Being Brickner : Friday Things

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Things

Happy, happy Friday!  First, I wanted to thank you all so very much for your sweet comments on Avalon's nursery.  For those who asked, here is the link to the first pallet wall my husband did in our living room about a year ago.  For both walls, all of the wood was completely free, found either on craig's list or literally on the side of the road.  I can vividly remember driving around Virginia Beach this winter, me with my growing belly & Waverly in the car seat, searching for wood that someone didn't want anymore.  We are all about free, it leaves room to spend money in other places, so it's the best project ever! :)

In other news, Avalon is getting more alert by the day, plus her smiles are getting more frequent & intentional, we all can't get enough!  She is happiest in the mornings, we all love to see who can get her to smile the biggest, especially Waverly.  And speaking of Waverly, just when I thought they looked alike before, I am convinced they are getting more similar all of the time.  Their newborn pictures are seriously identical, we have twins three years apart!

Swaddle Blanket & Headband
Along with Avalon's longer awake times have come some serious "hold me or I will scream my head off" moments, apparently the girls personalities aren't as different as we thought.  Along with her pure sweetness, Avalon definitely has some spunk to her, which truly is one of the many things we love about Waverly so we are rolling with it. ;)  She is not afraid to let us know what she thinks, we have quickly learned that girlfriend likes to be held & does not like the car seat.  As far as the being held thing, I am so thankful for my solly wrap, I have been wearing her so much & really love having her close all of the time just as much as she does.  From having Waverly, I know how fast this whole thing goes so I am just soaking it in while I can.  The car seat is an entirely different story, she hates it so much that I'm thinking the cars a few miles away can hear her.  I feel so bad for her (& seriously consider never leaving the house again), but just keep remembering that this is just a phase, especially when I look at Waverly (who did the exact same thing!) one car seat over staring at her like she is crazy. I have decided that's one of the things that makes having a second easier, the first time around you feel like tough things like that are going to last forever, where as now I know different. 
Thankfully. :)

We celebrated my mom's birthday this week, Waverly & I baked cupcakes, went to the waterpark with her, and we are having a family dinner tonight!  We are really so, so thankful for her, I'm sure others can relate, but being a mom myself has made me realize how lucky I am & how much she really has has done for me my entire life.  I couldn't have made it through these first weeks with both girls without her, as someone with two extra hands to help, but also as emotional support whenever I have needed it.   I am so glad that these ladies get to grow up with a Glamma like her.


For the record, I feel really bad now about all those times that I was a hormonal hot mess of a high school girl, someone please remind me of this when I have TWO girls in high school at the same time. OMG.

And lastly, an outtake from our pictures for Glamma!  This picture cracks me up, Avalon started getting upset & Waverly just sighed, put her hand on her head to console her, & started to eat her cupcake.  Waverly, I don't blame you & yes Avalon, you have already mastered the bottom lip pout, I will give you whatever you want, forever, whenever you do it.


Enjoy your weekend!
XO

17 comments:

  1. I love when babies get old enough to smile, it's so sweet. And that picture with Avalon, Waverly and the cupcake is sooooo funny and precious! Have a fabulous Friday, pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Driving in the car with a baby who hates the car seat can be torture! I remember feeling the same way with noah... That it would always be that way! He would be fine if someone was in the back entertaining him so I would be crazy and have my mom drive with us everywhere and I would sit back there when my husband drove. Such a bad habit for all of us because we still do it!!! Crazy first time parents!

    ReplyDelete
  3. oh my word! THIS POST is too adorable--the girls are so cute! and avalon's nursery--ALL THE HEART EYES.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm all about free too! I hope y'all have a great dinner celebrating your mom. I've heard a lot of moms rave about the solly wrap, I'll have to look into it. Cute pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gah! You are so fortunate to have found all that free pallet wood! I'm always on the hunt for that stuff but apparently it's a rare commodity here. Such a bummer.
    That swaddle and headband - swooning x1000. And, oh my goodness, yes, Waverly and Avalon look so much alike. It will be so fun to see how similar/different they look as they grown.

    And that last picture? HAAAA!!! Love.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Awww it looks like Avalon is waving hi in the second picture! Too cute!
    I love how caring Waverly is with her--you can tell she's already a protective big sister!

    ReplyDelete
  7. That last picture is hilarious!! No fun having a baby who hates the car seat. Mine has started hating it, but only when I pick him up from 'school,' so the 15 minute ride home is torture!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my word, that last photo is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! :) Dying!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the outtake and the story behind it! Your girls are the BEST!
    I never wore Mia so I'm excited to wear baby boy as much as I can! I'm sure I'll be needing the hands free anyway!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Awww at that last photo of the two girls. Oh and that little one is definitely workin the lower lip pout. Hahaha. Oh too too cute!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Aww, what cute photos!!! Hope you have a great weekend!! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  12. My daughter cried in the car seat the first year of her life. You read that right. One year.
    She's almost 4 and the sweetest thing ever. It passed and she doesn't believe is when we tell her that. Sweet girls you have.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Aww that last picture! Too funny. And that pout! Man, she's got it down already!
    I remember those terrible car seat days. Mason HATED his infant car seat with the fire of a thousand suns. I swear I didn't want to go anywhere either. We loved him into his big boy carseat (facing backwards of course) earlier than normal probably (6 or 7 months) but it made a WORLD of difference and he was SO happy. It was so worth it! Girlfriend needs leg room! lol.
    Hope you guys have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I want to be called Glamma! That is the best name ever! Though I can wait another 22 years before Ellie has a babe....,ha!

    I wonder if A is uncomfortable in the car seat...have you tried fitting her in different styles?

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hahah that last picture is everything!! Your girls are going to be such besties!

    ReplyDelete