Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 Week by Phone Pics 3/52

It was a pretty low-key week here at the A's. We actually had some nice weather!

Mr. A had Wednesday off so we made brunch. B was a huge fan of the bacon. He's obviously my son.
 This little girl is getting so chunky! Just look at those cheeks!
 K sported a cute little summer dress. She was looking so big!
 B is getting so big. He decided he wanted to eat his breakfast in a big chair with no booster seat.
Miss K and daddy had a nice chat.
This little girl woke up for her morning feeding and fell back asleep. She looked so peaceful sleeping.
B and daddy read his Little Critter collection together. It is pretty much the longest book ever! But he loves it.
I didn't take any pics of the weekend. Mr. A's parents came and watched the kids and we drove 100 miles north and went grocery shopping. It was a nice time away and we restocked the pantry and freezer.

Then came Monday... My little boy crawled in bed with me and snuggled up on daddy's pillow.
Miss K is always so smiley in the mornings after she's had a good night's sleep. She has been super clingy the past few days and refusing to nap. It's made for a long week so far.
I can't get over how cute she looks after her bath in her bunny towel. Nothing better than a freshly bathed babe!

Have a great week and weekend my blogger friends!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coffee Anyone?

I have been brainstorming what to do with this little breakfast nook area that we have in our kitchen.
We don't need a breakfast nook because we have a large dining room with a big table. I have my pantry in here but the other corner was wasted space. We got a new four slice toaster after our old one from college finally pooped out. It really took up a lot of our counter space which is limited anyway. I was browsing Pinterest one night while nursing the baby and I was totally inspired by this image!
On the wall bordering the kitchen and dining room in the Southeast side...but not coffee, more like plates and things to make it easier for kids to set the table
A coffee bar! That would fit this space perfect! I could move the coffee pot and the Keurig and free up quite a bit of counterspace. So the search was on! Over Thanksgiving, Mr. A saw on the local Facebook classifieds someone was selling a pretty baker's rack. After getting some dimensions, I knew it would work perfectly for my needs. Mr. A went and picked it up for me that week.
Here she is in her new space!

It's not perfect or new, but it's cute and fits the space and our needs perfectly. I have a KCup holder in place of the candy jar now and I store my coffee grinder and filters in the drawers.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lazy Lovely Days

It has been bitterly cold for the past month with a few breaks above freezing. We've been spending all of our time inside staying warm. So far, Little B hasn't had much interest in his sister. He talks to her, but doesn't ever want to hold her. He will bring her toys every once in awhile and talk about her "tiny hands and feet". I was able to catch a sweet, rare moment of a lazy pajama day at home. My two sweet babies in B's bed and lots of love. My heart was pretty much exploding the whole time.

Sometimes I feel so undeserving of this beautiful life God has blessed me with. Two beautiful babies who I love more every single day. I am soooooo appreciative that I get to stay home with them every day. I never miss a moment. I have to remind myself that among the chaos, it's so beautiful and I'm so so lucky.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Week by Phone Pics 2/52

Since I was a little late posting last week pics, you get two of these posts this week!

You know you're a parent when you burn your kids toast, make him some new, slap some butter on the burnt, and eat it yourself.
 Miss K was looking stylish. I'm pretty sure she knows she's adorable.
B got into the soda and I found these cans placed conveniently under his changing table. Because you know you need a cream soda after a diaper change.
After Christmas, I officially started the great purge. I went through all of B's clothes and got rid of the small stuff and hung up all the new stuff.
 B helping his little sister with tummy time. Look who's wearing big boy undies!
 B looked like such a big boy in his new Mickey jammies.
Saturday we broke out the castle and the racetrack! What a fun morning. It's been awhile since we've had a weekend at home with nowhere to go and nothing to do.
 I can't get over this baby's blue eyes and long eyelashes. She gets prettier every day!
Mr. A received his new metal detector this week. He was anxious to go try it out. The ground is too frozen to dig anything though.
 She is the most smiley baby ever. She lights up my day!
Some more great photos courtesy of Bryson. Daddy and K in the rocker and mommy saying cheese on the couch.
 B and Daddy play drive-thru almost every night while I cook supper.
I also pulled out all of B's toys and organized them in his room. Everything is much more accessible for him to play with now!
 I can't get over how big he's getting. He looks so cute in his Spiderman slippers.
B and I had a fun day doing art projects. I was catching up on some bills and he was drawing and he drew this kitty for me. It even had whiskers!
 I have been loving my new haircut. It's so easy to do and looks cute in lots of different styles.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Miss K: 3 months

3 months brought a big growth spurt and mental leap for Miss K. She is getting sooooo chubby and snuggly. She is getting more controlled with her movements and head motions. She hears a sound and turns her head towards the sound searching for it. She''ll also watch you walk across the room. She loves to sit on your lap or walk around the house and take in her surroundings. K especially likes watching her brother play and run around. She has started "talking" more too. She has been using her tongue and mouth to make new sounds. That is one of my favorite things to do... Sit with her and talk to her. She has the best facial expressions and talks back to me. Miss K has been getting really good at batting and grasping her toys. It takes her awhile sometimes, but she can reach for and grab it after she concentrates really hard. Her other favorite thing is kicking stuff. She kicks anything and everything that her little feet come in contact with. My dad got her a little kicking piano for Christmas and she loves it! She is eating every 4 hours and sleeping a couple times throughout the day and a 6 hour stretch at night. She usually goes to sleep around 10:30, wakes at 4:00 am to eat and goes back to sleep until 7:30-8. I am so thankful she is a good sleeper!

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Week by Phone Pics 1/52

New Years resolution... be a better blogger. No I haven't fallen off the face of the planet. I've been super busy traveling for holidays, taking care of sick little ones, and adjusting with a new baby. I always have intentions of blogging and I am always thinking to myself, "I need to blog that!" but I never get around to it. I don't make it a priority. I need to start making it a priority! I know I don't have many readers, but that isn't why I do this. I do this to archive our little life and my thoughts. I love looking back on the past 2 years of posts of what we were doing and what I was thinking at the time. I really miss doing the weekly phone picture posts. I stopped doing them last year and I wish I would have continued. I love looking at the little details of our week and everyday life. I'm going to start this year off by posting week 1 of 2015. I can't guarantee these will always be on time... but I will try to post them whenever I get a chance!

B has been learning how to take pictures and videos with my phone. I find a variety of funny stuff on there. He took this great portrait of daddy.
We headed back to Kansas to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family. B's hair is so long, so I parted it and gelled it. He looked so grown up but didn't want to smile for a picture.

Saturday we did Christmas with my mom's family. She arranged for Santa to come to deliver the kids presents. They were over the moon!
Sunday we headed to my dad's house to do Christmas with him and his girlfriend. The kids had fun playing with my old keyboard and all their new toys.

We headed home Monday. We stopped at my mom's house on our way back and she gave us all haircuts. I got a cute, long, angled bob. I cut 10 inches off the back of my hair. I also colored it! It was a much needed change for the new year.

Tuesday was crazy busy as we started to get settled back to normal life post-holidays. I cleaned, did laundry, took down the Christmas stuff, and rearranged the living room. It looks like Toys-R-Us vomited at our house. I desperately need to organize all the new toys before B's birthday next month.
The rest of the week was pretty laid back. We played and relaxed and worked on to getting back on a schedule. I tried on some of my new clothes from Christmas. Miss K also sported one of her new outfits! She has a new habit of falling asleep on her play mat or in her crib while watching her mobile. Playing is hard work!

That was our week. Full of a lot of driving and Christmas aftermath. Part of me is relieved the holidays are over. We're all really tired and trying to stay healthy. Until next week, my friends!