Being Brickner : Tuesday Thoughts

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday Thoughts

I'm kicking Tuesday off with some random thoughts & faves of the moment!

1 - The Olympics!!  We have had so much fun watching them this year.  I think the summer olympics will always hold a special place in my heart because four years ago, they were on during the first couple of weeks that we brought a newborn Waverly Maye home from the hospital!  It definitely helped with the sleepless nights.  This time around, Waverly's been watching them with us and loves swimming the most, since she just finished swim lessons & likes to wear goggles just like all the big-time swimmers, even in the bath.  The other day I realized that she will be EIGHT years old the next time they are on - I just can't.

2 - I shared some looks for toddlers the other day here, & recently also found some boots that I love for Waverly.  We got these and these, both are affordable and Waverly loves them because she is all into doing everything on her own these days, and she can put them on "all by myself, mama".

3 - I am still breastfeeding Avalon, and have mixed emotions about it.  Waverly weaned herself around 11 months, so the fact that we are still going strong (very strong, she would go all day if I let her), is all new territory for me.  Of course I love holding her and the bonding time and am forever grateful for it, but it can also be exhausting.  I have no plans to wean her now, but have been working to get her down (at least for naps) without me feeding her first.  Also, not for nothing, one of my boobs is currently at least one size bigger than the other and she has started to bite.  Good thing she is cute.

4 - I love these floral crib sheets so, so much!!!  They also have a matching duvet as well, the print is so beautiful that I could easily have it in both girl's rooms and never grow sick of it.

5 - Waverly told me that she had to go to the bathroom the other day and then said "and mom, I need some privacy, ok?".  Really, because I haven't had privacy in the bathroom in four years.

6 - A new walker might just be the cutest thing that existed in the history of ever.  I never want her to be sturdy on her feet and could watch her all day long.  That's all. :)

7 - It's been fourteen months since Avalon was born, and watching the relationship between the girls grow each day is still the most rewarding part of parenting for me.  It's not seamless and it definitely has it's challenges, but the sweet moments between them are what life is all about.  These pictures describe them perfectly, Waverly's obsession with her baby sister is still strong as ever, she wants to hold her, kiss her, and hug her all day long.  Avalon adores Waverly and rolls with pretty much anything she does most of the time, until she doesn't. ;)  But still no one can make her laugh louder than her big sister, she absolutely adores her and giving them each other is one of the best things I have ever, ever done.


Most days at least one of us is in a swimsuit.

Hope you had a lovely weekend and start to the week!
XO

10 comments:

  1. I have the same fondness for the summer olympics. Cam was so tiny the last night they were on. And just stop with the fact that our oldests will be 8 the next time it's on. OMG!

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  2. So funny how we all remember the last Summer Olympics! I was pregnant with Noah and on bed rest. We had just moved and I was really excited to watch, and then our tv wasn't set up right away and I was so upset!!!

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  3. We love the Olympics, too. Cash was a few months old during the London games. It was our bonding. ;) And I'm not very happy that you pointed out that our kiddos will be 8!!!!! Next time the summer Olympics are on. Lol!

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  4. These pictures are so sweet of the girls and congrats on making it this far with breastfeeding! That is amazing!!!! Hang in there through the biting stage.

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  5. Swimsuit days are the best! And those two sisters are the sweetest. Can't enough pictures of their sweetness.

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  6. My boobs are all jacked up too lol! I feel the same, this extended nursing this is uncharted territory for me. I'm not sure what I'm doing! But I know that I love it. So I'm glad she does too :)

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  7. DYING over the boob situation, Im in the same boat! Which is SO weird because I never had this problem when Kinsey was nursing. Im hoping everything evens out haha!

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  8. ah! i keep thinking about the olympics 4 years ago, too! i was making my son's first birthday cake while watching track and field! now he just turned FIVE! crazy...

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  9. Holy crap, 8 years old.... I don't even wanna think about that. But yes! We love the Olympics!! and sisters... so sweet!!

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  10. Those girls together is just the cutest thing!
    We're still going strong (oh so strong) with the nursing, too. And, I'm right there with you. So many mixed feelings about it.
    The Olympics! We are big fans of it all. I just wish they came around more than every four years!

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