Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Magic Kingdom

Oh Disney, Disney, Disney. A day at Disney for Ben's birthday was everything we wanted and more.  I teared up twice, once because the air conditioning on It's a Small World was so so beautiful and second during the Mickey Soundtastic parade because it was so classically Disney and the music was so loud and the dancers and characters were SO happy and I just love my family!

Everett did so much better than we even hoped. He played hard and was thoroughly over stimulated from the second we got there till the second we left, he did something he has never done before: FELL ASLEEP IN HIS STROLLER for a little nap, so I booked it to an air conditioned room and Ben hit up the single rider lines for the fun rides that his pregnant wife and toddler couldn't do! Everett's favorite parts were the parades (they really were incredible) and Gadget's Go Coaster, which I thought he would scream and cry on but he loved it!

All in all, a really really good day, my only regrets were the two $4 dollar churros that weren't even close to as good as Costco's and not braving the lllllooonnngggg lines for a picture with characters.

Until next time Walt!

Oh also: I saw my favorite famous blogger Sydney from the Daybook like four times! (But I was too chicken, and sweaty, to talk to her!)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Currently {California}

Everett and I joined Ben in California a week and a half ago! Being here has its pros and cons. Pro-we just ate 4 fresh-from-the-farm nectarines in one sitting, palm trees and perfect weather Con-WE KNOW ABSOLUTELY NO ONE HERE!!  The time that we do get to spend with Ben is so glorious, but it basically just Sundays and a couple hours in the morning. None of the other salesmen here have wives/kids/significant others so the days can be long in an unfamiliar place on our own. We are trying to make the best of it and I have researched the crap out of 'things to do with kids near Thousand Oaks CA' and we've kept pretty busy, but our list is depleting quickly!  We will be going back to Canada for the month of July which will be bittersweet and then back here for the month of August.  I really can't complain, but I do a little.

Disneyland!! (Another PRO about California) We are planning a day trip on Ben's birthday next week and I have butterflies about it. I've only been once before a couple years ago (that I can remember-I went when I was 2) and I happy-cried just walking in the front gates, it's so magical. I know I won't be able to go on the 'fun' rides and Everett won't remember and it will probably be crazy busy but I still cannot wait to see the look on his face when we see Mickey or Buzz Lightyear! I have read every 'taking your toddler to Disneyland' post but would still love your tips?! What rides are going to be too scary? What was your toddlers favorite? Is there a room I can hold him for a short nap in somewhere?

What would we do without the bahelorette in the summer! Drama, Drama DRAMA! I am missing my girls night viewing parties in Canada because now I watch it alone the next day and I pause certain parts and am like 'what, did that just happen? and am looking around and like 'can you even believe this?!" but no ones there.....I clearly need someone to talk about this with! Sooooooo lets bach-cap real quick!!

-I LOVE Ben H., mostly because he reminds me of my Ben so much and I think he is so cute and sweet, probably too sweet for Kaitlyn actually. He's my fav!
-I can't get over JARED looking like a 16 year old werewolf, he's really nice though maybe? Just shave buddy! I actually think he is the one that kaitlyn goes too far with, just my prediction. I don't get it, why is she so into him, didn't he call himself like a love superhero at the beginning...woof!
-Mr.nice guy Princeton turned out to be a little cocky jerk eh?! Holy Moly! I thought that was super unnecessary of him---and no you are not as hot and cool as you think you are are boring and balding. "I think I am a very eligible bachelor to America and to the world" no just no.
-NICK....nick, nick nick nick nick....I did NOT like Nick on Andi's season at all, I think part of it is my own bias because he reminds me of one of my ex-boyfriends who was not a nice person. I just find him manipulative a little bit? and his hair is fuzzy and he reminds me of neville longbottom pre-Harry Potter 7.  I actually felt a little bad for him though when he had to go up against 16 guys all sitting on that one tiny couch haha. I think she really likes him though, I'm over it.
-I also like Ben Z, Shawn Gosling (she loves him)  and southerner guy is ok, despite his hair being a little too tall.
-Can't figure out why JJ is still there, like I know we all know a guy like him and he is the worst, serial killer (you know who I'm talking about) and gay dentist should also be going soon.
-I just realized I sound so mean! haha but that's what you do when you watch the Bach right? I'm sorry, the dentist probably isn't actually gay................but the Aladdin face was too much!
-Overall I like Kaitlyn and how she says aBOAT and I think she is pretty 'real' , I wish she would stop making all the dates performances though haha. Also I hate this seasons format with rose ceremonies at the beginning!

I finally went through all 365 of my blog posts and put LABELS on them. See over there ----->>>>>
Makes it a little more searchable, more indexable? if you will. I also went through and fixed broken links and such. It took sooo long but was weirdly satisfying and so funny to read back on posts from almost 5 years ago! I want to do a redesign of the blog soon too, I'm getting sick of this one.

These monochrome swaddle blankets for bebe deux, thinking about attempting a DIY!
This lipstick for summer, it is my one MAC lipstick I have almost used completely.
Everett's long summer naps and how he says 'love you TOO'

Have a great weekend! I plan on finally getting around to my 'return to store' pile of things I brought thinking I could get away with as maternity, possibly the beach and a wonderful Father's Day!

Some pictures of our time in California so far...

Monday, June 15, 2015

21/52 22/52 23/52 24/52

                                      'a picture of my child, once a week, every week for a year'


Everett has been having the most glorious long daytime naps, but it means a 9:30 bedtime!! It will eventually have to be adjusted, but the summer nights together are working for now. Alternate caption: I am literally obsessed with sleeping babies. 

My cousin Robyn taught my mom and I to make life-changing-cinnamon buns one day and these were our tiny licking helpers. all on one chair I might add. 

What am I going to do if his curls ever go away?

A tractor wagon ride at the farm is what this boy dreams about.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Bow or Beau?

We get to find out TOMORROW whether we are having a baby boy or girl and I get butterflies every time I think about it. I really don't have a preference this time, I would love Everett to have a little buddy brother but to have one of each would also be a dream!

My mothers intuition was telling me so strong this time was a girl, also since this pregnancy is so different I thought it was definitely a girl, but now I'm doubting myself because I have had so many dreams of a baby boy lately!

Let's see what the 'old wives tales' say....

What do you think it is?!

Monday, May 18, 2015

17/52 18/52 19/52 20/52

                                            'a picture of my child, once a week, every week for a year'

Everett meet Cheetos, Cheetos meet Everett. He would have never stopped if we had let him go on. {Arizona}

"TWO STICKS!!!" Heart flutters every time I look at this one

We have been loving Sunday Dinners at Great Grandma's house! {Mothers Day}

"Hey Ever show me your muscles....." {Lethbridge AB}

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friyay! (From the Great White North)

^^^Everett and my brother at the Gilbert Temple a couple weeks ago

++Well Everett and I have been in the homeland (Alberta, Canada) for about three weeks now and Ben is in California working his little butt off. It has been really really nice to be home, I have been so lazy here, napping during the day with Everett, then falling asleep with him for the night while putting him down, whoops. I'm blaming it on the baby ;) We are missing Ben a ton and the weather hasn't been great but still it is going to be very hard to leave here.

++For the first time ever, I am kind of 'off' my TV shows. Ever since my heart was ripped out and stomped on by Shonda Rhimes in THEE Grey's Anatomy incident. (not exaggerating when I tell you I literally wept for days) I haven't been able to watch my shows. I can watch ones like Shark Tank and The Blacklist because I am not so emotionally invested but I haven't been able to go back to any of my favorites.  I thought the whole thing that happened on Greys was so so unfair, stupid and unnecessary. I have been a loyal super fan for 11 seasons and they go and kill the couple we have been rooting for the ENTIRE time, that WAS the show. Can no one be happy ever?! I have no other way to retaliate than to boycott Greys and all of Shonda Rhimes shows forever. I mean it, my favorite show, never again. In my mind, Meredith and Derek are very happy still, had another baby and living happily ever after.  Don't even get me started on The Vampire Diaries, Elena leaving the show and they're going to keep going?! Disgrace! I might also have to happy ending that show in my mind and be done. Why can't every show just end as perfectly as Parenthood! I need a show to make me feel good to replace that one ASAP!

++This video is everything. DYING!!

++We officially have an ultrasound date and get to find out the gender on June 2nd, which seems soooo far away still!! The problem is, I will be getting the u/s here in Canada without Ben! We fly out to see him 5 days after, but I don't think I could wait that long to find out together, I'm not strong enough!....So I'm trying to think of something fun we could do over facetime or something.

++I have been in Canada three weeks and have had poutine (a canadian delicacy: french fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds) four times already so....also blaming that on the baby. Also indulging in other Canadian favs-sour soothers, canadian chocolate, perogies, OPA and Two Guys Pizza!

++ I loved this post on The Daybook on Hindsight, just like Taylor Swift, it's like she knows my life and thoughts.  Also really want to read this book which everyone says just makes you want to throw away everything you own.

++I love ASOS's maternity stuff and want this dress and this dress so bad. I also just want to basically BE that model...

Happy Friday Friends!

Ps-Free Tom Brady! He's innocent ;)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...