Daily Archives: February 17, 2014

Our Short & Sweet Time with Nana

The last five days have gone by too darn fast!  Nana arrived late Tuesday night and left yesterday morning to go back to the Pacific Northwest.  The sunshine greeted her every morning-which I am sure was a welcomed change from the gloom and doom of a long Washington winter!  

We spent as much time outside as possible!  No complaints here!  We hibernated for the last week trying to get rid of our nasty colds and being outside was a nice little change.  Please Note: Our grass is in hibernation mode-if we wanted grass that was green year round we would have to strip and re-seed twice a year-every year-and we just like to keep our summer grass-so it is “sleeping” until the temps rise another 10-15 degrees.

LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.

Em LOVED spending time with her Nana.  

Little Em passed out after an extra-long trip to our local park.  I even un-strapped her to get her out and she didn’t move! Little lady was out!

Sand Turtle Fun- helpful hint- sprinkle some cinnamon in the sand and mix it in.  We have plenty of spiders on the outside of our sand-box, but not one in over a year, inside it! Winning.

Every afternoon we sat outside and just reveled in the spring-time air.  I know the rest of the country is having a rough(understatement of the year) winter but our summers are five months long and are too dangerous to go out in.  Our Weather? The lows at night reach 95 degrees with the highs ranging from 110-120-I KID YOU NOT. Having two young children with those types of temperatures make those months just as frustrating as the NE Winter-I am sure of it.  Except we really can’t go outside-no layers of clothes here-naked babies get hot fast- Oh and cars heat up to 130+ degrees in less than 15 minutes in the sun- hello sweating babies as I try to turn the AC on max when we get back into the car.  

Pool time- walking the Mall-Target-Costco-going to the Children’s Museum- Indoor Gym Time- Lot’s of indoor playtime in my future.  So we are going to live outside for the next two months!

Tangent Over.

Em finally LOVES being in the stroller for our walks to the park!  The Toddler sits next to her in our City Mini Double- love that stroller-even more so than the single!

Em & Nana cuddles.  

We took Nana to our local family community center for our Wednesday Weekly outing!  The theme was Tunnels- and The Toddler reveled in crawling around the maze and pushing all sorts of balls through with him.  Adorable!

Little Champ relaxing while we devour some local frozen yogurt! Em has two teeth now and my Chewbeads necklaces that I wear come in hand when she is in the Ergo. I don’t give her these in the car-just while we were sitting in the booth(over cautious mom).

The Toddler stole my orange yogurt- at least he is cute!

Best Friends!

Every morning(and after nap) The Toddler would start calling for Nana.  He spent every waking moment glued to her side. She was the best entertainment and the one he wanted to cuddle with every night.  I can not wait until we live closer.  But I am so thankful for the time we did have-because it was downright precious!

Nana and I scored two outdoor chairs at a local garage sale-we LOVE finding a good deal.  When she asked me what I would like to do without the two munchkins on Saturday(when they were down for their afternoon nap and the Hubby could watch them) I immediately opted for going to Old Navy.  None of my shorts fit at six-months postpartum-I wish is was because I was so slim-but that is definitely not the case.  She helped me find some shorts and light cotton tops for my mom body so that I will be able to go through the hot summer months in clothes that fit. There is definitely another post involved when talking about my journey with breastfeeding and regaining my pre-baby weight-but that will have to be at a later date.

I am thankful for all of our coffee chats, our time in the sunshine in the backyard, and just plain good old company!  I miss you mom!  But am so thankful for the time that we get to spend with you!

 Exciting things are coming this week!  I am working on writing a post on our journey with food allergies-one that is taking me awhile to gather my thoughts.  The giveaway for the Nuby Stool ends this Friday-get your entries in!  I am excited about some new partnerships that I have in the works and am so darn grateful for how these partnerships positively impact our little family!  There are two new giveaways on the horizons and hopefully Em’s sixth month post-just need to take pictures of her cuteness!

Thanks for reading and your continued support!

Sincerely,

HM