So the bad news? It's been 13 days since I last blogged. The good news? There are only 3 days left in April and I've already committed to ANOTHER Blog-a-Day in May with my friend Jen Lofgren (and pretty Sure Anabelle is on board too!) (Feel free to join in other blogger friends of mine!) Misery loves company, you know. :)
So what has been keeping me from my blog? Well let's see...we got a new member of the family, we went to the county fair, dyed Easter eggs, went swimming, celebrated my 34th birthday, tore through several Easter baskets, drove to Phoenix, hunted for Easter eggs (our first time), etc. Whew! So I'm just gonna ease my way back into my blog here....
Let's begin with the new family member. Because 8 mouths simply weren't enough to feed (2 adults, 3 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog) we agreed to another member of the family. Realize of course, that when I say 'we agreed' what I mean is 'I agreed' and the husband nodded his head like a good husband does. :)
You see, the kids had seen a fish at their Grampa and Genise's house (a Betta) and pretty much thought it was Nemo straight from Sydney Harbor, right before their eyes. Fast forward a month and here on my countertop sits a Crowntail Betta of our very own, courtesy of G and G. One guess what the kids named it. Yep. At last count, the national fish census reported 323, 467 fish named Nemo. We were number 323, 466. Some other kid got a lucky Nemo fish right after us. :) Nobody went for my idea to name her Dorie. I mean come on. She IS blue. :)
Next up? A sleep time update. This one will be short and sweet. They're still in cribs. :) There, now wasn't that easy? And as such, they still sleep from 8-8 and from 1-4 for naps. Sleepy kids=Happy mom. I KNOW! Somedays I'm still disappointed that I gave up on them so soon in toddler beds, but then again, I do love me that long nap...Plus, thanks to my FB friends who steered me in the right direction, we have opted to forgo the whole "toddler bed" thing and go straight to twin beds. So while I'm not ready to put them in twin beds right this minute, I did finally find some bedding I'm actually happy with. I was really struggling with how to proceed with their "big kid room" (OMG, did I just say that?) because I have issues with coordination and symmetry. (Do you remember my crib placement ordeal??) I was really having problems with the idea of putting something really 'themey' for boys (Toy Story, Trucks, etc.) right beside something really flowery or pink. I honestly could not find anything for both boys and girls that coordinated. Until today. The picture below is what I found. It made me smile, so I bought em. And this is what our little nursery turned big-kid-room will soon look like:
I love the colors of both sets AND it allows me to do whatever I want as coordinating pieces on the beds, or on the walls. (Teddy Bears, Dinosaurs, Trucks, Flowers, etc.) The genericness of the bedding allows me to decorate with pretty much any accent pieces else I want. And so, another dilemma solved today. Love it when that happens... :)
Moving on, WE HAD PHOTOS TAKEN! Real ones! Of us! :) I will show you all of them at a later post, but for now, I'll show you a few. (If you're a FB friend, pretend you haven't seen them.) And if you're in my area, and want photos of your very own taken, call SHANNON. Do it. Now! She's with Shannon K Photography and well, she pretty much rocks...
And that is all I have time for in a blog tonight! But don't forget...May 1st is just around the corner! :) Get ready!