Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hey. It's been awhile sense I just sat here and wrote random nonsense. It just feels like it's time. So here you go...
1. We got a new couch and I am kind of in love with it. It's like our first real grown up couch.
2. Now that I got a new couch it makes me want to get a new rug, and a new chair. It makes me want to redo all the rooms in my house.
3. We got Cain enrolled in his new school for next year. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. He got accepted to two of the charter schools we applied for - one had a young 5's program and the other just has kindergarten. We decided on the school with the young 5's program because I just really think an extra year before kindergarten will be great for him.
4. I am so sick of the cold weather. Like seriously it's making me sad.
5. I can't even think of anything else right now - I'm tired. I also live a boring life.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


sorry it's instagram pictures again...

Cain - Won't stop touching his sister's balloon despite the fact that he has his own. Thanks Old Navy for entertaining my children while in the store and then creating arguments the rest of the afternoon!

Carly - "my boon" "bue boon" "o. o. o. o. mama o" 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


So I feel like this is kind of cheating because these pictures were taken with my phone. My camera battery has stopped charging so I need to get a new one. I'm not sure how long this will take so next weeks photos may be lovely Instagram ones as well. Who knows.

Cain: He was coloring with markers at the table and I walked away for about two minutes. I heard some giggles as I came into the kitchen and Cain says "I wrote my name." "oh good let's see" "it's on my hand. I wrote my name on my hand. See C.A.I.N." as he turns his hand over. "I hope it stays there forever."  Long sigh. 

Carly: After cleaning out her closet I found this princess dress hanging in the back. At first she didn't want to put it on - after that she didn't want to take it off! She kept going into my bedroom and looking at herself in the body mirror and smiling. It was the cutest thing ever! I told her she looked beautiful and she said "no nice." "Oh ok you look nice." "Yeah nice." At one point she had the dress on, her sunglasses on, her purse on, a bracelet, and anything else she could put on. It was adorable.  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Things my kids say...

so this blog has now become a place where I post pictures of my kids once a week and that's about it. It's ok with me because I have realized that in the last (almost) five years this blog has had lots of seasons. And this is just one of them. But today my kids both said some humorous things and I thought to myself that it for sure needed to be written down so I can remember it.

So Carly is into walking everywhere. She doesn't want to ride in the stroller or cart ever. This morning  at the grocery store she was on repeat "walk, walk, walk" until I let her out of the cart. She did pretty well for a bit but then tried to bolt when we were in the check out line. I had to pick her up and put her back into the cart as she cried and yelled "no mama. walk, walk, walk". There were two other mom's in line who totally got it and even said she was so cute. I looked over and Carly was giving the death stare to the lady. I'm like yeah so cute. And when these moments are happening I don't think they are cute or that I will want to remember them - in fact I want to forget them. But as the old lady in line behind me reminded me today - just enjoy her. Just enjoy it.

I picked Cain up from school this afternoon and we are in the van on the way home when he pipes up from the back seat "Mom why do some people say shit?"  "What? Who says that?" "Well like Grandma Kay, she says shit." "Hmmm... I don't know why some people say that word, it's not a nice word ok." "Ok I'll tell Grandma Kay to not say shit anymore."

"Carly can you bring me your socks?" "No. No socks. Socks buh bye." "No I see them right there, they didn't go buh bye." "yeah socks buh bye."

I love that Carly's vocabulary is expanding everyday. She is playing with Cain so well (most days) and they are so cute together. They make up little songs and both sing them together. They melt my heart - when they aren't driving me crazy!

Friday, March 14, 2014


Cain: Was in a desperate need of a hair cut. We went today and he was a wiggle worm and ended up with some serious crooked bangs. 

Carly: "reading" her book at the table. She is such a sweet sweet girl. Poor thing has a cold this week and today she started getting a fever :(  I hate when my babies are sick! 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Birthday Shenanigans

I had a wonderful birthday! We went up north Friday evening and had dinner and cake and ice cream at my Mom's. She kept the kids for the weekend which was so nice. Chris and I watched movies and hung out the rest of the evening. Saturday morning we went to Cops & Doughnuts for breakfast. We were able to spend the entire day - with no kids - just wandering around stores, eating, and doing whatever we wanted to do. If you have kids you know how awesome it is and if you don't have kids enjoy your days ;)  So then we met friends for dinner and went to the casino. We aren't big gamblers by any means but it was fun - we didn't win anything - as usual. And then Sunday we picked up the kids, visited my Dad and had lunch. Visited Chris' dad and had more cake and ice cream. A long drive home with two kids coming down from their sugar high was so much fun. That about sums up our fun weekend away. Here's to another great year!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dry Nights

Well I'm not sure where to start this or if I have discussed it much on here so I'll start from the beginning and sorry if I've shared Cain was "potty trained" at around age 2. He was super easy. He wanted to go on the potty. However he always had to wear something at night. It didn't matter if we cut back on drinks before bed or woke him up in the night to go, he always woke up wet. Sometimes even soaked. I was starting to feel a bit helpless and kind of like this was going to happen forever. Then just like one day he woke up dry. And then the next day dry. This continued for a week. I was stoked! Cain was stoked! But I didn't want to seem overly excited because if he had an accident I didn't want him to be disappointed. We talked to him about giving up pull-ups because he was doing so good and he was a bit nervous, but he did it and woke up dry. Woo hoo y'all! He has had a couple of accidents in the last few weeks but I think it is safe to say he is out of pull-ups. As a parent of two children this makes me so so freaking happy. Knowing we are that closer to a life of no diapers/pull-ups makes me feel incredibly excited. We wake him up before we go to bed to go to the bathroom. I know accidents will happen but this is a huge step for us and for him. The thing is, even when I really wanted to push him and try to get him out of pull-ups, it had to happen on his own time. I couldn't force it.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Cain: "Momma can you wrap me up like a burrito?" - still happening at age four and a half. 
Carly: Enjoying waffles during our hectic morning. She looks angry but I assure you she wasn't.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hair Cut

I know that if you know me in real life, or follow me on Instagram, then you are already aware I got my hair cut. But for blogging purposes here is the photo...

I was so ready for a change and excited to do something different. I ended up cutting about seven inches off and was able to donate it. I love the new cut. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014


I have a few things going on in life that, at this moment, seem like huge decisions. I know in the grand scheme of life these things do not really matter. I do know this. However it still feels like big now. And it still feels stressful.

We do not know if we are going to send Cain to young 5's or Kindergarten. So later in his life will this matter? No, probably not. At this moment in life it feels like a huge decision. Academically he is ready to go to Kindergarten. The thing that kind of makes us want to wait is that he just barely makes the deadline with his August birthday - so not only will he be like the smallest in his class but he will be one of the youngest. He does great in his class of 12 kids but I think putting him in a class of 30 kids with one teacher may overwhelm him. For some reason this feels like some life altering decision. And oh my goodness the pressure of where he is going to go to school! It is all the "moms" are talking about. When I discuss this to my own mother she can not understand what I'm talking about - when I went to school she just sent me to whatever elementary was closest to our house. That was it. There weren't any worries or stress about it. We have applied at a few schools in our area during their open enrollment period and now we wait. If they have more applicants then spots then everyone goes into a lottery. It's all crazy!

We are also starting to look at buying a house. This story is extremely long and I don't want to dive into it but it's been a processes. We are now pre-approved for a mortgage and may start looking. I'm kind of, for once in my life, feeling settled in the house we rent and am not in a hurry to move unless we find something really awesome.

I feel like we have things all up in the air right now and it really stresses me out when I can't plan out everything.