To Rhett: This photo makes your momma smile. Little do you know, this piano belonged to your great grandmother, Lillian Breed, aka Nana to me. Nana purchased this piano to teach piano lessons when your Lolli was growing up. This was a way for her to make money for the family in addition to her oil painting. Lolli played on this piano and so did your mommy when I was little. Every visit up to Nana and Papa’s house, I would have mini lessons on that very same piano. Those became some of my most treasured memories as Nana and I played away on duets and eventually on the flute accompanying her. As Nana and Papa grew older, we had to move them into a smaller home. The piano went to Lolli’s house for a bit, then eventually was all mine to enjoy at Mommy and Daddy’s new house as newlyweds. We had the 70 year old piano complete renovated so that it would last years to come. We hope you enjoy playing it as much as Nana, Lolli and Mommy have. You’ll be the 4th generation to tap away at the keys and make beautiful music. No pressure at all – just kidding. You enjoy it as much as your little heart is content. Every single day, I wish Nana was around to meet you – I know she sees you everyday from heaven above.
We were ecstatic to book our first family vacation to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It wasn’t too far away, but far enough to get away for a week! We even brought Bailey along for the trip. Patrick grew up coming here every year with his family, so he knew his way around the island pretty well. It has been nice for him to remember different activities he did with his family like going to see Greg Russell, navigating around South Beach Marina and Harbour Town.
We started out the week getting settled in the cutest 3 bedroom condo. Took it easy unpacking all of the 15 million bags we brought and all of the baby necessities. Gigi, Aunt Colleen and Uncle Kevin came over for a night to celebrate Kevin’s birthday and to spend time with Rhett. We moseyed around South Beach and went to the pool. Rhett loves to splash splash splash – and splash a little more. After pool time we went to The Crazy Crab in Harbour Town for dinner.
Uncle Kevin departed early to attend his first day of nursing school, while Gigi and Colleen stuck around to hit the beach. We had a blast playing in the sand, jumping for joy in the water and catching a few sun rays. Rhett took a little snooze in the stroller and we were able to relax for a bit.
Since then, we having been biking around, hitting the pool, shopping and eating our way through Hilton Head Head. Last night, we were able to continue the family tradition and went to see the famous Greg Russell play under the big oak tree. We had a nice outdoor dinner with live music beside the light house and headed over to watch all of the kids be entertained by such a legend.
Today we hit the beach only to hurry back to the condo in a jiffy. A big storm rolled right in and literally ‘rained’ on our parade. We are taking it easy waiting for it to pass. Only a couple of days left and we will be headed home back to reality!
Our dear friends, Veta and Jason Bateham with Azelle Photography gave us the most precious gift – a mini movie documenting our time with baby Rhett. Wanted to share this little masterpiece – such a wonderful treat we will treasure for a lifetime! View Rhett here.
We enjoyed the fireworks show at the Savannah Yacht Club last night. A true Savannah local tradition and Rhett loved every minute of it. Gigi, GrandDaddy, Aunt Fran, Uncle David and Cousin Annie were all there. Rhett shagged with Gigi and GrandDaddy and had fun playing in the grass. He loves the texture!
Hi little one! We cannot believe you are already 6 months old! Everyone said time flies, but we didn’t realize how fast! Whew – definitely been a whirlwind but a very fun one. You are eating up a storm with avocados, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, apples and pears. Lolli bought you some MumMums and you love noshing on those, too. We have had lots of visitors like Lolli, Gigi and Aunt Colleen lately – you love spending time with them! Your little jibber jabbers have been lighting up our days – little mumbles and giggles are music to our ears. This month, we had you ‘catching bugs’ with your Two Smart Cookies, then you took a big ole bite that we had to fish out of your mouth! Your making us so proud by sitting up, rolling over and crawling like crazy. Stop growing so fast Mr.! We love you sweet boy!