Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coping with Two

Time for a post about the kiddo's!
Ok, so i know this post is soooo long overdue. But at least Im getting around to it right??

Being a Mom of two...that's right, TWO.. kids has been a great experience so far. In my opinion, this is WAY easier than having one, for the most part. I suppose because I had no clue what I was doing and the first is just SUCH a shock to your system. I now know what to expect and how to handle things, again, for the most part. Our days are definitely more busy and sometimes I feel like I just can't keep up with everything. Cleaning, keepings the kids happy, making meals, my photography, all while setting time aside for myself so I don't go insane. My days absolutely fly by! But it really has been good :) By this time I was already in my post partum depression and it just plain old sucked! But I love my life. I have a fun and energetic little boy and a beautiful, funny, happy little girl. My heart is so full.

The Boy:

-Ben is 2.5 years old now and is learning more words everyday. He is getting better at communicating with us, which is so great because he will now use words instead of screams.
-We are currently learning colours and letters and numbers. He's doing....alright.
-He is STILL not potty trained. He is nuts. He will go on the potty sometimes. But if he has anything on his bottom (underwear or pants or pullup) he will just go in that. Sometimes he will hold it in until he has his diaper on for nap! I have no idea what to do. We've tried treats. Maybe we will do presents. ( i will just rewrap all his toys he already has lol).
-He still takes naps (2 hours) and sleeps 11-12 hours at night.
-He loves anything electronic.
-His favourite toys are cars.
-One of my favourite things he does is; whenever he gets in trouble or gets caught doing something naughty, he will run up to you and give you a big hug and kiss. I mean, it's so hard to punish him after that! He's a clever one.
-He is a pro swimmer (with floaties). I thank Hawaii for that.

Currently Im not super loving his hair. But I have no idea what style to do to it. Maybe a faded hair cut?? I don't know. His hair is just so hard to keep nice with it this length.

He was King Max for Halloween this year and I about died from his adorableness!

The Girl:

-5 months old. I have no idea her weight. But she's little.
-We attempted food this week. Mistake. She's been up all night for the past 2 nights just trying to get it out. So so so fussy. But she got it all out today! During Church. ya I had to throw that onesie in the garbage. And of course I didn't bring any extra clothes. But thanks goodness for great sisters in my ward who have extra baby clothes in their diaper bag! She also took a short bath in the mothers lounge sink haha. Classy.
-I had her sleeping through the night at 2.5 months old. But then at about 3.5 months she came down with a super bad fever so that kinda messed her up. It took a week to get her back on schedule and sleeping again. But then 2 days later we left for Utah and that REALLY screwed her up. AND once we got back she got another fever. So it's been pretty brutal. We are currently still trying to get her back on schedule so she sleeps again. She is currently in bed for 12 hours and waking 2 times to feed and she takes 3-4 naps a day.
-She has the cutest smile and laugh.
-She drools like no other and is always chewing on something
-She is still a tummy girl and she is getting better at being on her back
-She LOVES other babies. 
-We are still nursing
-She wants to crawl SO BAD. She is always scootching and trying to get up on her knees. She's an active one!
-no sign of any teeth yet
-She is just finding her toes and playing with them
-and, shes basically the cutest thing ive ever seen.

I love my kids and I hope they grow to be great friends.
Ben tried to play with her and she sometime responds.
But she always smiles when he enters the room!
Having one of each gender is so wonderful.
I get the best of both worlds!

Love them!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Simple Winter Staple

As much as I hate the cold, I love the clothes that come with it. I absolutely love sweaters. LOVE THEM! Especially big ones. They are so comfy and warm and they are a definite staple in my winter closet. And I love that you can pair them with flats and make it casual or dress it up a bit with a heel. This sweater is from joe (aka Superstore). Has anyone else noticed that joe has REALLY stepped up their game in their clothing the past few years!?? Because I most definitely have. They have THE cutest things. Especially for kids! It may be my new favourite place to shop. Everything is so affordable and they have the biggest selection ever. I hope everyone is excited for Christmas, because I AM!!!! I haven't had Christmas in Canada for 2 years and I can barely hold back my excitement! I only have like 5 weeks left to shop....Id better get a move on.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cozy Chic

I love love love a good baggy sweater/cardigan!!! And again, I love me a good brown boot for Fall. As of late, I've been getting into Hats. I never wear hats because my hair is so big and thick so they don't usually fit on my head properly. But I've decided I need to put more effort into making it work because I think they just finish off a look so well! Soon we will be heading down to Utah for my Brother in Law's wedding and I can't wait for the weather down there because, seriously, it's about to snow here and Im a little upset about it. I hear so many good things about Utah Fall weather and I can't wait to show you guys some pictures of our trip. So stay tuned!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Wear Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) I decided to wear pink for my Outfit Of The Day. Pink isn't a colour I would normally wear but I thought it was appropriate for this outfit post. My husband, Maikal, has an Aunt and Grandma who suffered through Breast Cancer. They both fought and Both are still alive today because of modern medicine. Those two ladies are inspirations and we love them to no end! So today I am encouraging everyone who is reading this Blog post to Wear Pink and spread the word for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ready For Fall

It's fall!! And that means Fall Clothing!!! It's my favourite style of clothing. I love all the layers and warm, neutral colours. I'm a red head, and my colour pallet is Autumn!
One of my favourite pieces to use in my fall outfits is a nice denim top. You can do so many things with it! And who doesn't love a good brown boot!?? They basically go with everything!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Breaking Bad Habits: Nail Biting Addition

Today Im going to be talking about breaking bad habits. Specifically Nail Biting!!
It is probably the hardest habit I have ever had to break! It's like an addiction. You just NEED to do it! And sometimes you do it without even knowing. I think when nail biters walk into a theatre, that's it. Your nails are done son! I have to physically prepare myself when I walk into a movie now. It's also one of the most disgusting habits. There is so much dirt and germs under those nails! YUCK!

I started nail biting at around the age of 12 I think. I didn't know any better. I just saw my brother doing it so I just randomly started as well. Have you ever seen the Lord of the Rings?? Well there are a few scenes up close of Frodo handling the ring and all I notice are his nasty chewed up finger nails. And I kid you not, my fingers looked identical to his! Little stubs.

I thought I was never ever going to be able to break this habit.
I've attempted countless times and failed each time over and over again.

So how did I break this assumable unbreakable habit??
2 things:

One day I decided to do yet another attempt. This was about 4 years ago. I decided this time I would
go out and purchase an actual nail kit. I was only using a nail file and nail polish up until this point.
I had no idea how a lot of the tools worked. But I slowly figured it out.
I cleaned up what was left of my nails at that point then put clear nail polish on top.
I think seeing my nails look that decent and knowing all the work I put into
cleaning them up helped out alot. Now this was only 50% of what helped me break it.

The other 50% was this guy.
My husband.

Ya. Scary.
He also thinks that nail biting is absolutely nasty so he would yell at me every time
my hands went up to me mouth. I told him to keep doing that because it seemed to work!!

Sometimes it would be an all day thing. It felt like every minute I was hearing "AAAAaaaAAAAaa!!!"
It made me realize how bad it really was and how often I was doing it.

So mix correct nail care and someone that screams at you, 
you get this!!!

Pretty nails!!! Now I can actually put nail polish on without it looking like a blobby mess!
I can do cute details like sparkly tips!! I've never had tips!!
And you REALLY know you've made it when not only can you see white,
but you can see your nails when you flip your hands around and you can see the tips from the other side!

I'm actually ridiculously proud of myself haha.
I thought it would never happen and I would have stumpy frodo fingers for the rest of my life!

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Diva and a Dog

It's Fashion Friday!!!!
Do I also love to dress up my sister and make her model?? Yes. Yes I do. She is rocking two of my most favourite fashion trends right now. A side braid and booties. She is also rocking one of the best accessories ever!!!! Her Pup! Kita is one of the most gorgeous dogs I've ever seen. And for good reason! She has a dog groomer as a mom. My Rebecca recently started her own Dog Grooming business called 'Posh Paws' up in Drayton Valley, AB. So look her up if your dog needs a good make-over!