Wednesday, October 31, 2012

catch-up photo bomb!

Woohoo, we made it through our first Holiday! Well technically Holloween isn't over, but here in Iowa it is. I don't understand the point of it, but here they do 'Beggars Night' as Halloween... It happens the day before Halloween usually, and the kids trick or treat by going house to house and reciting jokes (usually) for the candy... I don't understand why they can't do it on the actual night, but Iowa is just weird like that.  Both of the boys were skeletons this year. I bought Ellis' skeleton hoodie after Halloween last year at Target for probably $3, and then on Saturday we went to Old Navy to return a pair of pants and they had 1 skeleton pj left for $4- a size bigger than Hudson is in, but it worked perfect! Damon and I didn't dress up, cause we are lazy and uncreative. Haha. Maybe next year! Here are lots of pictures from the last week...

We had some decent rain last week and tons of mushrooms popped up outside our fence. So Ellis spend some time Mushroom Hunting. Kinda like Easter Egg Hunting but weirder.

A rare moment...

Ellis loves the pumpkins he has... We got this one to carve but I don't think we can kill it. He also has 2 little ones, one that he painted at the DMU Halloween party, and another that he stole from said party. He takes them to bed with him most nights, and even brought one to church to play with on Sunday.

Trick or Treating! or Begging, or whatever...

Little Hud is getting cuter and cuter, I can't even stand his cute cheeks (ok, they aren't the biggest cheeks, but they are compared to what Ellis had, and they are so soft.) and his happy smiles.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Maybe soon

I've been asked lately when I'm going to update the blog here... I really wish I was better at it right now. I wish I was better at taking and sharing more pictures of the boys or talking about fun things we do or are planning or big changes in our lives...
But really, I just can't handle it...
I hate to leave family hanging, waiting for updates on Ellis and Hudson, but I really have nothing super great to write about, and the most I do is take phone pictures of them (and post to instagram most days, if you want to follow me there! @taratoday)

Maybe soon I'll be able to do regular posts again.
It might be when Hudson sleeps through the night (Ellis was pretty much at this point, and I think Hud has a long way to go)
Or when Ellis isn't in time out all throughout the day for hitting the baby or spitting
Or when Hudson starts being able to put himself to sleep, instead of needing to be rocked/bounced/shushed for sometimes hours before he'll doze off... Or at least when he doesn't have to be held constantly when he's awake
Maybe when he has less gas
Or when I can go more than 2 weeks without getting mastitis and want to give up nursing altogether
Maybe when I feel like I can handle not sleeping at night, then being productive during the day and playing with Ellis instead of turning to Disney Jr., and also making dinner every night...
When I don't feel like I need to get away every single day, need a break and alone time every night and need dr. pepper to get through the hours at home
Or when I don't talk to my best friend on the phone on her birthday and spend about all of the conversation telling her how hard it is to have 2 kids
Or when I don't consider every hour of the day starting Babywise with a 5 week old.
Maybe when I feel like we might actually have another kid someday.

It may be another few weeks. I hope it's not long.
I guess I'll see ya when I do?

i see you too...