Paul turned 6 on the 24th and I just...it's amazing. If you have a boy, or any child for that matter, who will neither sleep nor eat despite the experts telling you that babies will sleep when they're tired and/or eat when they're hungry and you feel that you will forever live in a vortex of tsk-ing pediatricians treating you like you are an incompetent ninny,
have faith! He will survive. YOU will survive. Then one day he'll even start sleeping all the way through the night. And then he'll learn to read real words. And pretend to be a seagull at the beach.
Seagulls totes wear life jackets. It's the new thing.
It was a miraculously gorgeous day for our first visit to Van Buren State Park (State Park annual recreation pass for all the parks and beaches in all of Michigan-land just $11, whut whut.) and their pristine Lake Michigan beach.
We're so super glad he was born.
Edited to add that the chocolate cake you see up there was as incredible as it looks. Maybe more so. The recipe for both cake and frosting came from your soon-to-be favorite cookbook The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. Are you tired of me recommending that book yet? If you buy it, you will forgive me! The best evah.