Rough Day

Yesterday was rough.

Hannah woke up just wondering what she could do to drive me nuts. She told me no, she took toys from her brother and she just full-on did not listen to a single thing I said.

And while I know that this is 'normal' behavior for a 3 (almost 4) year old, it still made for a very very long day.

On top of Hannah's diva-ness...I was head-butted, puked on and rammed in the face with a truck. I'll let you guess who was the culprit of those things! :o)

I hate days like those. Days where you feel like you yell more that you praise, you take away toys more than you play with them, and you count down the hours until naptime! You long for your husband to get home so you can have just a single moment to yourself where the kids are not screaming at you or doing something they know they shouldn't be doing!

But after days like yesterday, I start the next day as a new day...because after all IT IS a new day...and it has to be better than that crap-shack of a day you had yesterday! Right? Right!

And today has, in fact, been better. It's like two totally different kids. They have played together, they have played by themselves. They are not screaming at the top of their lungs. They sat on my lap and we read books. Quite frankly, I am wondering if they are even my children!

But they are my children and I am one lucky momma! Because for every bad day we have, they are followed by 5 good days. Some good days are not without their problems but they are good days nonetheless! They are the complete opposite to days like yesterday.

The bad days help you learn to take things as they come and the good days are what makes being a mom so unbelievably great!

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Easy Go-To Recipes

Chicken Taquitos:

These are super easy to make and very yummy. I make a bunch of them at one time and freeze them. Then if we need a quick dinner we pop a few of them in the oven.

Pesto Chicken:

Put chicken breast in a pan, cover with pesto sauce and some mozzarella cheese, then bake until chicken is done. Super easy and super delicious!

Ham and Cheese Sammies:

With football season upon us, these would be great for game day! Although, I have made these quite a few times through out the summer.

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I Wouldn't Change A Thing!

I don't know all the right answers.

I leave dishes in the sink, clothes in the dryer, and there are times where I don't vacuum for weeks.

I don't always have dinner ready when my husband gets home.

Sometimes I let the kids have a cupcake for breakfast.

I would be lying if I said I have never fallen asleep on the couch while the kids were playing.

I use disney movies so I can have some sort of quite time for myself.

I never get to pee alone.

There are fingerprints on everything.

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It's a good day if I remember to brush my teeth before noon, and an even better day if I get to shower.

But at the end of the day, I wouldn't change a thing!

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Beautiful Weather Makes Me Happy!

The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend! What better way to enjoy it, then to be outside!?

This afternoon I let the kiddos run around outside at my parents house.

Tonight we're going to load up the kids and take them to the beach.

Endless amounts of rocks for the kiddos to put in buckets, a cool breeze coming off the lake, and the sound of crashing waves to release any stress!

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

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Hannah's Big Girl Bed

Last weekend we said goodbye to Hannah's crib which had been acting as her toddler bed for almost 2 years. 

I was a little sad to take apart her crib. It had been in her room since we moved into our house over 3 years ago. It was just a part of her room.

But it was way past time to move her into a twin size bed. She's growing up and deserves a big girl room! The bed was step one towards that room!
The kiddos were excited to help daddy but together the bed!

 Hannah was pretty excited when it was all put together!

I was afraid that maybe Hannah would have a hard time adjusting to the idea of a new bed. She is a creature of habit and routine so the fact that she wasn't going to be sleeping in her bed of the past 3 years had me a bit worried. But she was excited to sleep in it! And she went to bed that night without any problems.

That is, until about an hour later when all of a sudden she burst into tears. We went into her room and the first thing out of her mouth was that she wanted her small bed back. It broke my heart. But we told her that big girls need new big girl beds and that soon she will love this bed just as much as she loved her old bed.

After a little soothing and mommy sleeping next to her for 15 minutes, she was ready to love her new big girl bed. She went to sleep and has been fine with it ever since. The 10 million stuffed animals that sleep with her help a bit, I'm sure!

It is still weird to tuck her into this new bed. In her toddler bed she looked so big and now in this bed she looks tiny. She is just growing up so fast and it makes me want to cry. But it is what it is. We can't freeze time.

So we move on with the big girl bedroom transformation. It will be a slow going but I have projects in the works. Her ruffle curtains will hopefully be finished by the end of this week and I have 1 of her giant wall dahlias completed already.

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Friday Randoms

1. We set up Hannah's new big girl bed last Friday. I took photos but have obviously not posted them yet. I promise a blog post about it is in the works!

2.  The past few days have been beautiful...nice Fall-like temperatures. I may have brought out my jeans today...jeans that I haven't been able to fit into since before I had Colson. BONUS! :o) Although this whole tease of cooler temps is so not cool, Mother Nature. I am beyond ready for Fall and I know we have 80 degree temps on the horizon. I am not amused by your games!

3.  I may or may not have gotten THIS for myself from a little etsy store called Wrapped In You. :o)

4.  I get to see my bestie in 5 days for a well deserved childless lunch and craft store run!

5.  I am well into my first quilt but my sewing machine decided to crap out on me (I think the timing is off) so I am picking up my moms sewing machine so hopefully I can get the majority of it finished.

6.  I also started Hannah's new ruffle curtains for her room. 12 yards of pink fabric is enough to make anyone go crazy but I think they will look super cute in her room...if I can finish sewing them with my mom's machine.

7.  76 days till my baby girl turns 4 years old. What.the.heck!?

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Colson's 18 months stats

I took Colson in for his 18 month well baby visit today.

Here are his past and current stats:

1 year--19.8 pounds and 28 inches
15 months--20.1 pounds and 29.25 inches
18 months--21.6 pounds and 30.25 inches

So a slight gain in both departments. Still low in the percentiles But it's something. He's totally healthy. Just small.

He is all over the place these days. Loves playing with cars and sitting on my lap reading books.

He's starting to get a bit more picky with foods but that's to be expected, I guess.

Here are some things that he can say--I'm sure I will forget some but this is what I can remember right now:
Bama (for grandma)
Tato (for potato)

Plus he will try to say other word after we say them, but they're not in his regular vocabulary yet.

He also knows where his eyes, ears, hair, nose, belly, hands and toes are located.

He can wave bye, clap, twirl in a circle, kick a ball, throw a ball and loves to jump on the couch.

He can eat very well with a fork and pretty well with a spoon.

He is still in size 4 diapers with no signs of outgrowing them any time soon. I can still overlap the Velcro.

He wears mostly 12 month clothing, with an occasional 6-9 month or 18 month thing thrown in there. I have no idea what size to buy him for fall and winter clothes. :o/

He is starting to show he is displeased when he doesn't get something he wants or when his sister takes a toy from him.

He loves when daddy gets home from work or when bama and papa comes to visit.

He is growing up before our eyes but he is still our little peanut! :o)

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