October 8, 2015

Fall for Fun

 Joyous tradition
of celebratory season,
when leaves let loose
and earth's bounty 
is seen in the beauty
of orange hues. Delight
in the slow shifting sun, 
in the festive feel
of autumn as it bestows
its yearly sense
of satisfaction by way 
of crisp and cool 

-jacqueline suskin 

October 6, 2015

Amos & Solomon's BIG news!





That's right! You're looking at TWO big brothers! 

Baby Martin 3 is due in March 2016! We are so excited! 

October 5, 2015

celebrate | SIX years

SIX years 






We celebrated SIX years by running the Lauren's Hope 5K together in the cold rain (rain on your anniversary is good luck too?). After a mostly lazy afternoon we took ourselves to Stella's for appetizers, desserts & drinks, then headed back to Honey's house & scooped up the boys to watch the Clemson v ND game at Mama Powers' house! And now we're counting down until we get to sneak away (sans kiddos) to our favorite place for a few days!

6 years
2191 days
131,460 hours
7,887,600 minutes
THREE babies
9 moves (10 when we move into our white house)
1 long walk in the woods
tons of vacations
All my love, always, Mikey! 

|5, 4, 3, 2, 1|

October 2, 2015

month twelve | solomon

September 19, 2015 










Solomon, sweet bud!! At ONE you are so fun! You love being around Amos (even though he's sometimes a bully), you walk everywhere and love to play with whatever toys are strewn about the room. You really are a happy little guy. You're a bit of a mama's boy and you give me the biggest kisses and smiles. BUT, you absolutely light up when daddy gets home from work and LOVE when he plays with you (like he plays with Amos). You run towards him instead of away from him and want to be in on all the action. 

You're slowly picking up words. You'll say "DU!!" (duck), ball, ba-ba (papa), bop (pop), mama, dada, and MO (sometimes). I know you're paying attention and just being stubborn (that's the McCraw coming out). I feel like you'll just up and start talking one day. You're a great eater (such a change from your big brother). You've got the brightest blue eyes and a smile that covers your entire face. Swoon. 

You've almost gotten the "sleep thing" down. You only wake up every now & then and need your paci. Other than that you sleep pretty well. You have the shrillest scream of any child...ever. When you scream (for whatever reason), it gets Amos going and the two of you go back and forth until someone gets a spanking. Usually both of you. 

At your ONE year appointment you weighed a little over 20# and are in the 89% for height (what what?!). 

Little boy, you're a joy. We are so blessed to be your mama & daddy (and big brother) and love what you bring to our family. We have loved watching you grow and are excited about what the next year holds! Keep growing big and strong, Solly Mack! 

September 29, 2015

Solomon turns one!!












We celebrated Solomon Mack's first birthday with a party in the park. Cake, ice cream, "monster poop," presents, friends & family made for the perfect celebration for our littlest guy. 

Happiest FIRST birthday, sweet bud. We love you to the moon & back! You are one very special and loved little boy. We love watching you grow and can't wait to know and see more of your personality. Keep growing big and strong, Solly Mack!