Monday, November 28, 2011

The small things

Sometimes it's the small things in life that bring joy.  Here are a few little things in my life that are making me super happy...

I'm addicted to these caramels.  They're from Trader Joe's and they only have them around the holidays, which is probably a good thing because I can't stop eating them

I love Florence and the Machine.  I think her music is amazing.  If I'm ever in the car alone, I BLARE this song so loud.  Because c'mon, "it's hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake it out".  (side note....the video is a bit strange, but aren't they all?). 

We got a new car over the summer and it came with heated seats, which weren't necessary to use until recently.  They make me very happy.  

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I officially can start using this candle.  I. Love. This. Candle.  It literally smells like winter, hence the name.  I like it because you can use it not just at Christmas time, but all through the winter.  I'm obsessed with it.  I bought like 5 on clearance at the end of the season last year.  

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Still here...

 Yesterday I wrote a really long post, with lots of pictures.  It took a lot of time.  And then just as I was about to publish it, I moved a picture and deleted the entire thing.  I cried.  I don't have the time or patience to do the same post over.  I'm upset at Blogger- it's kind of like we're dating and we're in a fight.  But, I decided this morning I would just get over it and move on.  So, I'm going to post some of the pictures and give a quick update.

Life with Brady seems to get easier every week.  We still have some seriously rough days, but overall things are better.  He's learning to nap during the day and go to bed around 7 every night.  This is making a huge difference with time we spend with Aiden.  Especially on days when I am with the 2 of them by myself.  Now that Brady takes naps for longer stretches upstairs, I can use that time with Aiden.  

It was unseasonably warm a few days this past week, so while Brady was napping I took Aiden outside to play in the leaves.  I sat under a canopy of yellow leaves and took pictures.  He got really dirty and had a blast.  It made me really happy.

One of the main reasons I love my new iPhone is that it is so much easier to snap pictures.  And it takes decent pictures.  The other day I was snapping away while the boys were playing on the floor.  

Brady is starting to get those chubby rolls, which I love!

Aiden loves laying on the floor with Brady.  

Aiden told me to take a picture of them making the letter "i".  

I don't want to just keep writing updates on here- I am hoping now that things feel more manageable that I can blog more.  I always think about things I want to blog about, but sometimes other, more important things require my attention.  

So, I am hoping to be back this week, but I'm not making any promises.  

Hope you're all having a great weekend!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day by Day

Things have been much better this week.  I feel like life is more "normal".  Even though it's been a busy week, things have felt more manageable, and I am thankful for that.  Brady still isn't doing as long of a stretch at night as I would hope, but its ok.  I also discovered that his favorite thing to do is lay in the middle of the living room floor, kick his feet, and talk to the ceiling fan.  It makes him so happy.   Seriosuly, moments before this was taken he was very unhappy.

Today is going to be a good day.  When we pick Aiden up from school, we are going to get family pictures taken which I'm hoping to use for Christmas.  I'm excited because now we're a family of 4, and these pictures will really be the first ones taken of our new family.

Then, tonight Rob and I are having a date night- with no kids!  Rob turns 30 on Monday.  It's kind of a big deal, and if life wasn't so crazy I would throw him a huge party.  But, I guess it's for the better since Rob isn't really the "big party type".  So we're going out to dinner at a nice, quiet restaurant.  Where we can talk and drink wine- 2 things that we haven't had much time for recently.  It will be great.

Also, we got iPhones yesterday.  Wow, I had no idea what I've been missing!!

So, today is a going to be a good day, to end a good week.  And I'm thankful for that.

Happy weekend.