what we’ve been up to…

i’m really really trying to be more consistent with my blogging, but it is hard these days.  i’ve accepted the fact that sometime it’s either 1) have a quality blog or 2) sleep.  right now i’m choosing the former.  at least i hope it’s helping the quality of my blog to stay up past 11:00, because i’m sure it’s not going to boost the quality of my life around 3 pm tomorrow afternoon.

anyway, just wanted to write a little about what we’ve been up to the past few days.  on saturday there was a beer fest here in the towncenter.  it’s a very tasteful gathering hosted by local micro-brewers for people who enjoy good quality, interesting beers (i know that sounded sarcastic coming from me, but it wasn’t).  ryan and some of his buddies went and had a great time.  before it started i took harper down to see them unload the budweiser clydesdales.  she was very excited to see the horses…and couldn’t believe that they’d been riding in a truck.  she sat very patiently for about 15 minutes while we waited to see them unload.  the only time we took a break from sitting was when i explained that the big green things had potties in them and she had to go try one out (EW).  [luckily the beer fest hadn’t started yet, so we were the first to enter them.]  here are a few pictures from that:


potty training has gone pretty well.  i don’t know why i resisted so long…  accidents are down to a minimum now and her pooping habits have actually improved since getting out of diapers.  here is a shot of her and one of her accomplishments (i saved you a horrific sight by censoring this picture)…i’ve taken a picture of a few of them so that ryan could see it and be proud, too.


harper’s shirts have been getting a little short and layne doesn’t really have any good layering pieces, so last week at wal-mart i picked up some matching garanimals t-shirts.  man, the combination of cuteness + $3.50 a shirt is dangerous!  i don’t want them to always be matchy-matchy or anything, but i’m loving it every now and then.  i am seriously going to have to steer clear of the baby department for awhile.  also, harper is in a 4T which makes me want to cry!  this picture isn’t the best of either of them, but it’s the best shot i got of them in their matching shirts…i love the birdies, but the other set are rainbows and those are cute too…


next up, on monday i braved the laundry-mat.  our favorite throw blanket is covered in spit-up from layne’s pre-sitting up days.  i’ve had it in my car for over a week to take to wash it and also the quilt on our bed hadn’t been washed in like a year and a half and i’m pretty sure it had a bunch of baby poop and spit-up on it as well (my washer is way too small).  as i had suspected, harper loved it.  one great thing about having kids is that the simplest things (or sometimes formerly annoying) can be fun.  she was very patient and curious and helpful.  she even sat and played nicely with layne.  it was also her first time to experience a vending machine.  i bought her a bag of cheetos because she was so good (i’m kicking myself for not getting a picture of the adorable orange fingers/face).



does anyone feel like you’re not caught up from Christmas?!  my t0-do list feels like it’s only growing lately…pretty frustrating.  anyway, it’s 11:30 and i can barely see the screen anymore, so i’m done.


4 Comments to “what we’ve been up to…”

  1. Oh my goodness…so many comments. First, why the heck am I up commenting on your blog at 1am? Second, love the porta-potty picture, but SERIOUSLY when did she get so tall??? Third, love the awesome smile in the potty picture. Maybe I’ll tell my sister to show that to Paulie. Fourth, 4T? Are you kidding me? I don’t even know her anymore! Fifth, love the laundry picture. The only thing that would have made it better would have been in the stroller was leaned back, balancing against the washer. 🙂

  2. silly amy, the stroller would only be leaning precariously if layne was asleep. 🙂

  3. cute post, love the hamper pic! the one with them wearing matching shirts is cracking me up because it looks like you sat them down in a some back alley for a photo session, cute though 🙂

  4. I went to the laundromat last week too to wash my comforter! But I didn’t have a princess and layngel to play with…just boring soap operas on the tv.

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