Thursday, April 19, 2012

One Day

I blog so I can remember things, I have an absolutely terrible memory!  I want to remember not just the awesomely great times, but also the hard and frustrating times.  It’s fun…eventually to see how God turns those stressful times into something good.  

So, I just had to blog about my day because I think in 20 years I may have forgotten just how one day can be a roller coaster ride of craziness.

7:00 am – I hear Hakan and Adeline’s door open and then Adeline talking, not sure who woke who up, but they both slept all night and slept in!  Awesome!  I’ll take what I can get with Adeline.  And I slept pretty well on our new mattress.  It could be a really good day.

7:10 am – Derek’s actually still home, working, but home.  He doesn’t have to leave for a client’s until 8:00.

8:10.  So I’m nursing Adeline and I asked Hakan if he had to go potty, so he took off his pj’s and diaper and walked over to the bathroom.  He comes back saying he went pee. 

7:15 am – I discover Hakan has actually peed an entire lake on the bathroom floor, hitting everything except his potty.

7:20 am- I grind my coffee beans and make my coffee (usually one of the first things I do and favorite) and make some oatmeal for Hakan and give him yogurt while it’s being made.  Hakan’s still naked at this point, as I’m considering doing a naked day to see if we can get him on the potty, so he eats breakfast naked.  I give Adeline some puffs (her third container this week) and yogurt bites and she’s happy as a clam, because if she’s not sleeping, she’s eating.

7:40 am – I clean off Hakan who always manages to get more of his food on himself and the floor then in his mouth and he goes to play in the living room where we have our old queen size mattress still lying on the floor.  My sister’s been close by doing her clinicals and has been staying with us a lot, so we figured we leave it in there while she’s still around.  Hakan loves to play and jump on it…also apparently use it as a potty.  He peed on it.  Screw the naked day, I’m already done.

They LOVE to look out the window:)
7:50 am – I clean up my second pee mess of the day and kind of start to freak out and have a melt down.  Meanwhile Derek is just getting ready to leave and it’s not looking like a good start to either of our days.

*side note – I have the MN Market coming up fast and don’t have a lot of inventory for it and it’s sooooo hard to find time to do anything in the midst of being a wife, mama, sister, daughter, friend…etc.  Also, I mentioned before I started selling Lia Sophia, so I have parties a few nights a week.

8:00 am – I am having a full blown, crying, whining, complaining , not pretty, melt down and the worst part is I start to take it out on my sweet Derek, poor guy, didn’t see it coming.  What a way to send your husband off to work, such a selfless , loving wife I am, ugh. 

8:15 am – I apologize to my dear husband and wish him a good day…hopefully I didn’t spoil it for him.  I also texted him later with another apology, I felt terrible.

8:20 – 8:45 am – Hakan pushes, shoves, elbows, and sits on Adeline about a gazillion times and then I put her down for her morning nap.  She’ll be able to fight back someday, watch out Hakan.

9:00 – 9:30 am – Hakan and I read some books quietly on the couch.  I change the first of probably many poopy diapers from him today.

9:30 – 10:00 am – Hakan and I watch Tangled while I cut some ribbon for my 35 plush ribbon crinkle toys.

10:00 am – Adeline wakes up from a pretty short nap and I decide to hop in the shower, an every other day kind of occurrence for me, so yay for shower day!

10:30 am – Start laundry…still haven’t put away last weeks.

11:00 am – I decide we should get out of the house and I have a good Kohl’s coupon, so we head there.  Bad idea.  Adeline went in the cart and Hakan was supposed to stay beside me…that happened about 5% of the time, the rest of the time I was yelling for him throughout the store.  However, I will call it a success as there was no screaming crying melt down.  Adeline just snacked and talked.  I did find some good deals.

12:00 pm – We get home and I make some lunch.  Hakan smashes his PB&J all over his face, he thinks it’s hilarious, me, not today.

12:30 pm – I squeeze in a meal for myself and then get the kids cleaned up and in the living room to play.  Hakan dumps out all the toys in the bins, awesome.  A couple weeks ago I bagged up two large garbage bags full of toys and took them to the garage…I’m tired of fighting over picking them up, so I’m just going to take them away.  They have too many anyway.

1:00 pm – Adeline goes down for her second nap.  Before I go downstairs, I can smell something.  I thought it was the cloth diaper pail, but oh no, it was Hakan who had pooped again downstairs.  I could smell him all the way upstairs!!!  So I changed his second poopy diaper.

1:30 pm -  Hakan goes down for his nap.

1:45 pm – I get all the stuff I need to work on all set up and start at it, hoping and praying for a good solid two hours of work time…right. 

2:30 pm – Hakan wakes up crying, stands in the hall and wakes up his sister from her nap as well.

2:45 – 4:30 pm – I try to finish up some stuff and get together my Lia Sophia goodies for the party that night, while Adeline and Hakan take out every cookbook from the shelf, empty the diaper bag, get into my jewelry and eat random stuff off of our dirty floor.  Mother of the year award, right here.

4:30 – 5:00 pm – I try to simultaneously wash 5 day old dishes and make supper, meanwhile, Hakan has taken a fork and is putting giant holes in our screen door.

5:00 – 5:45 pm – The kids are fed and a mess.

5:45 – 6:00 pm – I run upstairs to get ready for the party and Derek finally gets home, so I’m out the door and across the street (my neighbor was having the party).

6:00 – 9:30 pm – Lia Sophia party, very fun, but no bookings, sad.

9:30 – 10:45 pm  – Enter in party orders, check Etsy, chat with Derek, continue laundry, pump.

11:00 pm – Go to bed...but lay there for a while thinking about the day and tomorrow.

I think it would be pretty hilarious and probably embarrassing to have your life video taped.  Every day is so different with ups, downs and everything in between, but there's always love.  

Now we start a new one.

P.S. Adeline started clapping and it is so adorable!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fazenda Boa Terra CSA

So I cannot grow veggies in a pot, literally five failed years trying, see this post.  A few tomatoes is all I can get.  Of course, I'm trying again this year.  Someday when I can actually use the ground...maybe then I'll succeed, I don't like to fail and I really want fresh produce.

This summer we signed up with a CSA (community supported agriculture).  We get loads of fresh produce on a weekly basis for 20 weeks.  I AM SO EXCITED!!!!  We went with Fazenda Boa Terra, it's close, organic, totally affordable and we get to volunteer on the farm:)  Oh how this North Dakota girl loves farms!

I love the challenge of trying to use all the veggies we get in our recipes for the week.    They will not be wasted...hopefully.

Anyway, if you can't tell, I'm super excited.  I'll keep you posted on how it's going:)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter 2012

We had a really nice Easter weekend.  My mom, sisters and g'ma Jenny came, g'ma for the first time:)

We went to our friend's baby, Oliver's, first birthday party and it was the cutest thing ever with a mustache theme.

The kids opened their baskets, Adeline immediately put everything into her mouth and Hakan wanted to eat all his jelly beans right away.

Der made apple fritter and cinnamon swirl donuts, so yummy, love them!

We had a good morning with our church family.  It amazes me every time I read about Jesus' death and resurrection, the sacrifice and love is just completely unimaginable to me.  I am so thankful to my savior.

Hakan got a hair cut before we headed to church, shortest ever...I'm still getting used to it.

Love trying to get a family pic, one good one out of like eight.
G'ma Wendy made this beautiful dress for miss Adeline, Hakan called her a princess:)

We had everything made the night before, makes for a much more relaxing day.  My fave, Der's buns;)

So I tried making natural dyes for our eggs, it was a complete failure.  I spent a couple hours making it and it wouldn't dye the eggs, so frustrating.  Luckily I had a cheap color set from last year, so we re-dyed them with those.  I do like using brown eggs, they look prettier I think.  We'll have to try something different next year.

I hope everyone had a great Easter!

Swinging in Montevideo

This is what we did while daddy was working and had to check out of the hotel, swing and swing and swing, they loved it:)

Oh my word, I love these two so much!

This was Hakan right after chasing geese:)
"Conk, Conk!"

And then Hakan fell asleep while eating, he was so worn out, ha!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Catch Up

Man oh man, it's been a little crazy lately.  Der is knee deep in audits (fun times I know).  Hakan is really really in his terrible two's...but is also talking in sentences which is so awesome!  Adeline is into EVERYTHING, weird how you remember they get into stuff, but you forget how much stuff they can get into and destroy in a matter of seconds.  She can walk with a push toy, so it's only a matter of time before she's walking, dun dun dun.  And I started selling Lia Sophia jewelry (super cute) and have the spring market just around the corner with not very much inventory for it...but if you live in the area come check it out!  

Currently, I am sitting in a hotel room with Hakan and Adeline in another room napping in Montevideo, MN.  Small town:)  Der's here for an audit all week, so we decided to come join him yesterday.  Staying in a hotel room with two kiddos is rough business.  There should just be a little room inside each room to stick kids...besides the bathroom.  We put the kids to bed and watched Mad Men on the laptop with headphones.  Luckily we can use a co-workers room for Adeline to nap in, because it's impossible for Hakan to sit still for two seconds and whisper.  Later, we'll go to a sweet park we saw...because  honestly being stuck in a small room with Hakan just isn't a good idea.

It's kind of nice to not be at home with my sewing machine staring at me to get stuff done, with dirty dishes that need washing, and toys everywhere.  Kind of a much needed break.  

My mom and sisters are coming for Easter this weekend...and possibly my g'ma Jenny if she decides to come.  I love Easter and everything it means.  He died for ME?!  Such a crazy thing, but He did and now my sins (all of them) are forgiven.  That is true love, and I'm so very thankful to have a Father who loves me like that!

I also love dying Easter eggs, I know it doesn't really have anything to do with Jesus, but it's fun:)  I'm going to try using natural dyes this year, we'll see how it works.

Also, this is my favorite candy ever:)

I hope everyone has a very blessed Easter weekend!!