Friday, November 17, 2017

Floral Sweatshirt

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share a quick post on this sweatshirt because it's pretty and comfy and my current throw on and go top!
It fits like an oversized sweatshirt but it's dressed up with the pretty embroidered florals and the fun wrist ties. I definitely recommend sizing down in this top because it is a really long and loose fit. Even sizing down, it's long enough to wear with leggings.
You will love this shirt!! I pair it with my favorite jeans and I've worn it with booties and sneakers. It's super versatile and will be one of those items you keep forever and wear often. The colors are perfect for fall and winter.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

House Update

Scott and I had a fun day today! We dropped the boys off at MDO then headed to Bassett to pick out some furniture. We've had a relationship with Bassett for years now. The head designer works with Scott on some house stuff and she has also decorated our current home for us. She is incredibly talented and I love what she does. So a few months ago, when we had just gotten the home started, we had a meeting with her about our house. I told her that I really, truly don't care to be involved in picking it out at all. I trust her completely and love everything she does so I just wanted her to pick everything out then show it to me. So she's spent a lot of time working on it and today we went down to see what she has come up with! She gave us two different options/styles and we picked between the two. Scott and I both loved option two the best (as did she) so that's the direction we're going in.
We're getting all new living room furniture and these are some of the fabric swatches from what we chose today. The oatmeal fabric will be our new sofa. The grey velvet is our current chairs we have now that we're also using in the new home. The blue and patterned fabrics will be throw pillows and that dark blue on the bottom is our rug. There's three other fabrics that will be added into the mix (Marla likes lots of patterns/fabrics...I do too!) but I forgot to include them in the pic. But you get the idea! I love, love what she pulled and I can envision it perfectly and I love what I’m envisioning. I never would have chosen that on my own which is why I just left it up to Marla. I knew she would do better than me (obviously...she's the professional) and I am so excited about my new furniture!! We were there a long time today and managed to nail down the living room, breakfast area and Scott's office. We ran out of time because I had to pick up the boys so we're going back on Saturday to finalize everything and I'm super excited to see the rest.
Days like today make me so excited to move! I am always perfectly content in the home I'm in now and I never feel anxious to move. I even have days where I'm like "woah this home is coming along super fast....I'm getting emotional now....I can't leave my house yet!!" but today made me super excited to move into our next home. I can't wait to show you all the finished results! I can't wait to see them myself!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving Feast

Today was a fun day. Campbell had a Thanksgiving feast at school and Scott and I got to join him. This was our first school party of his to go to so we were looking forward to it! I had been telling Campbell all morning and the whole day before that we were going to come to his school to have lunch with him. He was SO excited and kept talking about how we were coming to his "party."
The teachers note said they would have lunch at 11:40 so that's exactly when I got there. The other moms and dads must have gotten there early because I was the last one there. When I walked in, I immediately saw Campbell in the corner crying and being comforted by his teacher. I instantly knew what was wrong--he thought I wasn't coming. When he saw me he ran to me, crying harder....tears of relief. It absolutely broke my heart! I felt horrible that he thought I skipped out while everyone else's mommy and daddy were there. One long hug later and Campbell got so, so happy. Scott walked in shortly after and we got to sit at his little table and have lunch with him, his friends, and their parents.
After lunch we were able to see the cute Thanksgiving crafts they've been working on. Campbell is thankful for Bennett, Mommy, Daddy and himself. Haha!! He's also "thankful that my parents throw parties for me." That made us giggle. His little class performed two Thanksgiving songs for us and it was such a joy to watch! I felt so sorry for Campbell all day for thinking we weren't coming. His sad little face and his teacher comforting him will forever be etched in my brain!!! He is having another Thanksgiving feast on Thursday. Scott and I have a bunch of house meetings planned and figured since we went on Monday he would be okay if we didn't go on Thursday. Clearly we were mistaken. We can't really miss our meetings so I called Scott's mom and she is coming to the rescue. She's going to have Thanksgiving feast with Campbell on Thursday and I know he'll be so happy to see her there.
I don't think I'll ever forget Campbell's first classroom party. It was so sweet and Scott and I had a great time! And note to self: arrive early from now on.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Leaf Throwing

I shared a lot of photos of Bennett on Old Main lawn at the U of A yesterday so today I wanted to focus on the shots I got of Campbell. Campbell had so much fun on campus. We told him that it's where we went to school and he said he wanted to go to school there too!! I told him I would absolutely love it if he did. Campbell has never realized before how fun it is to throw leaves. He wanted to do it over and over and over. This little boy has such a zest for life. He is so happy and enjoys a good time...even something as simple as throwing leaves. There's a special spot in my heart for this sweet boy. I love these shots I got of him. When he goes to school at the U of A these will be perfect for his senior slideshow. :)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bennett | 18 Months Old

Bennett is 18 months old today! Where has the time gone? He has changed SO much just this week. On Monday he learned how to open doors and climb on the bed. What? Scott and I watched him do both things with shock (and horror honestly). How is he old enough to be able to do this? I wanted to share a little update on Bennett for my records.
Weight: 24.2 pounds on our scale at home while wearing all clothes and shoes so probably a little lighter than that :)

Height: 30 inches tall according to my measuring tape!
Sleep: Bennett sleeps from 7:30-7:00 and takes one nap a day around 1:00. He naps for about 2-2.5 hours. He dropped his morning nap about a month ago and just in the last week he's adjusted to just one nap a lot better. I feel like merging from two naps to one is a hard one. Or at least it has been with both of my boys.

Eat: Bennett isn't a great eater. He loves fruit, yogurt and applesauce. He'll eat rice, PB&J, peas, carrots, green beans and sometimes grilled cheese. He loves any breakfast food (that's sweet) and he also enjoys sharing food with his sisters.
Clothes: Bennett pretty much wears all size 12/18 month clothes. Just last week he moved up to size 18/24 month Kickee Pants pajamas and he wears a size 4 shoe.

Diapers: He is currently in his last pack of size 4 diapers. A few months ago I switched him to Honest diapers because we kept having trouble with Pampers. I do the bundle that ships monthly and I moved him up to size 5 for our next shipment. I love Honest diapers and wish I had started using them sooner.
Likes: Mickey Mouse, applesauce, toys that you pull with a string, music, books (Little Blue Truck Halloween is his favorite), going to MDO, taking baths, smoothies, being held.

Dislikes: Feeling left out. When Campbell takes a toy away from him. Being hungry.

Milestones: Bennett suddenly seems like such a big boy. He is a really good talker and his teachers at MDO always comment on his verbal skills. He can say so many words (20+) and tell you how the cow and sheep go. He always answers "yeah" or "uh uh" for yes and no and will tell you when he's ready for "night night." He feeds himself with a fork or spoon, brushes his teeth and can wash his own hands. He loves dogs and yells "doggie!!!!!" every time he sees one.  He throws balls and when I say something like "where did you put your bowl?" He points in the direction it is and will go and get it.
All About Bennett: Bennett is a mess. He has a lot of personality. He has always been an imitator and he mimics so much of what we do. I am so impressed with his verbal skills. He can say so many words and any time I tell him to say something he always tries to say it and does a really good job of it too. We went quite a few weeks of him being really fussy and almost unpleasant to be around. I complained about it on Facebook and I guess someone told him and he got embarrassed because he quit being so fussy and has been back to his normal self ever since. Praise the Lord. Bennett loves his family and wants to be big so bad. He doesn't care about TV but he does love Mickey. He is still totally attached to the paci (not that I've tried at all to take it away from him so that's my bad) and even though he needs a haircut, I don't plan to give him one any time soon. Bennett is yummy and precious and an absolute mess. He brings a lot of chuckles and entertainment to our house. I couldn't love him more if I tried.
Happy 1.5 birthday Boo! You're the best.