Friday Things

Oh Friday, we are so very happy to see you! 🙂  It’s just been one of those weeks our way, the kind where you feel like the universe just has to be against you.  The kind where every single time you sit down to breastfeed your five-month old, your toddler is screaming bloody murder that she needs you to wipe her because she’s pooped for the third time that day.  The kind where you pack both girls up to take them to lunch just to get out of the house and then watch the older one spill two huge glasses of water within twenty minutes of each other.  The kind where your baby refuses to nap so you give up & go to Target, but come home with a bunch of random stuff and not even close to what you went for.

 It’s definitely been one of my hardest parenting weeks to date & I totally deserve a bottle of wine after it.  Yet I’m choosing to focus on the positive, that even with all of the frustrating moments, there was so, so much good.  Waverly talking ALL of the time about her “best friend” at school, her name is Sara and their title as besties became official this week.  Avalon getting so close to sitting up, one of my favorite milestones!, and belly laughing during peekaboo.   Waverly using our carry-me-potty in the parking lot (yep, the parking lot) during errands the other day & asking me how to flush it.  And the one that always sticks with me the most, the two older ladies sitting next to us at lunch just watching our three-ring circus with the biggest smiles on their faces.  Clearly wishing they could go back in time to when their kids were that little.
   The days are long but the years are short.

Avalon’s Burgundy Onesie & Hat (Similar)

I wanted to share a few of the things I have my eye on right now, this time of year is the worst for sucking me in & making me want everything!  One, these flats from Old Navy.  So cute for the price & so versatile!  Two, this dress for the littles, I love maroon for the holidays and love it even more with the velvet.  And my favorite, this advent calendar for the holidays, we have one but I definitely want to switch it out for this!  LOVE!

Happy, happy weekend!



  1. November 13, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    This was totally how life was for me last week/weekend! Kicked my butt but it definitely makes me appreciate the good and happy moments that much more! You are an amazing mom, Ashley!! Cheers to the weekend!

  2. November 13, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Ha ha ha! It sounds like you've had a similar week to is. Goodness it is so trying but so worth the frustration. You've got this momma! 🙂 keep up the great work.

  3. November 13, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    I know all about those weeks, girl!!! Hang in there! Plus, your girls are the cutest! Avalon is really starting to look like Waverly! I love it!!!

  4. November 13, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Love that in spite of the difficulty of the week, you're choosing to look at the positive things–and there are lots. Those two beautiful girls being the biggest positives! 🙂

  5. November 13, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    My sister is currently on her way to my house to help relieve me after a week of much the same, mama. And a husband who has been on call every other day. Life has kicked my BUTT this week, so I totally understand where you are coming from. Trying desperately to remember that quote – the days are long but the years are short, because I know it is so very true.

  6. November 13, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    These two… the cutest! Love her windowpane dress!

  7. November 13, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Sweet about the older ladies watching the show with smiles. It may be crazy but there is so much love too.

  8. November 13, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    The days are long, for sure, but I am not wishing this time away!! Target is ON POINT with their Christmas collections this year! Love that advent calendar!! Happy Weekend, friend!

  9. November 13, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Same week here, too. I even posted about it today, too. We are all in this together. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  10. November 13, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    We had a bit of a rough week too! And I was seriously just thinking about how I know a time will come when I will yearn for the days of cooking with a baby on my hip. Of toys strewn across the floor, and a messy cluttered house. They are sure hard, but I am trying to enjoy them!

  11. November 13, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Most favorite quote to date! So so true. So glad you still had some positives to celebrate through all the hard times this week. Wishing you the happiest of weekends! Love ya! xoxo

  12. November 13, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Seriously how freaking cute is your family? Insta stalked (check) blog stalked (check) haha seriously so glad I found my way here! And can I just say Waverly & Avlon are the cutest names?? So funny she carried around her potty haha she must be so excited to use it and show it off 🙂 I used to nanny and I would get lots of stares with my little circus as we went out in public. Sometimes you just gotta let them win haha
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  13. November 14, 2015 / 3:42 am

    sigh. i hear ya. being a mama is tough work.
    if it makes you feel any better, this week my daughter peed in the grass in a median at a starbucks!

  14. November 14, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Yes, this time of the year totally makes me want all the things! Isn't it just the sweetest when kids start making "best" friends?! Owen has friends Kolby who he calls his best buddy and I just love that he has this great friendship. Have a nice weekend!!

  15. November 14, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    That picture of A with Sophie in her high chair just killed me dead. Love her!!

  16. November 15, 2015 / 4:05 am

    LOVE that advent calendar!!! We don't have one and I probably don't need one but you make me want this one!

  17. November 15, 2015 / 5:07 am

    Parenting is SO hard sometimes but so rewarding all the time. There are days I wonder if I'll make it but like you, I wouldn't trade this life for anything!

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