our weekend + lewis's baptism

This past weekend was an absolute whirlwind of fun, family time, and baby snuggles. With both sets of grandparents in town, plus a few siblings, we had plenty of extra hands to help out with our newest addition and keep the older kids busy. It also helped us to get out of the house and head down to the beach a few times. Recovering from a C-section is tough, but it was so good for my mindset to get out in the fresh air. 

Justin's parents arrived in town on Thursday, and we enjoyed some quiet time around the house while they got acquainted with baby Lewis. Since Friday was Cinco de Mayo, they took us out to our favorite restaurant overlooking the ocean for chips + salsa and margaritas. I craved margaritas during each of my pregnancies, so this first one post-baby really hit the spot! 


Not long after we got back from the restaurant, my dad and 2 of my sisters arrived at our place. They were exhausted from a long day of travel, and we were tired from getting up with the baby every few hours at night, so we spent a few minutes catching up, but hit the hay not long after their arrival. 

We took it nice and slow on Saturday morning, lingering over our coffee and chatting until it was time to head to the beach for craft donuts and some sun! The kids splashed in the waves, built some sandcastles, and went on a seashell hunt. I used our beach umbrella to nurse the baby in a cool, shady spot, and spent the rest of the day with Lewis in our LILLEbaby so he was protected from the sun. Later that night we ordered pizza and hung out with both families.

The real reason everyone was in town, though, was to celebrate Lewis's baptism on Sunday. My sister Maggie, and Justin's brother Kyle are his sponsors, and we are so thankful that they were able to make it down to Florida to be there for the baptism. It's so emotional to welcome a child into God's family! 

As I head into my first week handling 3 kids at home by myself, I realize how thankful I am to have family willing to buy plane tickets, fly across the country, and drop everything to help us transition into this new stage of our life. So many blessings to be thankful for!