Friday, January 18, 2019

Life with Bennett {week 21}

Happy Friday friends! We've had another low-key week full of organizing, purging, cleaning and de-cluttering! Sounds about right for January!


We met up with some of Ella's friends from her preschool class at a new-to-us "jumpy place."

Ella had a complete MELTDOWN when she missed the majority of the kids taking a picture together, so we tried to salvage the situation with a quick pic of her and her bestie Alevia!

We also celebrated 20 weeks in/20 weeks out for this little nugget! 

For the record, I am SO much happier he is out!


Ella had a birthday party for her sweet little boyfriend, Cole! Travis was out of town, so thankfully Cole's mom said it was ok if I brought Lucas and Bennett! Lucas had absolutely NO problem crashing this birthday party, ha! 

Ella and the birthday boy!

Such sweet preschool friends! I am so thankful that the majority of them will be going to the same school as Ella for kindergarten next year!

Also, in my insanity of being a single parent last weekend, I decided to give Bennett a bath at the same time as the big kids. They were SO excited to have him in their bathtub! 

It actually worked out pretty well! We've been doing baths like this ever since, because I like all 3 kids getting clean at the same time!!! 


I continued to clean out Ella, Lucas AND Bennett's closets. I'm trying to decide if these size 4 Lilly dresses will be too short for her this summer?! Let me know your thoughts!

This sweet boy helped me do about 16 loads of laundry!

Oh, and he ALLLLLMOST sat up unassisted! He kept falling over before I could get a good picture! This was the least blurry one!


After we dropped Ella off at preschool, the boys and I headed to work our weekly morning shift at the Y. As soon as I pulled Bennett out of his car seat, I noticed he had completely blown out his outfit. And I didn't have an extra outfit on me. Such a rookie mistake. Don't I have 3 kids?! How have I not learned to carry around an extra outfit by now?!  Anyway, the Y has some extra clothes in the infant room that they keep on hand for situations like Bennett got to hang out for the rest of the morning in these random too-big pajamas! #YOLO.

He definitely needed a bath this day!!!

All clean! He's lucky he's so cute!


We had a rare morning where we had no where to be, so we took full advantage of that! We hung out around the house and played with Instagram filters, haha!

That evening, I decided to make dinner...ya know, for the like ONE time a week I actually make dinner. I had the cutest little assistant!

And a pretty fab sous chef!!

And wouldn't you know the middle of making this soup, our power went out. I mean, seriously?! 
And to make matters worse, once the power went back on, our burner (which was on when the power went off, because you know....I was actually COOKING!) got all messed up. When it's turned off, the burner actually comes on, and when it's supposed to be ON, it doesn't work. GAHH! It's getting fixed next Tuesday!


We hadn't been to the library in a while, so the boys and I went to check out some new books!

It was also another week of dance for this gal!

Oh and guess who had another accident and I had NO CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR HIM. Will I ever learn?!?!?

In my defense, the "blow out" happened the last 5 minutes of Ella's class and it really wasn't too bad. So it was fine to deal with once we got home 15 minutes later. And he was clearly unfazed by it!

My kids also were in no hurry to get home and made me take their picture by THE wall again.


I'm happy to report that on this day, I actually DID bring extra clothes for Bennett with us, and he did not need them. Of course. 

Anyway! Our Thursday adventure consisted of going to my friend Ashley's for Bible Study! These sweet boys got to hang out on the floor with all of the moms...

...while these two troublemakers played upstairs with the other kids! (There is a babysitter up there with them, don't worry!)

We are doing this study and are meeting every week for the next 7 weeks! Should be a good time!

And to round out our week, Bennett was super excited to sit at the table at the Y last night!! Pretty soon, he'll be eating food up there too! Crazy!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Life with Bennett {20 weeks}

Happy Friday!

We've had a pretty boring week, which is always welcome after the Christmas craziness!!


We met our friends at the "jumpy place" to get some energy out, since it was the 1900th rainy day in a row!

Bennett and Benjamin escaped their Ergo/Baby Bjorn to hang out on the mat!


We had Penelope and Norah's birthday party!

Everyone enjoyed the cake!

Unfortunately, Bennett didn't get any cake.

He did get to snuggle with Auntie Kaffy though!!!

Lucas played with ALLL of the girls' toys!

And of course Ella found a Peppa Pig stuffed animal (and a crown) within 5 minutes. She was attached to both things the entire time we were there.

Poor Bennett is not interested in girls yet.

This is what happens when you try to take a "group picture" of 4 small children, ha!

That afternoon, Ella and Lucas entertained Bennett (ok, really Trav was watching them...but it looks like just Ella and Lucas were in charge based on the toys Bennett has here)...

...while I majorly purged Ella's old clothes!!! 


Guess who slept from 8 PM Saturday night until 7 AM Sunday morning?!?!?

I couldn't believe it!!! I was so excited!!!

His reward was helping me sell more of Ella's clothes! 

As of now, I've sold all of her 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 18 month, 24m/2T and 3T clothes! Well, I did save some things for her "forever bin." Now I need to start going through the 4T stuff and the boys' things!


I had all this money from selling Ella's clothes just burning a hole in my pocket (not really, most of it is going to my parents to pay for the damage from when I backed into their car...) so I hit up the Lilly Pulitzer sale Monday morning!

Yes, I did get in sooner than an hour, and there was actually ZERO wait on the app! (Thank you Kathryn for the heads up!!!) Ella and I got matching swimsuits, so I am excited about that!

We also had to work at the Y, where we parked right next to this car. Lucas thought it was learning colors is going really well.


Over the weekend, I picked up this awesome storage bin that my friend's husband made for us! I wanted something to go under the train table to hold trucks on one side and train tracks on the other. He put casters on so it's easy for the kids to pull out when they need something! I love it!

Anyway, we finally got to enjoy it and test it out on Tuesday! It's awesome!!

We also played on Ella's preschool playground after pickup! It was like 70* out! Amazing!


The 2 boys and I rolled in to the dentist office for my 10:50 appointment....

...except that my appointment was really at 10:10. UGHHHH. Please note that this was a rescheduled appointment from October when I just flat out missed my appointment and didn't even realize it until the next day. I go back in 2 weeks, so maybe just maybe I will actually get it right this time!

So instead, we went to take my car title to the safe deposit box! Exciting times!!

Wednesday also kicked off spring semester for Ella's dance!

And my kids wanted a pic by this stinking wall again...even though it was like -5* and they wouldn't even look at the camera!

Oh and Wednesday night was Bunco! I won $15 (in a roll off! whoa!), so yay!!!


I scored this awesome parking garage toy FOR FREE on a local Facebook group!

If you're keeping track, I've also gotten that train table in the above pic, as well as this castle for free on the same Facebook group!! 

I'll leave you with a pic of my big boy who finally doesn't need the mesh sling in his baby bathtub! ;)

Have a great weekend!