Friday, August 15, 2014

Around Here // 33/52

Reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (for me); Green Eggs and Ham (for Violet at naptime).
Playing catch-up on the girls’ journals. How did I fall behind again?
Watching nothing this week. Weird.
Trying to get my house back under control.
Cooking lots, especially with the slow cooker. It’s too hot to do anything in the oven.
Eating healthier (trying to)
Drinking iced tea and water.
Doing loads of laundry
Going out of my mind some days.
Loving the quiet time that I get with Keith, even if it is only a couple minutes here and there.
Hating that Violet has decided to boycott her afternoon naps. Drives me crazy.
Discovering that Dominique wants to be awake more often during the day and loving it.
Enjoying my quiet time when I get it.
Thinking of how to get rid of more “stuff” in the house.
Celebrating that Dom is officially rolling over, at 3 months! Eeek!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Motherhood and Hobbies

I think I'm finally getting used to our new routines with 2 kids in the house now. Finally. It’s taken a while to figure out, and sometimes it still doesn't work. But for the most part, we've got it down pat. It’s only been just over 3 months…..
I've been very lucky that I have relatively easy kids for the most part. Yes, Violet has her temper tantrum days (and those are going down in number) and days where she is just awesome. Yes, there are days where Dominique makes me go absolutely batty and days where she is the most happiest baby on the planet. And everything in between. Would I trade in any of the bad days for more awesome days? Yes and no. Yes in that the awesome days are easier to deal with, but No because the bad days are learning days for all of us. Maybe it’s a bad day because of the weather, or too much running around, not enough stimulation, too much stimulation, etc. It’s all stuff that I can learn from and the kids grow from.
Right now though? I feel exhausted and tired. Keith’s been working overtime at work lately and once evening hits, if I don’t have any help, I'm done and beat. But my creative energy is going through the roof. I've currently got 4 Project Life albums going at once (our 2014, my Travel, Dominique’s and Violet’s), never mind that I started knitting again, thanks to reading some knitting blog posts at Elise Cripe’s blog. My first intent was to knit a blanket for each girl, but I need circular needles first and I don’t have any. So I ordered some from Amazon (just waiting for them to show up) and in the meantime, started knitting a scarf with my straight needles to keep my hands occupied while I watch TV. And it’s taken me 4 tries to get the width right, so hopefully this time will work.
Another crazy thing is that I've started to get the itch to start quilting. Except for a couple problems: 1) I have no clue how to quilt or even where to start; 2) I don’t own a sewing machine; 3) I’m crazy. But at least I have some ideas for if/when I do manage to get my hands on a sewing machine. For now I’ll stick with scrapbooking and knitting. Although Keith did look at me crazy when I started my knitting and just shook his head at me. Oh well.
Enough ranting for now? I think so.

Monday, August 4, 2014

My 3-Month Old is Doing WHAT???!!!

I'm afraid it's true. Dominique, at 3 months, is officially rolling over.

And it's not a fluke. Seriously.

She rolled over a couple times on Saturday, and then again on Sunday and has been enjoying every minute of trying to figure out how to get mobile.

Can someone please tell her that she's only a 3-month old baby? Please!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

June Project Life 2014: Weeks 24 - 26

So I'm changing some things up here. Instead of trying to blog every week my Project Life layouts (which is failing miserably), I've decided to just blog once a month about them instead. Makes it way easier on me, especially if I'm falling behind. And only one post a month!

Onto the remainder of June's layouts!

Week 24 (June 8-14, 2014)
What we did this week:
Not much really. Lots of walks, visiting with family. Documented Dominique's sleep schedule and what Violet is up to lately. 

Supplies Used:
Messy Weekly Lines; journal cards from Midnight and Baby Girl, Hello Awesome is cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

 Week 25 (June 15-21, 2014)

What we did this week:
Celebrated Father's Day, lots of cuddles with Dom, taking the girls to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Violet LOVED it!! Dom slept through it) and the usual stuff.

Supplies used:
Messy Weekly Lines; journal cards from Cinnamon; filler card from Baby Girl;

Week 26 (June 22-28, 2014)

What we did this week:
Lots of family time, dance parties, visiting the play parks, cuddles and Family Date. And I even bought myself an Ork Painboy. And started listening to Elise Gets Crafty.

Supplies used:
Messy Weekly Lines; Journal cards from Mayfield; filler card from Baby Girl; misc embellishments

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Around Here: 31/52

Reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Playing hide ‘n’ seek with Dom.
Watching 7th season of House M.D.
Trying to find more baking options instead of always cookies. But cookies always win in the end.
Baking loads more cookies.
Eating chicken fajitas for supper tonight.
Drinking Cherry Dr. Pepper.
Scrapping my wedding from 2008, Project Life style.
Going to the local beach and splash park on a weekly basis.
Loving that Violet loves the water at the beach and splash park.
Discovering my love of knitting again. I'm attempting to make a blanket for each girl.
Enjoying time with my girls before they grow up too fast. And as much time with Keith as we can.
Thinking of possibly moving, depending if the new job goes through.
Feeling very tired as of late.
Hoping (for) Keith’s new job to go through. He had an interview this week, so now we’re just waiting.
Listening (to) Dom’s constant noises. Love it!
Thanking God for every blessing these days.
Finishing my pregnancy books. Finally!
Starting to re-vamp my craft closet. It’s in major need of an overhaul.