Monday, July 10, 2017

My Summer Essentials

There are a few things that have just helped make my summer days go a little more smoothly, and here they are:

I tried this a few months ago and LOVED it.  I loved the way my skin felt, and I felt like I really didn't need much make up over top.  I just restocked and am pumped!

I feel like as far as mascara goes, different ones work for different people like different hair products work for different people, but I picked this one up and have really been loving it.  I often use more than one mascara, but with this it really lengthens without looking like too much.

This concealer has been great to keep on hand or in my diaper bag when I feel like I need a little face lift.  Recommended from Kate, so you can't really ever go wrong!!

I LOVE MY APPLE WATCH.  It's one of those things that I feel like, how did I live without it!?  It's great to get notifications where I am without being attached to my cell phone.  I have my phone way less, and I love the way it tracks my work outs.

I've really tried to get diet pop out of my life, and I'm loving these with lunch or in the afternoon when I'm actually waiting for that glass of wine ;).  I'm thinking it'll be a good vaca mixer for me, too

This little four pack of celery has been perfect to grab and dip into peanut butter, it's quick, already cut, and decent for me.  They've been my go-to, quick snack.


We are teaching Griffin, too.  It's a good little change of pace that Kaylee loves.

I feel like I'm always in the shade with the baby, so my tan is pretty lacking.  My cousin recommended this to me, and I really like it!

Those are some of my summer favorites that are making my days!  Happy Monday!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer Breakfasts for Littles

I feel like there are so many extra picnics, parties, parades, etc in the summer, which usually means extra junk food. I always feel better about our days if I start Kaylee off with something decent, and feel less guilty if there are one or ten extra treats thrown in. Here are three easy ones we've had on repeat:

This is a favorite, and if your kiddies watch Daniel Tiger, he gets credit for this one. I just put blueberries at the bottom of the bowl, cover them with natural oats, cover with water, then sprinkle some honey on top. Microwave one minute then cover with a little milk to cool. She then has a "blueberry hunt" while eating and loves it. And completely devours it. If I don't have blueberries she always loves peanut butter/banana oatmeal!!

Do you see the face here? Neither do I, HA! But a three year old with an imagination does!! This is easy and quick and she cracks up when I tell her she has to "eat the entire face!!"

Taste the rainbow!! Just banana and strawberry on a peanut butter English muffin. Sometimes I'll cut fruit and let her stick it on the peanut butter which is really fun (and messy)!
Lastly, When I have the ingredients and time, we do make your own yogurt parfaits, and Kaylee loves getting to make layers and add her own stuff!!
Happy (almost halfway point) of Summer, eeeek!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

June 2017

I can't believe that we blinked and June is over!  It's been a busy one full of fun, family, and sleepless nights.  Here's our June summed up in a few (24ish) pictures (:

My brother got these two rappers, who are actually pretty huge now, to play/sing/dance at his school!  Kaylee loved it 

Kaylee and I got some pots and flowers and made a morning out of this.

It was so fun!  I hope to do it every summer.

These two went to a Pirates' game!  Kaylee had SO MUCH FUN, and I think her Daddy did too.

Girls' trip, plus a little boy :)

the two little babes.

These margs tasted SO GOOD.  Kelly and I had been talking about them for approx. one year, and we celebrated by having one or four more after ;)

Father's Day Weekend was so fun, and I'll do another post about.  This is us at my aunt's bakehouse.

This little guy is the CUTEST.

And he turned three months old.  #FourthTrimesterIsOver

Kaylee loves the boat so much that she often makes her own boat and drives all around.



Rainy mornings call for all of the blankets and all of the stuffed animals.

This girl went to VBS for a week and had a cute little performance at the end of the week.  She was awesome.

Our town has community days every year, so we went and rode rides and ate funnel cake :)

My two crazies.

We celebrated Gerald's (half) birthday since there's so much craziness around Christmas.  Gerald got a Friday surprise and a Saturday Surprise, and Sunday morning we packed up the car on a surprise trip.  We went downtown to the fountains and there was so much activity going on in Market Square. We had the best day!

Hanging in the shade with my littlest guy.

We celebrated that night, too, at my parents.

And again the next day with the leftover brownies ;) #HappyBirthdayPenguin

Lots of park fun

And books on the porch.

It's been such a fun summer so far, and we have lots of FUN coming in July.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Griffin 3 months

We've made it through the "Fourth Trimester!" Griffin is such a good baby.  My favorite time is after his morning feeding he is ALL SMILES.  He's pretty content to be just hanging out as long as he can see his peeps.  We've taken a few longer car rides, and he is a CHAMP!  He mostly sleeps or stares in the mirror.  Bath time is his favorite, and he's really starting to show an interest in Kaylee by following around her voice and looking around for her.  We are getting worse and worse in the sleep department, I'm talking up 3-5 times, but other than that he has been such a JOY.  I was hoping for him to be in his crib by now, but with all of the waking we are just going to keep working on it.  He likes his paci if he's sad but not so much as a sleep aid.  He has found his hands and feet though, and loves to put them in his mouth hehe.  Here are some looks at our big boy :)

Leg lifts, LOL

Starring at Sissy.


Love you to pieces, Griffin!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

We had a busy and fun Memorial Day weekend!!   Here;s a peek at what we did:
Gerald was off on Friday, and the Pens played, so we were repping our jerseys and spending some extra time with Daddy!

This girl turned TEN!!! I was just looking at pictures from her third birthday, and here she is holding the littlest guy.  We had so much fun at her party.

The park is a favorite, and watching Kaylee explore is just the best.

I was cracking up, because she packed a bag of stuff.  Luckily so, because some equipment was wet, and she brought herself a change of clothes, LOL.  Kaylee and Gerald went to his parents camp one day, and she had a BLAST.

Love this fam!!!

Swaddled and cozy and the Griffin's!

MDW wouldn't be complete without a trip to the pool.  Kaylee is getting so, almost TOO, confident in the pool and has the best time.

Morning story times is a new thing, and it's my favoriteeeee.

Walks on walks on walks.

Chilling at Grandma Sparkles, this guy LOVES FANS.

We were at urgent care for this rash.  It was super raised, hot, and had a little mark that looked like a bite mark, eeeeeek.  Luckily, it was just inflamed baby acne.  We were there with Kaylee earlier that day because she kept throwing up while coughing, UGH.  So thankful that both ended up being fine

New and ADORABLE shirt from Grandma sparkles :)

whew!!! I'm tired just from recapping.