Wednesday, September 27, 2017

what's up wednesday

Linking up with MelSheaffer, and Shay!


What we're eating this week:

Dairy-free pancakes (for Etta) with chocolate chips (for Elden/Edith).

This slow cooker turkey breast with mashed potatoes.

A version of this super easy slow cooker cheesy potato soup.

Slow cooker meatballs - recipe TBD because my kids do not like any sauce on them.

What I'm reminiscing about:


How was he so little? It's so crazy how much these kids change in such a short amount of time. Look at his little hands! 

What I'm loving:


This little girl has so much spunk and sass in such a small package. I used to think Edith would be the one to keep us on our toes but I suspect Etta will give her a run for her money...

What we've been up to:

The past few nights we've left Elden's bedroom door open at night and that has made a HUGE difference in him being afraid of his room. I don't know why we never considered such a simple solution before, but now there is minimal fanfare leading up to us leaving his room. Plus it makes it easier for me to creep in and watch him sleep ;)

What I'm dreading:

Our kids survive primarily on boxed macaroni and cheese, frozen chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and soup from a can. The attempts I've made at buying the healthier nuggets/hot dogs or making mac and cheese, soup and chicken nuggets from scratch have all been met with great resistance and gnashing of teeth. Well no more! Jon and I decided we are going to start requiring the kids to eat at least one homemade meal a day. I know this is going to be a battle and I am NOT looking forward to it. I plan on getting a bunch of recipes and meal plans ready, then implementing the new family policy after our Atlanta trip. Any suggestions you have are appreciated!

What I'm working on:

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So I was going to try to make something like this for Sally's wedding gift using the lyrics to their first dance as the tree. I even bought a heart shaped hole punch and everything. After three failed attempts at getting the tree right I have decided to return the picture frame to the store and give them money. 

What I'm excited about:


Highs that are no longer in the 80s and 90s. We have been melting over here.

What I'm watching/reading:

I had a dream recently that we won the lottery which is funny because we don't usually play the lottery. That led me to daydream about building a little farmhouse of our own one day so I decided to track down some farmhouse floor plans (this is my favorite) and create a dream house folder in my email. I also read a few articles about how to build a house for cheap. Spoiler alert: can't be done for as cheap as we'd need it! It was still a lot of fun to research, though.

As for watching, we finished all the seasons of Friends on Netflix so, much to Jon's annoyance, I started rewatching New Girl. That being said, our fall shows are making their way back on TV so I suspect those will take over.

What I'm listening to:



^ or as Edith says, "can we watch that crying to your mother song on your phone?"

What I'm wearing:

I asked a couple of girlfriends about the dress I bought for Sally's wedding. I tried it on again with my new heels and I was worried that it looked like an old lady's nightie. I was reassured by them that it is great and with my hair and makeup done it will not look old ladyish. 

What I'm doing:

Making list after list for our trip. I am seriously worried about forgetting something critical. I made packing lists for each of us, as well as to do lists for the days leading up to our departure. I have also been cleaning the house like a crazy lady because I love returning from a trip to a clean home. Jon keeps pointing out that we have several days before we leave, but we also have tons of stuff going on between now and then and I don't want to be up all night before our early flight cleaning!

What I'm looking forward to next month:

Atlanta! We will be leaving soon and I am so excited. We are flying (Edith and Etta's first flight and Elden's first flight since he was a baby) so I am really nervous about how that will go, but thankfully Jon's parents are going as well. They are driving so we are sending our luggage with them - that means no lugging the pack and play through a bunch of airports!

2 comments:

  1. Make dinner fun. Food they can play with and feel with their hands. Fun shapes or textures. Let them help make dinner so they feel important and that they were a part of it. Hey we helped mommy make this dinner we should try it. They can measure or stir or pour things in. It's what we do for our bigs.

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