Friday, April 11, 2014

Currently 4.11.2014

Goodness, it's almost been a MONTH since my last post! I'm still alive and still pregnant, just focused on other things.

Watching: Game of Thrones is back!!
Reading: Between books, but probably about to start another Neil Gaiman.
Listening: To the boys sing Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz. No idea how it started, but they are just a tad obsessed. I need to get video of them singing together. It's pretty adorable.
Making: Erm...nothing, but I keep meaning to sort through some yarn and find something that matches the baby blanket I started a few months ago. Right now it's all yarn from John's maternal grandmother, but I don't have enough to finish and it's old yarn, so no running to the store to pick up more. :o/
Feeling: Exhausted and sore. Totally ready to have little man in my arms rather than in my belly. He's already measuring 6.6 pounds and we still have a month to go. I'm in the nesting phase and probably about to enter the panicked, freak out stage...even though we are pretty much ready for Silas to arrive.
Planning: Artwork for the boys' rooms.
Loving: The weather this week. I haven't been out much in it, because we've had a sick Nox on our hands, but I love throwing the door open and letting the breeze come through. It's gorgeous out.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I hope everyone enjoyed a super lucky and green St. Patrick's Day. We had corn beef and cabbage last night with my Mum...today was more about just wearing green. Although, we did have Irish Soda Bread for breakfast and managed a mini photo shoot before my doctor appointment. 


32 weeks! Just 8 short weeks to go!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Project Life: Weeks 14 and 15

These next couple weeks seem more simplified than previous spreads. Kinda loving them and it's more of what I've been doing with more current spreads too.
Week 14
Didn't take a detail shot, but the insert is our Color Run numbers. 

page one:
This week we took walks filled with wishes, Gandalf took a trip to the vet because he was feeling poorly, we had long talks about the beach and taking medicine and we baked some cookies. I've realized that I seem to have a big collection of the sky from my walks/runs. I've been playing around with the idea of doing something with them, not sure what though. 

page two:
We did The Color Run for the second year in a row. It was probably twice as crowded, which made it a little less fun, but we still had a blast AND we got to stay longer this year because no one was sick. Yay!

Week 15
I didn't take pictures of them but you can see the insert I included with the boys' hand-prints from class. I really need to do some updated ones with them soon. Love including their little hands in this project. 

page one:
The This Week card is from Studio Calico I believe. It wouldn't stay in the pocket so I added some washi to secure it. We had a pretty relaxed week this week. I wasn't feeling 100% so Munch made me "chicken soup" in his McDonald's kitchen and Nox refused to take a nap and ended up falling asleep on the couch.

page two:
More easy days. Munch found a recipe in his Highlights magazine and we managed to find the ingredients to a similar recipe I had and whipped up Banana Berry Muffins. Munch loved helping me bake....but refused to try even a tiny bite. I love watching the boys look out my bedroom window in the morning. The soft light that enters the room makes me so happy. I won a couple goodies from Jonathan over at Napkin Art Studios
Finished off this week with ice cream covered faces. 

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Currently: Brother Edition 3.3.2014

Watching: King Tut: Unwrapped on Netflix. Over and over again. Munch is definitely working on a Ancient Egypt obsession.

Reading: Bob Books. Munch is back to reading and he's doing so SO incredibly well. I am so proud of him. He's been trying to move through them quicker than he should, but he's awesome at practicing when I'm not sitting with him and he's even been patiently trying to teach Nox to sound out words. Nox is totally just memorizing what each page says, but it's great to see him show an interest in reading.
Mama Bear Rant: If my child asks to read to you, please try to be supportive and show interest. Please do NOT ignore him and refuse to sit with him. Also, if you do sit with him, do NOT come up to me afterwards and tell me how he's "just memorizing stuff", like you are completely unimpressed with him. He can hear you and I'm his teacher so it really makes me think that you feel I'm incompetent. We've been working really hard and he isn't memorizing the books, he KNOWS the words...I test him. Seriously, if you do these things it makes me want to ban you from my house. Keeping kids interested in learning isn't always easy. Acting like their hard work isn't a big deal or that they are just faking learning is an awesome way to discourage them. Sorry, rant over, this Mama Bear is just sensitive when it comes to her cubs (made doubly true due to pregnancy). I tried to just get over it, but it was eating away at me every time Munch picked up a book, so a rant was necessary.

Listening: Yesterday we listened to thunder rumbling as ice rained down on our deck and roof.
View from my husband's office building. It's hard to believe it was 81 the day before this picture was taken. 
Making: Kings Cake in cooking class. John took them and their teacher sent back some for me. I love how proud they are of their cooking and how they love to help in the kitchen, even if they don't always eat what they help make.

Feeling: Defiant. I'm trying to convince myself that it's because Nox insists on waking up early, but part of me is saying that it may be more of a phase. He's been trying to push every button and boundary in the book. I think the red hair makes it worse.

Planning: On testing the DNA of zombies, monsters and mummies. The "detectives" (aka Archaeologists) on the King Tut documentary did it, so it must be important.

Loving: Looking at our Project Life albums. John mentions that they are for me...but they really aren't.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Project Life 2013: Weeks 12 and 13

This weekend I got close to the rest of my 2013 pictures printed. Just need to print December! I still need to work on journaling, but once the photos are in place the rest just seems to get completed super quickly. So YAY!

Warning this is a photo heavy post, but I really wanted to get back to sharing 2 weeks at a time.

Here is week 12:

page one:
I'm pretty sure most of the cards I used for this week are from the Honey kit. My favorite part of the first half of this week was painting with the boys. They did a couple canvases that we now have hanging in our living room AND Munch helped me paint some Project Life filler cards. I included one along with a picture of the others. It was a great way to use up the extra paint.

insert:
right: The boys decorated cameras in their Mommy and Me class so I HAD to include them. I was lucky enough to get a couple of  cute pictures to add that weekend.
left: Selfies by Munch and some of Nox's first photos.
note: I also included an insert of our racing bibs from The Firefly Run, but didn't get pictures. 

page two:
right: Visit from Papa and Nana; LOVE the pictures I got of Nox and Papa. And a Lego build. 
center: John and I did The Firefly Run. It was damp and cold, but we had a blast. There were a few people that didn't get into the spirit, but so many were covered in neon and glow sticks. Looking forward to doing this race again. 
left: My husband's (and mother's) company puts on a Easter picnic every year and we went. It was so much colder than we had expected, but it didn't bother us. We had a blast doing the egg hunts and riding the rides. 

detail:
This is my FAVORITE part of the page. My Publisher sells these tiny photo books. There are twenty pictures in this one, which was PERFECT for the rest of the pictures I took at the company picnic. They go on sale every so often and so I just waited until a sale. I think I paid about $3 (including shipping) for 2 copies. 

and week 13:

page one:
This week was filled with giggles, a new Easter dress from my husband, an Easter egg hunt in class and me making a House Sigil, cause it's fun to pretend you are an important House in Game of Thrones. 

insert one:
Chickens the boys painted in class. 

insert two:
Our Easter morning. The boys got some fun baskets from the bunny and had their third (of FOUR) egg hunts. My mother had brought over a ham pie the day before so I had to eat a slice for breakfast.
We were totally that family that waited until Easter morning to decorate eggs. Queen of Procrastination, right here.
page two:
The rest of our Easter Sunday was spent at my mother's house with my sister and brother in law. The boys had their final egg hunt and we played in the back yard. 
Nox passed out on the floor almost the second we got home. 

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