Week in Photos – 14/52

This week was pretty crummy.
Lilly and I were both sick.
Chris worked a bunch of overtime.
Lilly threw up.
Josh had an eye infection.
Just overall, our family was out of it.

Thankfully, we are now at the end of the sickness.
Josh’s eye has cleared up.
Chris will hopefully not have to work overtime this week (or at least, not as much as last week).
My birthday is on Sunday!!  Woot!
It’s got to be a good week.
Even though the weather is supposed to be crappy (seriously, rain every day?!).

So, this is what my past week has looked like.

Week14.1Cuddles with Daddy.  **  A family divided, one Cubs fan, in a land of Brewers fans.  **  Lilly loves watching Tinkerbell.  **  I could tell she was sick this week, she never falls asleep in the living room, but she did this week.

Week14.2Oh wait… Now Josh is a Cubs fan!!  **  Chris was playing with Josh and Lilly wanted in on the action!  **  Second time Lilly fell asleep in the living room this week.  **  I’m a nerd, and went through all the books I have bought for my Kindle that I haven’t read.  I put them in rating order from Goodreads, and am now bound and determined to read all of them, before I purchase another book.  So far, 3 down, 32 left.

Week14.3Ordered Lilly’s flower girl dress for Hales’ wedding!!  **  Josh was my cuddle buddy this week.  **  Chilling on her couch, reading Dr. Seuss.  **  Lilly wanted to dress herself, shorts, long sleeved shirt and dress shoes… my little diva.

Week14.4Daddy and Josh playing video games.  **  Someone turned 4 months old!!!  **  Gah, he is such a handsome little man!  **  My babies… looking so much alike!

I’m off to finish reading book 4 of the 35.  I’m on a mission, and cannot be stopped.
Seriously, how did I read before my Kindle?!






Week in Photos – 13/52

My baby girl turned 2 on the 21st of March.
TWO years old!!
Guess I can’t call her my baby anymore…

How in the world did that happen?!

So we had her birthday on Thursday, we had a party for her on Saturday and we had Easter/party with other side of family this past Sunday.
So much going on…

Here are a few photos from the last two weeks.

Week13.1Lilly enjoying her birthday pancakes **  Birthday cake on her birthday.. little stinker kept picking at the frosting.  **  Mmmmm… cake… **  Modeling her new clothes.

Week13.2A birthday gift from my brother, yep, that’s basically what I’m trying to do… **  Her second birthday cake this year, I spent a lot of time on Friday making it for her.  **  The inside of the cake.  **  Yay for ballerinas!!

Week13.3My best friend and her son, with Josh (they are best friends too)… apparently Z did not want to share his momma!  **  Hales and Josh hanging out.  **  Lilly put her hat on Daddy.  **  Best friends!!

Week13.4Lilly and I after church on Easter.  **  Opening presents at her (third) birthday party.. she loves books!  **  Some kitchen utensils, they will look good with her kitchen set.  **  Josh and I after church on Easter, my little man is all dressed up!

Week13.5The first picture of all of us together!! It’s blurry, but it was the best one, since Chris did not want to take any pictures, and refused to smile in any but this one!

Hope you all had a great last few weeks!  And a wonderful Easter!


Week in Photos – Catch Up!

Where have I been?

Well, I guess life has caught up with me.
That… and some MAJOR cleaning!
Every time I sit down and think I’m going to blog – I think “well, I need to clean this or do this..”
So, blogging gets put to the back… week after week after week.

This week, I’m playing catch up.

Week11.6I realized I dressed Lilly in the same outfit I put her in a year ago, so I wanted to do a side-by-side comparison… my little girl is getting so big!!  **  Stabbing her garlic bread with the fork, that’s how she eats.  **  My posters from my favorite musician!!  Got them framed and hung up!!  WOOT!  **  Lilly being pulled in the sled at my parent’s house.. she loved it!

Week11.5Lilly watching Downton Abbey with me… I may have gotten addicted to it.  **  My happy little man – and the shirt is so true!  **  Josh and Grandpa snuggling.  **  Lilly finally passed out after a massive temper tantrum.

Week11.4A text from my best friend – she never liked Justin when we were teenagers, (I have loved him since the MMC..), so it was very entertaining to get that text from her!  **  Lilly and Josh hanging out on their couch.  **  Chris had his birthday at the end of Feb.  I made him raspberry vanilla cupcakes.  **  Lilly didn’t want to eat dinner, so I gave her yogurt instead… and she made a massive mess.

Week11.3Lilly making a painting for Daddy’s birthday.  **  Josh turned 3 months old at the beginning of March!  **  Josh and Grandpa hanging out – they have the same smirk!  **  Lilly wearing Grandpa’s headphones for when he mows the lawn.

Week11.2Josh and Uncle Nathan hanging out.  **  Lilly eating a cupcake on Chris’ birthday.. she was very excited… and super hyper afterwards!  **  He is seriously such a happy guy!!  **  Lilly was reading to her Great-Grandma.

Week11.1Josh was trying to blend into the blanket.  **  Chris’ birthday present from me.  A ‘bro-quet’ of all his favorite things.  **  My sister-cousin and I after power yoga yesterday… I am feeling it today!  **  Lilly and Grandpa making snow angels.

Week11.7Ahhh… pretty Lambeau.  **  I needed a night of just relaxing, reading and ice cream!  **  Watching Downton Abbey on my brothers iPad while visiting the family.  **  I won some fun flavored stevia from one of the blogs I read… it was quite exciting!!

Week11.8My new reading corner!  You should have seen this corner before, it was full of totes and boxes and junk.  We finally got it cleaned out and now it is an amazing, comfy reading corner!  I love!

Hope you have all had a great couple of weeks.
I’m off to plan a little girl’s birthday party for this Saturday!
I cannot believe I am going to have a 2-year-old come Thursday!!


Week in Photos – 7/52

Oh wow… major slacker over here.
Daily I remind myself that I need to get on here…
And then, life takes over.
Speaking of life… I have to go put Lilly down for a nap…………………………….
Why does it get harder and harder to get her to nap?
She is SO tired, yet she screams and throws a tantrum every.day.
I really don’t know how much more of the screaming I can take…
It is seriously an everyday thing.
Screaming, tantrums, more screaming, kicking….
I don’t know where she picked it up – but I’m beyond tired of it.
And she isn’t even two yet – so I know I have many more days (months) ahead.

Okay – so before Josh wakes and needs all the attention, I need to get this post up.
I cannot tell you how many drafts I have that need completing.
Seriously, life… can we slow down a bit??  Hmmm.Thanks.

Week7.3I started the weekend off by getting a much-needed haircut.  Seriously, I have been hating the style and blahness of my hair for some time now. ::  I love the new cut and it is so much more easier to take care of! :: Such a happy little valentine. ::  My little girl is getting so big, she’s turning into a big girl.

Week7.2Josh and his girlfriend.  ::  The makings of a delicious grapefruit smoothie.  ::  Lilly being a little artist in the bathtub.  ::  It’s about that time… my baby girl isn’t going to be a baby much longer.

Week7.4Momma and Josh just playing around.  ::  I needed a new dresser (if you couldn’t tell), finally my clothes are not a) left in a basket or b) thrown all over the room… they have a place again!  ::  The complete grapefruit sunrise smoothie.  So good!  ::  Little girl takes up the whole bed!

Week7.1Good thing we are done having kids… we’d have no room for all of them in our bed.  ::  Joshua was not impressed with bath time.  ::  I finally cleared off the treadmill and hung some motivation and workout ideas on the wall… now, to find the time to use it.  ::  The best way to start a morning – a good book and a green smoothie.

How was your week, last week?

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