Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Nate teases me whenever he catches me taking outfit pictures.
I maintain that it's the only thing that keeps me from wearing yoga pants every day.
Because lord knows, I would if I didn't have to leave the house.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 things.

I download Star Trek ringtones not because I like that show (in fact, I kinda hate sci-fi) but because it makes me think of my dad.
I've been friends with Amanda (Ka to our family) for 12 years. We had first period p.e. our freshman year of high school together and have been besties ever since.
I'm obsessed with avocados all of the sudden. Which is weird, since I've spent my whole life vehemently hating them.
I love hats but I hate wearing them.
I avoid driving at night if at all possible.

Monday, January 21, 2013

These things.

I'm going to miss finding the stickers from apples stuck to every surface, the bottom of every sock and the back of every chair.
I'm going to miss the way Everett snuggles into my shoulder when I pick him up from his nap.
I'm going to miss the way Cash insists on a quick snuggle before bed.
I'll miss the sweet baby smells.
I'm going to miss watching the same movies over and over, to the point of knowing every single word.
I'll miss the sound of Cash singing sweet little songs to himself.
Staying home all day, every day with my kids isn't easy. But it's a choice I make - a choice I never regret. Sometimes I reach the end of my rope. And then I remember these things.
Things I never want to forget.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You are my wild.

This project has inspired me.
Ever since my computer died its spectacular death, I haven't been picking up my "real" camera as much.
Partly because the obsessive part of me can't handle the hundreds of pictures on there, unedited.
And partly because I can't do anything with the pictures once I take them.
I know in the big scheme of things this isn't a big deal.
And I know it won't be long before I have a way to play with my pictures again.
In any case, reading about this project this morning made me pick up my camera and get some shots of Cash.
Here's to dusting off the ol' camera and actually using it for a change.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The 6 month old.

Some nights he sleeps for almost 12 hours straight. It's the bomb. Mostly, he goes for 9-10 straight. Thank god both my boys have been good sleepers.
He refuses to eat pureed vegetables all of the sudden. So now I have to mix everything. Banana and avocado is his favorite.
He lights up with a great big smile when he sees Nate.
He chuckles instead of laughing. It's hilarious.
He would much rather play with Cash's toy then his own.
In order to sleep, he has to be swaddled tight. If an arm breaks loose, he wakes up instantly.
He's slowed down on nursing. When he does, he gets easily distracted. Which often ends up in me being bitten. Sigh.
His hair continues to be INSANE. I tried combing it flat the other day and the next morning he looked like Donald Trump. Not doing that again.
He sits up like a pro but still won't roll over.
And we pretty much can't imagine our family without him.
We love you Chubs- happy half birthday!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cash in January.

Most nights he's ready for bed by 6:30. Which means sometimes he's up at 5. It's interesting.
He's starting to complain about Everett playing with his stuff. Oy.
He's obsessed with his Leapfrog Tag books.
He generally refuses to eat anything but apples, pears, oranges and goldfish. He goes to bed hungry because he refused to try his dinner alot. Like, almost every night.
He's starting to appreciate sweet things. The other day I gave him a small spoonful of whipped cream and he was in heaven. Of course, then he thought sour cream was sweet too....learned that the hard way.
When Everett starts getting really upset in the car, it makes Cash cry. It's terribly sweet.
He lives for alone time with Nate.
He talks constantly and I rarely understand a word. Every now and then he'll form a (grammatically incorrect) sentence that I can understand and it blows me away every time.
Every night after story time we snuggle for a bit. I used to be the one to say, ok good night, I'm going downstairs. Now when he says, good night mama, it's my cue to leave. Breaks my heart a little.
He FINALLY goes on the big toilet. Still wets his pull-up every night though. I'm ready to be done with that.
He has whole books memorized and will "read" them to himself when he thinks I'm not watching.
I love that kid.
I love that kid.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


We're all sick over here.
Like, green snot, sneezing, coughing, throwing up, sick.
Worst start of the new year ever.
BUT Everett is sitting up like a pro now. Still won't roll over but whatev.
He already takes great joy in getting his hands (and slobbery mouth) all over Cash's toys.
Cash just sighs REALLY heavily (no idea who he picked that up from. Ahem.) And then sneakily takes them away. It doesn't really work.
It's about to get really fun with these two.