currently: may 2020


making: I made a batch of lactation cookies last night, which is really just my excuse to eat five cookies a day while tricking myself into thinking they are "healthy" and "good for me" because they have Brewer's Yeast, some ground flaxseed, and coconut oil. But also sugar and chocolate chips soooooo yeah. Just let me live in denial. thankyoubye.

missing: kind of everything, but mostly I miss casually hanging out with friends and family.
*we went strawberry picking at a local farm at the beginning of May! it's one of my favorite spring things to do. This was our third year to go!

learning: all about gardening! I know in my last post I scoffed at people who have time and brain space to pick up new hobbies right now, but after a year of talking about it, we finally put in a raised bed in our backyard a few weeks ago, and we have plants! This is huge for me. I've killed every green thing I've ever had, including two succulents, which I'm pretty sure can survive boiling under the desert sun. Looking back on it now, I'm pretty sure I watered them too much. Anyway. We planted green beans, zucchini, and okra, and even though plants have been growing out of the earth since the beginning of time, Jordan and I can't even handle how cool it is to watch. PHOTOSYNTHESIS. aka magic.

*we stopped at a wildflower field to take a few pictures. I want to take R here and take some 5yo pics of her, so hopefully we can sneak away soon and do that.

loving: besides our garden? I'm 100% loving having a baby around. Granted, would I choose to have a newborn during a global pandemic and quarantine? No. But this guy is bringing me so much joy and so many snuggles, and I don't hate it. I was really nervous about the transition from 2 to 3, since I've heard it can be rough, but honestly I still think going from 0 to 1 has been the hardest for us.
*we went to a local nature park one Saturday morning for a hike! It was so so nice to get out in nature for a bit. The kids had a great time.

watching: I wish I could talk about what I've been reading, buuuuut, I haven't been reading anything. So I'll talk about shows! Jordan and I are watching the ESPN documentary series about the 90's Chicago Bulls team called "The Last Dance." It's so good and like a blast from the past to watch. I remember watching those games! So fun.

I also just re-watched Back to the Future 1, 2, and 3 on Netflix. It's hilarious to see what they thought the year 2015 would be like. Hover boards and flying cars and jackets that automatically adjust to your size. Oh, and apparently in the future, everyone wears their pants inside out. LOL. I'm rewatching "The Office" as I listen to The Office Ladies podcast. Don't judge me. F goes to sleep super late despite my best attempts, and I end up just sitting in the recliner nursing and watching TV every night. Scrambling my already scrambled brains ;) 

what have you been up to currently? I hope you are doing well! Thanks as always for reading!
*we love making pizza! Flat breads from Aldi, Italian chicken sausage, turkey pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and pasta sauce. The kids get their own bread and bowls to make their own, and they love doing that!
AnneMarie said...

That's so cool that you guys put in a raised bed! We just have a teeny tiny "garden" along our fence-just onions and green beans-but someday I hope to make it a little bigger. Usually I also just rely on my elderly neighbor (who gardens like nobody's business) to tell me what to do :P It sounds like you all have been having great adventures! We love that nature park, we don't go there super often since we don't live in that part of town, but we've been twice in the past couple weeks. Have you guys been to Stinchcomb? We recently visited that one for the first time. It's not really regulated like other parks (and you have to make sure it's not a big hunting season before you go, I've been told) so I wouldn't necessarily go there by myself, but with my husband to wrangle the kids with me, it was fun! It's basically just forest, so not stroller-friendly and a bit muddy, but very peaceful :) With the nice weather, we've basically been living outside. Just within the past week, my almost four-year-old met a couple "big kids" down the street, so I've done lots of watching the toddler run in and out of the street while my firstborn dashes across yards in big nerf gun battles.

Maria said...

We started gardening as soon as we moved and my husband is SUPER into it. When he started the seeds in our kitchen, he used to sit and stare at them while he had his cup of coffee in the morning. He said it made him feel zen. Uh huh. Now that they are outside in our planters, he carefully covers them if the temperatures will drop too low and when he lost a plant, he was truly heartbroken. But I will say when they first sprouted, we were all giddy and we are anxiously awaiting our first harvest.

I love that you are listening to Office Ladies! I am too! Just finished up Valentine's Day! It's such a great way to get my mind off the current events of the world and just focus on the one show that truly makes me happy and laugh out loud. I'm also such a big fan of Angela's that we regularly watch and rewatch her YouTube baking channel with her husband. The other day, N and I watched it and then made the recipe afterwards, which was really fun.

You are making having three small kids look easy. I know it's not (by any means), but so happy you are enjoying three! How lucky are they that they have each other and always will!

Michelle said...

I’m so jealous you got to go strawberry picking! None of our berry farms are opening this year thanks to the pandemic and lots of flooding and frosts 😭 this is our first year not going. Oh well. I agree that 0-1 is the hardest transition. Learning to be a parent turned my life upside down and inside out.

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

So cool you took up gardening! I'm the opposite of a green thumb (a black thumb?), but I would love to have fresh veggies and flowers!

Audrey Louise said...

I watched so much TV when Maddie was in her first few months- and I wasn't even nursing, lol. No shame. I love love love flatbreads from Aldi. They have the BEST breads there.
I love J's shirt in the strawberry/wildflower pictures! It's so cute!
I haven't done any of the other transitions but I can second that going from 0 to 1 kid is H A R D. Lol

Amy said...

I'm missing those casual hangouts with family and friends too girl, it's been so dang tough. Also even though I don't need them those lactation cookies sound delicious. <3
We've been watching the Offie too, it's the best!