There weren't any pregnancy announcements on facebook, no weekly bump photos on instagram, and there won't be a birthing story on this ole blog. We kept him our little secret treasure for nine months (minus family and a few friends) - and we liked it that way. No big fuss and for the most part, 2014 was simple and our focus was on a happy and healthy baby boy (and lots of Saturday donut runs). He made his arrival in the early hours of October 21st and our lives have been turned upside down in the best way. We can't seem to steal enough kisses or wipe off these goofy smiles from our faces. Forrest and I have learned so much in the past two weeks - how to change a diaper, what swaddling means, what 2 am looks like (ehh), and how much we need and appreciate each other and our partnership in this life together.
48 hours before our family of three turned into four
Scared out of my mind but head-over-heels for this teeny bundle
Best papa a little guy could ask for!
I used to spend most of my time in the kitchen, things have changed a bit around here :)
Private concert for both boys. Don't worry, Salvador is still getting plenty of attention and is smitten with his new baby bro (most of the time)
Halloween 2014, slightly different than other years
Now that summer is almost over, we are back! Let's see, what's been going on for most of 2014...we moved from the northshore to the south of Chattanooga, we sold a house in Alabama, we turned a year older in April, we've walked this town over and over, we decided to be huge soccer fans, work work work, and obviously no blogging. And now for our summer Sunday routine:
I'm not a fan of turning on the oven when it's 90 degrees, but did manage to put together a peach crumble with vanilla ice cream because how could I not with those beauts?!
no lack of peppers in this town
I prefer my apples sour
there is an entire food truck court at the market but Forrest and I can't seem to walk by the taco truck to try any of the others (taqueria jalisco)
we aren't sure how often this blog will be updated but if you are having Salvador withdrawals,
you can always follow our shenanigans on instagram at brooklynjackson
"i know you miss seeing my furry arse! woofie woof!"
Forrest has been eye-balling the new climbing gym downtown for a few weeks now and we finally made our first visit this past weekend. He's always been a fan of bouldering and I've only been a fan of cheering him on from the sidelines. The thought of climbing a rock with no ropes and a small "crash pad" at the bottom to catch your fall never really appealed to me until the gym opened. High Point Climbing was the perfect place for us to spend the afternoon - climbing for him, little climbing / mostly treadmilling for me.
we biked / ran over because parking can be a biznitch
it's a monster
you can even rope climb up the outside of the building
(although i'll probably be passing on that)
loves it the most
a few thoughts:
1) bouldering in a gym with a padded floor was a blast