the last first

I know that title doesn’t make much sense.
But, this Sunday is Easter, Lincoln’s first Easter… and I realized, it’s Lincoln’s last first holiday.  This first year is almost over 😦

On the bright side, I had fun putting together a little Easter basket for Lincoln.

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a close up of some of the goodies...

a close up of some of the goodies…

I am so excited that Lincoln gets to spend his first Easter with Nani and Popi! They are visiting with us all weekend.  We haven’t seen them since January and Lincoln has changed so much in just those two short months!

I hope you all have a happy Easter weekend!  I promise some very cute pictures of Lincoln dressed up in an adorable navy blazer and cute personalized onesie.

I know it's a bit blurry, but I thought he looked so cute in his Blackhawks pjs...

I know it’s a bit blurry, but I thought he looked so cute in his Blackhawks pjs…

first steps

Lincoln is still relying on crawling to get around most of the time, but he is definitely working on walking too.  I finally got a little video of him taking some steps…

In other news, spring is here!  Hooray!  The season change has brought some bizarre weather to Spokane, Washington… hail, thunder, rain, lots of wind… but at least we have daylight until 7pm everyday.  The first day of spring also coincides with the anniversary of the first date husband and I had… nine years ago!  So crazy.  Our 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in June… after Lincoln’s first birthday in May… so many milestones this year!

I’m so happy the weekend is here.  Last weekend husband and I went out to breakfast (with Lincoln obviously) and I snapped this picture before we left.  It makes me laugh.  Happy Friday everyone!

don't they look so happy?

don’t they look so happy?

Happy March!

A few random musings on this Friday…

* Have you seen this new Threshold brand at Target? I pretty much love everything that they are selling under this brand. Anyway, in my quest to “green” our lives, I ditched our plastic spoons/spatulas/etc. this week and got some very cute “Threshold” kitchen tools made of acacia wood. Next, I am trying to learn more about essential oils. I am going to a little event at a cafe here next week led by a woman who sells products from doTERRA, a line of really high quality essential oils. Anyway, apparently you can use EOs for all sorts of things… cleaning, as homeopathic remedies for various ailments, to help with relaxation and sleep… I am excited.

* I mentioned before that I have eliminated dairy from my diet because of some tummy issues Lincoln was having… Well, I’ve slowly started adding some dairy back in here and there, but one thing I’ve discovered in my dairy-free life is coconut milk ice cream and it’s awesome! I’ve tried several flavors from the Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss brand and they are delicious. Now, this ice cream may be dairy free, but it is by no means healthy… it is still ice cream… but I have to say, I don’t know if I will ever go back to the regular stuff… it’s that good.

my most favorite flavor... yum, yum...

my most favorite flavor… yum, yum…

* I waste a lot of time on Instagram on my phone, sharing pictures of Lincoln and what not, and I have begun to stumble upon all sorts of bloggers, artists and designers who share their work there. One brand that I think is just adorable is called Hello Apparel. They have cute stuff for kids and for adults…

love this raglan pullover... link here

love this raglan pullover… link here

* And some exciting news for me… husband shaved his beard! It must be the ridiculous winning streak that the Blackhawks are on that cheered him up and pushed him to do it.

no more beard face!

farewell beard face!

Hope you have a great weekend! Here’s hoping some spring-like weather will be on the way shortly…