In the midst of naughtiness comes a happy moment...

So I know that lately I've been writing about Abby's naughty behavior, but she can definitely put a big smile on my face. Here's an example:

And I can't go without sharing a little bit of Logan's cuteness...here's Logan laughing because he maneuvered right out of his diaper. :) He has such a great smile!



I'm am so discouraged today. Abigail is really really hard lately. She is so emotional and cries all the time. She's afraid of everything, and I don't know why?? She screams at the top of her lungs and I truly cannot get her to stop. She becomes completely hysterical and most of the time I have no idea why! It's so frustrating! Today she was in a complete meltdown and she had not even been awake for 5 minutes. She had a breakdown at breakfast, diaper changes, while we were at the park, when we were in the car, when we came home, and then while I was trying to read her books to put her to bed. I mean she just lost it and she will not calm down. I don't know if I should be trying to calm her down or if I should just discipline her?! It is so confusing! Well I just lost it and put her in her crib and walked out of the room and she woke Logan up, which just ticks me off. Anyhow, I can go on and on...but the point is I am at a complete loss when it comes to my daughter. She is going through such a difficult phase, I am so tired and I don't think I can continue to listen to her screams. Suggestions are welcome!!

Regarding our escrow--I am so irritated...our realtor just called....long story short, we may have to stop this deal for a few different reasons. There is another couple who want the house. Pray that we'll get it sold this month.

Logan has rolled to the other side of the room and is trying to eat a puzzle, so I should go...


Well, that was not that bad

We made it through day one with no binkies! Acutally, the day went surprisingly well. If fact, dare I say, it was the most drama free day of the week!! We are well on our way to a binkie free life! Yes!

We're pulling the plug...literally

So today is the day that we are taking away all of Abigail's pacifiers...or "babies" as she so loving refers to them. She is very attached to her "babies" so I'm wondering if this will be a knock-down-drag-out fight?? I decided to go for it because she's pretty much screaming and throwing fits all day as it is...so why not just do it now while we're already in the throws of the terrible twos? Just one more battle to fight during the day, so I may as well, right? Plus Abby has gotten very particular about her "babies." When she has a red one she wants a blue one, and when she has the white one with the bunny on it she'll continually ask for the pink one with the butterfly on it. I mean, it has become an exhausting issue...and if she's that opinionated about it than I think it's time to pull the plug! So, it's 9:30 in the morning...it's been a few hours without a "baby" and so far no major meltdowns. We'll see how this goes at nap time. Wish me luck, I think I may need it.


We're in escrow...

I just got a call from our realtor and he's emailing me all of the escrow paperwork so that we can sign and FedEx back. I won't really believe that it's all over until it's officially out of our name...so we'll see. :) But, it looks good and hopefully this will be behind us in the next month! Say a prayer for a quick and problem free escrow.

Quick thought--strange how this news would have been SOO important to me 7 months ago, but now it's mostly just an afterthought. I mean, don't get me wrong...I'm trilled, but even if we weren't in escrow I came to a place were I knew that God was taking care of us regardless of how this situation concluded itself. I think it's no accident that this process has taken 8+ months. I think it was a HUGE journey of faith and that's why the Lord allow this to happen.

Let me digress by saying again…I won't really believe it's over until it's actually over...so we'll see. :)


hip hip horray for new computers!

As most of you know I work from home. This is such a blessing in many MANY ways. The most blessed thing about it is that I get to be with my kids all day, everyday. (Yes, although difficult at times..that is a blessing!:)) Another cool thing...I was just given a brand spankin' new laptop! Yeah!

Yes, I am typing this from the comfort of my bed....



I've been meaning to come on here each day to post about my days, but the truth is I am so tired. I'm not sure what has changed, but I am just barely keeping my head above water. I'm finding it very difficult to balance my housework/job/kids/cooking/cleaning/etc! I'm not sure how to remedy this. I'm not even sure if there is a remedy. Perhaps this is how motherhood is?? As I write this Logan is screaming from his room. I'm to the point where I've got nothing...so I just have to take a moment or two for myself--even at the expense of a screaming baby. Today I made a list of things to accomplish. I thought maybe this would help me feel like I'm actually getting things done in the day and not just running around with my head cut off. I did manage to cross off a few of those things. I guess it feels good to "see" that something was accomplished...but the laundry is still not put away, the kitchen is messy, toys on the ground, emails to be sent, bills to be paid, appointments to be scheduled...heck, I haven't even taken a shower or eaten dinner and it's almost 10pm! Is this just life as a mommy? Or is this life as a full fledged grown up? Nonetheless, I know without a doubt that one day I will look back on this time in my life and truly miss being needed so much. I will wish that Abby needed me to "hold her" and I will miss Logan's cute baby smile. So, I will try my best to notice and appreciate all of these things. Even a screaming 6 month old baby from the other room...


We're back from vacation

We have returned home from vacation! We spent five days in Monterey and two days in Pismo Beach. It was nice to get away and see some new scenery. It was also nice to be in cooler weather. It always amazes me that Monterey is like 60 degrees in August! We went to the aquarium two times. Abby loved the fish and called them "amazing!" I didn't even know that she knew that word. :) Logan liked to look at the sparkling sardine fish swimming around in a circle. We went on a small hike right on the coastline and saw seals and birds. It's a beautiful coastline up there. We ate some good clam chowder and treated Abby to ice cream. In Pismo we meet my mom and dad. It was nice to have some extra help those last two days! Abby had a blast at the beach...she loves the sand and water. So we are home now. John gets this week off too...yeah! It's nice to have him home. Here are some pictures:
Our family shot...taken by John. :)
What a cute little beanie baby!

John had a crab in his hand...Abby loved it!

On the MOnterey coast.