Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The stubborn one.

This boy.
Sometimes I don't know what to do with him.
He's the most challenging child I've ever seen and knows how to push every last one of my buttons.
We lose our tempers with each other, yell, fight and generally burst into tears at the exact same moment.
I know the reason we struggle is because we are so very much alike (he comes by that stubborness naturally....aka, me.)
But that doesn't keep me from feeling so very discouraged some days.
Today is one of those days.
I know the worst of this is just a phase and it'll pass (dear god, this IS just a phase right?)
But tonight, I'm having a little pity party for mah self.
In other Cash news, he's repeating eeeeeeeverything now which is equal parts awesome and embarrassing. (He sang a lovely little song consisting of nothing but the word 'crap' last Sunday. I blame Nate and the NFL.)
He's working hard to form sentences (its hilarious) and resisting any attempts at preschool (not hilarious.)
BUT he's finally (FINALLY) going to bed without needing snuggles from Nate or I. That hasn't happened in over a year. Seriously.
Small victories.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Busy bees.

Nate's been working 5 & 6 days a week lately and between him being gone, the kids and packing I've been going a bit out of my mind.
Speaking of packing....we're buying a house! We've been in the process for a couple weeks and its been smooth sailing so far. Right now we're waiting on the appraisal - once its more 'for sure' I'll share more.
And some phone photos...I haven't taken pictures off my camera in a shamefully long time.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sling baby.

This grump bucket has been LIVING in his sling. I don't know how I survived Cash's infanthood without one. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

At night.

Most days, the only time I have to snuggle this sweet boy is after everyone else is in bed.
Every night I think, I'm going to clean or craft or something....and then he nuzzles into my chest and I never get off the couch.
He's (probably) my last baby and I fully intend to enjoy these moments. Even if it means I'm stuck on the couch watching documentaries on Netflix.
Worth it.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The 2 month old.

-- he gives his biggest smiles to Cash and is always focused on him when he's in the room.
-- he's growing like a weed.
-- last night he only woke once and it was GLORIOUS.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Cash is all about copying us now. Its equal parts awesome and embarrassing (I blame all the curse words on Nate and my mom. Sorry guys, but you're guilty.) This is one of my favorite moments...there's pretty much nothing cuter than a stuffed ferret in a baby bjorn. (My other favorite was when Cash yanked his shirt down and tried to nurse a crying Everett. Hilarious.)

work it.

he cracks me up. 

Friday, September 7, 2012


Cash has slept through the night in his own bed once in the last 6 months.
There are days (and nights) that I can't wait for this stage to be over. I'm over the fighting, the tantrums, the sleep-less early hours of the morning, the feeling that I can't just enjoy time spent with him.
And then I read a heartbreaking tweet from someone I've followed for years - a close friend of hers lost her 2 year old daughter in an accident.
The thought of him suddenly not being here devestates me.
So I choose to be thankful. Thankful for his trail of messes, his 'not so quiet' inside voice, his stubborn will, his refusal to talk more than absolutely necessary.
I love that boy - sometimes its hard to remember why, especially as I sweep the kitchen floor for the 4th time of the morning. But I do.
And I'm thankful for the good times...and the not so good.

[phone picture from last night - poor guy had a nightmare and insisted on leaving the light on.]

Thursday, September 6, 2012


This is about how I feel these days. Between house hunting, the kids, family stuff, Nate working a lot...I'm wiped out. Hence the ol' blog being neglected. That and the fact that our desktop is a dinosaur and moves like molasses - at the end of the day I have every intention of blogging and somehow I always end up sitting on my duff, painting my nails and watching documentaries on Netflix. Aside from getting more hours in the day (or hey, being less lazy) I thought blogging was going to be sparser than sparse. THEN I discovered Blogger had a mobile app - holla! And just like that, we're back in business.