Thursday, 30 August 2012

Look Who's Two

Talks..a LOT
 Loves Dora and Boots
Likes to sneak into her sister's bed every night
 Says the cutest bedtime prayers  
Loves candy, in fact you better lock it away if you don't want to share it with her.
Has a LOT of nicknames 
Adorable (obvi)

Happy Birthday, Be-bo! 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Thoughts: in no particular order

  • Apparently the de-cluttering bug is hitting all of us, because it's all over a couple blogs I read and I've been a cleaning maniac the past few days. Partly out of necessity- school starts next week and we're camping all weekend. And partly because this summer has gone by in a whirlwind and I haven't had a chance to even catch my breath, let alone do much cleaning. 
  •  Shoshannah turns 2 soon. In fact I think it was about this time 2 years ago that I had my very first and only panic attack from anticipating my c-section. Thankfully, all the worry was for nothing and the c-section was no big deal.  
  • Having a puppy is very similar to having a newborn. Little sleep, a lot of constant attention, and a lot of messes. Thankfully, it's all Leia's and I just have to remind her to do it! It's really nice being a "grandparent"! :-) 
  • It's soccer season! It makes life hectic, but it's my favorite and I wish it would last all year long...but I'm pretty sure we'd have to give up some of our other hobbies/obligations if it did. Oh well, I guess we'll just enjoy our 6 weeks of bliss while it's here. 
  • I'm not sure I like the tween age, it's kind of annoying with all the bossing, and mood swings. Oy vey! 
  • I finished all the wedding photos and the bride loved them. PHEW! 
  • Marc is on a business trip again, which means sole possession of the remote control! Hello, chick flicks! 

Well, back to cleaning.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Forecast Looks SUNNY!

 May I introduce to you the newest family member:
middle name TBD. 
With a couple suggestions being Sunny Rodriguez and Sunny the Beast  (ahh..Brothers!)

Sunny's first kiss! P.S. He didn't turn into a prince.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Leia , age 8, and Maggie, age 10, playing American Girl Dolls:

 ...Shoshannah, age ALMOST 2:


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Girls Room- Revealed!


WAY before! As in, moving in before!


I love the semi-muted (muted for me) color pallet!
I made the pendant garland out of scrapbook paper and ribbon, easy peasy!

 You can get this wall decal *HERE* It was really simple to put up, but definitely took 2 people. It took about a week for it to be shipped to us, but it was totally worth the wait!

I found these prints at a yard sale 3 days before we started painting!
They had silver frames (which I, of course, spray painted).

So what do you think?! 
Is it too ooey-gooey girly?
I have some ideas on how to "grow it up" with my girls, but knowing them we'll just end up yanking everything out and painting again by then anyway! :-)

Next up: Painting the dining room.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Mama Files: Camp Week

This week our 3 oldest kids go camping with my parents for 5 days. It's always bittersweet to have them gone. This year I also have been working at my brother's furniture store, it's weird and quiet, and sort of peaceful in a totally losing your mind kind of way. After this experience it makes me find the whole "staying at home isn't working" statement completely absurd. Not that I ever really questioned it, but it's nice to have it's ridiculousness confirmed anyway. Shoshannah has had some quality daddy time all week and they seem to be enjoying it! Today she even told me goodbye when I left and didn't fuss at all. It's crazy how adaptive toddlers are. Well, back to work, a.k.a. watching Full House, working on lesson plans, and editing wedding photos, with a little bit of furniture sales thrown in. :-) I hope you're having a good week!