Always racing against the clock...

I seriously feel like I’m constantly racing against a clock!  In the morning, I race around the house like a crazy woman, trying to get out of the house, trying my hardest to make it to work on time.  But lately, the lack of sleep is causing me to be late.  I keep hitting the snooze button, thinking that 5 more minutes will do the trick, but I think it just makes it worse.  Then once I’m at the office, I’m racing around, to get 12 hours worth of work done in 8.  After work, I drive like a speed racer, trying to get home so I can enjoy dinner with my family before my husband has to leave for work.  Just when you think you might get to sit down for a minute, it is then time to start the bed routines, and try to get both kiddos bathed, dressed, milk/bottle given before the lights are finally turned out.  Then, and I mean THEN it is finally time to quit the race for the day, and slow down to catch your breath.  Please tell me I’m not alone in this daily race!?!  It is exhausting, and I get tired of constantly having to race against a clock!  I wish I could wakeup in the morning on my own, have breakfast with my kids, and then head to work, but not having to rush.  Then, once I get to work, take my time and not stress over everything that is in my email box.  And after work, it would be nice to come home and eat dinner and not feel like I’m in an eating contest to see who can eat the fastest.  I just want to be able to catch my breath some throughout the day!  But I know that isn’t going to happen, I live in reality, not dreamland…

We ended up taking my little angel to the doctor today.  Hi my name is obsessed much, have we met!?!  I obsess over any & everything.  My little girl got sick last Tuesday, and things just haven’t been the same since then.  She isn’t eating hardly at all, she has been really fussy, and then the fact she isn’t hardly napping or sleeping during the night.  I just wanted to talk to the nurse to see what might be causing this.  Normally the nurse will give me a few things that it could possibly be over the phone, but today she wanted A to come in.  So I was stressing and thinking that I should have called the doctor’s office last week, instead of waiting almost a week.  Long story short, all of this that has been going on is due to teething…  I can’t believe it.  I have said time and time again, my sweet angel is a drama queen.  Which she gets from her daddy, because he had his own diva moment tonight!  I didn’t realize some of the symptoms of teething, is them not eating, throwing up, and then pulling on their ears.  We had none of these problems with M.  So, I guess I better get use to this, my sweet angel only has two teeth, we have a long ways to go, and a lot more sleepless nights!  It is so true what they say, each child is different.
And let me just state for the record, because I haven’t before, the sleepless nights have officially taken their toll on everyone in this house…  Sweet baby girl, you are going to have to let mama & daddy get some rest.

So, cheers to you and a fabulous Monday!  Hope your day hasn’t been as chaotic as mine.  Hope wherever you are, that you are getting sleep.
Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


A birthday party and trip to Costco, oh my...

What a great day we had today!  It has been busy, and we are all tired, but it was a great family day!  I love days like today, everyone played well together, and it was tantrum free for the most part!
Today we celebrated my nephew’s 5th birthday!  Wow, I can’t believe he is now FIVE…  The party was at a bounce house place, and all the older kids had a great time.  But, in true fashion, we were late as always.  It doesn’t matter how soon I start getting ready, or how prepared I try to be, we will always be 30 minutes late, and I will always forget something!  By the time we got to the party, M didn’t have much time to play on the bounce house floor.  Which, I don’t think that bothered him.  My little man is still a little scared of the bounce houses.  The husband and I both joined M in some of the bounce houses, so that he would know it was okay, and to help him feel comfortable.  But it wasn’t until the last 10 minutes, he found one that wasn’t too big, that he had fun playing in.  My sweet angel played in the kiddie area, and she had a great time, until she fell and hit her head on the little table...  This was the second time today, that sissy face ate dirt.  She busted her nose up pretty good this morning, there was blood involved.  I think it scared and upset mama more than it did her this morning! 
Sunday Funday 1
After the party, we decided to go to Costco.  I love Costco, but it is never a good idea when the husband and I go to Costco together.  We come out broke!  But, we did get the kiddos some learning puzzles/flash cards, which M is excited about…  Plus, mama found a Buzz Lightyear kite…  M was super excited about the kite, and that makes mama so very happy.  And, today was sissy first time sitting in the cart!  She did very well, don't know if bubba was all that crazy about having to share the cart with her, but it was cute watching them together...  After we left Costco we went out to dinner, at this point we were all tired, and I didn’t want to have to fix dinner and clean the kitchen.  Once we finally got home this evening, the husband took M outside to fly the kite.  I think the husband was excited about the kite too.  I wish I would have gotten some pictures of the boys outside, but I had to tend to the little lady.

Sunday Funday 2
(As you can see from these pictures, we are all tired at this point!  My poor baby boy, hadn't really had a nap all day, but little man, you did great today without your nap)

So, like I said, we all had a great day but we are all exhausted.  Hopefully my little angel will sleep through the night, but something tells me she won’t.  Hope you had a nice weekend!  I have a busy week, so I’m hoping for a restful night’s sleep!  Wish me luck!
Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


A lazy kinda day...

Do you ever wake up in the morning, and already wish it was time for bed!?!  Well, that is how my day started…   My oh so sweet precious angel, is becoming the worst sleeper ever!  I don’t understand why the past month, she has been waking up almost every night, between midnight & 1:00, and then it taking an act of congress to get her back to bed, and this has become a 2-3 hour process.   And you would think that once you get her back to bed, she would probably sleep in since she was up half of the night, but no, she has been waking back up, around 6:30 every morning.  So this morning after getting her back to bed after 3:30, I was truly hoping for the kiddos to sleep in until 7:30 or 8:00, but no, both of them were up by 6:30, and M was screaming MAMA, M-A-M-A, M--A--M--A!!!   At this point, I wanted to fast forward to 9:00 tonight.  I know that is so sad, because I do love the weekends, this is my time with the kiddos.  But today, I just wanted sleep, plain and simple!  Or it was plain and simple in my mind.  With me being so tired, and just physically exhausted I decided me we were going to have a lazy day!  But my idea of lazy, and what the kiddos consider or understand to be lazy are different than what this MAMA had in mind.
Exhibit A:  Please don’t try this at home kids!  It's like my
son knows I'm tired and grumpy, and this is when he does
 his best to push my buttons, and do things, he knows he
shouldn't be doing...
Maddox 1
(BTW, I'm not at all okay with my son climbing on his kitchen.  But, it is tied down to the back wall, so I knew it wasn't going to go anywhere.)

Exhibit B:  We try to keep the little lady off of the tile floor, because I’m a total worry wart or obsessed, you can use either, about her falling and hurting herself on the tile.  Which, she has bumped her head once or twice already, leaving a nice goose egg for every one to see.  As I have stated before, she is very determined, she finds a way around all of mama’s little road blocks!  As I was still trying to wake up this morning, and only had one eye open, I didn’t think my daughter would be clever enough to figure out, to just crawl through the activity center, to get to where mama was.  I’m going to need to do a little better I guess going forward. 

Ashlynn 1
(She was so proud of herself, she had the biggest grin on her face, when she crawled up my leg.)

Exhibit C:  The nonstop tantrums…  Luckily for me, M’s tantrums only last about 2.5 seconds, but we have several of these a day, so they can kinda wear on you, after the first two or three of the morning.

Maddox 2
(But even when M is throwing a tantrum, look how sweet he looks!?!  Of course while the tantrum was happening, mama didn't think how sweet...  All I wanted, was the whining to STOP!)

Exhibit D:  After getting into stuff they shouldn’t be, and the tantrums were over, my angels appeared, and decided to give mama somewhat of a break.  Little girl, I love watching you and your expressions. You are so eager and amused by everything.  Especially if it is something you see bubba doing.


Exhibit E:  They truly are so innocent!  I love to see my babies laugh and smile!  Baby boy, your smile is contagious!  And mama loves to hear you laugh, and to see your face light up with excitement! 
Maddox 3

I guess you can say, mama is truly glad we didn’t end up fast forwarding to 9:00 tonight, because then I would have missed out on a great morning with my babies!  Sometimes when you are caught up in the moment, you don’t always realize how great it is, until later when you have a chance to finally catch your breath, to reflect back on everything that happened.  Pictures are a wonderful thing! 
With that all being said, this all happened before noon time today.  I was really tired, and very happy to see my Aunt & Uncle when they got here.  I pretty much did a pass off of the children and I went to bed.  Of course I didn’t stay there long.  But it was a nice break, since I have been fighting a headache that has been kicking my butt every day, for over a week now.  So thank you BPat & Jar, for coming over today, and taking care of the kiddos for me to try and get some rest.  I really do appreciate the help.  Hopefully we can get back to our regular Saturday routine, I do have some new recipes I want to try.
I guess since my babies are in bed, that is where I need to be, since I will have a date with my daughter come midnight. 
Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


Skinny Minnie...

I have to say sweet baby girl, you are a skinny minnie…  My Aunt, says I was this tiny when I was baby…  One of my nicknames as a child was bird legs, my legs looked like sticks, they were so skinny…  I would just like to know what happened!?!

Speaking of nicknames, how many different nicknames do you have for your children?  Here is a rundown, of what I call M & A from time to time…
Little man
Turkey butt
Baby boy
Chunky monkey
Sweet angel
Drama queen
Baby girl
Cutie Patootie
Sweet baby girl
I guess this can get a little confusing when you are trying to get your children to learn & say their names, and mama is always calling you something different!  I guess the only time I really say their actual name, is if they are getting into something they shouldn’t be, but then that is usually followed by their middle also…  Anyways, just something I was thinking about, at 10:30 tonight.  I know so exciting!
Hope you enjoy your weekend!  Any big plans?
Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


Life still goes on...

I hate being sick!  The last 36 hours have been long, and painful!  I sure hope come tomorrow, I feel better!  A big thank you to the husband, for taking care of the kiddos!  And thank you BPat & Jar for coming over this evening to help me out, while the husband went to work!

Even though I've been down & out, life has still gone on...  The little man went to school today, and at first he cried, but the teachers said he only cried for about 10 minutes, so he is doing better.  And of course he was excited when he got home, to see that BPat & Jar were here.  Daddy did take my sweet little man to get his hair cut for the very first time today, at an actual hair salon.  My husband normally cuts M’s hair.  He got a ballon and a toy shark for being a good boy! 

Little girl enjoyed her first wagon ride yesterday with bubba…  Looks like she was having fun!
Sissy is already cruising around the house with her walker…  Little girl, you are so determined!
Hoping your Thursday has been better than mine!  And hoping tomorrow, I will feel much better than I have today!
Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


What I Wore Wednesday...

Happy Wednesday!  Hope everyone is having a great week so far!  Today hasn't been so great, I woke up at 5:00 this morning sick, I will spare you the details, because it hasn't been pretty...  I will be linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, again this week.  

Shirt - Banana Republic
Cardigan - Target
Jeans - Fossil
Shoes - Bakers
Necklace - James Avery
My sidekick - all mine:)

Blue Tank - Target
White Tank - J Crew
Cardigan - Express
Jeans - 7 for all Mankind "A" Pocket
Scarf - Target
Flip flops - ???  Not sure they are forever old
Handbag - Fossil

Graphic Tee - J Crew
Jean Jacket - The Gap
Maxi Skirt - Express
Shoes - Aldo
Necklace - James Avery

Shirt - Express
Cardigan - The Gap
Jeans - Express
Shoes - Enzo
Scarf - Gifted
Necklace - James Avery
Bracelet - James Avery

My sweet baby boy cracks me up, every morning he wants his picture taken with me.  Of course I’m not going to pass up an opportunity to have a picture taken with my son, but this is the only time I can really get him to take a picture with me. 
This week has been challenging for me to say the least.  On Monday I forgot to put mascara on, and then Tuesday I forgot to put conditioner in my hair…  I have to pretty much write a list of what steps I need to take when getting ready, or I will forget something.  I guess at least I haven't forgotten to brush my teeth yet, because that would just be gross.  But I have forgotten to put deodorant on several times, and that is pretty gross.  Thank goodness I have a backup at work.  Good times, before having kids, I never forgot to do these things… 

When shopping what do you tend to pull more towards?  I love cardigans, can you tell!?!  I also have a tank top fetish, seriously I probably have over 100 tank tops, and every spring and summer, I stock up on more.  It drives my husband crazy, and he can’t stand when I come home with more, so I usually have to hide them…  But I guess now he knows what I do…  I also love a great tee, they are hard to find in my opinion, but I love J Crew’s tees and tanks.  I’m a total jeans, tank or tee kinda gal…  Since having kids, I really try to keep it simple, and comfy!

Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, Shanna

Wordless Wednesday...



That explains it ALL...

It never fails, once a month I have an emotional breakdown, where I think the world is coming to end, and everyone is against me…  I also gain weight like a mad woman, and eat chocolate like it going out of style.  So, any woman based off of what I just said, knows exactly where I’m going…  Yes, it is that time.  Since having two kids, this time of the month has gotten so much worse than what it was prekids…  And the mood swings are the worst, seriously you better watch out when talking to me, because I will bite your head off, and not even think twice about it, and I surely won’t feel bad that I told you to go stick it where the sun doesn’t shine!  Yeah, it might be best for everyone involved if I check myself into a hotel each month during this time!  It might have some to do with the IUD, and the hormone that is released into my body, I don’t know, but it is truly worse than it once was.  But let me now state for the record, if you ever consider getting an IUD, please do your homework.  If I would have done mine, I don’t know that I would have gotten one, seriously.  But my doctor assured me this was the way for us to go, since we got pregnant with A, while I was on birth control.  So, we knew we needed to do something different this time around, but we weren’t ready to say we were done having kids at that time either.  We just didn’t want to have another one as close together as M & A were.  I was seriously pregnant, it felt like for two years!  But now, not being pregnant feels like unknown territory.  Doesn’t that sound funny!?!  And I get so emotional when I see a pregnant woman!  But as soon as A starts screaming at me, reality kicks in, and baby girl, at the rate we are going, mama will never have another baby again, you are going to break me!  I got a little side tracked there, the point here is, this is why I have been so emotional the last couple of days!  It all makes sense now...  With that all being said, today has been better than the last few days, even though I still have a killer headache, that I haven’t been able to get rid of!

I was able to get out of the office today at lunch, and enjoyed some time with the husband and my precious little angel.  She is so adorable, it is so funny to see her sitting in a highchair.  She is so little, the highchair swallows her.  But, she was in good spirits, I think she enjoyed having mama & dada all to herself (sweet angel, don’t get use to it).  While we were at the mall, I had to go into Nordstrom’s, I love me some Nordstrom’s!  All I can say is, I LOVE SHOES, I have shoe fever right now.  So I went ahead and tortured myself my taking a detour, oh way did I do this.  I just set myself up for either me being upset or the husband getting upset, because we all know, I’m going to go back and get the shoes.  I tried to get him to give me the okay at lunch, but he just didn’t bite, so I will have to go hit my rainy day fund, and buy me some new shoes.  I won’t be happy until I do.  Honey, you have been warned, so don’t act surprised or upset when I come home with a new pair of shoes tomorrow, just sayin…

Today was the second day of school for my baby boy.  My sweet baby did get upset and cried this morning when my husband dropped him off at school.  This just breaks my heart, and I know it does my husband!  The teachers try to comfort us, by telling us this is normal, and they only cry for about 20 or 30 minutes, but it still upsets me!  My husband didn’t want to tell me that M was crying and screaming Daddy, because he knows how much I worry, more like I obsess over it, but he ended up telling me about it at lunch.  So, what do we do, we go shopping for M, and get him all kinds of stuff, because we feel bad.  I know that probably isn’t the best message to send your child, but I feel guilty, and retail therapy is my cure all.  So daddy got M all kinds of stuff today, I got him some clothes yesterday, and then daddy went shopping over the weekend and got M some clothes and shoes.  I guess we think money grows on trees, because we are spending it like it does.  I can’t remember the last time the husband and I went shopping like this.  But all in all, M did much better today, he only cried for about 15 minutes this morning, and then at naptime he started crying again for about 15 minutes.  Hoping Thursday will be even better for him, please baby boy, mama can’t stand it when you cry, nor can my wallet!

Happy Tuesday, hope you had a much better too!

Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


A bag full of emotions...

It’s no secret the last couple of days, more like weeks have been emotional and stressful for me.  It’s no secret that I’m beyond tired.  And during this time, there have been days that I have felt all alone.  And during this time, I have been told it is pointless to talk to me, really that is just sad!  I have been mocked for crying because I was stressed and beyond tired, again that is just really sad!  A hug and simple “everything is going to be okay” would have been so much better.  But no, that’s not what has happened.  But during this time, I have had my precious angels, to give me a hug, kiss, smile or share a laugh when needed!  They don’t judge, or point out my flaws…  I’m truly thankful for my precious angels.  Tonight while I was holding my precious angel, I couldn’t stop thinking about the day I gave birth to my babies.  The love, happiness, excitement, joy that my heart was filled with.   There is no greater joy, than my babies.  And I just hope one day, you two understand how much you truly mean to me!

My Nana is still in the hospital, but she is doing better.  She has a kidney infection, an infection around her kidneys and a blood infection.   Since she has been on fluids and antibiotics, she has started feeling and acting a lot better.  She has color back in her face, she has been able to carry on a conversation, and she has remembered she has great grandbabies.  She will have to go to a rehab center, before she will be able to come home.  She still isn’t eating or drinking anything on her own, and she still isn’t able to walk or pull herself up on her own, but she is doing better, and that makes me feel better!  I have truly been so worried about my Nana.

Tomorrow we are going to give this school thing another chance…  I’m sure hoping for a better day tomorrow, for my baby boy.   I went shopping today, and got M & A some new clothes.   I know this post is a bag of emotions that is just what my life has been lately.  I have truly been all over the place.  I need and want things to settle down!  Hoping for some much needed rest tonight! 

Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


thank you...

Boy today started out as a day I would like to forget about…  The little angel of mine woke up last night around 11:00, and I wasn’t able to get her back to sleep until after 2:00 this morning.  I had been up since Friday at 4:30 in the morning, you do the math, and I'm sure you are able to put two and two together…  Let’s just say I was quickly losing gripe with reality, and I all I wanted to do was SCREAM!  But instead I cried, and asked my daughter why was she doing this to me…  I’m sure if she could have answered me, it would have been that she loved spending time with me, because she loves me so much!  But going on 46 hours being awake, you just aren’t in the right frame of mind.  But a day that started out as rough as it did is still a day I’m thankful for.  As I sat on the floor this morning full of anger, and bitter to the core, it slowly faded away, when I heard my babies laughing and playing with each other.  I looked over, in the middle of me having a pity party for one please, and saw my son putting his arm around his sister, and in that moment my heart melted.  Even mama sinks into a dark place every now and then, because trust me today I was there, it is you two that bring me out of it.  It is you two that make me see what life is truly all about.   I love you two so much!  It’s not always easy, mama does want to scream, pull her hair out, and try to make a 2 year old and 7 month old realize things, which they can’t…  But those are small things, compared to all the other moments we have together.  Thank you babies, for showing and teaching mama the greater gifts in life.
Maddox 4

Even when M is climbing on toy bins when he isn’t suppose too…  And not wanting to listen to mama…  I’m thankful for our time!
Ashlynn 1

Even when A keeps me up for two nights straight, and screams & yells at me…  I’m thankful for my baby girl!

Maddox 3

And I’m thankful for the times that you two surprise me…  I’m thankful for it all, the good, the bad, the ugly, and all the awesome moments we have together!
I have been blessed with two AWESOME kids that mean the world to me!  Mama is sorry for being so cranky, but thank you for showing me each day, what is most important!
I love you two so very much! 

xoxo, Shanna


So much for sleep...

I should so be in bed asleep right now, and instead I’m playing on photobucket!  The little girl decided we were going to have a slumber party I guess last night, because the little girl was up all night wanting to play!  I’m going on 42 hours, without sleep…  Yeah, I’m beyond tired.   This was my little angel this morning at around 4:00…  She is wide awake!  Me, not so much!

This is my little angel around 10:00 this morning, as you can see she is still going strong!  She loves to stand at this window and move her left leg up and down…  She is such a mess, but of course I think she is an adorable mess!  Even when mama hasn’t slept in almost two days!

Baby girl, please don’t pull another all nighter!  Your mama seriously needs some rest!  It will not be a pretty day tomorrow, if mama doesn’t get some sleep…  So I guess mama should get off the computer, and stop playing with your pictures!  Glad we could have this talk! 
Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


And how has your day been...

How has your day been?  It is Friday, yes it is…  Today started out as a day of hope, just like any day!  It was a beautiful day.   I actually can’t believe how beautiful the weather has been!  Today the high was like 82, I believe.  That is crazy, two weeks ago we were snowed in, and today we are wearing shorts!  With this past week being such a rough, emotional and stressful week, my Aunt figured a little retail therapy was in order, and who am I to say no to that!   In my book, retail therapy is the best therapy!  My Nana would be so proud, that was always her motto.  My husband does not agree with this at all!  Thank goodness I don’t shop and spend money like I once did…  But my Aunt is always so good to me!  She decided to take me out, and treat me to a little shopping spree, she probably wouldn’t say it was little though, but I did end up with some cute stuff.  I always enjoy being able to spend time with my Aunt, it is a true and rare treat these days, that I miss dearly.  Before I had kids, we would go shopping and have lunch together almost every weekend. 
This afternoon my Aunt called to tell me, that my Nana had to be admitted to the hospital.  She has been in & out of doctor offices all week, having test after test done.  Since my Nana isn’t eating or drinking any fluids she is severely dehydrated, and has developed a kidney infection.  So her doctor wanted her put in the hospital so they could get some fluids in her.  I feel as if she is just giving up.  The only way she does eat or drink anything, is if someone makes her...  She will now have to use a wheelchair, because she is so weak, she isn’t able to walk.  She tried standing up today at the doctor’s office, and fall to the floor.   I’m hoping once she gets some fluids in her, it will make her feel better.  This is just getting harder and harder.  I feel like every time we turn around, we are being faced with something else.
Hope wherever you are, the sun will be shining bright tomorrow…  I’m hoping to get the kiddos out tomorrow, and take them to the park.

This picture cracks me up!  His facial expression, along with the hand on the hip, is hilarious!  Baby boy, thank you for cuddling with mama tonight!  I enjoy every opportunity I get to cuddle with you!  You are such a busy little man, always into something, and so very curious about how everything works.  Yesterday you turned 27 months old.  Over the past few weeks, your speech has gotten so much better!  Every day, I notice you saying several new words.  I’m glad you and sissy had a much better day today, and that both of you are feeling better!
Sissy, please don’t wake up at 4:00 in the morning!  Mama would like to sleep in at least till 7:30 tomorrow…
Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


Not what I was expecting...

What an exhausting day…  Last night I didn’t sleep well, I guess because I was so nervous about today.  I remember right after I had M, and it was time to return back to work, I would seriously have panic attacks almost every day.  That is what is has been like this week…  If you have ever had panic attacks, you know how horrible they are!  Tuesday after we went to the school to get M enrolled we went and had a bite to eat before I had to go to work, and I remember sitting there, and all the sudden I got sick to my stomach, my heart was pounding, and all I wanted to do was block out everything around me.   It took everything I had to make it home, trying to hurry up to take something for my anxiety.  Today was pretty much a repeat of Tuesday.   At first I was fine, and M seemed to do really well while we were at the school this morning.  It wasn’t long after we left, that my husband sends me text letting me know that M had gotten sick and he was going to have to go get him.  My heart dropped…   I don’t think I was truly ready for this step.  It hurts not being able to be the one that is there for your baby.   My husband said when he got to the school M was calling out for me…   As I’m sitting at my desk at work, my eyes are filling up with tears.  The teachers told my husband he cried for 20 minutes after we left him this morning.   My poor baby hasn’t ever been left like that before.  I wonder what was going through his mind.   I was so glad to know he was back home, where he belongs.  And I was even happier, when he was in my arms.

Baby boy, mama sure does love you! 
The first day wasn’t all that it was hyped up to be…  All the prep that went into it, hoping for it to be a great day.  The little man did have some fun I believe, but I know he was extremely happy to be home amongst his belongings.  I know his sissy and daddy were glad to have him home also.  I can’t believe we have to do this again next week.  Maybe by then, we will be ready to give it another try.  I just never thought it would be this hard. 

Baby boy has no idea what is getting ready to happen!

It well get easier, but today it was rough on everyone…   
Both kids ended up getting sick today…  It has been a pretty rough day for the husband.  But whatever it was that they had has passed.  This evening they both seem to be feeling better.  Not sure if it was nerves, I know sissy was pretty upset this morning when we left without bubba.  She seriously screamed cried the entire way home.  And my husband said she was pretty fussy all day, until after she woke from her afternoon nap, and had her brother to wake up too.  This has truly been a rough day for everyone involved…  My sweet babies are in bed, and that is where I need to be.   I would love a goodnights sleep, my body and mind need it.  I wish my brain had a stop or mute button!

Look at that poor face, sissy was so upset!  I think she might have taken it harder than anyone else!  But then again, she is the drama queen of our house…  Mama loves you sweet girl!
  Tomorrow is Friday, and I’m looking forward to the weekend!

Goodnight sweet angels!

xoxo, Shanna


What I Wore Wednesday...

The last couple of days have been pretty busy, I am physically and mentally exhausted…  That seems to be the story of my life!  I will be linking up again with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.  I actually have more than two outfits to post this week, yay me!  

Cashmere Sweater - Gifted
Black Flower - Anthro
Jeans - Express
Belt - Express
Boots - Kenneth Cole
Handbag - Gucci

Long Sleeve Shirt - J Crew
Short Sleeve Shirt - Express
Jeans - Target
Converse - Acadmey Sport
Precious baby girl - all mine:)

Dress - Target
Cardigan - Express
Belt - Express
Jeans - Express
Shoes - Steve Madden
Handbag - Gucci
Necklace - James Avery
***I didn't realize you could see my bra through the dress.  So, the bra is from Victoria Secrets...

Dress - Nordstrom
Jean Jacket - The Gap
Belt - American Eagle
Flower - Anthro
Shoes - Enzo
Handbag - Gucci
Necklace - James Avery

White Shirt - Target
Cardigan - Target
Belt - The Gap
Jeans - Express
Shoes - Enzo
Handbag - Gucci
Necklace - James Avery
Sweet baby boy - all mine:)

The weather this week has been absolutely beautiful.  I would love for it to stay like this year around, not too cold or hot, just right!

We did take the little man yesterday to enroll, and have a meet & greet with his teachers…  I feel so grown up, having a meet & greet with the teachers, it just sounds so funny for me to write that…  My sweet baby boy did so well interacting with the other little kids.  I even had some of the other kids start calling me mommy, when I was playing with them.  I’m so proud of you M, I know you are going to do great tomorrow, when daddy drops you off.  Now, daddy and sissy might be blue for the first couple of weeks, not having your sweet face around, but it is only two days a week.

Since I gave you a beauty tip last week, I feel I should give another one this week.  Maybe that will be my thing, we will see.  My girlfriend had given me Drink Up Intensive from Origins for Christmas.  It is a moisturizing face mask that you put on your face twice a week at nighttime.  Well, I was reading the reviews, and came across a woman that had tried it on her lips.  Don’t know about you, but my lips are always dry, and I have not been able to find a lip gloss or chapstick that works all that well.  So when I read that this woman had put the moisturizer on her lips, and let it stay overnight, I was truly excited, and had to try it.  The first night I didn’t notice much of a difference, but after the second night, I woke up to baby smooth lips.  I even got my Aunt to try it, and she said that she was able to tell a big difference.  So there ya have it…  I would love to hear some of your beauty secrets.

Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, Shanna