UA-114812973-16 Well Rounded: October 2018

Finding Fall

We've had the best fall I've ever experienced in Washington this year. It hasn't rained in weeks which means the trees still have their beautiful colored leaves. There are also so many more trees with colorful leaves in Tacoma than in Lacey, where I grew up.

But the weatherman is saying the rain is coming next week so we headed to Wright Park to get our fill. Even though I see the colors every day when I go on a walk or run. It really has made me love fall this year!

Wright Park is this beautiful park with huge trees from all over the world. Each tree has a plaque with the name and its origin. We don't get to it as much as we'd like but when we do it is always so beautiful!

Life outdoors is my favorite. Life outdoors with Blake and Theodore is even better. I can't wait till I'm chasing him through these parks. Watching him chase the birds, looking at the trees, discovering what Blake and I already love so much. I can already see in his eyes that he'll love it!

Living in Tacoma has recharged my love for the outdoors. We live in such a beautiful spot, so close to some even more beautiful places. Every time I go out to run and see the beautiful views with less than a mile away I can't believe how blessed we are to be here. How beautiful this world is and how grateful that my Heavenly Father created it for me. And for you.

Anna Maria Island, Florida

On Blake's last day of school back in June, we flew to Florida to see Blake's Grandpa! We took a red-eye flight, and while initially, I thought it would be a horrible idea it ended up being the best idea because Theodore slept the whole way!

It was really the best trip. The beach was wonderful, food was fantastic and we had such a great time with Grandpa. I couldn't get over how warm the water was, how white the sand was, and how humid it was! My hair was sooo curly! 

We went to the beach one night and I was able to go for a full swim because it was warmer in the water than outside of it. I think Grandpa told us it was 85 degrees! 

Going to the beach with a baby is definitely more work and we had to take turns going into the water so someone was with Theo but I never felt put out. I remember the first time I went into the water while Blake was with Theo I turned around to see him putting his feet in the water and I went running back. I could care less that I was missing out on the water, I would much rather be with my guys. Mom life is awesome!

Enjoy the pictures and our fun little video :)

 Grandpa, grandson and great-grandson.

My absolute favorite meal! I literally ate the best seafood I've ever had on this trip. Mahi Mahi, Grooper, sooo much shrimp. Seriously so good!

6 Months - Theodore Parker

Half a year...I've been a mom for half a year...We've had this adorable and wonderful little dude in our life for half a year. I know you get the idea, but it still is so amazing to me. I always knew I wanted to be a mom but nothing could have ever prepared me for how I'd feel about this little guy.

He is so happy. Even when he is teething. Believe it or not, we had no idea that he had a tooth breaking through until his doctor told us at his six months appointment (insert forehead slap emoji here).

He loves being scared, when dad makes funny noises, and as always being outside. 

And the kid can eat! At his six month appointment, his doctor asked if he was eating a tbsp or two of food whenever we fed him. Blake and I looked at each other and laughed. He eats about 1/4 - 1/2 a cup when he eats! Last week he ate an entire avocado, it was a smaller avocado but still, an entire avocado. And we couldn't be more proud (we both love food)!

He also really loves when you sing to him. I've always sung a song or two to him when I put him to bed at night but when he is really upset if I just keep singing to him he'll just lay there in my arms and stare. 

Weight: 16 lb 7.5 oz (40%) Height: 2 ft 22 in (48%) Head: 17.4"(60%) -

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