It is honestly always something over here--this time we were knocked sideways with Influenza, thank you preschool!
Our Valentine's Day was spent huddled in bed with fevers, aches and general ick. Two weeks later we are just know starting to feel like our normal selves again. I swear, I tried everything the moment I felt the crud creeping up on us--I even went so far as to put onion peels in our socks overnight (um...YUCK...will never do that again.)
Along with the gross onion trick that didn't seem to work I was diffusing essential oils, rubbing the bottoms of feet with Thieves Oil & lavender. Eventually we kind of just surrendered to the sickness and let it take it's long horrible course.
I was just at my computer & saw these darling photos from a little shoot we did and simply had to share as well as say a quick "hello, I know I suck, but I still love you!".
It's been super hard to prioritize sitting down and writing out our day to day or thoughts from my Mombie brain.
Definitely doesn't help when we keep getting knocked sideways with some form of flu, cold, sickness or injury. Which is where we are at this weekend. Buried under mountains of tissues, lost in the haze of our humidifier.
I truly am sorry. This once was a haven to me and I cherished sharing our little tribe with you, and I promise to work on carving more time out to come here and post photos of our little brown eyed dream babies.
Until then we wish you health & a full night's sleep.
'Tis the season to be scrambling to snap that perfect shot of your babe surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights, or your annual family tree cutting, but this year instead of printing your photos haphazardly at your local One-Hour how about choosing one of the many delicious designs at Minted?!
I could literally spend days oogling through the beautiful designs of all different & unique styles, shapes and colors trying to find just the right vibe to go with our family shots this year. Which was definitely a unique experience in and of itself! Miss Ellis is cutting not one, not two but four molars & to top that off came down with her first stomach bug--the poor Pooks. She's been snuggling, sleeping and nursing on Mama all weekend...it's like having a giant newborn!
Still hunting for a funky, fun & artsy gift? Minted has some amazing prints that would look so fab in an office, nursery, living room, etc etc.
Go & see for yourself---prepare to spend a few hours (days.) checking out all the goodness! Here are my top three faves...
Here's to getting those cards out on time this year & I so desperately hope your family photo shoot goes far better than ours!
Miss Ellis June has been totally dominating the growth percentages---at 99% for height, and 80+ for head & weight she is catching up to Huxley at a pretty fast rate!
She's also exploring words and has started to talk a LOT lately mastering the words "ball" "hat" "pumpkin" "more" "button" and "mama" & "dada".
Ellis loves to paint, play dress up, climb into things, play hide & seek, go for hikes and swim in the pool---she is a little fishie & completely fearless when it comes to putting her head underwater and kick and swim solo (with a life vest and parent nearby of course).
We are always giggling at the new silly things this sweet girl does on the daily-- our little clown, and we couldn't be any more fond of her!
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and send lots of love!
Right from the beginning they were smitten with each other.
I am definitely not saying that they're perfect and never fight. Oh, they fight, and scream and sometimes Huxley isn't nice at all to Baby Sister, but at the end of the day they give hugs and kisses until my heart tears at the seams.
It's been so amazing to watch their relationship grow and I can only imagine how good of friends they'll be when they are older. I'm so thankful that they have on another---there really is nothing like the love of a sibling. It's unconditional.
We hope you had a magical weekend filled with hugs and kisses and lots of toothy smiles.
Two kids are no joke, and add on to that recovering from not one but two abdominal surgeries and you have a seriously interesting situation.
But, we've survived so far! & Ellis is just the sweetest little lady. Talking, walking, loving her baby dolls and driving her Power Wheel! She also is a total diva--loves her toe nails painted, putting on necklaces and head bands and getting all prettied up.
I apologize for letting the blog get so dusty-- it has been a struggle for me to find time to sneak away and update but I promise I will be posting an awesome giveaway soon (it was supposed to be a Spring Feature if that gives you an idea of how behind I am!)
Hope all is shiny and beautiful on your side of the screen.