Thursday, October 17, 2013

Maya's newborn pictures

Here are Maya's newborn pictures done by Amy McManigal. I love them and love that there are different looks. I think the purple whimsical one is my favorite. This was a super stressful day as Ellie and Jack were not cooperative at all :( We got a few family ones, but none that I'm thrilled about. I will definitely post the 'bloopers'. They are hilarious.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jack goes to daycare!

I'm on a roll! I'm actually trying to catch up my blog before I go to work next week. Today, Jack went to daycare for the first time. I thought it would be a good idea for him to start before I go back to work. I had a lot to pack for him! Diapers, wipes, extra clothes, his super cute sleeping bag/mat.

When we walked in, Jack kept saying "Mom, Mom?, Mom!". It was hilarious, but I ignored it as I knew it could get ugly. He usually says Mama, but he was saying Mom and sounded so scared.
I felt weird leaving him there, but I didn't stay. I literally went in, gave them both a kiss and left quickly. One of the girls picked him up so he didn't really see me walk out. I think his day went well. I'm not sure how much he played with the other kids or just followed Ellie. I guess it took him a little longer to fall asleep at nap time, but Ellie watched over him like a nice big sister. The plan is for him to go Tue/Thur when Ellie is at daycare all day too, but that might not work as I do want him to play and do his own thing too. We will see.

I have to admit I kinda missed my buddy today. Jack is the sweetest and funniest little boy. I love him to pieces. It's been awesome being with him the last 2 months and Maya of course!

Right before we left the house for school

Things I've missed....

I totally  missed some big things the last few months. Blame it on baby brain or laziness of getting photos off my camera... I don't know, but I'm going to post some pictures now!!

Ellie's 4th birthday, July 21.

Ellie's favorite.. her sunglasses, new purse and cell phone!

We got a sandbox for her birthday. Both Ellie and Jack love it!

Some pictures of my dad install a double swing for Ellie and Jack. Nick had re-stained and did a major overhaul of our playset and we added this new swing. The kids love it! This was in August some time.... I think.

Ellie started 3K the day before Maya was born- August 26th. She goes 3 days a week for half mornings and the rest of the time is daycare. Here are pictures of her first day. She was really excited, but scared too :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ellie's first field trip!

Last Friday, I went on a field trip to the Fire Station for Ellie's school. It was her first field trip and of course mine too. We watched a video to learn about fire safety and then got to tour the fire house and look at the trucks and ambulance. Ellie really liked it. There were a lot of kids there - probably 40 some. I had fun, but know that I couldn't be a teacher. That's a tough job! When we got home Jack stole Ellie's Fire Chief helmet. He likes wearing it around the house :) 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1

Jack, Maya and I at one of our Target/Starubuck's outings. LOVE. We will probably head there today to celebrate the first of October and I need some dish soap :)

CPK lunch
HI! Finally getting around to posting an update. Life is going too fast. Maya is already 5 weeks today! That means I go back to work in less than 3 weeks. BOO. I could be a stay at home mom for Maya and Jack, but when you throw Ellie in, I think I would rather work. I know that sounds super mean, but Ellie is tough. She is whiney, opinionated, stubborn and crazy. But after an hour or so being all of those things, she is so sweet for like 5 minutes and you forget about all the bad things! She really screws with your head. It's hard for me. I hope she grows out of this stage. It's emotionally draining.

I've been hanging out at home and Target lately. I feel like I should be getting so much more stuff done during the day, but the days fly by and then I feel like "Where did the day go?" Yesterday I had our basement carpet cleaned and our furniture in the great room. The guy did a super good job. I couldn't believe it. I still want new furniture though. haha! I'm waiting for Restoration Hardware to have their friends and family sale and then I have to talk Nick into it. I talk about it every day, so maybe by the time the sale comes, he'll be sick of listening to me. I wish I could just decide and buy it, but when you are married, these big decisions have to be made by both. POO.

Last week is when my body decided to really slow down. I have not gotten much sleep at all. Ellie hasn't woken up during the night, so that helps, but Maya is up 2 times and early in the morning. 

Okay, I'll stop rambling, because really everyone just wants to see pictures.

Playing in the garage.

Going for a walk. I'm carrying Maya!

Ellie, Jack and Maya
She really does love bath time!