Saturday, May 30, 2015

These are a few of my favorite things...

What is that from? btw (my post title).. Is it Sound of Music?

Anyways.. I was putting away a couple things this morning and thought.. now this..and this.. and this.. I HAVE got to share with everyone because I love it so much.

These Window Crayons...our FAVE. So easy to clean off and she just loves doodling right now. Everything is "I draw..I draw". I actually picked them up at the grocery store one day. I never go down the small little section of art/craft stuff while grocery shopping but one day I did and so happy! They have also lasted quite a while. Markers around here get caps left off and dry out, or crayons break.. but these I keep on top of the fridge (by the back door -the only place she's allowed to use these) and we've had them pretty long. Actually blonde moment.. literally just found out last night from my mom when she tried.. that you can twist the bottom to make them swivel up and give you more. I was starting to think they were almost to the point where I needed to go buy more sine the crayon was all gone... DOH.
 

Next is my new fave beach tote from Hobby Lobby. LOVE LOVE this thing! And all of this stuff is 40%. Super steal! I love it cuz I put all of our stuff in it, whether the beach or pool or park.. Pool toys, sunscreen or sand toys and whatever. It cleans up so easy. Made of a soft plastic and so cute, right?! Plus it comes in cute spring/summery colors.



And then..especially with Summer coming.. We have lots of get togethers planned so this game will be coming along. I first played it on New Years and it's so freakin funny...and inappropriate!
Def make sure you're playing with the right crowd that doesn't mind sex talk or swearing, whatever.


Oh and I have to share my current fave- obsession.
These 2 flavors mixed together. YUMO!


GRAPE & PINK LEMONADE
I can only do 1 Spark a day (while prego) so I do 1/2 a scoop of grape and 1/2 of lemonade first thing in the a.m. This gives me all the energy and happy mommy mood to get through until nap time.. Then I doze for an hour with my girl and I'm good to go for the rest of the day. Yes I do still love a coffee every once in awhile.. usually as a treat while out or socially like meeting up with a friend at Starbucks or something...but my go-to, pretty much every morning is this baby. And I can't wait until all the flavors are released with the new formula.. (specifically Grape!) Less Calories and Carbs?? Sure I'll take it!


What are some of your fave things right now that I should check out?? Always interested in what others are using!










Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fun in the Sun

This past weekend, over the holiday weekend.. we had such an awesome time! We actually came home early but still had a blast!

We went and stayed with my father in law and is wife on Saturday and BBQ'd a big dinner.

 

And then on Sunday we went to the lake and spent all day there playing.

The day had a few hiccups but we all still made the best of it.
To begin-  since the water levels are so low here in CA - everywhere,  my father in law drove his truck pretty much across the lake and we found a spot where we met them on our boats and pulled up to them. They tried to put the jet ski in the water and well..their huge truck got stuck in the sand! For hours my FIL's wife, Sue, was gone looking for a tow truck. Finally like 3 hours later and $300 later the tow truck came and successfully pulled them out..Leaving the huge holes for the kids to play in.. Like Kenzie just loved doing (below). Mudbath anyone?



The weather was beautiful, not too hot (probs like 80ish) and the water temp was perfect! Since I couldn't go play on the jet ski or tube I brought my own little floaty and me and Kenz just floated around.

There were a bunch of kids there that she was having a blast playing with too.

The great thing about our boat/beach days... it's just like camping. You have no sense of time.
Eventually a few of us were getting tired around 530ish- this Mama was the first to chime in and ask to head out! And I can say for Kenzie- no naps led to her instantly crashing as soon we got in the truck.

We stayed for dinner when we got back and then headed home after. We didn't get back home until about 10:30 but it was nice to just be in our own bed and home.

My phone has no service where they live so it was nice to escape for a little bit too and just unplug. I need to do this more often,

My phone also died and I just didn't care really to charge it so I didn't get too many pictures but a quick get away was awesome and much needed!


Monday- Memorial Day we had a great day just doing a bunch of nothing. Everyone was still worn out and recovering from Sunday. The dogs I think fully recovered late Tuesday. They were so beat.

We still have no oven/stove so we had a great little cookout to end our fun filled weekend!





Our dinner was delish! And we may have also had smores. Yumm!

Pregnancy check- in: We have an appt on Monday.. I'll be 30 weeks already this Saturday! Some days it still feels so far away but then when I think about it, how it's down to 10 weeks til my due date.. Now that just doesn't seem too far away at all!

My friend I was talking about last week.. she had her baby BOY late Sunday. They got induced and after getting her epidural her and baby's blood pressure started dropping fast so she had to have an emergency C-section. It was a scary first 24 hours but thankfully they are both ok and I can't wait to go see him and his sweet mama tomorrow!

This all made me very excited for my sweet girl to get here. I need to get my butt in gear and start doin the house stuff I wanted to do before she comes!

This summer is going to FLY by! June is just around the corner! And we'll be BUSY BUSY BUSY! I can't wait!




Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week 28 #bumpwatch

   

Far Along: 28 weeks! (5-16-15)

Size of the Baby: An Eggplant.

Maternity Clothes: Thanks to my fav mama and good friend Jenn, she sent me an amazing box of summer maternity clothes! I'm wearing mixed. Most days if it's a quick outing or early enough in the day where my belly hasn't grown even more after eating all day I can still comfortably wear all my pre prego clothes.

Stretch Marks: Nothing that I've found yet. 

Weight gain: +10lbs. Fun fact (for me ): I'm now at the starting weight I was at when I got pregnant with Kenzie! I don't want to jinx myself but I think at the end of this I'll have gained just about 20-25lbs. I've definitely lost motivation to work out but chasing after a crazy toddler is definitely helping me keep the weight from creepin up.




Sleep: Sleep has been great lately! I'd like to also think though that it has to do with Kenzie sleeping most of the night in her bed...She goes down a little late for me right now but she'll stay in her bed for most of the night..

Best Moment of the Week: Hitting another 'month' mark! I know I should be enjoying every second of it but boy I can't wait til she's here! I want my energy back! Oh and how could I forget?! Celebrating my 2nd Mother's Day! It was a great day spent with my babygirl (s) and my mom!


I enjoyed my first prenatal massage. It was pretty awesome! Thanks babe for my Mother's day gift!



Movement: Movin as we speak! She's a 930-10pm'er that likes to wiggle wiggle. When I had my appt last week she was already head down which explains a lot of the movements I was feeling. More low and side kicks where her hands and  knees are stabbing me.

Food Cravings: Just recently like the past 2 days.. I just want ice cream! Or frozen yogurt is what i've been going with actually.. I went to the grocery store the other night specifically to get some... I was looking in the freezers for about 20mins trying to figure out which flavor to get. (I ended up leaving with 3! oops!)

Gender: Baby Girl! Kylie Jayne!

Belly Button in or out: 1/2 way mostly an outie.

Anything making you queasy or sick?: No thank goodness. I'm pretty lucky.

What I miss: Some wine. I've finally hit the "I miss wine" phase. It probs has to do with how irritable I am I wish after a long day I can have a glass of wine and just relax. Nowadays it's get into bed and pass out as soon as Kenz does because she wears me out!


most days she's a silly happy ball of energy that likes to see how far she can go before she ends up in time out.. Then some days we get "Cranky K".


What I'm looking forward to: Memorial Day weekend is next weekend! Although I won't be able to have as much fun as the others, I'm looking forward to family time and camping and boating/tubing! Also one of my best friends is getting induced Mem. weekend and they don't know what they're having!! I can't wait to find out and meet him/her. I'm of course hoping for a girl!

Nursery: I finally started getting little things for their room. I'm talking little, like the same picture frame (her foot print, hand print and picture) that Kenzie has. Also Kylie's name decal to put on the wall under McKenzie's.
I also just bought a couple little things at Hobby Lobby to spray paint that I'll hang. But that'll probably be about it until I change the rooms around a bit.

Emotions: I was just asking my mom.. Is there a word for prego woman that equal Bridezilla? Cuz you can probably give me that label right now. I feel bad for some people that are on my receiving end but I just have no patience these days. Ooops. Hopefully now that i'm in the third trimester I'll get a little more cheerful and not such a debbie downer.

I think I found it...