Thursday, September 26, 2013

melt down

I literally almost had a melt down today, full on crying, punching my pillow, and yelling all because this one wouldn't nap! (I didn't) So I went to her room, got her blanket, her softy, and her and put her next to me in bed.  Worked like a charm, she PTFO right away.  I don't know weather it was just that she needed some snuggle time or that she is coming down with a cold but sometimes we all just need our moms right? I had to sneak out of there to get my homework done.  I couldn't resist taking a few pictures before I left though.  She is so cute when she sleeps.  I read somewhere that when kids sleep with their arms above their heads it means they are fully relaxed and happy.  I hope that is the case, I needed to do this homework, and can't concentrate at all when Char is yelling MAMA over and over again.  Still love you baby girl :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


 Soaking up this fall weather! Yesterday me and my mom and C went to the outlets to get a bunch of stuff, and C ended up with a lot more boys shirts than girls.  I just love how plain and simple the boys stuff is, I am not so much into glittery girls clothes.  So I am happy with all her long sleeves, and boots she got and she is obsessed with boots lately so it was a win win.  Today I put Char down for a nap around 1, so far she has pooped twice, wanted water once, yelled "MAMAMAMA HELLP" and "POPPOP CODY" "a million times, and banged on the wall. She won. She is in my bed right now reading books happy as a clam.  I think once she gets a diaper change its all over.  I just had a ton of homework to do so as long as she was quiet and entertaining herself it was fine.  One of my mom friends bought me and the hubs a groupon date night!! I am so excited. She is just the best.  Last night we had a mom night in, 5 of us got together and drank wine and talked our hearts out without any littles interrupting us! We are going to do it every month, and I am just so excited it was so fun to get to know them a bit better and I am always one for some wine and yummy food! 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

no more naps

 I am that mom. I love being twins. It is so fun. Today Char slept in until 9 am...or so we thought, turns out we had turned off the monitor by mistake yesterday bc she wasn't napping so we just ignored her.  So who knows when she actually woke up today but we slept in forever so it was amazing! I went through all of C's old clothes today and cleaned out her drawers and closet and put them in a bin for the future babies we have.  I think C is just done with naps. She hasn't napped in 2 days. Either that or we need to put up black out shades on her windows again.  It makes me so upset when she doesn't nap because I need that time for my own sanity. This morning we went to a park that has a small animal farm next door and when we went to visit the animals the goat tried to eat my sweater hahahaa.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013


This morning we decided to meet up with some friends at the apple orchard and get a ton of apples for making applesauce, apple muffins, and apple pancakes! It was the perfect crisp fall morning and it was perfect lighting for taking some pictures.  The best part about going with friends is having them be able to take family pictures of you! Even though Char wasn't being very cooperative in the smiling department.  C loved climbing the ladders, and picking the apples.  She also loved the donuts. The only problem with that is she is on such a sugar high and will not nap now.  Worth it.  I am so glad its finally feeling like fall, it has been such a busy week so it was really nice to spend time as a little family today.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Good day

 Today was a good day, I got to spend mostly all of it with C, and didn't have to go to class until 7 p.m. it was a nice change! We went to the park with some of our besties and took some pictures.  My friend J took these and she is SO awesome at making C smile, she is just the best.  Fall weather is my favorite.  I love layering. I love scarves. I love the leaves changing. I am crazy obsessed with the sky lately.  There has been some amazing sunsets/sun rises and it just is great for the soul! The hubs is laying next to me right now snoring away, ugh not falling asleep first bothers me I get really nervous and annoyed so I usually end up waking him up and then falling asleep.  He really is the best.  I get nervous sometimes since we have been together so long that we won't still love each other, but then I remember why I love him so much in the first place. We have so much fun together, and we also are best friends so it just works.  We are probably (most definitely) fine.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

my girl

Since school started up again I have felt really anxious, guilty, and kind of sad.  Not like depressed sad, just the missing out sad.  I have class Tues, Weds, and Thurs in the evenings and so I miss from about 4:30 on with C.  I love putting her to bed at night, and spending time with the hubs all together, but lately we have just had opposite schedules.  I work Mon and Fri nights and so I just feel so spread thin and I have to make use of every single minute.  I think taking two months off over the summer really was nottt a good plan.  I still feel like I can do whatever.  I just miss my girl.
C has gotten SO tall, and so independent lately.  I cannot believe how old she looks!!! 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

18 miles later

We had a good weekend, we didn't do much but we did go to the cider mill and had our first donuts and cider of the season.  C wasn't into the donuts but she was obsessed with cider.  She has weird taste buds. She is obsessed with guacamole and loves lemons...
This morning me and the hubs ran 18 miles. Yes. I just said 18 miles.  Now my legs want to fall off.  I just want this marathon to be over with so I can go back to being lazy in general.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

big girl bed

Yesterday was so hot. 98 degrees hot. For most of the day C just ran around in her diaper and we played outside with the sprinkler, a bucket, and some cups.  Her and Cody (our dog) ran around and drank water out of the bucket and had the best time.  They really tire each other out its kind of awesome, all I do is just get more water for them and have a towel ready for them when they are done.  After we played outside, C wanted to wear my shirt, so being the cool mom I am I let her just hang out in my shirt and it was so hilare, it was like a night gown on her and kept falling off but she wouldn't wear anything else.  When the hubs got home from work we decided it was time for the big girl bed.  I literally was tearing up (?) it was so strange, I was happy but at the same time so SAD I don't want her growing up this fast!! She did great, slept all night in it, but woke up at 6:45 and made a HUGE mess in her room, and at 7:15 said "OUT NOW DADDY BEAR" into the monitor and that was that.  (yes she really calls the hubs daddy bear, probably the best thing ever in life). Please excuse the mess in our house, having a crazy toddler makes for a lot of clean up, and some (most) days I just let it go.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

12 years ago

 12 years ago I walked into Mr. Strauss' 9th grade civics class and heard about the planes hitting the two towers.  We went down the hall to a different class to watch footage, our day/life instantly changed.  I remember calling my Dad as he was on a business trip at the time and seeing if he was ok.  My mom was at home and told me she worked in one of the towers a long, long time ago, I couldn't believe this happened.  I remember being at swim practice (which was optional I think) and talking to my friend about this and how weird it was that the date was 9/11/01, it gave me chills.
I think I will always remember where I was, and I think everyone will remember.  It is up to us to tell our children about this, as it is apart of our history and something to always remember.  

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

weekend recap

I had the best weekend ever! It was the UM ND football game and so we decided to tailgate for it and have my parents watch C all day (best idea ever) and then it turned out my cousin was coming in for the game and had an extra ticket for the hubs (made his day).  So we decided to go tailgate with the hubs friends, then my cousin's friends, then we ran into my friends and it was an all around amazing time.  We haven't had an afternoon off of this parenting thing in awhile so it was super nice to just relax and know that my parents had C.  Definitely went to bed at 8:30 that night, its probably fine. 

What wasn't probably fine was I started breaking out in a rash randomly on Friday, I thought I had some sort of disease but I went to the doctor today and she said it was just hives. Problem solved, thank goodness.  

C has been crazy lately, toddlers are no joke.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

summer is coming to an end

 Summer is coming to an makes me so excited for fall and sweaters and layers, and halloween, the holidays, and ELF.  I love the end of summer because of the sunflowers.  They are one of my fav flowers ever in life.  We are trying to enjoy as much time outside as possible because C constantly says "outside mama, WALK" so we go outside like 10 million times a day and we have to bring "DOH-DEE" (cody our dog) otherwise her life is ruined and she throws herself on the floor dramatically.  I am telling you it is a rough life for a toddler.

So recently C takes like an HOUR to calm down for her naps in the afternoon.  I really enjoy nap time because I catch up on stuff, or just am lazy most of the time, she transitioned pretty young to one nap a day like probably around 9 months, and so I am hoping she isn't growing out of naps in general.  I talked to the hubs and he agrees that she should get an hour of "quiet time" a day until she is 5 for my sanity alone.  Being a mom is the hardest job I have ever had, and the most exhausting.  I never understood how hard it was until I had her.  Most days I swear C will be the only child, but then I see cute babies everywhere, or C will give me sweet hugs and kisses and I will change my mind.  

Anyways happy September!