Monday, March 3, 2014

Oh Hey!

Sorry for the almost 3 month blogging hiatus! I have been just trying to survive since I became a stay at home mom. This has been a long cold winter and cabin fever has set in. I am lucky if I leave the house once a week and that is to go to the little grocery store in town. So why you may ask have I not had time to blog? One word, Hayes! The terrible twos or whatever you want to call it have it hard at our house. He is a very needy toddler. He is attached to my hip and throwing tantrums every minute that he is awake. Then if I am lucky enough to actually get him to take a nap, I am tip toeing around the house like crazy trying to get some house work done, or if the stars have aligned, actually taking a shower! Seriously you guys it is crazy!!
My baby who was such an awesome sleeper has become a non sleeping terror! Hayes used to sleep a solid 12 hours at night and then take a 2-3 hour nap. Now I am lucky if he sleeps 9 hours at night and he takes a nap twice a week. It is possible that I am a horrible mom, and I have no clue what I am doing, but I am hoping that it is just a phase and he will soon go back to my loving son. Fingers crossed please!!
So in the 3 months I have been gone, a lot has happened but really nothing at all. Living way out in the boonies really cuts down on my adult interactions. I have gotten to spend time with Chris more, at our house after the boys are in bed, of course! So Christmas and New Years happened of course, then was Chris's birthday. We actually convinced my parents to watch all 3 kids and Chris and I went and stayed at a casino for his birthday. It was so nice we had dinner, a few drinks, swam in the pool, and did a little gambling. I totally lucked out and hit a jackpot. Of course I was bidding the least amount but I still made $300 which was enough to pay for our whole night including gas, score!!
The beginning of February our dog Diesel went missing. Chris was pretty upset to lose his buddy.
We had all 3 kids for Valentine's day, so we just had a fun movie night at home. That Sunday Chris decided that it was time to get a new dog. So blue the Blue Heeler came to live with use. Since it is still winter and Blue weighs less than 5 pounds right now, he is inside. If you know me you know I am not an inside animal person! Luckily heelers don't really shed! He will probably stay inside until the weather warms up, and then I am kicking his cute little butt outside. Having a puppy, a crazy 2 year old and a trying 9 year old, has proved to be more than I can handle quite often. I feel like all I do is clean up someone's poop, pee, or something of mine that they have destroyed. On a positive note, when they all grow up a little I will get to redecorate my house! haha

My blog reading has been almost as lousy as my blog writing. When I logged into Bloglovin' one day and had over 1000 unread posts, I just clicked marked all as read. Sorry if you had something important in there and I missed it! Please feel free to share, I would love to hear how you all are doing and what you have been up to.
I can't promise that I will blog all the time or with any sort of consistency, but really even I know 3 months is ridiculous! Hopefully with the nice weather I won't feel like such a caged bird, and it won't be pitch dark at 6 causing me to just want to crawl in bed for the night. So please stick around, because who knows I might actually get you that house tour I have been promising for 5 months! Love ya guys!
Oh and here's a few pictures if you are interested...

And if you don't follow me on Instagram, you really should, I am a lot better at posting at least every once in a while on there.
Do not let the smile fool you, I am pretty sure Hayes rolled over and attacked Blue right after this.
I try to only capture the sweet moments, because really they are what I want to remember
Hayes looks cute up there, but to make himself room, he literally throws everything on the self on the floor, and then has a screaming fit if I try to take him down before he is ready.
That's Blue the first day we got him, trying to hide from all the crazies
I got all Pinteresty and made Shawn Valentine's for his class this year
We braved the rain and the cold and went to the park, these two were enjoying themselves
This one, not so much. If there is a way to hurt yourself, Shawn will find it
Oh and our state's football team played and rocked the Super Bowl, Hayes loved watching them play, but this is how he felt about Bruno Mars and the half time show! haha
We try to get out and take a walk whenever the weather allows it. It helps cabin fever at least for a couple of hours


Angie said...

Yay, I just checked today to see if you were still blogging and noticed you weren't. I just came back to blogging last night too. Great minds must think alike :)

Joel and Jess Odell said...

I am sure that you are doing a great job raising your boys! Your new puppy is so cute! Fingers crossed for you!!

Kristine said...

Oh my gosh the puppy! Love him!!

Nicole said...

So Ironically when I read about Hayes falling asleep during Bruno Mars, he came on my music. That's timing right there!