Weekly Happenings – Mother’s Day Photo Fail, Giraffe Toys & A Feast

///Weekly Happenings – Mother’s Day Photo Fail, Giraffe Toys & A Feast

Weekly Happenings – Mother’s Day Photo Fail, Giraffe Toys & A Feast

Hello! Hello!

We’ve officially been at home for two months and somehow we keep hanging in there.  North Carolina is starting to open up again which has honestly left me a little more unsettled and worried.  I think I felt safer when everyone was staying at home… but I also know it can’t stay that way forever.  I’m just praying it doesn’t start spreading badly again as I’m sure y’all are too.  Life just feels so strange lately!

This past weekend was my second Mother’s Day as a Mom.  The Hubs got me some gorgeous flowers and made a spectacular dinner for us. It was a feast and we both loved it.

On Mother’s Day, I wanted to go for a drive and take a nice photo.  We got to go on our drive BUT my photo attempts were a complete fail.

I tried several different times of day and locations but I didn’t even get one good one.

The boys have been teething pretty badly and just were not having it.

I even tried to bribe them with food.

This was my best option.  I guess I’ll have lots of REAL memories of my second Mother’s Day. 🙂

I eventually gave up and decided to just embrace the bad photos.

We spent the rest of the day playing outside which was nice.  When they are a bit crabby, it’s always a blessing to get the twins outside.  Jackson has been loving to pull around his golf club holder.

This photo of Jackson that made me realize we really HAD to do something about his bangs.  Poor kid couldn’t see!

Then we finally got up the nerve and trimmed both of their bangs.  I definitely think it looks like we don’t’ know what we are doing but at least they can see.

We still need to figure out how to shape/trim the rest of it but it works for now.  I’ve decided I kind of like it a touch longer anyway.

The boy’s also rediscovered their giraffe toys this week.

They are still too tall for them but Hunter is doing this funny sliding thing on it that makes me laugh every time.

He’s also convinced he needs to figure out how to pull the wheels OFF of the thing.  He is so funny with stuff.  He really loves taking things apart.

The boys have SO many teeth coming in between them and trade off days and times of being crabby.  I’m hoping this phase passes soon.

That’s all for this week!  The cooler weather kept us inside more which didn’t help with anyone’s moods either.  I’m glad it’s going to warm up again this weekend- I need more baby pool days and sunshine.

I hope you had a nice week too.  Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments.

By | 2020-05-13T16:38:48-04:00 May 15th, 2020|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun|9 Comments


  1. […] kick things off with my second Mother’s Day and despite this photo we had a nice day.  Getting these two to cooperate for photos is […]

  2. Lacreatia Buff May 20, 2020 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Love the photos of your boys. They are so cute. I love to see what they are up to each week. Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you!

  3. Libby Haire May 16, 2020 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Julie. You have some great photos to show the boys when they are older…. And super memories of motherhood when it is REAL and not every day is all smiles and goodness.
    Enjoy them. These are long days which will eventually be short years in the family album.

  4. Ann Styles May 15, 2020 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Loved this post. Your twins are precious

  5. Charleen Galloway May 15, 2020 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Julie, These pictures are awesome! They show that all days aren’t peaches and cream with your boys. But, like all moms, you’ll look back on the picture “fails” later and have a lot to smile and laugh about when memories flood your mind. You’re obviously enjoying these moments since you’re beaming with joy In all the pictures!! Happy belated Mothers Day!! ❤️❤️

  6. Lisa Ballantyne May 15, 2020 at 10:25 am - Reply

    What precious photos of Hunter and Jackson! Trust me–I remember Erik’s first “photo fail” when he was little; now that he is just shy of turning 28 I look back on those photos and treasure them. At the time, however, I was horribly embarrassed despite the reassurance of the professional photographer. I guess those people have truly “seen it all!”

    I hope your family continues to do well throughout this lockdown. It’s so nice that some of the restrictions have been eased but as a diabetic at higher risk, at the same time I share the concerns of many who feel that it may still be too soon to let us all out of “jail.”

    Hang in there and keep the faith!

  7. Luci H Buckner May 15, 2020 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Love the hair. So cute and like little Beatles style. Very 60’s looking. You do the best you can. Happy Friday & wishes for a nice weekend.

  8. Mary Ellen Quimby May 15, 2020 at 7:38 am - Reply

    aYou did a great job on the hair, at least it’s out of his eye’s, I too can’t see for my hair in my eye’s guess I am going to have to do the same. Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, enjoy these little angels they grow up fast, thank you for shareing all your memorys with us, I sure love seeing them grow, Hve a wonderful weekend it’s going to be beautiful..

  9. Elizabeth Dermid May 15, 2020 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Good job with the hair!! I remember crying the first time I took my son to have his hair trimmed because everyone thought he was a girl❤️ If I don’t do something soon, my husband may trade me in. So glad you had a Happy Mother’s Day and you will look back on those times and WISH they would sit it your lap- no matter what. The twins are so cute and I have loved watching them develop into their own little humans. Great job to you and the hubs💙💙

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