July 2017

Great July 4th weekend! I went to Cleveland for the U2 concert & a mini high school reunion.

This is where I grew up. 30210 Ednil Drive! 

When I came back Mike, Milo & I had some good hiking & hang out time. No fireworks yet. Milo thinks they are too loud! 

First Friday in Greensboro was spent at a new hangout place with food trucks. It was pretty fun! 

Milo liked the Jamaican food from one of the food trucks! He also enjoyed the tacos we made the other night. He doesn’t always want to try new foods but when he does, he usually likes them. 

Right now his go-to foods are peanut butter & jelly toast, fruit, especially watermelon, cheese toast and on the weekends he likes to make pancakes. 

He tells us all the time that he’s a big boy! And he really is! 

June 2017

Memorial Day Weekend we finally made it to Richmond to meet Baby London. It was s great visit! Milo did not want to go home. Mike’s parents were in town too. 

Milo also learned to skateboard! 

The following weekend we had work trucks on our street and Milo got to visit Station 48.

Plus cake with Nonno! 

Mike & I attended Wine Up, a fundraiser for OCH.

Nothing beats naked spaghetti! 

June 10-11

OCH had Family Day at Keeley Splashpark. Milo jumped right in & played hard for 2 hours straight with his friends. 

We came home for lunch & a nap before heading out to a porch-fest – music on people’s front porches! Perfect afternoon for outdoor fun! 

Finally, we celebrated our neighbor’s 50th birthday at one of our favorite places, Gibb’s Hundred. Milo was a trouper! He was exhausted at the end of the day. 


Father’s Day Weekend

We went to Topsail Island for a long weekend. Milo was fearless & loved the ocean! 

Dinner at the Regent. We watched a wedding and Milo discovered binoculars! 

Hanging at the beach

Best dinner yet was at Riverview Cafe. Mike had fried scallops and I had steamed clams & shrimp. We both had a delicious clam chowder. Milo enjoyed apple sauce and crackers. 

Ice cream!

Rain on our last day. 

Breakfast of champions; goldfish crackers, apples, peanut butter & jelly! 

June 20 – Milo climbed out of the bathtub on his own! 

He’s big on doing things for himself but still likes to be carried around. “Uppie” is something I hear often. He is into puzzles & can do them on his own, with a little help from mom & dad. Milo is really into trucks but fire trucks are a favorite. 

Milo’s best friends are Henry and Benjamin. Teague is one too. He loves daycare & Cantrell, his teacher. 


Today I asked Milo to pick up a blueberry that had fallen on the floor. He looked at me and said, “I can’t. I’m too busy today.” Rough life! 

School pictures were this week. Milo is getting so big! He tells me he’s, “not a little boy. I’m a BIG boy!”

Milo still loves being outside and going to the playground. When it’s time to go in I give him a 2 minute warning & he says, “Otay Mommy!”​​

He also is a big help around the house. This weekend it was all about the vacuum!

​To top the weekend off we played with bubbles, went grocery shopping & got donuts! 

Helping with the cooking too.


Spring has arrived and we all feel great being outside! 

Milo started swim lessons at the Y.

We stopped for a snack & to watch a train after the swimming.

Of course, spring also means baseball! Go Hoppers!

Easter in Asheville, along with an early celebration of Mom & Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary. 


Milo picked out the plants and we potted them together! His favorite response these days? “Otay!” And, “I help you, mama.” 

We were able to enjoy the spring weather with dinner on the M’Coul’s patio. Yum!

Mike started teaching Milo a little baseball. 

And finally, we love OCH so much for all the cool thing they do with the kids! It’s awesome! 

Milo had also discovered his elephant. We introduced it as a step toward moving away  from the thumb. 


January 21, 2017 was perhaps the largest women’s march ever! I went to DC to march along with 500,000 people. It was an amazing experience to be with all those people marching for human right, woman’s rights, black lives, etc. it was peaceful and friendly. 

Spring Updates

Spring is in the air & so are the allergies. It’s been busy as usual. Our new dog is adjusting just fine! Milo asks, “Where’s my dog?” whenever he can’t see Corky. And he wants the dog in his room for stories at the end of the day. 

Milo is talking a lot more now. “Nilp” is milk. He’s good at repeating things until we get his point. He’s also learning that he can stay up later if he tells me he needs to go potty after he’s in bed! He’s figuring things out! 

Not a big fan of new foods right now. He refuses a lot of things – pretty much everything. He does like eggs and toast, yogurt, milk, cheese and fruit on most days. Hopefully he’ll come back around one day. 

Milo ripped his first pair of pants today! Guess it’s a milestone. 

Dinner at Gibbs Hundred with Jackson Vines and his family. Milo loves Jackson and I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual. 

Milo is by far the best little snuggler! 

Mike and I had a work date night. We attended NextNow for my work and stayed over in Winston while Aunt Heidi & Uncle Dave stayed with Milo. 

Milo had fun running around outside with Aunt Heidi (and no pants)!

April 1, 2017

Gorgeous spring day in Greensboro! Milo wanted to be outside & so did we! 

Lunch at Emma Key’s! 

Tree climbing! 

Good news! Milo is back on vegetables! Happy to eat broccoli, carrots with dip & even my egg white/veggie breakfast! He says it’s, ” yummy in my tummy!”

He is also repeating EVERYTHING we say! Cute & dangerous! He loves to dance and is generally happy unless you mess with his food! 

New Family

Things have been busy! Milo got a new baby cousin January 22. London Marie Nugent joined the family! 

We also added a new dog. Corky Carlone came to live with us January 17. Milo and I went to meet him at Ruff Housing with the person who rescued him. Milo liked him right away so we brought him home! He’s a sweet boy who just wants to have his belly rubbed. 

This week Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday. We will go to OCH for a breakfast party before work. And Saturday night we went to a neighborhood dance. Milo loved it! He chased a purple balloon around all night dancing his heart out! Oh, and there was cake too! We love our neighborhood! 

I made Milo’s Valentines for school…

Sunday afternoon we went to Solidarity Sunday at Hana & Dan’s house. Milo loved it because he got to play with Teague.