Friday, January 30, 2015

Exploring Washington

An old childhood friend and I decided to go out the other day and explore some of the back streets and industrial areas of a local city. It was nice to get out with a friend and my camera to spend a little “me” time out and away from Claire (not that I don’t love every moment with my baby girl).  So here are just a few of the pictures I took, and I really do mean just a few of them. lol




I convinced Jessica to jump in front of my camera for a few shots, and I am glad I did because I love them. : )

Friday, January 23, 2015

Being a Mom { 9 }


Okay so I currently have this thing called cabin fever! Don’t get me wrong, being a stay at home mom is great, I love all the time I get to spend with my little Claire bear. However it drives me a little crazy, I talk in a high pitch voice all day and all I talk about is nonsense. I end up feeling bad for the people I do see through out the week, they end up having their poor ears talked off! I think starting my Etsy and taking pictures for a local studio about once a week helps my “cabin fever” though.  lol

This little girl has started to have sink bathes, which she loves! Nap times are driving me crazy, we seem to have problems figuring out a schedule. Yesterday she refused to take her morning nap, she was being a pill about it too. She hates being on her belly but that didn’t stop her from rolling on to it and then “forgetting” how to roll onto her back again. She then only took a 5 min nap on a drive to my friends house, then a 15 min nap on the way home. Thank goodness after half an hour of being home she took a nice 2 and a half hour nap. I have told her that one nap a day is not going to fly, we will see if she listens. ; )

Talking, she cannot get enough of it., she just sits and blabs all day long. She also learned the other night how to spit. : / Her saucer and the floor was covered in my baby saliva. Gross….


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

{ 1.20.2015 } Snapshots


{ 1 } Muddy Boots

{ 2 } A Sink full of dishes, which even after I finish them it seems like more magically appear

{ 3 }  My husbands favorite spare time hobby lol

{ 4 } Just a few of the MANY baby toys in my house

{ 5 } Items that I had just finished posting on my Etsy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Being a Mom { 8 }


Everyday I am amazed at how much that this little girl is learning. Claire is right now trying her hardest to crawl but always ends up pushing herself backwards. She has also finally discovered her toes and is now always playing with them, which makes diaper changing a pain! We have also started solids, which she is a little unsure about. The first time we tried the oatmeal cereal she made the worst faces at it and everything went on her face, the bib, all up her arms and on me! the second time was the same thing but the third time was the charm, she kept opening her mouth and it all stayed in! Bananas though are another story….

I think one of my favorite things is how she takes everything is and studies stuff. Like right now she is in her saucer behind me staring at the tag on  a fabric part, she keeps passing it back and forth between fingers trying to figure it out. One of my least favorite things right now is she is so active but because she can’t move around on her own yet she is super needy. She wants to be entertained or carried around all time, which is a little annoying when I am trying to get stuff done. I am hoping that when she can crawl, explore and fetch her toys on her own that she won’t be quite so needy. She has also been extremely moody which I am thinking my be due to a little teething.

Being a mom has been so much fun though! I noticed yesterday when Josh’s mom took her, so I could get some stuff done, that I missed her terribly. Even though I was able to get a bunch of stuff done and didn’t have to worry about her I still was wanting her with me. But let me tell you I am like a machine when she isn’t at home or during naps, I am attacking the dishes or I try to get a few crocheting projects done. But I will admit that some things I dread so much that they end up sitting forever, like the laundry. Seriously though! Who really enjoys laundry? I don’t mind the loading and switching them from the machines, it’s the whole folding and putting them away that I cannot stand. So I maybe use the baby as an excuse not to do them, even though that could be a nap job. lol

Well it is almost nap time, so I now am off to put her down and clean a little, and maybe do a little or all of the laundry. ;P

Have a great day. : )

Saturday, January 10, 2015