Thursday, March 29, 2012

photo day

I thought I would document my day in photos
our morning started with WAY too much laundry
then some craft time for little miss and oggle time for O man
 next we had a great freakout/crying fit

after we recovered, we moved on to MORE crafts. who could ever get sick of glue stick! 
against o mans better judgement, little miss and I enjoy some silly faces
time to give the dolls a ride in the swing
little miss's very special 3D reading glasses
time to hit the rainy road

baby food
beer and baby food? I think yes.
The MAN and I sit back, relax, and enjoy a Blazer game.

Good night everyone. Hope your day was as delightful as mine.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    One year ago today I waved goodbye to Cameron's parents and as soon as the drove around the corner I hopped on my bike to buy a pregnancy test. Boy was I in for the shock of my life. Funny how different I felt then. At the time I was not sure how in the world we would be able to handle being parents, now I can't imagine life without our little man!
    Cameron is FINALLY coming home tonight. I'm stinking ecstatic. It's been a long two weeks and I wish single parenthood upon no one. I had my nanny job today and Little Miss spent the day at my house. She has an awesome playroom at her house, but with Orin it's much easier here. She seems not to mind my house despite my lack of toys. Today I realized why....Orin is her own little pet. She started the morning by rocking him in his swing while telling his how cute he is. Then decided to read him a few books. Next she asked to use my ukulele and sang him songs.....songs just for him that she made up on the spot. Watching Orin look into her eyes in such wonder and amusement, and watching her shower him wish love and care totally reaffirmed my desire to have more kids. Not like there was any doubt that I wanted more, but now I know WHY I want more. Obviously to give me a break! I kid I kid. No, seeing the love Little Miss has for Orin makes me love them both even more. Fills my life with warm fuzzies, and you can never have too many warm fuzzies. I can't wait until the time is right to expand our family a bit more. Plus I have an entire pinterest board full of cute baby girl craft ideas I just dying to create!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lovely Day

What a wonderful day we have had. Cameron is STILL away for work, so good days are extra special.
Here is a recap.
  • Slept until nine while snuggling with my 4 month old.
  • Found the perfect coral colored nail polish
  • Saw Greg Oden
  • Played on the floor while Orin rolled around
  • Took a walk in the rain
  • Orin took 2 naps, both lasting over two hours
  • Painted my nails
  • Finished a good book
  • Made a meal plan for the week
  • Cleaned the house
Gee, My idea of a great day sure has changed a lot in the last year.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


I am officially working TWO count them, TWO day a week now. One as a nanny, and one at the cafe. Today was my second cafe shift since Orin entered the world. Cam is out of town for work, so the little man spent the day with Grandma and Grandpa. Despite my worry, everything went without a hitch. O man was a happy little camper for the sitters, and I was not a wreck at work.

We have a lot of young couples that come into the cafe. Today I felt like the place was packed with adorable babies. I was in heaven! I realized today while looking into the sea of babies that all those parents are just like me and Cam. As an outsider, it looks like these people have it all together. They have a plan, a system, and are calm and relaxed. When I know for experience that on the inside that is not the case in the slightest. Most days I feel like I'm hanging on by my boot straps! There is no plan, only a slight system that works some days, and I'm pretty sure the only time I'm calm and relaxed is in my sleep. It was such an epiphany to realize this today. At least we look like we have it together! No book, story, website, or class can ever prepare you for parenthood, but somehow we all make it through. HALLELUJAH!