Friday, August 29, 2014

Little Birdies

Last night I had to leave on my first business trip in over a year, and first ever trip away from Evie.  Luckily, I happened to get the newborn pics my sister took right before leaving, so I've had lots of sweetness to stare at in any down time I had.  And doubley luckily, everything for work got completed tonight so I got the go-ahead to go back home tomorrow instead of Monday.

It's nice to get these couple of nights of peace and quiet, and I think it's good to get the chance to miss my babies and husband every once in a while, but it feels a little too quiet sitting in my hotel room all alone.  All I can think about is putting my girls to bed, and singing our latest favorite song, 5 Little Birdies, to them both before laying them down for the night.  I miss my family like crazy and can't wait to shower them with smooches tomorrow.

Goodnight my little birdies.  xoxo

- K

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gramma and Pop

I'm afraid we weren't the best of hosts while Gramma and Pop were in town, but they sure were a lot of help to us.  From taking care of the girls, to picking up around the house, to making dinners - the work pretty much never ended for them.  We did manage to have a little fun on the weekends, including a trip to nearby Lake Calhoun and Lyla's very first virgin "margarita." After one sip she chanted "MORE, MORE, MORE!", and she chugged every last drop.  I guess she got some of my personality after all. ;)

- K

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weeks Fly By

Well, we just came off of the two of the hardest weeks we've had in a while.  Joan, the girls' nanny, was out of town for two weeks so we flew in family to help out, and I found out quick that it's a lot harder to get everyone in the routine of things with two little ones.  Not to mention that Lyla's been going through some kind of regression, clinging to me constantly, wanting to be held instead of Evie and helped with eating (like Evie).  She certainly didn't make it easier on her auntie and grandparents.

Both of our jobs have been weighing on us pretty heavy, and we just had a lot of stuff to figure out.  I won't even list everything because I'm well aware they're very much first world problems, but the truth of the matter is we've had a lot of stress on our plates recently.  And in the middle of it all I have these two precious babies that are growing and changing constantly, and I don't know if it's the stress or the busy days, but it feels like it's all going in warp speed.

It's been such a struggle to just get through the days lately, and all of a sudden I looked around and realized that my baby is speaking full sentences and sleeping in a big girl bed, and fitting in kid clothes, not just toddler clothes anymore, and my little squishy isn't even a little squishy.  My newborn baby is already gone, replaced by this cute little thing that rolls and scoots and giggles, and gobbles up rice cereal like it's her job.  As long as the days can be, the weeks and months go too fast, and I desperately just want to grab all those moments up, hold them tight, and never let them or those girls go.  And I want a baby in my arms forever.

And that's why we just might be the next Duggars.  Just kidding.  But seriously...

- K

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Half Birthday

Today is Lyla's half birthday and I kind of always thought half birthdays were worthy of a celebration.  Since Auntie Jo is in town and she doesn't always get to be around for real birthdays I decided we should actually have a mini celebration.  We went to a really cute cafĂ© and bakery, Cupcake.  They have amazing cupcakes and pretty darn good regular food, too. 

Lyla loved getting all dressed up and picking out special cupcakes.  We sang happy birthday, blew out candles, and she stuck her fingers in every single cupcake.  Such a fun little night.  :)

- K