Have you ever taken a picture of your TV before? I do it all the time when I see decor ideas I love. Isn’t this picture collage cool with different mirrors? I so want to do this somewhere in my house. I just don’t have a wall to do it on. Next house for sure. Genevieve is my idol. I LOVE her show. And I want her to come and decorate my house. Like tomorrow. Or the next day because tomorrow is looking a little busy.
Costco run. It’s crazy to me how much we buy in BULK now. Every time I make a Costco run I am reminded of the fact that I now have a full on FAMILY to feed and take care of. Duh. But I still feel like a 16 year old so much of the time that sometimes this fact hits me over the head. Like it happened over night. Like I went to a sleep over at my friend Koni’s and we watched Dirty Dancing (because nobody puts baby in a corner) and we ate an entire pizza and stayed up late talking about the cute Senior who was flirting with me in school. Then we went to sleep and I woke up and was 34 and married to that cute Senior who was flirting with me in school and we have three kids. And we buy everything in bulk.
And these are my thoughts when I buy super sized paper towels and fishy crackers. If you didn’t think I was crazy before, you do now.
My girls and their go to spot for TV viewing. Why they would rather sit there than on a perfectly comfortable couch with back support and a better view of the TV I’ll never understand.
Heading to school. Kenny takes the girls most mornings on his way to work. He is super dad and I love him for this. It makes things so much easier for me in the mornings. That way I only have to focus on getting two people ready and out the door instead of four people. On days that Kenny has early meetings and can’t take them, Kole and I head to the school in our pajamas. And the girls get mad at me because I don’t know the “super secret passage ways” that daddy uses to take them to their classes. I’m glad the three of them have their morning bonding time. Kole and I have our morning bonding time too. It includes breakfast, cleaning up the breakfast mess, an episode of The Wiggles (so that I am able to clean up the breakfast mess), and exercise.
I mentioned in the post I did about my exercise routine
that I’ve gone through stages with my babies where I couldn’t go to the gym and do aerobics like I love to do. I’m going through one of those stages now. Kole is NOT having it at the play care at the the gym. Major separation anxiety. Bawls his head off until they come and get me and then clings to me for dear life for an hour after, afraid I’m going to leave him. With my girls, this stage was so
hard for me. I felt like I would never have “me time” again. Mom’s can’t even go to the bathroom alone at this stage! Let alone exercise. But I have something this third time around that I didn’t have when my girls were babies. Perspective.
I now know how quickly this stage really is (even though in the thick of it you feel like it will never end). So I am ok without my “me time” at the gym. Kole and I have been walking every morning together. Sometimes with friends (pic above is with one of his favorite walking buddies at the beach) and sometimes just the two of us. I am cherishing this time I have with my little buddy. Who will have no problem being away from me before I know it. And when that time comes, I’ll go to aerobics. And to the bathroom by myself. And I will miss my little shadow.
Cleaning out my purse and balancing my checkbook. Julie and Elizabeth (my “grand kids” as Ellie calls them) wanted to help.
These two could play for hours together every day. They can’t wait to get home from school, change into their pajamas, and play play play. Their creativity and imagination is endless and I love peeking in on them to see and hear what they’ve come up with this time around.
I find so many funny little notes and stories around the house that Ellie writes. She amuses me like nothing else. This note I found was so random it made me smile. I bet you didn’t know that Cheetahs are freaky. :)
Major rainstorm last weekend. I loved it. It made it actually feel like Fall around here.
Kenny took the girls camping at some cabins with a group of other dads/daughters. They had a blast stomping around in rain boots and roasting hot dogs by the fire. And while I didn’t enjoy the clean-up that followed their little weekend adventure, I did enjoy some peace and quiet in the house. I put Kole to bed early and a certain werewolf and vampire kept me company. :)
Cleaned my make-up brushes today. I keep thinking I should do a post on my favorite make-up. Just for fun. But I never get around to actually doing it. Kind of like my hair post I promised so many of you. Thanks for being patient. It will happen at some point. :)
A few weeks ago I decided to try a new recipe. I made a chicken/chili soup. It took forever to chop everything up. Then I got ambitious and decided to also make banana bread/muffins at the same time. WHAT was I thinking!?
I got in over my head quickly and made a huge mess in my kitchen. Which always puts me in a bad mood. But the chicken dish did turn out pretty good. Kenny really liked it.
The first two batches of banana bread/muffins turned out great too. But then when I was cooking the third batch, I got distracted upstairs with the kids and didn’t hear the oven timer.
And I haven’t cooked since.
Have a beautiful Thursday everyone!