Friday, August 31, 2018

5 on Friday

Holy moly the past two weeks have flown by.

My mom has been in town helping us with #baby wigs.  He doesn't start at daycare until September 4th and I came back to work on August 8th.  God Bless Grandma's :)

I've been soaking up as much time with her as I possibly can while wishing today would take it's sweet time getting here.


We headed to Belgrade, MT one Saturday to check out 'Digger Days'.  It was a BLAST, however it was smoky :(  The smoke was just bordering on Moderate Air, so we didn't stay too long.

Back to school haircut

This is him from 8/31/2015!
Ugh.  Right in the heart.

#babywigs and I had a lovely dinner date with a girlfriend.  It was SO nice to catch up without toddlers running around!

Here he is showing off his new Violin that the paci fairy brought him.
Paci Fairy, you ask?
Well, she's like the tooth fairy.   Only she collects all the pacifiers from big kids so she can make pacifiers for the new babies.  She leave a little present behind in exchange for the pacifier's.
#wiggydiggy only threw a fit the next day at nap time.  Then nothing.

We are doing things differently with #babywigs.  Justin would hold the pacifier in #wiggydiggy's mouth all day for months, this time #babywigs only gets a paci if he really wants one.  He likes to chew on toys and his hands most of the time (and Justin isn't as worried about babies making noise anymore!) so I'm hopeful the pacifier will be gone by the time he is 1.


The ones I love the most:

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I ordered these

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I have my eye on these and these

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Hello Bean Boots :)

Any other great sales I should know about?!?!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

5 on Friday - Recent Purchases

Excluding our new flooring, here are 5 recent purchases:



Thank you 50% off RugsUSA!
*not sponsored, they always have sales*


Very curious about results.  I'll report back.


We are heading into the 'dry' season here and I always need extra moisture for my skin.  Great reviews, but I'm curious as to results.  Will report back as well.


I need to pick up some plants from Home Depot now!
Suggestions on great indoor plants?

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Friday, August 17, 2018

5 on Friday - Current Projects

Quick and in pictures


New Decor

Fixing the bathroom plumbing for the third (and hopefully final) time!


New Flooring


Painting the pergola.


New Windows!

SO many projects have been done in the last few months and the two BIG projects are getting finished next month!  I can't wait to share the finished product!!
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

#biggywigs - 3 Months

#biggywigs | 3 MONTHS


nicknames | chunky monkey, monkey, baby

weight |
I'm guessing you are close to 20 pounds now.  Probably about 26 inches tall.

Just so you know - your brother was 30 inches and 20 pounds AT ONE YEAR.

size |  size 3 diapers and 12 month.  We are making the last box of size 3's stretch until they are gone then it's all about the size 4. 

How is it possible that you are so big?  Stop growing!

sleep | 
Just like your big brother, you're a great sleeper.  But ONLY IF SWADDLED.  You go down around 8 PM, want to nurse about 330, and I wake you around 630 to nurse before I leave for work.  You take a LONG morning nap and a few shorter afternoon naps.

eats | 
All breast milk all the time

Nurse at 3:30AM and then you wake to nurse around 630/675
Bottle around 1000/1030
Nurse around 1230
Bottle around 330
Nurse around 530 and then again at bedtime (around 7:30/8)

loves |  
Your hands (especially in your mouth), the ceiling fan, baths, your blanket to sleep, and being held upright

dislikes |
dirty diapers, waiting to be fed, and being over tired

firsts |  You laughed!  And then just kept giggling.  Having Momma back at work.  You stay home with a nanny (and Memaw soon) until you start 'school' in September.  You found your hands and you love pulling toys to your mouth.  You visited three new states this month!  Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado.  You are a road trip champ (unless it's the witching hour).

Momma |  I love you monkey!  You are such a fun baby and give the best snuggles.  I love our time before bed where it's just you and me cuddling before we fall asleep.  

I am SO SAD that I am back at work.  America really needs to get it's act together and give moms at least 6 months home with their babes.  If we could have, I would have taken a longer leave, but I really do love my job.  Keep up your great sleeping babe ;)   I haven't 'bounced back' as quick as I did after your brother, but I'm happy to say I'm back at my pre-pregnancy weight.  Now I just need to start working out again.  I still can't believe that my belly grew my two boys.  Pregnancy is amazing.

Daddy | You are daddy’s big, little boy.  You are very pensive and analyze most things before deciding if it warrants a smile or a frown.  I love you very much! You are getting stronger and stronger each day and have already shown great strides in your tummy time.  You have an amazing laugh.  I can’t wait to see you continue to grow and develop each day!  I love you.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Two Week Vacation

I took advantage of my maternity leave and loaded the boys us for a two week vacation in Wyoming and Nebraska.
(I need at least two weeks out of Montana every year.  I'd prefer 52, but we'll start with two.)

I DO NOT recommend driving 10 hours with a 3 1/2 year old and a 2 month old.
Without working A/C.

#babywigs nursed every three hours, which equaled a half hour pit stop.
Add in a toddler who wanted to run his energy off at each stop?  Just add two hours to the road trip.
Either would have been fine.  But both boys together?  It was rough.

As a side not - I didn't know the A/C wasn't working.  After 8 months of winter I hadn't really used it.  After driving for hours under a hot sun across the state of Nebraska, I was so glad that my destination included a family of mechanically inclined who could fix it.

Tip - don't drive during the 'witching hour'.  You'll regret it.

The itinerary was drive to my parents, stay for a few days, then drive to Lincoln and stay with my best gal pal and her son for 5 days.  Then drive back to my parents and Justin joined us for a week of CFD (Cheyenne Frontier Days) before coming home.

So here's a *short* photo dump:

Napping with MeMaw

Parade fun!

Henry Dorley Zoo:


Lincoln Children Museum
This museum alone makes me want to move back.

Lincoln, NE fun

Helping PePaw at work

It was an amazing time (minus my solo driving) and I WISH I could go back and do it again. 
And Again.  And Again.

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