More Things I Never Want to Forget (part 100?)

Things I don't want to forget about the 14 month old stage | R.Simple Life

+ The way your stinky little foot scoots along the ground like a little snake looking for a nose, and how funny you think it is when we basically faint at the smell.

+ Your hand, straight to my hair, the second I pick you up. And the way you rub it all over your face.

+ You always want the three of us to be together. When Papa’s not here that sweet little way you say “Papa?” and I’m told it’s the same “Mama?” when I’m gone.

+ “Up!”

+ Dirty knees. We’ve entered the age of not being able to wear the same pants two days in a row because they’re dirty. And they’re also starting to wear thin. I can’t wait until you get your first ripped knee hole.

+ On that note, the worn down toes on your Nikes.

+ Your run. It’s the cutest.

+ How sweet your face is when you come around the corner with a book you so thoughtfully picked out. You hand it to me and we read it, right then, right there.

+ This little parrot stage. You repeat everything. And it’s the best.

+ “Peeda Budabuta.” (Peanut butter). And how much you love it. Just like your Mama.

+ Toy Story is called “Buzz” to you. I would have liked for you to pick Woody, but you’ve got a mind of your own and Buzz is your guy.

+ Your little morning buffets when I’m too tired to realize you’ve been snacking on and off for 35 minutes.

+ The in-between stage with your clothes. Your little big belly is popping out of half of your clothes, but your cutie little booty doesn’t quite fill out the next size up.

+ The way you lay your head on my stomach/chest and just cuddle.

+ Your sweet 12-tooth smile.

+ How clingy you are lately. You’re the happiest when Mama is carrying you around the house.

+ Every blankie is fair game and every pillow pile is to dive into. And when it’s not deep enough, and you hit your nose on the ground, how confused and mad you get.

+ Anna Kendrick’s “Cups” and it’s calming powers.

xoxo Mama

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Denver Zoo for the Win

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Here’s a little bit of Recor trivia for you… did you know that Jon and I are huge zoo nuts? We were card holding members to the Denver Zoo for all three of the years we lived in Colorado. We were in college and instead of staying out late partying Saturday night, we were waking up early Sunday morning to trek down to the zoo.

So it only made sense that we needed to take Harry there. To show him our old stomping grounds. To visit Dolly the elephant. To check out the new digs for Dolly. And to ride the carousel for the very first time. It was epic.

And thus concludes our Colorado Family Vacation Photo Dump. I’m sorry if that’s sad for you. If you find yourself having withdrawals, you can always keep up with us through my Instagram, but tomorrow we’ll be back to your regularly scheduled posting.

xoxo Mallory

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Everyday We’re Boulder-in

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Know this. Jon and I both with to Colorado State University. Which is in Fort Collins, CO. And even though we spent much of our Colorado vacation in Boulder, we’re still Rams through and through. But we did enjoy our time in Boulder, eating at our favorite restaurants, walking Pearl Street, looking at those beautiful mountains, and enjoying lots of snow.

Have you ever been?

xoxo Mallory

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Family Lifestyle Shoot

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Do you take family pictures? We’ve decided to invest in these every year. One of my biggest regrets was not spending more on our wedding pictures, so we decided it only made sense to capture our family every year to see how we grow. I really love the idea of capturing our day to day so we can look back and remember little things like playing in Harry’s teepee or reading his favorite books in bed.

We hired Christy Nicole Photography to come over and spend a Sunday afternoon with us and I’m so, so in love with the results. Anyone on the Mississippi Gulf Coast or in New Jersey looking for a photographer, should definitely contact Christy.

Anyway, these are just a few of my favorites from the session. Head over to Christy’s blog to see SO many more! And tomorrow we’ll resume the Colorado photo dump. Because I know you wanted more photos of us.

xoxo Mallory

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Once, in Breckenridge

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I’m going to admit something I’m weirdly embarrassed about. I got altitude sickness. Me. The girl who lived in Colorado for 3 years, who raced to the top of a 14er with three boys huffing and puffing in her wake. ┬áThe girl who works out six days a week, has run marathons and squats in her garage. The girl who chases after a 14 month old boy all day long.

I got altitude sickness. We were at about 10,500 feet above sea level, so it wasn’t total unexpected for the girl who (also) lives at 14 feet above sea level, but still. The headache was non-stop… until we ventured down to Breckenridge. Then it was gone. Like magic. And I was sleepy, dude. I was tired and I had a headache. But I read BJ Novak’s book (love it). And I watched Catching Fire. And I snuggled two handsome boys for a really long time. And that’s why our time in the beautiful borrowed cabin in Fairplay, and our time running around Breck, was absolutely incredible.

And there you have it. Next week: Denver Zoo + Boulder. Get pumped.

xoxo Mallory

Side note: That first picture of Jon and Harry is my favorite. Like, maybe ever.

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Eldorado Springs Hike

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Photo dump alert. Get ready for all sorts of pictures from our Colorado vacation. First on the list? An Eldorado Springs hike. Jon, Harry, and I joined my sister, my college roommate and her baby girl, Charlie. It was beautiful. Man, it made me miss those mountains though.

The hike was pretty flat, nice and easy for us flat-landers, but the views. Oh man. The views were unbelievable. I mean, you saw the pictures. Just imagine that times about a hundred.

Tune in tomorrow for scenes from our trip to Breckenridge and Fairplay, because you better believe I’m stretching this photo dump out. If you don’t care about our vacation… tune in sometime next week. Maybe I’ll be done with my love letter to Colorado by then.

xoxo Mallory

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We Snuck Away

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To Colorado. It was amazing and wonderful and cold and warm and beautiful and relaxing and fun. I’ll be back later this week with even more photos, but look how much this kid loved the mountains. Breaks my heart in the best, best way.

xoxo Mallory

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Harry Does Football

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Now he’s constantly shouting combinations of numbers and colors (“Blue, 42”) and talking about his multimillion endorsement deal. I didn’t even think he knew what a Bronco was.

xoxo Mallory

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