Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

The unofficial start of summer is behind us and although the weather didn't cooperate, we had good times to be remembered. After work on Friday, I got home, made dinner, bathed our kids, packed our bags, and we were off. We headed to Ocean City with a shit ton of shit in tow. No, seriously, our car was packed to the brim.

I was dragging Friday night, but it was nice to wake up down the shore with our family, breakfast, and relaxation. We also woke up to 40 mph winds. It was cold and windy at the shore to put it mildly. Not a beach day, but we enjoyed it just the same at the playground.

With so much wind, we spent time relaxing inside, joking around, bringing back Texas Holdem, and realizing that putting an iPhone in a glass is an instant speaker. Thank you Pinterest. 

Once we woke up on Sunday, the weather had changed drastically and it was BEAUTIFUL! We walked the boardwalk, ate lunch, and went on some rides. This little girl loved the Merry-Go-Round, and she rode more times than I would like to count. She absolutely loves it. "Can I go again Mommy?" 

The Merry-Go-Round watchers were perfectly happy snuggling and waving to the big girl. 

It was a great weekend to kick off the summer. Even though we didn't hit the beach, we had a great time and enjoyed the shore. I can't wait to be with my girlies all day every day.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Baby Gaga turned 8 months old a few days ago. I can't fathom how quickly the 8 months have gone by. On every 19th of the month, I wonder how she could possibly be creeping closer to a year old. She is my sweet baby girl and the light of every single one of my days.

So much has taken place in the past month and a half. I missed her 7 month post, and I am a little pissed at myself. The last few weeks were a little rough... work, illnesses, and lack of sleep made for little time for blogging.

So here we are at 8 months sweet baby girl! At 8 months...

* our biggest accomplishment is that you are still nursing! You have only had breast milk, and I still doing everything I can to make sure it stays that way. It has not been an easy road, but it has been so worth it for the both of us! Lately, you seem to be distracted and looking around the room instead of nursing so I am wondering if this is the beginning of the end. Are you starting to wean yourself? I hope not.

* you are a GREAT eater! I have only given you homemade baby food, and you have eaten every single thing like a champ. Chicken, peas, yellow squash and broccoli, cannelloni beans, pretty much anything I puree, you will eat and smile. I am so relieved! We have a small stash in the freezer, and I am starting to give you some small banana pieces for finger foods. You love reaching out on your tray for those bananas. I should start giving you more finger foods, but I am in no rush!

* you just started sitting up on your own. You go from rocking on all fours to sitting up in the blink of an eye. You love sitting up and playing with toys! You are becoming more and more mobile by the second. I know you are going to be crawling in no time!

* your hand eye coordination is improving. I guess you think this means that you deserve to have the iPad every second. If you don't get said iPad when you want it, watch out. You throw a mini-tantrum that is simply adorable.You and your sister are going to have some battles... I am sure of it.

* speaking of your sissy. You love her. You stare at her and your eyes follow her around the room at all times (probably making sure she doesn't take your binky). Between her and Teddy Baby Boy, I am fighting for your attention!

* you FINALLY started sleeping through the night! After two nights of a little crying and no nursing, you are sleeping from 7:15-6:00. I am starting to feel normal again after getting some sleep.

* you are wearing 12 month clothes and you have the longest little torso. You better fit into all of your sissy's summer clothes, but you are growing like a weed.

* you have the best gummy smile and the clearest, blue eyes I have ever seen. Your skin is so smooth and without a blemish. You hair is soft and sweet smelling. Every inch of you is perfection.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Time flies when you are having fun... I have missed you all! We have so much catching up to do.

My husband says, "Go do what you want to do, go shopping, go out while the kids nap."

All I want to do is sit in bed, relax, and look at some pictures. Catch up on the blog. Well, actually take a nap but that will mess me up.

Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible moms out there. It is a deserved celebration for all the selfless, dedication we give to our children. This Mother's Day started with me being able to get a little more rest as my husband took the kids downstairs. Waking up at 8:30 does wonders for your mental and physical state.

I went downstairs to feed my sweet baby girl and have a cup of coffee. It was nice walking downstairs to find my family there just waiting for me and happy to see me. That really is all I need. Something about having kids, they are genuinely happy to see you, and it makes me feel so blessed and content. After coffee, we got ourselves ready for our Mother's Day brunch.

These sweet girls rock my world. I was getting Keira ready, and I remembered my very first Mother's Day. My sweet Kay wore this pretty little yellow dress, and I couldn't resist having Gaga wear the same one. A little first Mother's Day throwback of my sweet Kay spending our first Mother's Day together. Look at those smiles. She was even getting up on all fours!

Piercing blues eyes on the left and sweet, deep brown eyes on the right. They look so much alike here. The only difference is the eye color (and some chubbier cheeks). The loves of my life. Thank you for making me a mommy. I didn't even know love and life until I met you.