Life Lately

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Last week was brutal. Maybe the most stressful week of my life... ever. It was ugly. I am so thankful for God's forgiveness and for the freeing power of repentance! This week I refrained from doing anything other than the already scheduled things like gymnastics and our library time. Cutting back allowed me to get a little bit more caught up on chores which makes a world of difference. Clutter makes me crazy! 

This week has been so much better! 
That being said here are some pictures of the last week! 

Claire had a rough few nights coming off of her stomach virus which meant she was waking up at night and then being brought into bed with us. Lots of kicks in the face for both Brian and I... she is a thrasher! We were exhausted. 

I successfully made sourdough bread! I kind of made up my own recipe and as soon as I find where I wrote my notes and try it again I will post the recipe! 

Healthy tip: Buy 1 bag of regular nuts and 1 bag of unsalted nuts and then mix them together in a ziploc bag. Way less sodium without losing all of the saltiness! 

We made a trip to the Children's Museum. The girls really love it there! I need to make it a priority to go more often! 

I LOVE this silhouette of CLo! 

Art room time! 

Sometimes she calls her bobble head cat Elvis (after our cat) other times she calls it Toothless (after How to Train Your Dragon) 

I used my Silhouette to make a monogram newborn gown and receiving blanket for a friends baby shower. I think it is so cute! I don't want another baby girl (at this moment) but this newborn gown almost makes me change my mind! 

I made the vinyl for this Camelbak and my mom took it to the Mom's Weekend auction at my Sisters sorority. It sold for $45! Whoop Whoop! 

Bubbles! The girls got bubble guns in their Easter baskets and we finally got a clear day to use them! 

Kenley is doing super well with writing her name! 

We found this AWESOME play set on Craigslist! It's like every kids dream play set and I have some fun plans for it! I want to paint the floor on the bottom level of the play set to look like a rug! I'm also stalking Craigslist for a cheap small plastic play kitchen to fit inside! 

We spent lots of time with our besties :) 

I drank lots of Starbucks to keep up with everything... and now I am totally addicted to the caffeine even though I only get decaf. 

I keep putting the swim stuff away where I think she won't get to it... she always finds it and declares that its time to go to our vacation house to go swimming with Gracen. 

We finally got a few nice days for the girls to enjoy the play set! 

This girl only cares about the car swing. She is obsessed with it and its all she wants to do... ever... Maybe my arms will get more toned? I'm trying to convince Kenley that it is SUPER FUN to push Claire :)
She loves gymnastics! Her favorite thing right now is hanging from the bars. She can actually hang for a super long time too! I can totally see her loving the uneven bars when she is older!  

Before gymnastics, Claire did Kenley's make-up... With my new make-up... They are not allowed to touch my make-up...  

This girl is all about being a cowgirl this week! 

So that's our life lately! How has yours been? 


Piia said...

Hey, beautiful pictures, I just want to ask Do you have Instagram

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the adorable monogrammed receiving blanket and nightgown!!! I'm so excited to dress Ellie Jo up with them!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Do you use the heat transfer vinyl for the gowns? They are adorable!

Keri Ronk said...

I do have an instagram! I'm mrskronk

I used Silhouette Flocked Heat Transfer material in pink!


Liz said...

The sourdough bread looks yummy!! Hopefully you'll find the recipe; I'd love to try it! :D