Saturday, March 29, 2014

And so it begins

Today is a new day for us...

We've spent the last few years together as I've chronicled the last 5 years of marriage.


Poked fun...'ve probably shaken your head and rolled the eyes.

Now, you will follow me into a great new adventure as I become a full time stay at home mom. You can follow my antics and family at...

(and'll know my real name and Pintrest stuff)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sit tight....

Marvelous and new things are in the works...will update when the time is right :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mr. G's Super Power

I don't know what he did to them, but for some reason...they are able to sleep through his snoring. Eliza's head looks fake for some reason. This was after Sunday dinner. Enjoy!

Monday, March 17, 2014


In eating our Sunday dinner together...half of the family started to drop like flies into slumber land. I guess my cooking does that :) Oh the power of spaghetti and meatballs.

Video link here

Friday, March 14, 2014

Indoor Painting

"Circle and Triangle"

With the weather showing no signs of consistent improvement for outside activities, I busted out the paint and paper and used the bathtub as an approved creative space. After the paint brush was tried out, we ventured into the wild world of finger painting!

This is how you keep a little brother out of your paint

They were clean just a moment ago

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Snip Snip

It finally came....

I cut my daughter's hair.

A little over a month ago, I took the trimmers to Nolan's head. I didn't like the back getting shaggy. No real tears as to what I had just done. He's a boy after all...shouldn't be a big deal for him to get a trim from mom.

Now Eliza...she hasn't had a single hair cut since her birth. She had a small beginning of hair that was positioned like a Jewish yamaka.

Grow her hair did and I tried to train the growth to part naturally on her very wild hair pattern. Her bangs sweep to one side, but the sides grow slowly compared to the back. We've tried clips, bands and ties to tame it.

But she is a wild child who tosses and turn her head on the floor and under things.

Most hair pretties do not stand much of a chance at staying for any length of time.

With a single cut in the back, with the longest and most noticeable length wrapped in a rubber was done.

No longer is there any baby left in my little girl.

I know it seems silly to be sad over a first hair cut and its a normal part of life, but I struggled with this since the document-er of this family had wanted to snap a dozen photos in natural lighting etc etc...but I guess...who has the time or money for that right? 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Best Friends

Eliza enjoying her lunch date after some play. They get such the kick out of each other. Love this age!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Snow Bunny

If you can believe it, this is my first time going sledding with my own kids. The last time I went tubing, it was at a young adult retreat in my single days. With Mr. G gone YET AGAIN on another Saturday, and with temps in the mid 30's, it was time to try and enjoy this endless misery called winter.

As always, she had no fear, while even sitting down on unsuspecting unsupervised sleds and took off. She never wiped out while riding, but ate it HARD, head first when another younger girl clipped her.

In the end, I think more effort was exerted in just trying to make it back up the hill while dragging the sled behind. Snow is quite the obstacle for an almost 3 year old. Maybe next year, Nolan will get a chance to enjoy the hill with his big sister...instead of being imprisoned in the jogger.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Co-Sleeping Kids

After getting home rather late from a MOPS planning meeting, I sat at the computer while I waited for my night meds to start kicking in. Since I had missed the bedtime routine craziness, I decided to peek in on the littles. When I couldn't see my daughter in her bed, I quickly check the crib after finding some of the recent shenanigans. Yep, I was certainly right!

I took to google to see if there were any solutions with no luck. All talk about keeping kids in crib, not out. 

I can't be the only parent to run into this problem!? 

Crib tents have been mentioned, but I have never seen them in a store before and those online were all being mentioned as being recalled...blurg.

Nolan is way too young for a toddler bed as he isn't walking yet and he lacks some body awareness when sitting on elevated surfaces freely.

Is this a phase?

Is Eliza reverting?

Our Little Eliza

First I'll make a mess here...then move on to the bathroom
territory while uncovering the bottom of every toy bin....

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Upcycle MOBY

Mr. G was away for the weekend at a music ministry commitment, so that left us with WAY to much time inside while it continues to be cold and sporadic in the snow dept. I really can't wait for things to clear up and enjoy being outside again. 

I busted out my Moby wrap from storage and decided to try it out as an under stable hammock for Eliza. This knit material is quite stretchy, so even though you may have tied it up tight and short, kids can easily pull it down. Not to mention, if for some reason things become untied, they are not far off the ground should they fall off.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mid Week Confessions

It's been awhile so where shall I start?

1. I went up to the front desk of an indoor play park and asked if they had any clear packing tape. I then took said tape and wrapped it around my daughters waist, over her jeans that didn't have an adjustable waistband. There, I fixed it!

2. After being caught at work without any sort of feminine product, I took one of Nolan's emergency diapers and cut myself out a temporary pad.

3. If the kids get a meal from a burger joint, I promptly take out the toy before giving them the bag. I wonder how long they'll go until they figure out something is missing.

4. In the craziness of trying to get out the door and the kids to the overnight sitter for our 5th anniversary getaway, we got almost to our destination and discovered we had How convenient of an outlet mall to be across the way. Hello Old Navy :)


I am really resenting all my friends back home who are posting pictures of their time at the beach or outside in summer clothes at the park, church, the mall or even just in the backyard. All without heavy jackets, boots, pale skin or a flake of snow to be seen. I dreamed last night that all the snow left overnight and we were left with beautiful green green grass.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Around the house

Cuddle time with Daddy

I met him this way and I will continue this way

Eliza discovered she could crash Nolan's crib party. I think
he has mixed feelings about the company....