Thursday, August 14, 2014


This happens a lot. For various reasons. Like when it's time to clean up toys. Or they don't get what they want. Or when they need to take a nap. And, for absolutely no reason at all.
No secrets's good but it's not perfect or easy.
The longer I'm a mom (which really hasn't been that long) the more I realize every day that I have no clue what I'm doing. 
Navigating the's a maze. 

Monday, August 11, 2014


  • 19 lbs 5 oz (95%+)
  • 26.5 inches (95%)
  • 17 inch head (75%)
  • 12 month clothes
  • size 4 diaper
This kid is totally chill. He's easily entertained by anyone who will say hi to him. 
Hardly ever cries.
Loves his bumbo.
Loves his bath.
Love LOVES to have his diaper changed. He laughs and kicks his legs the whole time :) 
Grabs at his toys and shoves them in his mouth.
Found his toes a week ago.
Chews on his fingers.
Messes his diaper only once a week.
Likes his car seat only when the car is moving but this is getting better. 
Pushes himself up with his arms.
Takes at least 2 really good naps every day. Falling into more of a schedule with a morning and afternoon nap.
Times are a changing. He had been sleeping for up to ten hours at night until last week. Now he wakes up sometime in the early morning (3-5 am) and wants to eat. I shouldn't complain. Once a night isn't bad but there are times when he doesn't go back to sleep right away. So...he wakes up at 4:30, goes back to sleep at 6:30 and the girls wake up at 7. Luckily he's happy for most of the time so I can lay down and doze between his coos and screeches but it makes for a tired day. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Ava: "Mom, when I think, I can see things in my brain. Like I can see a whole bunch of stuff in my brain. I can see Kathy in my brain right now."

Jaina: "I see Kathy in my eyeballs."

Saturday, August 9, 2014


I totally forgot how to potty train a child....and I hate the messes.
I've been avoiding the whole thing...until today. 
We've been at it for three hours.

Underwear: 3 - Toilet: 0

(I will call it a huge improvement that she started running for the bathroom when she realized she was going in her underwear...)

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Ava bit her finger during supper while eating her green bean like a rabbit. Panic and screaming ensued. She put a band-aid on it.
"Mom, my finger is humping. I can feel it. That's when you know something's not right of your body when you can feel it humping. I can really feel it." 
"Maybe your band-aid's on too tight?"
"Oh yeah, right. Maybe it is."
I was unaware that Jaina was putting globs of butter on her plate and eating it with her fork until she said, "Mom, this is wicious!" (delicious)

Jaina has a devious streak. For the second time, she found a pair of scissors and cut a huge hole in her new shirt. :( It was pretty dramatic for both of us.  

On a walk tonight.
"Jaina, you have to keep up or you have to ride your bike."
"Mom! You not be bossy!!!"

"Ganks berry much!"
(Ava used to say Granks) :) 


After a yummy salmon supper, we opened presents and then dug into an "intense" flourless chocolate cake. The perfect start to another year. Happy Birthday, my love. 

Friday, August 1, 2014


"Did you know that sharks have the worst teeth of all the predators?"
"Yeah they bite my finger!"
"Yeah if they bit your finger there would be blood all over!"
"Did you know that whales are way bigger than us humans?"
"Whales are like the biggest predators on all the earth!"
"Why they swim in water?"
"They swim in water because they breathe under water."
"They're not yucky, Jaina. They just swim under water. You want me to tell you something?"
(whisper whisper)
"Don't tell Mama. It's disgusting!"
"Yeah, yuck!"