Friday, June 21, 2013

Vacation Time!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I will not be posting for a week or two. My husband is on leave and we are heading to California for a week. I am just trying to soak up all the time I have with him before he leaves for Deployment!

I hope you guys all have a wonderful 4th of July and we'll be back before you know it! :D

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Our Weekend In Review// Father's Day Weekend

Saturday we had a fun play date at the park with the Mom's group I'm a part of. Liam played in the sand for the first time since he was 6 months old. The park we normally go to just has mulch and some dirt patches, but this park had an awesome sand box! Liam was so worn out after playing that he took a 3.5 hour nap! Then it was off to the gym for a workout (for me) and playtime (for Liam). Needless to say we both slept well that night. :) 

I don't even know what this is. He came crawling into the apartment after church. I guess he was worn out!

Sunday was Father's Day and unfortunately we didn't get to spend it with any of our Dads. That's what happens when you're in the military. My father and father-in-law live in different states and Pablo was out to sea. We made sure they felt the love though! I emailed my husband (usually our only form of communication when he's out) & sent him pictures. We tried to celebrate before he left, but Liam was sick, so we only managed to go out to lunch. I guess we'll do some more celebrating when he gets back! Liam even made him a card! 

We did go to church, but other than that we spent the day being lazy. Liam was not feeling well. The doctor finally put him on an antibiotic after we went back for the 3rd week in a row! This time Liam had fluid behind his ears. He and the antibiotic aren't getting along to well though. I'll spare you the details, but I will say that he has a very uncomfortable rash. :( 

This coming week we're preparing to fly to California to visit my in-laws! We'll be heading out a week from tomorrow! I'm not looking forward to flying with a 19 month old, but at least Pablo will be with us! If you think of us, say a prayer for a safe and smooth trip!!! :) 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

It's My SITS Day!

Today is the day I have been patiently waiting for! It's my SITS Day!

If you haven't visited The SITS Girls blog then you should! It is a community of women bloggers who support and help each other in all things blog related! Each weekday they feature a blogger and today is my day!

I am so overwhelmed by all of the love I have received today from all my fellow SITS girls! I have been doubting myself lately, but you ladies have definitely shown me that my posts are not in vain! Thank you!!!

Head over to the site (at the link above) for tutorials, paid blogging opportunities and ALL things blog related!

And thanks again for all of the support and LOVE

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Our Weekend in Review // 6/7


This past Friday Tropical Storm Andrea decided to pay us a visit. We really just got a lot of rain, but we decided to stay indoors in our jammies! I realized Liam had never played with play dough before, so it was the perfect day to make some. I searched Pinterest for an easy recipe that I could make with things I had on hand.

Here is the recipe I used. Oil, flour, cream of tarter, salt, water....really simple and you probably already have everything in your pantry. For the colors I used the back of the food coloring box as a guide. There's usually a chart with how to combine colors to make frosting colors. We went with lime green, teal, orange, reddish/pink  and yellow. 

Liam had a great time mixing and kneading as we made the dough. And he loved playing with the end result. I broke out some cookie and biscuit cutters for him to use and he got the hang of it fast. Liam did mix colors and I had to overcome the OCD side of myself. I desperately wanted to pull the colors apart, but he was having fun and I've had to learn to let go of little things like that. I am way more laid back than I use to be. lol 

 To store the dough I put each color (as best I could) in a plastic sandwich bag and put them all in the fridge. 




Saturday we were super busy and I didn't take a single picture. We spent 2 hours at the YMCA where Liam played and I worked out.  Then we went shopping followed by a dash home for a nap.  Then Liam and I both made new friends at a get together with other Navy wives from my husband's department.  It's nice to know people from the ship that have similar schedules and know what you're going through. That was the whole point of the get together. I would say it was a success. :)

Sunday we went to church and spent the afternoon napping (well, Liam did).  After naptime we had a meeting for church and I'm happy to say that we have a lot of exciting things happening! 

The weekend flew by and I'm glad it did! I hate to wish time away, but when my husband is out that's what I spend my days doing! 

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Writer's Block of a Different Kind

I would love to produce more blog posts. I actually have quite a few ideas saved on Evernote. The problem is I have writer's block. His name is Liam.

I can not use the computer or the iPad without Liam begging (more like screaming and crying) to use them. That leaves me with naptime or bedtime to write. The problem with that is naptime and bedtime are when I try to do everything else. Clean, prep meals, organize, fold and put away laundry, etc. I also need my sleep, so I do not stay up late doing these things. Especially since I have a child who does not like to stay asleep once he goes down.

My husband is away A LOT, so the above things are left to me and me alone. When he is home it's a little easier to get things done, because one of us can work and the other can occupy Liam.  That being said, when he is home I would rather spend time with him than do anything else. That means quality time is spent together and blog posts are left unwritten. 

With the BIG ONE looming ahead of us we have been trying to squeeze in as much time together as possible.  That will mean even fewer blog posts in the coming months. I'll apologize now! Sorry!

I do try and view this blog as a job. But let's face it, I do not make any money off of it. If I did generate a little income from the blog, then I would probably hire a babysitter for a few hours once a week. Alas, I'm a sailors wife, that means we're on a fixed income and can not afford a frequent babysitter.

So, I'd love to hear from you. How do you manage to create posts when you can not find time to write them?! Do you hire a babysitter? Do you work while your kids are in school? Do you stay up late? Give me some tips! :)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Our Weekend in Review // 5/31

Friday morning Liam and I met some friends at a local strawberry patch where we picked our own strawberries! Well, Liam ate more than he picked.  I had to keep picking half eaten strawberries from the bucket and he was covered in red when we were finished. He had a blast though!

I also got some local honey. I'm talking from the next town over honey! I really hope it helps with our allergies!

The next morning Liam woke up with a fever, so our plans to head to the pool were thrown out the window. Liam ran a fever all weekend, but he was energetic and playful the entire time too.  We stayed home with the exception of lunch at Johnny Rockets! Our plan was to celebrate Father's Day Saturday since my husband is going to be gone on Father's Day. We still took Pablo out for lunch on Saturday since Liam was feeling fine (only running hot). Then it was back to being cooped up in the house.

Saturday afternoon I made a Nutella and Strawberry Tart with all of our fresh picked strawberries! I found the recipe on Pinterest and you can find it here.  It's from the blog, Crazy for Crust. I'm going to have to investigate the blog further, because she has a ton of recipes! :)

Sunday we had to miss church and our community dinner due to the feverish boy. We got a little creative and turned a Nordstrom bag into art. :)

I took Liam to the doctor on Monday and they said it's just his cold from last week hanging around. He's been fever free since Sunday night, so I hope we can get back on a schedule. I need to get out of the house and staying busy makes the time my husband is away fly by much faster!!!

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