Sep 17, 2014

Wednesday Week-Day

Wednesday Week-Day -- a whole week of posts condensed into short snippets and posted all together!

 

Me and three kids in the Nordstrom fitting room.
 

On Friday I took the kiddos to the mall. By myself. I said I needed to. I said I would. And I did. And we survived. Being completely honest, part of the reason we survived is because Casey met us there so I was only alone for like an hour and had help before the baby needed to nurse. But, I did it!! I went to Northpark with three kids! This honestly deserves a full post, both to show to the true excitement of the milestone and to share tips for other moms, but a full post isn't in the cards this week.

 

The first choo choo ride.
 

On Saturday my local moms group, the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA had it's annual kickoff party. It had lots of fun things, but my boys only had eyes for the choo choo. Everytime we have gotten in the car since then, Davy wants to know if we are going on a choo choo. Poor Davy! Not many car rides end in awesomeness like that.

 

A whole family choo choo ride. Even James rode! I'm wearing him in the Lillebaby.
 

Also on Saturday, the boys were diagnosed with a staph infection. Again. I'm so over this. I'm also over having to pay for disposable diapers so we can fight it. Diapers are expensive y'all!! And since we buy our diapers at Target you have to tack the Target entrance fee on and it makes the diapers REALLY expensive!

 

We went to church again on Sunday. This makes three weeks in a row. So basically we win. Except we won't be going next week. We posted our goal at the beginning of the month to try the new your families Sunday School class in September. Since we won't be there this Sunday because of family photos, that leaves the 28th as our only shot. No pressure or anything.

 

I'm stepping WAY outside of my comfort zone to post this. But here it goes. I nurse in public. If a baby needs to eat, he needs to eat. But I always use a cover and practice modesty. Extreme modesty. Well, Saturday night at dinner I didn't have a cover or a lightweight blanket with me. And James needed to eat. So, I was brave and I nursed in public without a cover. And now I'm being brave and sharing this picture with the interwebs. #letsallbebrave #beyoubravely I shared once before about my breastfeeding journey and then gave a bit of an update when I guest blogged on The Breastfeeding Diaries, but it's probably time for another breastfeeding post. Add it to the queue.

 

 

I did a full post a few weeks back about a new makeup brand I'm trying. I'm still really impressed with my Younique makeup. Well, all week I've been "hosting" a no pressue event. Basically, I share this link and if enough folks buy through it I earn a free mascara. So, if you have been even remotely considering trying a Younique please please go buy through my link. Today is the last day and I'd really love to earn free makeup! (Did you see where I wrote diapers are expensive? Yep. I need free makeup!)

 

One eye with 3d lashes. One eye regular. Which eye would you rather have?
 

The twins have both had their first haircut. Davy had his in January. Tripp had his in March. But so far, all trims were by either my mom or I. On Monday they got big boy haircuts. I just can't. Tripp was SO serious during his haircut. The kid is such a ham with so much personality. Apparently when you bring out the scissors his silly goes away though. Davy sat in my lap for his haircut and happily munched on crackers.

 

Letting Kristin cut their hair.
I also got my haircut.
 

Yesterday I won at momming. #winningatmomming is totally going to be my new thing by the way. I actually am going to do a full post about yesterday. So be on the lookout!

 

 

And finally a quick little linkup....

I’m the type of person who sometimes takes life too seriously. I'm not a lighthearted, easy going type. I'm the serious type. I'm the think things through type. One of the things I love about my husband is that he is also the serious type. Yet, when we are together we giggle. We laugh. We joke. We bring out the silly in each other!

 

 

My favorite joke or riddle is hmph. I almost went to google and find a "favorite" but let's be real here people. Have you ever heard me tell a joke? I didn't think so! I have no sense of comedic timing, even my silly stories fall short some nights (just ask Casey!). Nope. Not funny. Just nope.

 

 

All that really matters is love. Some days are rough. Some days the kids keep whining. The laundry is piled everywhere. The baby nurses nonstop. Somedays it feels like the world is caving in. But mamas, I promise you that it gets better. So on those days (and we are having a week! Two year molars. Aye Carumba!), on those days give your kiddos an extra squeeze mamas. Say a quick prayer asking God for patience. God loves you. God wants what is best for you. So offer up a prayer asking for His help and thanking Him for His love and His grace. Goodness knows we don't deserve it and we certainly need it.

 

Join in the fun and "Finish This," by finishing the above prompts and linking up your post with the hosts of this party: Nicole {Three 31} Lisa {Coastlined}, Jen {The Arizona Rossums}, and Becky {The Java Mama}.

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13 comments:

  1. My oldest daughter is serious like you. Everything is serious and there's absolutely no teasing her. She's always analyzing things, but her little sister is a total goof ball. It's so much fun to see her bring out the silly side of her older sister.

    I love those photo booth pictures. Looks like you were having a blast.

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    1. My very serious husband and I have one goofball character of a kid. He cracks us up daily and we have no idea where he gets his showmanship from - it isn't from either of us!

      The photo booth was actually the first night we left the twins and really went out. They were 6 months old (or maybe it was 7 - I'd have to go back and look!)

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  2. Love the photo booth pictures too!!!!! Life is too short to be serious ALL the time, c'mon girl. :)

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    1. I agree. I need to let loose more often. I'm just not good at it!

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  3. So I am totally laughing at your post. This is my life in a nutshell, only I have a 13 year old and 7 year old and now am babysitting a 21 and 13 month old. I am being brave by getting them both out on Tuesdays for library time. Why are you paying a Target fee? Love Younique mascara!! Good for your family for getting into church, and don't be hard on yourself for missing. Life happens. Did you notice that your babies looked older when you cut their hair? Too cute. Thanks for emailing me this morning!!

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    1. Oh wow! Four kids all day it a lot! And trying to get them all out is a challenge - my tales from yesterday (alluded to in this post but deserving of a post all their own which I'll hopefully finish in time to publish tomorrow!) involve me getting all of the kids out of the house for a full day! And surviving. It really does take a whole new level of bravery! So go us for attempting it!

      My husband and I always kid that Target charges a $100 entrance fee. It doesn't matter what we go in for, we never leave without paying at least $100. Target is an expensive place to go! I always leave with things I HAD to have that weren't even on my radar before I got there. Target is my happy place and I have no self control while there.

      The boys look SO MUCH older with their haircuts. My babies are disappearing before my eyes!

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    2. I had a feeling that was the 'entrance fee' - Target is my happy place too...but not so much my budget's happy place. But we have lovely-smelling hand soaps and delightful marinades and picture frames for days!!!

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    3. Exactly Lisa! I've thought about doing a post series on my Target expenses. A here is my receipt. Here is what I went for. And I came home with all this extra stuff. I started to do it once. And then I realized how ridiculous my overbuying was and got embarrassed. Post series idea shot down!

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  4. Look at you! Getting out with all THREE boys, nursing in public, and rockin your Younique and new hair cut. You are totally winning at this Mommy thing. :) I always love reading your adventures.

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    1. awwww. Thank you! You are so sweet!! But seriously just wait until you read my post tomorrow. I win. Seriously. I win.

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  5. PS: I'm totally doing a Finish This post!

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    1. Yay! They are really fun, quick to write blogs!

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  6. Love that equation. Serious + Serious = Giggles.

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