hellooooooo , helloooooooooo (that's supposed to be my echo hah)
here's 5 things on my mind today, i'm sure everyone was waiting to know :P
1. Christmas is almost here and I am so unprepared... I am hoping to solve that this weekend though. Tomorrow afternoon I have a mommy-friend-date to bring kids to see Santa :) I am excited. aaaaand afterwards she said she will watch my kids so we can shop for the kids' presents :) awesome. still can't believe I have plural kids now.
2. THIS is happening tonight. North Dakota State is in the semi-finals and we are going to friends' to mooch their cable watch the game and have pizza. If they win, they will be playing for their fourth consecutive national championship. pretty cool for such a small state.
3. Sicks went around our house again this week. awesome. Devin missed 2 days of Kindergarten and we sent him today, crossing our fingers the school would not be calling us to pick him up an hour later :/ they didn't. Then yesterday the baby puked (not spit) at daycare. Thank goodness it's the weekend, we need some rest & to recover!!
4. new specs. :)
pardon my BRF, i really am excited. i got them at JCP optical during the 50% off all frames sale (which might still be going on) with an additional 25% off coupon. amazing! my old lenses were extremely scratched, so this was overdue. the happiest part is they are pink on the insides.
5. the baby!!
she is completely charming and adorable (despite waking up at night still). and she sits in the bath now. which is actually the kitchen sink and so cute. plus it makes my life much easier, bye bye baby bathtub you big hunk of storage problems!
Happy weekend friends!! and Merry Christmas if you don't hear from me again before then . . . . . .
well, it's only been about 2 days weeks since halloween, so i'm not that late, right?
This is literally the only non-blurry pic i got of these two squirmers. Devin had fun Trick or treating with grandpa, while I supervised (drove the car) and Aubree loved snuggling with Grandma while we were out.
it was so nice that Halloween was on a friday night this year because we never really know where to trick or treat since we live in an apartment and have lots of (security) apartments around us, so we got to go to my parent's town and had fun going to all the houses!
Just wanted to share for anyone who may be interested, Steals.com is giving away a 3 month supply of mommy water, which seems really cool - prenatal vitamins that (presumably) aren't nasty, that you add to your water like a crystal light! so smart! I want to win some!
Looks like the giveaway ends on Friday, so hurry!
Also, if you're not familiar with Steals.com - it is a daily deal site. I signed up for the daily email when it was just babysteals.com but now they have expanded to 4 deals per day - baby, kids, she, and scrapbook and have some pretty neat deals! I honestly have only ever bought one deal in the last 2 years but that is because I am extremely cheap, lol but they have lots of designer things for half off and such.
I hate when i go so long without posts.
Life has slowed down a lot and we don't get much done most days, other than the basics.
I have only recently gotten my knitting needles back out for serious in the last couple weeks, since about this time last year when we found out i was pregnant i basically lost interest or didn't have the energy, it was a combination. the results and proof of that:
We are kinda, sort of sleeping through the night now at 4 months old, and that makes most everything a little easier - not getting up for work in the dark, but the rest is less tiring with some decent rest.
Miss A was also baptized this month and wore a special gown & (slightly too large, but still freaking adorable) bonnet made by mom:
annnd besides that, life these days is mostly me driving across the city, going to work and picking up and dropping kids off at various places (school, daycare, my sister's house... not just random places but i should point out that the only two that are even a little close together are work & daycare,) also i don't like driving!!
anyways, now that I have two kids i'm learning to "let stuff go" and that life isn't a race - so if my house is messy all week i am no worse off than if it is clean all week and i won't win an award for that anyway so I'll get to it when i get to it (aka. on the weekend - maybe... probably)
sooo anyways, happy halloween weekend coming up! maybe i'll come back & share our (the kids, not me) costume pics next week :)
so uh. whats up blog?
just gotta show something off real quick that i'm super proud of:
so, yes, we are having a baby this summer. and it is a girl.
i got a hand-me-down high chair from devin's daycare and the padding part was kind of... yucky.
it would have worked fine but it also had a somewhat boyish design and i knew it could be better so this weekend I sewed up a new and improved pad! sooooo cute!!
i wanted a more girly pattern and also i wanted to include blue since the tray and another part at the bottom have that blue writing on it i didn't want that all to stand out too much. I love it so much, the cherry blossoms are my favorite!
also, i know there are no holes for the belts & buckles to go through. i plan to add that later, i wasn't given the straps so I have to find buckle parts and straps that will work with it, shouldn't be any big deal and i have at least 6-ish months until it will be needed anyway :)
i'm going to have a hard time sticking the highchair back in the closet until we need it, i just love looking at it so much now!