Friday, October 14, 2016

Currently-This Post took me 14 days to finish....

Started writing on Saturday October 1st....

HAPPY SATURDAY THAT FEELS LIKE A SUNDAY! It is LDS General Conference this weekend which means home cooked cinnamon rolls from scratch (or in my case I just go buy donuts) and watching the leaders of our church give amazing talks from the comfort of our pajamas.

Speaking of pajamas. It seemed more than once this week I changed my kids from their pajamas from the night before to new pajamas at about 6:30 at night meaning we had been in our pj's and not left the house at all. I actually googled 'how to make yourself become a morning person'. Patrick's sleep habits are making me a zombie. GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER LADY!

Lets talk the magical world of TV! Did you watch the emmys? I actually was that person who had to miss it so I watched it the next day, who watches award shows the next day? ME! I have been binge watching the crap out of Jane the Virgin, I mean binging so hard that I turn it on my phone and turn on the subtitles so I can watch while I blow dry my hair. TEAM RAFAEL FOREVER AND IF YOU ARE NOT YOU CAN GET OUT!!  Ben and I finally jumped onto the "Stranger Things" bandwagon and what a nail biting, all consuming wagon ride that was. I am such a baby when it comes to scary stuff and could not fall asleep for hours after we watched it at night because I was too scared, but at the same time I was so into it and so intrigued I couldn't wait to watch the next episode. In the end, I had to watch it without Ben because I had to watch it in daylight hours. Also, remember how I was so excited for the new show "This is Us'. I loved it. I don't know if it will ever be able to be the new Parenthood, but I still have high hopes for it. Also it's fall and all the shows are coming back on and "it feeels like hooooommmmeeee to meeeee"

I won a bet with Ben the other day and my prize was a trip to IKEA by myself. Which was super awesome, until I realized I was at IKEA  on a Saturday and also had to load a gigantic desk and it's heavy counterparts into my cart and then van BY MYSELF. Still worth it. We got a new desk, and some plants, and some shelves. THIS IS THE LIFE PEOPLE! Wanna see?
"He say me have to work work work work work"

Stopped.....Continuing now a week and a half later on October 10th.....

Just kidding, Dancing with the Stars distracted me, it is now October 11th naptime...

I'm currently planning Patricks Candy Bash 1st Birthday, trying to keep it low key and simple, but I gotta admit, I sure like to go a little crazy with birthdays! Check out these cutie pie roll up candy invitations I made-got the idea from Oh Happy Day blog!

We went to St.George last weekend to visit Ben's brother and his wife and got to go out for our six year anniversary to a fancy schmancy restauraunt on a cliff overlooking St.George. It was so great, we need to go on more dates. We made a pact to each other that for our ten year anniversary we would take a kid-free trip somewhere off the continent.  For a anni present I asked for family pictures, but not just that, I wanted Ben to be PUMPED about family pictures!

Halloween is cccccoooommmiiinnngggg! The weird thing is, I don't even love Halloween that much, but I LOVE dressing up the kids (and pumpkins and candy, ok maybe I do love Halloween)! Every year I say this will probably be the last year where I have creative direction over Everett's costume before he wants to be Batman or Ironman or something but somehow he keeps letting me choose. This year is a surprise but hopefully it turns out as good as they have in years past.

Ok I found this local company that makes the cutest prints. How cute is this heart print collage print, and so affordable. I spent an hour or two making like 20 options....I can't decide-veritcal or horizontal? Can't wait to hang it.

Ok Patrick's up, a solid 24 minute nap, I'll be back, or maybe not because this post is heading to 'no one cares' pretty fast here...

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14th Ok the kids were sick all week and I got absolutely nothing done, except get full blown thrown-up on multiple times.  I should probably just delete this post because was I talking about the emmys up there ^^^ ??? That was like a month ago buttttttt, nope, I'm going to keep going.

So it was Canadian Thanksgiving this last weekend and it dumped a huge white snow on my parents house and where I am from and I was really homesick. The point is, I started shopping online for winter clothes for Everett. I wanted to get him a really good warm pair of boots to play in the Canadian snow. Sorel boots are the best quality but they are so expensive-like $70 for toddler boots. Did you guys know I buy a lot of stuff on ebay, so I found a barely used pair of cute Sorel boots in his size and I won the bid for $8.76. Seriously that gives me a hhhiiiigggghhhhh!!

I really really want this mockneck sweater 

and these pants for Patrick and these sweaters for the boys.

I really loved this blog post this week about spacing your kids and being ready.  And this insta from Jennaskitchen spoke to my soul. I don't really have any friends here in Provo besides my sibs and cousins and it has been hard. I'm working on it. I wrote this blog post basically as advice to myself for the Baby Cubby on making mom friends.

Ok I'm really done. I am PRAYING Patrick is feeling better tomorrow and that Ben and I don't get sicker so we can get this family to a pumpkin patch already!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Patrick: 11 Months

Only one month until my baby is a one-year-old! Stop it! He is still such a little baby to me and I adore him. He is so sweet these days and I have so many heart swelling moments with him. Don't get me wrong, he is still exhausting, he doesn't sleep well AT ALL and is in a clingy stage but he makes up for it in scrunched up face smiles and open mouthed kisses.  He is the speediest crawler I've ever seen. Why is babies crawling as fast as they possibly can the cutest thing in the entire world. I seriously love it when he jumps out of my arms, puts his head down and moves his arms and legs as fast as they will take him to whatever his object of affection at the time is.

Ok, so I know not everyone will believe me but Patrick is incapable of sleep training. He is un-trainable. We have been sleep training for over a month. I have read every book and method, I don't rock or feed him to sleep anymore, I've tried having Ben putting him to sleep, and we have him cry himself to sleep in an effort for him to learn how to put himself back to sleep everytime. He still cries for long periods of time before falling asleep, he still wakes up 4+ times a night and he only takes about 30 minute naps. So, since I felt like I was being so negative about the sleep thing and him, I've just accepted that I probably won't get a good sleep until I wean him and hopefully then he will be able to sleep better.

My favorite thing he does right now is he loves when any of us sing and joins in and 'sings' (yells) along with us. He especially loves the Little Mermaid song.

  • Can stand and climb and cruise but shows no desire to walk.
  • Still loves to wave and clap 
  • Signs more 
  • Says mama, dada and night-night and imitates most sounds
  • A mommy's boy and doesn't really go to anyone else besides Ben and I. whoops again.
  • Getting a little better in his carseat unless it's longer than about two minutes HA!
  • Loves to be outside, no fear of grass, dirt, woodchips etc.
  • He is completley off baby food and pouches, won't even take one bite. Kind of a bummer becasue piuches are so conveinent and filling and I have to be more aware of his meals and amking sure he is getting enough vegetables, protein etc.
  • Favorite foods are pasta, rice and black beans.
  • A very impulsive grabber, leaper.
  • Can turn himself around and go down stairs and even off our high bed by rapelling himself down by holding on to the duvet and slowly lowering himself.
  • Screamer. So loud. In a happy way. Especially when I turn on the bath, he loses it.
  • Adores Everett. Follows him everywhere.
  • Naps twice a day. Wakes up around 7:30 and goes to bed around 7:30
I really can't believe he is going to be a year in a month. He is the best little buddy and makes us so happy. 

^^^^My brother thinks he looks like Walter Fisk from Daredevil. He's not wrong.

^^^^Got into my lipstick and knew just what to do with it.

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