Monday, February 1, 2021

Valentines For The Class for Under $10

 It's been way too long, and quite honestly I'm not committing to anything at this point, but since Valentines Days is my favorite holiday I thought I would share Noah's home-made Valentines for his class this year.  Plus I made the cards on my own so why not share. You can scroll down to the bottom to get this printable and use it for your kids!

Simple, from the circle boutique (Target) and under 10$ plus the printing of the sheet which was a minimal cost.   We did print these from slightly thicker paper so they don't fold in the bag but otherwise a super quick project.   It took me less than twenty minutes to bag them all up and they're good to go!

Inside the bag is just a little notecard we cut out and those cute erasers we bought; 16 for $3.  For the bags: $2 for 12.  The best part is the erasers and gender neutral in colors so we don't have to sort them in any way. 

Click the following link to download the Valentines so all you have to do is print and cut!   

"Our Friendship Can't Be Erased"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Baby Number Three Nursery Inspiration

With only one month left to go it's really time to get my butt into gear and get this room ready for the new baby.  The last two weeks being sick really put a damper on timing and now I feel semi rushed to finish all the things like right now.  Not wanting to spend tons of money on this new room, but also wanting to feel like I'm doing something special for each baby we've tried to use a lot of the same furniture we had previously.  The biggest purchase really though has been a new crib since we can't quite kick Peyton out of his yet.

I'm updating the monochromatic look of Peytons room and adding orange, pops of black and a little more of a woodsy theme. This means we don't have any huge projects and will make the transition just a little bit easier.  The biggest statement piece of the whole room is some bright orange blackout curtains which will also be able to move around to any of the boys' rooms as they get older.

In true last minute fashion and honestly not having time to head out and shop, I was able to get most of the pieces from Amazon, so win for me and for Amazon prime for being so amazing.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Peyton 18 Months

Noah 18 Months

Peyton's personality is really starting to show up right about now.  This is really the time I start to enjoy so much more than those baby moments.  He's really started to understand what we ask him to do and is getting so good at playing with Noah and also by himself.  Life is good for this kid.

  • Stats: Size 6 Diapers | 18mo -2T clothing
  • Size: 26.8lbs
  • New Abilities: Well the last update I talked about how he could walk.  That's so crazy to think that was just a little bit back.  It seems like he's been walking forever since he can run and climb on the couch.  He wrestles with Noah and is completely ok to go up and down the stairs on his own. Time sure does go quick.   New this month would be the total ability to move anywhere on his own, but really the mental leaps he's had are the most impressive.  He really understands so much more and is starting to communicate so much better.
  • Communication:  Peyton can really express his feelings well but also is super stubborn which is becoming quite obvious.  If he doesn't get what he wants he really just throws a fit so we started doing calm down moments by putting him in the mudroom away from everyone for a couple minutes until he's ready to join the rest of the family and that's really seemed to at least change the behavior at that time. 
  • Sleep: His night time sleep has settled for now.  Looks like we might be over those weird middle of the night wake ups.  He's sleeping 7:30p-7/8a with an occasional early morning wake up.  He's dropped his second nap - right around the end of the last update - so like 16ish months and is now taking a hefty nap at the same time as Noah.  Really convenient actually.   12:30ish for 2-3 hours.
  • Mom Check-In: After being sick for the last two weeks I feel like I'm finally getting back to normal.  I've started to get a little more tired just doing regular everyday things but I will still say this pregnancy has been the easiest.  I don't feel like I'm going to burst at any moment and although I'm ready for baby to be here, it's not because I'm miserable.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February Update

I realize these updates just keep getting longer and longer apart but I feel like I'll regret if I stop this blog all together.  I love looking back and reading old posts and reminiscing on all the fun we have as a family. It's been and up and down month so far and we still have a little over a week to go.  The most notable and frustrating was Jeff and I both getting the flu at the same time.  I don't think it should even be allowed for both parents to get sick at the same time.  It's so miserable.   We're both still battling the side-effects and although I'm glad the kids weren't the ones that were sick, part of me thinks it would have been easier for us to take care of them. I have absolutely no voice still and parenting and working without a voice seems to be more important that I may have previously thought.  Jeff is still up and down every day and really we're all just trying to make it through.

With the Olympics starting we have however had a lot of family time in front of the couch.  Noah asking way too many questions but coming just at the right time with all the couch time we've needed for rest.   Our house is filled with hand drawn flags of all our favorite countries and I'm pretty sure Noah knows more about the sports in the winter Olympics than I knew by the time I was twenty.

Peyton, the little stinker continues to be his mischievous self getting into everything.  Running away from parents, hitting Noah and wrestling like he's the same size and getting into the chocolate bowl even though I'm pretty sure he knows he's not supposed to.

With only 43 days until baby number threes' due date we need to get our butt in gear around here.  We still need to move Peyton to the guest room and get the nursery ready for our new baby boy.  I would love it if we were all healthy and the house kind of caught up on.  Laundry always seems to pile up so quick and I can never keep up with sweeping our floors.   I'm guessing that's just what happens with kids but I'm determined to get it under control by the time baby gets here!