Sunday, August 28, 2011
After we dropped the big girls off Will hinted he wanted to go to the mall. Horrified, I told him in no uncertain terms I would NOT be seen in public in my current state of rolled-out-bedness. He was disappointed because he wanted to get out of the house today. I shot a wedding yesterday and my honey now has a new respect for me as a housewife during the week. And understands why a trip to the local grocery store is a big deal for me some days.
So even though i vetoed the mall I was convinced into IKEA! i cant say no to cheap , swiss, home organization. I still can not believe we walked around that store looking like we did. But I am soooo excited for the play room I am putting together. I will post pics when it is done but here is the start of the wall decor .
Nothing better for your walls then a cheap IKEA frame and a child's view of your family.
I mean look how SKINNY she made me !!
a last minute weekend trip to IKEA that sparks major creative inspiration is lovely !
happy Monday i am linking up with me friend Heather over here :)
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time for my Friday phone dump.
- I really HATE posting pics of myself. And I want to get over it.
- Passion fruit ice tea made with lemonade. My new favorite summer drink
- Not going to lie, Arizona has some awesome sunsets
- *sigh* Can i swaddle him forever ?
- Look at the smile on Mykas face. She is so happy to be with her big sister. Those two have such a great bond.
- corn time ! We had this with hamburger helper because I am super fancy like that.
- This kid looks just like me when I was her age. Its scary !
- My little smarty pants !
- no comment. just an addiction.
- Love little toes
- Ashlynn and Isaiah. She is so involved with him. She was 5 when i had Myka so they act more like siblings. But with Isaiah she is almost eight and takes on more of a mom role.
- home made play dough is the BOMB !
ps can anyone tell me why i cant get a button to work I copy and paste but it just shows code ?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tonight I closed my eyes and pretended like it was raining. I can't get the idea of fall out of my head. Its August in Arizona for Pete's sake. We have a t least another month of extreme heat warnings ahead of us. But all day today I wanted a thunder storm, and the smell of crisp air and leaves burning.
The dishwasher repair man was supposed to come today. I totally spaced it. I was thinking about it all week too. I hate when that happens. Of course I wasn't by my phone when they called to confirm my time slot. So of course I lost it. Blah. that's what happens when you are up with a new baby who is going through a growth spurt all night. You forget things.
Mom brain is a real thing folks.
My sweet little man is four weeks old today !!
1 A third birthday for Miss Myka
2. there was enough cloud cover on Tuesday that we could go splash around for a bit.
3.More birthday fun
4. I cant believe my littlest girl is three !
5. That mouse again
6. my sweet little guy !
i have been LOVING a few different apps as of late for pics on my ipad. ( i use my ipad for all my cell pics, dont judge) my fav so far is snapseed. very cool. love the drama effect. that's how I got the one of Myka in the splash pad.
linking up here
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
ugh, anyhow. Today was fantastic. The clouds were out so the sun was hidden away enough that we were able to play outside for an hour at the splash pad. it felt so good to be outside and breathing in the fresh air. Isaiah is almost a month old and this is the longest he has been in the sunshine. That's what happens when you are born in the summer in Arizona.
In other news, Myka turned three. My little sass mouthin, tenny boppin, getting big to fast little girl is three. We kept the celebrations low key this year. The family piled in the mini van and headed to Chuck E. Cheeses. I love three, I love that when they sang happy birthday to the paying birthday parties , Myka was convinced they were all singing to her. I was a forgetful mom and only had my ipad with me to snap some pics.
One more birthday to go. man, August is busy. Ashlynn hates having the last birthday of the bunch. I always try to convince her that she is actually first but it never works.
The littlest Mitchell kids. I love this pic. I think its very reflective of little personalities.
I always wanted a sibling growing up. All I ever got was a hamster. I know my kids say they want to be only children. But I think deep down inside somewhere, they are all best buds.
and some more sweetness before bed.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I know I am pre occupied with the baby right now. and your nights I have been lonely. And I am sorry for that. But when I opened your lap top this morning to answer an e mail, I was shocked and horrified at what I saw.
is this really what our marriage has come to?
Me upstairs nursing our baby and you down here watching this......smut?
hillbilly handfishin!? REALLY?
And I thought I knew you.........
Friday, August 12, 2011
I love that.
I put everything on hold this morning
Dishes.... Wash.... Sweeping.
It can wait . I am sitting outside with my girl listening to the rain pitter patter on the roof.
I am going to see the Help later this morning. All by myself , just me, an ice cold diet coke, and a chick flick. Sounds like a great morning to me.
The rain is stopping and the heat is rising. Our week in pictures
2. School is back in session. I know I am supposed to say I was sad to see em go. But not really. They are so stinking bored here at home. And with the new baby the less chaos in my life the better. They loved school this week.
3. Just having a toddler home all day is nice. And of course a newborn. But he's pretty easy going. It means lots of play time and snack time.and long coffee breaks for mommy and a few grown up lunches along the way.
And of course my little man!
Friday, August 5, 2011
In other news we had a birthday party last night !! Still cant believe she is 11. She sand karaoke for the first time last night at applebees with her best friend . They jammed out to Taylor Swift and rocked it ! I was so proud of her.
Lots of baby lovin going on around here. He is so lucky to have three big sisters who love him so much .As much as I love my little helpers i am excited for Monday ! Do you remember the Staples commercial where they sing the Christmas song its the most wonderful time of the year and the parents are back to school shopping ? That always how I feel on the first day.
Its exciting !
- Grandma and Ashlynn
- Ashlynn is such a picky eater i have started giving this to her in the mornings. Just for some nutrition.
- sleeping babies rock my world.
- Sleeping 11 year olds are nice too.
- This time of year has some seriously pretty clouds.
- Baby brother love
- love this little guy
- Mykas first day of real preschool
- birthday cake and coffee for breakfast is totally ok in my book
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Good gosh its hard to find time to blog. Its coffee Tuesday and I am just now finding a minute or half a one to post something. Night time coffee is fun too. Lets slip away and grab some Starbucks. I will bring my new little man with me. I could use a break from my other kids. Lord knows I love em' but I am on the edge of summer madness here. School can not start soon enough for this Mom.
After we ordered our drinks I would sit in one of the big comfy couches at Starbucks and proceed to tell you how much I HATE summer in Arizona. How unfair it is that kids must stay cooped up in the house all day. Do you how many times this week I wanted to take a walk with the new baby. But its been over 110 almost everyday. The bright side is I know it will end . School is starting which means fall must be around the corner. Meet the teacher is this week. In fact it's on a pretty big day, Lexi's birthday !
She will be 11 ! I can't get over it.
She is such a young lady.
Such a great big sister.
She is kind. I love that about her. It's something you don't see a whole lot of in kids these days. Why is that ? I blame TV. I hate when parents let their kids watch whatever they want on TV. It gives little minds and hearts such a false impression of appropriate behavior. Girls go to school thinking its ok to act like Lindsay Lohan in Mean girls.
But I am getting distracted.
Lexi you are amazing !!
After we finished our drinks I would need to leave. It would be late and I am beyond tired. I am fall into bed and can barely stay awake long enough to nurse a baby kind of tired. But I am happy I can sleep again ! Pregnancy gives me HORRIBLE insomnia. So I actually sleep better with a newborn then I do pregnant. Go figure.Not to mention the late hours of editing I have been putting in.
Routine will come. Life will settle back into a groove. School will start. And babies will sleep through the night.
And grow up to become 11 year old rockstars .