We’re In The New House!

Happy Memorial Day, Friends! It’s been a crazy few weeks kicking off the busy season at work, training interns, and moving! We’re pretty settled now, so I’m finally able to sit down and plug away at my “To-Do” list! On the top of my list is writing a post about our new house!

We’ve been here for just about 2 weeks. Packing and moving was madness, and I was even organized! There’s just no way to avoid stress when you move with two kids! My mom watched the kids a bunch during the packing and moving process, which saved us. After we moved into the new house, she came over and watched them for 2 days straight and Stew and I worked for 10 hours straight each day to get unpacked! It was exhausting, but felt so good to be able to sit down and relax after getting unpacked!

My favorite things about this house are the porches and the master bathroom. When I took my first bath here, it seriously felt like I was in a spa. I didn’t want to get out! Here are a few house shots….

Yesterday we had our first barbecue! The whole family came over to celebrate Memorial Day. It felt good to host again. That’s one of my favorite things to do, and we were living out of boxes for a while so it feels like it’s been forever! We attempted to get a picture of the kids in their festive garb….we managed to get one shot out of about 20

I look forward to sharing lots of memories in our new house! But for now, I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!

 

 

Gracie at 7 Months

I was planning on doing a 6 month post after Gracie’s doctor visit, but here we are a month later and I’m just getting around to it! I love looking back on Turner’s milestones as a baby and I know I’ll love to have Gracie’s too! Better late than never, right?

Age: 7 months
Weight: 14 lbs at her 6 month visit (10th percentile)
Height: I can’t remember! Second child problems. I do remember it was 40th percentile though! 
Teeth: Two bottom teeth
Favorite Food: Sweet potato, apple, and avocado puree.
Movement: She gets up on all fours and starts rocking. She’s getting close!
Favorite Activities: She loves sitting in her pack n’ play with her toys. She also loves watching Ellie (the dog). She adores playing with Turner.
Favorite Toy: She likes things that make noise and that she can chew! She especially loves toys that Turner shares with her…cars, trucks, backhoes, etc. She doesn’t discriminate.
Sleep Schedule: Sleeps from 7:00pm to 6am (with a dream feed bottle at 10).
Favorite Music: Mommy and Turner singing

Balancing Act

The peak season of our rental business is about to hit, so we are going to get very busy all at once! Since I work from home, it’s not a regular 9 to 5 job. It’s not like I can come home at the end of the day and leave work behind. Instead, I fall into the bad habit of checking my email, answering the phone, and texting at all hours of the day. I’m such a multi-tasker that I find that I’m not fully present wherever I am. I used to be way worse, but I’ve started to set some healthy boundaries! I have set hours that I work in my office, answer calls, return calls, etc. That way I’m there while I’m working and there while I’m with my gang (at least in theory)!

This past week, we had some really fun quality time with the kids! The weather was beautiful so I tried to get some much needed outdoor time! Turner loves to eat on the porch, so we try to have lunch and snacks outside as much as possible! We even busted out the watermelon for the first time this year using our nifty Mesh Food Feeder! It’s officially summer over here :o)

We even hit the beach a few times during the week! The first afternoon, I was feeling adventurous and attempted to pack up our supper and have a picnic. Nightmare. In my mind it turned out very differently! You know that time after nap and before bedtime? Everyone starts melting down right around the same time. Add some wind and sand to the mix and you have yourself a regular ol’ circus. The rest of our beach trips were way better. We went prepared with plenty of toys and towels.

These days are such a balancing act. I feel like I’m balancing work, moving, being a wife, being a mom, and making sure I have special time with Turner and Gracie separately! No one ever said parenting was easy, but it sure is rewarding! I hope you have a great week!