What I Got My Kids For Christmas 2018

I wanted to do a Christmas haul for this year. Last year I think I did a gift ideas list. Granted, most of the stuff on my last years list is stuff that I bought, or had already. It is getting hard to buy for the kids. They already have everything they could possibly want […]

Let It Snow // Captain’s Log Day 2181

Sunday we had our first blizzard of the season. We only got about 4 inches of snow, but the wind was ferocious, drifting the snow everywhere. I woke up Sunday morning and peeked out the window, surprised to find there was nothing on the ground yet – the news reported the storm rolling in at […]

Captain’s log day 2,141

We stopped by the lake the other night. It has become a favorite thing to do lately in the evenings. The kids get some wiggles out, and we get the peacefulness of watching the sun set. The moon was crescent-shaped, which was interesting to Sylas. He knows all about that already. He truly has an […]

Capitain’s Log: Day 2078

We took the kids out to the park a couple days ago while the weather wasn’t too cold. they’ve been getting cabin fever, and with the Midwest weather – ever changing – it makes it hard to make plans to go outside. One day it will be nearly seventy degrees outside and then it will […]

Christmas Gift Ideas

This year is probably going to be one of my favorite Christmases yet. I’ve got kids of different ages and stages that are taking in the holiday season in different ways. Sylas is really excited for it this year. He asks daily how far away it is. We actually mailed his letter to Santa yesterday. […]

Learning New Things

This past Friday while I was at work, Javier sent me that photo. “Look what your daughter is doing,” he said. She straight up sat herself up in her baby swing all by herself. She was buckled in, but she could have easily fallen flat on her face because she doesn’t have the muscle tone […]

Three week update

Amalia is three weeks old! She’s still doing great! She is starting to outgrow some of her newborn clothes. It depends on the brand, but I’ve noticed that her footless sleepers are getting short and my all time favorite tank top onsie is getting snug – insert cry face emoji here. Her hair is still […]

One week update

Amalia is one week old guys! I can’t believe it’s already been a week. Why does time have to go so fast? Amalia is doing great. She had her checkup today and is back at birth weight which is great. She has been having a touch of reflux. I don’t even know if I’d call […]

Amalia’s birth story

This post probably contains some TMI in it -as it’s a birth story – so if you’re not into that, I’d stop right here. I never did get a weekly bumpdate posted for 37 weeks as I was waiting to have my doctors appointment. I had been pretty miserable the couple days prior to my […]