September 29, 2015

when it's too hot outside - stay inside and have a photo-shoot...

Alara - 16 weeks 

Lucas - 3 years old 


When your three year old announces at breakfast that he "broke his day" you know it is going to be a rough one. Upon hearing his announcement I brewed an extra large and strong cup of tea. I knew I was going to need it...

This week has been challenging. I haven't been at 100%. Some mornings I woke up and was able to get things done. I felt great, energetic, ready to conquer the day! Other days...not so much. Some mornings all I want to do was sit on the couch, turn on Netflixs, cover my head and go back to sleep.

Or as my overly dramatic son would say "Mamma, I need a new day!"  

I hear ya!

Some days I've got it together, and others..not so much.

My toddler is the same way. Some mornings he wakes up, fresh and ready for his day. He's got his lightsaber and jedi robes all ready to fight off Darth Vader. And other days..well...he wakes up and announces that he "broke his day."

We - including my toddler - all have our good days and our bad days.  I need to keep in mind that grace and forgiveness that I want on my bad days is the same that I need to give my husband and kids when they are having a bad day.

...and if all else fails..its an early bedtime for everyone! 

September 8, 2015

labor day project

Happy Labor Day. 

Below I've posted a before and after picture of my latest messy (yet satisfying) project. 

 I'm not sure what Lucas is more excited about..that I'm finished working and now we can play or that he found the ladder to his firetruck. 

September 6, 2015

Alara is 3 months old

Alara at three month 
  • Alara's two biggest accomplishments this month are lifting her head during tummy time and cooing! 
  • She strongly dislikes long car trips. Alara considers anything over twenty minutes to be a long trip. After about twenty minutes in the car she starts fussing, then screaming. I've learned to plan my errands carefully around nap time or just stay home and shop from Amazon. 
  • She is a natural-born snuggler! 
  • She is such a Harrison! Her farts keep big brother entertained for hours. 
  • Speaking of big brother..Alara watches Lucas like a hawk. She follows him with her eyes and will often rotate her head to get a better view. 
  • I've heard her laugh twice and it is a wonderful sound! 
  • She prefers to suck on her middle and ring finger than use a paci. 
  • She tries so hard to roll over! 
  • She loves bath time. 
  • Alara has blessed me with several full nights of sleep! I'm crossing my fingers that her sleeping through the night becomes a more permanent thing. If not..I'll take what I can get.