Happy Birthday Edison! You bring so much light to our lives 💡This year, you've grown so much. We couldn't imagine life without you. Thank you for your forgiveness for the mistakes we'll make as we learn to parent you well. We love you, and know that God has big plans for you! ❤️
This morning, when asked how old he is today 😊 (Also featuring my pajamas 🙈)
Yesterday I wanted to post something more positive about this 2-year-old stage (that officially begins Friday) than my last post, but Edison threw up a couple times, so, there went that. But, because of throwing up, he got to stay home today with me for half the day and daddy for the other half. And we had the best morning watching Thomas the Train 🚂 He figured out how to get as close as possible to the trains - and then how to climb onto the back of the couch and scoot across like a train, although he did get derailed 😂He watched me decorate his birthday cake and helped by cleaning out the frosting container 🥄It was exactly what I needed to remind myself that while these days are hard, there's a lot of sweetness too. I wouldn't trade it for anything 😊
These days, I'm beginning to understand why parents of two-year olds sigh deeply. These days he does the sweetest, cutest things, like driving his plane next to the waterfall in the washing machine, and the next second melts into a raging monster. These days are just hard. Today, he'd already spent time in his room after one epic meltdown, and then we had a nice dinner and we're having tons of fun playing in the tub, when he decided he wanted the dog to get in the tub with him. Sirius was not at all interested in this idea, prompting Edison to melt down and begin throwing another fit, leading to the end of the bath and once I managed to wrestle his pajamas on him, straight to bed. After letting him cry it out for awhile, I went in and rocked him and sang, and he was my usual sweet boy. This parenting thing is just hard. The sanity-draining whining, the fits, the daycare complaining that he's loud (seriously?), the behavior issues that nothing you do seems to help, the behavior that you don't even know how to begin dealing with ... 😖 I'm coping by trying to keep a sense of humor, and ice cream. Lots of ice cream. 🍦 Moms of bigger kids, will it get better?!
Concentration ... and a photobomber 😂 He's reaching new heights and getting more adventurous every day!
#Edisoninthetub 🛁 Edison has started calling ducks quack quacks, which is weird, because he was saying duck just fine! 😂I guess it is more fun. He also calls an octopus a monkey. And for turtle, he puts one hand on top of the other and wiggles his thumbs while saying tuttle. 🐢 😂 Can he get cuter? Well, playing peekaboo in the tub with Aunt Andrea, saying Where go? and giggling hysterically when she popped around the doorway, about a dozen times was pretty adorable. I could just listen to that giggle on repeat 😊
My #fridayfavorites on a Saturday 1. My Harper bag! All through the last two years, I've struggled with my diaper bag. Don't get me wrong - it was navy with anchors and was very cute. But, am I supposed to carry the diaper bag AND my already large purse, which I also love? I tried many times to fit the diaper essentials into my purse, and it was just a little too small. So I usually moved my essentials from my purse to the diaper bag, and just carried that. But sometimes/many times I'd forget an essential, like ... my wallet. Plus, I didn't love the look of carrying a bag everywhere that was clearly a diaper bag. So for Mother's Day, my gift was a Better Life Bag. I got to pick the fabric, leather color, hardware color, pocket fabric, lining, and pockets. I'm SO pleased with how it turned out! Plus, it's actually a backpack. I can fit an astonishing amount of stuff inside, and it's so much more comfortable to carry on my back than my shoulder! And it's for a good cause! More about it on the blog. #notsponsored #iloveit 2. #holyyoga YouTube videos. I've decided yoga is more my thing for working out. There's a yoga studio downtown, but I've been looking for a Holy Yoga class. If you haven't heard of Holy yoga - it's yoga, but with Christian music and meditating on scripture. I thought it would be fun to try, but I haven't found a class yet, so I started following along with some Youtube videos. I've really enjoyed the morning routines, and I've made a little playlist for you on the blog. 🙏🏻 3. This Breathe devotional from @lifelivedbeautifully goes so well with yoga! What have you found lately that you can't stop recommending to people?
Because. Happy Donut Day! 🍩
Adventures in Mesa this weekend! We're having a stay-cation for the long weekend, exploring #downtownmesa. ☀️ Finding lots of cool stuff we didn't know was here!