Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas morning.

 I hope you had the most wonderful day celebrating yesterday. We are basking in the afterglow of Christmas... and that translates to . . . stepping around the mess of new toys scattered everywhere, ignoring the piled up dishes, and enjoying the fact that we don’t have to be anywhere but here. Feeling very blessed to have experienced a magical morning yesterday with our little ones.

 Here is a recap video 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

We spent the entire evening trick-or-treating . 
Sienna had a blast was even allowed to eat some of her candy this year and stay out passed her bed time :) she woke up this morning asking if she can go trick or treating again tonight.

I hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween!
Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The random thoughts post

I currently have 2 sleeping children, dinner made, house semi picked up and a few minutes to myself...boy does it feel nice.

I have so many posts in my drafts that I want to finish and post (including Emilia's birth story) can't there be more hours in the day?

We have hit a rough patch with Emilia in pretty much every aspect...sleeping, eating, overall behavior (I'll post more about it another time) but we have taken her to the chiropractor and turns out the poor babe has been in pain. Her neck and upper back got pretty beat up during her extremely long and traumatic birth. 

Sienna is so excited for Halloween, its all she talks about....Friday cant come soon enough. Yesterday she picks up her costume and says "thank you for my costume mommy, its so cool"

I'm so thankful for good friends & neighbors, the other day I mentioned to my neighbor that I need to get working on Siennas costume but don't know where to even begin as its just a pile of fabric....the next day, she's at my door with her sewing machine in hand....2 hours later....Sienna's mermaid costume is done.

My niece turned 5 last week! and it reminded me I need to savor every second with my girls...because it really does fly by. We made her a cake, Sienna was sure to let everyone know SHE made the cake all by herself ;) she loves her big cousin!


I'm always amazed when I meet women shorter than me, at 4'11 its quite rare that I get to look down not up when speaking to someone other than a child. Who knew? ;) 

I have started Christmas shopping this week, I refuse to go when everyone goes & deal with lines...crowds and just pure maddmadnes soo I have been slowing getting it done now. Sienna requested that Santa brings her a doll that "eats and poops" I should just hand her Emilia, thats pretty much all she does these days.

The show "Lost" blows all shows out of the water in my opinion (yeah I know I'm about 10 years late watching it) but we started just last month and are at the last season already...its a good thing I didnt watch when it was new and on TV because I wouldnt be able to handle waiting a week to see what happens next after each episode ends...Thanks to netflix we don't have to and some nights watch till we cant keep our eyes open anymore.

Speaking of 'eyes open' .....

Emilia starts her day before the birds even start chirping...thank goodness for coffee. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkin Patch 2014

Though the weather wasnt very Fall-like this past weekend (in the 80s),
 We decided to venture out to the pumpkin patch with the girls.

Emilia slept in the stroller the whole time, which gave me a chance to snap some pics of sassy Sienna -who by the way is looking so grown up lately its killing me!

                                                      Big girl rode her first ride all by herself

isnt it funny how cotton grows?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3 years of wedded bliss

THREE years ago today we were saying "I Do".  

Our wedding was a pain in the butt to plan. We had to do everything by email...half of the things were screwed up on the big day, but when it came time to walk down the aisle, none of that stuff mattered to me.  Mixed up flowers, wrong color cake, ruined veil. The only important thing was I was marrying my best friend.  

To say that it has all been easy would be a tall tale, but having you by my side on this journey has been the delight of my life. I love raising babies with you, our dance offs, how you can fix anything, road-tripping with you, how you can never find anything even when its in front of your face :) Thank you for this life we share together, for your unconditional support and for being the best husband & Daddy to our girls.

I love you Mr. Leif,

-The Mrs.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Life lately/ Em 1 month

It’s so true what they say about time with kids.  The days feel long but the weeks and months fly by.  This feels like the longest/shortest month ever.

I’ll be honest, it’s not the newborn that’s exhausting me, it’s her very active 2.5 year old sister. I seriously look at people who work with toddlers for a living and wonder what is in their genetic makeup that I’m missing.  Toddlers (well at least my toddler) are on the go constantly. I used to have a second to breath when she took naps but once we transitioned her into a toddler bed....naps went bye-bye along with the crib. I wouldnt complain for a second if she slept in past 7:30 at least....but its almost a joke referring to 7:30 as sleeping in.

Emilia has been a good baby for the most part. She's a very light sleeper and its just really difficult to settle her down, especially at takes a lot of patience for this exhausted mama...she also has reflux, so its a non stop spit up fest around here. I must go through at least 5 shirts a day. Cutting out dairy helps, but lordy is it hard to eliminate it completely.

Sienna is handling her role as big sister much better than we anticipated, there is no jealousy at all (sigh of relief)....just sweet lovin on her baby sis all day. If Em is crying and I walk over to her to give her the paci, Sienna runs ahead of me and says "no let me do it mommy" I cant wait for Em to be old enough to love her back.

At her 1 month appt she was an ounce shy of 10 lbs
I'm not used to having a chubby baby, her rolls just make me giggle.

6 weeks old

She loves to be worn, held all day, and have her fuzzy head rubbed.  Her eyes are looking dark green. She’s been generous with her smiles this week which make my heart happy.  She might be cute and tiny, but the she grunts, groans and farts like an old man, it makes Sienna laugh and say things like  "that was nasty baby emmie" and of course giggles follow.