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not all who wander are lost…

not all who wander are lost

My baby girl is a full time walker now. Having two kids who are full time walkers is exhausting, but the world as they see it, is so big and wide and wonderful. I can’t help but wish I could be that small again, just to see the world the way they do.
Believe it or not, that is my garden my little snow white is exploring. It’s grown so tall with plants and weeds that it looks like a jungle to her little eyes. She loves to wander around in there, touching flowers, playing with the hose, and seeing the giant zucchini that come from there. Blue Eyes used to be the same way… but while Snow White toddles around, Blue Eyes is busy in his little cozy coupe, pretending to be a race car.

My sweet babies aren’t so little. And while it’s easy for us to get caught up in the world of PCS-ing, moments like this remind me that as long as we are together, who cares about the upcoming stress of moving. These little moments are the life lessons I need to be reminded of. So while I’m stressing out, this adorable little girl is finding the true meaning of life.

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Reason I’m crying….

Probably a year ago I ran across the most awesome blog every. Reasons My Son is Crying…. If you have kids, you understand. If you don’t have kids, you’ve seen kids like this…. and if you haven’t had either of those, you’ll get a good laugh anyways.

Blue Eyes has had a couple good meltdowns. The first time I tried to wash his blanket….. when I took his crayons away…
Tonight, I thought I’d share one of his current meltdowns.
Reason

Have a good evening!
-MB

Photo Share!!!!

Charmed by Ewe pattern My sweet bug

Charmed by Ewe pattern
My sweet bug

My sweet little blue eyes

My sweet little blue eyes

hooded cowl I tested for zozo's space.

hooded cowl I tested for zozo’s space.

Time goes by

I know I’ve been super quiet lately. Sometimes life just needs you to slow down for a minute and live. My beautiful babies are getting way to big already. The other day I was giving Little Bug a bottle and she pushed my hands out of the way to hold it herself! She’s only three months, where has the time gone? We are getting her baby pictures done very soon, with the same wonderful lady who did Blue Eye’s photos. Michaela Stewart Photography is a wonderful photographer. And with little bug starting to roll places, we needed to get her pictures soon! I can’t wait to see what we come up with.

In other news I got a B on my first paper!! This is one of the toughest teachers I’ve ever seen in my life. He grades as if you were trying to get into UCLA Berkley. Which he reminds us over and over that some of his students have. I’m not trying to get into a University. I’m a mom of two that wants her associates so that I am never the excuse of why my children don’t go to college. Moms always want better for their kids then themselves right? Well, I’m no acceptation, I want my babies to go to college, even if I’m happy with just my cosmetology license or with being a stay at home wife. 🙂

I’m starting to think my son is more like me than I originally thought. He’s not even two and he has managed to scar underneath his eyebrow and another under his lip. Well, last night he managed to take of running and fall into his sippy cup. He busted his chin open and now he has a golf ball sized lump on his chin. It’s so sad, but my little daredevil will be okay.

Hubby is doing good. We’re coming up on PRT season. I say we, because our whole life changes for a couple weeks. We eat healthier, we exercise, and hubby watches what he’s doing so that he makes sure he’s okay with his prt. I don’t mind, in fact, I wish we ate healthier all the time. I do enjoy when we can go for walks in the evenings. I’m sure you military wives can relate to some extent!

I also have my first craft booth! I’m excited to see how it goes. Wish me luck. And if you don’t see me on here for a day or two, I’m getting ready!

-MB

Is it 5 o’clock somewhere?

I have been trying to post the same blog post for almost a week now. Honestly, being a mom of two is definitely more time consuming than I thought. I knew it would be a lot of work, but I was hoping with fingers crossed, that it wouldn’t be to bad. And generally it’s not. But blue eyes likes to push his limits with mommy. And as soon as daddy gets home, he’s back to a perfect little angel, so of course daddy doesn’t believe me. Our little bug is growing like a week. She’s got some seriously chunky cheeks, but the rest of her is as thin as her brother.

Hubby is finishing up school for the semester. That means a ton of proof-reading for me. He’s super smart, but cannot write to save his life. Usually I get a paper full of no punctuation, bullet points, and websites instead of citations. Then we have to sit down together so I can figure out what the heck he’s trying to say. Let’s face it, school is a full-time job for both of us.

We are also leaving at the end of the week to take care of some home repairs back at hubby’s hometown. Can’t say I’m looking forward to that drive with two kids under two. If things go well, we will be picking up my nephew to spend a couple weeks with us as well. So it will definitely be a chaotic trip.

With having baby bug, I’ve of course read everything I can about breast-feeding and pumping. Blue Eyes was such a bad nurser that I was lucky to make it three months with supplementing. He was impatient and hungry all the time, to where it took all of my efforts to even give him three months. I’m glad I stuck with it though, he has really bad allergies and asthma. I can’t imagine how bad it would have been if I hadn’t given him as much breast milk as possible. Little bug on the other had isn’t having any trouble at all. But that doesn’t mean I always like being attached to her. Sometimes I feel banished to my room since we have so many people here all the time. So I stumbled upon this site for mom’s who exclusively pump, and I have to say, it makes me feel so much better!

Naptime Tales

Enjoy the read! I hope to update again soon, but please bear with me as I adjust to our new life. :0) Oh and someone pass me a frozen drink please?
-MB

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Puppies, Haircuts and Mommy’s Day

I can't believe this was just a year ago

I can’t believe this was just a year ago


It’s been hot here. I mean like summer hot. Then again, we never really get a spring or fall, so I’m not surprised. Poor Blue Eyes discovered that if you walk on the patio in bare feet, it will hurt. I felt so bad because I had the water on and I was trying to cool down the area he was playing, but I wasn’t quick enough. After he cried, I put him inside and hubby helped me gather all the dogs. As mean as I feel doing it, It was haircut day yesterday. Blackjack loves it. He lays down and enjoys cooling down while he gets pet. The only part he doesn’t like is around the legs and tail. So we just trim him up and skip the rest. Gamble was so curious and kept getting his nose in the way. So once Blackjack wandered off, he willingly took Blackjack’s spot for a turn. He didn’t do too bad. I was surprised because they weren’t around last summer. Gamble doesn’t have very thick fur, so it only took a couple of minutes to get his undercoat done. Bear wasn’t too bad either. As long as one of us sat there petting his face and telling him he was such a good boy, he didn’t move a whole lot. He did get antsy at first, but can you really blame him? With all our overheating black puppies done, it was time for Domino. Domino is my little lion. He has thick fur and hates getting a hair cut. It’s hard to do a decent job for him. We have to pin him between us and the house and then one person pets and loves on him, while the other person cuts. For all of Domino’s amazing golden colors, his undercoat is almost pure white. So he always looks so funny with a haircut. Pure white body with a golden head and tail. I say give it two weeks and they won’t look so funny. But at least they won’t overheat now. And we never cut it so short that they get sunburnt.

Instead of a sweet mommy’s day boy, I got my little monster. He woke me up by climbing on top of me and bouncing. He then proceeded to run around the house screaming, snuck outside before I could get the door shut. Put all of his toys behind the Aloe plant, which daddy is allergic to, so mommy gets to save the toys. Then while I’m getting the toys, he sneaks inside to throw dog food everywhere and proceed to eat it, even though he knows better. I gave him a waffle, but he decided it was a great thing to share with Domino. I went to let the puppies out and he sneaks into mommy’s room and proceeds to play with the toilet plunger (thank god it’s new) and run around screaming again. All of this in two and a half hours!

Happy Mother’s day to all of you wonderful mothers out there…. hopefully your little monsters are being sweet today. :0)

Blue Eyes discovers Mud Pies

During the day BIL accidently left the back door open after the lawn got watered. It wasn’t a big deal, until Blue Eyes discovered this fact. It got awful quiet, really quick. I looked down for two seconds and looked back up just in time to see Blue Eyes putting muddy hand prints on my leg. Yay for boys! He ran quickly back outside and since he was already covered in mud, I thought I wouldn’t miss the opportunity for a photo op. I ducked back inside and grabbed my camera, making sure my little monster didn’t follow me in. So here is my lovely blue eyes enjoying every moment of the wonderful mud.

what is this gooey stuff?

what is this gooey stuff?

running, running, running.... keep those little feet running

running, running, running…. keep those little feet running

This isn't pie....

This isn’t pie….

Domino could care less that Blue Eyes is covered in mud

Domino could care less that Blue Eyes is covered in mud

Hey this stuff feels squishy!

Hey this stuff feels squishy!

Water!

Water!

Hey something's missing

Hey something’s missing

What gets dirty, must get clean

What gets dirty, must get clean

All clean again

All clean again

Floor Cushions and a good night sleep

My giant floor cushion still needs to be rounded out

My giant floor cushion still needs to be rounded out


I know I’ve been very busy the last couple of weeks. I’ve done a lot of research on floor cushions because my hubby loves to lay on the floor while we watch a movie. After looking and looking, I decided all the cushion patterns were either way to small or else they cost way too much to make. The biggest one I could find was only a third of the size we wanted.
It was slightly disheartening when I wanted to make him the cushion myself. I did find one pattern that wasn’t bad, but it still wasn’t big enough. And it wasn’t removable. Since we have three dogs and an honorary dog, removable and washable is a big must. So I looked at several patterns and created my own. I’m very proud of myself for how it turned out. I still need to make a round filler cushion, but he couldn’t wait, so we stuffed it without temporarily. I looked on Etsy and found out that the smaller cushions were selling for 75-125 dollars a piece! And that didn’t include the stuffing to fill it. It definitely took me 100 in yarn and the stuffing itself was really expensive. I bought enough stuffing to make several more cushions, but I’m not really sure how they will be received. Please let me know how they look and what you’d consider buying them for! The cover is removable, and washable, and the opening has buttons.
My hubby is my reluctant model

My hubby is my reluctant model


My boys seem to like the cushion. I woke up in the middle of the night to find both of them cuddled up on the floor pillow with blankets.
My boys sleeping

My boys sleeping

A Nap in the Sun

It's supposed to be nap in the sun time. :0)

It’s supposed to be nap in the sun time. :0)

Daddy and Blue Eyes enjoying the sunshine

Daddy and Blue Eyes enjoying the sunshine

Sometimes it’s the little moments that make us smile the most. This is a moment I caught the other day, that I wouldn’t trade for anything.