Friday, February 28, 2014

Family pictures

Sorry I'm so behind getting these up(and printed) it's hard to find the time to get online anymore. I promise to get some printed for friends and family and mailed out soon! I started the other night but it just didn't work out. While Madison is at school, I try to get my cleaning done and after she goes to bed, I want to sit with Alan and talk or watch tv or go to bed.

Carrie, as always, did a fantastic job with Riley's newborns. I am so in love with them! She has done Madison's 1st and 2nd birthday parties and Madison's 18 month/Easter pictures.

I will break these up in 2 different posts. Riley was 10 days old here. Madison was 2 years 4 months.

This cracks me up

I love Madison's look.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Snow day

So Thursday was our 3rd snow day. Alan was off Wednesday and Thursday and Madison's school has been closed since Tuesday which means us 3 girls haven't left the house since Monday after picking Madison up from school. Stir crazy, much? Alan took Madison out in it to play and I stayed inside while Riley was napping. Our monitor doesn't have a long range on it and I needed to get some things done while I had a spare moment! Here's some pics!

Happy Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tune in Tuesday

Thought I'd share a little music that I'm loving right now. If you get this via email and want to see the videos, click HERE.

Kacey Musgraves "Follow Your Arrow"
 Yes, she's super twangy.. It's typical country but I love the message. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Love it.

Lorde "Team"
 She makes the most unusual music but the beat is great and it's very catchy.

Rihanna and Eminem "The Monster"
I've always liked Eminem and I'm glad he's showing up again!

What songs are you loving right now?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Happy 1 month, Riley!

 A month already?! It's flying by! 
I missed posting this yesterday, on her actual 1 month.

Growth- She weighs 10lbs and measures 21.75" long. She was 8.3 lbs and 20" at birth. Still in newborn diapers and clothes.

Eating/sleeping- Her eating is all over the place! Sometimes it's every hour and sometimes she will go 4 hours. She likes being nursed to sleep. Luckily at night she usually goes 2-4 hours between. She sleeps in her crib at night but we have coslept a few nights when she doesn't want to fall back asleep or if I'm absolutely exhausted and need more time to sleep. Her average eat time is 8 minutes.

Schedule- She sleeps most of the day. She eats around 6-6:30am and I put her back down to sleep and I get up to get ready(during the week). I let her sleep until 8am, feed her and then we leave to take Madison to school. She stays awake usually from 9:30-11 or so and she does tummy time, I read to her and/or play with toys in front of her. She then naps a bit, wakes to eat and then both girls go down in their beds around 2 or 3 for a nap. She will usually sleep 3-4 hours at this time. Sometimes we put her to bed when she falls asleep and sometimes we hold her while she sleeps and then put her down in her crib around 9:30. I always nurse her before I go to bed so she's not waking 30 minutes after I fall asleep to eat. 

Sisters- Madison loves Riley and constantly kisses, hugs and loves on her. She wants Riley to sit close to her in the mornings when Madison is sitting at her table eating breakfast. She sometimes asks to hold Riley. If Riley is crying, she will tell her "It's okay" or will sing the ABC's to her to calm her down. Riley watches Madison a lot and doesn't typically get upset when Madison is loving all over her.

Milestones- Moves her head with her eyes. Holding head up better. Starting to develop different cries. One for hungry, one for wanting to be held, etc. Smiling more and more and I've heard her laugh a few times.

Personality- She sleeps most of the day. She cries a good bit but is very sweet and quiet and will sit in her bouncer or even her crib for a bit before wanting to be held. I can tell Riley is not going to be quite as energetic as Madison is. She is going to be more laid back like I am, I believe. It's amazing how different her and Madison seem to be from each other at this age.

Growing up

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Social- Feb 2 - 4 things

1. 4 Favorite bands you loved in high school.
TLC, SWV, Savage Garden, Boyz II Men

2. 4 go to meals you'd love to learn to cook or can cook really well
I have no idea. I like trying new things but there are no meals that I feel I can cook really well.
3. 4 necessities to your daily life
the girls/Alan, coffee, food, tv
4. 4 makeup necessities you must have if you could only have 4 on
(1)foundation (2)powder (3)eyeshadow (4)mascara
  I don't wear much makeup and I'm actually looking to switch foundation/powder brands if anyone has any recs.

5. 4 favorite apps on your phone or iPad
Facebook, Instagram, Candy Crush and Pinterest.