First day back

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today was my first day back to "work". We have been home with our sweet Rylan for 6 weeks now and we were missing our sweet Cooper like crazy! The day went fabulous and the boys were SO excited to see each other! They stayed by each others side all day long.

I really wish I had taken my camera into his room this morning when I went to get him up. The smile on his face when he saw Holden and I was the sweetest smile ever!!

Cooper we are so glad to be back playing with you each day!!

Rylan's Birth Announcement

Monday, February 27, 2012

Just wanted to share our sweet boys birth announcement. My amazing friend Missy took these AMAZING photos of Rylan for us! I was so super excited to use them on his announcement but never quite found exactly what I was looking for so I decided to just make them myself. I LOVE how they turned out and am super happy with them.

Oh, Pinterest!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Y'all I know I have said it before but I am totally addicted to Pinterest! It seriously is crazy how many pins I have {980} and I am sure I have completely forgot about half the things I have pinned. Between the DIY and crafts, Home Decor and recipes alone I could spend hours looking at Pinterest.

So I decided today that because I do have sooo many pins {now 989} I am going to start cooking/making at least one thing a week from now on! It's my Pinterest Challenge! So starting tomorrow I am going to find something among my 989 pins to make/do. I really want to try out some of the yummy recipes that I have pinned on there. They all look soo good! I also want to make a bunch of other things like a new duvet cover for our comforter. The one that I have had the stuff to make it for months but haven't made it yet.

I also have a bunch of things for the boys pinned. Not only stuff to make but also lots of crafts and activities for Holden to do.

So stay tuned because I am going to start this Pinterest Challenge tomorrow and I am going to blog about the good, bad and ugly along the way! I have added a follow me link on my right sidebar so you can see what I have pinned and if you do follow me let me know so I can follow you and steal your pins see what fun things you have pinned too!

Just a few thoughts

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hello! Here are a bunch of random things running thru my head with a few pics of my babes

* One of these days I AM going to go to bed before 1 am.... Maybe
* Yesterday we took Holden to ride the train in the mall. I think he liked it but was super tired(picture below)
* I am been sewing again this week and it feels awesome! I couldn't do much in the last few months I was prego with Rylan just because I would get so wore out. And I have made some of my fav tees ever!
* Jack has been jobless for two months now. He had an interview that sounded super promising last week but we haven't heard anything else yet.
* We are all finally over the stomach bug. It was bad and I feel SOO bad because my mom helped out with the boys when I was sick last week and now she has the bug
* Rylan is the sweetest baby ever but he has been getting a lot of gas lately(tmi?) and spitting up more. We changed his formula last week to see if that would help but so far it hasn't. He goes for his one month check up this week so we will see what the doctor says
* While driving down the road today Holden started singing along to "Red Solo Cup" now that's a kid after my heart! So funny!
* Speaking of Holden, we are down to one pass pass(paci). He had gotten on such a habit of sleeping with one in his mouth and multiple(like 2 or 3) in his hands at night. Well last week he forgot three at moms and was down to two here at home. And then he lost one
* I am SO addicted to Pinterest that it isn't funny. Exact that it is. Oh and words with friends. I actually sat in a room with three friends the other night and for over 30 min we didn't talk to each other cause we were so busy playing each other! Totally sad!! Lol!!

That's all I've got for now and remember I'm going to bed before 1! Ha!

Happy 1 month birthday Rylan Levi!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

How in the world has the past month already gone by?? I can't believe that my baby is already a month old! We are so blessed to have another sweet little boy and he is just amazing. Full update on what Rylan is up to coming soon but for now here are a few pics from our monthly photo shoot today. : )

Small little hands

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

To me it is the best thing in the world to have a newborn in your home. The smell, their little cry, the sweet way the curl up under your neck and go to sleep, the way they sleep, just about everything. I love the fact that I have these two sweet boys to love on every day!
 Earlier I was loading pictures from my phone onto my computer and was noticing how these two boys sleep EXACTLY the same way when they are babies! It's so funny to me that Rylan sleeps just the way Holden did when he was a baby. I can swaddle him to the best I can and, just like Holden did, he will pull those little arms out and put those hands right up by his face.
I love those sweet little arms and can't believe that my sweet little Rylan will be one month old tomorrow! Love these sweet boys like CRAZY!

Top two pictures are Holden, Bottom two Rylan

From Holden and Rylan

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!

Holden's color book

Sunday, February 12, 2012

So I have a confession to make. I am slightly... Ok VERY addicted to Pinterest! I have 685 pins right this second and that number grows by a bunch every day. It probably doesn't help that I can just look it up on my phone and pin away! Ha!

So most of what I pin is recipes, crafts and stuff for my boys. Holden has become a little sponge lately and learning a ton super fast. I wanted him to work on learning his colors a little more so I found this adorable and sime idea! All you do is pick up some paint sample cards, punch holes in the top, and tie together! This was seriously the easiest this ever and took no time.

And now let's hope he learns more colors and everything isn't "well-o" or "bue" anymore. : )

Big day

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yesterday was a big day around our house. Well maybe not that big but it was to me. Jack caught Holden's stomach bug and started getting sick Tuesday night. So I decided that yesterday it would be good to get Holden and Rylan out of the house to try and prevent this bug from getting to Rylan and I. Holden was seeming back to his normal self so I loaded the boys up by myself and off we went!

When you have the stomach bug in your home, you run out of a few very important items. So I went to Walmart to get what we needed, WITH both boys by myself! Big deal? Probably not but I have been on 24 hour mommy care to a newborn by myself since this whole sickness started and then when you add a two year old you get wore out super fast big time. I have a whole new appreciation for single moms!

Turns out Holden wasn't 100% yet so we just stayed at my moms house long enough for him to nap then headed back home. I am really hoping that the bug has stopped and Rylan and I don't get it now!

Sick boy

Monday, February 6, 2012

My poor sweet Holden has his first stomach bug. Poor guy made it thru our "super bowl party" aka pinterest recipe appetizer party/ commercial watching party and then as soon as everyone left he started getting sick. We decided it was best for one of us to stay with him downstairs last night and the other to take Rylan upstairs and stay away from each other the best we can to try to keep us all from getting sick. So I ended up upstairs with Rylan and came this morning to my moms while Jack was taking care of Holden. But there is nothing worse in the whole world than knowing one of your babies is sick and you can't get close to them. Hopefully he will feel better soon and the rest of us don't catch his bug!

Who's, who?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

So since Rylan was born, I have heard many different opinions on who he looks like. I get a lot of "Jack's clone" {which we got with Holden too- and yes Holden does look a LOT like Jack}But I have also had a lot of people tell me that Rylan looks like me. I do think he looks more like me than Holden did as a baby. For Rylan's first doctors appt, I dressed him in Holden's coming home outfit and took a pic of him just like one I have of Holden at almost the same age to the day.

So the question is can you tell whos who? : )

To me they look a lot alike but VERY different at the same time.

What do you think?? Can you tell which is Holden and which is Rylan?