February! How can it be?! Ever since we got back from Alabama after Christmas, time has been going by so fast! It’s possible that we could be meeting Sadie 10 weeks from Friday (a potential induction date), so some nerves are starting to creep in a bit as we get closer. What do I still need to buy? What do I still need to get set up? What are things I need to do with Hadley while it’s still just the two of us? My mind has been going a mile a minute lately, which is why I’ve been passed out in bed by 9 every night. 😉
Anyway! Here’s our slice of life from the last 10 days or so.
I was doing some online window shopping recently, and this is the first thing I saw on the Pottery Barn Kids homepage last week! I couldn’t help but just stare at it for a minute. Since her name isn’t super common, I haven’t seen it written out very much, so seeing it on their website was exciting. Being a mom has turned me into such a mush for these girls!
We took some selfies recently while waiting for a friend to join us out to eat. 🙂 I love that silly smile!
Last Sunday we got home from church around 11 and I walked into the sunroom to let Teddy go out back to the bathroom. Good thing I wasn’t distracted because I immediately spotted this sucker right behind our fence about 30 feet from our house! There’s a house right behind us, so I have no idea where he came from; I’d never seen a coyote in our area before. Scared me that I almost just let my dog out. I wouldn’t put it past that guy to find a way to “say hello” to Ted! Yikes.
Mamas of little ones with no hair – there’s hope! The picture of the left was Hadley a year ago (when I actually thought “Oh, her hair is growing!”) and the picture on the right was taken exactly a year later (last weekend). For 18 months straight she was called a boy out in public if she didn’t have a bow in or headband on, so it’s pretty thrilling to me that her locks are finally growing. I know I’m biased, but I think her hair is coming in so pretty! I’m a little jealous of it myself. 😉
People are GOOD. I got this text from a man at our church that Jamie knows through the mens ministry, and I was blown away. I actually didn’t respond for 10 minutes because I didn’t know what to say! When I told Jamie that I shoveled the driveway myself recently, he was all “What?! You shoveled the snow yourself?!” I asked him what he thought I did when I told him we got five inches, and he just said “Good point.” Apparently he hung up the phone with me and made a phone call ASAP to make sure I wasn’t out there shoveling anymore. What I love even more about this is that this man is teaching his four sons how to serve and ask for nothing in return. I so want to do this with our children. As they grow I want to keep my eyes open for ways that we can serve others in need as a family.
My little love “chug”. I’ve been taking afternoon naps once or twice a week recently, and Teddy is loving the extra time to snuggle in bed. 🙂 Follow me on Snapchat: WhimsicalSeptember
After church this past Sunday Hadley and I went on a brunch date to IHOP! My little sis with the BBBS program works there, so we wanted to pop in and surprise her! Hadley loved seeing “Mor-get” (Morgan) and splitting my breakfast plate with me. She’s a huge bacon fan!
Hadley got her own (early) valentine from Daddy!
I finally got her whole head of hair into pigtails!
My silly girl about to get in bed and take a nap.
She was laughing because I told her I was about to come wipe her boogers. For some reason she thinks me chasing her around trying to wipe her nose is hilarious. Two year olds. 🙂
My mom gave me permission to share this little PSA with you. Her two year old dog Abby died suddenly on Friday after a ham bone splintered inside her body. My grandma gave my mom the ham bone to give the dogs if she wanted to, so mom gave it to her two dogs to share on Thursday around 12:30 p.m. Later that night around midnight both dogs woke up violently throwing up. By 8 a.m. one dog was feeling much better (thank you Jesus), but Abby was really, really sick. Mom took her to the vet around 9 a.m., and by 11 a.m. Abby died on the vet’s table while they were trying to save her life. Though many people have heard that it’s not the best idea to give a dog a cooked chicken bone, please please please think twice before giving your dog any kind of bone that wasn’t packaged from the store. None of us ever thought that what happened to Abby could happen the way it did. Everyone in my family spent the weekend sad and still a little shocked. Please feel free to share this story to anyone you know who may feel tempted to spoil their animal with a real bone. Love you so much Mom!
1. If you were induced with your baby, I’d love to hear how it went. My doctor okayed an induction at 39 weeks so that Jamie can officially get home to be at the birth, but I’m still a little nervous about going this route.
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to three little girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo