Sunday, December 1, 2013

Life lately, in pictures

Sorry for the lack of interesting posts lately. Lame, first world problem excuse: my pictures are no longer streaming directly from my phone to my computer. What gives? Sooo... I went ahead and did it the old fashioned way, to satisfy curious minds as to what we've been up to lately. 

Short answer: nothing. And, everything! Our days are busy, and routine. We're living the happy, simple, intentional life over here. I've been purging our house of stuff, slowing the pace down intentionally, and keeping the kids home a lot more lately. I want to raise my kids to be happy staying put, to find ways to entertain themselves with what we have in our home, and to recognize get-togethers and playdates, and activities as special and fun. So, that's what we're up to lately. I've been focusing my energy on finding ways to entertain the babes at home, cooking a lot and being mindful of our many blessings.

(How's that for a Thanksgiving weekend sequitur?)

*and for a non-sequitur: my grandma came over this morning and I told her I was making Roasted Squash Bechamel lasagna, and she told me that I should throw my whole squash into the oven without chopping it up at all. She promised it would roast nicely, and be way easier to handle. No surprise: Grandma, the former home-ec teacher, was totally right. Score one for making roasted squash even easier, as if that was even possible!*

Okay. Back to life lately. Here's what we've been up to:
Starting each morning with the kids lined up, watching Daniel Tiger. Note Eeyore nestled between my other two babies. :)
Playing blocks together
Decorating for Christmas. First artificial tree ever. Three days in, and I'm never going back. No needles > needles on the floor
Snuggling with my boy. 
Failing at our attempts to... clear out his intestinal tract 
Ellie plays with playdough, Dash eats
Block building with daddy, a daily pre-bedtime ritual
Nursing our babies
Admiring our thighs
Melting down at Target over God-Knows-What
Picking on poor baby brother
Peeing in the tub. On the potty, in the tub. Awesome.
Cutting my hair. Before:
Rocking my big girl. Love, love.


  1. I love your photos! I agree on the artificial tree.

  2. Your hair looks great! Both before and after! Also, ditto on the tree. We bought one years ago and it is so easy... we might go to a real, cut tree when the boys are older, but for now, artificial, pre-lit, and no guilt!

  3. LOVE the new do! It's got to be easier to deal with and it looks great on you. Love the inside look into your happy, busy, random melt-down life. Looks like you're really getting the knack of this gig!

  4. OMG that hair cut is amazing!