Thursday, June 28, 2012


Two days without sugar feels more like a lifetime.
Why does E.B. buy so much ice cream!?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Busy Busy Busy.

So, this Sunday we will be blessing little Emery and I of course took on the challenge of MAKING her blessing dress. What in the world was I thinking?!?! I never liked any of the ones I saw for sale, so I thought to myself, "well, it shouldn't be THAT hard to make a dress for her"... Yeah right. It's not necessarily the sewing that's hard (yet), it's the fact that I have no time to make it.  Emery is the lightest sleeper known to mankind and when she does nap, it's for about 30 minutes and then she's up again! On top of that, E.B. is either at work, studying, sleeping, or at school... so the only breaks I get to work are when Emery is sleeping for 30 minutes (and Jude is asleep too) or if I have someone's help watching the kids. I'm grateful that I have already had help watching them, because I would have nothing done otherwise. Oh well, maybe she'll just have to go naked :) .

I feel like I've gotten into this daily routine, and it's making me go a little mad. I get up, feed the kids, pump, play with the kids, watch Martha Speaks, feed the kids some more, pump, play some more, put Jude down for a nap, feed Emery, pump, try to get something done, feed the on & so forth.
I need a little variety... I need a surprise or two (good ones). What I REALLY need is a vacation. Someday...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Such A Tease.

It has been so fun to watch Jude as he's been developing his little personality. One thing that I've come to realize is that he is EXACTLY like his daddy. Jude is one of the biggest teases! When he knows I'm watching, he'll pretend to do something that he knows he's not suppose to & he'll watch me out of the corner of his eye with a little smirk on his face. Such a funny little boy. Then he'll flash me the cheesiest of cheesy smiles like the one below. And no, he wasn't blinking during the picture... he just like's making super squinty faces.  I love it!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Those 2 & 1/2  hours that E.B. is home before he goes to school, are the shortest 2 & 1/2 hours of my life.
 I need a break.

Monday, June 4, 2012

First Haircut.

Once Jude started looking like one of the little girls in our ward, we decided it was time for a haircut. Plus his mullet was getting a little out of control & it's probably a lot cooler for him now that it's getting so hot! We decided to use clippers since it would be harder (we thought) to scissor cut the whole thing. To try and distract Jude while we cut his hair we stuck him in his highchair with fruit snacks in front of the T.V. with Martha Speaks playing (one of his favorite shows). That was useless. As soon as we turned the clippers on and started cutting, the screaming started. Jude's arms were flying everywhere, he was screaming/crying, and he kept moving his head. We had to stop and let him calm down a couple times. It probably took close to 2 hours to cut his hair, it was a nightmare! Even though it took forever, I am SOO glad we finally cut his hair. He looks so handsome and not like a scraggly little hick girl anymore! 


{Jude's ponytail. We cut it off to put in his baby book.}

{Between hair cutting sessions}

{All done!!}

Friday, June 1, 2012

Life With Two.

Having two kids has definitely been a learning experience & a test of my patience. Trying to juggle the needs of a 1 & (almost) 1/2 year old and a 1 month old can get pretty crazy. If i'm focused too much on Emery, Jude will take that opportunity to make sure I revert my focus back on him. He does this in many creative ways like screaming so high pitched that you'd think windows would shatter, climbing on top of the kitchen table, spilling his milk all over the floor, and kicking the pillow Emery is on while I'm nursing her. He can drive me a little crazy sometimes, but I do have to admit that he is getting better! And I can't blame the kid, he's only a year old and is used to being the center of attention. I feel like a horrible mom sometimes because it makes me sad when I can't give him all of the attention that he wants. Life is a whole lot more crazy now! On top of that,  Eb went back to school this week. He's now gone from 5 -7pm two nights of the week and then from 5-10pm another two nights. I'm sure i'll be able to manage with him gone this extra time, but it's going to require even more patience on my part. Even though I feel like i'm going to have a mental break down most days... I wouldn't change a thing ( I know, how corny). I LOVE being a mom & I LOVE having my two sweet little babies.