Monday, January 25, 2016

Life Lately

Aiden & Anders give us a run for our money most of the time but then these quiet evening snuggles make us (mostly) forget the trials of the day. 

They both wanted momma snuggles this morning. 

Then this guy conked out for a rare morning nap. 

When we go to Target, the boys are alway on the lookout for anything Mickey, Lightning, or Dusty. 

Trying on summer clothes in anticipation of our trip next month! 

We had a fun weekend at Katz and Ty's! 

We went for a drive the other day and found this cute little nowhere. It's over a dam & some locks so mostly its for service. I think it's a little more park-like in the summertime. 

And last one. Last week we had a warm day. Like 50 degrees or warmer, so we took advantage and went for a walk. We loved it! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Momfessional Moments

I'm doing a link-up with Andrea today. We are sharing our "Momfessionals" aka Mom Confessionals - things we do as moms to get through the day.

Aiden can be challenging to get to sleep. He wants Dave or me to lay down with him until he falls asleep. Well, after hanging out with him for the last twelve+ hours, I really want some non-kid time. Dave usually lays down with him & gets him to sleep. If Aiden asks for mom, I'll go in there for five or ten minutes, then say I have to go and check on Anders. I don't go back in there. Every once in awhile it'll work and he'll actually go to sleep.

Aiden still isn't potty-trained. He goes great on his potty but whenever we try to go diaper-free, he has accidents. He just doesn't tell me when he has to go. So I get lazy and put a diaper on him.

Our laundry room is right off of the kitchen and that's where I sneak food. It has a door so I can slip in there, close the door, and eat some chocolate or chips. With the light off. I haven't been caught yet! (Fingers crossed)

If I need to get out, we'll pack up and go to Target. First stop is Starbucks, then the onespot section up at the front. I let the boys pick out a $1 toy to play with as we are walking around the store. Sometimes we "lose" that toy before we get to the checkout and it doesn't come home with us.

The only meat Aiden likes is chicken and hot dogs, so everything I make is "chicken" or "hot dogs." Sometimes we'll say "ham hotdogs" or "sausage hot dogs."

I breastfed Aiden for 15 months. Going into it, I committed to doing it until he got teeth. Once we got the swing of things (it took a good 8 weeks to actually feel comfortable doing it), it was fine. As he got older, I was just too lazy to switch him over to a bottle. I knew what my bottle-feeding friends went through and that sounded like way too much work! So I breastfed way longer than I ever planned to.

I guess we do what we have to do to make it through the day with our kids!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Quick Christmas Recap

What a fun fun fun Christmas vacation at home! We loved it!

Here's a few pictures... 

Santa came to one of the parties! Never knew he can play guitar. 

We had friends over. 

We hosted a Christmas Party. 

Crazy times when you have boys! Anders was so proud of himself. 

We went visiting. 

Hung out at home. 

I found out what happens when you text your family at 10:30pm about homemade ice cream... They come and you stay up all night playing games! Seriously perfect. 
(Jim, Lynne, and their kids surprised us on Christmas night. They didn't tell anyone they were coming and sent a video from the local airport, asking for a ride! So fun having them stay over!) 

These two worked really hard perfecting this little cabin. :)

Aaaaaand we went to a NewYears Party, got in the sauna, and jumped into THE LAKE! I had no intentions of walking over that snow and taking a dip in the ice. Peer pressure. 

Happy New Year! Stay tuned for more fun this month.