My Mommy Mind

Evie shades

  • Snowmageddon 2015 just rocked our world! We hunkered down and played LOTS of Connect 4 and The Joker’s Fun House. Finn received this game for his birthday and loooooves it. Justin and I, on the other hand, want to poke our eyeballs out around game 22 for the hour. So this is what it means to be selfless for your children, huh? Oye! (Oh, we also watched some big game that was on….)
  • Evie found the (above) shades at my parents house a few weekends ago and refuses to wear anything else in the car. My dad nicknamed me Hollywood when I was little because of some similar antics. Hollywood Jr. just might be her new, well-earned title.
  • I give Finn a piggy back ride up to quiet time each day. Last week I told him, “I love you to the moon and back, kiddo.” His response? “I love you all the way to God and back.” Pitter-patter.
  • The hardest work in my life might be getting Evie potty-trained. We have good days, we have less-than-crappy days. There was the day we threw away 2 unsalvageable Sophia undies post accidents. There was the day there was confusion between #2 and chocolate. (Don’t worry, there was no taste testing.) Then there have been our victory days. I clearly must be repeating the same thing over and over because everytime I now go to the bathroom Evie shouts, “Mommy, I’m just SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!”
  • Finn’s headed to his friend Rachael’s birthday party this weekend. Finn is clueless what it means to “like” a girl, but this little Rachael sure has a special place in his heart. He’s starting to get embarrassed when we even mention her name :)

Any fun gift ideas for a 5 year old girl who loves princesses and Frozen?

My Mommy Mind

  • Many of these links consumed my brain cells while we had a little downtime. I saved them to share with all of you. These are worth reading!
  • In a much happier bullet, I have to share Evie’s recent prayer. Usually she lists 4-5 things. This one particular night last week, she didn’t quit. Can’t stop won’t stop, apparently was her motto. “Dear God, thank you for mama and daddy and Finny and Minnie Mouse and the other Minnie Mouse and slippers and Batman and Care Bears and Super Why and princesses and Elsa and the door and my pretzels….” (It continues.) She then launches into the Lord’s Prayer complete with hand motions and award-winning dramatics for “and da powa, and da glow-ry, foreva and eva, AAAMMMEEEENNN!” (End scene.)

Any crazy toddler antics in your worlds lately? I’m always up for feeling sane by hearing what other little nut heads are doing :)

 

My Mommy Mind

  • Christmas Week! We’ve been busy enjoying the season, gearing up for all the fun of this week. We are ready, especially the kids. I’m so excited for Christmas morning, but I don’t want the week to end!
  • My favorite time will likely be Christmas morning this year just because the kids are SO EXCITED. We stay in our PJ’s for hours, make pancakes and just snuggle and play before heading out for the rest of the day.  Let the chaos begin!
  • I will be taking an online hiatus until the New Year. We need this time as a family to rest, recharge, and relax. I’ll be back the week of January 5.
  • A high school friend unexpectedly lost her mother over the weekend. The filled-with-life grandmother to 11 — it’s just heartbreaking. Such a bittersweet reminder to how precious life is and how important to care for those around us. May this season be filled with bountiful reminders of just how lucky you are.
  • I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to lots more learning and engaging in 2015. Until then…. be healthy!