Friday, July 25, 2014

Oh Hey, Friday! {Link-Up}

I'm linking up for the first time with September FarmThe Farmers Wife for oh hey, Friday!!  So let's get started with my 5 random things (my iPad keeps asking me if I want to change "things" to "thongs" - really?!)

1.  We officially have a 2 year old in the house again. Yesterday we celebrated Hayden's 2nd birthday. Go here to read all about Hayden!  It's crazy to us every year that passes! We are in full 2 year old mode which includes tantrums and fighting sleep in our household. Although our almost 4 year old does those exact same things!  We didn't do anything extravagant - went to see some friends and then had dinner with both of the grandparents.
2.  We got Hayden a full train track set for her birthday. It didn't come assembled, so I was lucky enough to put together that bad boy. If you ever want to feel really dumb and get really frustrated or angry go buy it and put it together. 
But the end results are totally worth it!
3.  We are headed to the beach tomorrow for a week and we couldn't be more excited!! We haven't been in a few years and it will be Hayden & Harper's first time.  I don't have any posts planned out yet, so you might not hear from me on here. I'll definitely be posting to Instagram though!

4.  I’m all over Pinterest finding inspiration for our half bathroom remodel.  Here’s what I realllyy want to do with the walls::
Follow along to see if we actually end up doing something like this! Here's my inspiration board so far - Half Bathroom.

5.  Earlier this week I had one of those days where you feel like all you do is yell. The day started off great and gradually got worse.  No naps didn't help, but the girls tend to go to sleep better at night with no naps.  I hate reflecting on the day and feeling guilty.  Do you guys ever have days like that?

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hayden is 2 Years Old!

Another year down in the books! Hayden is the big 2! She’s a firecracker for sure.  Hayden can be the sweetest little girl, but can also be mean as well.  She has a big sister to stand up to!  Hayden is so fun and determined and we love watching her grow!
Hayden currently goes to school 3 full days a week and will continue with that schedule probably until she starts preschool.  She was doing really well and not crying when I dropped her off, but then she started crying every morning a couple months ago.  They have a “biter” in her class, and she’s been the victim a few times.  I think the crying started at the same time she got bit.  That was a few months ago and no biting incidents, so it’s just a phase {and manipulation of me cause she’s fine the entire day}.
Hayden is our eater.  She loves food and is definitely not as picky as her sister.  She sometimes is finicky, but it’s just a mood.  She loves mandarin oranges, cheese, doughnuts, chicken, and LOVES any kind of sauce you’ll give her {including soy sauce}.
Hayden is our little mother.  She loves baby dolls and playing mother to her babies.  She pats them on the back to burp them and when putting them to sleep.  She will even cover Hadleigh up and pat her on the back when they’re playing.  It’s really sweet. Hadleigh & Hayden play well with each other and truly love each other.  They fight often and don’t share very well, but that’s kids for ya!  Hayden has learned from Hadleigh and loves a good bag to carry her toys around in.

Hayden still isn’t talking too much.  We went to a few speech therapy sessions, but I felt like they weren’t doing anything different than what we were doing at home.  So we ended the sessions.  She will pick up talking on her own pace.  She’s saying a lot more than she was, but it’s still slow coming. Hayden still has her beloved bippy {pacifier}.  It’s going to be a big struggle to get that thing from her.  When she is at school she only gets it for nap time and does wonderful.  When she is home with Daniel and I, she wants it all the time.  We are suckers and usually give in.  We will work on taking it away within the next 6 months probably.

Hayden isn’t potty trained, but is interested in the potty.  She likes to go “pee-pee” and just sit on the toilet and wipe.  They take them to the potty at school every now and then and she usually just sits there as well.  When I picked her up last week, her teacher told me she actually WENT! Woop woop!  She’s not fully ready, but showing signs so I’m pretty excited!
Funny things she says/does:
She loves any kind of sauce and always wants “Mo” {more}
How she pats your back when she wants you to go nite nite
She waves her finger at you and says “no no!”
She will put her hands up in the air and shake her head as if she is saying “I don’t know”

She has the funniest and most animated facial expressions

Mommy, Daddy, Hadleigh, and Harper love you so so much!!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New House Project - Half Bathroom

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen that we've been working on another little house project!  {If you don’t follow, you should. You’ll see a lot of cute little girls. You've been warned.}
The ½ bathroom off of our utility room needs some serious lovin’.  Take a look at the before pictures – the wallpaper was ridiculous and the vanity took up so much room in there.
Daniel and I started taking down the wallpaper by using our clothes steamer ;) It totally worked for the top layer.  There was still some left on the wall, so we got out a spray bottle and filled it with 1/3 water & 2/3 fabric softener. Worked like a charm. It scraped the rest of the paper right off the wall.
I then talked Daniel into pulling up the hardwood in there, so we could put new flooring down.  I wanted to be able to start from an empty room, so we could do whatever we wanted.  We've already decided what to do with the walls, although I need to decide on a color.  We are going to wait to take a trip to the tile shop and decide on a new floor then.

Stay tuned for more updates on Instagram and then the final result!!

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