Recent snapshots: art, food, Baby B, and visits from relatives

The pace of life has picked up a bit over the past month or so since my maternity leave ended and I'm back at work. But we've still found plenty of time to relax, have fun, and play tourist in our own town when relatives came to visit.

Baby B got to meet his aunt, uncle, and little cousin (just a few of the many aunts, uncles, and cousins he has) when they came to visit us a few weeks ago. We took them to the beach and to some landmarks around downtown Charleston, including Battery Park and the pineapple fountain. B's cousin loved splashing around in it!

And we did a lot of eating. Because it's Charleston and the food here is awesome.

Speaking of food, for whatever reason, I've been making pancakes at a somewhat crazy frequency on the weekends. Usually of the healthier variety - oats and whole wheat, but sometimes I can't resist adding some dark chocolate chips. (And I promise, they tasted better than this picture implies!)

I've also been working on some art for Baby B's nursery. He's 12 weeks old, so I'm a little behind on this, but better late than never. I edited a photo I had taken at the beach and added a quote from Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends, which was one of my favorite books as a kid. Then after painting a block of wood white, I Mod Podged the photo to it. It was therapeutic. I need to do more artwork and craft projects.

I did manage to get creative with this blog by redesigning the header for the millionth time. I keep refining and iterating, but I think I really like it this time!

I cannot stop buying clothes for little B! Every time I go somewhere that has baby clothes, he gets a new outfit (or five). I'm especially loving all of the cute fall hoodies and overalls. Hopefully it will get just cold enough (but not too cold!) here this year for him to wear these.

And lastly, beagles. Always beagles.

So that's been my excitement in recent weeks, other than work and running. I'm looking forward to fall and taking B to local fall events, like a pumpkin patch and Halloween parades!