hiking on the holidays

hiking on the holidays

it's a tradition in our family to go hiking on the holidays. it wasn't until after i went off to college and left my town and then came back that i started to appreciate allllll the hiking and nature opportunities literally in my backyard. we have it good here in southern maryland! grant gets Columbus [...]

Stone is 22 months old!

Stone is 22 months old!

Yup. two more short months until my first babe is TWO. He's quite my sweet character - making me laugh all day long. He's a whopping 28.4 lbs of pure emotion and passion and chill. He's cautious, a good listener, yet feels so big that sometimes he outbursts in a way that we don't understand. [...]

Story is ONE month old!

Story is ONE month old!

September 23: One month with our babe Story Capri. She has been a wonderful addition to our family with her mouse squeaks and soft requests for milk. She is a precious peanut at just over 9 pounds. She has just started to become more alert over the last couple of days, although her neck and [...]

summer blues

summer blues

last days of summer💦 i was pregnant this whole year. and it felt like it. i wasn't able to run around with stone this summer specifically bc i was massive, it was stupid hot and humid and i felt so bad. all he wanted was to be outside and i had to opt for the [...]

stone is 21 months old!

stone is 21 months old!

time needs to slow down! baby boy is 3 months away from being TWO! whatttt?! he's weighing in at 28 pounds. he's talking up a storm. loves to spin around in circles and make himself dizzy. he's got big emotions both happy and angry - grant and i are still trying to figure out the [...]

18 months old!

18 months old!

Stone Levi is 18 months old today. 1.5 years with my literal shadow, my best friend and my snuggle bunny. Being his mom is the greatest joy of my life. And although i'm nervous (& excited) for the new dynamic and the juggle of being a mom of two, i know he's going to be [...]

Toddler Spring Schedule!

Toddler Spring Schedule!

I'm quite the scheduled person, especially now that I'm a mom. It took about 8 months, but once we sleep-trained our little guy, the schedule was introduced and life for the Cardwells became a rhythm! And we love it - mainly because Stone knows exactly what to expect and he really thrives. It took a [...]