that, he continues to pass out at dinner and wake up all night long. It’s exhausting. For everyone.

– Does like to snuggle up and sleep with me sometimes, so that’s nice every now and then.Untitled

– Continues to follow Riley around. And laugh with him. And chase after him. And love him.Untitled– Gets coy when people say hi to him. It’s pretty precious. He occasionally high fives. And waves. But mainly just snuggles away in coyness.

– Is just the cutest.

– Can’t believe we’ve made it a full year with two kids. I feel like I was in survival mode for most of it, but alas, here we are.

– Am still in job limbo. My projects are winding up and I’ve for nothing on the horizon, so it’s a bit terrifying. I’m cold pitching and even applying for full time positions, so we’ll see what happens.

– Have read ten books already this year. It’s been nice to be so in love with reading again.

– Continue to be amazed by my amazing support system of family and friends. I honestly don’t think I would have made it through this year without them.

– Could use about a week of sleep. Or a lifetime supply of coffee. Or both.

– Am just so grateful I get to be this boy’s mama. Sometimes I wish I could go back and tell Katelin of five years ago that things would work out. That that family I wanted would come. And then I’d also say – hey, you’ll be a boy mom. Remember how you always thought you’d be a girl mom? Well, change it up, ha. Alas, here we are.


Happy birthday sweet boy, happy birthday.

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The One about a Kids’ Show.

by katelin on February 27, 2019


Want to experience something truly wild? Attend a live action kids’ show.


Last Friday, Matt and I took Riley to see PJ Masks LIVE in Long Beach and guys, days later and I’m still laughing about it. My family bought Riley the tickets for his birthday and my mom offered to watch Rhys, so how could we say no?
I knew from the get-go that it was going to be a thing. I knew it would be fun to have a night with just the three of us. I knew that Riley would enjoy the show and the spectacle.

But what I didn’t know, was what to actually expect.

And Sweet. Actual. Mercy.

I didn’t realize it until about a day before that the show was a musical. So on top of it being over-acted (because, kids), there was a whole lot of loud music and corny songs and good gracious I could not stop laughing.

Add in the fact that the whole auditorium was abuzz the whole time as it was packed with kids that were all hopped up on adrenaline and light toys and seeing superheroes come to life in front of them. Most kids screamed or talked loudly or danced (like the girl sitting behind us, who I seriously adored) or just made some sort of noise the whole time.
UntitledRiley, on the other hand, basically sat with his mouth agape almost the entire show. I’m pretty sure he was stunned and didn’t actually understand what the hell was going on around him. I mean yes, he got excited when he saw the PJ Masks but Matt and I had to keep asking him if he was having fun and asking him questions about the show.

Overall, it was a good night. It was hilarious. And I have a feeling we’ll get roped into another one of these in the future.


Have you been to a kids’ show? Are they all insane?


happy wednesday!

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Rhys: Eleven Months.

February 15, 2019

TweetLast Saturday, on the ninth, Rhys turned ELEVEN months old. This child is almost ONE. If this hasn’t been the fastest year of my life, sweet mercy. He: – Climbs. EVERYWHERE. ON EVERYTHING. Seriously, this child is like a little monkey. He tries to climb on books, on boxes, on toys, on everything, just to […]

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On Turning Four.

February 5, 2019

TweetDear Riley, Today you turn four years old. How that happened is beyond me. But it’s here and you are four. You’re no longer a toddler and most definitely a kid. A kid with opinions and friends and dance moves. A kid that makes up songs and is obsessed with butts and poop jokes. A […]

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The Conquerer.

January 29, 2019

TweetA week from today, Riley turns FOUR. How that happened is beyond me. But at the same time, I am so ready to peace out with the threes because holy hell. Three has put us through the ringer. Yes, it’s definitely had its ups, but the downs have been insane. But let’s focus on the […]

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Rhys: Ten Months.

January 18, 2019

TweetLast week (on the 9th), Rhys turned TEN MONTHS OLD. We are so close to having a one year old it’s slightly terrifying. But also exciting. But more like terrifying. He: – Is the cutest little chomper around. Seriously, this kid has five teeth and loves to use them. He is a biter. It’s quite […]

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The Holiday Numbers (Vol. 6)

January 4, 2019

TweetWell, hello there 2019. Good to see you already. I can’t believe you’re really here. I also don’t know what happened to December. In any case, the holidays have come and gone, but really, still kind of feel like they’re here (at least for one more weekend – and our house is still decorated). So […]

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Rhys: Nine Months.

December 13, 2018

TweetNine months in, nine months out! On Monday, Rhys hit nine months and I went into denial. Seriously, did I really have this guy this year? Have nine months already flown by? Is time moving at warped speed? The answer to all of those is YES. He: – Is on the move and doesn’t stop. […]

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