Preschool graduation 2016

This was the last week of preschool for Rose. She has loved going and became angry with me the few times she was sick and had to stay home. She liked learning her letters especially R because her name starts with it. 

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For the last day they had a program to celebrate the kids achievement.  Her favorite part was singing the star spangled banner which she now has memorized. 

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It is fun to see how much she has grown between her first and last day of preschool. 

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Baby Bump Week 37

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She is out there. Loud and proud and all belly.

I have two weeks left because she is being served eviction papers on June 10th. (which is also Grandpa Grover’s birthday) We will see if we make it till then. I prepared her room this week by resetting the crib height and getting all the girl clothes out of storage. Pulling out each of the outfits that Rose wore got me really excited to see little Sister in them.

Baby fever- Nursery artwork

Charlie has been evicted from his room for the baby. This gives me the option of changing up the artwork.

Here are some gems that I found for boys and girls rooms.

nursery artwork

planets – norse kids
watercolor elephant – shine graphic art
monogram – apple blossom print
fox alphabet – trafalgar’s square
growth chart – land of nod
weeks till baby – spearmint love

Things I know- Plants

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1- Copper is becoming a hot ticket for the kitchen. Have you noticed? I saw these planters and thought it would go with this craze.

2- If only I had time and energy and a green thumb I would make this hanging succulent planter

3- I want a ladder to store all my blankets but then I need to get better looking blankets for them to be displayed.

4- Are you like me always wondering why did I choose to cook bacon on the morning that I took a shower? Speaking of bacon the Bacon brothers are super funny in this video.

Cleaning the nest

Time is running out. Apparently the time to clean and organize every dark corner of my house is drawing to a close before little sister makes her debut. The list in my head of projects that I need to do keeps growing. 


I spent the past two hours scrubbing the gunk off my stove grates. My mother would be so proud of how it sparkles. Earlier today I started editing the books on our bookshelf. Yesterday I changed outdoor light bulbs. The pile of donations keeps growing. 

It is 11:30 at night on a Monday my feet are swelled, my back is sore, and I am calling it a day. 

Ps. If Mr. Tom doesn’t positively comment on how beautiful the stove looks he will need to find the dog house. 

Baby fever – swaddle blankets

I am a big proponent of swaddling. Swaddled babies seem to be calmer and who doesn’t want a calmer baby. It has been only two years since I had been searching for new ones and I found how many adorable new options there are for swaddling blankets?

The floral blanket and beanie combo needs to be sent to our house.

beautiful baby swaddlers

fruit swaddlers – spearment
poppy blanket – little unicorn
floral blanket and beanie- mod fox
custom name swaddler – how joyful shop

Time to register for Kindergarten

Ok people I am going to be a mess in August.

Today I started looking at what is needed to register Rose for kindergarten. Just looking at the requirements and filling out information started to make me sad. Then I thought about Rose being gone for the whole day. For the past five years she has been by my side all day long.

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Then this over emotional pregnant woman started crying about her first child leaving her. Like I said I am going to be a mess in August when I have to drop her off at school.