Friday, September 30, 2016

Goodbye September

Bottom Line Up Front... I didn't do too amazing with my goals for the month of September. I was on the road for 12 days out of the month with work and well just didn't manage to get everything done... Maybe I should just add all my shortfalls to January or February and just give up until then... nah, that's not me...
Here is the rundown of how I did...
Celebrate Hunter's Birthday- SUCCESS
I was home to celebrate with Hunter for Breakfast on his actual birthday and we celebrated with friends and some family, the following Saturday, with a fun MONSTER BASH... I failed to take a SINGLE photo of the party! So friends if you took any... please send my way.
Back to School - SUCCESS
All three kiddos are currently enrolled in school. Emma is loving her 7th grade year, so far, and theater is currently her favorite subject. The boys are both enrolled in the same pre-school and they go 5 days a week from 9-1. Gibson has had some potty regression since starting but that is just a work in progress.
Work out 3 times a week - HAHA FAIL
I always feel like on work trips I'm going to have more of a chance to work out but with time changes and the fact that I cannot take a sleeping pill I find myself with NO energy to work out because I don't sleep very well.
Blog 7 times - FAIL
Only did 5 posts, if you also count this one... I actually planned 12 but... that obviously didn't happen.
Purge 100 Items - SUCCESS
Thanks to ThredUp this was an easy tasking! I finally went through about 10 bins of baby girls clothes and purged any items that were not smocked dresses to hand down, should Emma have a girl one day... I'm giving up on my dreams for another one... and should we be so lucky she can get new clothes.
Clean out room for Baby Lincoln - SUCCESS
The Crib isn't up or anything and were are no where NEAR having this room fully set but it is cleaned out and I'm currently using it as a little office. I'm in there for a bit each night working on things for Birch Event and Design.
Make a coffee table - FAIL
I have about half of the materials needed for the table but just haven't had the time to really take this on. What we need to do is hire a babysitter for one Saturday and just really tackle this project... wishful thinking
Buy a new entry way light - SUCCESS 
Purchased and currently in the office. Cannot wait to get it installed and to share photos on here.

Figure out bedding for Baby Lincoln - FAIL
I know that we are going to go with a gray nautical theme but still on the fence regarding making our own round crib bedding or finding someone else on etsy to do it for us.
Return Tile to Home Depot- FAIL
I thought that I would get to this last weekend but time just ran out. This WILL get done this weekend though!!!

Tomorrow I will share my goals for the month of October. I'm going to try to keep it realistic considering I will be away from home 16 days!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Which Light???

I've been wanting to replace our entry light for about two years now and since it is on the old Monthly Goals list I better hurry up and get it done... See what I did there??? I put it on the list so I would HAVE to get a new light...

But I cannot make up my mind! Which one do I pick????

PLEASE PLEASE leave a comment and let me know your 1st and 2nd picks! I'm going to buy one of these on Friday!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hunter is FOUR!!!

I cannot believe that my little guy is FOUR today! time has just flown by!

It seems like we were bringing him home from the hospital just a few months ago!

I was lucky enough to be home this morning to get the little man up, Surprise him with yummy Birthday pancakes, and take him to school. I was suppose to already be away on another work trip but the start time was delayed by a few hours so I was able to see this little guy on his birthday!!!!

Before bed last night, I was a hot mess with tears in my eyes while tucking him in. My emotional and observant son immediately noticed that I was a little sad and he asked what was wrong... and I told him that Mommy was just thinking that this was the last time that I would be putting him to sleep as a three year old and that he would never be three again... BIG MISTAKE! He started crying hysterically saying that he wanted to stay his age and that he wasn't going to go to sleep. After about twenty more minutes and three more books he was finally calm and ready for bed... he probably milked that a little but I was happy to sit criss-cross apple sauce on the floor in their room with my two little guys snuggled on my lap. It was also a reminder that my belly is growing and that soon we probably will not be able to sit like that... #allthemomtears ... Who cares about bed times in those moments! 

Some Birthday Monsters came by for a visit last night and decorated his door. Also, Elmo, Olaf, and a few other friends were on hand this morning for a birthday surprise... The balloons that they brought along were a HUGE hit!

So happy that I was able to celebrate this morning and I cannot wait for Hunter's Monster Party on Saturday! 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

September 2016 Goals

We are about a week into September but wanted to share my goals for the month.

Kiddos already went back to school so that one is taken care of!!! CHECK!
Here are photos from their first day of school!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Baby Park at 21 Weeks & a Name!

Cannot believe that we are already halfway through this pregnancy!

We hit that 21 week mark last Saturday and I am shocked! This pregnancy is just flying by thanks to keeping busy with the other three kiddos that we already have AND all of the work trips.

This week we had an ultrasound appointment and an appointment with my AMAZING doctor, James Kacedan! It was so great to see our little man, to hear his heartbeat, and to know that all is tracking perfectly. My doctor says that I'm his easiest patient and that I can have as many babies as I want... no thanks! I'm thinking this might be it...

Excited to also say that we have a name for the little guy and just to warn you please love it or hate it...

Lincoln Thomas Park

Yes... Lincoln Park... but NOT like the band... and yes, I know that there is a band...

How did we come up with the name??? Honestly... Etsy! I was on a work trip and signed onto the website to find a gift for a friend who is having a little guy and saw the below photo and thought.. WOW I love that name!

The middle name, Thomas, is after Matt's father.
We are very excited to welcome little Lincoln in January of next year... just stick in that belly for, at LEAST, 17 more weeks!