Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

8am
Relaxing until big sister is done with breakfast too and needs the corn flakes scrubbed off her face.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

9am
Aria got a set of do-a-dot markers for Christmas - I can finally get her to color with me now. Although, she wouldn't let me help with the mermaid castle picture...
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

10am
Storytime!
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

11am
First snooze of the day.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd
12pm
While brother sleeps, big sister and mama play. The hand resting on her cheek kills me!
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

1pm
Lincoln only took a thirty minute cat nap earlier, instead of his usual 2-3 hour big nap of the day. So, I'm trying to get him to doze off again...unsuccessfully.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd
2pm
Naps? I've never heard of such a thing.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

3pm
Lincoln finally fell asleep again, so Aria and I played The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game. Love this kids game, probably my favorite...I mean how cute is that squirrel grabber?
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

4pm
Aria abandoned me to play with great grandma after I won the squirrel game three times in a row, and Chris got home only to spend an hour on the phone sorting out hospital bills. So, Lincoln (who only slept for another 30 minutes again...) and I snuggled on the couch.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

5pm 
Time for Aria's favorite game...soccer tag with dad. 
Lincoln dozed off again (for a whole 10 minutes) so I went outside to see what Aria wanted for dinner - peas and strawberries. Sure thing!
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

6pm
Aria and I played with the Lincoln Logs after dinner.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

7pm
Bedtime...for the eldest.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

8pm
Waiting for his last nursing session of the evening.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

9pm
Full belly and a clean diaper. Now to close those eyes.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd

10pm
Mission accomplished.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Photo Every Hour | Jan. 3rd


Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year

Sweet Turtle Soup - Happy New Year

2016 was an amazing year for our family!

Here's hoping 2017 is equally so...but maybe a bit less heartburn.
 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Countdown | 2016

There is nothing like the Christmas season! While I usually plan a little something for each day in December until Christmas day, this year was a bit different. I knew better than to over-do it with a newborn. But, I did have a little to-do list I was hoping we could tackle. In the end, we only got about 75% checked off, so it's a good thing I was approaching the Christmas holiday with relaxed ambitions.

We decorated a gingerbread house with the candy that survived Aria's snacking.
We made cinnamon ornaments.
We drove around at night to look at Christmas lights, especially since ours never made it up this year.
We visited Santa.
We made cookies for Santa.
We sprinkled reindeer food outside in the grass.
And, we wrapped presents until all the gifts were overflowing under the tree.

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Christmas Countdown | 2016


Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Aria came into our room on Christmas morning and shouted "Mom! Dad! Santa came. You've got to see this!". A first for us in our parenting career. Her excitement for Christmas morning has grown each year, and this year was definitely my favorite.

We all gathered in the living room and opened presents for hours. Even Lincoln got caught up in the excitement of Christmas and boycotted naps all morning. There was paper and boxes everywhere. Aria wanted to play with all of her presents at the same time. Chris wanted to play with his new toy (an electric unicycle). And, I wanted some coffee along with a long bath with the bath bomb I received.

As always the morning went past much too quickly and I can't believe Christmas is over for another year. Hopefully next year there will be more sleep and even more magic with two kids each a little bit bigger.

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - A Very Merry Christmas | 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas | 2016

Sweet Turtle Soup - Merry Christmas | 2016
Sweet Turtle Soup - Merry Christmas | 2016

From our family to yours, have the merriest Christmas weekend!