Friday I’m in Love

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In recent weeks, our Publix deli has gotten an online ordering system,
where you can order online before coming to the store… Ah-mazing.
Greg is officially obsessed. (He’s usually the one who goes to Publix, while I go to Target – divide and conquer.)
We buy deli meat & cheese each week for lunches, so it is a total time saver for us.
Being able to beat the crowd and just pick up our order when we arrive is clutch.
Good work Publix…shopping with you is truly a pleasure.

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Super Bowl XLVIII
Even though the Colts aren’t playing in the big game,
I am pretty excited about the Super Bowl on Sunday.
We have family in both Denver & Seattle, so I am excited for them to cheer for their own teams.
I will definitely be rooting for the Broncos and Peyton!
It’s no surprise that I still love him and would love to see him win another ring.
So, go Broncos!
#omaha

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After a couple rainy days this week,
I’ve decided Kenley is getting some rain boots for Valentine’s Day.
Just look at the cute option out there (for a little lady or fella):

Polka dot // Ladybug Rain Boot // Frog Rain Boots

Orson Rain Boots // Strawberry Toss

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We are big fans of Chiptole, so we tried this recipe of their cilantro lime rice.
Oh, so good!
We cooked the brown minute rice and mixed in the other ingredients,
and served it with grilled chicken, peppers, and mushrooms with a little bit of fajita seasoning.
We’re definitely adding this to our line up of dinners.
Yum!

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Don’t forget to head over to Misha’s blog to see what she’s loving this week.
Leave a comment with what you’re loving. It’s the little things, you know?

A Sprinkle Shower

A couple weekends ago, I had the opportunity to throw a sprinkle
for a friend who is due with her second baby next week.
Since it wasn’t a full on baby shower, I ran with the idea that it was a sprinkle.
A sprinkle shower!
As soon as I saw the invitation on Pinterest, I knew it was perfect.

From there, the decor all fit into the sprinkle theme.

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Clouds & umbrellas

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All of the food and drink items had to have sprinkles.

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I dipped the bottle rims into a bowl of water, then into a bowl of sugar sprinkles.
They hardened perfectly within a few hours.
The bottles are Starbucks Frappuccino bottles that have now been through three parties,
and I’m sure will go through many more!

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The party was at 2pm, so I figured desserts with sprinkles would be perfect.

Mini cupcakes from Sweet
Chocolate covered pretzel rods with sugar sprinkles
Sugar cookies with sprinkles
Funfetti cheese ball with vanilla wafers

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The cheese ball was a big hit. It was so yummy!

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We had so much fun sprinkling mama and her soon-to-be baby boy with love!

Three Months

Crosby is three months old and is officially not a newborn anymore.

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// Graphic bodysuit //

He is changing more and more each day and everyone says he is looking more and more like his big sister.
Speaking of, he LOVES watching her. She can hold his attention longer than anyone else.
This is probably because she is louder than anyone else, but that’s ok.
She loves giving him kisses and hugs (which usually just means she presses her cheek against his).
We are still reminding her to not poke his head, face, eyes, etc. but most of the time it’s in loving way.

Crosby is doing really well and is sleeping like a champ!
So much so that his long naps have thrown off his eating schedule this week at school.
It was pretty erratic and I was concerned he wasn’t eating enough, so we took him for a weight check on Friday.
When they asked what was going on, I felt so silly saying that he’s perfectly fine, happy, and sleeping through the night.
Of course we mothers have to find something to worry about!
However, I’m glad we did go in because while he’s gained weight in the past month,
he’s dropped on his growth chart. So, we are working on getting him on a better daily eating schedule.
The good news is that we don’t have to wake him to eat during the night, just from his naps during the day.
The boy sure doesn’t look like he’s only in the 36th percentile! Look at those cheeks!

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We are loving the fact that we can lay him down at night while he’s awake and he goes to sleep on his own.
This is something that Kenley did not do! We frequently rocked, patted, and shh-ed her to sleep.
All you have to do is swaddle Crosby up and give him his paci and he’s good to go.
I’m sure it won’t always be this easy, so we’re enjoying it now!

He also has gone from hating being naked to loving it.
Diaper changes used to consist of a screaming baby, but now he’s quite content.
Likewise for bath time. He loves it!
He is also getting a little better at tummy time… but I wouldn’t go as far to say that he likes it.
This weekend, he rolled over during tummy time too!

thirteen weeks

Three month notes:
Weight – 13 lbs 4 oz
Hair – Dark, a small mullet, and a bald spot in the back
Eyes – Dark blue slash grey
Diapers – Cloth diapers day and night and loving it!
Clothes – 0-3 months – Definitely longer than Kenley was in her 0-3 month clothes.
All 3-6 months clothes are washed and ready to go.
Likes – Sleeping, NUK pacifier, looking at his big sister, being swaddled, being naked, bath time
Dislikes – Gas, not having a warm bottle ready the minute he’s ready to eat at school

my weekend in photos

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greg and i had an exciting friday night making muffins from scratch and watching shark tank.

My breakfast date. ☕️

my saturday morning breakfast date.
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playing with kyler’s new birthday present.

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we had so much fun celebrating kyler’s birthday at her mermaid party!

making funny faces and cheering the hoosiers on to victory!

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crosby didn’t want to feel left out, he was cheering on the hoosiers too.

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having fun with wyatt in her “ball pit” of snowballs.

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we had a fun weekend, but it sure went by quick.
how was your weekend?

Friday I’m in Love

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Four day work weeks! Can I get an amen?
Who do I need to talk to about making this a weekly thing?
I could get a whole lot more done each week if every weekend had three days.

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I am having more fun shopping for boy clothes than girl clothes.
Maybe it’s because it’s still new to me, or maybe it’s because the clothes are so stinkin’ cute!
If it’s nautical or striped, I have a hard time resisting it.
Crosby will be sporting the following this summer & fall.

2-in-1 Striped Hoodie T // Nautical Swim T // Short sleeve graphic T

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Coffee.
There isn’t enough of it in the world.
If I weren’t trying to watch my caffeine intake, I would be drinking it all day long.

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My new UGG boots.
I got these for Christmas and thanks to the unseasonably cold weather we’ve been having,
I’ve been living in them!
They are definitely keeping my toes warm and cozy.

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See what I was loving last week and don’t forget to pop over to see what Misha is loving too!
What are you loving this week?

my [long] weekend in photos

greg and i had our own arts & crafts time after the kids went to bed on friday night.

crosby loves sam’s club!
but really, who doesn’t?

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two of greg’s buddies from high school were in town on saturday.
one brought his family to stay the night and the other surprised us!
kenley loved having sophia and amara over.

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oh how times have changed! four kids between the two of them.

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playing at the park! // feather puffer vest // boots

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the fun didn’t stop there, another one of greg’s buddies from college was down at disney,
so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see them.

it was a quick visit, but it was great catching up.
the girls had a dance party and we took awkward family photos where crosby spit up everywhere.
good timing c-man!

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thanks to mlk, jr. day, we enjoyed the day to ourselves!
we spent some quality time together on our 4.3 mile run/walk.
needless to say, i’m already hurting!

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michelle and i pampered ourselves with a pedi and it was exactly what my legs and feet needed after that run.
my toes are already in the valentine’s day spirit!
and it wasn’t too long ago i couldn’t even see my toes.

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overly excited about our new ipad case a friend recommended.
operation “try to salvage our cracked ipad” is in full affect.
if only we would have had the case before it got cracked… hmm…

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we had a great long weekend seeing old friends
and enjoying some time together, which we don’t get too often.
how was your weekend?

Twelve Weeks

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Fox Bodysuit (No longer available) // Waffle Knit Pants

This little man has been all smiles the last two days!
He’s been so serious up until this point, it’s so great seeing little smiles and hearing little coos.
I think he’s really starting to develop his own personality.

Crosby is still sleeping very well and even took a long nap in his crib today!
He recently started getting out of his SleepSack and waking himself up, so we are back in the Miracle Blanket.
I know that I stressed myself out about when to stop swaddling Kenley,
but I’m pretty sure we’ll be swaddling Crosby until he goes to college.