Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday Favorites

It's FRIDAY!! I'm celebrating the work week being over by reading a book later today. Also, I can't help but mention how sweet the boys are interacting today. Roland just sneezed, and Liam said, "Bless you, Rollee." Oh eem gee. They make my heart melt.

The weather has shifted, and it truly feels like fall. Last night, the temperature got down to 49 degrees! How can that be??

Which brings me to my next favorite... My new Randy. I can't wait to pair this Randy with a black maxi skirt or my favorite pair of jeans.

I had a LuLaRoe party on Sunday where I got this Randy. I love the Irma's, the Perfect's and now the Randy's. I would say Bill's favorite is the Randy. Ha

Liam loves his pet cats... He always tries to bring Kitler (Kit) inside. She's the friendliest one. Ginovi isn't as tame.

Okay, I have to mention my Chatbooks. I've been noticing my Chatbooks every time I walk past the nook to my computer. I'm happy I have memories collected in these books.

I upload my photos to Instagram, and every time, I add 60 photos to Instagram, Chatbooks mails me another book. They don't charge me anything unless I upload enough pictures to get another book. I love this subscription!

Oh, my goodness, Liam had fun with his cousins the other day! They came over to play Minecraft and Liam helped them feel at "home" with all his stuffed animals and blankets. Hahah

This cooler weather we are experiencing isn't typical. I feel like it's late September. Anyways, it is putting me in a mood for fall.

I can't wait to wear warmer clothes and carve pumpkins. 😍😍😍

Little Pink Book

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Taking Stock

Brainstorming - I've been brainstorming ways to decorate for fall... I feel bad saying I've already been thinking about fall, because I know I'm going to miss summer. I'm conflicted. I want to go swimming this weekend and go to the orchard. Haha

Decorating - I haven't been decorating lately. I'm waiting till September to switch out my summer decorations for fall decor.

Discovering - Lately, I've been loving reading on my iPad. It's so convenient. I'm planning on writing about this later.

Drinking - Bill and I are both obsessed with LaCroix. Liam will drink it too. Peach Pear is are favorite!

Enjoying - We've been enjoying the last days of summer. With school starting for everyone, I'm feeling the need to savor every last bit of summer. We went to the pool twice this past weekend to swim during their twilight hours, and we're headed there again this weekend. Now, I just need to remember to take pictures while I'm there!

Feeling - I'm feeling excited... We have some fun things planned.

Listening - I haven't been listening to anything lately.

Lusting - Oh gosh... I've been lusting over some LuLaRoe lately. I had a party this past weekend and got a Joy, a Perfect and some leggings. I'm in love with my clothes from LuLaRoe.

Planning -  I've been planning my outfit for a wedding we have coming up in October, and I'm shocked I already know what I'm wearing. Usually, it takes me forever to decide, and I'm never satisfied with what I wear. This time, I'll wear a Carly with a Joy over it, cute boots and possibly black leggings if it's cold.

Playing - We've been playing outside as much as possible. We can't let summer slip by without being outside.

Procrastinating - Nothing recently! I've been keeping up with work, and it feels amazing! Liam is looking through Dinosaur books right now while type this post, and after this, I'm finishing up some work for the day. I try to finish at noon each day so I'm giving him the attention he deserves. Roland is sleeping next to me.

Shopping - I bought some LuLaRoe recently... I'm obsessed like a lot of people. How about you? Have you bought any LuLaRoe?

Thinking - This weekend, I had been racking my brain to figure out what book I wanted to read next... I picked "The Glass Castle." I came across this book club where they are going to read "A Stranger in the House." I'm still debating if I am brave enough to read it?? Are you able to read scary books? How do you separate a scary book from real life? I'm afraid I would be scared at night, but the title has my curiosity up. LOL 

Wishing - I'm wishing we had one more month of summer. Although, September usually always feels like summer.

Watching - I'm wanting to watch "Big Little Lies" and "Veep." Have you watched either of them? I read "Big Little Lies" and LOVED it. I'm assuming I'll love the show.

Waiting - I'm waiting for the weekend to get here. I can't wait for more time in the pool and a visit to the orchard. 

Little Pink Book

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Roland - 6 Months

{Milestones}  You started sitting up this month! You had been rocking back and forth on our lap for a while, and all the sudden, you were able to sit up on the ground too! We were so excited for you!

You are grabbing and reaching more. Reaching for things is new. Sometimes, you will rock back and forth on our lap and then go to stand up. You have so much more strength. In the past two weeks, you have become much more active. It's exciting watching you sit and stand.

{Temperament} You are the happiest little guy. You adore your brother and your toys.

I cannot get over the cute relationship you and your brother have.

{Eating & Sleeping} You started solids yesterday... Before yesterday, I had tried giving you some vegetables on three different occasions. I made the decision yesterday to regularly give you food after you started waking up in the middle of the night. You had been sleeping a full 8 hours, and now, you are waking up once in the middle of the night. I know this isn't horrible, but I would LOVE to go back to your 8 hour routine.

I gave you organic rice cereal. You were pretty excited about it. You took 10 spoonfuls with out any trouble.

You're eating every 2 to 2.5 hours. You'll have one 3 hour stretch during the day.

You go down for bed between 8:30 and 9:30.

You are napping throughout the day. You'll have shorter cat naps and two longer naps in the afternoon and evening.

{Weight} 23 pounds 14 ounces (98th percentile)

{Height} 27.5 inches (75 to 90th percentile)

{Clothes}  You are still in some 12 month onesies, but I noticed I like your 18 month clothing on you a lot better! You also have this one 24 month shirt of Liam's that fits nicely. I can tell you are getting longer and your 12 month onesies aren't fitting.

{Hair} You have long bangs in front that love to swoop to the side or sit to the front of your head. The hair that is coming in on the sides is pretty blonde.

{Eyes} True blue with a darker ring of blue on the outside.

{Likes} You love sitting and rocking back and forth. You also love your play gym. You can hit the rings and look at all the colors.

You love being outside. You love being held. You like when people talk to you and make you laugh. 

You love riding in the stroller for a walk or run. You still love your swing although you are on the ground more often now whether you are sitting or playing on your tummy or laying in your play gym.

{Dislikes} This one is always hard... I feel like you don't have too many dislikes. You're pretty chill. Although being hungry isn't fun or being tired.

{Outings} You went to Chicago again this month! This time, Auntie Paula came with us! We went on the water taxi to Michigan Avenue, and then we walked to Millennium Park where we played all day. We got Garret's popcorn on the way home.

We've been going to forest preserves. The last one wasn't that great because of all the misquitos. It was a full time job fanning them away from you for part of the walk. I think we might wait a while to go back. We've been going to our favorite park. You love sitting in the stroller and looking around at everything. If you're not looking around, you're sleeping.

The bumpy trails put you right to sleep. 

We celebrated a plethora of family birthdays this past month. 

This month, you'll go to the Tractor show for the first time. You "helped" drop off the tractor when Papa pulled everyone in the wagon to the show and Nana picked everyone up.
{Just for Fun} Liam's 6 Month Update

Little Pink Book

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What We've Been Up To {My 700th Post!!}

I thought I would share what we've been up to lately on my 700th post! Wow... I never thought I would have 700 posts on this blog. I've blogged about a lot of different things, and I think my favorite part of having a blog is the ability to look back at all the memories at a later point.

Okay... Here's what we've been up to lately!


I made cinnamon rolls for Bill's birthday yesterday. He LOVES them and always requests them.

I also made a pasta salad this week, and we've been having it for lunch. I should say I've been eating it for lunch. Liam doesn't like it yet. He's been eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.


We had such a good time going out for Bill's birthday last night. We went out with Bill's parents and my mom. Roland was with too. :)


I'm loving summer. I don't want it to end! I love sitting outside with the family and having meals out there.

We've been making the most of our summer.


We've been outside living up all the good parts of summer. I'm planning a few fun this week.


Honestly, I've been dreading due dates, but I started using my planner religiously. My planner makes all the difference.

I feel on top of things with it. There are few things I need to tackle today, but first, I need to make time for a walk.


I've been working on my social media accounts I take care of each week. Also, I have story to complete this week.

I'm having a typical week. 😄


I'm excited for the dutch door we ordered for our closet. I had several ideas for our room, but this dutch door was all Bill's idea. I loved the idea.

I've never seen a dutch door for a closet door, but of course it's on Pinterest!


I haven't been watching any new TV lately. I'm almost caught up with the Bachelorette, but it's not holding my interest.

I honestly need to find another show. Do you have any suggestions?

I've been reading:

Bill has asked me for a few years to read "Anna Karenina." I haven't been interested. I don't know why. I think I thought the language would be off-putting.

I was pleasantly surprised. Tolstoy's book reads like a modern book! Who would have thought?!


I've been listening to the third Harry Potter book... I LOVE the narrator. Harry Potter takes me to another world. 

 We're working on cleaning up the basement and organizing all of our stuff that was in "storage."

We've come a long way, but we're still working on the finishing touches.


I've been living in shorts and maxi skirts, but I've been wanting to wear leggings... These Disney Lularoe leggings are a favorite.

My mom keeps telling me I need to wear more green and blue. I'm considering it. Ha


I'll still be enjoying summer. I can't wait for more festivals that typically happen in August.


We're finishing our book challenge for the library this week. Liam will have read 40 books, and I'm finishing my third book.

I'm hoping he likes the prizes he gets from the library.

Little Pink Book