The day after Ari’s birthday was Father’s Day. This is a screenshot from a video I took of Ari talking about the card he made for A. I love how he drew his curly hair, green eyes, and beard! Later that day, we went to the Holgate Library, and look what we found there! I’d… Continue reading June 2017, After the Birthdays
We came back from Reno at the end of January and settled back in to home and work at the beginning of February. Sam was moving around more on the floor but not scooting forward – yet! There was no activity on the house for a couple of weeks while the cement cured, so it… Continue reading Family Update, February 2017, Sam at 8 Months Old
Well, I have gotten WAY behind here! So I need to catch up on our trip to Reno at the end of January. It was both boys’ first time traveling to visit their grandparents there and it was Sam’s first airplane travel. In anticipation of the trip, I learned a new way to tie the… Continue reading A Trip to Reno!
We’ve had so much snow this year! I previously shared some photos from our early- to mid-December snowfall. Then we got more January 7th to the 9th, all was clear and schools opened up again on Tuesday the 10th but shortly after 5:30 that day, it started really coming down! It was quite a blizzard.… Continue reading Snowmageddon 2017
What a month! I’ve had some better days at work along with some more exhausting ones with one 30-minute pumping and eating break in each 13-hr shift. But I’ve made peace with that. Sometimes Sam gets formula but nursing at night and all day on my days off is keeping my supply up for now… Continue reading Family Update, Halloween, Sam at 4 to 5 Months Old
The other day I stayed home sick from work. After sleeping all morning (hooray for daycare!), I had an urge to make a healthy, healing, fall soup. I found this recipe for inspiration and then proceeded to substitute just about everything in it. I didn’t have fresh pumpkin (aside from our jack-o’-lanterns) so I used… Continue reading A Healing Pumpkin, Carrot, Lentil Soup
Ugh. WHY do I wait so long between posts? Well, I know, it’s because there’s no shortage of other things to get done. But now it’s going to be another super long post! It’s amazing how much can happen in three weeks and how hard it can be to remember things that happened less than… Continue reading Family Update, Sam at 16 Weeks Old, Goodbye Summer!
Some of this will be repeated from other blog posts, but I want to write a post dedicated to Sam’s pyloric stenosis in case anyone else out there finds it helpful. Ultimately, it was reading other people’s real experiences that convinced me that our baby Sam might have it, in spite of his not fitting… Continue reading Our Experience with Pyloric Stenosis
Happy New Year! More in that vein coming, particularly our 2016 vision board. 🙂 But for now, I want to briefly review some of my attempts at cooking in November and December. Regularly preparing healthy meals and eating at home more are a couple of goals A. and I continually have and never really feel… Continue reading Meals I’ve Made
I started this month with some good intentions for cooking at home! We’ve had a couple of Costco trips recently and always feel like we spend too much money there, and this last time I wanted to be sure to use all the food we bought. And I want us to eat more healthy food.… Continue reading August 2015 – Ari at 26 Months Old