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Five on Friday || Life Lately

Happy Friday! Five recent happenings…

one. The weather has been gorgeous in Charlotte lately so we’ve been spending a lot of time outside. Last weekend I picked up this adorable push car for the kids and they’ve been fighting over it ever since. I’m not sure why I waited so long to get one of these. It’s way easier than pulling two kids in a wagon and it doesn’t have pedals for the kids to get their legs caught in (I’m looking at you, evil tricycle). 

We also finally picked up the second seat kit for our stroller and are also kicking ourselves for waiting so long to do this. It’s only been two weekends and there are no less than 2 boxes of raisins and 3 sleeves of crackers crushed in the bottom of the stroller already.

two. Triple Date Night! Last weekend Matt and I went on the most fun triple date with two other couples. We kick off the evening at Exit Strategy, a 60 minute puzzle you have to solve to escape the room! (Charlotte friends — we did the Murder Mystery room and loved it). I am happy to report that our team of friends solved the mystery with minutes to spare! We can’t wait to go back and do another room next!

 Afterwards we enjoyed a delicious dinner in a private wine cellar in the basement of an old church.

Matt and I started with fried green tomatoes topped with pimento cheese, followed by steaks and lots of cocktails!

It was an awesome night out with friends.

three. I love this little snap I took of the fam walking to church last weekend. Caroline has been loving Sunday School. And Thomas has been hating it. I swear he acts like we’re never coming back for him when we drop him off. Also, a huge shout out to the nursery crew for catching Thomas’s contact that fell out while he was there last week. I didn’t even tell them about him wearing contacts so I was ridiculously impressed when I received a text during church saying “We think a contact just fell out of Thomas’s eye?” This blew me away. In the almost two years that he has been wearing and losing contacts regularly at school none of his teachers have ever recovered a contact! So grateful!

four. While transferring my 235983405 photos from my phone to my computer I realized I forgot to post about our recent impromptu happy hour date night at Heist Brewery. Matt and I had an event to attend after work a few weeks ago and realized when it was over that our kids would still be very much awake. So we took a detour on our way home and ended up in NoDa for an early dinner. I am certain that happy hour dates are my new favorite.

five. Our daycare recently moved one of Thomas and Caroline’s old teachers into Thomas’s class! It has been super awesome because she is one of our very favorite teachers ever and loves our kiddos so much! It was an amazing surprise and we’ve already seen so much growth in Thomas in the past few weeks! He is drinking out of cups without spilling his milk everywhere, saying a lot more words and is now obsessed with books. So I’m wrapping up today’s post with a few favorite pictures of Thomas that his teacher sent me this week!




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Rachel Emily

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

OMG Thomas is starting to look like an actual little BOY and not a baby! Wasn't he born last week? Why does it all happen so fast?!

Sara Elizabeth Miller

Saturday 25th of February 2017

You guys always have the best date nights and find the best looking restaurant!! Love that they found the contact at Sunday school! That's love!!

Shooting Stars Mag

Friday 24th of February 2017

Oh wow, that date night looks like tons of fun! I've never done an escape room but I am really curious to check it out some time. That's awesome the nursery staff found his contact! Yay for


Friday 24th of February 2017

It looks like fun date nights and fun times with your adorable kiddos! Also, yay for the nursery staff retrieving Thomas's contact. Our daughter also hates the nursery...she is 16 months, so close to Thomas's age. We try to keep her with us as long as possible, and then when she gets restless we go to the nursery. I'm hoping eventually she will associate it as a positive place! What's not to love with all of the toys and other children, right?!

Just Jess

Friday 24th of February 2017

I loved the Escapre Room I went to with friends! It sounds like y'all have been enjoying the warm weather and some time away from the sweet kiddos. Jess at Just Jess