Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Let's Look: Favorite #OOTD

Happy Wednesday!!

I am linking up today for Let's Look---What's Your Favorite #OOTD with Shay and Erika! That's outfit of the day for anyone that hasn't caught onto that lingo yet.....to be honest, I had to Google it only a couple of months ago.  
We just got back some of our family pictures and while a particular 3 year old didn't cooperate very well, I did love our outfits so I thought I'd share those!  We actually did these pictures with Gavin's family so we coordinated pretty well with the big group.

We ended up planning the session pretty short notice so I felt a little limited on what I could find.  I turned to Old Navy thought and felt happy with what I was seeing.  I had found everything online at Old Navy but since the girls are in between sizes right now, I wanted to got to the store to actually see them.  When I got there, they didn't have anything I had originally picked out and our store has about zero toddler clothes so I had to dig.  I was also the crazy person laying everything out on the floor making sure I liked it together and sending pictures to my sister in laws to get their thoughts.
Treyton was also recovering from pneumonia so I feel like he looks a tad pale.  He was also uncooperative.  At one point, the 16 of us were lined up for a group shot and he was sitting four feet away in the grass.......  #why

I wore a simple gray dress.  You can't see it very well here but it is super comfy, and it will be a staple as my classroom warms up.  I wore my Toms Wedges that I adore.

Gavin wore the same jeans he has worn in every set of family pictures we've ever taken. ;-)  I also picked him up a navy button up that had "polka dots all over it".  He looked wonderful although I'm not sure he will choose to wear it often.
This was about as good as we got with the three of them.  It was also super windy and did a number on their fine hair.

Taylor had a super cute chambray dress on and brown sandals.
Trynlee has my favorite piece on--a striped romper.  I wish I could find one in my size.  She had the same brown sandals as Tay.
Treyton wore shorts from Target.  They're the Cat and Jack brand.  His shirt is old but I'm fairly certain it is from Carters, and his shoes are Toms.

I wasn't able to find either of the girls' outfits online any longer unfortunately!

I love when outfits pull together like this.  I may have to take them back out and see if I can get some smiles for Christmas cards.

If you'd like to blog next month, here is the topic! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Weekend Recap

This will be rather short and sweet!  Not because we didn't have a busy weekend, but because it involved a sick kid and a farming husband.  Therefore, I apparently didn't take many pictures!
Poor buddy wanted to be outside soo badly but his eyes couldn't lie that he didn't feel well.
I am SOOOO over this winter/spring weather swings and the sickness that has come with it.  I got the text from daycare around 1 on Friday letting me know that Treyton had a 102 degree fever and couldn't stop coughing.   Because he had pneumonia only three weeks ago, I called our pediatrician and they had us come in to check it out.  A finger prick and chest x-ray later, they think he has a virus.  (Which must be true, because several others at daycare also have it, including Trnylee.) We did take advantage of the nice weather that evening though.
Saturday morning included a bridal shower in town and Gavin heading to the farm bright and early.  Since it hasn't stopped raining and with rain in the forecast, they're starting to feel the pinch.  My mom came to watch our kiddos due to having a sick one, and taking all three of them to a bridal shower on my own sounds kind of painful. #nopictures

Treyton ended up going with my mom to the farm so he could ride in the tractor a bit.  The girls and I may have snagged a nap and then headed to a Cinco Day Mayo get together.  It was bizarre to only have the girls with me, although I still don't feel like I ever got to sit down.  Treyton wanted to go to bed at my parents and then come home with Gavin, but him and my mom showed up back at home around 9:00 because he wanted his mom. #mamasboy #onlywhenhessick  
Gavin rolled into the garage shortly after 1 and was back out the door around 7 Sunday morning.  Due to a returning fever, my mom came back and kept our kids, (Seriously, can't explain how blessed we are!) so that I could make it to our nephew's baptism.
Sunday afternoon called for lonnngg naps from all of our kiddos and then the rain came which brought Gavin home from the farm.  We grilled up some steaks and called it quits super early!
I'll be back tomorrow with a "Let's Talk" post!  Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Taylor and Trynlee: 18 Months

18 Months!
I know that it is super cliche to say that time has flown.....but it has!  I can still remember how scary their first couple of days were, how painfully slow our time in the NICU was, and that first day at home.  But as I spent some time today falling through a rabbit hole looking at pictures of them, I can truly say that so much of it is a blur!  It makes me kind of sad, as my babies are now toddlers, but so happy to watch them grow into lively, funny, happy little people.
Taylor continues to be an inch or so taller and a pound or so heavier.  Trynlee is just a petite little thing, although everyone would guess the opposite.
They are FUNNNYYY!!!  They both giggle and are starting to know when they are being funny.  They also are starting to throw fits.  Trynlee likes to throw herself on the floor and Taylor is beginning to throw things when she gets mad. I have a feeling that this next year is going to be loads of fun...in more ways than one. :-)

Clothes: 
12-18 month stuff depending on the brand.  Typically small pants than tops.
Food: 
Anything and everything!  They both love fruit, but Trynlee especially loves meat.

Sleep: 
We certainly can't complain.  They both sleep religiously through the night and take 1-2 decent naps throughout the day. 
Taylor sleeps with her blankey and a paci.  (I need to just take it away but I'm a tad selfish with my own sleep.)
Trynlee has recently started wanting a blankey as well and also likes to take a sippy of water with her to bed.

Diapers: 
Still rocking Size 3
Favorites:
SHOES--like obsessed!
Carrying clothes around and trying to put them on
Ball pit
High chairs (buckling)
Baby stroller
Push toys outside
Easter eggs
Being in the sandbox outside
Stroller rides
Stealing toys from each other and "running"
Showers
Hair:
Trynlee got her first haircut on Easter weekend to try and shape up her mullet a little bit.  I'm happy to report that it looks a tad better!  Phew!
Taylor's hair is getting really long in the front and has to be in a pony or it is in her eyes.  She also has some curls in the back by her neck, which I have no idea where they have come from.
Speech:
Taylor: no, mama, Daddy, Mya, puppy, ball, shoes, eyes, blankby (blankey), more, paci, seat, and will mimic just about anything.
Trynlee: no, Mya, mama, daaa, eyes, shoes, noes, seat, drink, Tay Tay, and likes to yell/grunt more than anything.

We love you baby girls and are so so blessed to get to be your parents!



Thursday, May 2, 2019

Word of the Month: May

I can't believe that it is already May!  I'd love to say that we will be done with school this month but that just isn't the case. #grr

A new month, means a new goal!

If you're new around here, instead of making a New Year's Resolution, I have been making a new goal each month.  I have LOVED this to be honest!  The short term goals just seem much more attainable in this phase of my life, and I am able to set them for what I really need to work on at the time.

If you'd like to go back and read any of my other posts, here they are!
January--Junk Free!

To be totally honest, March and April didn't go exactly as I wished they would have but I am SLOWLY learning that I have to give myself grace.  While I would love to workout 5-6 mornings a week, there are times when my kids need me at 4:30 in the morning and therefore it just doesn't happen.  In the moment, I would love to say that I just take in all of the snuggles, but that's not exactly reality.  I tend to be pretty grumpy about it!  Looking back, even mid morning, I know that holding them for that half an hour to an hour is exactly where I needed to be and those moments will pass all too quickly.

My goal for May is MORNINGS!!

May gets hard, friends!  The end of the school year is exhausting, along with it being nice out and my own kids playing outside past their bedtimes.  I don't like to miss out on that so I tend to leave all of the dishes and picking up until they're in bed.  Due to that, I tend to struggle to just pop out of bed like I normally do.  I know myself though, and I know that my day goes SOOO much better if I just get up and get things started!

So with my MORNING goal, I want to--
--Do 1 load of laundry EVERY morning (wash, dry, fold, and put away)
--Tidy up anything that didn't get done the night before
--Workout
--Eat breakfast

While none of those things are very hard for me to do, when I fall behind, I often feel like I'm drowning by Thursday.  I'm hoping by setting this goal for myself that this month won't be quite as exhausting.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Weekend Recap


 Happy Tuesday, Friends!  I can't say that this is really going to be a "Top 10" as I didn't take a ton of pictures apparently. It was a rainy, snowy, windy weekend at the end of April which kept Gavin home from the farm.  It was a nice little break of solo parenting but I'm also ready for him to just get it all done!
While Trynlee is a fairly clean eater, Taylor is NOT!  She also has grown accustomed to feeding Mya anything that she doesn't want.  On this particular night, she just let Mya eat right off of her fork.  Taylor is soooo funny, guys!  I wish I could bottle up her cheesy little grins and laughs.

We ate up every second of the nice weather Friday night before the winter storm rolled in.  
The girls really like the sidewalk chalk.
We just hung out in the driveway and colored while Treyton played basketball with Jamison and Payton.  Gavin was supposed to be home early but ended up getting hung up at the farm for a while.
He's working hard on learning how to dribble!
They were filthy but oh so happy!  

It snowed/sleeted/rain ALL day on Saturday so we had a really low key day!  We started it off with pancakes and then didn't do much of anything!
The girls have learned how to get up on our fireplace, and this was the grin I got from Taylor after telling her to get down for the 800th time that morning.
Someone ALWAYS gets hurt in these wrestling matches but the girls won't ever back down from a good pig pile.
Treyton and I ran into town quick to get him some new tennis shoes that he could put on by himself.  He really wanted tie shoes for Christmas but he needed some he could easily get on and off.  We may or may not have came home with a pair of Crocs as well.  Gavin wasn't overly impressed to say the least.

Sunday was also really low key and while Gavin went to the farm, the rest of us may have taken a three hour nap.  It felt soooo good!

Mya spends most of her time outside now because she likes to swim in our pond and drag dead animals into our front yard to chew on.  But when she is inside, she loves to get all the snuggles she can.
I finally got all of the Easter stuff put away....other than the eggs.  All three of our kids have LOVED playin with them, and Trynlee is slightly obsessed.  She likes to just climb on in and throw them all out and then proceeds to put them all back in.

That's all I've got!  Have a great day, and I'll be back tomorrow for my goal for the month of MAY!