Thursday, October 3, 2013

April 2013: Randoms



big KISS



April 2013: Mama & Edrie

Oh man this kid! Love her. As I mentioned, I started a new job in April. I'm now working in a NICU which is what I've been missing since we left Missouri over 2 years ago. It was nice to be in a less acute setting, but I was ready to make the leap back since E is a little older and is ok to be away from mama. It was a harry few months working full-time (they make you work full time to orient to the unit), mostly because 1. we aren't used to us both working that much and 2. it was temporary so the childcare situation was a shit show. BUT we got through it and in July I went to my part-time schedule and I LOVE IT. I work Sunday & Monday nights every week. My old hospital didn't offer that amount of consistency and there was no opportunity for part-time, except PRN nursing (which I was and didn't enjoy). All-in-all I'm very happy with the switch, but agh I'm OVER changing jobs. 

All that was to say that in April my girl and I were MISSING EACH OTHER! Seriously - those first few weeks of 9-5 were so hard. I know people do it all the time and everyone is fine - its just a big switch for us. Anyway - I got out early one day and we took these silly pictures and I just adore them. 

April 2013: Balance Bike

I came home from the grocery store one afternoon to find them like this. It felt like one of those things that is quintessential of your dreams of family life. I just started crying... couldn't help myself. Of course, its never happened since bc E is deathly afraid of the bike falling over. We may be getting a traditional trike soon... 


April 2013: Singin'

This kid LOOOVES herself some music. The day I discovered kid's CDs was the day we all drove peacefully around town. She especailly loves Mr. Ben...

This is just cute... Mama shamelessly trying to get her to sing while she watches herself on the video...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

April 2013: Garden Planting

Edrie LOVED helping in the garden this year. She seriously played in the dirt independently for almost an hour this day. IT WAS AMAZING! The rest of the summer she loved watering and then picking unripe tomatoes...


April 2013: Easter

Gonna finally update this blog... Every time I start a new job I fall off the wagon. I'll try harder to keep up after this. Otherwise I'm gonna just have to drop the blog all together! I just love having it to look back on though! These updates are mostly going to be in slideshow format for quickness, but I'll probably pull out a few of my favorite pics too.

ANYWAY - OMG look at my kid - she is TOO tiny in these pictures... 6 months really makes a difference huh?! Our Easter was simple and awesome. I made E a Maggie Rabbit from Alicia Paulson's kit and it turned out amazing and was SO easy! Love it!