Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Instagram September 27, 2016 at 05:29PM

PJ drew Gerald and Piggie! (From Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books.) She's obviously been practicing at school, cuz this is the first time I've seen her draw with distinct bodies, heads, arms, and legs. Piggie even has a very nice snout! via Instagram

Instagram September 27, 2016 at 09:20AM

Oh my goodness it's baby Paul. via Instagram

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Instagram September 25, 2016 at 04:20PM

Done! Ten dollar garage sale table from a year ago: Paul sanded it; I painted it & started waxing it; and my dad put the second coat is furniture wax on top. Now it's back in the dining room! Woo! #DIY via Instagram

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Instagram September 24, 2016 at 12:15PM

Now we're at Knoebels and about to get on the carousel! As soon as we have a snack... via Instagram

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Instagram September 22, 2016 at 05:56PM

On our walk, PJ insisted she didn't like hot dog, but grudgingly agreed to eat one if I did too. Observe how much hot dog was left on her plate by the time I sat down with my dinner. She and Max are both demanding more hot dog. via Instagram

Instagram September 22, 2016 at 10:50AM

My babieeeees!! L: PJ 4 years ago; R: Max 1 year ago. via Instagram

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Instagram September 21, 2016 at 09:30PM

Third pair of @madebyrae #parsleypants complete! Added the waist elastic & hemmed them. Turned up the cuffs in this pic to show the lining. Next three pairs I make will be for my three favorite toddler boys!! via Instagram

Instagram September 21, 2016 at 07:28PM

#parsleypants Pirate pants for PJ's Halloween costume! The skulls glow in the dark, and I lined this pair with super soft cotton flannel. I love sewing pants so much! This is the third pair I've made for PJ...I think it's Max's turn!! via Instagram

Instagram September 21, 2016 at 07:10PM

Happy birthday, Oma! After his lemon slice appetizer, Max went on to eat his weight in pizza. The rest of us stuffed ourselves too... via Instagram

Instagram September 21, 2016 at 09:51AM

4 years ago, my dad got PJ a baseball cap so they could match...😍😍😍 via Instagram

Instagram September 21, 2016 at 09:32AM

What was lost has now been found! It's Day 31 of my #Whole30 and I've been looking forward to this, my last Brie Bite from Trader Joe's, for weeks. Then I got to my desk at work, and it wasn't in my bag!! Happily, I found it between the front seats of my van. Then I, no kidding, skipped across the parking lot. via Instagram

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Instagram September 20, 2016 at 09:34AM

Proof Max was cloth diapered, however briefly! via Instagram

Instagram September 20, 2016 at 07:20AM

After putting herself to bed *before dinner* last night, PJ is extra bright-eyed this morning and deep into throwing a birthday party for Rudolf (the red-nosed reindeer), attended by another reindeer, a cow, and a sheep. I'm told Cow has the same birthday as Rudolf. #MightyPJ #PJsays via Instagram

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Instagram September 18, 2016 at 06:10PM

#MightyMax sat in PJ's room concentrating *so hard* until he got a pair of her socks over his toes and both of her shoes on, then he marched proudly out here to show us! via Instagram

Instagram September 18, 2016 at 06:04PM

Cut out @madebyrae #parsleypants in this glow-in-the-dark skull fabric for PJ's pirate costume! I'm going to make this pair lined with some blue flannel I had on hand. Here are the pockets, waiting for pants to live on, hopefully happening tonight after early bed time for a couple of grumpy, tired kiddos! via Instagram

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Instagram September 17, 2016 at 07:27PM

I made #Whole30 ranch dressing, and IT TOTALLY TASTES LIKE RANCH DRESSING. It's homemade mayo, the cream from on top of a can of coconut milk, red wine vinegar, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. YUM! I am going to use the rest of the coconut milk, two bananas, and cocoa powder to make myself something resembling a dessert tonight. It's been over four weeks since I've had chocolate... via Instagram

Instagram September 17, 2016 at 05:37PM

There were a couple moments of idyll, but I couldn't capture any. via Instagram

Instagram September 17, 2016 at 01:13PM

My girl <3 (credit: @hannahhardatwork ) via Instagram

Friday, September 16, 2016

Instagram September 16, 2016 at 06:37PM

Paul made Tom Kah Gai, a Thai coconut soup with chicken, mushrooms, basil, cilantro, and spices. It. Is. Delicious. It smells and tastes AMAZING. And it's #Whole30 compliant! I'm a happy dieter this evening!! via Instagram

Instagram September 16, 2016 at 08:40AM

PJ in her new dress from @primarydotcom and fun hummingbird leggings from Mimi! I got her one navy blue and one orange dress as well. Solid dress will go great with all her crazy leggings! via Instagram

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Instagram September 13, 2016 at 10:36PM

Max is 18m today, so he's 6m here. I didn't get a picture of Max today, but these two are still loving on each other daily, and I just love seeing them enjoy each other. #siblings via Instagram

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Instagram September 10, 2016 at 04:43PM

Alrighty, @camelbak -- I now have TWO broken lids, and I don't see where to buy replacement lids! Valves and straws, yes, but not the lid itself. Can you help? My kids love their water bottles! via Instagram

Instagram September 10, 2016 at 02:55PM

PJ is sprinkling her Fairy Potpourri so the fairies will visit our yard! When she got the glittery gold skull & crossbones tattoo, this happened: PJ: isn't it SO glittery? Me: yes, it's very glittery! PJ: you mean, "FAIRY glittery!" #PJsays #PJsFirstPun #SoProud #fairyfestival #fairyfestival2016 #fairyfest via Instagram

Instagram September 10, 2016 at 11:55AM

PJ at the fairy festival, with her brand-new sneakers, freshly minted fairy wand, pink hair, and then with her face painted while we eat fairy lunch! via Instagram

Friday, September 09, 2016

Instagram September 09, 2016 at 07:32PM

My huge #Whole30 dinner: burger cut up on a bed of greens, smothered in fresh avocado-tomato-hot sauce salsa, with a generous side of spiralized crispy potatoes because my monthly visitor has me craving carbs, and I've been so good all week... #treatyoself via Instagram

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

Instagram September 05, 2016 at 05:39PM

Completed my goal for the day: finished primer coats for the table! Hopefully Wednesday evening I'll be able to start painting... via Instagram

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Instagram September 03, 2016 at 05:13PM

Making Paleo Lamb Rogan Josh from @meljoulwan and it smells so. Amazing. All those spices in the upper right...I can't even wait! We'll serve it over her oven roasted cauliflower rice! #Whole30 (I'm calling this our special anniversary dinner, two days late!) via Instagram

Instagram September 03, 2016 at 01:00AM

Trying to go all in on this #organization thing by getting a real planner. Was drooling over gorgeous $70 designer customizable one on the internet...but instead, got myself this MUCH cheaper but still customizable one at Staples. It has vertically oriented week spreads after each month, which I like, and I added a pouch for colorful pens, and a pocket for miscellaneous papers. Now I need to stay on top of meal planning, and get into the habit of reviewing this baby every. single. day. Any tips out there from seasoned planners? I have a new meal plan strategy: more of a weekly overview instead of day by day. Less granular = less daunting. Paul said I was Leslie Knoping! 😂 #Knope2016 #makeaplan #planning via Instagram

Friday, September 02, 2016

Instagram September 02, 2016 at 01:17PM

PJ wiped out on her balance bike going a bit too fast on the hill down to our house. She was crying, but now she thinks it's hilarious that she has a bandaid on her cheek! Also has three on her knee, altho her knee is not that bad. via Instagram