Friday Things

If you follow me on Instagram, (ashleywbrickner), you may have seen that we got snow this week! 🙂  To most of you our dusting of barely an inch would hardly be worth mentioning, but for us, it was exciting!!  Last year we randomly had a few snowstorms but have had nothing so far this year (just freezing temps with nothing to show for it), so I have been waiting for Waverly to experience it all winter.
I knew she would love it!

She adored it, every bit of it, so much that all she wanted to do was eat it. 😉  We brought out her breakfast to distract her & she had the best time, she is such an outdoor girl!  The forecast is calling for another round on Monday, we are crossing our fingers for more snow this time.  And hoping if it does, it snows enough for my husband to have to stay home from work too, my five-month pregnant self certainly does not need to be taking Waverly Maye down any hills, though I know one little lady who would be all about that activity.

Along with the snow came a two-hour school delay, which I could not have been happier about!  Keeping it real, I have been throwing myself a bit of a pity party about being a working mom lately.  I like to think of myself as a glass half full kind of person & always try to focus on the positive parts of working, but sometimes it’s just really, really hard.  Getting up at 5:00 each morning is kicking my ass, I usually am fine throughout the day but come late afternoon (when I actually get to be with Waverly), I am exhausted & making it through to (my 8:00) bedtime is a serious challenge.  Maybe the hardest, most days Waverly is still sleeping when I leave, I hate it that I have to go that long without seeing her, especially since the mornings are by far her happiest times.  She really is so much fun to be around, sometimes I am jealous of all the fun she has with other people besides me.  I know it is only going to get harder with two, the thought of leaving both my girls next year scares me on a daily basis.  Yet ultimately I do know there are perks & downfalls to any situation, that my schedule really is ideal, & I have SO much to be thankful for. 
These hormones just aren’t currently doing me any favors.

And in other, less-emotional news, Waverly painted her nails all on her own for the first time this week!  Clear, glitter nail polish for the win, she was OBSESSED & so proud of her little self.  She even tried to bring all four bottles of her new nail polish to dinner, I thought I could have saved the “we don’t paint our nails at the dinner table” comment until her high school years, yet no such luck. 😉

Finally, happy super bowl weekend, friends!!  Eat lots of food & drink a beer for me. 🙂


  1. January 30, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    These pictures are adorable! Love how you can see her joy in each photo!!

  2. January 30, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Seeing little kids play in the snow is great! I used to just enjoy snow to get off work, but now I even like it on the weekends so we can take Noah out to play! Happy weekend!

  3. January 30, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    How sweet is Waverly? Love the pictures of her painting her nails.

    Being a working mom is never easy, I am blessed that I only work part-time now, but even my 3-4 days a week, getting up at 5:00 (at the latest), having to get a toddler ready and out the door (I take him to daycare) for a drop off by 6:30 and then not getting home until almost 6:00pm is HARD. Seriously hard sometimes. I hate missing the best parts of the day too, because like Waverly, my little Alex is best in the morning, and knowing I am at work is hard sometimes. Fingers crossed for an extra snow day for you! xx

  4. January 30, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    that first outfit is just the cutest!

  5. January 30, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Wow, I cannot believe she can paint her own nails!!! That is some serious talent for kiddo her age!!

  6. January 30, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    Oh, be still my heart. Those pictures of her painting her nail are just the sweetest. Seriously, def worthy of framing. Love. It's the epitome of a girl moment.

    And, Mama – I totally understand where you are coming from on the working mom thing. Though I am thankful to get to be at home with Caleb now, I remember distinctly how difficult it was having to get up and get going, and leave him every day all day. So tough. And throw in a pregnancy and the hormones? And whew! That's a lot on your plate! You are doing a great job though, and your little gal knows that you love her more than anything in this world. That is evident by her happy smile in every picture, and the joy she just exudes. She is one lucky little lady!!!:)

  7. January 30, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    How fun that Waverly got to experience snow again this year! And more on the way?! You'll have had far more than us this January which is just ridiculous! It has been far too dry here; its been a big issue!

  8. January 30, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    OH my word, can we talk about her painting her nails all by herself?!!!! SO big!! I love the snow pictures, I think snow is exciting too when it first falls, and so pretty but I get over it quickly when I realize it's going to last for the next X amount of months (we have like 6 month winters here) hah! I'm already wishing for spring!!

  9. February 1, 2015 / 4:22 am

    oh mama I feel ya on the working mom thing. So many days I go back and forth thinking I can do this to what am I doing? With our move recently we have to get the kidos up at 6am and rush out the door so I can make it to work by 720, and im not done til 4pm. Granted its only 3-4 days a week but sometimes I wish we had grandparents to help or one of us stay home. All these things are what circle my head about wanting to add #3 to the mix. I know I have to be crazy even thinking about it!

    • February 4, 2015 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks for relating!!! It definitely is hard – glad we can all at least be in this together! 😉 Hope you are having a great week!

  10. February 1, 2015 / 5:32 am

    OH my goodness! Painting her nails by herself? I die. How adorable is she! I am so impressed! Maybe she can give you a discount on getting your nails done too and hook her mama up 🙂
    Oh and TOTALLY dying over her little wave and cookie in the snow. Such a cutie!

  11. February 2, 2015 / 12:45 am

    Um…those snow pictures are precious! As are the nail polish pictures, lil W is so cute!

    I'm sorry it's such a struggle lady, I wish I could help. I'm not a mommy so I have no words of wisdom, but I can pray for you and your family. Just so you know, your blog radiates joy, positivity and thankfulness, so don't worry about bad days or sharing your real moments here. We all have bad times, so feel it, vent it and then know it will get better! <3 to you!

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