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!