Monday, March 10, 2014
we have been planning and waiting for this trip for weeks, and i'm so excited!
i have lots of food packed, TONS of fabric that i will somehow be turning into blankets,
bibs and burp cloths for baby, hallie has her belle doll and white blanket, and i have my favorite sweatshirt,
which i will most likely be wearing from now until thursday.;)
we will miss our dads, husbands and of course, the sisters who can't join us... who needs school anyway???
good bye for now!
Friday, March 7, 2014
today i'm wearing polka dots + rain boots.
today we are watching catching fire. (yay! i haven't seen it yet!)
today i went to the doctor.
today i am eating leftover cafe rio salad and enjoying rest time.
today i am counting down the hours until my husband gets home and the weekend can begin!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
mark tried to convince me to let him paint, but no one will stand in the way of my nesting! :) i woke up from a nap after i was done and was completely stiff and could barely move. such a genius, i am. it's okay, mark is taking me to cafe rio tonight as a reward for my hard work. mmmmm.
next mark will put in the new trim and i will sew the crib quilt (fabric arrived today!) and make some art, and we'll be well on our way to having the nursery done(ish). i've sort of wondered if we would have the nursery done at all by the time the baby was born, we have been slooooow. but i'm DYING to hang his clothes in that little closet!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
hallie's kid work includes making her bed, picking up her toys, putting her folded laundry away, putting the clean silverware away, getting the vacuum out (and turning it on, because that's the best part!), holding the dust pan, and any other small tasks i can think of.
i can already see her taking pride in the things she does by herself, she always wants to show me how carefully she put the pillows on her bed and she never tires of giving her dad a rundown of the kid work she completed that day.
it's so nice that she is becoming more independent and able to complete small tasks by herself everyday. it makes us both very proud. :)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
it felt so good to dust off my camera and while i was snapping these i thought, "oh yeah, i love taking pictures!" the hideousness of winter will do that. you know, make you forget your passion and live an empty shell of a life. i'm kidding.
i have a feeling march is going to be wonderful this year.
Monday, March 3, 2014
paint samples all around! when we moved hallie out of the nursery two years ago, we were sure there would be another little right away. but things didn't work out that way. last year when we weren't sure if baby was ever going to come, i shut the door to the nursery and avoided that place like the plague. it just seemed hard.
the past few weeks, i finally started going in to prep for paint and go through some of hallie's baby stuff. it felt strange to be in there again, the place i had spent so much time rocking and playing with baby hallie, which then turned into a place of sadness while we were waiting for baby number two. i'm very, very excited to make it a happy nursery filled with love and a baby soon. ♥
in other news, over the weekend i realized my stomach is big enough to use as a table for my bowl of brownie and ice cream! hurray!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
this may not seem like a big deal, but all winter i've been suffering through tights,
tights with holes, falling down, stretching out and looking worn after just a few washes.
i've heard every excuse in the book:
"but i'm a GIRL!"
"how will i EVER get married if i'm wearing pants?"
"princesses don't wear pants!"
"tights keep my toes warm."
"pants are boy clothes."
she finally realized how comfy leggings can be when she started wearing them under her snowpants, and over the weekend she said, "i think i'm learning to wear pants." this morning in the bath she even said, "i can wear a dress tomorrow. i'll wear pants today."
and i sighed a big sigh of relief. (ironic that she's coming around to pants at the end of winter.)
now how can i get her to wear other shoes besides the leopard ones? :)