Annnd he’s crawling…

Part of me kind of thought Hatcher might never crawl. I knew he could, but he clearly preferred scooting… Then all the sudden he started crawling exclusively… Everywhere! And he’s pretty fast! He’s been holding out on us…. Maddox was a “later” crawler at 8ish months, but I thought my second would be off earlier because he wanted to keep up with his big brother!! Wrong! I honestly cannot complain though… I love me a happy sitter and a slow mover… Nine and a half months was a good run :) Things just got a little more real over here! Click here to watch a little video of him on the move!

Poison control

I sorta feel like having to call poison control is one of those badges of honor {dishonor??} in motherhood… Like, “Yep, I just called poison control… I’m officially knee deep is this mom thing” ☺️

My first and only call {so far} happened a few months ago… We were 2 or 3 days into potty training with Maddox and it was the day Hatcher turned 7 months old. H woke up from his nap… I changed his dirty diaper, put on the outfit I wanted him to wear and we went out to the front porch so I could take his seven month photos! Maddox came out with us and after a few minutes said, “mom I gotta poop… I’ll be right back.” Umm yeah right Maddox… I snapped maybe 3 more photos of Hatcher, scooped him up and we went back inside to tend to Maddox. I sat Hatcher on the floor and made my way to the bathroom where Maddox was trying as hard as he could to poop so that he could get a sucker!! I’m sitting on the floor with him when I look out and see Hatcher with what I assumed was spit up all over him…. As I got closer I quickly realized it was not in fact spit up, but poop! POOP!!!!! And that’s when I started freaking out!!

Why are you eating poop?
Why is there poop on the floor??
Who’s poop is this?
Omg! This is so disgusting!!!!!!!
Maddox did you poop on the floor???

To which he answered, “Yes! I pooped on the floor mom.” What?!? I grabbed Hatcher, raked all the poop I could out of his mouth, stripped him down, and threw him in the tub. Freaking. out!!

Got him cleaned up, got the floor cleaned up and then saw the diaper that, in my rush to get outside for photos, I hadn’t thrown away.. So then I realized he was eating his own poop and not Maddox’s! Still disgusting, and I was still freaking out. I called my mom and embarrassingly explained the situation… She suggested I call poison control… I really didn’t want to!! I was so embarrassed!! But I did… And guess what? You can eat your own poop and it won’t make you sick…. Is that the grossest thing you’ve heard all day? I’m just going to go ahead and assume it is…

Annnd that was my first poison control call… Anyone else want to share their experiences!?! 😁


Highpoint boys

I mentioned when I was pregnant with Hatcher that I had a lot of friends/family members that were pregnant at the same time… We had 5 babies born within a month {4 born is 12 days!!} Two cousins, Winnie & Haddon, one second cousin, Hudson {I’m really not sure what him and Hatcher are actually… Justin and his mom are first cousins so whatever that makes them…} and a neighborhood buddy, James. Not to mention other babies at church and in the family born too… Its pretty crazy! Winnie and Haddon live far away so we don’t get to see them nearly as much as we wish we could, but Hudson and James live in our neighborhood and we see them a lot! It is so fun to watch them interact with each other and I seriously cannot wait to see these boys grow up together! Ya know how when you first get married and you have to try and find couple friends that you and your husband both like? You kinda have to go through that again when you have kids… You have to find a network of moms that have kids around your kids age, and that you and your kids get along with well and like :) Im so thankful for these sweet boys and the friendships I have with their moms! I hope that they love each other and are best buds in the future!





IMG_1679.JPG{Hudson, James, & Hatcher}

Love you boys… All three of you! 😘

Happy birthday Justin!

Happy 31st birthday babe! I love you so much and am so thankful for you! Can’t imagine doing life with anyone else… You’re the best! 😘






Hatcher is nine months old! NINE!!!! I’m not sure about anyone else but these last nine months have been some of the best of my life… Not necessarily the easiest or most simple/carefree, but definitely amazing! Being a mom is such a privilege and i am beyond thankful that God saw me fit to be the mom of Hatcher and Maddox!

Now let’s get back to the fact that my second child is nine months old…. How did that even happen???? Hatcher is so much fun and seriously the most adorable kid! His eyes are killer, nose is still my favorite, and I could and kiss his sweet little cheeks all day, every day 😊 He has started crawling some but still prefers scooting, has his two bottom teeth now, is interacting more and more every day, loves Maddox, LOVES Dexter, is super attached to me, and enjoys eating a ton! He still eats baby food, but loves to feed himself, so we have introduced a lot of table foods this month! It’s been another great month… I refuse to believe we are as close to one year as we really are…. How is time going by so fast???? Here are some of our adventures in photos this month.


















Nine month stats:
Weight: 17lbs 12oz
Height: 26.5inches

Happy day Hatcher Batcher 😘 Love you!

Home made burrito bowls

I don’t know about anyone else but I’m pretty much obsessed with Chipotle…. Like go every time I’m in Atlanta for the weekend, sometimes twice, obsessed. You just can’t beat it! Or can you? I attempted my own home made bowls after I had them at my sisters and let me tell you they are delicious. Still second to the real thing in my book, but they are amazing… And soo easy!

I make ours with chicken (you could use whatever meet you prefer though) and top it with rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, green peppers & sour cream.

So easy, we almost always have leftovers and it gets me by between my trips to Atlanta :)

To prepare the chicken I put a pound of chicken in the crock pot on low for 4 hours with one jar of your favorite salsa, and a packet of taco seasoning on top. And that’s it. De-lish!


Enjoy 😊

it’s fall y’all..

fall is here!!! the weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing, and i wanna be outside all the time. the colors of fall are so beautiful and leaves crunching under my feet is the best sound… as much as I love welcoming a new season though, I’m not a real seasonal decorator… i have some christmas decorations and love a season inspired scented candle, but other than that i pretty much keep the same decor year round… Then yesterday i got on pinterest and was like well crap, all these ideas… i need something “fall-ish” in my house. So i mixed my love for distressed mason jars, with fall, and viola…


all the flowers were picked from the empty lot across the street from us, and the mason jars were $1 each from hobby lobby. such an easy and fun project for under $5… this is where I got my inspiration… happy Fall!


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