Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Missing Tooth

Going anywhere with all three kids is like a miniature circus. One never wants to go anywhere, one wants to go everywhere, and one is a crazy baby. 

And then there is me. 

A mom desperate to entertain her kids any way other than a screen and desperate to get them out of the house. 

IKEA was a great half-day away from home on Spring break. 

The kids were PERFECT.

Roxy wasn't too bad either. 

That is until we were on our way to eat lunch. 

We were walking (single file) towards the food line and then all of a sudden Breckie is cry-screaming.  When I turn around to see what happened Everett starts crying too. Then there's the blood and Everett is missing a tooth AND Roxy is now crying from the stroller and trying to get out of her buckle. 

And then, as you can imagine, the entire IKEA audience is looking at us. 

I get Everett a napkin for his bloody mouth and calm him down and then work on calming Breckie down. She will cry scream for 45 minutes if you let her so I have to count backwards from 5 and then she stops. She tells me Everett's mouth bit her hand 😂

Meanwhile I'm making Roxy a bottle so she can calm down too... turns out Breckie was dance-walking and swinging her arms and her hand went back and hit Everett in the mouth knocking his tooth out. 

It was a shock to both of them but pretty funny to everyone else. I'm used to stuff like this happeneing now. 

Luckily an IKEA employee found the tooth and the tooth fairy came on the first night it was under his pillow :) and Everett is left with a funny story to tell about how he lost his front tooth!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cherry Skin

On the first day of Spring, DQ had free cones. 

We went twice. 

Don't judge. 

In fact, we went to DQ 4 times during Spring break and made homemade Blizzards 3 other times. 

The first time we went on "free cone day" I got a butterscotch dipped cone. 

So when we went back that evening Breckie told me she wanted one with "skin" on it. She wanted one with cherry skin. 

😋I love her so much!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Porch Swing

Sunday afternoon on the porch swing. 

Of course this is a depiction of about 24 seconds of our Sunday. But we can pretend it was relaxing 😆

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Milk Jugs

Carrying in groceries from the car... it probably looks something like this:

As many bags as possible (preferably all bags) of groceries hanging from your arms and a jug of milk in your hand and hopefully the other hand is free to open the door... because you have to get all the groceries in on the first trip, right!?

If you're extra "efficient" and happen to have two jugs of milk you'll transfer that extra jug of milk to your elbow and kind-of bear hug it as your other hand is momentarily free to open the door. 

Well, it's kind-of like having kids. 

The jugs of milk each represent a kid. 

So the bags of groceries is just life. And now you have a jug of milk in each hand (two kids). Here comes the third kid/jug of milk and it's much hard to turn that door knob and get in the house :)

It seems like every night (after the kids are in bed) I just want to sit in the corner and stare at the white wall and do nothing and not have anyone talk to me or need anything. 

I'm so empty by the end of the day. I don't have any energy left for anything. At least not right now. 

But it's the last day of Spring break... maybe that's part of it. 

When Jake and I found out that Roxy was going to be a girl we cried happy tears! We were so happy to have another girl. Everett is a hard kid and he was a hard baby and a hard toddler and in our minds boy = hard but life is funny and Roxy is (gasp) even harder than Everett. 

Good news though... Everett is SMART and maybe "hard" actually equals smart???! 

Roxy is crazy. She needs to be actively entertained for a majority of her awake time and she exhausts me. And then when Everett is home too it's double exhausting. If I'm not actively entertaining Everett, he wants to be entertained my some sort of screen. Luckily there are quite a few learning outlets within those screens but it's still my parental duty to limit his screen time. And then you have Breckie wanting me to play beads with her or play princesses or jump on the trampoline with her or watch this trick meanwhile Roxy is crawling around crying and falling off of stuff and NOT eating real/baby food but then putting every rock and leaf in her mouth, and maneuvering herself out of the stroller/high chair, doing "cartwheels" down the stairs... and I'm zombie mom by the end of the day.

And the best part, is that I actually have my crap together. I do. I really, really do. 

We eat real food that I make out of ingredients I bought at the grocery store and we wear clean clothes that I washed and we live in a clean house that I clean and sometimes we even shower!

 I give everything to my kids and Jake but I find myself wishing Roxy would grow up a little faster to where she's not so needy because everyone else needs me too. But I'm guessing her craziness isn't going away anytime soon 😅

Everyone says I'll miss these days and about 3% of the time I actually believe them... and the other 97% of the time I believe they just can't remember what it really was like. 

But for now, I'm happy Spring break is over and I'll feel a tiny bit more successful carrying in my groceries... because one jug of milk will be at school :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Frozen Karaoke

Not that you need 10 pictures of two little best friends playing and singing... but they are all so cute for one reason or another and so here are all 10 pictures :)

These two are the best!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Grammys At The Zoo

My mom and Grandma came for a visit the first week of Spring break. 

It was a good visit. Jake and I went out twice. Two nights in a row... so it was more like a GREAT visit!!

One of those days we went to the zoo. We weren't very speedy about it so we only got halfway (or less) through the zoo before we were too hot and ready to go home. 

Roxy LOVED eating a whole pickle and playing at the splash pad. She seriously had a blast. Luckily Grammy followed her around so she didn't get trampled by the other crazies. 

A blue ICEE was also enjoyed by all. 

This is my only creature picture :)

When we first got into the zoo a fellow zoo-goer asked if we'd like to have her two tickets for the carousel. Um yes, I said! It was a great way to end our day at the zoo. 

Everyone had an enjoyable visit... 

We will miss Grammy and Great Grammy until their next visit!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

10 Months, 3.5 Teeth

I know that February is the shortest month, but it felt like it went by even quicker than usual. I swear I was just blogging about Roxy being 9 months old just last week and now she's 10 months!

It's good though. There is never a dull moment with Roxy. She needs to be entertained constantly. 

And not "baby entertained" either. She's like a 2.5 year-old stuck in a baby's body. 

She likes to scream. Only sucks her thumb when she's SUPER tired and trying to fall asleep. 

They call her the tornado at the gym. We call her The Beast. 

She can stand up on her own and can balance for a second or two without holding on to something. She's claiming her spot as the baby of the family and still wakes up at night. 

Life is insane with Roxy but it was never complete without her!