Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011


And so begins my favorite month. October is the month I got engaged, married and best of all Halloween. Oh and it's also the month where anything pumpkin flavored comes out (talking about you, Pumpkin Spice Lattes). I don't hold the title for biggest Halloween fanatic, but I do love it. And with kids, it makes this month even better.

Let's just start with my crafty "Hallowreath" I made a few years back. It's an original. I collect Pez dispensers, especially holiday ones and couldn't figure out what to do with them, but didn't have the heart to throw them out. I found this black wreath at Micheals, added all my dispensers and yep, instant awesomeness.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I solemnly swear

Okay. This is my promise that the blog that I currently keep to myself will be regularly updated by me weekly. Enough of the neglect! Now that B is nearing on 4 months and settling in has been established, it's back to blogging business for me.

My maternity leave has ended and I'm back at work. It would normally be a tragic return, but I am really luck to be able to work from home, so when the clock strikes 5PM, I am home. No driving in heavy traffic and home by 6. I walk down the stairs and there is my A and B, ready for love and dinner.

I was also lucky to have work give me 12 weeks paid leave during the Summer. I had a glimpse of what it would be like to be a stay at home mom with two kids during the summertime. It was awesome. We did lots of zoo time, visited family in Wisconsin and went to Bay Beach (a family amusement park where rides are 25 cents!).

I did  a lot of post pardum nesting. A LOT of it. Enough to drive my husband slightly insane with all the changes and moving that we had to do. More on that later too.

More stuff to share later, but for now, this photo should sum up how much A loves her B.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The New Kid.

Whoah, it's been a while since I've been on here. Time is just passing way to quickly.

Here are the Cliff Notes on my absence;  I was eating for two since last year and finally had a big baby boy, Bennett on June 1st.  We are so thrilled to have had a healthy baby and Abby is being a great big sister. She just wishes Bennett would "wake up" so she can play with him.

Did I mention he was big? A whopping 9 lbs 6oz. Now, he has nothing on that 14 pounder that was born a few months prior, but hey, that totally explains why I felt like I was carrying a hippo sitting on my crotch during the last trimester. He was a c-section; something I hadn't planned on having since everyone told me that the 2nd baby deliveries are easier and just "fall out". BTW, if anyone ever tells you that, they lie. Everyone is different. I know I was!

Before he was even born, people were asking if we plan on having more children. I can't believe people even ask that! The second one is still baking people! Let's cross that bridge at another time, shall we?

My first reaction to having a boy was "What am I going to do with all these cute girl clothes?"--- it's kind of a sad thought really. No more little girl clothes. Boys are just a different story with a different wardrobe. Unless we can pass him off him pink for the next few years??

More to come later. I really thought that being a mom would throw me into boredom and have me keep a blog on a regular basis, but I haven't had the time or ideas to keep this blog going, but I'm going to try my darndest to make this blog happen!