We have had quite alot of big changes going on down here and by blog has taken a back seat for a bit. I have been working through the iMovie learning curve and created this mini movie of some swimming fun. I think it will be nice to have some movies to look back on later of our family.


I have been enjoying the Go Pro but I am not 100% sure what I am doing with it yet. I thought it was a pretty cute mini movie. I have take more footage of family outings lately to make mini movies out of. I am learning new things about video editing as I go just like how I have been learning with my photography. I am always welcome to suggestions/advice/tips or any other ideas.

Until next week, XOXO

Earth Day!

This week has been super rough. The hubby has been crazy busy with work and Jake got terribly sick. We have not gotten much done this week but cuddles, juice boxes and lots of diaper changes. Today is finally a good day, Jake is feeling much better and I got to put some nice clothes (not yoga pants and t-shirts) on and did my hair! We don’t typically have many weeks like this but it happens. Taking care of a sick kid is way more exhausting than you think.

Since Jake has been feeling better today, we made the most of a beautiful Earth day. I snapped a few pictures outside in our garden while we were playing before nap time. I love being outside, getting fresh air and looking at nature’s beauty. Jake knows how to turn on the garden hose outside and he does it when ever we are outside for more than ten minutes. Thank goodness it is always hot down here or he’d be constantly too cold!

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^My poor marigolds keep getting pulled up by my sweet little boy trying to pick flowers for me. They are looking pretty pitiful now.^

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He’s very much into watering the garden, Emma dog and even trying to get mommy! Until next week, XOXO.

Time For A Toddler Bed

On Monday this week, after nap time, my crazy man learned to climb out of his crib. I swear this kid can climb anything! I was right there, thank goodness. He landed quite hard but was totally fine. Our baby cam captured it for us. OH BOY!

So we decided to try out a toddler bed. We got a 4-in-1 convertible bed, and I am so happy with our choice. Not only did we need it so soon but it was easy to convert. Here is the bed in white on Amazon.

Logan 4-in-1 Crib

I was super worried that the freedom with the new toddler bed would cause less sleep for everyone. I am excited that I was wrong. He loves the new big kid bed and lays right down at bedtime. He hasn’t gotten up early all week either! We have actually been sleeping in!! He has a little bit of trouble when it is nap time and cries at the baby gate for about 5 minutes everyday but then goes into his bed and falls asleep. I cannot complain! I am SO proud of him! I did make him snap a few pictures the other day in his big kid bed and of course Emma dog had to join.

IMG_4169IMG_4175IMG_4177IMG_4178IMG_4180IMG_4182IMG_4187IMG_4188^His favorite stuffed animal, Donut the dog.^


In other news… this week, I am officially 15 weeks along with Baby #2! It seems to be flying by so far. I am still in most of my regular clothes. I had to use the extender on a couple of my pants this week. Some days I really think I am showing way more than with Jake, but other days I think I am still looking not pregnant. I seem to have gotten more energy back which is awesome. Craving candy like crazy and Jimmy Johns, which is the same as with Jake man. I’d also love some Mad Mushroom Cheese Sticks randomly but not all the time and unfortunately that is only back in Indiana. It has been tough keeping up with my bi-weekly bump pics this time but I am making a point to continue to do it. I know I’ll be happy I did.

12 and 14 week bump pics to catch up!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend with family and friends! We took advantage of this rainy Good Friday to make Easter breakfast rolls for the weekend! We are both covered in flour!! Until next week…XOXO

Projects with a Toddler

I have been working on continuing some painting and other crafts this week. Crafting, painting, and artwork with a very active toddler adds a whole new complexity to my work. This week was my birthday and my parents sent a little box of supplies to make a Valentine’s Day wreath. They know me so well! I decided to have Jake help me make it. Lets just say we are lucky it turned out as well as it did. I would have liked to make it more puffy and fluffy but I’ll take what I can get.



Jake was working on coloring a birthday card for his Aunty Annie!!


He used a cat liter box for his table, but whatever works!


And then we tried to get a painting started. Lets just say its a work in progress and Jake ended up with only a little paint in his hair. He was really into paint brushes!


He can create quite a mess while helping his mommy. Most of the time my little man is finding a way to climb on top of everything. So it makes it hard to work on any of my own projects.

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But I love my little helper soooo much!


Until next week, XOXO!

Playroom/Nursery Mirror

Babies and toddlers love mirrors. My little guy loves looking at himself. I wanted to put a cool mirror in the playroom like you see in little kid fun houses. I really liked thisΒ Bubble MirrorΒ but it was more than I planned on spending. I painted and finished a frame, then cut down a larger mirror that I had saved for various art projects. I hung it at Jake’s height so he can look at it anytime.

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And just some playing pictures.

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My little walking man is all over now…

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Time to get back to playing!!

Until next week, XOXO.