Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quick Trip to Disneyland

Leighton is the biggest princess lover out of any two year old I've ever met. Basically she is a princess herself so naturally Disneyland is truly the happiest place on earth for her. She has been 5 times now and each time has been a funner experience than the last. 

Kaden and I have been looking forward to a good family get away for a long time now and I had our california/ disney trip planned to the T. 

After a really horrible turn of events at CML (where Kaden works) our trip was cut in half and rushed and honestly i left the park crying and dreading an 8 hour drive to Cedar through the night. Sometimes being an adult and not doing just what you want to do just plain stinks. 

But we are blessed. We were able to spend the weekend together with out stressing over money and Kaden was able to come home to a job bright and early Tuesday morning. 

So much about this trip wasn't as magical as we wanted. But we loved it all the same. Leighton met Tinkerbell, she went to Mickeys halloween party with her cousins. Kaden spoiled the girls with lots of treats. Emersyn soaked everything up and napped a lot. 

I love this little family of mine and I could not be more grateful for them. Really i could not imagine a life without these 3 by my side. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Painting Pumpkins

Again with the pumpkin love. Leighton has been asking to paint for weeks now and i have been so hesitant because when she asks she goes straight to a door or the walls and pretends to paint. One of my favorite things from her first halloween was a little pumpkin she painted. She was seriously like 7 or 8 months old and painted the sweetest little pumpkin. I have a picture of it somewhere and i honestly might frame it if i find it. 

This week i have been brave and crazy and doing sooo much and in middle of it i stopped and sat down with leighton asked what she wanted to do. She said paint pumpkins. When i said yes she beamed. I got everything ready and she was jumping up and down the entire time. Leighton gathered every pumpkin in the house and tried to paint every single one. If you read my last post you'd know that is a lot of pumpkins. 

After painting for a bit Leighton asked for baby to paint too. (She still calls Em baby). Emersyn loved it. Mostly she loved eating the paint but she loved the colors, and doing something with Leighton too. 

We had the funnest afternoon together and painting pumpkins was the perfect activity for all of us. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

MMM- October I Love You

October has brought some much needed beauty into my life. Ever since i was little i have been obsessed with this time of year. It just some how makes me feel happy. It might be the billions of adorable mini pumpkins and so ugly their cute gourds that are everywhere or the endless amounts of apple cider that i drink. The air seems crisper, view of the mountains clearer and it is just perfectly feeling outside. 

So because of this October is motivating me. I am trying extra hard with my babies. I am being more patient, playing more often and trying to make every moment a teachable one. The other day after taking the girls to a small town apple festival and hours of shopping for too many new clothes Leighton said "fun day mom" I about fell over. I was so happy that she loved spending time together and how simple but great our day was.

I want every day to be like that. 

Last Thursday we went to a cupcake decorating party that was so sweet. 
Friday we went to witches night out at a local main street boutique and the girls were the cutest little witches. 

Really is there another month with so much fun happening? I think not. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dear Babies- A space for you

Dear Babies

I love you so much. Life is beautiful and it is because you are in it. Both of you have contagious personalities, loud laughs and bright smiles. Happiness glows around you and love shows from your eyes. Your little hands hold mine, your dad's and each others. Your little feet run and dance and play. I hope you love your space. I hope you feel safe here, that you want to spend time in here, that it allows you to be creative and inspires you. Both of you deserve a beautiful place and this is yours.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

MMM- Stay In The Moment

How many times can i say that being a mom is hard? Probably way too many, but it is. Being a mom is very very very hard. One thing i find myself doing when being home with a whiny 2 year old seems like too much is zone out. I start living in my own world and focus on my own things. Obviously i don't just let my babies fend for themselves but i don't spend the one on one time with them that i should be. I need to work on being calmer, and staying in the moment. When i am the love between me and the girls is amazing. We laugh and enjoy our time together and I need a little more of that in my life.


Pumpkin Love

One of my favorite parts about fall is pumpkins. There are pumpkins everywhere! I would keep mini ones in my home all year if it was socially acceptable. It isn't though and it might be kind of gross since they are only in season in the fall. So the first day of fall i buy up a bunch and start decorating. I am not kidding when i say there are probably 30 pumpkins in my home and we have only been to 1 pumpkin patch and have 2 more to go this month. 

Saturday was a mini fall dream. I made and canned triple berry syrup, watched LDS conference, and we went to the pumpkin patch. The girls were so cute and both loved running through the fields filled with huge orange pumpkins. 

Leighton picked out a mini acorn squash she fell in love with and carried it around until we left. As soon as we were home she picked it up again. We were lucky she didn't sleep with it. I am so glad she has the same love for mini squash that i do though. We have so many fun pumpkin projects to do now and i can't wait to get started.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Little Things to Remember

It seems like everyday both of my girls are growing more and more. They both discover new things, do new things and say new things and really I don't ever want to forget the moments of who they are now.

Leighton chases Emersyn and pulls her off the first stair. They always fall back in a laughing fit and Em eggs her on to do it again. 

Emersyn watches Leighton play so closely and then sneaks in takes her toy when she isn't looking, She always gives her self away by trying to run and laughs so hard she can't. 

Leighton carries at least 3 purses, a baby doll, doll carrier and a ball to the car every time we leave the house. 

Emersyn cuddles a blanky, leopard and a moose every time she gets into her car seat. 

When you ask Leighton her name she always says Emma and points to Emersyn. Clearly we still need to work on that.

Emersyn will clap her hands or click her tongue whenever she hears someone else do it. 

Leighton yells Oh Ship! Every single time she drops something big or runs into a toy, table, wall etc. (she is clearly her mothers daughter and clearly i need to watch my language.)

Emersyn goes to sleep so well she smiles lays down and covers herself in blankets. 

Leighton fights bed time to the death but just before she falls asleep she says "when we wake up we will have a fun day"

Emersyn wakes up almost every morning about an hour early to nurse and cuddle then goes back to sleep as soon as Leighton wakes up.