Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

a lovely weekend

We just had a lovely weekend with Uncle Jonathan & Auntie Em. 
They arrived Friday right at lunch. We had a lot of fun taking them to our favorite local restaurant on Friday night. We all hit the beach on Saturday morning. Later that afternoon Jake & Jon played a round of golf , while Em & I, plus the kids, grabbed some ice cream at Lewis Farms and shopped.

The girls are wearing their new birthday outfits from Jon & Em.

We also celebrated Ella & Lily's upcoming birthdays while Jon & Em were with us.  My parents had sent gifts too. (ABOVE) Lily is showing off her new watch & Ella is sporting her new purse.

 These TWO....they keep us laughing.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

8 months

I am reminded how quickly the months pass when you have a baby in your home.  Every month is celebrated & new milestones are achieved.  It's so sweet & exciting, but also heartbreaking when you think about everything #babyB's parents are missing.  

 #babyB's got some GREAT big sisters!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

picking strawberries

We LOVE picking strawberries at Lewis Farms. We love it so much we go there year (2011), after year (2013), after year (2009). And multiple times in once season!

Lewis Farms in just a couple of minutes from our house.  Their ice cream is amazing, especially the banana ice cream.  The kids & I went just for ice cream on Thursday afternoon.  This morning we headed there to pick strawberries as a family. A little sampling always happens.

After we were done picking berries, we headed home for a delicious breakfast of homemade waffles with strawberries & whip.  There is also a fresh strawberry pie chilling in the fridge for later tonight!

Monday, April 20, 2015

the THREE crazies

Today is THREE months we have had #babyB as part of our family. He is so sweet & happy.  The girls love their brother.  
I absolutely love seeing how foster care is growing & changing our family. The conversations that I have with the girls are interesting, thought provoking & sometimes when Lily yells from the backseat of the van, "hey, we can fit two more kids back here with me."

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

7 months

#babyB turned 7 months yesterday. 
He has been with us for 3 months (on April 20). 

He is loving food. 
Rolling around like crazy.  
Sitting up for a few seconds at a time.
Getting up on all fours (& then wondering what to do next!)

Monday, April 6, 2015


We had a lovely Easter.  
After church, we had lunch & celebrated with friends (our NC family).

The kids Easter egg hunt.

Somehow Ella found the majority of the eggs with MONEY inside. She very carefully opened each egg and sorted her candy & money. It was hilarious!

Thanks to the GRAVES family for inviting us to celebrate Easter with them.

#MOMfail - Somehow I did not get a picture of all 3 kids on Easter. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

6 months & cereal

This happy boy turned 6 MONTHS yesterday!
We all wore our Notre Dame shirts yesterday for the big game.

#babyB also celebrated turning 6 months by starting cereal. He loved it & ate like a pro.

We did this for our girls too. 6 months = cereal