Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Funny Monkey

makes me happy.

Byrdie makes me laugh a lot. I can tell she's finding the joy in making other people smile. Certainly a good skill to have.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Latest Fine Dining Rage

makes me happy.

Byrdie's dinner is usually some slight variation of the dinner above. 

Broccoli.  Bell peppers. Carrots. Sweet potato.  A protein.  A dip of some sort, like tzatziki or gravy.

Which is also similar to the kind of dinner we (Kev & I) eat most nights. 

Bell peppers.  Asparagus.  Broccoli.  Shrimp.  Nuts.  Goat cheese.

The difference?

The foods Kev and I eat may touch.  Get all intermingled in a bowl even.  With the dip (dressing or sauce) spread all over the top!

Byrdie prefers her's deconstructed if you will - so very avant-garde.

Monday, May 28, 2012

A 3 Hour Tour

makes me happy.

I busted out the ol' pump for the first time on Friday.

Apparently everything was still in working order!

Leaving Kevyn armed with a solid 6oz of milk I popped out for a couple hours to hang with my girls on Emma's patio,

drink some wine,

eat some Greek food,

and yadda, yadda, yadda the night away.

It was nice.  Real nice.

And Kev and the girls were fine.  Perfectly fine.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Independent Thinkers

make me happy.

The other evening Kelly and Sandy stepped out to see Cavalia's Oddyseo, which is described as equestrian arts, stage arts and theatrical effects on a scale that has never been seen before.

The next day when I asked Kelly how it was she probably give me about a 10 minute recap of her evening.

Overall I know it was lovely but aside from that the only other detail that has stuck in my mind was when she told me how the actors/riders/trainers don't force the horses to do anything they don't want to, so at any given point in the show there might me 9 horses doing the side step stage left and 1 horse running around in circles by himself.

 Even writing that makes me laugh and totally want to go see it.

 I know, I'm totally 12 years old.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hot Sunny Days

make me happy.

After Byrdie's nap this afternoon she came into Stevie's room and looked out the window to see her daddy and Rob working in the backyard.

It was hot, the sun was full on, and they had taken off their shirts.

Byrdie wasn't sure about the last part.

"Daddy!  Daddy!  Why is your shirt off?!?"  she shouted in dismay.

'Why not?!?' was all that kept going through my head.

Hubba, hubba - lucky mama.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wonderland 2012

makes me happy.

Wonderland season is upon us and...

everyone is pumped.

We're dancing in the streets and...

hanging from the fences!

And strolling, and nursing, and carrying a 3 week old along too.

Yes, I go to bed at 9pm.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

3 Week Beauties

make me happy.

I have about a million photos on my camera from this weekend - as it was awesome - but, I am waaaaay too tired to download them.

Are you sick of me talking about being tired yet?  Sorry.

In the meantime, here are two photos of my girls, both 3 weeks of age.

Anyone care to guess who's who?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Safety First

makes me happy.

This evening Kelly stepped out to run some errands...

leaving Kev, Sandy and I in charge of all the kids.

I then, stepped inside for 10 minutes to prep some dinner leaving only Kev and Sandy with the kids.

Upon my return everyone was wearing helmets.


"That's how we roll - nobody's getting hurt on our watch!"  was my husband's response to my confused look.

Have a fun and SAFE long weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


makes me happy.

Ever watched...

Boundin' before?

I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuckered Out & Tongue-Tied

makes me happy.

I wish I had...

some beautiful words...

to go along with...

these beautiful photos.

Unfortunately, I do not.

Speechless?  Perhaps.

Exhausted?  Definitely.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Full House

makes me happy.

Byrdie has really embraced becoming a big sister to Stevie.

She is very gentle when she touches Stevie, she always helps me change Stevie's diaper, and she is always suggesting to me that I should feed Stevie (is the 12 times a day that I already do that not enough Byrdie!?!).

We are thrilled Byrdie is as taken with her sister as we are.

Now if I could just get her to stop yelling at me...


every time I tried to burp the baby, then... we'd be all aces.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Squirts & Sunnies

make me happy.

Anyone else...

find it infinitely hilarious to put your sunglasses on any stray toddler that crosses your path?!?


Me too.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Breakfast Cookie

makes me happy.

I believe there was a period of time yesterday when I nursed for 3 hours straight. 

Took 2 hours off.

And then nursed for another 2.

You know what that made me?


Good thing I'm loving being in my kitchen lately, making nutrient rich meals and snacks.  My body is just craving veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains.  Half a bagel smoothered in peanut butter has been known to hit the spot as of late as well.

Above is what I'm selling as The Breakfast Cookie - omitting the white sugar and adding a handful of chocolate chips.  They help fend off said bagels.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Riding The Wave

makes me happy.

All things considered, I'm pretty amazed how well I feel.

Sure we're tired but, I'm certainly buzzing around on some sort of high.

A high I want to run with.  A high that motivates me.  A high that is constantly reminding me this parenting thing is a once in a lifetime opportunity and that every single moment with them is precious. 

Monday, May 7, 2012


makes me happy.

This is what 8:30pm looks like in our house these days.

Awesome in the ways that - there is usually a beer cracked, all that laundry is clean and poop free, and BOTH little ladies are asleep in their rooms.

Funny in the ways that - chances are good that beer will go warm before it's fully consumed, all that laundry is clean, poop free, AND still needs to be folded and put away, and we both could easily be fast asleep in our own room.

Alas, the laundry must get folded as there shall be another basket right behind that one tomorrow.

Livin' the life!

Friday, May 4, 2012


makes me happy.

Stevie is such a doll.  She eats well, sleeps well, and hardly cries.

Is this really happening?  Did I really get an easy-going baby?  Cause I surely didn't have one with Byrdie (sorry kid - I love you to bits but you challenged me).

Or is it me?  Maybe I don't hear the crying anymore, or am use to sleepless nights, and sore breasts?

Nah - it's the baby.  She's a little Fonzie...