Monday, December 18, 2017

December Update

It's been three months since I've posted. Any ideas I had about being able to keep up with this was pure naivety.

I have four kids. Four kids four and under. Ain't nobody got time for blogging. I can barely keep them all fed (my three boys already have the appetites of teenagers).

I will at least update you on the basics.

Hadley is doing great. She is happy, and chubby, and oh so adorable! She'll be 5 months tomorrow and I don't know how that happened. She's my best little friend. I cannot get enough of her. She sleeps pretty well, eats really well (she's over 16 pounds!) and has such a happy personality right now. Having a daughter is wonderful!

Easton, the oldest, is my big helper. He turned four over the summer and we kept him home instead of sending him to pre-k and I love having him home. I'm going to ugly cry in September when he heads to Kindergarten not only cause he's growing up, but because he makes my life so much easier! He spends soooo much time with his little sister making her smile or laugh and keeping her safe from her twin brothers. He's sweet, caring, and protective... the perfect big bro! He started Tae Kwon Do this fall (a program just for 4-5 year olds) and it's the highlight of his week. We all fight over who gets to take him to class cause watching a cute little four year old kick and punch and do jumping jacks is just plain cute.

Maverick and Tucker, well, I love them dearly. I do. But man, those boys are giving me a run for my money. They are trouble. Morning until night they are getting into things, spilling, dumping, fighting, breaking. They are lucky they are cute! We also potty trained them in October. I'm gonna be honest, that was NOT fun. The "3 day" method was not accomplished in 3 days, but rather a solid two weeks of pulling our hair out. I'm being dramatic, though. For just being over 2 years old, and their being two of them, they did pretty darn well. I'm proud. The worst of potty training is over though so I'm happy about that.  Maverick is talking like crazy and the things he says have us cracking up all the time. Tucker doesn't say as much, but where he lacks in words he makes up for in facial expressions. What a goober. We love them so much!

The kids are all excited for Christmas especially since we've been getting lots of snow around here. This next week is going to be a whole lot of fun with these four kiddos! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas with your families celebrating the birth of our Savior!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hadley's Nursery

I had to wait until after Hadley was born to show off her nursery since it had her name all over it. I love the way this room turned out. It may not be the trendiest nursery, but it's something that I really like and that's all that matters. Let's be honest, even Hadley doesn't care right now. 

This was my first girl nursery to decorate but not my first nursery, so I tried to reuse some things from the twins room. I had so much gray and white chevron that I wasn't sick of yet so I incorporated it in her room. I went to Joann's and grabbed 3 other fabrics to go with the chevron crib sheets and carried around pieces of those fabrics for months. My mother-in-law made the crib bedding and quilt... aren't they beautiful? The only piece she didn't make was the crib sheet which was from the twins nursery.  The big H was just a wooden letter from Hobby Lobby that I painted. I planned on doing something more with it but I liked the solid color above the bedding. 

I stole the changing pad cover and dresser from the twins nursery as well and added some mint. I tried my hand at something new and did some canvases with hand lettering. They turned out ok for a newbie! The star light is from Target and is just as cool as you'd imagine with the lights off. I still need a lamp though. That shade-less piece of junk just doesn't fit. 

The cube shelf came from the twins' room as well. The headband holder was one of my favorite things we made. I grabbed a piece of scrap from the garage, painted it, and drilled some holes... it turned out so cute and useful! 

The chandelier was an old piece that my sister-in-law redid for her wedding! She graciously let me use it for Hadley's nursery, really adding some extra glam to the room!

If I had unlimited funds, I would have probably splurged for a white crib and a new rocker but on the other hand, it's kind of cool that I've rocked four precious babies in that chair! I'm a pretty practical person, so I was happy to reuse some of the twins' things. After all, they were less than two years old!

I didn't grab a picture of the window, but my mother-in-law also made a roman shade with the mint fabric. It's super cute!!

I love finally having a girly room in the house!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Six Weeks.

Why must time go so fast? I have good intentions of updating this often but it gets tacked to the bottom of the to-do list.

Hadley is already six weeks old. My twins turned two this month. Easton is getting to be such a big boy.

Slow down, kiddos. Mama wants to soak it all in. 

They are changing so fast right now and I want to do my best to capture all of their cute little behaviors. Like the way Tucker gives me unprompted kisses all day long. And how Mavy goes around the house yelling "Mom? Mommy?" and how when I return from the basement or another room he exclaims "Mommy!" like he hasn't seen me in hours. I want to remember how Easton begs to hold his little sister all. day. long.  Or how he asks a billion questions a day (not my favorite phase) but retains all the information like a little sponge.  He talks like a little adult, too. He's been saying "Seriously?!" like I do all the time and its so cute. I want to remember how Mavy is talking... how he can count to 10 but his favorites are 7, 8, and 9.  And how he sings the monkey song so cute (missing quite a few syllables making it that much sweeter).

They are just awesome. Right now all three are running around with mohawks, cause why not? Its the end of summer and we don't have any important events coming up.

Hadley is doing well...she has a grumpy side of her for sure, and she really only wants me to hold her. But I don't ever get to irritated with her, she's my little girl! My little bff. She knows what she wants and I like that about her, haha. The princess is chunking up, gaining 1.5 pounds between her 2 week to her 1 month appointment. I'm so grateful she is eating well and is healthy. Nothing wrong with chubby cheeks and thick thighs! She will take decent naps in her crib giving me a nice break in the morning usually and sometimes the afternoon. She wants to be right near mama at night, though. As much as I'd like some space at night, I'm sooo happy that she sleeps well. None of my boys did. She will wake twice to eat, usually, but just goes back to sleep like an angel. She's into her 0-3 month clothes and I'm so glad because we have lots of adorable outfits in that size.  I spend way too much time picking out her outfits in the morning.

Speaking of adorable, and capturing it all... we got back Hadley's newborn pictures and family pictures. I am so happy with how they turned out. The boys didn't really cooperate but that's ok, because that's the age I guess. Here are a few of my favorites.

Just look at those sweethearts! I especially love Easton's cheese-face in the family picture. And my girl... what a beauty!

I know I'm repetitive, but I can't help but finish a post feeling so blessed that these are my babies and this is the family God chose to give me. He is so good to me.