Simple October

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I want to remember...

Liam Edition.

I want to remember how you laughed and laughed tonight trying to catch Brett each time he walked past you in your Bumbo seat. Seeing how you love your brothers makes my heart ache with happiness. I pray you always see how awesome they are.

I want to remember how my heart broke when you didn't want me to rock you to sleep tonight. I'm chalking it up to how tired you were from only taking one nap in the early afternoon. Especially since you turned down your bottle as well. Please stay my baby a little longer. Mama loves rocking you to sleep.

I want to remember how you are starting to throw little tantrums when you aren't doing exactly whatever it is you want to do. You throw your head back and let out a scream/cry of discontent. It's hard not to laugh at you but I do my best to keep my composure.

I want to remember how you love to eat your vegetables. Peas are your favorite but so are sweet potatoes, carrots, and green beans. You are completely uninterested in fruit right now. I like to think you are happy that puffs come in sweet potato flavor. Also, I love watching you crunch them and then open your mouth to let me know you're ready for another. Meal times in your high chair are some of my favorite times of the day. You are so chatty and happy when you eat.

I want to remember how you were 8.5 months old when you started sitting up on your own without immediately falling over. How yesterday you picked yourself up twice after falling over. Everyday you work hard to get from your belly to sitting position and although you haven't yet accomplished this feat, you are close.

I want to remember how attached to your binky you are. I have been trying to keep it away from you during the day once I noticed how quiet you've become. Although you still babble with it in your mouth, it's not the same as when it's gone. And oh, how I love to hear you babble.

I want to remember the fact that you have 8 teeth already. It's kind of hard to believe that you already have that many but you are adorable all the same.

8.5 months old



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our (rented) House - part 2

As promised, here is the part 2 of our before and after photos of our (rented) home in Houston.
There's not necessarily anything special other than how I set up house for the time we lived there. I painted all the rooms, I'm sure I was out of my mind, but we thought we would be here for a few years at least. Plans change. Anyway, here it is.....enjoy!

Master Bedroom Before:


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The Twins Room Before:


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Nursery/Guest Room Before:
 


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Boy's/Guest Bathroom Before:


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

mom's night out

Last Saturday night, I hosted my first Mom's Night Out in well over a year.
A few local moms came, we had some good food, good chats, and some time away from littles.


 
 
Thanks to my friend, Leanne, for helping me with a fun "get to know you" game. These sweet caramels and one of Simple October's new mini cards were our prizes.

I'm hoping to get more moms in our community to join us for next month's MNO.
Make and Take Craft Night? Sound fun? I think so!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Our (rented) House / Part 1

It's been almost 4 months since we moved back to our hometown in Florida from our city life in Houston, Texas. Seriously...........4 months??!! The days drag on but the weeks fly by. Or something like that.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share the before and after photos from the house we were renting in Houston. I put a lot into making it feel like home because we planned to stay a while. Although, I can say that by the time I finished painting the living room area, I was wishing I had never started the painting process. Being pregnant and needing to wear a mask while painting was not a fun combo. Yet, in the end, when I look back at our photos, they look awful nice with those freshly painted walls in the background. *There may be just a hint of sarcasm there, just a little. wink.
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We'll start our tour outside.
Before:

Weeding and trimming these bushes in October while being 7.5 months pregnant was something else, I'll tell you. But I do love how nice it made the front of the house feel.

After:

*the boys wanted in on the fun
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Living Room/Play Room

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Kitchen/Dining
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That's all for now. It's late and I'm ready for bed, folks.
I'll follow up with part 2 to complete our tour. Thanks for hanging out for a while!