On September 1, 2019 we welcomed baby Jack Emmett into the world. He was 11 weeks as of yesterday and he is the sweetest, happiest, most handsome guy. We are all doing well, and just adjusting to being a family of 5.
David took 4 weeks off in September went back to work for 6 and is now off again for 6. Since I’m done “recovering”, he is going to spend a ton of time on house projects. Yay!
Until then, here’s some pictures of our new love.
Thank you Jessie Hearn Photography for capturing!
The previous owners left us a nice pool table in our basement when we purchased the house from them. At the time we thought that was the coolest thing ever. What more could David and the boys want? Plus, pool tables aren’t cheap, so this would eventually save us thousands of dollars. Was it the look we are going for? Absolutely not, but it is hidden in the basement so who really cares?
The longer we have lived here, the more we change our minds about whether or not to keep the pool table. It takes up so much room in the basement and the kids would have a ton more room to run and play with it being gone. Some days we are like let’s get rid of it and some days we know it makes sense to keep it. However, who knows if we will even want to be in this house by the time the boys are old enough to use it.
As we are getting ready for our basement to be done, we realized it’s best if we got rid of the table…for good. If we are still in this house long enough for the boys to want one, we can buy another one when they are ready. Right now they aren’t, and they deserve the proper place to play.
Of course now the ideas are flowing on what we can do with all of the space, but I think we will be much happier with not only the basement, but the entire house with this new plan.
We decided to take a trip to the Cayman Islands to kick off summer, celebrate Dax turning two, and to have one last hurrah before the baby arrives. We did a “babymoon” in Maui while I was pregnant with Eli, and Kauai while I was pregnant with Dax. Hawaii is just a bit too far from Chicago, and flying with a 4 and 2 year old for that long sounded miserable. Everyone we talk to seem to love Grand Cayman, so we thought it would be fun and different to try it. We absolutely loved it, and are already counting down until when we can go back! We stayed at the new(er) Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa and it was not only clean, gorgeous, in a great location, and have unbelievable service, but it was so beyond kid friendly that we were actually feeling like we were on vacation and not just a trip. I highly highly recommend this property!
Now that we are back, reality is setting in and this baby is coming a lot sooner than we are prepared for. It’s time to buckle down and get sh*t done! hopefully there will be plenty of updates coming soon. Until then, enjoy these pictures of paradise
Happy second birthday to our Daxy boy!!!! You are wild, strong, stubborn, persistent, brave, hilarious, and smart, yet you still happen to be the most sensitive and sweet boy. We love you more than words and can’t wait to celebrate with you all week…island style!