I ran across this infographic on Pinterest recently and was thankful for the reminder that all children are different and have different needs. I was also thankful for the small insight into what to do with my “determined child” who, at almost 3 years old, is aging me by the day.
I did some weekend crafting and created these washi tape magnets | Although she doesn’t look it, our girl was super excited to start Preschool | For my dad’s 64th birthday, I took him on a tour of Angel Stadium
Kids sure do love ice cream | These two warm my heart! | I tried a Pinterest recipe for eggless cookie dough you can eat without baking – amazing!
Me & my girl playing in the backyard | Pool time! (It’s been extra hot here lately) | Why are there always dirty dishes in my sink?
I finally finished making and sending out Lincoln’s birth announcement. It really seems like a bad idea to make a new mom send out announcements to all their friends and family when they are swimming in new-baby craziness, doesn’t it? Even worse when you are a Type-A graphic designer and decide you absolutely must make your own…
I love having a girl. I can remember being a girly-girl to the core growing up. I loved Barbies, doing my hair, wearing dresses and skirts, and I wanted to be a dancer or a gymnast… Seeing my daughter love some of these same things warms my heart and makes me nostalgic.
With a new camera lens and a new baby in the house, I’ve been snapping pictures like crazy. I had several poses I wanted to try with Lincoln, and spent a few different afternoons torturing him by placing him in ridiculous positions. Poor baby!
How could I be afraid of being alone with these two precious faces??
It’s been two weeks since I had Lincoln, and today is the first day I’m going it alone.
I was lucky enough to have my husband home with me for two whole weeks, but today he had to return to the office. What’s worse? I have to venture out of the house because we are almost out of diapers… so much for easing into it.
Funny how going out of the house with two requires so much thought and preparation… do I take the tandem stroller, or leave the baby in the carseat and use a cart? Or maybe I should put the baby in the sling… What time should I go? It has to be planned around feedings and naptime… What do I need to put in the diaper bag in case of emergency?… I’m exhausted just contemplating it all.
I was pretty fearful about taking care of them by myself a week ago, but after a couple of trial runs this week, I’m not so scared. For the most part, I think I need to focus on having patience with my toddler. The baby is easy, albeit demanding. Mia, on the other hand, requires a watchful eye due to her constant curiosity.