This mommy life is crazy sometimes! I have been neglecting this blog and not putting into it what I would like, but starting next week I am really going to try and make it more of a priority. This past week has been pure chaos. My 17 month old has been teething with a fever and the whole nine yards and my youngest has been being her lovely self and screaming at the top of her lungs every chance she gets. To top off my children’s difficult behaviors my husband has been working a ton so most of the time it has just been me on my own.
We have also had yucky weather and have been cooped up in the house, which doesn’t help with bad moods. Thursday we did get out to the park for a little while before the clouds and mosquitos came and scared us away. Mosquitos, ugh, my poor babies are covered in bites from head to toe. I never imagined that Alaska would have such a bug a problem. The bites are so bad I feel the need to have to let everyone know not to worry they don’t have chicken pox they were just eaten alive by mosquitos. Then again on Friday we attempted to go out to a picnic with our local babywearing group and of course the bugs were horrible and it started raining so we moved indoors to a small little common area near a coffee shop. My kids were amazing and well behaved it was like a breathe of fresh air. Getting to chat with other local mommies about our wraps and carriers wasn’t to bad either. Ha! What am I talking about? It was wonderful!
To save my sanity and have a little relaxing “me” time I have been doing some doodling or as some call it “zentangling”. It is a lot of fun and perfect for just zoning out and getting creative. After we get Hazel to bed my husband spends some time with Ella and I sneak in some drawing, before Ella needs some boobie time. I can do a lot of things and breastfeed, drawing is just not one of them. Here are a couple of things I have done so These are the doodles I have done so far. I just ordered some new prismacolor pencils earlier this week and I am excited for them to get here to add some color!
The girls are growing so fast it is unbelievable. They have been interacting and playing with each other more and more and it absolutely melts my heart. Ella Bean has found her feet and starting to get better control of her hands. She is loving playing with toys and chewing on her toes. Hazel is finally saying actual words!! She now says “hi”, “no”, “yes”, “shoes”, and “Ella”. It has been a huge weight off of my shoulders now that she has a couple words under her belt. I am sure she will be talking my ear off in no time!
I could go on and on about what has been going on with us the past week or so but instead I will leave you with a couple pictures and a promise to make posts more often. I have great ideas for this blog I just need to put them in motion!
Can you tell Hazel likes to drink water? She would never stop if we didn’t make her!