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Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Baby Atlas, Family Fun | 9 comments

Celebrating Spring + Atlas’ Half Birthday

It has been a celebratory week in this household! For starters, Atlas turned 6 months old today.

DSC_1694I’ll have a 6 month recap up on the blog soon.  I don’t know why exactly, but surviving the first 6 months of parenthood just feels like a big deal to me.

Also, NYC got hit with spring weather this week. Sunshine + temperatures in the 50’s made me want to do a happy dance.

Image 2I got to leave the house this week in a t-shirt and flats. No rain boots. No gloves. No scarves. No snowsuits. No hats.

And all God’s people said…”Aaaaamen!”

Image 3I got the above t-shirt from Target during my Florida trip for $8 and I wish I would have bought it in every color. A year ago, I would have turned my nose up to an $8 t-shirt, but now that I’m in the trenches of motherhood every day I refuse to spend more than $15 on a shirt because being a mom is a dirty job. When I get puked on (which is pretty much every day) I stress a whole lot less knowing my shirt only cost me $8. So, if you’re looking for a great, cheap t-shirt go to Target. And then with all the money you save on Target t-shirts, buy a pair of Tieks. I have a few pair of Tory Burch flats that I love, but I think my Tieks are becoming my favorite…maybe…I don’t know…I can’t pick favorites…it is like asking me to pick a favorite between my kids…I love them all the same.

Anyways, this week we celebrated the warm weather & Atlas’ half birthday with frozen yogurt and a trip to the park with friends.

Image 7If you can’t go to Disneyland on your birthday, Yogurtland is the next best thing.

We went with Atlas’ friend, Dylan, who also turned 6 months old this week. They are 2 days apart and Nancy (←Dylan’s mom) & I are hoping they grow up to be best buds.

Nancy, her au pair, Jasmin, and I enjoyed chatting away and soaking up the sunshine while the boys played on the swings for the first time. So cute, right?

Image 5They weren’t quite big enough for the swings, but Jasmin had the great idea to put a blanket in the swing to make them fit snuggly inside. Genius.

swingAtlas and Dylan both loved it! I’m pretty sure listening to my child giggling in the swing was one of the best things I’ve ever experienced. It was so great I made Dave come to the park with us again this weekend to experience it. Nancy, Dylan and her husband, Mike, met us at the park today and we all enjoyed another great afternoon outside.

ImageAtlas had so much fun swinging with Dave. He played until he passed out.

Image 2Isn’t that how everyone likes to do it on their {half} birthday? Party until they pass out?

We continued our celebration with a family walk through Central Park.

Image 13You can see more pictures of all that jazz if you follow me on Instagram.

Image 10By the way, you guys are instagramin’ fools. I’m new to that whole world and I’m sad I was so late to the party. I love seeing all your pictures! It is so fun to stalk you guys and live vicariously through you! I’m way behind on blog reading, but I have enjoyed keeping up with ya’ll via IG.

I continued to take advantage of the spring weather by going for an easy run along the Hudson River with Ob before returning home to make some stir-fry for dinner.

Image 6She was more interested in hunting squirrels than running. Par for the course.

And if we needed one more reason to celebrate, we just got it. We ordered donuts and they were just delivered and they gave us extra by accident.


I’m turning 26 tomorrow so the celebration will be continuing through the rest of the weekend!

I hope you’re all having a fabulous Saturday! Talk to you party people later! xoxo




  1. Is it possible to get cuter by the minute?! If so, Atlas is doing it 🙂 I can’t believe he’s already 6 months old! I swear I just met you at blend and you had the cutest baby bump happening… I’m so happy you’re having a fab weekend! Have a very happy birthday tomorrow!
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  2. I love the pictures of Atlas swinging! He is adorable! And I don’t care if that t shirt was only 8 dollars. You wear it well. You look amazing. Can’t believe you had a baby by looking at you. And speaking of celebrations you have one today. Happy birthday to you!! I hope it is an unforgettable day for you. We will celebrate together when I come see you. Happy birthday I love you.

  3. Happy Birthday! And Happy Half Birthday to Atlas 🙂

    I bought that same t-shirt at Target yesterday and I also wish I bought more. I’m been desperately searching for a t-shirt that doesn’t cost a lot of money but also doing shrink horribly when I wash you (I’m looking at you Loft), and I think I’ve found a winner!
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  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day and I can’t wait to hear about it. 🙂 Also, I LOVE your family pics from the park – and I am so happy that you are on IG.
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