Working part-time has been very good to me, I am absolutely loving having every other day off with my babies but also being able to get dressed up & talk fashion during the week, too. So far though, the days are flying by, & probably like most moms, I feel like my mind is in total overdrive pretty much all the time. I’m bouncing back & forth trying to think of lesson plans, dinner plans, did I pump?, a new fun activity for Waverly, when I fed Avalon last, back to school night, the girls Halloween costumes … Parenthood, right?!
So since my brain is totally in random mode, I thought a random post was in order, too! Here are some things I’ve been thinking about lately, starting with my big girl, who I’m convinced is getting more fun by the day. This girls cracks.me.up.!
|Bow, Shoes & Dress from Zara, Last Season|
Waverly’s first day of school was supposed to be last week, but her & Avalon both got colds (third sister sickness of Avalon’s little three-month life!), so we decided not to send her. They made a really big deal about not sending kids sick, understandably so, we definitely didn’t want to be the idiots who sent their kid coughing the first day. Her first official day was actually yesterday, she did so, so great, I will share soon since I thought a big deal like your first day of preschool deserves a post all of its own!
In the meantime, this story because sometimes you get in situations as a mom that you just can’t believe are even real life, and as crazy as they are, you know you will look back on them laughing one day. The weather has been absolutely beautiful here this week, so I decided to take the girls on a walk to the park to take advantage. I feel like I always struggle on what to bring on trips like that, I usually pack too much & then end up having to carry everything plus two kids home while wondering why I needed any of it since we didn’t even use it. So this time, I just grabbed the solly, my breastfeeding cover, and a drink for Waverly, I didn’t bring diapers or wipes since the park really isn’t that far from our house anyways. Big mistake. Our park is surrounded by water & woods that you can walk through, we were at the water looking for turtles when Waverly told me she had to poop. RIGHT then. I tried to see if she could make it home but she clearly wasn’t having it & I wasn’t about to try to test her ability with that. Especially since I knew she was serious when she told me that everyone in the park could just “put on their goggles so they didn’t see her”, referring to the group of about ten elementary school boys riding their bikes through the woods, and then (since she knew I didn’t have wipes), tried to convince me that she could use the solly wrap to wipe instead. Long story short, I had to let her go, it was a total mess, literally, made worse by the fact that she was wearing a button-down romper that I had a seriously hard time getting off of her (and back on her) while also holding her little sister. Memories. 🙂
In other news, Avalon found her hands & I think we may have a thumb-sucker this time around! Waverly never put her fingers in her mouth, she always preferred a pacifier, we are still struggling with pacis with her so we are hoping Avalon continues to prefer her hands. I know that comes with challenges too, but for now, it is absolutely adorable!
|Headband, Bloomers, Shoes from Gap Last Season|
Some favorites as of lately, one, I got the girls first Christmas present! Is that crazy?! We already have a ballerina doll from Candy Kirby Designs and absolutely love it, so when they came out with their first redhead, AND I saw that she had a purple tutu (Waverly’s favorite color), I couldn’t pass it up. If you haven’t checked out their site you must, they also have the cutest clothes & blankets for little ones!
Also, Kelly from Thirty-One recently sent me some products, all of which are great! They are the best for organizing just in general, which I am all about, we have been using these caddies for everyday supplies for the girls.
And lastly, I recently worked with the Happiness Boutique, which has the cutest stuff ever! They sent me a necklace (sold-out, similar here), I don’t usually wear statement necklaces but this one is perfect and not over the top at all! I love pairing teal with just about everything & know I will get lots of wear out of this.
And that’s enough randomness for today. 😉 Halfway through the week, friends!
What adorable pictures, lady! And oh my goodness, the poop story, eeeeek! Way to handle it, mama.
Poor girls! Being sick is the worst! I'm so glad to hear that her first day was great tho 🙂
Cute necklace! Ooh my gosh at the poop story. I didn't think about going places without really close bathrooms now that we are doing the potty thing. Target's is nice and close haha! And, Aria was a finger chomper but grew out of it on her own. I preferred that to pacis too!
That first picture of Waverly is so cute! I can just imagine what she was doing in the picture, dancing or something, its the perfect pose!
Oh gosh, the poop story! I'm sure it was traumatic at the time, but looking back definitely something to laugh at! Ha. Oh parenthood, so glamorous!
And don't get me started on Avalon, I swear she gets cuter and cuter by the day! LOVE that outfit and that bow on her!
Ahhhh, I can totally relate to the poop story! Cam is STILL in diapers, so I usually bring them everywhere. Of course, the one day I pick him up from school and decide to get him a hair cut, he poops while we're waiting for his turn. I had to use wet paper towels to clean him in the bathroom (that didn't have a changing table, of course) then drive home as quickly as possible so he didn't pee in the car seat. FUN TIMES! 🙂 Then I had some wine. 🙂 I am so glad Waverly is loving school! I can only imagine everyone loves her! xoxo
LOL omg….. poopin' in the "woods". Love it! You gotta tell that to her future husband! Glad you're loving part-time! I am loving it so much, too!!
Ha ha ha!! That poop story is awesome and something I think every mom has in their blackmail pocket. 🙂 I'm already thinking about Christmas a bit too. Ha ha! It's only 100 days away you know.
Can't wait to hear about Waverly's first day! Finn is on his second cold too thanks to big brother. Breaks my heart but I like to think they are building strong immune systems. And since you are nursing (and pumping) you can always sneak some breastmilk into cereal or smoothies for Waverly to help her recover quicker.
Ahh, Porter is a thumbsucker too, and it's the BEST! So sweet – love those little gals of yours. <3
I am dying laughing about that poop story, mama. Mostly because it TOTALLY sounds like something that would happen to me, lol! OH, Waverly! That will be a funny memory one day for sure:) Sweet Avalon looks presh in those pics!
Mia begs me multiple times a week to let her ride a bus to school… poor girl has to wait a whole year! And even then she won't get to ride a bus, ha ha!
That poop story is too good! I have the worst poop story about a boy I was babysitting. It's somewhere in blog archives actually. It was THAT BAD that I had to blog about it, ha ha! And when I think of that, maybe it's okay if Mia just stays in diapers forever. Right?! (Totally not serious!! She'll get potty trained, ha!)
LOVE your necklace! I didn't see that!! But I love my earrings from Happiness Boutique! They have the cutest stuff!
Your park story had my literally laughing out loud. I know there will be plenty of moments like that in this house as well… Like the time we were at the zoo, eating lunch on a bench when Marcus had to pee right this second. He didn't even give me a chance to stand up. He just walked to the side of our bench, pulled his pants down, and owed right there on the walking path – where everyone and their mother could see. Fun times.