Librarian. Tattooed Momma of Two. Flexi-vegan. Sriracha Lovin'. LA Livin'.
Watching the cars drive past our house. I can’t believe my “baby” is 19 months and any day now, another sweet little baby will join us earth side.
Over the weekend I worked an event for Ergo Baby carriers (yes, at 38.5 weeks pregnant!) helping mamas try on and test out all their different carriers.
It was a great to have some grown up time out of the house, pass on the babywearing love, and focus my mind something other than the upcoming birth of baby #3
Speaking of, 9 days and counting! Single digits! Send me lots of good labor juju! ;)
T-minus 16 days until Baby G is due earth side. In the spirit of keeping busy - and because I don’t know how to “take it easy,” we ventured out to the Nature and Science Museum. I am trying to spend as much quality time as a family of 4 before we have to slow down a little to figure out our stride as a family of 5.
It was the first time I have ever taken a stroller to the museum for Albina to ride in. I think she has actually ridden in a stroller less than a dozen times total because I usually wear her when she isn’t down chasing her brother. She actually did pretty well, and seemed to like it, so that was a happy experiment! I was feeling a little guilty today seeing other mama’s wearing their little ones, but I also know she needs to get used to me not always wearing her.
I sometimes really struggle with my identity of being a stay at home mom, and not working in my career, but I wouldn’t miss this time with them while they’re young for the world!
Today we did a quick walk through into Expedition Health at the Nature and Science Museum. I’ve never visited it because I’ve always felt like it wasn’t geared toward my kids, but they actually really seemed to enjoy it. Especially the little area that was designed with them in mind! (Who knew?!)
Oliver and Albina especially loved the giant life-sized wall that is like those pin point impression toys. Albina loved pushing the pins back into the frame, and Oliver had so much fun doing whole body prints. It was really cool, but also I found it a little creepy?
It was -11F here this morning! With a high of 7F when the sun was shining. Growing up in Wisconsin, and spending a majority of my adult life here in Colorado - I am used to cold spells, but oh man, this is frigid! After living in Southern California for the last 3 years, this feels especially chilly!
Between this cold spell and the kids fighting nasty colds for the last week, we have been pretty cooped up at the house. I think we’re all going a little stir crazy, and I am running out of ideas to keep my kids entertained all day. This morning I broke out our art supplies and we made valentines.
I got an idea off Pinterest to use a paper towel tube shaped into a heart for a stamper, which was a HUGE hit with both kids. And I reused my idea from 2 years ago with the picture frames that we made for the grandparents.
Speaking of Pinterest, here is my Valentines Day Pinterest board <3 Since Oliver was born, I have hosted a Momma and kids party every year. This year is no exception, and I am looking forward to hosting a party with a new group of ladies with babies - most of which I don’t know or haven’t met - so hopefully I make a few new friends.
Bread Machine Pizza Dough
1 c + 2 tbl warm water
2 ½ tbl olive oil
3 c flour (I use half whole wheat and half white flour)
2 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbl sugar
1. Add water and oil to bread machine
2. Add flour
3. Add salt, yeast, and sugar to separate corners of bread machine mixing bowl.
4. Choose Dough cycle.
5. When cycle is done, roll out dough, add toppings, and bake at 425F for 12 – 18 minutes.
I was making dinner when I heard fits of giggles coming from the living room. These 2 were cuddled up on the couch together, hiding and playing peekaboo. Their shenanigans together crack me up. I love how close they are, and watching them interact with each other.
I love our family hikes. We’ve been trying to get in as many as we can when the weather is nice before our baby arrives.
I look forward to this hike when it’s summer as well, with the path following the creek, the kids will be sure to love exploring and splashing as we walk.
This kid loves being outside! We are still getting used to the colder weather here in Colorado. We don’t get out hiking or exploring nearly as much as we did in California (at least not so much this winter), but days like today - hiking, playing in the snow, building “shelters” and pretend fires, and just being outdoors - are the kind of moments that I want to hold onto forever.