Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Live and Learn Thursday on Tuesday


Life As Always


Oh hey! Haha so I kind of promised Sarah last week that I would link up with this. Well here I am better late than never right? 
Actually that is the topic of my live and learn. Did you know that being a stay at home mom is crazy! I mean I knew I wouldn't be sitting around watching TV all day, but wow! Seriously, I have no clue where the days go. It is like I have fallen into some black hole that is sucking all my time. To tell you the truth I am not even sure what I do all day. I do know that I constantly have a load of laundry going and I am always either feeding someone or cleaning up after them. I am hoping that I will live and learn and be able to get into some sort of schedule, but right now...Wow!

I can't even get the laptop out while Hayes is awake, because he goes straight for the power button. So that limits my computer time to his nap and after he goes to bed for the night. Well nap time is usually spent picking up after the mess that my little tornado has created all morning. Then usually I get dinner started. In the evenings, Chris is usually home, so I try not be zoned out on the computer.

I must say though I am absolutely loving this time in my life! I am so happy I seriously feel like this is my purpose in life. I thank God multiple times a day that I am able to do this. So right now I have 500+ blog posts to read in my Bloglovin' feed, and you know what, I am totally ok with that. My kids, my husband, my house, those are my top priority right now. 

Don't get me wrong I LOVE you guys and soon I will be back to reading and commenting and just keeping in touch with you, but right now, I am just enjoying the heck out of life! So I'm sorry I have been MIA and I know I promised to be better, and I will, I'm just not sure when that will be.

Oh and Hayes's birthday was yesterday, we didn't have a big family or friend birthday, just the 4 of us enjoying each others company. We have been keeping life simple, and it is wonderful. Here are a couple of pictures from lately.


We butchered our first cow and Hayes let us know that he is a meat man

After we get Shawn on the bus in the mornings we have been trying to go for walks when it's not to bitterly cold

Hayes is constantly putting on someones boots. Please pay attention to the cute kid, and not all the junk in the backgound

Hayes has a nest in the living room that both of the boys enjoy

Almost every night they play dress up this night they were boxers

It has been so cold we had to let our outside dog Diesel in the house, Hayes doesn't mind one bit

We tried going to the lighted parade it was 18 degrees and we froze!

I tried decorating for Christmas but Hayes thinks they are all toys, oh well maybe next year

This is what Hayes did when I tried to sing him happy birthday, he was also yelling nooooo. Ah 2 year olds

Hayes was much happier cuddled in bed with dad

We finally got some snow to go with our freezing temps

I told you we have been simplifying

Hayes and Shawn playing in Hayes's new Thomas the train tent

How is it possible that my baby, can sit and smile for a picture and then blow out the candles when I tell him to?

I feel so blessed that I am able to be with Hayes all the time and not miss a thing.

15 comments:

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

being a SAHM is no walk in the park! people have this misconception that all you do is sit around eating bonbons all day but when you have a kid running around, the only time you have off(sort of) is during nap time. and i say "sort of" because you tend to do things like housework during those nap times so it's not really a break either!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Nicole said...

Don't worry about the mess... be glad you have the pictures. If nothing else, blackmail! :) ha!

Angi said...

Those boys are so cute. I'm glad you're enjoying this time with them!! :)

Grandma Mary said...

Awesome pictures! Awesome kids and better than awesome mother!!

Kenzie S said...

I've often thought the same thing - where the heck did my day go?! Kids keep you busy, that's for sure. What a sweet birthday :) Happy birthday Hayes!!

Mango said...

Hayes is sooo adorable! I've just followed you on GFC, looking forward to your next post love!!

xoxo, Mango ❤
MangoRabbitRabbit's Blog | Winter warmth: PomPoms & Legwarmers

Susannah said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your role as SAHM! What an increadible blessing!!!

Sarah Alway said...

Happy birthday to Hayes!! And I'm glad that you are focusing your time and energy on being a SAHM, because that's exactly where your priorities should be. :-)

But selfishly... thanks for linking up!!

Kristine said...

Oh hi, I remember you ;)
Hayes is a CUTIE! And you should probably use that pic of the boys in their boxers as a Christmas card picture... haha.

Jenni@FlyingOnARainbow said...

Aww, he's such a cutie! Happy birthday to Hayes! I hope someday soon I won't have time to blog because I'll have a little person to take care of. Thanks for linking up!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Aww I absolutely love the name Hayes! It's always been a dream of mine to be a Stay at Home Mom, even though I know that it will be a huge job, it's one that I know I would love. And I think that simple, family birthdays are sometimes the best. Thanks for linking up! You've got some handsome little guys!

Janna Renee said...

I would never think that being a SAHM would be leisurely! I've told Will that if we had kids, I would have to be a SAHM, because there are so many things that kids NEED that it's hard to give if you are working! Good job momma.

Catie said...

How cute is Hayes! Looks like y'all have had a good time!

Sarah said...

Why in the WORLD do kids always go straight for the power button?! It's like a magnet or something! Happy 2nd to little H!

Susannah said...

Wow, I'm way behind on checking out your blog! (Sorry!) I LOVE that you're loving being a stay-at-home mom!!! That's my dream job. ;-)