Monday, April 30, 2012

Random Thoughts...

this is all my brain can put together on this rainy Monday ...

- My son's birthday is in August - he will be 3 - I don't know how the hell that happened but it did never the less. He wants a "Finding Nemo" birthday party - which is fine except for the fact that it came out like 10 years ago and I can't find any Finding Nemo shit. 

- This week I am 33 weeks along which means I have 7 weeks left. It's insane! 

- I had a wonderful "girls day" yesterday full of shopping and eating! And almost falling asleep on the ride home - that's what you get taking the pregnant lady out for the day ;)

- While I was having my girls day Chris and Cain went to the zoo for the first time this year. Cain loved it and told me all about all the animals he saw. We are planning another family trip to a different zoo soon. 

- We are still looking for a rental in the Ann Arbor or Detroit Metro area if anyone knows of anything or any leads to anything please let me know.  

- Going to a Tigers game on Friday - pretty excited about it. I haven't been to one in a few years so it should be fun.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

32 Weeks...

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 32 Weeks
Size of baby:  3.75 pounds and 16.7 inches long
Maternity Clothes: Mostly all maternity and a few regular shirts
Gender: It's a GIRL - Carly
Movement: Every day - all day
Sleep: Sleep - ha! I am up a lot 
What I miss: having my body to myself :) I have loved being pregnant this time around just ready for it to be done so I can meet my little girl.
Cravings: None really - 
Symptoms: aches and pains, shortness of breath - she is taking up so much room in there
Best moment this week: Doctors appointment this week went well - Cain got to come hear the heart beat too :)

So like I mentioned everything is still going well. I am down to only 8 weeks left! I need to get her poor room in order - I've started getting some super cute things for her. I need to start packing my hospital bag and diaper bag. I'm getting so excited :)

Here is a picture of me pregnant with Cain at 32 weeks for comparison. I was so tiny then! 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pinterest Loving...

I've been on Pinterest for quite some time - you can follow me CKTimes3. For the most part I just end up pinning things and and projects in hopes of doing them someday. I have done a few projects but I've never taken any pictures of them. I did a larger version of this last fall as a centerpiece for my table, that held flowers...
Twig candle this idea
it turned out super cute and I actually saved it with my fall decor for next year. 

Cain and I worked on something like this...
Fine-tune motor skills with just some playdough, cheerios and spaghetti noodles!
but he was only into for a few mins before getting bored of it.

When I saw this pin I was really excited to do it...
Rainbow Rice - What a fun idea!
So I got all the supplies - a clear cheap tub from Target with a lid, a 25 lb. bag of white rice from Sam's Club, food coloring, and rubbing alcohol.
I didn't take any pictures step by step of coloring the rice but it was super easy! I got it out today so Cain could see it for the first time and he had fun with it. 
We put cups, shovels, spoons, etc. in there for him to play with but the part he liked the most was hiding small things in the rice and finding them. 
We hid some change and some tiny trains he had. 
I would just suggest to only play with it on a floor that is easy to sweep or outside because it does make a mess. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


what to say that I haven't said here a million times. We've got the whole "I'm freaking exhausted", "I'm still very pregnant", "I'm so busy and can't think straight", you know the basics.

To be brutally honest work has my head spinning. I am training someone new right now who will be taking over my position when I go to have the baby and ultimately when we move and I am no longer there. I suck at training - I am very much a go go go person, I do things a certain way because I've been doing it for a long time. Sometimes it's hard to stop and explain things because I just want to do it myself and get it done. But I am trying hard to "teach" and go slower.

I am 31 weeks this week. Which means I am now only 9 weeks away from meeting Miss Carly :) So excited. I still feel like I haven't gotten things around for her and I do not feel ready at all so I am starting to feel the pressure of getting ready. At this point with Cain I am pretty sure his entire nursery was done, I had all his little clothes washed and waiting.

Cain is entering a new phase of toddler hood. It's a shitty phase and I hope it goes fast. My sweet little boy is turning into a "lets play rough, I want to wrestle you, I want to jump on or off of everything possible" phase. What the hell?! We don't generally play rough with him and he has never been like this before but it's just starting slowly with no signs of slowing down. I'm tired of hearing myself repeat things like "Cain that is to rough, you need to be more gentle" over and over. Ohhh here comes the age 3 - everyone has warned me that the terrible twos have nothing on 3 and I am becoming a believer. But then he will snuggle up to me or give me kisses for no reason and melt my heart - thank God for sweet moments!

I have no new pictures to add because I've just been obsessed with taking pictures on my phone with Instagram - cktimes3 if you want to check them out.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Today Cain was....

in the living room, Chris was in the office working, and I went into my bedroom to put some laundry away. 
I came out after a few minutes and Cain says to me "Mommy I puked". 
I'm all like "what?!? I didn't hear you puke. Where did you puke at?" 
He lifts my ottoman lid up and sure enough - he puked in my ottoman! 
Didn't come and tell me or Chris, just puked in there and shut the lid. 
What the hell kid?!? 
It was just a little bit but ewww....we cleaned it all up and he was on his way.
Not feeling yucky or anything, acting completely normal, so it was super weird and random.
Oh the things that happen in the course of a day around here :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Finally Some Easter...

pictures a tad bit late - but here they are. 
We had a low key day for Easter - we did an egg hunt around the house in the morning. 
We went to lunch at my Mom's house and came home and spent the rest of the day just hanging out. It was super nice and relaxing. 

finding his easter "basket"

bag of bugs - best part of his basket this year

lining up all the eggs he found

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

30 Weeks

I look so tired in this picture because I just rolled off the couch where I was almost sleeping because I remembered that I had to take my picture today. 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 30 Weeks
Size of baby:  3 pounds (like a head of cabbage)
Maternity Clothes: Mostly all maternity and a few regular shirts
Gender: It's a GIRL - Carly
Movement: Every day - all day
Sleep: Sleep - ha! I am up a lot and getting uncomfortable  
What I miss: bending over - lol. If something falls on the floor it's staying there. 
Cravings: None - but I've been eating my weight in Easter candy
Symptoms: lots of pelvic pressure starting
Best moment this week: Doctors appointment this week went well. I start going every other week now. Hearing the heart beat is always great. I found out that I've only gained 13 pounds so far and I thought it was more then that so I was happy. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I haven't taken...

any pictures in forever because I got a new phone that I have been playing with. A couple of things that I've been obsessed with...

- Instagram: this is what I've been taking all my pictures with. You can follow me if you have instagram or let me know your name so I can follow you. I am new and don't have many people to follow. My name is cktimes3, this is pretty much my screen name for everything. I am still learning how to work it and playing around with my pictures.

- Oh and instagram syncs with my twitter account so you can see my pictures on there also. Again cktimes3 on twitter.

- DrawSomething: my new favorite game. I am so terrible at it but I love it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Morning Make-up...

routines...mine is simple and easy when it comes to getting ready for work. I have a make-up bag filled with random stuff but I wanted to talk about my most used products. I am not really a make-up girl, I feel like I don't know what to do. I like to try new products every now and then but generally end up not liking them. I don't like to spend a lot of money on things for this reason. I am not really happy with my make-up so I would like to know what your favorite products are. 

Here are my basics - I start with concealer because well... these dark circles are ummm dark, lol. 
I would like to know if anyone else has something better. Concealer, under eye cream, what are you girls using that really works?!

Then I use my powder - mineral foundation. I like it because it's super light feeling. I do like it a lot, it covers well and looks more natural. 

I've always always used basic black eyeliner. Even on days when I don't wear any other make-up I usually put eyeliner on or I feel weird about my eyes. 
I don't know it's strange but it's my one go to thing. I usually just do a thin simple line, nothing crazy. 

I have a couple of different colors of eye shadow but usually I just put on my clinique shimmer. 
It's just a "white" shimmery - gives a little sparkle I suppose. I have no clue.

I rarely use mascara. I put it on here because sometimes I do. Annnd because I need to know what you girls think is the best mascara and/or what technique do you use to get super lashes. Mine never and I mean never curl up or look long and wonderful so please please share your secrets, help me! 

I for the longest time was really afraid to add any "color" to my face. I'm trying to work on it. I just recently started trying to do blush. I think it's looking ok but who knows. I still don't go full force, if you didn't know you might not even notice I had it on. I'm scared that I will look like I'm rocking the crazy 80's streaky blush you know. I got this covergirl blush because I like the color and it was on the cheaper end as far as blushes go. 

Lastly I just started adding some color to my lips. Usually I am a chap stick, lip gloss kinda girl. (See above statement) I think lipstick looks ridiculous on me.  I've tried lots of different colors and nothing works. I heard a lot of rave about this newer revlon lip butter so I thought I would give it a try. I like it. I apply it like I do my blush - barely any at all. I'm working up to a full application ;) 

So this takes me usually 5 mins to do in the morning. Easy peasy. 
Some facebook friends said they do read my blog. So if you are reading this comment please - 
here or on facebook I don't care I just want to know what products to try and what actually works/looks good. Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Random Thoughts...

- So glad tomorrow is the last day of work for me this week. It's been a super busy one and I just want to relax with my swollen feet up.

- Speaking of my feet - I went and got a pedicure today :) It was much needed and I am so happy to finally get it done. Now I have a pretty "springy" colored toes.

- Cain is riding his tricycle like a champ! He had a hard time getting the actual peddling down but just one day he got on and peddled away. I love watching him ride his bike like a big boy.

- I am looking forward to Easter this weekend. Can't wait to watch Cain search for eggs. Also a big lunch at my Mom's house :)

- Today I was in Target. While I was looking in the bra/underwear section an older lady, probably in her 60's, started talking to me. In our two minute conversation she used the words "tits" and "whores" - I'm not even joking. I was laughing so hard, I couldn't keep it in. 

- I believe Cain is finally over his sickness. Haven't heard him cough once today :) So happy he is feeling better and that I did not catch it. (knock on wood)

- I bought a few super cute and comfy skirts to wear when it was warm out and I haven't had a chance to wear them yet :( Come back warm weather I miss you!

- My new phone came in today - yippee! Haven't started playing with it, I want to wait until Cain is in bed and I can actually concentrate on it for more then two seconds. 

- I hope you all have a great Easter :)