Sometimes it's easy to forget we live close to so much water when it is freezing out! We had lots of house projects going on over the weekend but Dev and I thought we should take a break and enjoy a family outing since it was such a pretty day. We went to the Kirkland Waterfront for a long walk and played at the play ground.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
About three weeks ago we started potty training! Chloe was showing lots of signs she was ready but I reallyyy didn't want to take the 'potty train in 3 days' approach. The 3 day training sounded torturous for both of us. I decided to just have her in panties at home and diaper when we are out and just ask her when I thought she would need to go. Needless to say, she is a ROCKSTAR. I'm really happy we took the approach we did. She didn't expect any treats and she felt no pressure. She just goes when she needs to.
Our potty training experience was a dream come true. The only thing we have to get down is night time. Go Chloe!
Every other Wednesday I work with the 10-11 year old girls at church. I plan a little activity for them. This week I had my friends Jamie and Larissa come teach them a jump rope class. Larissa and Jamie teach jump rope classes to kids of all ages and so it was so fun to see them with these girls.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Devin and I celebrated our 6 YEARS of marriage a couple weeks ago. So cliche, but it's true that time really does FLY! I feel so old saying 6 years. I was thinking about how blessed I feel to have found the love of my life at only 20 years old. He really is my best friend.
Because the date landed on a 3 day weekend we wanted to plan a little vacation just us but I told Dev I thought it would be better to put our time and money into working on our home and to save it for next year.
We left Chloe at Dev's parents and we went to Bellevue and ate at a Thai restaurant at the Bravern.
We went to a sweet bakery for dessert in old Bellevue.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Chloe has never really had a bad cold before. Maybe a runny nose for 2 days but that is about it. Last week she was as sick as I have ever seen her. We took her to the doctor and there they told me she had a fever of 105! I broke down crying. I felt horrible that I hadn't taken her to the emergency room and instead was more worried about not being an over dramatic mom. If there is one thing about motherhood I have learned, it is that my instinct is most always right and to never listen to what others tell me.
It took what felt like forever to get her well again. As soon as she was better, Devin and I got hit with colds. Luckily, I think we are on the up now.
Since it is winter and we can't do much work on our yard, we have been working on projects inside. Although this house was built in 2006, it still was built with light wood baseboards and light wood doors. So ugly! Devin and I decided we wanted to rip them out and put white ones in. He is all about doing projects in the house by himself. I love his passion for working on our home and doing it himself but, it has been hard for me to not go crazy with a half torn apart house. I'm trying really hard this year to embrace it and TRY to enjoy the process.
Here you can kind of see the white casing of the bathroom door that Devin installed. And in the back the ugly light brown door we took out for now.
The other gift my grandma cut out thousands of different shapes on construction paper and put them in different bags so Chloe could take them out and glue them. She is obsessed! Thankful we have some fun activities to do in the winter.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Like everyone else I can't believe that the new year is already here. I hate to say goodbye to 2014. We were blessed beyond measure. Our greatest change and biggest accomplishment was buying our first home back in July. We also got to travel to Florida, San Diego, and Idaho, which were some great highlights of our year.
This New Year's Eve we went over to our friend Jamie's house. We actually spent these two babies first New Year's together 2 years ago. Time flies!
We ate some yummy food her mom made and chatted and played card games.
Devin and I decided we want to start each new year with a family theme that we will try to live by for the year. Before we ate we started with prayer, and then I gave a little family devotional about what our family theme would be this year.
I decided it would be 'adding an extra measure of kindness to our family members' . I found a scripture in Ephesians that talks about kindness and cheerfulness. This year we are devoting ourselves to being more thoughtful and loving when it comes to each other and to our extended family (brothers, sisters, and parents).
Happy New Year! I hope Dev and I can create a wonderful 2015 together!
Monday, December 29, 2014
I wish our amazing Christmas weekend wouldn't end. It was one of my favorite so far. On Christmas Eve we hosted a dinner at our house. My sister came into town with my grandma and her best friend. My dad also came and brought our family dog for Chloe to play with.
We were so excited Christmas morning to open all our gifts. The favorite gift of all was the electric helicopter I got Devin. They played with it all morning. Also, Chloe got a Bitty Baby from my mom which was also a favorite.
We had the best Christmas. I think Chloe was extra happy because Emma was in town. She loves my sister to death. I know they will grow up to be so close. I love my family and the fun we had together over the Christmas Season.
Monday, December 22, 2014
I am so lucky to have him as a partner! I love you forever Dev!!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We have been having a great holiday season so far. I hope we can do some more of our fun traditions before next week!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
My favorite thing ever is waking up on a Saturday morning and realizing Chloe and I get Devin to ourselves the whole day. Last Saturday we got outside to put up a few Christmas lights. Chloe was killing us with cuteness so we whipped out the camera all day with her.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
For Thanksgiving we drove the 12 hours to Idaho to be with my extended family. The drive was long, but I was proud of our babe for doing so well the whole way through.
This was the first time my whole family on my mom's side was all together in what seems like forever. My sister even surprised us all and flew in the night before. We had such a great time together. I'm so glad that we stayed a full week. We actually got to do everything that we wanted while we were there. (I stole these pics from my sis)