Yesterday my family and I went to our local Hobby Lobby and I found myself a new friend to add to crafting collection.

Say hello to my new yarn winder. Which as you can see I’ve already put to use winding up the yarn I’m using for my sons birthday present.

We also went to the farmers market as well. After the little ones nap we had a cookout while the little cutie had fun in his kiddie pool we got for him.

Right now it’s currently lunch time and this messy boy has the sweetest little grin on his face.

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Well my goal of a weekly blog post has definitely gone down the drain. Not too surprising between work and taking care of my little man it’s hard finding time to actually sit down and write.

He’s getting so big. Hard to believe he’s 9 months old today.  He’s come such a ​long way since he was born.

He can stand and walk with help. He’s learning how to use a sippy cup with s straw.  Even though he makes a huge mess he enjoys feeding himself with finger foods.​Today was some pasta.

Of course I still had to feed him some puréed food to make sure he got enough to eat..

Yesterday we went to  the zoo. It was Lukas’s first trip to zoo and he had a blast.

Now we’re just sitting at home relaxing. I’m relaxing as much as I can with 9 month to keep an eye on. Lukas on the other hand is busy playing with and empty box and turning the living into one giant playpen. 

My wonderful husband surprised me with some beautiful flowers when he came home from work on Valentines Day.I think they’re daisies but I’m not sure. I made him some homemade Valentine’s Day cards one from me one from our son Lukas.Inside of Lukas card to daddy. I gave my son a piece of paper and a crayon, and let him make his own little drawing for daddy with a little bit of help so he didn’t try eating the crayon.

Today we went shopping and got a space saver highchair that converts to a booster seat for our son.

When we got to the store we seen all their Valentine’s Day stuff on sale so I got to get some more Valentine’s Day goodies a few days late.

So I choose this cute little guy. And a tasty treat on a stick.

Momma’s Little Helper/Inspiration

Well my goal of a writing a weekly blog post has already gone down the drain. Not surprising though between work and taking care of my little man I am awfully busy and extremely tired.

img_4794In the midst of dealing with writer’s block this little cutie decided to wake up from his nap. Daddy grabbed him and set him on my lap and the next thing I know he’s wanting to hit keys on my keyboard. Speaking of the little one it’s time to get his jammies on and give him his last bottle of night. I will be right back………………………………………………..

 

 

 

 

Okay I’m back. Little Lukas has been fed, changed and is back in bed for the night. This past week has been very long and tiring. Took my little man to the doctor on Monday. Poor guy has reflux. Thankfuly a change in his feeding schedule and holding him longer after eating was all that was needed to help cut down on the spitting up. He still does it but not as much as he was. Unfortunately because of having to feed smaller portions every 2-3 hours his naps are no where close to what they used to be. I’m just glad that it hasnt made an impact in his night time sleep. He still sleeps a good 12 hours with one nighttime feedting anywhere between 3a and 5:30a.

I’d hate to see how tired I’d be if he did wake up more than once. Probably wouldnt even last a day at work. Be begging my husband to let me be a stay at home mom even though I have child support for my oldest son.

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On the bright side my son has reached quite  a few milestones lately. He’s rolling over and playing with toys now. The other day he rolled over and somehow managed to get a toy in his hands and his feet.

I think I’ve bored you enough with my ramblings. It’s time for me to log off and wake up hubby to make chocolate chip cookies! MMMM yummy my favorite.

Hope everyone has a good night. Hopefully my next post will be in a week instead of two weeks.

Bittersweet Christmas

Christmas has officially come and gone……………………Sorry had to have a moment of silence for my favorite Holiday being done for the year. Just like every year since we first started dating in 2013 my husband has given me some amazing gifts.christmas-gift-1

I’m using the mouse and fitbit right now. All year I’ve been talking about getting a fitbit so when I discovered my husband got me one for Christmas I was pretty excited, so of course I figured that was going to be the best gift from him. Boy, was I ever wrong! My husband surprised me big time by getting me this beautiful cardinal necklace.

christmas-gift-2-2Now most people would see this necklace think it was pretty and that would  be it. Unless they knew me the way my husband, my mother and my sister know me they wouldn’t be able to understand why this one little necklace would be mean so much.  They wouldn’t understand why I would be instantly consumed with tears upon unwrapping this beautiful necklace, or why I was left with bittersweet memories of someone I dearly loved and cherished.

My Grandma Dawn was an amazing woman. img_1684She was one of those people whom everyone loved. Everyone called her grandma because that’s just the kind of person she was. She had a habit of keeping everything. Even a maggot infested container of flour (still don’t understand that one). 

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She even kept this paper flower that I made her when I was a in Elementary school. Which to be honest I had completely forgotten about until we were cleaning her apartment after she died. My earliest memories of her ironically enough involve her coming over for Christmas. Since neither my parents or grandma drove my Uncle Gary or one of my grandmas neighbors or friends would bring her over and then take her home at the end of the day. Her favorite color was RED and her favorite bird was—-if you hadn’t guessed it already a CARDINAL!! To this day every time I see a cardinal I automatically think of my grandma and all the things she has missed out on seeing.

It’s amazing how one necklace can bring back memories of what seems like a lifetime ago. What special item brings back memories of your loved ones?