Monday, November 24, 2014

This Week and Last

I can't believe we one week until our already toddling baby is no longer a baby.  I wasn't overly sentimental or sad when we stopped nursing 6 weeks ago, but now that we are hitting this milestone I'm getting very "typical mom".   We went to my In Laws yesterday to meet our month old step-niece and while I can remember Ashlynn being that small, probably since she wasn't even into 0-3m sizes until she was 2 months old, I couldn't remember Kenley being that small.  I can remember what she looked like at birth, but I don't know if it was blur of having a toddler, two years of sleep deprivation and post partum effects, or what, but I really have a hard remembering her those first few months.  Which heightens my sadness of her getting older, I don't want to forget everything that I completely adore about her right now.  She has become such a happy, outgoing, and adventurous baby the last few weeks I really would be in heaven if this lasted another year.   Thankfully, I know how much we have to look forward too and a lot of that is watching her relationship with Ashlynn grow.

Moving on, last week went by in a blur.  The weather sucked, but we packed a lot in.  We had playdates on Monday and Friday, which honestly I think are more fun for me than for the kids, but I don't think they notice amongst playing with toys at someone else's house.  Tuesday was supposed to be Ashlynn's school picture day.  It was about 25 degrees out, so I dressed Ashlynn in adorable red cable knit sweater dress, leggings, and her red hunter boots.  I was afraid she might not want to take her picture, so I prepped her the whole weekend being excited about it.  When we got to school, the director asked if I wanted to take her over early since the photographer was just getting set up.  I was glad I had the chance to be there hoping it'd be easier for her ease up to the idea, but no go.  We watched some other kids take pictures against the cheesy school picture autumn themed backdrop, which I was so excited to get for memorabilia sake.   Even the prop of a red scooter didn't convince her.  All week she's been telling me, "I didn't take my picture, mommy", with a sad face, which I just let her know that's okay and she can try next year.  Now, on to working her up to want to take her picture with Santa!

The week ended with a trip to the ER for a possible toddler concussion.  Thankfully she seems okay and our visit was surprisingly short and sweet, which I was so grateful for since it was around 9pm and she had been up since 6am with no nap. We headed to the mall on Saturday and got a sneak peek at big man in the red suit, and Ashlynn has been talking about him since.  We hit Ikea on Sunday and I got some stuff for her craft area of the sunroom so that's finally coming together.  I can't wait to pull out all our holiday swag on Friday.  I honestly don't think I've been this excited for the holidays since I was seven, but that's another post in itself.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and is fasting for the Thanksgiving gluttony that will ensue! (hashtagfirstworldproblems, I know).


  1. Oh mama, I can imagine that is hard!! But you are right, SO much to look forward to!! Happy Thanksgiving week to your sweet fam!

  2. I adore the pictures of the girls together! and so glad Ashlynn ended up being okay!!

  3. A concussion? Oh no! Glad she's doing alright. Hoping for Santa pictures this weekend too. It must have been an ikea weekend because we went there on Saturday!! I loved their wrapping paper selection!

  4. Sounds like a busy busy couple of weeks! Aww... isn't it crazy how days meld into each other and you can't really tell when what happened? I think that's a big part of what motivates me to take photos/blog them. So I have a recollection if for no one but myself. Glad the little one is ok and hope you have a wonderful and smooth-sailing week.

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv


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