a date with my boys.

Recently my sweet MIL came over early in the morning so that Chris and I could sneak away for a quick breakfast date before he started working for the day. I woke up and had gotten Ainsleigh and Apple ready for her. Aiden was still asleep when she first got there and as I tiptoed by his bed to grab my glasses he began to stir. I whispered, “Hey buddy, daddy and I are going to go for a quick breakfast and then I will be right back for a fun day with you.” He sat up and climbed into my lap, cutest bed head ever, and slumped onto my shoulder…. “maybe this time I could come with you?”

Just then Chris walked in, heard his little request and told him what a great idea that was and to hurry and get ready. 

 He kept saying ” oh thank you so much for letting me come on your date and I am so happy you changed your mind!” It was the sweetest.

Chris and I try to take them one on one individually but it isn’t very often that we can take them on dates the two of us! I knew Apple would go down for her morning nap and Ainsleigh would get the morning with grandma, full attention, which was a dream for her! So win-win all around!

Are you seeing this face above? I can’t even handle it! 

Two of the most handsome boys looking at me on a sweet early morning date. We got chocolate chip pancakes and he beamed with pride. I could tell his little love tank was filling up and spilling over as he told us stories, asked us questions and at one point even sang a little song. 


My precious Aiden will be 5 this month and I have so many thoughts and emotions about it. He is growing and changing by the day and I just could not be more proud of who he is. He loves so big and so well.  Also thankful for a sweet hubby that loves our kiddos in a way that I always dreamed of. 

Bonding over chocolate chip pancakes, a pile of whip cream and the cutest little grin- it was a perfect little date with my two favorite guys. 


March 5, 2014


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  1. Liz

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I love this!!! I love when they want to be with us! It is the best! I also love how his hat tips the top of his ears down. My Liam loves wearing hats that are too big for him (because they are "daddy" hats), and they tip his ears down, too. πŸ™‚

  2. CaseyWiegand

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:57 am

    oh this made me almost cry, ahhhh SO sweet!!!! LOVE

  3. Anonymous

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:54 am

    So, so sweet! His face and the whole story. πŸ™‚

  4. CaseyWiegand

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:57 am

    aw thank you πŸ™‚ so sweet to me!

  5. Haili Hunter

    March 5th, 2014 at 2:13 am

    This post. I love it. I love seeing bits of your everyday life. I love how he said, "maybe this time I could come?" And that face in the first photo…His heart is showing in that photo. You can tell he is just one of the most loved little boys. And the one of you looking at him…I just love this. You two do an amazing job at raising your children. Love you.

  6. CaseyWiegand

    March 5th, 2014 at 2:35 am

    aw this means more to me than you could ever imagine!!!

  7. Kendall Rayburn

    March 5th, 2014 at 2:18 am

    He is just the cutest, and such a sweet heart. You sure are raising some amazing and kind kids, Casey. God Bless you. xo.

  8. CaseyWiegand

    March 5th, 2014 at 2:36 am

    youre so sweet friend, that means a ton to me πŸ™‚

  9. Kendra Castillo

    March 5th, 2014 at 2:27 am

    This is beyond precious! Nothing better than one on one time πŸ™‚

  10. CaseyWiegand

    March 5th, 2014 at 2:36 am

    thank you!!! and so agree friend!!

  11. Kylie Kreikemeier

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:02 am

    This is the sweetest! Love that little grin.

  12. CaseyWiegand

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:18 am

    πŸ™‚ awww! so sweet!

  13. Becky | Apples of Gold

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:07 am

    This is beyond sweet! Love that you both let him go with you. How could anyone resist that precious little face?! He's adorable! And you & your Chris are great parents.

  14. CaseyWiegand

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:19 am

    i know seriously!! how can i ever say no?! and thank you, you are so so kind friend!

  15. ChloΓ© Arnold

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Oh this is so precious!! I pray that when my husband and I begin having children our kids have such sweet spirits and loving hearts. Your family truly is inspiring

  16. Nicole

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:39 am

    That photo just made my day! I hope to have babies soon and would love to have a boy. He's previous!!!

  17. Chelsea Oliver

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:56 am

    His little face just makes my day! What a cutie! You have the sweetest family <3

  18. brittany

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:59 am

    this just melts my heart with sweetness, casey!!!

  19. Gloria

    March 5th, 2014 at 4:40 am

    So so sweet πŸ™‚

  20. Gloria

    March 5th, 2014 at 4:41 am

    So so sweet πŸ™‚

  21. Anonymous

    March 5th, 2014 at 5:32 am

    There's so much gratitude and disbelief in his eyes, like he just won the lottery. SO cute!!

  22. Ronni Selzer

    March 5th, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Casey, I mean honestly. How could you resist that adorable little face right? πŸ™‚ What a special morning for you all.

  23. Anna Seay

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful date! You got to focus on enjoying your son together. I can imagine there were many exchanged glances over how adorable your child is! Such a precious thing!

  24. Liz/happymommy

    March 5th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Awww, love this so much!! Sounds the the perfect breakfast date!!!

  25. Emily Fridenmaker

    March 5th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    What a sweetie!! You have such beautiful kids. Love that blonde hair everywhere!

  26. Melanie Fee

    March 5th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Heart melted… so so sweet! These are the moments that makes life.. LIFE! God stuff. xx

  27. Angie

    March 5th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Now that is a GREAT date!!!

  28. Anonymous

    March 6th, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Sooo sweet, this made me cry! I have a 7 month old boy and he is growing up too fast! Just like this date you had, I am trying to soak up all the little moments with him.

  29. Bridget

    March 6th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    every time you talk about aiden, i'm pretty certain that he's one of the most tender souls there is.

  30. Tysha Carter

    March 6th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    This is the sweetest! Oh, his face! What a gift – each of you to each other. I have a 5 year old boy who I am going to register for kindergarten next month (I thought it was today, actually, got us all up and ready and there…uh, pregnancy brain!! πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I just love the intentional and precious moments you share. One on one is always a treat, but maybe a double date is the ticket, too πŸ™‚

  31. pixieronnan

    March 8th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    So cute, his face is full of content! What a great 'feel good' post! x

  32. Courtney M

    March 18th, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I have drifted away from reading blogs over the last year and I just came back and am catching up on yours. I forgot how much I loved reading your posts! Your babies are getting so big! So glad to see things are going well for you still. Now i'm off to find you on instagram πŸ™‚

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