July 15, 2015
As you can probably tell, someone(not naming any names, but it might start with “Ma” and end with “bel”) is kind of(definitely) coming out of that sleepy brand newborn phase and would prefer to be held and snuggled and entertained most of the time and obviously, who am I to deny that? This, combined with working out again(and the occasional passed out sleep session on the couch) my blogging time has been severely diminished! That being said, I have SO MANY blog post ideas and tons of pictures to share. I’m hoping to sneak in some time here and there to be able to do it, because recording this super special time in our lives is really important to me!
So, here is some of what we have been up to recently!
Mostly all I do is hold her. I can’t ever seem to find the will power to put her down, so she’s either strapped to me in her wrap or I’m busy doing everything one handed. Just how I like it!
Usually during nap time it’s a race to feed the baby, work out, and shower before Abigail joins us again. But every once in a while the stars align and I cave and snuggle in with a sleepy little one.
Most of the toys are in Mabel’s room still, so we spend a lot of time playing in there(hooray for it getting some use!) I found this picture in my camera roll later in the day, Abigail captured this moment 🙂
I’ve been teaching Mabel the art of a good selfie. She is a very willing and eager pupil. #SpenaSchool
Typically Abigail is one to spend all day doing imaginative play. Dress up, acting out made up scenes and events, telling stories, etc, but recently she has taken to doing some quiet and peaceful activities too(bless IT). Puzzles, coloring, and vinyl stickers have been her cup o tea these last few weeks and it’s so much fun to watch her work at it! And if she’s dressed up while she’s doing it? Well that’s just the cherry on top!
The aforementioned wrap. The Solly wrap is amazing! Mabel loves it(usually) and I love it most. I continue to marvel at how much more I am getting done with a newborn than I EVER did when Abigail was this size. Go team!
I was shredding. They were snoozing. They might do this almost every night. Dad has the magic put to sleep powers(probably because he is a walking furnace)
Last weekend we made it to the drive in! (Barely! They sold out tickets just behind us) They were showing Inside Out and Jurassic World. We had hoped to stay for both movies but ultimately opted to come home before JW started. We thought we could put Abigail to bed in the back of the car and minimize the sound of the movie, but there wasn’t really a good way to do that. And while watching a lawyer get eaten off of a toilet was basically the highlight of my little brothers childhood, I don’t think Abigail is quite ready for that level of intensity 😉
I got my hair done last weekend! Miss Mabel tagged along with me and had her very first blow out in her car seat. I didn’t have a spare outfit in my bag like I usually do, so she got to be white trash baby for the day. Naked in the salon. Naked in the beauty supply store. Naked in Target.
But hey, at least she had a cute bow.
We’ve made it to church every Sunday! Sometimes it feels like quite the feat to get everyone ready and out the door and sometimes I just want to stay back and sleeeeppppp. But, it’s always good to go. We love worshiping the Lord together as a family!
If something doesn’t get done around here. This is why. And that’s okay. Because it’s the most wonderful thing ever ever ever.
Oh yeah. And we dressed up like cows and got free food at Chick Fil A.
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